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
What an absolute gem!!! We LOVED this hotel! The front desk ladies on 10/12 were incredibly helpful and Enrique, was such a joy the entire stay! The only employee we encountered that was less than desirable was the restaurant employee (breakfast) female -clearly having a bad day but when paying the prices charged for breakfast would hope for better service. Every housekeeping employee I encountered were truly delightful also! I can’t wait to come back! Thank you SilverSmith Hotel!
We’ve visited Chicago on many occasions but have never stayed in the loop area. We were travelling to Chicago to meet family and friends that were taking part in the marathon and this location put us close to their hotel.
Upon arrival at the hotel we pleased to find we had been given an upgrade due to our loyalty status with Expedia, who we had booked this stay through. This was a pleasant surprise and most welcome. The staff at reception were extremely welcoming and willing to offer any help or advice around the local area.
The room was a great size with a large king and included a separate sofa seating area. The room had the following amenities:
- Keurig Coffee machine
- iron / ironing board
- molten brown toiletries
The hotel advised there was a $15 daily charge which covered water bottles daily, along with coffee and access to the gym. This was already included in what we had paid via Expedia however I still think this is not bad as we made the most of the coffee and water on a daily basis and saved us buying them ourselves. I’m used to Vegas resort fees though so this seems very reasonable to me.
The hotel has a daily happy hour at the bar as well with great offers on wine, beer and well drinks. There is also a selection of appetisers which we throughly enjoyed on our first night when we didn’t want to venture too far.
All in all this stay was great from the all the hotel staff to the location and local amenities. I will be reviewing a number of other places we visited whilst staying here so feel free to check them out for ideas in the area.
I loved this place. The rooms are palatial, with a storage area straight in the door, followed by separate lounge, bedroom and bathroom, so really a suite of rooms. This may just be me, but I have always loved being able to close those double doors before retiring to bed. It was quiet all week and so comfortable. The reception staff were so helpful and made me feel really looked after during a difficult week work-wise; same goes for the men out the front. The hotel itself is also well situated for downtown or the lake, with galleries, shops and restaurants within a short distance. The only bad moment in an excellent stay was the young man behind the bar who showed his annoyance at being interrupted from chatting up the only two (female) customers in the place; I got the impression the customers were much happier to be interrupted. It put me off using the restaurant or bar, but this was only one person on an otherwise excellent hotel staff. If I am back in Chicago I am definitely going back to the Silversmith.
Very nice hotel conveniently located to restaurants, shopping, The L, buses, and Millineum Park. Very friendly, helpful and knowledgeable desk staff. Nice lounge area. Decent workout room. Room was extremely quiet. Room was not serviced one day but staff was quick to pick up dirty towels and provide fresh ones. Did notice area behind sink and floor around toilet had dust accumulating and hair was found on floor and in shower. Would stay here again. Was not told there was a safe in the room and found it on checkout when checking our room before leaving.
This hotel was perfect for our Chicago trip to see Hamilton. It was a 1 block walk. The hotel is clean, modern and the bell man was the best! The people they had working their reception desk were 5 star, answering every question with a smile. There was a table in the reception/bar area near the front door that had newspapers you could take and 2 choices of water flavored with fruit. The valet parking was a great perk as we walked everywhere and didn't need our car. We will definitely tell our family and friends about our stay at Silversmith. We will be back.