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 the room and place and staff were great. But I left a shirt behind: I get an email saying they could ship it to me. However it would cost $40 which is more than I paid for the shirt. I wouldn’t have been opposed to paying a normal fed ex or ups rate but felt this was gouging and it left a bad taste in my mouth.
Over charged for the room. Same event same rooms people were paying 100s less. Room wasn’t clean, random nuts on the floor by the bed and the comforter had pizza sauce on it. So they hadn’t changed the bedding, gross.
We stayed at the Hyatt for Star Wars Celebration. Hotel really took an extra step with a Star Wars themed Bar Menu, the employees wearing Star Wars themed tshirts and lightsabers on the wall in the lobby ! Check-in was fast and easy. Our room was lovely (corner room on the 20th floor)nice, clean, spacious and quiet.
Housekeeping forgot to tidy our room after the first night. We called the front desk and they send a lovely housekeeper almost immediately.
The convention center was accessible through a skywalk, which was an added bonus (especially Sunday when it was snowing). Lots of food option (although they are a little pricey).
Stayed here for five nights and have zero complaints. The room was clean and comfortable the entire stay.
The hotel is attached to McCormick place so it’s an easy, indoor, walk to the convention center and meeting rooms. And the market/Starbucks and restaurants further allow you to stay in one place if you like or prefer.
Lyft was about $40 each way to/from O’Hare during non-surge timeframes.
Aside from the convention pricing for the hotel (noticeably more than other times) it was a great stay. And no complaints on the price - it is what it is in a big city and during a huge convention that books up every room.
I stayed at the Hyatt for Star Wars Celebration. The room was spacious and clean, although the I have to admit that the mattress was a little too uncomfortable for me (I have back issues and need a softer mattress; this one was quite hard). The walls are also quite thin and we often heard people next door talking and making noise. We had the breakfast buffet one morning, and there were plenty of hot and cold options to pick from. Apart from an issue I had with a bellman upon leaving (which is already being addressed by management, so I won't get into it here) the staff were excellent-super friendly and cheerful despite the craziness of having all of us Star Wars fans converging on them at once. I would recommend this hotel, especially if you have a conference at McCormick Place.