this is just a average hotel... there is noting spectacular about it, to command the price they charge.... i had a gift certificate from teavelocity... and it was valid for 2 nights any room, so i picked the most expensive room.. this hotel and stayed in their grand suite, i was a little disappointed to say the least
the advantages of this hotel is ?
2 flat screen tv's and dvd player (bring your own movies)
the neighborhood is the best in chicago, it's directly across the street from water tower place and a block from john hancock bldg
the disadvantages are?
no swimming pool
charges $ 40 a day 4 parking
2 small elevators, that even the bellboys have to use, so if u want to avoid this, stay on a lower level floor and take the stairs
the shower head is not adjustable. so if u are over 6 ft be ready to squat down
the bed was very very hard and uncomfortable
the view i had on the 24th floor was a view of a back alley with garbage dumptsters
there is no resturant on site
charges for computer access, and its not even in your room, u have to go on another floor to use their computers
charges $ 10 bucks for a continental breakfast of coffee and muffins ( the previous hotel before the name change offered the same thing 4 free)
has a mini bar fridge but it is loaded with $ 3.00 candy bars and $ 4.00 small 8 oz sodas....
when a hotel is charging $ 350.00 a night for their best room in this area you expect something for the money..... i stayed here because it was free, but this hotel got paid regardless( it just was not from me )
this hotel benefits from its location..... and i can see why they were the only hotel in the area with rooms during my stay... even though the Lalalpalooza music festival was going on a 1/2 mile away at grant park---
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Chicago’s only completely non-smoking 4-star boutique luxury hotel has the best location of any 4-star hotel, just steps away from Michigan Avenue in the heart of the Gold Coast. The famed Magnificent Mile, is just steps from Raffaello Hotel’s front door, as is shopping, theater, nightlife, restaurants, clubs, Navy Pier, Hancock Observatory, museums, zoos, and beaches. Amenities include breakfast room service, massage treatments, manicure and pedicure by Windy City Massage, concierge services, 24-hour business center, PC computer kiosks, 24-hour fitness center, valet parking, valet laundry, mini-bars, microwaves, rain forest showerheads, flat screen LCD TV’s, DVD players, in room safes, luxurious bathrobes, all cotton terry bath towels, 350 thread count sheets overlaying goose down duvets. 18th floor meetings and convention center. Every guest room is non-smoking as are the public areas validating our claim to being Chicago’s only completely non-smoking luxury boutique 4 star hotel, just off Michigan Avenue, the Magnificent Mile. Our newest addition, Drumbar, sits atop the 18th floor. Drumbar is a multi seasonal destination with a speakeasy style inside lounge and outdoor garden terrace. Designed as a drinking establishment to deliver warmth, style, and an energetic spirit of old meets new. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Raffaello Hotel Chicago