Prime location between shop-centric Michigan Avenue and the Lake Michigan shore
Lobby bar specializes in beers brewed within 125 miles and hires local singer-songwriters to serenade the crowd
Spacious rooms with skyline views and thoughtful extras like motion-sensor nightlights
What To Know
Hipsters, book elsewhere: The clientele tends toward business travelers and families
Though the lobby library offers a half hour of free WiFi, in-room access is $9.95 (basic) or $14.95 (premium) per day
The pool is more for relaxing than swimming laps
Parking on site
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Business meets pleasure with a buzzy bar and a subtle Chicago theme, from contemporary art to craft beer
Straddling cool and corporate. Curios and an eclectic collection of books — from history tomes to dieting how-tos — fill the shelves of the library in the second-story lobby. Three major pieces of contemporary Chicago-themed art, including a wall-size rendering of a city map circa 1910, add interest to the otherwise neutral space in the lobby. The furnishings including a communal table, cozy banquettes and pairs of Eames plywood chairs that encourage gathering in the comfortable bar.
Bed and Bath
In a masculine beige to copper palette, the spacious guestrooms focus on the essentials: downy beds, oversize TVs, mini-refrigerators and generous bathrooms. Egg-shaped leather armchairs, oversize ottomans that double as coffee tables, and L-shaped sectional couches make guests feel at home. The management minds the little details, from earplugs supplied bedside to motion sensor–activated nightlights installed on the floor. Heavy barn doors separate the large bathrooms, which feature makeup-ready mirror lighting.
The open-plan Level Two in the lobby morphs from waiting area to convivial bar, where local singer-songwriters play happy hours kicked off with barrel-aged Negronis and beers crafted within 125 miles. Roll-away doors in the restaurant slide open in the morning to reveal one of the city’s most complete breakfast buffets, including artisanal cheeses and charcuterie. The modern gym has the latest in LifeFitness aerobic and weight machines, plus mats, exercise balls, headphones and magazines. The small pool is popular with families.
In the Area
The Magnificent Mile in the hotel’s name refers to Michigan Avenue, one block west, an energetic thoroughfare lined with designer and department stores, from Tiffany’s to Nordstrom. Better than the shopping are the restaurants, starting with Italian small plates favorite Cicchetti, which is just across the street from the hotel. Rub elbows with locals at the Purple Pig’s communal tables for sharable charcuterie, cheese and pork jowl. Take a culture break at the airy Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. Its neighbor, the Lookingglass Theatre in the historic Water Tower Water Works building, stages innovative shows that often incorporate circus arts. The 18-mile lakefront bike trail is just a few blocks away, with rentals available from Bike Chicago at the nearby Navy Pier.
Hyatt Centric Chicago Magnificent Mile
633 N Saint Clair St
Chicago, Illinois 60611
How to Get There
The closest major airports to Wyndham Chicago are:Chicago, IL (MDW-Midway Intl.) - 15.3 km / 9.5 miChicago, IL (ORD-O'Hare Intl.) - 25.1 km / 15.6 miThe preferred airport for Wyndham Chicago is Chicago, IL (ORD-O'Hare Intl.). Distances are calculated in a straight line from the property’s location to the point of interest or airport and may not reflect actual travel distance. Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometre.