I could not have been happier. 2.5 blocks from the red line, .5 blocks off of the center of the Magnificent Mile, attached to Geno's, 2 blocks from Giordano's Pizza, 4 blocks from the Hancock Tower, .75 miles from the Wrigley building. Overall, the best location. Short taxi ride from anything else, but walking is most definitely possible (after 6 miles of walking during the day, the taxi rides can come in handy!).
The hotel itself is unique and QUIET. We were originally booked for a lower floor, but upon checking in, since it was a weekday, we were upgraded to the 28th (out of 29) floor. We had a corner room, beneath the rooftop bar (which was very nice). By the time of the weekend, the hotel was booked and Saturday night, when we got off of the elevator, we heard loud, booming music coming from the next room over with many people in the room. My most recent stay at another hotel in another city had housed a similar situation and led to a very rough night with several calls to the front desk and little sleep. I was extremely worried, but as soon we closed the door to our room, we could hear NOTHING through the wall and no vibrating from the bass of the music. Sure, you will get hall noise at times, but that is to be expected. The way the room was situated, with the bed far away and on another level within the room, it was just fine. When I tried to explain to the front desk how happy I was with the room and how quiet it was, they could not understand that I was giving a compliment! They kept telling me that I should have called to have them visit the next room, to which I kept saying that was my point...that I did not have to. It was wonderful. The check in was the friendliest I have come across and they check in with you at your room about 10 minutes after you arrive to make sure everything is there. If I had to make any suggestions, I would suggest possibly softer mattresses...but hey, if that is the worst complaint that I have, I think it says a lot for the hotel compared to other places I have stayed. I enjoy that you are able to leave bags at the front free of charge on the days you check out. You can also receive discount coupons for various activities at the front desk, like the Hancock tower.
Side note about activities, if you are looking for things to do. Architectural boat tours are amazing. We used Wendella boats...half the price of other tours, and it was amazing at sunset (and the fact that a huge storm had just passed and you could see the lightning in the distance). It the same price for several of their tours, so look and compare. The Willis tower of course was amazing, but it took 2.5 hours to get to the top whereas the Hancock tower took 20 minutes for the same price and offered shoreline views which were breathtaking. Giordano's and Lou Malnati's pizza were fantastic. I'll let you be the judge as to which is better. We never had a chance to try Geno's even though is was next door. Portillo's was amazing,and the area is very cool. Wrigley Field was an experience. Overall, can't wait to go back and we will definitely stay at MileNorth again!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Urban contemporary hotel residing in Chicago's Streeterville neighborhood. Visit Cambria and experience high standards of service in a setting that feeds off the local energetic vibe. Hip, comfortable and sophisticated, yet down to earth. The over-sized guest rooms and suites styled with a splash of Chicago flair, showcase dreamy views which will ignite a romance with this beloved city. Enjoy the 52EIGHTY Rooftop Lounge, for a glimpse of why Chicago is known for its architecture and stunning beauty. Surrounded by highly desirable shopping, dining and entertainment such as the Magnificent Mile, Navy Pier and Millennium Park; yet also walk able to major local businesses, this 4 Star Hotel in Chicago is appealing to those looking to be productive, to dazzle or just to play. Welcome to Cambria Chicago Magnificent Mile. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Affinia Chicago Hotel Chicago
- Chicago Affinia Hotel
- Affinia Hotel Chicago