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
Terrific location. Good sized room. This should have been a 5 star glowing review but,
the lighting was gloomy in all common areas, restaurant, bar etc, and the place was so cold. We surely weren't the only ones to feel this way, coming back mid/late evenings, after eating out in a restaurant, the bar was always deserted. Shame.
We were in town for college auditions and were thrilled with this hotel! Greg at the front door set the stage for our stay with his warm welcome and Sarah at the desk made sure we had the perfect room. We stayed in a “pure” room that had additional air and water filtration. Our room was excellent and the beds were the most comfortable I have ever encountered at a hotel. I will come back!!!
Very nice hotel, staffs were very friendly and helpful. Very spacious room, huge bathroom, very nice bed, 2 TVs in the sitting area and bed room. Restaurant on premise is very good and quite reasonable in cost.
Stayed here during a long weekend getaway with friends from Wisconsin. Loved the location and the well appointed hotel rooms. Staff were gracious and accommodating. Looking forward to going back.
Our room was away from the train so I can't truly comment on any noise...It was very quiet in our room.
Nicely furnished rooms with upscale ammnenities. Great king bed that was very comfortable for a bad back and down pillows. Great walk in shower and large bath area.
Corduals after seeing Hamilton on the high side.....Chicago prices.