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theWit - A DoubleTree by Hilton
Ranked #38 of 192 Hotels in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed May 9, 2013

We had a blast at our recent stay at TheWit. Such a cool, fun hotel and you couldn't ask for a better location. Just a couple of blocks from Millennium Park and Michigan Avenue. We especially loved the staff at State & Lake - just a great group of folks.

Our room was very comfortable with great views. Bathroom was roomy with cool fixtures.

We also enjoyed watching the people outside who were taking "the plunge" - wow!

Next time we're in Chicago, you can find us here :)

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 9, 2013

From the minute we walked in the door, Suze Oostendorp had everything in order prior to check in and we couldn't have been happier. Upon check in we were given warm cookies from Sam, he was hilarious and welcoming. We were given a room on the 26th floor that had a great view. The room was spacious and provided the perfect amenities for us. We took a look at the items in the minibar and we thought the LOVE KIT pricing was a little high.
The only negative was that housekeeping left decorations in our room from a previous party. If the streamers would've been complete and the tape left on the door, we would've welcomed the decorations with open arms. The champagne given as a service recovery was delicious and appreciated.
Thanks again to Suze for an awesome stay. She is an awesome example of what hospitality is all about. We will be back!!

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed May 7, 2013

Second time staying at the WIT in Chicago. Good location right next to an L station. Easy walk to south end of Michigan Avenue for shopping and dining... Pub in lobby is good. ROOF, the rooftop bar scene was very slow on a Friday evening which was totally different than from last time we were there two years prior. Poor inattentive service as well. Rooms are OK, plenty of room and nice views from higher floors. Fitness facility spartan. Will stay at different Hilton property next time (Palmer House, Conrad or Waldorf...)

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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PFamilyMiami, General Manager at theWit - A DoubleTree by Hilton, responded to this reviewResponded May 8, 2013

Apologies for the perspective that this visit was last spectacular than the last. We will share and follow-up with the team. Thank you for your feedback.

-theWit Team

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Reviewed May 7, 2013

I stayed here last fall with a group of friends, so am a little late with this review. We loved the hotel, it was modern and nice. The room was very clean, as was the bathroom, which was very important to us. The staff was always friendly and we loved being walking distance to several popular attractions. The rooftop was one of the best parts with its fantastic views of the city.

The only downside was, although we had a partial view of the water, our room directly faced another hotel, meaning we couldn't leave the curtains open much. This can be fixed if you request a room facing another side.

Overall, I would definitely stay here again!

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  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed May 6, 2013

The Loop trains are right outside the hotel, as well as the RED line is next door to the hotel as well, very convenient for traveling the city. Hotel is in a very safe area and right next door to the Chicago theater. Door Staff was very welcoming each and every time we would come and go. Check In staff was very courteous and went out of their way to make us feel comfortable. This may have been the best hotel I have stayed at in any city, work or play. This hotel is truly a gem and well worth it for its location to the entire city. We will definitely be staying here next time we visit Chicago.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 6, 2013

Will always rebook at this hotel. Walking to meetings on both sides of river was a breeze. In theatre district so around the corner from the Oriental Theatre - saw "Big Fish" on a Saturday afternoon. Did some shopping in that area and up the Mile. Scores an A+ on location.

Front staff were attentive and friendly EVERY time we came back in. We had a one bedroom suite on the 23rd floor. Views were beautiful and room was spotless. On the Sunday morning we had people rappelling down our windows as their was a fundraiser for the Respiratory Health Assoc. We opened the curtains to encourage them as they scaled downward.

Breakfast was very good with good service and the quality was better than standard breakfast.

Loved the chirping birds in the hallway - great touch we kept listening for. As a Diamond member, we highly recommend this hotel.

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  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled on business
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PFamilyMiami, General Manager at theWit - A DoubleTree by Hilton, responded to this reviewResponded May 7, 2013

We are thrilled to be your go-to place in Chicago, and we will eagerly await repeat visits. There is nothing more gratifying to our passionate and engaged team then to exceed guest expectations, to welcome new friends & old, and to truly be able to provide More Experience Than Hotel.

Thank You!

-An Invigorated WIT Team

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Reviewed May 5, 2013

Great location to the "L" as well as the Loop area and downtown in general. Everything is within walking distance. Hotel staff is very courteous and knowledgeable of the City. Breakfast was delicious at the attached restraunt and a great benefit for Hilton Rewards members. Best hotel I ever stayed in while in Chicago. Will definitely stay at this hotel next trip to Chicago

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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GeneralManager201, Guest Relations Manager at theWit - A DoubleTree by Hilton, responded to this reviewResponded January 21, 2015

Dear Joshua G,

Thank you for sharing your experience at theWit Hotel! We hope to see you back soon. Have a marvelous afternoon!

At your Service,

theWit Guest Relations Team

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Address: 201 N State St, Chicago, IL 60601-2402
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Location: United States > Illinois > Chicago > Downtown / The Loop
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#13 Spa Hotel in Chicago
#23 Green Hotel in Chicago
#27 Luxury Hotel in Chicago
#31 Romantic Hotel in Chicago
#32 Business Hotel in Chicago
Price Range: $126 - $350 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — theWit - A DoubleTree by Hilton 4.5*
Number of rooms: 298
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
theWit is intelligently renewing one of the original "It" locations on the corner of State (the great) Street and Lake. Its history is rich with artists, theatre people, journalists and musicians as it is nestled between the theatre district and the river. Blending the amenities of a resort with the flair of a boutique hotel, theWit has brought a new energy and vitality to the downtown Chicago Loop. Striking design, unparalleled comfort, and remarkable services create a dramatic sensory experience. This is a destination for anyone who gets "It" or at least wants to. ... more   less 
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