Silversmith Hotel Chicago Downtown
What We Love
- The location at the heart of the Loop, Chicago’s high-powered business district
- The silver-tone decor is contemporary and chic without being overassertive
- The inventive cocktail list at the Adamus bar and restaurant
What To Know
- WiFi is free
- There’s a well-equipped fitness center on-site
- There’s a lot of function space, so expect to bump into business meetings
- Valet parking is $59 per night
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Housed in a head-turning Art Deco building at the heart of the city, this newly renovated downtown player helps you stay in the loop without feeling as if you’re in a business hotel. The 144 guestrooms are a pleasing marriage of historic and contemporary, with soaring 12-foot ceilings, original Art Deco details and furnishings that riff on the building’s heritage without resorting to pastiche. We’re talking Danish Modern–style desks, padded headboards and chrome lamps. True to its name, the Silversmith favors a metallic palette, with subtle silver accents showing up everywhere from chairs to carpets to mirror frames, along with the occasional splash of color in the form of a lipstick-pink chaise or a brightly hued feature wall. Picking up the Gilded Age theme (or is that Silver Age?) is the Adamus bar and restaurant, which features elegant black and white columns, Deco chandeliers and glossy surfaces that gleam with silver, from the floors to the chair backs. Settle in with one of the mixologist’s special cocktails, like the Blueberry Gin Fizz or the Wolf of Wabash, and toast the Windy City’s new gilded age.
In the Area
Literally steps from the hotel is one of Chicago’s most often photographed attractions, artist Anish Kapoor’s sculpture Cloud Gate (colloquially known as “the Bean”) in Millennium Park, the city’s favorite green space. Fill up your Instagram feed with wacky photos taken in its hyperreflective surface before checking out some of the park’s other public artworks. From April to October you can experience another of Chicago’s iconic attractions, Wrigley Field, the famous ballpark that’s home to the Chicago Cubs. If the city’s legendary architecture and design are more your jam, sign up for a docent-guided tour with Chicago Architecture Foundation. Tours take place on buses, boats and foot, and visitors can even narrow it down by their favorite architect: Frank Lloyd Wright, Louis Sullivan or Mies van der Rohe. Don’t leave town without joining the debate over the best kind of pizza: New York–style thin crust or Chicago deep dish. The latter can be sampled at many joints around town, but a lot of folks swear by the pie at Lou Malnati’s, a chain so popular there are now more than 40 locations around town — including South Loop, so you can grab a slice for the walk back to the hotel.
How to Get There
Another memorable stay at the Silversmith. Beverley and Patty assisted us at check in - they set the stage for our stay - and both are outstanding! Although we miss some of the historic value of the Hotel, the remodel since our last stay is tastefully done. Service was excellent, location is great, rooms are comfortable and well appointed. We will definitely stay at the Silversmith on our next big adventure to Chicago!!
Silversmith was an amazing experience, all thanks to Ms. Beverly!
This was our first time in Chicago and she helped us navigate and find the best locations for what we wanted to see and do!
Couldn’t have asked for better service and will definitely be coming back!
The hotel was super clean and very friendly environment, from walking into the door and being greeted to the front desk and the hospitality serivce was excellent!
10 out of 10 reccommend this hotel and service that comes with it!
This is a clean and beautiful boutique hotel. However, they are grossly under staffed resulting in impaired customer service (though they try their best). They messed up our reservation 3 times in check in and attempted to give us a deluxe room despite paying for a premium. Later on, we find that they messed up on the charges for the room and created a ton of confusion for my colleague and me. In fact, they provided us with another guests email address when we called in to ask about the charges. Management needs to hire more front desk folks.
We enjoyed our stay in a deluxe room. The bed was nice and big and room decor basic but tasteful. Nice bathroom with large shower and Milton brown products. We got a great rate too. 90 dollars for a Saturday night is amazing.
First time staying here. Great rate off Priceline for a King Suite room. First room was located just above the elevated train and it was too noisy so they moved me to the other side into a larger nicer room. Fir the price it was Excellent. Only beef would be the shower water pressure was very low... front desk service excellent as well. They do have a small restaurant with a limited menu. There is a bar area that got hopping around 7pm. Concierge was first rate too. They do charge you a $15 hotel fee which was not disclosed on line but is a mandatory payment... all in all this is a very very good choice if you need to stay downtown