I had wanted to stay at the Dana for a few years, but its price point is more than we normally pay for a room in Chicago. A recent online deal made it an affordable option for us.
The hits: the rooms are very nice and super well appointed. We had a corner king, and I just love the decor, the B&W ipad dock, the Keurig coffee maker, stocked fridge with wine/beer/soda and super decent prices, the candy basket, comfy beds, robes, slippers, gorgeous hand scraped wood floor. And then there are those floor to ceiling windows; they take a little getting used to, but love seeing the city skyline at night. The room was also extremely quiet - can't hear a lot of outside noise. The bathroom was quite small, but the shower is mean to be the focal point of the bathroom clearly (see through to the bedroom). Bellmen were awesome at this hotel. The location is also absolutely perfect.
The misses: the awkard lobby bar/second floor lobby layout. AJA is just average - wish they would raise the bar on this restaurant. We also didn't really care for the theme of the Vertigo Skylounge - okay if you're twenty something, but not a relaxed lounge atmosphere. I also don't understand why they don't let guests access the lounge directly. We had to go down to the lobby in the elevator, where the hostesses made us go outside in the cold to enter through the streetside door (even though they could have let us through the interior way), and then we had to get back in the same elevator we just got off of to go up to Vertigo. Bizarre.
The hotel also needs to pay a little more attention to detail and cleanliness in common areas.
It's a good choice if you want a trendy hotel in an excellent location, but for your money, I'd be on other Chicago hotels before this one.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- dana hotel and spa is located in downtown Chicago's River North neighborhood, known for hosting the Magnificent Mile, one of the hottest shopping streets in the US as well as some of the best restaurants, fantastic theater and exciting nightlife. This luxury boutique hotel and spa evokes a vibe that isn't about seeing and being seen - only about living in the moment. At dana hotel and spa, giving is our pleasure, and it's this fundamental yet profound principle that we practice daily. dana has been designed for living; a boutique hotel and spa in Chicago that offers an artful juxtaposition that balances the beauty of natural elements with state-of-the-art technologies, making our guestrooms and suites ideal for your lifestyle. Natural, sustainable woods, warm earth tones, and flawless details create dana, one of the most unique hotels Chicago has to offer. dana. Come as you are. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Dana Hotel Chicago