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“Relaxing after a long business day” 5 of 5 stars
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theWit - A DoubleTree by Hilton
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   201 N. State Street, Chicago, IL 60601-2402 (Downtown / The Loop)   |  
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Ranked #43 of 184 Hotels in Chicago
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Arlington, United States
1 review
“Relaxing after a long business day”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

This is a really lovely hotel; clean, well-furnished, EXTREMELY comfy bed, great location in the city. I was there for a quick business trip and was pleasantly surprised at how relaxed and comfy I was. The room size was good too. Although I didnt get to take advantage of this "hip" place; had I had more time, I would have loved to check out the rooftop.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
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Champaign-Urbana, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

This is a beatiful, modern hotel in the perfect location in Chicago. It's right by the State/Lake L station & The Chicago Theatre close to Michigan Ave, Navy Pier, etc. The staff were among the most friendly & helpful I've ever experienced. The room had a great view, trendy design, & was perfectly clean. Another benefit to staying at this hotel is that you have front of line privleges to go to the rooftop bar. The drinks are overpriced, but it's a fun & classy club atmosphere with beautiful views of the city. I will definitely be returning to theWit!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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GeneralManager201, General Manager at theWit - A DoubleTree by Hilton, responded to this review, August 21, 2013
We appreciate your candid feedback and are glad you enjoyed your experience at theWit and in Chicago. Come back soon!

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Chicago, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

This hotel was amazing. The spa king room is a perfect size and the bathroom was perfect I am very particular on bathrooms. The spa tub was perfect and the separate shower. The view of are room was great. The big King bead was so comfortable. N an amazing large TV. During are stay only upset was this hotel did not have free breakfast. Not even bagels or anything. But that's ok Are stay was great I would stay there again.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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jacksonville, fl
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

We stayed here the week of July 4th and couldn't have picked a better hotel. Despite having a lower level room (7th floor), the noise from the El was not a problem for our family. The city offered so much excitement for us that we slept soundly in the comfortable beds without ever hearing the din from the nightlife. The location was perfect, within walking distance of Millenium Park, the Riverwalk, and Michigan Avenue. We actually walked back from Museum Park, through Grant and Millenium Parks as well as from the Hancock Building down Michigan Avenue.
Though the room had a refrigerator, it was for the Hotel-offered snacks and beverages. We called the front desk and a refrigerator was delivered to our room for the duration. The room also had a coffee machine and hair dryer.
I visited the gym several times while staying here. It offers filtered cold water (Bring your water bottle) and clean towels. Several cardio machines are a available, 1 workout bench with sets of dumbbells up to 50 pounds. Also offers a separate room for 'yoga' which many used to warm up and for post-workout stretch. It provided yoga mats, foam rollers and a large workout ball.
The room was very clean and the staff was very friendly and helpful. The concierge helped us with recommendations for local favorites, local transportation to Wrigley Field, and reservations for the River Architectural Tour.
The hotel provided us with a daily credit toward breakfast at State and Lake. Though the breakfast was pricey, typically, we paid $16 out of pocket toward the difference and tip for a family of 4 (2 adults and 2 teenagers). There is a 24-hour Dunkin Donuts just around the corner on Lake Street and plenty of grocery stores around the area.
We also received free wifi. I believe this and the breakfast credits were because we are HiltonHonors members.
We didn't bring a car so I can't speak about the parking at all. One would NOT need a car at this hotel. The El, subway and bus are right outside the hotel.
We also only visited the Roof to check out the view so I can't speak of that.
We saved our Hilton points to help pay for this stay so I'm not sure of the actual price for this hotel.
I would recommend this hotel to anyone who is looking to visit the City. Thanks for a fantastic stay in an awesome city!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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London, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

Great location, well appointed rooms, loved the welcome cookie. The breakfast was tasty. Have stayed here with work several times now. The towels have been a little dated, the spa service has been below expectation but nonetheless it's a very good hotel in the heart of Chicago. The rooftop bar is fab with really great service and a great snack menu.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars
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chester county
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

A hip Hilton Doubletree hotel. Nice rooms, good staff. The overly teched up phones are a dark spot. Touch screens with a zillion features, none of which I need. The worst part is that I touched something and couldn't get a dial tone again. 15 minutes of screwing around with no results.

I do not need to have a learning curve with a hotel phone. I need to be able to pick it up at 3am and get a dial tone.

Also I never got my wake up call.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
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WILLOUGHBY, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

the Wit in chicago is the reason we come to Chicago every year..the hotel staff from the valet guys to the front desk are just top notch..we had a slight problem, and i mean slight, but the manager on duty corrected the problem fast and went over and above. i could go on forever about this hoted..highly recommend. thanks all at the Wit for a great stay!!!!!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Review collected in partnership with DoubleTree by Hilton

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Property: theWit - A DoubleTree by Hilton
Address: 201 N. State Street, 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:
#18 Spa Hotel in Chicago
#25 Green Hotel in Chicago
#30 Luxury Hotel in Chicago
#31 Romantic Hotel in Chicago
#32 Business Hotel in Chicago
#41 Family Hotel in Chicago
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — theWit - A DoubleTree by Hilton 4*
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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