Loews Chicago Hotel
What We Love
- Kid- and pet-friendly
- The Spa at Loews Chicago specializes in anti-aging therapies in partnership with HydroPeptide
- Room service is available 24/7
- Unique artwork throughout the property, including the Carl Sandburg poem “Chicago,” printed on the inside of the elevator
What To Know
- Make reservations in advance for Rural Society, the Argentine-style steakhouse helmed by star chef Jose Garces
- Chicago’s largest rooftop bar, Streeterville Social, is open during the summer months only
- Self-parking costs $38 per day and valet parking costs $67 per day
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- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
Opened in March 2015, the Loews Chicago is already a standout on the Chi-Town cityscape and hotel scene, housed in a purpose-built skyscraper at 455 North Park just off East Illinois St. The hotel occupies floors one to 14 (the remaining 38 stories are for residential use), but packs a punch with 375 guestrooms and 25 suites, a Jose Garces–helmed Argentinian restaurant, a wealth of Chicago-influenced artwork and the knockout 9,000-square-foot rooftop bar with a swimming pool, bar, yoga terrace and views of Lake Michigan and Navy Pier. Guestrooms are less flashy than the public spaces, done up in muted slate grays, whites and oak tones, all with King or Queen beds, flat-screen TVs, Keurig coffee makers and complimentary WiFi. Modern bathrooms have walk-in showers and posh amenities by Davines. Most impressive are the skyline views framed in floor-to-ceiling windows. Book in advance to dine at Rural Society, the Argentine steak eatery from Iron Chef–winner Jose Garces, or go for lighter bites and cocktails at the next-door lobby bar, ETA. The seasonal rooftop bar, Streeterville Social, is a show-stopping 9,000-square-foot space for drinking, grazing, yoga classes, swim sessions and admiring the classic Chicago views.
In the Area
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 the 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, Mantuano also runs Spiagga, a favorite of President Obama’s for its James Beard-nominated Italian fare.
How to Get There
I came here with a friend for a weekend conference. Our stay was great overall - clean, comfortable accommodations, Starbucks on site, quick elevators (essential for large conferences), large lobby space for mingling. I was a little annoyed by the lack of vending machines or sodas/snacks for sale; they did have a little commissary closet at the front desk but the “drink fridge” wasn’t even stocked (unless you want ginger ale) so it wasn’t very helpful. Word of warning - they will hold $100 per night on your method of payment at check-in for “incidentals”, which is insane. I’ve never seen such a high deposit nor had a hotel that wouldn’t turn off the ability to charge to the room for me. It actually caused me to cancel my room and double up with a friend because I did not budget an additional $100 per night. Yes the hold is released at checkout for credit and 3-5 days later for debit, but if you don’t have $100 extra per night to be held up, you just don’t have it.
All aspects of the conference was amazing. The staff was quick to help and very friendly, truly appreciated that. Will definitely consider coming back for business and personal reason. Also wanted to add it's a great location for tourists.
Stayed here for 1 night with my woman and I was very impressed from the amenities to the exceptional customer service. The ambiance and luxury of this hotel is 5 star. I'll definitely recommend Loews.
The Loews Chicago Hotel was refreshing - a modern, upscale hotel with professional staff ready to meet the needs of their customers. I would definitely stay again and recommend the hotel to friends and families.
All good and friendly personnel. Rooms are modern and well equiped. Price/Quality perfect. Good lobby with working space is extremely useful and definitively highly appreciated for small meetings. Location is also close of good restaurants and pubs which makes it easy for evening events.