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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
Having always wanted to stay at a Soho House my friend and I decided the Chicago one would be a good one to try. We had the most blissful five nights here and we are now suffering as nothing else could/will compare!
We had a small room, but it wasn't small at all. The plentiful array of bath products made us feel so luxurious. The decor is absolutely stunning, all areas of the house. The rooftop pool is the best pool experience I've ever had. The food delicious, drinks equally so and despite our expectation that we might feel a bit 'uncool' we felt totally at home and welcome.
I honestly can't think of one thing I'd change. Simply the best. Can't wait to come back!
Had a business retreat at this incredible place. Every detail, every little appointment was exquisite. From all the extras in the room ( bone China, array of lotions and shampoos, fresh lemons / limes for drinks) AND a knock at the door which was a bar cart w crazy good cocktails. The Moscow Mule w fresh ginger was the best I have ever had.
I know this is a member only hotel / club ... seems like it is well worth it. If I lived closer - I would definitely want to be a part of this place.
I have such a crush!
I am in my seventies and too old to be clubworthy but I choose Soho House when traveling to cities where a room is available. I use it as a retreat. I eat and drink there and visit the spa. I spend time looking at the books they have chosen. I just soak in all the creative energy that has gone into the spaces. Then it happens, I start getting all kinds of ideas......they must be doing something right if they can stimulate this old brain!