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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
This is a really nice place. Some oddities though, like the glass wall and shower curtain in the bedroom so you can spy your family members sh_tting and showering. If you’re newlyweds, exhibitionists, or college kids who can’t get enough physical action, it seems kind of hip and sexy, I guess. Otherwise it’s creepy, a prelude to the premise of a Dr. Phil Show. ~The staff is great. But the giant clunker at this hotel is the noise from the nightclub on the roof, Apogee. If you like rest or sleep, of any kind, this is not your hotel. The ultra loud techno thumping lasts til 4:30 AM. I could both feel it and hear it through my noise canceling head phones. This ruined my weekend since I wasn’t anticipating two days of sleep deprivation. I cannot be the first to complain about this.
We only arrived here at 9pm so little time to enjoy the full panoply of facilities as we went our for a meal ; we did spend some time however the next morning before our next flight,and the place has good vibes - we know the group well as we’ve stayed often in their lovely hotel in Alicante,Spain. The rooms are a good size and ours had a very large and welcome shower. It’s location is ideal for us tourists being about 3 or 4 blocks east of Michigan,the up market shopping and entertainment street,and not far from the waterfront,so we’d come back.
Lovely hotel. Great location. Easy walking to sites. Staff friendly and helpful rooms clean. Beds comfortable. Large windows allow light to flow in. Room darkening curtains for privacy. Bar and restaurant within hotel but many places close by. Gym decent. Spa clean and nice
The Eurostars Magnificent Mile Hotel (formerly known as the Dana Hotel and Spa) is in a great location downtown. Easy to walk (felt very safe, even at night). Lots of good restaurants nearby. Front desk and front door service was excellent - everyone was so welcoming and friendly. Rooms were a nice size and beds were comfy. Nice that the room had two types of blinds - used them both! The restaurant downstairs had an excellent breakfast. The only odd thing was the sliding door that closes either the bathroom door or the closet, one at a time. You couldn’t be accessing in the closet while someone else was going in or out of the bathroom. Not terribly inconvenient, and not a deal breaker! Also, the concrete ceiling makes for a funky look, but also makes the rooms a little dark. Again, minor detail. Would absolutely stay here again for location and service!
I stayed at the dana hotel and spa (now Eurostars Magnificent Mile) for seven nights for a work trip. Gorgeous scenery, stunning views, elegant and modern rooms--this place is very attention to detail. The doormen were always nice and conversational, check-in/check-out was a breeze. Room service was super fast. A terrific stay!