Soho House Chicago
What We Love
- The steel-rimmed rooftop pool (the largest of any Soho House’s properties), with a Willis Tower view.
- 150 pieces of original artwork by Chicago-based artists scattered throughout the property
- A 40-person screening room (complete with cashmere blankets), where movies are shown pre-release
What To Know
- All rooms include homey perks, like hair straighteners, adapters, and hot water bottles.
- The 17,000-square-foot gym and professional boxing ring are accessible to both Soho House members and hotel guests.
- Book a group pampering session at the Cowshed Spa, which includes two 30-minute treatments, a complimentary drink, bites from the lobby lounge, and gift bags.
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
The Windy City outpost of this iconic London-based brand is one of the few among its 12 other locations to offer rooms to the public—and is an irresistible combination of industrial grit and city chic. No single spot reflects that more than its rooftop, which contains dual fireplaces and a 60-foot swimming pool. If work calls, your impromptu office can be the hotel’s foyer, an alluring juxtaposition of exposed brick, chandeliers, and velvet Chesterfield couches. Upstairs, tufted leather and reclaimed wood line each of the hotel’s 40 rooms, echoing the hotel’s glamorous yet lived-in aesthetic—bonus points for whimsical amenities like rotary telephones, china tea sets, and crystal decanters. You’ll catch a glimpse of the property’s warehouse past through details like the original mosaic floors and wood paneling that now wreaths the ground-floor elevator bank, sourced from a water tower during the building’s early 20th-century factory days. For an especially intimate experience, feast on Italian-American plates at The Tavern, a fifth-floor eatery that’s reserved for hotel guests only. The property also houses a pair of public restaurants: The Chicken & Farm Shop, where free-range rotisserie birds dominate the menu, and The Allis, which serves light plates like smoked salmon sandwiches and Tuscan kale salads with a side of Green Street views. Pair all this with an unpretentious edge—you’ll be hard-pressed to find anyone in a suit here—and you’ve got all the ingredients for a quirky yet comfortable stay.
In the Area
As the center of Chicago’s pulsing dining scene, the West Loop—once an abandoned industrial stretch—recently underwent a dramatic transformation thanks in part to tech giants like Google and Twitter, who swooped in with offices here in 2013. The hotel is also just a stone’s throw from a dozen art galleries and a clutch of local designer boutiques.
How to Get There
I wish I could have spent more time here to workout or maybe sleep in the hotel but all I did was lay out and swim on the roof with a friend. what a great view of the skyline. Members can invite one guest and there is a no film or photo policy due to the celebrity types that often patronize the place. Member ships have different levels as well since Soho house is international. There were so many beautiful creative and professional types here my head was on a constant swivel. I could've laid out all day. There are private changing rooms and showers provided near the pool area and it was a really classy venue. There are so many experiences you can have here depending on the floor you choose. I cant wait to explore more. Summer time Chi at its finest!
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I love this casual, but trendy spot. The food is delicious and reasonably priced. The ambience is what gets me, you can look cute and chill comfortably with your friends. From small groups of friends to large groups they’re always accommodating. It’s perfect for a large friend spot!
You don't need to participate in the din of SoHo House to enjoy a fine chicken meal at their upstairs restaurant. The place is designed with old "Sears" styled tables and chairs, hanging lights etc. to transport you to another time that amplified the buttermilk waffle with fried chicken and fine chicken nuggets. Their coleslaw was well worth a second order, while the fries were mostly just OK. The wait staff was extra casual and seemed to always be in deep conversation around the seating monitor. The beer selection was OK, but not worth going there for.
I loved staying here at Soho House Chicago, my room was a corner room with huge double aspect windows with a great sound system and beautiful toiletries, decor and lovely little touches like cookies in the room. Soho House is a special treat! The area is perfect for staying in, walking distance to the river and surrounded by vibrant restaurants for brunch and dinner, with the best coffee shop across the street. You can't go wrong staying here!
where to start: any hotel that has a water kettle for tea, great in room tea selection, milk in the mini bar- and chocolate chip cookies available- goes right to the head of the class. Add in a comfy bed with great bedding and pillows, huge bath towels, a large selection of Cowshed spa products for the the shower and all sorts of complimentary products - I was pretty happy. our small room was small, but not cramped. Some noise from below- the reception/restaurant area is pretty busy - but ear plugs took care of that. Enjoyed the gym and the club access. Would definitely stay again when in Chicago.