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theWit - A DoubleTree by Hilton
Ranked #38 of 192 Hotels in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed March 12, 2014

I recently spent 10 days at the wit on a business trip - local weather conditions were pretty bleak so I spent most of the evenings and weekend in or immediately around the area. Luckily the room was a great size (although no kitchen area like someone else mentioned?), nicely modern, decent TV/Stereo/iPhone connectivity etc..

The rooftop bar is by all accounts pretty famous, everyone I told I was staying at the wit seemed to bring it up, but other than a cursory glance at it on a walk round the hotel I cant vouch for any more than the fact its pretty.

The food in both the ground floor and first floor restaurants though was excellent - on par with the best hotel food Ive had. The B8 burger particularly is just awesome, but if you've got anything other than a huge appetite be careful ;)

I'll be returning to Chicago in a couple of weeks time for another extended stay, and rates permitting I'd be happy to stay there again.

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled on business
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GeneralManager201, Guest Relations Manager at theWit - A DoubleTree by Hilton, responded to this reviewResponded March 14, 2014

Dear Searchmartin, Thank you for staying at theWit for this extended business trip. We appreciate you thorough review about theWit hotel Chicago and are thrilled that you enjoyed your time here. Our suites and some of our classic rooms feature a kitchen, please do not hesitate to request one on you next visit. We sincerely look forward to welcoming you back soon at theWit. Best regards, theWit Guest Relations

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Reviewed March 9, 2014

Fabulous service and just a fun place to stay! The restaurants are amazing also. It was a bit noisy and chaotic in the lobby as evening fell and young people were headed to The Roof for cocktails and dancing. Other than that we had no issues whatsoever with our stay. We had a nice view of the Chicago River from our room and were within walking distance of the theater district which was the reason for our stay.

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled with family
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GeneralManager201, Guest Relations Manager at theWit - A DoubleTree by Hilton, responded to this reviewResponded March 14, 2014

Dear Debra N, Thank you for your review about theWit hotel Chicago. We sincerely appreciate your feedback regarding the service, the view and the restaurants. Our team constantly strives to provide a warm and authentic service and we are thankful for your appreciation. Our lobby does get busier on the evening with guests going to State and Lake Chicago Tavern and ROOF, elected Top 3 Rooftops Bars in the World by Travel & leisure magazine. We apologize for any inconvenience. We hope to welcome you back in the future at theWit. Sincerely, TheWit Guest Relations

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Reviewed March 7, 2014

My stay at theWit was very comfortable. My partner and I felt like we were renting a large one-bedroom condo. The only negative with the Luxury Spa Suite was that our particular room didn’t have floor-to-ceiling windows. I will be sure to request this when we visit again. I also enjoyed ROOF and the convenient location to many major attractions and public transportation. Very solid property!

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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GeneralManager201, Guest Relations Manager at theWit - A DoubleTree by Hilton, responded to this reviewResponded March 8, 2014

Thank you so much for your comments about your stay at theWit Hotel Chicago. We are so happy that you and your partner could enjoy one of our modern and spacious suites, with amazing views over the city. Please feel free to request a floor-to-ceiling windows on your next visit to theWit. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. kindly, theWit Guest Relations

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Reviewed March 6, 2014 via mobile

I've stayed at the Wit several times over the years and I've never left disappointed. The location is great. Chase and the rest of the staff are professional, friendly, and go out of their way to make you feel like your stay is their priority. The rooms are packed with higher quality fixtures and amenities. And you can't beat the modern and contemporary feel. The restaurant downstairs is fantastic, especially for breakfast. Room service was fast and reasonably priced. Another great stay and I look forward to future visits!

Stayed: March 2014, traveled on business
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GeneralManager201, Guest Relations Manager at theWit - A DoubleTree by Hilton, responded to this reviewResponded March 8, 2014

Hi Jonathan B, Thank you for choosing theWit and for taking the time to post such a wonderful review about your experience. We are glad that you enjoy the location, the design and the high quality of the amenities of theWit Hotel Chicago. We will make sure to pass along your kind words to Chase and our staff. We hope to see you soon at theWit. Kindly, theWit Guest Relations

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Reviewed March 6, 2014

Still young and snappy the Wit continues to be a great vibe location and the staff and service has IMPROVED with age. Not that they were bad, but the service and accommodating attitude is prolific throughout the hotel.

Birds still chirp in the clean halls while the rooms and bedding is well kept and fun. I asked to change from the south facing room (The L is too much on this side of the building) and the keys to a new room were promptly brought to me. Other requests were handled with ease and if someone did not know the answer they went and found out.

The State/Lake internal restaurant is perhaps one of the best in the city with respect to onsite locations. Creative, fresh, and great quality. Breakfast is phenomenal.

ROOF bar is over the top fun with updates since the opening as the "patio" is enclosed for the winter. The place just rocks on the weekend. NOTE, even on floor 23 you still know the ROOF bar (27th floor) is open on Friday or Saturday. DO NOT stay on 26th floor in my opinion. But I think the hotel is painfully aware of that limitation.

The WIT is wise with age.

Room Tip: Stay on the North side of the building, West or East facing rooms. Stay on floors 12-23 if possible...
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  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled with family
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GeneralManager201, Guest Relations Manager at theWit - A DoubleTree by Hilton, responded to this reviewResponded March 8, 2014

Dear BillyTeddy, Thank you for taking the time to post such a great review of theWit Hotel Chicago. Our team constantly strives for such recognition and we are proud to share your comments with them. We are thrilled that your enjoyed State and Lake Chicago Tavern and ROOF on theWit elected "Top 3 Rooftop Bars in the World" by travel+leisure Magazine. Thanks again and we sincerely look forward to welcoming you back soon at theWit. Best, theWit Guest Relations

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Reviewed March 6, 2014

I have stayed at this hotel twice now... I understand its too soon to say in general about the hotel. However to say the least my first experience was fabulous and this was the reason I came back. However the second experience was totally opposite. The staff wasn't as friendly, the cookie was cold, the food was very salty and the waiter was too busy to come for at least 20 minutes... don't know if it was because it was Friday... still its not excusable.

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled on business
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GeneralManager201, Guest Relations Manager at theWit - A DoubleTree by Hilton, responded to this reviewResponded March 7, 2014

Dear ajcredit, Thank you for taking the time to post a review about theWit Hotel Chicago. We apologize for not exceeding your expectations and we are glad your experience was "fabulous" when you came the first time. I can assure you that your comments have been passed along to the appropriate members of the management staff as a reminder of our commitment to warm, approachable service. We welcome all our guests with a warm chocolate cookie and we are sorry that the one received was cold. Our new menu is SPE certified, which is a unique certification that defines a new way to eat by enhancing the nutritional quality of meals, without compromising taste. This food certification focuses on sustainability, health and exceptional taste. We are sincerely sorry that you did not enjoy it and that you had to wait more than usual. Thank you again and we hope to welcome you back soon. Kind regards, theWit Guest Relations.

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Reviewed March 5, 2014

A good location, comfortable rooms, updated, and good value. The staff was helpful and courteous without overdoing it. Restaurant food was wonderful. First floor bar/grill had a good vibe. top floor bar not to be missed. Nor is this hotel.

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled on business
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GeneralManager201, Guest Relations Manager at theWit - A DoubleTree by Hilton, responded to this reviewResponded March 7, 2014

Hi Janet R, Thank you for taking the time to review theWit Hotel Chicago. We are thrilled that you were able to enjoy our location as well as State and Lake Chicago Tavern and ROOF lounge on the 27th floor. Our staff will be excited to read your kind words. Thank you so much. Your feedback is appreciated and important to us. We welcome you to stay at theWit Hotel Chicago again, soon. Warm regards, theWit Guest Relations

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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
#41 Family Hotel in Chicago
Price Range: $128 - $364 (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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