InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile
What We Love
- The ornate indoor junior Olympic swimming pool
- Cheese and chocolate flights with wine pairings at the award-winning Eno tasting room
- The only hotel with a front entrance on Michigan Avenue
What To Know
- The fitness room is open 24 hours
- All rooms feature tea- and coffeemaking facilities
- Valet parking is available for an additional $67 per day
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Originally an elite athletic club dating from 1929, the InterContinental makes quite the first impression, with its marble column–flanked doorway on Michigan Avenue, which leads to a four-story lobby with a grand staircase. The 792 guestrooms feature comfy beds, work desks, minibars and bathrooms stocked with Agraria bath products. Suites also have living rooms separated by French doors, additional flat-screen TVs and bar areas. Head to the hotel’s award-winning Eno bar for a flight of cheeses, cured meats and chocolates paired with wines, or tuck into the hearty fare at Michael Jordan’s steakhouse. Work it all off with a visit to the hotel’s two-level health club and spa, which includes a heated junior Olympic swimming pool.
In the Area
The InterContinental makes a great home base for exploring the Windy City, as it’s the only hotel with a front entrance on Michigan Avenue, which is lined with shops, museums and restaurants. See the city from the water aboard a boat tour or from the seat of a bike, both easily booked at the Navy Pier, a 50-acre landmark featuring parks, gardens, rides and restaurants. Save time for a visit to world’s largest collection of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist works at the Art Institute of Chicago and, if you’re there on a Sunday, make a reservation for brunch at the museum’s Terzo Piano restaurant, from award-winning chef Tony Mantuano. Back on Michigan Avenue, Manuano also runs Spiagga, a favorite of President Obama’s for its James Beard–nominated Italian fare.
How to Get There
It's my second time at the InterContinental. The staff are always superb and the location is close to so many things. It's pricey, but I guess in line with the surrounding area. It's just a short walk to dozens of eateries and shopping places.
We stayed three nights. If you swim, bring your bathing suit. The pool is awesome. My wife swam laps in the junior Olympic size architectural gem of a pool. The room was nice, not large. Staff members were very pleasant and helpful answering questions and giving directions. Very convenient downtown location.
Very comfortable hotel, excellent bar and kind wait-staff. Convenient location on Michigan Ave. Very good location to visit Art Institute of Chicago, Museum of Contemporary Art, or to take a walking or river tour. Excellent access to major businesses, University of Chicago readily accessible via the #6 Jackson Park Express, 20 minute ride. Get a bus card at any Walgreens.
Request the newer wing. Rooms were large and the bathroom was luscious. Had numerous catered events and the food far exceeded my expectations of conference food. Architecture was rich with history too. Take some time and walk around the 2nd and 3rd floors.
I was stay in the hotel, the room is very good and comfortable and best location.
Near to the all store for shopping and near to best restaurant in downtown.
I am really stay for more than a week and I was happy.