I took two 13 year-olds here for a mini vacation and we had a great time. The hotel is beautiful, and offers a unique experience that most chain hotels just can't match. The place just oozes history and class. The grand entrance is worth seeing, even if you aren't staying here.
Our room was very nicely sized and we had a gorgeous view of the the lake. We also had wi-fi and a nice sized tv, although we never turned it on. Clearly, the hotel itself isn't new, but the room we had felt very up to date. I only wish they would put queen sized beds in these rooms, as there is more than enough room. I was sleeping alone, but if my husband had been with us, we would have been very uncomfortable in the double bed. There is an attached parking garage which was great. We chose a room option that included unlimited in and out parking during out stay, which was a real deal, as most parking in the area that I saw was at least $30 for the day, not including overnight. We didn't move our car for 3 days, so I definitely feel we got our money's worth in that department. If you are in town to visit the museums, Grant Park, go to a Bears game, shop the magnificent mile, etc, this is an ideal location. It is barely a 10 minute walk to the Shedd and maybe another 5 to get to Soldier Field. It is just over a mile to walk to Watertower and surrounding area, so even if you decide you can't make it the cost of a cab won't break you. The cost of the room was less than or equal to many of the hotels that were closer to the magnificent mile.
The staff was wonderful. They were responsive and friendly during every interaction I had with them. And while it is a very large hotel, they still managed to provide a personal and welcoming experience.
- 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