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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
Stayed at the Loews under Am Ex FHR program. Got upgraded to a spectacular room with both lake and river views.
The hotel is a short walk to the river or to the lake, there is a large Whole Foods on the block and it's an easy walking commute to Michigan Ave. U of Chicago is right there.
The service is top-notch, gym is above average, rooms above average and restaurant about what you'd expect.
Chicago has tons of worthy hotels, this one is the call when using Amex FHR program.
Beautiful hotel, lovely staff, very comfortable rooms. Great location, beautiful lobby with great bar and restaurant. Rooms were very well equipped and quiet. Enjoyed a great breakfast at the hotel restaurant.
Loews Chicago offers a unique blend of being a luxury hotel, yet offers the personal care that makes guests feel like family. Every staff member during our stay was extremely polite, went out of their way to take care of us, and went the extra mile to make sure our two-night stay was outstanding. Not only is this an amazing hotel, its location is amazing: a .5 mile walk to Navy Pier, or head west to Michigan Avenue. The views from the top floors are amazing. Do yourself a favor, stay at this hotel when you visit Chicago - you won't be sorry!
Excellent visit. Nice front desk. Bathrooms need second sink and bathtub. Sliding door is not preferred to bathroom. Rooms should come with two bathrobes and two pairs of slippers.
Service at ETA is a bit slow and inefficient. We were surprised kitchen is not super organized. Took a while to get a table for breakfast on a Sat. morning. Why ?
We had a great stay at the Loew's Chicago hotel. The hotel staff was great and very helpful.
The restaurant had very good options for lunch and dinner and the lap swimming pool was a treat. Would not want to stay anywhere else the next time I visit Chicago.