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Doubletree by Hilton Chicago Magnificent Mile
Ranked #107 of 188 Hotels in Chicago
Las Cruces, New Mexico
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3 reviews
“Beware of the sensors”
Reviewed July 19, 2013 via mobile

My family and I recently stayed at the Doubletree Magnific Mile. Our Overall stay was Pretty Good. Wonderful view from our room & comfortable beds. Water pressure isnt the best. Great bagel & coffee shop with friendly staff. Great location, felt like we were in the center of everything we wanted to do.Greeted with nice warm cookies on our arrival which the family enjoyed. Just don't touch any of the items on top of or in the mini refrigerator in your room. They have sensors & you WILL be charged for that item. Which states on a sign on the wall behind the items after its to late & you already picked it up to see it's some type of candy. We did get charged for that item we didnt even take or want. The drinks in the lounge are a bit overpriced. Another group left to another place down the street once they heard of the prices for drinks.
Safe & Happy travels =)

BTW, hands down Best deep dish pizza is "Giordano's" right off Mag. Mile. So glad our guide from the hop on hop off told us about it & to ignore the other so called Best pizza places. Tried Lou's before we heard his advice & were disappointed.

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KokuaHospitality, Guest Services at Doubletree by Hilton Chicago Magnificent Mile, responded to this review, August 2, 2013
Dear Cece4321,
Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed our comfortable accommodations and great location. Please be aware that we do refund the guest if they inadvertently pick up an item from the snack tray. We are glad you enjoyed Giordano's, as that is a very popular pizza spot in downtown Chicago. It would be a pleasure to welcome you back again soon.
Best,
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Richfield, Wisconsin
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Reviewed July 19, 2013

Very nice place to stay. Usually stay at Wyndham (now hyatt), but too expensive just for one night this time for anniversary. "Cookie" at front desk was very sweet and helpful. Also gave us fresh baked cookies on registering. Room was clean and nicely furnished. Love the comfy, soft bedding! Did not use any of the expensive items on snack tray or in fridge, though. Liquid coffee creamer! Not just powder. Yay! Kimberly, concierge, was a little "tense", but did get us great seats for blue man group that same night! Would definitely stay here or Hyatt again!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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KokuaHospitality, Guest Services at Doubletree by Hilton Chicago Magnificent Mile, responded to this review, August 2, 2013
Dear Guest,
Thank you for your review. We will share your kind words with Cookie, and she will greatly appreciate them as well. Glad you were able to experience the Blue Man Group show too! It gives us great pleasure to hear that you will be returning to us again in the near future.
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Westmont, Illinois
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Reviewed July 19, 2013

I was very happy to stay in the streeterville area steps away from the lakefront. I live in the suburbs now and getting to my favorite part of the city is a summertime must! Unfortunately, my stay at the Double Tree was less than pleasurable. Not long after arriving I went to put on my swim suit to go enjoy the pool. I realized I stepped on something that wasn't carpet with my bare feet, a Cherrio. That wasn't the worst. When I looked under the bed there were several more to my dismay. I collected them and threw them in the trash. Later that night I go to take a shower, only to find blonde (mine is dark) hair strands in the tub and on the floor next to the tub. My experience downtown would have been the same at a less expensive hotel where I would expect sub-par service. Heads up!

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled solo
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KokuaHospitality, Guest Services at Doubletree by Hilton Chicago Magnificent Mile, responded to this review, August 2, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your feedback. We are glad you chose our hotel during your recent stay. We apologize if you experienced any housekeeping issues during your stay. Unattended rooms are not typical at our hotel, but we appreciate you bringing this to our attention. We will make every effort to ensure our rooms meet the highest housekeeping standards and that our guests are 100% satisfied with their stay.

Again, we sincerely apologize if you went through any inconveniences and hope that next time you are in town, you will give us another opportunity to provide you with the exceptional service you deserve. Thank you once again for your comments.

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MANTENO
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Reviewed July 18, 2013

This hotel is large. Many floors. Our rooms were very nice. The view was exceptional. We were on a family get away. Close to Navy Pier and Michigan Avenue. The only complaint was the elevator issue. They had 4 elevators and they were not all working. They did open the service elevator up for use but during a busy weekend, this was such a pain.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Madison, Wisconsin
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Reviewed July 18, 2013

My wife and two teenage children recently stayed at this hotel for a short vacation to the Windy City.The location is excellent, 3 block from Michigan ave. and about a 10 minute walk to Navy Pier.
What really Stands out about this hotel is the helpful, friendly staff. As soon as we pulled in the entry way the bellman was right at our car and got our bags inside and gave me the parking info. It was then just a few minutes to get checked in to our room. The room was ready early, so we went right up. In the evening all staff were very helpful with directions etc...The room was excellent and fresh smelling, we were on the 25th floor which has an excellent view. We had a standard two dbl. room..size was standard for Chicago. The rooftop pool was great in the July heat also.

We were in town to see Book of Mormon..which was excellent..there certainly are closer hotels to the theatre district, but it would be hard to beat the quality of this hotel...I am not a fan of driving in Chicago...so it is nice to be able to walk to things....after 11 the area within a few blocks of the hotel is spares for open restaurants etc....so keep that in mind.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
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KokuaHospitality, Guest Services at Doubletree by Hilton Chicago Magnificent Mile, responded to this review, August 2, 2013
Dear miles450,
Thank you for your review and choosing to stay at the DoubleTree by Hilton Chicago Magnificent Mile. We pride ourselves on our outstanding hospitality efforts, and glad you and your family were able to experience this firsthand. Glad you had an opportunity to see Book of Mormon, it is an excellent play. It would be a pleasure to welcome you back again soon!
Be Well,
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Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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Reviewed July 18, 2013

Family of four from Denver visiting son in Chicago. We had an excellent stay at the Doubletree Magnificent Mile. Hotel staff was very friendly and professional. Room was clean and quiet. We all had very restful nights after very active days at nearby attractions, including Navy Pier. Pool was fabulous, breakfast buffet was top notch - and those cookies were the best! Highly recommended.

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KokuaHospitality, Guest Services at Doubletree by Hilton Chicago Magnificent Mile, responded to this review, August 2, 2013
Dear Guest,
Thank you for your review. It is rewarding to hear that you had an excellent experience at the DoubleTree by Hilton Chicago Magnificent Mile. Thank you for highly recommending our hotel, and we look forward to serving you again soon.
Best,
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Los Angeles, United States
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Reviewed July 18, 2013

Great modern facility with location central to downtown, grant park and all of the other fun stuff offered in Chicago. Also, a major plus is the bell staff helps catch a cab right outside of the front door!

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Property: Doubletree by Hilton Chicago Magnificent Mile
Address: 300 East Ohio Street, Chicago, IL 60611-3308
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Location: United States > Illinois > Chicago > Streeterville , Near North Side
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#79 Romantic Hotel in Chicago
#87 Family Hotel in Chicago
#89 Business Hotel in Chicago
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Doubletree by Hilton Chicago Magnificent Mile 3.5*
Number of rooms: 500
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A magnificent Chicago location, The DoubleTree by Hilton Chicago Magnificent Mile is located in a superb location between the famed Magnificent Mile shopping and the excitement of Navy Pier. Walk to dozens of historic Chicago attractions, shopping and countless restaurants. O'Hare International (ORD) and Midway (MDW) airports are 45 minutes by train, taxi, shuttle or limo. Doubletree Chicago Magnificent Mile features vibrant new contemporary guest rooms in charcoal, white and fushcia. Residential-style amenities include ultra-comfortable Sweet Dreams(R) beds; MP3 compatible stereo clock radios; The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf in-room coffee service; Crabtree & Evelyn bath products; showers and bath tubs, and a spacious work desk complete with wireless (fee), high-speed internet access (fee), and ergonomic desk chairs. Room Service served daily from 3pm-11pm. Dinner is served in the Lobby Lounge from 4pm until 10:30pm. Breakfast is served inside Markethouse Monday - Friday 6am-10am Saturday/ Sunday 7am-11am. ... more   less 
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