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 really love it! The hotel is really a few steps of michigan street, through your Walking you will find the famous garret popcorn and stanley donuts the best. Also for a rush try the peeps coffee shop.
The Ivy hotel is very nice and servicw is great, very friendly and people are very helpful also. They told us where to visit and the perfect day for free entrance.
Cleaning is excellent also and is so quiet for resting in the Night. For an extra they always left you a surprise, instead of the typical night chocolate, they left us some bakery yummys.
See you next time Chicago and Ivy Hotel of course.
This is my fourth visit to the Ivy Boutique Hotel and from my first stay, it felt like home. I came in for an interview and Paul helped me out with a quiet room and remembered to wish me “good luck” before my interview the next morning. From the get-go I was made to feel like the most important guest there — and I surely wasn’t. Love the modern design, the super comfy beds and the bathtub is a soakers dream come true! I have been back three times since I landed the job and continue to receive great service and extraordinary friendliness! Lajla helped me out last minute this week with a room when my move fell apart. The hotel staff make me feel like family and it’s where I will put my family up when they come visit!
Onyinye and Angelica were the best. Onyinye worked the front desk and she was accommodating and GREAT on everything I needed, Angelica worked the roof top and she was WONDERFUL!!! Even thought the valet parking is not affiliated with the hotel, the one thing that really made me very upset with the valet parking is one of the workers hit my rim on a curve and when I speak with the manager he gave a bogus explanation, now I have to pay out of my pocket for a new rim, be careful giving them your key to your vehicle. Over all this is a really nice location and I will go back again.