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
I was here last year at this time for a conference and while I thought it was a nice hotel I was not overly impressed. What a difference a year makes. They really stepped up their game. Front desk is very nice and helpful and particularly Jessie who was more than responsive. Had some extra chairs brought up that we needed and then quickly removed them as soon as I requested. Jessie was extremely professional and helpful and added to my outstanding stay.
Gym has great equipment including two Pelaton Bikes and it was clean. Housekeeping this time was great (particularly turn down service but the hotel could give out a chocolate or something which would be a nice touch).
Hotel is clean and the gentlemen outside by the door were always welcoming and nice. Perfect location.
If there was one small criticism, we had a conference and while in the meeting room the staff was slow in taking away dirty dishes. The eggs also could have been warmer. But these are really minor issues to an excellent experience.
We had a great experience and wonderful time. Our first road trip with a 4 month old. The ease of checking in and they had a mini fridge put in for us since we requested for a crib. We also received a cute gift with the crib. A baby travel bag. It was quiet where we stayed and we and a beautiful view of downtown. I highly recommend staying here. The gym was beautiful and up to date machines! Starbucks downstairs was a perk! If you want luxury, relaxation, and great hospitality this is the hotel! Worth it! Location is close to target, Whole Foods, Apple store, and 2 blocks from Michigan Ave.
Thoroughly enjoyed our recent stay. Booked a reasonable rate thru AMEX which included early check in, a hotel credit, room upgrade, and breakfast for 2. The room service here is exceptional...best I have ever experienced! Friendly, QUICK, delicious, and well presented. Enjoyed everything we ordered from both the breakfast and dinner menus. Location is ideal for site-seeing. Room was very clean and comfortable. Every staff member we encountered was pleasant and helpful. Highly recommend and will return.