This is an impressive hotel. The public areas are stunning. The breakfasts are absolutely excellent (buffet breakfast included in our package). The concierge is second-to-none. The free wi-fi in the lobby is very welcome. The roof terrace offers a very restful place to watch the world go by, with a pleasant pool and Jacuzzi right next door. (Didn’t use the gym, so can’t comment.)
Rooms are fairly spacious and include some of the best filter coffee I’ve had in a hotel room! Both the bed and pillows were very, very comfortable. Also I like the technique I’ve come across in several North American hotels of folding the quilt into what appears to be a quilt cover but is actually 2 cotton sheets, so if it’s a warm evening you can just sleep under a sheet. Having a lake view was a real treat (our agent got a really good package for us, lake view and breakfast) – especially as we got to see some stunning Lake Michigan sunrises! Rooms on some floors looking a little dated now but it appears there is a rolling refurb' underway and the floors that have been remodeled are gorgeous.
Add to all of this its excellent location and you can’t ask for more. From the upper floors you can see Grant Park and the lovely Buckingham Fountain just across the road. There’s Millennium Park nearby. Also it’s a very short walk to the Magnificent Mile, to most of the must-see aspects of Chicago, to the Chicago River boat trips and more.
- 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