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
An older boutique hotel convenient to tourist attractions. It is on Walbash St where the elevated train runs in front so room location is important . A room on a higher floor and toward the back is better
The hotel has been modernized. He premium king room we had was very nice with a beautiful large bathroom. The staff was very helpful and accommodating
As in big cities there are extra fees and taxes to the room rate. We paid about $70 a night extra for these! There is a large bar and restaurant which was not very busy but the food we had there was good. The tourist spots see within walking distance like millennium park, river walk and river cruises.
This hotel is flawless. It is very fancy, with a big and very cozy bed, wich embraces you, big bathroom, with a very good shower. Besides, the hotel has an amazing location, located at only a short walking distance to the Cloud Gate and to a couple of subway stations (one of them goes straight to the airport), close to a lot of restaurants (including Pizzano's, known to serve the famous Deep Dish Pizza from Chicago) and a lot of stores. I haven't tried the breakfast because it is not included in the stay and I think it's expensive. In fact, it is in front of a line of the Loop (Chicago´s public transport), but in my room there was no noise at all and I was sound asleep all nights. I really recommend this hotel and would come back in another oportunity.
Beverly at the front desk went above and beyond. She gave us a map, informed us of the cultural activities and offered any additional assistance we might need. Excellent room/great location for Art Institute, Millennium Park and State Street Shopping. The Goddess and Baker was also across the street. We had a delicious breakfast there each morning.
This hotel seemed to have great reviews everywhere we looked but this is not on par with other hotels we've stayed at with the same "level" (e.g., outstanding rating). The room we were in had little natural light, the lights were very dim, the bathroom had some hair on the floor and in the shower (not ours), and the fixtures had signs of age (not as clean as newer fixtures are). Additionally, there was no complimentary shampoo, conditioner or hairdryer in the room (???). Housekeeping may have forgotten it--or perhaps those were available for an extra fee.
What really left a bad taste in our mouth was the $16 in extra fees they charge everyone for water and keurig use. We didn't use either, we didn't know about the fee, but clearly the front desk is used to hearing this shock because they immediately went on the defensive letting us know that hotels.com and expedia.com "hide" the fee. Perhaps, but why are they even charging it in the first place??? If you need it, just put it in the price. You lose the goodwill you received from me when I booked at the price point once you added this fee on-- and you certainly lose any future business from me.
Not a fan, wouldn't stay here again given other hotels of higher caliber in Chicago that don't have any extra fees at all.
It did have a nice location and comfortable bed. Very spacious room.
So many great things about this hotel! Location, staff, rooms, cleanliness! Let me start by saying, the staff is amazing! Every day, we had the pleasure of being greeted by Beverly at the front desk. She is so full of helpful information, and she takes the time to explain everything and give suggestions on places to visit and eat. Great face to see as soon as you walk in!
Rooms are amazing! Beds are the best I’ve ever slept on in a hotel. I even asked Beverly about purchasing their pillows. Bathrooms are spacious, and rooms are very clean.
Lobby is gorgeous and there are many spots to sit comfortably (tables and couches), also they have fruit infused water.
Location is prime. They are within walking distance to many restaurants, CVS, shopping, and millennium park!
Highly recommend this boutique hotel! We can’t wait to return!