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
Loew's is an excellent hotel in a great location in Chicago downtown. The manager, David, is very hands on with making sure the staff is attentive and pleasant. The rooms are very nice and the lobby is upgraded nicely. However, the drawback with this hotel is that there is no dinner restaurant on the property. So, if you don't mind walking into town to visit a restaurant, then this is the hotel for you. But, if you are looking for a hotel where you don't have to walk or take a taxi ride to get to dinner, then you may want to look elsewhere. All in all, the rooms and staff are wonderful.
Highly recommend Lowe’s in every way. From the minute we stepped into the Lobby the service was magnificent. The hotel was immaculate .. loved every moment of our stay.If you are visiting Chicago make sure you stay at Lowe’s
The staff was friendly and helpful, the food was excellent, the cleanliness of the room was the best I have experienced, and décor was very well selected. I did have some trouble getting to sleep due to the noise outside in the hallway. However, the bed was very comfortable and bathroom was very clean and modern.
Check in was quick and friendly (Alex). Room was small for 5 people and we ended up getting a rollaway at an extra cost despite booking for 5 and giving the ages of our children. The room was fine. You can only register 2 devices for free WiFi which didn’t go down well with the teenagers!
Starbucks in the lobby.
My executive team and I stayed and hosted our meetings at the Loews Chicago Hotel at the beginning of August. The staff did a superb job prior and during the meetings. Everything was above expectation. Rooms were super nice, staff was great, and location was amazing. Our server Gregory G. made sure everything was excellent for breakfast, snacks, and lunch. Kate S. was great in ensuring all details were met prior to our meetings. From the time I requested a quote from Tyler G., setup PSAV with Laurie M. and Travis E., until check out, I was completely blown away with their wonderful services.