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
The hotel was nice, staff was friendly. I would have given another star if a)happy hour in the bar started at 8pm and ended at 9pm. I thought that was very strange and it does not attract a happy hour crowd. Our group of 12 went down the street to another place each day for HH. Also I thought the $9.14 bottle water in the room was ridiculous. I could get rum and vodka from the mini bar for 7 but water was more? I know this because on my last day I was charged for a water I did not buy. I am guessing the maid drank it. Anyway a quick call a few days later when I reviewed my bill and they immediately removed it from my bill. Also a bit strange, premium rooms on high floors had double beds and regular rooms lower floors had King beds.
Very nice hotel with all the amenities. The rooms are spacious, and the staff was friendly. We ate breakfast at the hotel restaurant and had drinks and an appetizer at the lobby bar. It’s a short walk to Michigan Ave. We would definitely stay here again.
My wife and I really like the Loews, it was our first time there and we got a great rate on Hotwire. Great bed, nice large bathroom and the floor to ceiling windows gave a great view of the city. Close to to Michigan Ave and Navy Pier.
Everything was great that, will be my next hotel.I rate this hotel 5 stars.All staff were helpful and friendly.Upon arrival I loved the warm cider and cookies.The hotel was in a excellent location.Close to shopping stores and restaurants.
Really nice hotel, great service, and beautifully decorated rooms with great views. Location perfect for Chicago sightseeing, shopping or business. I really liked the bed - so comfy. Handy having Starbucks in the lobby and a nice bar area for a drink.