I have stayed erea couple times. While this property isn't awful, it isn't my favorite hilton property either. I prefer the Palmer House or Wit.
Location isn't that great compared to the other two properties. It's a decent walk from the L if you have luggage and are flying and if you are coming from Ohare you need to transfer train lines. In nice weather I don't mind the walk to go shopping, but it is is a hike in bad weather. I usually drive and park my car when I stay here and parking at the hotel is expensive but there is a garage owned by another company directly behind the hotel that is only $25 a day with in/out privledges that is secured. Taxis are easy to get at this property.
The exec level on 24 is accessible without an elevator key card which is nice for a fast checkin. The lounge leaves a lot to be desired here. I didn't find the food offerings to be very good at all, I don't typically drink alcohol at Hilton Exec Lounges, but if you do they only have beer and wine which the attendant gets for you and you fill out a drink chit. There is no full service bar like at most lounges. I have never seen them enforce access either, there is a diamond card you are to show the attendant at the front desk and I have never seen them ask anyone to show it for access.
I have eaten on site a few times here and the food is good and reasonably priced for hotel food. I really like Kitty O'Sheas.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Classic meets cool as Hilton Chicago embarks upon a $150 million renovation in celebration of our 85th birthday. The fresh, new vibe inspired by traditional, design rich elements pulls its inspiration from the hotel’s original architecture and intertwines a dynamic and contemporary spin. With the renovation underway, the hotel has already introduced over 400 new guest rooms, 13 new hospitality suites, a new technologically versatile Grab & Go – SNAX and a new restaurant with private dining space and bar – 720 South Bar & Grill. The new contemporary guestrooms have been cultivated with ornamental lacquer finishes, soft leather and rich, bronze wood detailing accented by a cool color palette of velvet and silk textured accents. Guestroom media capabilities include a 37 inch flat screen television, in room touch concierge panel, HCN Navigator computer and wireless and wired internet access. Following a day exploring Chicago, decompress at the largest Chicago hotel athletic club with running track, take a dip in our indoor pool facility or catch some rays on our sundeck during the spring and summer months.Located on Michigan Avenue in the South Loop, the Hilton Chicago is 1.6 miles to McCormick Place, along the Shuttle Route to McCormick Place and the first stop on the returning route from the convention center. Directly across the street from Grant Park and walking distance to Millennium Park, Buckingham Fountain, Shedd Aquarium, Field Museum, Adler Planetarium, Lake Michigan, Buddy Guy’s Legends, South Loop dining and art galleries, Museum of Contemporary Photography, The “Loop” – Chicago’s Financial district, State Street Shopping, Soldier Field as well as two short “L” stops to Chinatown. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hilton Chicago Hotel Chicago
- Hilton Hotel Chicago
- Chicago Hilton Hotel
- Hilton Towers Chicago
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