My husband and I spent Sept 6-8th in Chicago and had an incredible visit, thanks to our choice of hotels. The JW is conveniently located within walking distance from most tourist attractions and theaters. Its lobby, restaurants and rooms are comfortable but definitely upscale!.
We were upgraded to a beautiful corner suite on the 9th floor. When we opened the door and walked inside I couldn't believe we were so lucky! Everything about the suite was plush and marvelous. The bathroom was gigantic, with two granite vanities, a large marble tub, a walk-in shower for 2 and separate toilet area. I loved the lighted make-up mirror and soaking in the tub while watching a movie on HBO in the bathroom mirror (yes, there was a TV in our bathroom mirror!).
On Friday evening, the doorman quickly hailed a cab for the ride to our restaurant (Roy's) and provided walking directions so that we could stroll back from dinner. Very safe and easy walk from downtown.
We enjoyed a dreamy night of sleep in our large bed and woke up to following morning to a some truly unusual sights and sounds.
I looked out the bedroom window just as a helicopter came speeding by. It turns out that several city blocks/roads below our hotel were closed for filming of the movie "Transformers 4". Cars and aliens were exploding in the streets below and we laughed as we drank coffee and stared out of our huge bathroom windows. It made for a really funny morning.
Watching the filming antics made us hungry so we decided to go exploring. We asked the valet for a breakfast recommendation. He did not steer us wrong, as we walked to Lou Mitchell's diner and had a very entertaining and filling breakfast/lunch. I highly recommend their Eggs Benedict and omelettes.
Our living room & large screen TV was great for watching college football games before dinner at the Florentine.
Our hotel dinning experience was exceptional. They have a comprehensive list of wine and a unique selection of entrees. Our server made recommendations and we went with them (duck and cornish game hens). The manager/sommelier was very friendly and helpful. He even provided his business card, in case we needed advice about Italian wines in the future. They offered free desert but we both were to full to indulge.
We were in town to see Michael Buble' at the Untied Center so we had plenty of time to catch a cab after dinner. We made a quick stop in our room and discovered it had already been cleaned, restocked and turned down for the evening. Great house keeping staff!
After the concert, the front desk staff printed off airline boarding passes for me. He was so friendly and helpful.
We believe the JW Marriott is the place to stay while visiting Chicago and will gladly return in the future. You can count on Impeccable customer service and luxurious surroundings. This is why I always chose Marriott!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Encounter a landmark Millennium Park hotel and experience the renowned architecture of world-famous Daniel Burnham at JW Marriott Chicago. Our luxury hotel in Chicago, Illinois is located at LaSalle & Adams and it soars above skyscrapers in the heart of one of the world's most powerful financial districts. With a $396 million restoration, historic JW Marriott Chicago exudes Burnham's refined style combined with 21st century sensibility, providing downtown Chicago with a one-of-a-kind authentic destination. Unwind in one of our luxurious hotel rooms or dine inside our world-class restaurant, The Florentine. As the epitome of refined elegance, JW Marriott Chicago provides stunning domed-ceiling ballrooms and meeting venues for corporate gatherings or extravagant weddings and social soirees. ... more less
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