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
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- 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 for 9 nights.
The rooms and bathrooms are excellent and of very good size. Overall cleanliness and quality of facilities are also very good. Air conditioning control on the room works well and you have full control over the temperature. The walls of the room are wee thin and could do with better sound insulation
Bar is nice with excellent cocktails and a very helpful bar tender.
Location is good from viewing the key sights around chicago - however it is close to a hospital and you do get some siren noise, but not enough to wake you up.
Overall for the price and excellent property.
What a nice surprise! This hotel is super nice, with a large comfy bed, a luxurious bath and a large living room area. Besides dining at the hotel, there are several restaurants across the street and around the corner, a 7-11 a short block away, and Dunkin' is around the corner, too. Cabs are everywhere, we never needed to schedule an Uber because the cabs were always available. This street is super quiet, we never knew we were so close to the busy Michigan Avenue. Highly recommend this place.
I stayed here because it is close to Northwestern hospital. I enjoyed the room so much I didn't want to leave the room was spacious. It had a separate livingroom area with a great room. I didn't hear any street noise. The bed was very comfortable and the tub was fantastic. Went to Whole Foods a few blocks away and got a bath bomb. Great hotel, great location!