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
- 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
I was here for a convention and I selected the Hyatt over the Marriott Marquis as Hyatt always treats me better As typically the case, I was upgraded and to a suite this time. I had a sitting area, two TVs and a desk area. The bed with the Hyatt standard which was very comfortable. While I prefer a fitted sheet (so your feet don't touch bare mattress if you scrunch to the end), I really like Hyatt bedding because it is never too hot with bulky comforters. The bathroom had a bench in it and plenty of shower and counter space. This locations connected to the convention center via walkways and no need to go outside in brutal Chicago weather. The corner suite had plenty of room and I wished I could have spent more time in it that I did. The fitness center is large and no shortage of equipment. It also featured a lap pool. I ate at one of the bars. While i would say the food items were trying to be creative and unique - sometimes the normal bar staples always taste better. Since this is a convention area - I didn't see any awesome views from he room - but that's really not what you are there for anyway. I'd definitely stay her again.
This is a great location for a room because my husband and I walked right over to the auto show without going outside. This is a great addition to the McCormick place and the staff was friendly, nice, and courteous. Parking was also a breeze.
Food quality was gas station, reheated in a microwave, quality. Other than that room was fine, staff were all courteous and helpful. Stay there and leave your room to eat in the restaurant/bar, skip the room service.
The Hyatt made the Chicago auto show even more amazing with two young kids. Our suite was only a little more money than a standard room and it had a massive walk-in closet where our two year old slept, and tons of space! The only issue we had at all was that the pool was freezing for all of us. Parents and kids shivering like crazy. It should say, pool CAN be heated, but is only barely.
Room was clean and the view was nice. My only complaint is the bed is a little uncomfortable. However, it was in a great location, easy to access the convention. The bean is a short 15 min drive away.