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
I have stayed at the Dana at least 10 times in the last few years every time it's better and better from the rooms to the restaurant to the rooftop bar my favorite place to stay in the city great location great service everytime I am in the city this is where I will stay
Our corner king room was facing the most popular sites in Chicago and we were in walking distance to everything. The dining options were delicious, our room was very clean, and the hotel's vibe was very cool. Highly recommend - can't wait to stay again.
My company booked us a room at Dana and gotta say, I was not expecting much but was impressed. Like the room layout (clean and no smoking) and a great location (close to Madison Avenue). Staff was really nice and attentive.
The whole experience here was perfect . The staff was so helpful and kind. The rooms were great, so clean ans felt very comfortable to be in. The rooftop bar was spectacular with an amazing view when the sun was setting!!! A great birthday weekend was had.😀
4th or 5th time staying at the Dana. The hotel is great in terms or location, value, service and overall boutique style experience. Despite being fully booked due to NEOCON, I was offered a complimentary suite on top floor which was amazing. Any requests I have are typically met with positivity and our honored. Great staff and facilities always make any stay complete