When you walk in the lobby, you can imagine the opulence of this historical hotel and how it would have been magical when it first opened. You can envision the gowns and elegance as it oozes out of the walls.
This massive hotel has terrific views and boasts chandeliers, marble, accents and historical photos that give insight to an era of luxury and excess. The rooms are smaller than more modern facilities, but the views of the lake are specatacular. We were on the 23rd floor and found our frosty winter view breathtaking.
As a HH Gold Member we had access to the Executive Lounge - nice apps and snacks. Also a fantastic view! Free continential breakfast and WIFI. We had a super quick, friendly and efficient check-in.
The health club is one of the best I've been to in any hotel. HUGE, with a running track and pool. The equipment is clean, plentiful and in excellent working condition. I could have spent more time there if I didn't have a busy schedule.
We had drinks at the lounge on the main floor. Excellent service and a cool place to sit and relax. Music was cool jazz/ chill lounge genre - loved it.
This hotel is very close to almost every tourist attraction on the CityPass list. We bought the book online from CAA (AAA) and saved some $$$ and taxes. We walked from our hotel to the Planetarium to the SkyWalk and visited the Aquarium and Field Museum inbetween - it was a hike - but great exercise.
All in, I wish we could have stayed longer. The comfy bed and pillows were just one more feature that will bring me back here again.
- 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
- Hilton Chgo Hotel