Hyatt Regency McCormick Place
What We Love
- Full-service health club with lap pool, sauna and dozens of cardio machines
- Three restaurant choices plus a well-stocked grab-and-go café
- Local and regional brews served in the M/X lounge
- Lakeside locale with easy access to lakefront recreational path and area museums
What To Know
- Free WiFi
- Request a north facing room for stunning skyline views
- This is a large hotel with over 1,200 rooms and facilities to match
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Attached to McCormick Place, Chicago’s sprawling convention center, the two-tower Hyatt Regency was built to accommodate crowds without feeling overwhelming. Living-room-like conversation areas in the lobby make spacious public areas feel human-scaled beside three-story-tall window walls. A smattering of large-scale artworks, gleaming lobby tile and a central hallway accessing four restaurants en route to the convention center evoke a sense of cool efficiency.
Bed and Bath
Neutral décor takes a back seat to panoramic city views. Thoughtful ergonomic design makes the rooms remarkably residential, from foyer tables to built-in benches and Eames-style chair-and-ottoman sets. Beds are generously pillowed and amenities, unexpected in a hotel of this size, include robes and slippers. A one-cup coffee maker comes with Tazo teas as well as Arabica blends. KenetMD amenities stock the bathroom, featuring the shower and toilet in an adjoining room for privacy.
The Health Club lives up to its name with a membership-worthy array of machines, weights and mats as well as a substantial lap pool, sauna, lockers and, in season, a sun deck. Befitting a meetings hotel, the business center is a full-service FedEx Office store. The lobby level hosts four food and beverage options, including the well-stocked grab-and-go Daily Grind, casual pizza specialist Forno, steakhouse Shor and lively lounge M/X featuring local and regional beers on tap as well as a full nachos-to-steaks menu.
In the Area
Located in the growing South Loop area, the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place offers guests pedestrian access to the 18-mile lakefront recreational trail, as well as football’s Soldier Field. The Museum Campus – comprised of marquee city attractions including the Shedd Aquarium, Field Museum and Adler Planetarium – is a pleasant 15-minute walk (or three-minute cab ride) away. The convention center borders the historic Prairie District, hosting a few rare vintage mansions including the 1887-built Glessner House, a granite rejection of froufrou Victorian architecture, now operating as a museum. The area’s dining scene is on the rise, led by the contemporary Acadia, as well as more casual stars including egg-cream-and-knish slinger Eleven City Diner.
How to Get There
Overall terrific experience. Hotel was nice, clean and was close (4 blocks) from the nearest train and there was a bus stop right outside of the hotel which was convenient. Would definitely stay here again.
Good location. A bit outdated rooms but comfortable. Hotel is connected to blocks of conference space all the way to the lake. If you walk down towards China town it gets shady.
Close by coffee places and restaurants.
Room was clean, staff was great, house keeping very good. 3.50 for a bottle of water placed in room is crazy. Should be free with room . Food we ordered to room was little over priced for what you get.