Cambria Hotel & Suites Chicago Magnificent Mile
What We Love
- Prime location on Magnificent Mile near top shopping
- There’s an average of eight rooms per floor, which gives a sense of privacy
- Comfort food in the lobby's Barista Bar
- Spacious rooms create a homey feel
- Rooftop lounge 52EIGHTY
What To Know
- The fitness center has updated equipment and is available 24 hours
- A lobby barista serves Intelligentsia coffee and offers breakfast options and light lunch/dinner options
- The rooftop 52EIGHTY also serves tapas-style bites
- A $6.95 (including tax) hotel services fee will be collected at the property
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
Just east of Michigan Avenue, MileNorth mixes retro homey details like reclaimed wood and subway tile walls and a bar made of vintage card catalogs with industrial mint and cherry light fixtures and geometric wire bar stools. Upstairs, the 215 rooms have a more clean-lined modern look with modish green and orange accents. Enjoy the views from Joel Hillman’s Chicago style windows, inspired by the city’s architectural traditions.
Bed & Bath
Upstairs, the 215 rooms are spacious, bright and cozy. The bilevel entryways lend a homey feel as do pillowy beds with velevty soft throw pillows. Each room includes iPod docks, mini fridges and 32-inch flatscreen TVs (though we prefer to take in the views from the near floor-to-ceiling windows).
The lobby doubles as an inviting living room and its Barista Bar can whip up simple bites such as chorizo mac & cheese, wagyu sliders or flatbread sandwiches with lamb, black garlic, piquillo peppers and pickled shallot. And if you’re looking to pump some iron, there’s a 24-7 gym available.
In the Area
If you crave designer labels, walk along Michigan Avenue, where more than 400 storefronts line the city’s famous Magnificent Mile. But if it’s one-of-a-kind items you’re after, your best bets are the Wicker Park and Bucktown neighborhoods. Chicago is famous for its pizza, but it’s also known for great restaurants, including Girl & The Goat and Karyn’s, run by the woman who made vegan sexy. Don’t miss the laughs at the world famous Second City, where such luminaries as Dan Aykroyd, Steve Carell and Tina Fey have performed.
How to Get There
We reserved a block of rooms at Cambria for our wedding weekend. Lauren was very helpful in coordinating the rooms and keeping us updated on our guest list. Our guests enjoyed the rooms and stay at the hotel, especially the location and easy access to restaurants and shopping.
It's always nice to check in to a hotel on an annual basis and see the same faces year after year. This is one of those places. Sam greets you at the door and the check-in staff genuinely remembers you from the previous year.
This year we were on the 28th floor and the room was great. A previous guest had shut off the cold water tap under the sink, and that was the only mis-step of our stay. They even came up to change the a/c filter as I think it was the first time it had kicked on this season. Fast and efficient service at the front desk!
Other plusses include fast elevators (short waits) and a perfect location for those that want to venture to The Mile to walk, people watch or shop.
Favorite walk is to head toward the lake, hang a right on E.Walton and go by The Drake and down toward the lake. Hang a left and walk back past the historic apartments of the early 20th century on E. Lake Shore Drive. Peaceful and beautiful architecture.
We will be back next year as always!
We stayed here twice in the past 6 months. Once for business and once for visiting a relative at Northwestern Hospital. Great location for both. Walk to hospital, or restaurants or shopping. Everything is nearby. The room we had was spacious- bedding was wonderful. Art Deco style- clean and simple. Staff here is a real bonus- helpful and professional.
Nothing I would change. Great value.
We will be back.
Tip: each room is very unique so look and then book.
The room we rented was great. It was very spacious and clean. I realize that the hotel is in a good location, but for the amenities offered this hotel is slightly overpriced. There is no pool and the only other enticing aspect would have been the roof top bar but it was closed and could only be rented out for events. That was one of the things that brought us to the Cambria. Other than that the staff was friendly and the hotel was nice, but as stated above slightly overpriced because of the lack of amenities.
I loved this hotel! It's beautiful and so perfect! The decorating was just perfect and the rooms are huge and spacious. The customer service at the front desk was so good and Danielle went above and beyond to make sure we were happy during this stay. It was a rough weekend since we were here during the busy Memorial Weekend and the air conditioning in the building went out! When I spoke to her, she was accommodating and understanding and even took the time to thank me for being so kind to her in this difficult time. I really appreciated that. She fixed the problems and was genuinely concerned and cared about our stay. The customer service couldn't have been better and we're happy to have stayed in such a nice hotel!