My husband and I stayed over July 16-18. I should note that we were using his Hilton points and I don't know if we would have paid the full price otherwise. The lobby, hallways, and rooms were beautiful. We were given a corner room and there was a window in our bathroom with an absolutely spectacular view of downtown Chicago, overlooking south over the Chicago Theatre. The bed was comfortable although I will say that it was hard to sleep during an afternoon nap because were across from the laundry room. The location of the Wit cannot be beat - the El is ride outside the front door. Getting to and from Midway was a snap. Lots of restaurants and bars within a short walk away.
Since we were using Hilton points, upon check-in we were given the option of free breakfast, internet, or Hilton points and we chose the free breakfast. We were given vouchers to use at the hotel restaurant, State & Lake. We only had breakfast one of the mornings but it was great! We also had lunch at the restaurant on one of the days, and it was very good and reasonably priced.
Unfortunately, we did not make it up to the Roof (even though literally everyone we told we were staying at the Wit told us how beautiful it was). We were in town for a music festival and hadn't brought clothes nice enough to pass the dresscode. We're not fancy people but I really would have liked to see the view from up there. Oh well. Maybe next time.
All in all, we were thrilled with our stay, but the best part was that it was free! We'd definitely go back if the price was right....but more likely, we'll wait for another Hilton promotion!
- 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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