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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
The location of this hotel allows you to put up with a little more just because it's wonderful! The room was clean, but nothing to brag about. A deep cleaning needs to be done. We used the in room coffee maker to make hot water and the water was brown without any use of coffee. We reported it and asked for a coupon to buy something downstairs and were given a microwave. The front desk staff and coffee bar staff did act like they could careless, the valet was nice and the baggage staff was wonderful. The picket line was out front (but just for a few hours each day) the people were super friendly and couldn't hear them past the front lobby. This is not a luxury hotel, this is a mid-level hotel.
It is very difficult to get to the hotel in a car. To pull up to Valet you must enter from Michigan Ave otherwise you have to pull past the hotel and back-up your car. Also when we were there Protestors greeted us and were a constant. Last, our room was HOT. We called down to have someone come and fix it and when we got back from the Cubs game it was still hot and never looked at. Last, the room design was off - choppy no flow and hard to carry a conversation. The valet were the nicest to us - everyone else had an attitude like they didn't want to be working there - not worth the money and will never stay at a Choice Hotel again!
The location to shopping areas and local eateries was wonderful. The staff was friendly, but acted disinterested until Jessica who was both professional and courteous really made the difference in my experience at the front desk. The house keeper was also very pleasant and accommodating during my entire stay.
Front desk staff in the evening were extremely rude and unhelpful with simple requests. I felt like they were bothered by me asking questions about the area and about needing extra water for my room. Location is good, but I paid a lot to stay here and I would not recommend. I will never stay in Cambria again. Also, they have a massive labor dispute with Chicago hotel workers. Apparently, Cambria is the only hotel not to settle the dispute - every other Chicago hotel has.
Stayed for a business conference that was being held at a nearby Hotel. Cost was signifcantly lower than conference Hotel and Room was just as nice if not nicer. Hotel was much smaller and that was nice, because less crowds.