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
Nice hotel and very conveniently located on Michigan Ave. Very walkable to all of the shops and attractions, particularly if you want to do the architecture tour.
The valet is $70 a night so it’s worthwhile to find a self parking garage if you aren’t in a hurry.
Check in is a breeze and the staff is friendly and courteous. Lobby is a statement with the beautiful table and grand floral centerpiece with a staircase. Starbucks and Michael Jordan steakhouse within the building. The pool is marvelous and not just your everyday hotel swimming pool. It’s grand! Gym is decent and is open 24 hrs so no excuses! ;)
The room we had was a king and there was space for a chaise/sofa. The bathroom was nice but needed some TLC as the wallpaper is peeling off. However, the bathroom and room are clean and efficient with the space. Toiletries are nice and lemons scented. Decor is modern. We just wished the room was a little less tired looking for a 4 Star. Otherwise the property is grand and rich in history!
Great location and great service. Rooms not as big as expected. The room was very clean, very good amenities. loved the pillows. the location of the hotel is perfect near all major attractions and excellent shopping.
We checked in and they did not have our correct reservation information; instead of 2 queens we got 1 king. This means my colleague & I would be sleeping in the same bed-good thing we are friends as well! HOWEVER, the woman that was working with us was just amazing!!! She was fun & wonderful & tried her best to fix it. We found the entire staff to be lovely! When trying to get onto wi-fi you must fill out a survey...some advice...don't say anything you don't want to discuss at that moment. They called our room to talk about the survey within minutes of me finishing it.
The rooms are clean & nice, the pool is laced with history & opulance, good gym, great breakfast. Odd but no place to sit in the lobby or really anywhere else unless you are in your room.
Was definitely a great stay.
Don't forget the pool. Take a look at the Grand Ballroom. Luis is one of the most accomplished bartenders I have seen. The Michael Jordan steak house on site won't disappoint. Also appreciated the extra effort management was willing to take when there was a temporary hickup during our check in. Will be back as it was that good.
I really loved this hotel! The rooms were perfectly clean and comfortable. I was right by the elevator and never heard any noise. The concierge was very helpful and everyone we encountered was very friendly. I would definitely recommend to a friend.There is so much to do right by the hotel, the location is great too!