The Chromecast-equipped TVs, so you can Netflix and chill
The three-story rooftop bar is one of the hottest spots in town
You can text the staff with requests
The gym is open 24 hours
What To Know
Be careful not to sleep in—late checkout can cost $100
Request a river view room on a high floor for dynamite views
Valet parking is pricey
Check-in isn’t until 4 p.m.
Parking on site
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Neoclassical landmark turned enormous contemporary hotel, with a tri-level bar, spectacular Lake Michigan views, and a central location close to the Magnificent Mile
Part of the Hilton Hotels’ “Curio Collection,” this massive hotel (22 stories high with 452 rooms and suites) is not boutique in any sense of the word—bathrooms are ultra-spacious, and the rooftop bar takes up three stories—but its impressive eye for design leaves other giant hotels in the dust. Formerly the London Guarantee & Accident Building, a landmark edifice from the 1920s, the creation of LondonHouse (and the addition of a new all-glass building next door) turned this space into a super modern spot that is one of the hottest new hotels in Chicago. Rooms, outfitted in dark wood that offsets the bright white beds (including monogrammed duvet covers), come with Nespresso machines and 55-inch TVs and have workstations big enough to actually accomplish something. The second-floor lobby is enormous and a fabulous place to relax (the armchairs that curve over your head are particularly cool), while the lobby bar has floor-to-ceiling windows that light up the entire space.
In the Area
LondonHouse sits by the DuSable Bridge, with a fabulous position on East Upper Wacker Drive and just over the water from the southern point of the Magnificent Mile. The lakefront is less than a mile to the east, with the running and biking paths of North Lake Shore Dive easily reached on foot. A stroll north brings you to the fabulous Museum of Contemporary Art, while heading in the other direction takes you to the Art Institute by way of the wonderful Millennium Park, whose displays of public art and ambitious design have garnered international praise (fuel up with the city’s best pancakes at the nearby Wildberry Café before a day of park explorations). If you want to give your feet a break, there are a handful of subway stops within minutes of the hotel.