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Hotel EMC2, Autograph Collection

228 East Ontario Street, Chicago, IL 60611
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  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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#28 of 220 hotels in Chicago
Travelers' Choice
Book a unique getaway at Hotel EMC2, Autograph Collection. Located in Streeterville, within Chicago, Illinois, our boutique hotel places you near all downtown has to offer and is walking distance to the Theater District, Navy Pier and a variety of shops and restaurants along The Magnificent Mile. Enjoy popular attractions such as the Field Museum of Natural History and the Art Institute of Chicago. Inside our hotel, experience upscale amenities and unparalleled services, including friendly greetings from robot attendants, Leo and Cleo, and assistance from Amazon Alexa. Savor creative dining at the Albert, our restaurant specializing in globally inspired cuisine and drinks. Retreat to our chic rooms featuring contemporary decor and Serta® Perfect Sleeper® mattresses with cool action gel memory foam. Host an impressive business or social event in one of our stylish venues, then wind down with a workout in our 24-hour fitness center. Take your travel experience to the next level at Hotel EMC2, Autograph Collection.
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Property amenities
Valet parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Tennis court offsite
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Car hire
Paid public parking nearby
Paid wifi
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Happy hour
Wine / champagne
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Photo copier / fax In business center
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
ATM on site
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Interconnected rooms available
Room service
Seating area
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
City view
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Abby A wrote a review Oct 9
Keller, Texas1 contribution
Horrible customer service. Watch out for Cooper at the front desk. He is rude, disrespectful and taunted and antagonized myself and my husband after an interaction we had with him while we were trying to resolve the issue with the front desk manager. The most amazing part about it was he acted like that in front of his boss and there was no repercussion. Given the $450 a night price tag of this place I would expect better. Will never be staying here again.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from Edgar Navarro, General Manager at Hotel EMC2, Autograph Collection
Responded 1 week ago
Good Morning Ms. Anderson: Thank you for staying with us, and our sincere apologies that the current City of Chicago indoor masking guidance negatively impacted your experience with a team member at the front desk. Our front office manager informed us that you had the opportunity to connect yesterday, and you were able to come to a resolution regarding the interaction. We completely agree with you that the situation should have been handled more tactfully. If your travels bring you back to Chicago, I hope you give us another opportunity.
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bigdaddy1000 wrote a review Oct 7
Austin, Texas22 contributions64 helpful votes
Nice hotel in a central downtown area - within a 10-30 minute walk to just about everything you'll want to do downtown. Not as nice as River North, but very reasonably priced by comparison. Room was nice and clean and of average size. As mentioned by others, the shower is in the center of the room and is glass. There is a curtain you can pull around it but if you aren't very close to your travelling companion this will likely be uncomfortable. They have 2 "robots" that can bring items to your room as needed, although the Alexa integration (send me toilet paper) didn't work very well and we got waters instead. The biggest issue we had with the hotel was with the dining/drinks. They have a nice restaurant called the Albert, but it is closed most of the time. If you want an after dinner drink on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday, or after 9 on the weekend, forget it. If you want breakfast on a Monday or Tuesday, sorry. In addition, it wasn't always open even for the very limited time it was supposed to be open. We tried to order prebatched cocktails one night at 9:30PM and were told that wasn't a possibility. The one day we did eat there was decent, but the menu is extremely limited and the staff seemed very inexperienced. I'm sure they'll blame COVID, but none of the other places we went had any obvious issues. Note that there is an Aloft across the street that seemed to be open all the time (food/drinks) and a pub at the end of the street that was fun. It is also worth noting that there is a hospital down the street, so you will hear ambulance sirens several times a day, For whatever reason, it wasn't bad at night and didn't keep us up.
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Date of stay: September 2021
Sleep Quality
Cameron W wrote a review Sep 2021
1 contribution
Hotel EMC2 went above and beyond to provide great service to me. Erika from management was so kind. I loved the robes there so much that I reached out and I bought one that she shipped one to me that I couldn't buy online anywhere else! Very modern, tech forward and fun, swanky hotel that I would surely revisit. Thanks again Erika!
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Date of stay: August 2021
Sleep Quality
Sylie B wrote a review Sep 2021
1 contribution
We stopped by at a last minute decision, hoping to experience the open spa bathroom from floor to ceiling and the room we got did not have the open spa bathroom as displayed. The room we got is across from the elevators which is probably why bathroom design may be different as well as structure of building. Quite unfortunate, however, the room is clean, roomy, good bed, and design is beautiful.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
elskate wrote a review Sep 2021
Caracas21 contributions5 helpful votes
Unless you travel alone. You should consider this hotel, because the bathroom is a voyeur style, it does not have privacy, you must take the bath in front of everyone, it has nothing elegant or modern, it is more of a cheap style to save money and gain space in the room.
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Date of stay: September 2021
Response from Kevin O'Neill, Guest Services / Front Office at Hotel EMC2, Autograph Collection
Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you for your recent stay with us and this review elskate. We do apologize if the room style wasn't your preference. Our bathroom does have a voyeur design style, but each room is equipped with a designer privacy curtain that does cover the entire bathroom and shower for privacy reasons. We do apologize once again if our hotel style wasn't what you were looking for. For future reservations, we recommend booking one of our sister Marriott properties.
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$100 - $457 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United StatesIllinoisChicagoCentral / Streeterville / Near North Side
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel EMC2, Autograph Collection
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel EMC2, Autograph Collection?
Nearby attractions include The Magnificent Mile (0.1 miles), The Escape Game Chicago (0.2 miles), and EscapeHouse Chicago (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel EMC2, Autograph Collection?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel EMC2, Autograph Collection?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel EMC2, Autograph Collection?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel EMC2, Autograph Collection?
Yes, a parking garage, paid public parking nearby, and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel EMC2, Autograph Collection?
Conveniently located restaurants include Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab, The Capital Grille, and Do-Rite Donuts & Chicken.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel EMC2, Autograph Collection?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness center during their stay.
Are pets allowed at Hotel EMC2, Autograph Collection?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Hotel EMC2, Autograph Collection offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel EMC2, Autograph Collection?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel EMC2, Autograph Collection?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Garfield Park Conservatory (5.0 miles), The Rookery Building (1.1 miles), and Macy's on State Street (0.7 miles).