Ivy Boutique Hotel
What We Love
- The vibe is intimate; there are just four or five rooms per floor
- Environmentally friendly materials like repurposed bamboo for floors and organic cotton for sheets
- Located in the hip Streeterville neighborhood, steps from the Mag Mile
What To Know
- Bookings are non-refundable and non-transferrable: No name changes are allowed on reservations; names entered at booking must be the guests checking in upon arrival
- Better for couples because of the small size
- Design is minimalist; fans of chintz and velvet may find the decor sparse
- Eco friendly
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
The Ivy Hotel’s slim exterior belies a big personality. Inside, the hotel aspires to a freewheeling Vegas-style vibe, and it succeeds with a series of welcoming contrasts. For example, the 15-story building is just six windows wide (tiny by Chicago standards), but rooms are huge. Amenities are numerous, yet the hotel’s carbon footprint is small. The clean-lined mod lobby sports club-worthy lighting—purple during daylight, a hazy vermilion at sunset and a calming green at night—and walls of wood herringbone or matte silver.
Bed & Bath
Rooms are decorated with dove-gray fabric walls, mahogany bamboo floors, sisal rugs and accents of deep purple and fuchsia. The overall aesthetic is sleek but not stark with amenities like Keurig coffeemakers and LCD televisions. Bathrooms have enormous tubs with lavender bath salts and in-mirror TVs. Plus, you can enjoy the hotel’s indulgences guilt-free: Everything is designed to leave a minimal carbon footprint.
Onsite you can get great small bites while drinking in the views from the 15th floor bar. Although the hotel doesn’t have an on-site gym, pool or marquee restaurant, it does take full advantage of the neighborhood. Daily passes to the River East Club are available at check-in, and the hotel is a stone’s throw from some of Chicago’s top eateries.
How to Get There
We stayed here for a weekend and used a Groupon so the rate was quite reasonable The hotel is clean and the rooms are spacious, The staff was extremely helpful and pleasant. Would return here again.. Nice place!
My husband and I had friends stay at this hotel for their anniversary and we wanted to surprise them to make their experience a special one. Lejla helped to make sure that this anniversary would be one to remember. Thank you so much Lejla for all your help. They were very pleasantly surprised.
The staff were very hospitable. We would definitely recommend this hotel to people that are looking for a lovely environment and staff that go that extra mile.
If you have business around the One Magnificent Mile or North Western Medical Ivy is a great hotel. Nice clean rooms with lots of space and a great bathroom. Separate areas for work and sleep. No restaurant other than for breakfast. Lots of eateries in the neighborhood so not a problem. On the negative side is the fact that there is no late checkout even if you are prepared to pay. Staff is helpful. I highly recommend unless you need late checkout.
Wonderful service. Room was clean and large. Zaya was one of the employees we encountered who gave us awesome service. Location is amazing. No gym, but they have several gym access. Check it out! Gem!
We were so pleased to discover Ivy Boutique Hotel at such a great rate. Great downtown location for nearby shopping, eating and bars. Front desk associates Noel and Tiara provided wonderful, friendly service and recommendations for eating and nightlife.