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Review of Thompson Chicago, a Thompson Hotel

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Thompson Chicago, a Thompson Hotel
Ranked #6 of 188 Hotels in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
Chicago, Illinois
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70 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Wow!!!!They made us feel so special.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2014

We mentioned we were celebrating our 50th Wedding Anniversary to Allison at the front desk
when we checked in. We stayed in the property prior to Thompson Hotels updating everything.
The lobby and restaurant, Nico Osteria are fabulous. Really nice rooms with a beautiful new
bath, very comfortable bed and a separate seating area. Within a half hour of checking in...a knock on the door and a chilled bottle of sparkling Prosecco to start our celebration. This kind of
special service is very unusual in most U.S.hotels. We strongly recommend this hotel and their
wonderful staff and manager,Mr. Shern.

Room Tip: Ask for a room facing south...you will have a great city view.
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Norwalk, Connecticut
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31 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2014

I'm a native Chicagoan so I knew I wanted to stay in this hip and exciting neighborhood. It is very walkable. We walked to the Architectural boat tour near the Wrigley Building and all the way through Lincoln Park to the zoo. Our room was spacious and stylish and the staff was accommodating. Parking was pricey but you have to expect that downtown. Breakfast across the street at the Waffle House and lunch at Lou Malnatis was NOT good for my diet but was a mini "Taste of Chicago" for my Bronx born hubby. This neighborhood is popping all night long so it is very safe if you're traveling alone.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2014

Hello, this is a awesome hotel to stay at while in Chicago. The service at this hotel is awesome and the staff is very approachable and friendly in answering all of your questions. The location is very good as well, very easy to get to dining and shopping.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Amna A
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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23 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2014 via mobile

I chose this hotel because of the $5 Waffle or wheel promotion. I had to pay only $5 for parking. I really liked their contemporary ambiance. We got a corner room with 2 double beds because we have 2 kids. The beds were not quite comfortably big enough for us to share. We loved the location of this hotel. Just in front of the hotel there is a pancake house for breakfast and the corner of the hotel building was always crowded with people waiting in line because all the restaurants near hotel are so popular in town. Barns and nobles book store, Starbucks, seven eleven are all located in 3 min walk distance. Very close to Magnificent mile and top brand boutiques around the corner.
loved the corner room with huge windows. Hotel staff are very friendly.

Stayed July 2014
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Orleans, Indiana
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14 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2014

There is no the hotel in Chicago that I would rather stay at. Everyone was so accommodating. What a joy it was to stay at a hotel in the big city that made me feel like I was at home. Larkin, Sean, and Sam made our stay especially memorable. I cannot wait to go back to this wonderful hotel in the best location in Chicago!

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank fruitybulldogmom
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Chenequa, WI
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24 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2014

First time staying at the Thompson, and loved it! Awesome location right on Rush Street. Nice Boutique feel, decent size rooms with great views of Chicago. Super friendly staff and great service! Location location location, the Thompson has it! Would recommend staying here!

Room Tip: Stayed on 19th floor-great views of Chicago
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Grand Junction, Colorado
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109 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2014

Located in the Gold Coast area of Chicago, this hotel is a refreshing change from some of the larger hotels in the downtown area. The staff was upbeat and eager to help with dinner recommendations or requests; it seems as though they truly want your time in Chicago to be perfect. I typically stay right on the Magnificent Mile, but I like the Thompson's location because it's a little quieter although you still have easy walking access to all the Michigan Avenue shopping and restaurants. Oak Street Beach is also super close, and I really enjoyed wandering quaint tree-lined Oak Street and checking out the boutiques along the way. The hotel room was well appointed; a comfortable bed, a nice work space and large shower. The ONLY thing was that the art above the bed was just plain strange, but I think that can be overlooked based on the other features of the hotel. The lobby and hotel bar are nice spaces, too. Overall, it would be hard for me NOT to stay at the Thompson next time I'm in Chicago.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Thompson Chicago, a Thompson Hotel
Address: 21 E. Bellevue Place, Chicago, IL 60611-1174
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Location: United States > Illinois > Chicago > Gold Coast , Near North Side
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 188 Hotels in Chicago
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Thompson Chicago, a Thompson Hotel 4.5*
Number of rooms: 247
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Imagine your own luxe studio in the skies overlooking the hip Gold Coast neighborhood's leafy streets, with sweeping floor-to-ceiling vistas of the Chicago skyline and Great Lake waterscape daring you to look away. Parking available for additional fee per night. ... more   less 
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