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
The service and people at this Hotel are spectacular. From the Gents that help you the minute you exit your car to the staff that checks you in. The bartender on the upper bar during evenings is amazing and knows his cocktails so well.The rooms are phenomenal and the beds are so comfortable...The VIEW is amazing from the rooms as well. Right in the heart of River North......you cannot do any better.
The Dana is definitely worth a visit. Their service is top notch which we experienced before even having been handed our room keys. The decor to the design is just simply cool. It feels like a place you want to be. Step inside the room and you get that same feel. Plus there is rain shower head which is so awesome. I don't want to give too much away because you really need to see it for yourself. The staff were among the best I have ever encountered. Hassan was working the desk when we checked in and without even having to ask upgraded our room and even gave us a little gift for my girlfriends birthday. The Dana has exceeded any expectations that I had. Can't wait to get back over there and actually check out the spa and rooftop bar. Overall a great experience which is hard to come by!
This hotel was in the perfect location. We loved our couples massage and the steam showers. The staff was very friendly and our suite was perfect! I would recommend this hotel to anyone looking to have a relaxing getaway that is close to everything.
Wonderful boutique hotel steps from Michigan Ave. Large rooms with floor-to-ceiling windows. Excellent customer service. Ariel and JaVette at the front desk do an incredible job of accommodating customer needs. Our trip was a friends' reunion. Cozy bars on both the first and second floors made great meeting spots for us.
I've heard good things about dana and decided to stay here for my birthday weekend. The hotel gave us a complimentary bottle of wine, which we chose from the wine rack in the room. The hotel is in a good location, has a boutique feel, modern and clean.the lobby is up one flight as there's a resturant on the floor where the entrance is, which isn't a big deal but there isn't seating for let's say when waiting for the valet to bring the car around. We found valet convinient as you have in and out privilege and didn't have to wait long for the car. Room was small but nice. Minor issue for me was that I found the ac, heat unit too loud when it turned on. We had a great stay, though, and would stay again. Oh and the staff were friendly and attentive.