Fairmont Chicago at Millennium Park
What We Love
- The Millennium Park location puts you within easy reach of Chicago’s iconic attractions, including Navy Pier, the Bean, and the lakeshore
- Fairmont Gold Rooms include access to the lounge for all-day drinks and snacks
- The Columbus Tap offers a quintessential Windy City tap house experience with a fresh Midwest-focused menu
- Enjoy a curated menu of crafted signature cocktails, word-class wines and small plates at THE BAR
What To Know
- The spa offers a $15 pass for guests who want to take advantage of the full-service 24-hour fitness studio
- Sweeping views of Lake Michigan from higher-level rooms
- Complimentary WiFi is available in the lobby and mySpa; in-room WiFi costs an additional $13.95 plus tax per day
- Start the day off right with breakfast in the Millennium Room
- Handicap Accessible
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
Close to the Magnificent Mile and the north end of Millennium Park, this Loop area hotel is a swank sleep with almost 700 guestrooms, an 11,000-square-foot spa and an exclusive 15th-floor concierge level. The guestrooms feature contemporary floral artwork and muted gray and beige linens, and come stocked with mod cons including Le Labo bath amenities, rainfall shower heads and Nespresso coffee makers. Three on-site restaurants make it easy to hole up during chilly Chicago winters: locally focused Aria won a 2013 Wine Spectator award; Eno pairs wine with cheese and chocolate; and the Aria bar serves up light lunches, sushi and cocktails daily.
In the Area
The hotel puts you within spitting distance of Chicago’s most iconic attractions. Take a funhouse-like photo of the skyline in front of the Bean, walk north on Michigan Avenue over the river for Magnificent Mile shopping, or hoof it to the John Hancock Center to see the city from up high (skip the organized tour and opt for a cocktail in the 956h-floor Signature Lounge). Sampling the city’s signature treats is a breeze, too— Giordano’s Pizza, famed for its stuffed crust pizza, is on the north end of the park; the original Garrett’s Popcorn shop still doles out its Garrett Mix (CaramelCrips coupled with CheeseCorn flavors); and nearby Portillo’s dishes out hot dogs and juicy Italian beef sandwiches.
How to Get There
Stayed here a couple of nights for a conference. This is a large, somewhat older hotel in a convenient location near Millennium Park and Michigan Avenue shops. It’s not glitzy or modern, but they’ve kept it up. My first room was too cold, and they cheerfully moved me to another room. Rooms are spacious, with nice bathrooms and large flat screen TVs. WiFi is free, worked well. Minibar fridge is electronic so they’ll charge you if you take anything out. Nice fitness center. Staff are very helpful and friendly. I arrived late for what I thought was a buffet lunch at my conference, and they made me a fresh new meal. Conference food was excellent. CVS is across the street, and a well-stocked market is around the corner (Bockwinkels).
Overall, this is not at the level of the Peninsula or Four Seasons, but its a very nice place to stay with good people working there. I’d stay there again.
I stayed on a business trip last week and the Fairmont was perfect. A great workspace for me to answer my emails, prompt room service with excellent food, and all of the staff were so friendly. I'll be staying here when I return.
My husband and I came to Chicago for a wedding and decided to stay for the weekend at the Fairmont. We booked a room on the 37th floor in one of their suites and we were both blown away by the views, suite, and service. The valet was wonderful taking care of our bags and car, the check in staff were great and our room was ready 4 hours earlier than expected. We also had access to the gold members lounge and the staff and food there were excellent! We were only there for 2 nights and 3 days for a wedding but we both felt like we were on vacation. This was our first time staying in Chicago as well as our first time staying in a Fairmont hotel. We definitely want to make a trip back to the Fairmont Chicago and plan on visiting other Fairmont locations in the future.