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Millennium Knickerbocker Hotel Chicago
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   163 East Walton Place, at N. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611 (Near North Side)   |  
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Ranked #61 of 174 Hotels in Chicago
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64 reviews 64 reviews
16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Love this hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

One of my favourite hotels - we had an adjoining room with a friend who had arrived a lot earlier then us due to our being delayed but she was allowed in her room and spent a great time at the bar waiting for us.

The staff are excellent and very very helpful - especially the 'older' gentleman concierge and the bar staff.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Springfield, Massachusetts
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

You really cannot go wrong staying here. It's a small, stylish historic hotel with an intimate boutique atmosphere to it. It has the air of a place that people "in the know" would stay at. You're going to feel a bit special - and smart - for picking it. For the price, location, and comfort, it's perfect.

I was initially a bit worried about being so close to the bustle of Michigan Ave, but the location of the hotel is one of its best features. It's about a block north of where the real touristy, shopping portions end, so it's quiet and tucked away from the chaos while simultaneously very close to high-end shopping and sights. You're near to the Red Line on Chicago Ave., and you're also right at the intersection of quite a few bus routes (If you're feeling adventurous, that is. Just ask the concierge for some tips; it's honestly one of the easiest ways to move about the city). You are not going to have difficulty getting where you need to go.

Staff was exceptionally kind, quick, and friendly. Room was clean. The king-sized bed was plush and restful, and the pillows are super soft, which is a must for me. Bathrooms are clean, chic, and modern; I always looked forward to showering. Everything was cozy, comfortable, and well designed.

And make sure to stop by the bar downstairs. They have a couple cocktails that will really hit the spot after a day around town.

Just stop looking around for a place to pick for your stay in Chicago. You've found it. This is it.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Denver, Colorado
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Service was excellent. Terrific location. Close to buses, shopping and Lake Shore Drive. Room is well-designed and updated. Lobby is open and welcoming. Front desk personnel, concierge and wait staff were friendly and helpful. Excellent value. We will definitely stay here again and recommend this hotel to any traveler to Chicago.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Freeport, Illinois
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

My stay at this hotel was ideal. The location is perfect; near to the beach, Navy Pier, shopping, and dining. The hotel staff were exceptional with just the right touch of hospitality. The man who prepared my drink at the Martini Bar was very helpful to me, a novice when it comes to Martinis. The waiter in the restaurant was pleasant as he served my early morning breakfast of delicious salmon and eggs with Hollandaise. The front desk staff were helpful and cordial as were the concierge staff. My room was clean, the bed oh so comfy and clean. Believe me, I checked it right down to the mattress.
As a woman traveling alone, I felt safe because they knew I was there. My name was on the welcome screen in my room. I even got a phone call seconds after I submitted my review of my stay. The staff were accommodating and professional. It felt comfortable and homey in the midst of Chicago.

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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Livonia, Michigan
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

This is not a top of the line, 5 star hotel. However, it has everything a trip advisor fan looking for an excellent bargain wants: location, updated and well appointed rooms, very helpful and considerate staff, and service and amenities that far exceed the price. We even managed to find a discount coupon that included an upgraded room, free breakfast, and $25 credit for the bar. Without question, I will stay here again. We had excellent accomadations and saved a lot of money by using internet discount coupons for the hotel and parking. A great vacation.

Room Tip: Parking is $65 a day. However, if you go to ParkWhiz you can get parking at Buddy's Parking for...
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sykesville, Maryland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Hotel was amazing and the room was very nice. Craig the bellman was of great assistance. Would stay there again in a minute. The bartender makes a mean martini. We stayed there in May, the location of the hotel meant we could hit Michigan ave. for outstanding walks and the tulips were blooming, we couldn't ask for a better trip. Everything you need on trip was within easy walking distance. The hotel is a classic...

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Bemidji, Minnesota
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Having never traveled to Chicago before, we researched for days to find the perfect location. The Knickerbocker was a great find with a decent rate for 8 girls traveling for a few days. 2 blocks from the lake, 2 blocks from Michigan Ave--all the shopping a girl could need..and 3 blocks from any dinning you could dream of. The hotel itself was older with historic charm but overall, met our needs perfectly. Decent size rooms (and bathroom) for 4 girls sharing! Entertainment each night and a quaint lobby bar. Friendly staff and average cleanliness is always a perk. Great spot if you aren't planning to be in the hotel all that much, but still nice to come back to each night.

Room Tip: We had two different room types..preferred the one with the glass shower.
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Millennium Knickerbocker Hotel Chicago

Address: 163 East Walton Place, at N. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611
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Location: United States > Illinois > Chicago > Near North Side
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Best Value Hotel in Chicago
#32 Luxury Hotel in Chicago
#43 Romantic Hotel in Chicago
#69 Family Hotel in Chicago
#70 Business Hotel in Chicago
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Millennium Knickerbocker Hotel Chicago 4*
Number of rooms: 306
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A four-diamond landmark on North Michigan Avenue, the famous Magnificent Mile, this hotel welcomes you to the best location in the city for shopping, dining and business. European style and gracious service are the trademark of this elegant hotel and the 86 Millennium hotels around the world. One block from Water Tower Place, across the street from Bloomingdale's and within walking distance of most major attractions, this hotel offers personalized service and attention not found in the larger hotels. The hotel features the Martini Bar offering several kinds of martinis. Nix restaurant offers a bistro setting and features continental cuisine for breakfast & lunch. A complimentary fitness center and lakefront jogging path are designed to keep you fit while traveling. Enjoy Classic Chicago style only steps away from all the city has to offer. ... more   less 
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