We live in the suburbs of Chicago and every year, for my birthday, we stay for a night or two in the city. This year we spent a night at the Conrad, as in Conrad Hilton, which Hilton's upscale hotel brand. We lucked upon the hotel through Hotwire and what a great experience!
The staff, from the curb service to the check-in were so polite and welcoming. Since it was my birthday they sent a bottle of wine to our room. What a nice gesture. The hotel is just a wonderful place and is in perfect condition and very comfortable.
We have been in many Chicago hotels and I would say this was one of the most pleasant. The room was perfect with a very impressive bathroom and the bed was perfect. A full compliment of pillow selection topped by a soft and thick down bedspread. Our room included a very impressive Bose sound system for the television that also included a dock for an iPhone or iPad.
There also is a nice bar that we tried when we returned for dinner and a good restaurant for breakfast.
What was nice since it was so cold in Chicago the weekend we stayed is that the hotel is connected to a vast array of shops and stores. While we live not too far away with plenty of shopping, it was fun to walk around in full comfort and do some light shopping. The hotel is also located in the very heart of Chicago which is great for out of town guest to our great city. You can literally walk to many of the city's attractions from the hotel.
The entire stay truly was perfect. We will return in the future and I highly recommend this hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Ideally situated in the heart of the Windy City, The Gwen, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Chicago is rooted in the history and heritage of the city's Magnificent Mile, paying homage to the 1930s in both its architecture and ethos. The newest member of Starwood Hotels and Resorts' prestigious group of Luxury Collection Hotels is an artistic icon that exudes timeless style and elegance. Housed within the landmark McGraw-Hill Building, The Gwen features an Art Deco aesthetic amplified by a sculptural façade, famously created by artist Gwen Lux in 1928. The idea of a female artisan making her mark in a predominantly male design city depicts an exciting atmosphere of change. The building has been home to many stories in its illustrious past, and today The Gwen provides the ideal canvas for guests to create their own distinct memories. This 300-room hotel includes 199 King accommodations with separate soaking tubs and showers, 54 Double/Double accommodations, as well as 34 luxurious suites, including some featuring beautiful terraces overlooking Michigan Avenue. The inventory, which averages 380 square feet per guest room, includes rooms that are ADA-accessible. Guests of The Gwen can enjoy the use of plush bathrobes and slippers to make their stay more comfortable, as well as complimentary in-room basic Internet access (wired and wireless), a 42-inch flat screen television with HD stations, a surround sound system, a Keurig brewing system, and an in-room safe. Offering the best of Chicago from right outside its doors, The Gwen is located on the Magnificent Mile, minutes away from premier shopping, world-class dining, and exciting cultural and entertainment hotspots, such as Navy Pier and Millennium Park. Connected to The Shops at North Bridge, The Gwen provides guests with enclosed access to upscale retailers, such as Nordstrom Michigan Avenue, and Stuart Weitzman. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Conrad Chicago Hotel Chicago
- Chicago Conrad