Omni Chicago Hotel
What We Love
- Located near Chicago’s shopping mecca, the Magnificent Mile
- Warm, intimate vibe
- All-suite accommodations
- Friendly, down-to-earth staff
- Many of Chicago’s cultural institutions are within walking distance
- Rooms are quiet despite the busy location
What To Know
- Well suited to business types and families
- Spa menu is varied, but there’s only one treatment room; it’s better to spring for an in-room treatment
- The fitness center isn't large but has all the basic equipment
- The lobby was renovated in 2010
- WiFi costs an extra fee per day
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
Walking into the Omni from bustling Michigan Avenue, you’re greeted so warmly by the down-to-earth staff that you’ll instantly forget the Windy City’s chilly temperatures. The lighting is soft, and the lobby, with its dark wood and gold accents, is tasteful and simple.
All of the 347 guest rooms are suites with spacious marble bathrooms and elegant parlors separated from the bedrooms by French doors. The polished woods and earthy tones–olive and cream, chocolate and moss–lend a coziness to the design.
Depending on your idea of relaxation, hit the well-equipped fitness center or the year-round indoor pool, which is flanked by lounge chairs, pool toys for the kids and an adjacent fifth-floor balcony that opens to a wide view of Michigan Avenue. Back in your room, order up the moisturizing orange blossom scrub and massage or make use of the free in-room Get Fit Kit, with its dumbbells, floor mat and stretch cords.
Most of the hotel is quiet, but the 676 Restaurant & Bar pumps in upbeat music and has friendly bartenders mixing up cocktails inspired by different areas of Chicago, including the “18th and Pilsen” pomegranate margarita, named after one of city’s up-and-coming art neighborhoods. Taste your way through the drink menu, then explore the areas that inspired them. The hotel’s location just off the Magnificent Mile makes it the ideal homebase for neighborhood explorations.
How to Get There
We stayed one night and caught up with friends from CA. Needless to say it was very expensive and the charge for the garage for having a car is over the top expensive. I get there is no parking but jeez way to much money.
My husband and I spent 3 nights at the Omni. The staff went out of their way to be friendly and helpful. The location on the MM was perfect. Lots of fun walking. The room was large, a suite, and very nice and comfortable and clean. I would certainly stay there again.
The location, facility, staff and little extras make this hotel a gem. Highly recommend it. The loyalty even on the second visit is terrific. This property made us feel appreciated and would make it our first choice when visiting Chicago.