Dana Hotel and Spa
What We Love
- The hotel’s popular in-house spa and the serene vibe of the rooms
- Fully stocked in-room wine chiller
- Free WiFi
- Topnotch seasonal fare at freestyle food + drink
What To Know
- Better for young couples or business travelers than families
- Don’t be confused: The hotel and restaurant entrance are one and the same
- Vertigo Sky Lounge is a favorite of Chicago’s party crowd
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Urban zen. The lobby mixes loftlike details—floor-to-ceiling windows, exposed concrete, sculptural metal-and-glass staircases—with natural textures such as a wavelike wall of wood. Cocoon-like microsuede armchairs curve around buttery leather ottomans and an orchid tops a check-in desk backed by a mosaic portrait of a tatted young woman.
Bed & Bath
Rooms have a youthful spirit, catering mostly to in-the-know urbanites who look for luxury in the details. Think bathrooms with all-natural lighting and Italian rainshowers, B&W Zeppelin sound equipment, Keurig coffeemakers and a wine chiller in every room. The loftlike vibe continues here with hardwood floors, platform beds dressed in white-on-white linens and a wall of windows.
The real zen heart of the hotel is the spa with its extensive menu of massages, hair and scalp treatments, male and female facials, mud rubs, body scrubs and more. When it’s time for dinner, freestyle food + drink serves seasonal dishes, focusing primarily on contemporary American fare like braised short ribs with parsnips and crispy Brussels sprouts, or grilled salmon with heirloom tomatoes. If all that food gives you added energy, you (and much of the rest of the city) can dance it off at the property’s year-round rooftop bar, the Vertigo Sky Lounge. The indoor/outdoor space is a favorite of Chicago’s party crowd with 26th-floor views.
In the Area
The Dana puts you smack-dab in the middle of Chicago’s food scene. Within walking distance or a quick cab ride: Rick Bayless’s Frontera Grill and Topolobampo; Carrie Nahabedian’s Naha; and Andrew Zimmerman’s Sepia. Don’t miss the laughs at the world famous Second City, where such luminaries as Dan Aykroyd, Steve Carell and Tina Fey have performed. The downtown Art Institute houses famous works like American Gothic by Grant Wood and Edward Hopper’s Nighthawks.
How to Get There
We stayed here for three nights for leisure and had the best time!
Check in staff were amazing, we had booked a comfy king but they upgraded our room which was huge and had two king beds, a high floor and the biggest shower I have ever seen! The mini bar was stocked with an abundance or wine and was all reasonably priced.
All staff we came into contact with were very friendly and attentive, always wishing us a good stay and smiling.
The location is great too, lots of things to do and see within walking distance and very easy to get the subway to other parts of town.
Overall this hotel was fantastic and I could not recommend this place enough and I will definitely be returning on my next visit to Chicago! Thank you for making our first trip so great.
The hotel had an amazing staff. They were very friendly and extremely helpful. The hotel itself was clean and comfortable. Our room had an mazingbview of the Chicago skyline at night. All around it was a great place to spend some time relaxing. I would love to return for another visit.
Very chic hotel on State Street. Beautiful boutique hotel with friendly staff from the doorman, check in, bartenders, Restaurant servers and porters. I highly recommend for a stay in the heart of downtown Chicago
From the moment we walked in we were greeted by a genuine and friendly staff. Check in was less like a process and more like a conversation with a friend.
The hotel and room were modern and tasteful with appointments that were way cool.
We will definitely return on future trips.
Have stayed here a couple of times on work trips! So reasonable for the service and location! Beds are comfy too!! So many restaurants around so it's pretty convenient to get anywhere. Staff were able to help at all times of the day/night.