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
Really close to Michigan Avenue but very quiet location. Hotel was very clean and room spacious.Nice kitchen area in room and beds very comfortable.Tiara in reception most helpful.Would definitely return
Checked out of this hotel only to find that my credit card had been charged a $250 smoking fee!!! No one ever smoked in this room!!! Finally after 3 days of trying to contact a manager was able to speak to someone by the name of Paul who told me the charge is what it is with no explanation or no proof!!!
This hotel was welcoming from when you stepped into the front doors. The staff was friendly and helpful. Our room was very clean and well kept throughout our stay. While their if anything was needed the staff had it up to our room within minutes and was friendly and accommodating. I will definitely be booking with this hotel again on my next trip!
The room is relatively big, staff both front desk and cleaning staff are friendly and like to say hi. They are people who are proud about their city.
Located not in the most crowded area, but close enough to reach Michigan avenue or Navy Pier.
My daughter and I visited Chicago in late March to buy a wedding dress at Vera Wang. We stayed at the Ivy Boutique Hotel on Ontario St. very cute, veryclean and modern, very large rooms with big bathroom which had nice tub, shower, two sinks. Has a little bar and nicely furnished living area. Three tv’s. One in the mirror in bath. Loved that!! Nice bar off the lobby. Super nice helpful people. Good food from room service. Location is a 10! Two blocks from Michigan Ave and tons of shops, big stores and restaurants. Be sure and have dinner at the Signature Room on the 95th floor of the Hancock Building. Very beautiful view of the city and the lake. Great upscale food!!