We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Amazing!”

Best prices for -
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 10 more sites!
Aloft Chicago City Center
Ranked #47 of 188 Hotels in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
GreenLeadersSilver level
West Palm Beach, Florida
Level Contributor
28 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Amazing!”
Reviewed January 7, 2014 via mobile

The Aloft in Chicago's city center is a fabulous hotel. We stayed for 7 days and 6 nights. The front desk personnel were so friendly! No matter what time we'd pass by them, they always greeted us with a smile. The rooms are so nice and clean. Housekeeping always did an amazing job. The beds and pillows are by far the most comfortable ones we've ever slept on! I wanted to buy them for my house. The lobby has a pool table and seating. My boys loved playing a couple of games every night. There is also a place to buy drinks and food in the lobby. One day we wanted to order breakfast and the lady had already closed. But, when she saw us there, she immediately reopened and made all of us our breakfast sandwiches. Mind you, we were able to choose the type of breads, meats and cheeses that we wanted. Such a nice place! I can't say enough about it. Oh yeah, there is also a restaurant and bar in the lobby that's really good - especially the baked goods! I will definitely stay here again!

Stayed January 2014
Helpful?
Thank RC143
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Craig P, General Manager at Aloft Chicago City Center, responded to this review, January 9, 2014
We love to eat in Chicago, so despite you arriving after re:fuel hours, we wouldn't feel right denying you food. We don't like to send people home hungry. We are flattered that you think so highly of our hotel, and hope to have your family visit again real soon.

Craig Pearson
General Manager
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

588 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    316
    212
    38
    12
    10
See reviews for
100
146
37
170
Rating summary
  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (155)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Los Angeles, California
Level Contributor
77 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed January 7, 2014

I have stayed in a few different Aloft hotels and found them to be eclectic but classy. The rooms are not cookie-cutter, so it's interesting to see what layout and pieces are chosen. The beds are like clouds, and the service could not be better. Highly recommend checking out an Aloft location if you're looking for something a little quirky with a high level of quality and comfort.

Green Features: Recycling bins were available in each room - first time I've ever seen that in a hotel!
  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank kallanchen
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Craig P, General Manager at Aloft Chicago City Center, responded to this review, January 9, 2014
Thanks for the great review. We actually harvest clouds from the highest peaks of the Andes Mountains to create our beds, so you are literally sleeping on a cloud. Of course, I am exaggerating - just a little bit. We're quirky like that, and we appreciate that you enjoyed your stay. Please come see us again,

On Cloud Nine,

Craig Pearson
General Manager
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Rhinelander, Wisconsin, United States
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed December 30, 2013

The aloft chain of hotels always impresses me, however this particular aloft was remarkable in every way possible!! Amazing rooms, NO hiden fees, super friendly customer service, and perfect location! Everyone was helpful from the front desk to the door man:):) Keep up the great work!

Room Tip: Ask for the 6th floor or higher,,,, great view if it faces clark street!!!!!
See more room tips
  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Sarah C
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Craig P, General Manager at Aloft Chicago City Center, responded to this review, January 9, 2014
Sarah,

Aloft loves that we always impress you. Now that we know how much you adore us, we have to confess that we think you're pretty awesome too - from the doorman to the front desk. We hope to have you as our guest again real soon.

Craig Pearson
General Manager
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Kevil, Kentucky, United States
Level Contributor
46 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed December 29, 2013 via mobile

We booked this hotel last minute on our way to Chicago. It was very easy to find... N. Clark St in the upper north side. By booking through the spg.com site, we received a comp drink upon arrival. This hotel is very modern, amazing bed ( I'm very picky about beds:) really cool glass shower and has a great "green" program offering you a $5 credit if you choose not to have towel service for that particular day. There is a restaurant and bar in the hotel, but I would suggest getting out and trying some
great Chicago eateries. We had to valet park because parking is bad most anywhere you go downtown. We paid $52/ day...yikes! Next time we will park away from downtown and take the metra train into the city.
This is a very nice, new and clean hotel. I highly recommend!

Stayed December 2013
Helpful?
Thank Amanda W
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Craig P, General Manager at Aloft Chicago City Center, responded to this review, January 9, 2014
Amanda,

Thank you for your review and high recommendation. It's good to know our beds make the grade, and we know a free cocktail can only make you like us more! We appreciate your review and making us your last minute escape to Chicago.

Craig Pearson
General Manager
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
New York City
Level Contributor
9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed December 29, 2013 via mobile

We stayed at this hotel the weekend after Christmas and was very pleasantly surprised by how nice and clean it was, especially given the price (under $100 a night with a company discount). The quarters are tight and they make the most of a small space; there is a sliding door separating the toilet and shower, but the sink is in the open. This was
Reminiscent of the W Opera in Paris, but at a fraction of the price. The bed is comfortable which most important. The furnishings are not of the highest quality, but look modern and fit with the decor. One complaint is that walls are quite thin. We could hear people talking in the hallway in the middle of the night. Earplugs would be helpful. All in all, if you are not planning on spending much time in the room, this is a great option. It has everything you need at a low price. It is also in a great area with a lot of good restaurants around (topolobampo/frontera, rpm, suunda all within a block). With earbuds, you will sleep as well as at the four seasons so save your money for a nice dinner or two.

  • Stayed December 2013
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank lizclin
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Craig P, Manager at Aloft Chicago City Center, responded to this review, December 30, 2013
Thank you for the great feedback! I am glad that overall you enjoyed your time with us and liked what we have done with the space. We will certainly take your suggestion of ear plugs for future guests, and look into the noise issue that you experienced. We hope to see you again soon!
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Goshen, Indiana
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed December 28, 2013

Was perfect for our annual Christmas trip to Chicago. The windows in room are spectacular. Lobby was tons of fun with pool table and lounge furniture. Room was designed well with plenty of space and comfort. Shower and bathroom was tiled clean and spacious.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank ITheMan23
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Craig P, Manager at Aloft Chicago City Center, responded to this review, December 30, 2013
Thanks for spending your holiday with us! I'm glad you enjoyed the space!
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
New York City, New York
Level Contributor
26 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed December 25, 2013

Pro:
- 2 blocks from subway
- friendly staff
- modern simple "Aloft" style

Con:
- room feels small. Aloft rooms tend to be small compared to other Starwood hotels but this one feels even smaller than the other Aloft's I've stayed in

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Paul L
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Craig P, Manager at Aloft Chicago City Center, responded to this review, December 30, 2013
Thank you for your feedback. We are a unique aloft in that we do not have many locations in a downtown market, which tend to have slightly smaller rooms. We do offer some rooms that are larger than others, so please request one of those on your next visit!
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Chicago hotels
Near North Side
Hyatt Place Chicago / River North
Near North Side
Fairfield Inn & Suites Chicago Downtown/River North
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Near North Side
Kinzie Hotel
Kinzie Hotel
#23 of 188 in Chicago
4.5 of 5 bubbles 2,454 reviews
Near North Side
The Westin Chicago River North
Near North Side
Residence Inn Chicago Downtown/River North
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Aloft Chicago City Center? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Aloft Chicago City Center

Property: Aloft Chicago City Center
Address: 515 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60654-3279
Phone Number:
Location: United States > Illinois > Chicago > Near North Side
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #47 of 188 Hotels in Chicago
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Aloft Chicago City Center 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Aloft Chicago City Center is located in downtown Chicago's River North, one of the city's trendiest neighborhoods. Located between the Loop business district and premier shopping on the Magnificent Mile, our Chicago River North hotel will put you right in the center of it all. Aloft Chicago City Center features pet-friendly guest rooms with free WiFi, 42" LCD TVs, plush bedding and beautifully-appointed bathrooms with walk-in showers. Guests can enjoy Chicago's hot-spot, Beatrix, for a full menu and bar in the lobby, order room service or check out many of the city's top restaurants and bars right outside our door. Valet parking is available (fees apply). ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Expedia, Hotwire, Orbitz, Priceline, Travelocity, Hotels.com, Starwood, Cheap Tickets, Cancelon, TripOnline SA and HotelsClick so you can book your Aloft Chicago City Center reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing