The vibe is intimate; there are just four or five rooms per floor
Environmentally friendly materials like repurposed bamboo for floors and organic cotton for sheets
Located in the hip Streeterville neighborhood, steps from the Mag Mile
What To Know
Bookings are non-refundable and non-transferrable: No name changes are allowed on reservations; names entered at booking must be the guests checking in upon arrival
Better for couples because of the small size
Design is minimalist; fans of chintz and velvet may find the decor sparse
Parking on site
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Eco-friendly Chicago digs with a chill rooftop bar in the hip Streeterville neighborhood
The Ivy Hotel’s slim exterior belies a big personality. Inside, the hotel aspires to a freewheeling Vegas-style vibe, and it succeeds with a series of welcoming contrasts. For example, the 15-story building is just six windows wide (tiny by Chicago standards), but rooms are huge. Amenities are numerous, yet the hotel’s carbon footprint is small. The clean-lined mod lobby sports club-worthy lighting—purple during daylight, a hazy vermilion at sunset and a calming green at night—and walls of wood herringbone or matte silver.
Bed & Bath
Rooms are decorated with dove-gray fabric walls, mahogany bamboo floors, sisal rugs and accents of deep purple and fuchsia. The overall aesthetic is sleek but not stark with amenities like Keurig coffeemakers and LCD televisions. Bathrooms have enormous tubs with lavender bath salts and in-mirror TVs. Plus, you can enjoy the hotel’s indulgences guilt-free: Everything is designed to leave a minimal carbon footprint.
Onsite you can get great small bites while drinking in the views from the 15th floor bar. Although the hotel doesn’t have an on-site gym, pool or marquee restaurant, it does take full advantage of the neighborhood. Daily passes to the River East Club are available at check-in, and the hotel is a stone’s throw from some of Chicago’s top eateries.