LondonHouse Chicago, Curio Collection by Hilton
What We Love
- The Chromecast-equipped TVs, so you can Netflix and chill
- The three-story rooftop bar is one of the hottest spots in town
- You can text the staff with requests
- The gym is open 24 hours
What To Know
- Be careful not to sleep in—late checkout can cost $100
- Request a river view room on a high floor for dynamite views
- Valet parking is pricey
- Check-in isn’t until 4 p.m.
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
Part of the Hilton Hotels’ “Curio Collection,” this massive hotel (22 stories high with 452 rooms and suites) is not boutique in any sense of the word—bathrooms are ultra-spacious, and the rooftop bar takes up three stories—but its impressive eye for design leaves other giant hotels in the dust. Formerly the London Guarantee & Accident Building, a landmark edifice from the 1920s, the creation of LondonHouse (and the addition of a new all-glass building next door) turned this space into a super modern spot that is one of the hottest new hotels in Chicago. Rooms, outfitted in dark wood that offsets the bright white beds (including monogrammed duvet covers), come with Nespresso machines and 55-inch TVs and have workstations big enough to actually accomplish something. The second-floor lobby is enormous and a fabulous place to relax (the armchairs that curve over your head are particularly cool), while the lobby bar has floor-to-ceiling windows that light up the entire space.
In the Area
LondonHouse sits by the DuSable Bridge, with a fabulous position on East Upper Wacker Drive and just over the water from the southern point of the Magnificent Mile. The lakefront is less than a mile to the east, with the running and biking paths of North Lake Shore Dive easily reached on foot. A stroll north brings you to the fabulous Museum of Contemporary Art, while heading in the other direction takes you to the Art Institute by way of the wonderful Millennium Park, whose displays of public art and ambitious design have garnered international praise (fuel up with the city’s best pancakes at the nearby Wildberry Café before a day of park explorations). If you want to give your feet a break, there are a handful of subway stops within minutes of the hotel.
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It was such a wonderful place to have a high tea at LondonHouse. The tea was awsome and the best first experince to celerbrated Father's Day there. Services are friendly, manager is lovley, especially in each type of food has a great flavor, and the PRICES were acceptable. The decoration of the food was creative and cute. Thanks Samatha, and Catalina for this enjoyable high tea.
In town for a weekend of MLB games. Flying in & out of Midway made it convenient to get back & forth on the “L” - quick 30 min ride, the closest stop to the hotel was at State/Lake. At the front desk Paloma & Shane were welcoming & helpful during the stay. The room was spacious with a fabulous view of the river and the bed was wonderful for a great nights sleep. The vista room view of the Chicago River was amazing & definitely the highlight of the stay! The restaurant next door Land & Lake Kitchen had a great breakfast menu - enjoyed the scramble & Benedict’s. I would absolutely stay at the LondonHouse Chicago again!
All good except for the mattress and the quality of the air conditioning. Is obviously very personal, but I like harder mattress and a very cold room when I sleep and the temperature couldn’t even reach 69...maybe a faulty thermostat...but overall a very good hotel.
Wonderful rooms, great service and a roof deck to die for. Was on business for a day and brought my wife for a long weekend in Chicago. Always like this City and the location of the LondonHouse Hotel was fantastic....near everything.
Lovely hotel with outstanding staff.
Only small "problem" was no milk provided with the coffee pods and the coffee machine instructions could be clearer, but very minor detail.
Loved our room, with floor to ceiling window views of the Chicago river. Also visiting the terrace was a great experience with those fantastic views over the city.
Cannot praise staff highly enough during our 9-day stay.
Location perfect for our visit to the annual bluesfest in Millenium park.