I was at the The Wit for an entire week on a company training program. I have some complaints about the service offered to the group, but I will ignore this for the sake of this review, since I don’t know how much responsibility lies with the hotel (e.g., one of the breakfasts was a Mexican breakfast and there were no basic options such as oatmeal or toast, even when asked for!).
Check-in was quick. We were given a high room, with great views over the city. It was big, very comfortable, and clean. I must give the hotel extra points for the great desk in the room – I believe it was the most comfortable working space I’ve ever found in a room. The chair was comfortable and it had proper lighting. Also, the room had a mini kitchenette, with refrigerator and microwave.
Reception/concierge were great. We received a lot of packages during our stay, and they immediately brought them up to our room. Great job!
Location was also good, right next to a tram stop, and within walking distance of the Magnificent Mile and of Millennium Park.
I didn’t try the regular restaurant. We had all the meals with the group – food was good, although choice was a bit awkward sometimes. I also didn’t enjoy that sandwiches were always full of sauces or cheese (no healthy options).
- 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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