A most comfortable hotel; clean, super beds and linens, and good shower pressure! You are also well supplied with aromatherapy products and free bottled water and wifi! If you are a Hilton Honors Member, you also have an awesome breakfast in their restaurant that includes fresh squeezed juice and better grade meat products. They also provide free, 3 daily newspapers. Truly, everything that would make a stay relaxing is provided. In the morning on the 5th floor level (in front of the elevator), tea, coffee, and fruit are provided; as well as, iced, fruit garnished, water during the day.
The Conrad Hotel is conveniently located to the "The Mag Mile". From their 5th floor elevator, you walk directly into the adjacent Mall that opens onto "The Mag Mile". There is really no need to rent a car in this city as there is plenty of public transportation or within walking distance of this hotel.
The concierge and valet service are very friendly and helpful. The front desk staff are not quite as cordial. If I had to find any fault with this hotel, it would be with the main entrance. It is very cramped and not at all inviting, unlike the rooms and the rest of the hotel. Nevertheless, I would definitely recommend this hotel and would stay there again on my return to Chicago!
- 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