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.
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Great place to have a drink. Love the vibe and decor. Sat in lobby next to bar... high back chairs...view of street, and they make a solid Old Fashion. However, thought the price of the drink at $18/each a bit high.
I'll start by saying that both my husband and I are Every House Members, so we spend a fair amount of time at Soho House. The rooms and amenities at Soho House are top notch. Comfortable beds, luxurious soaps and sundries...and everything you need to make a perfect old fashioned in your room---in case you miss the complimentary drink trolly that rolls by on the afternoon you check in. Tres chic.
Having loved SoHo House Miami and devouring the company’s two wonderful books: ‘Eat, Drink, Nap” and “Morning, Noon, Night,” even though we are well past the target audience age, we totally enjoy these properties. SoHo House Chicago is in an old industrial building. The rehabilitation is perfection, true to the company’s bohemian chic aesthetic. Four poster bed in a large room with great windows to the Chicago skyline, beautiful wood floors with oriental carpet. Spacious tiled bathroom. Staff friendly and helpful. Four restaurants on the property. We loved the food and vibe in House Kitchen, enjoyed Allis and the Chicken + Farm Shop. The Italian Traverna not so much. Cowshed spa was wonderful. We didn’t use the fitness center but it was intriguing to check out when the elevator doors opened, especially the boxing ring. We look forward to staying in other SoHoHouse properties. The vibe is worth the price.
Soho House has been haunted with terrible bar and food service since they opened. If you live in Chicago you know it's a fact. It's fun, the food is pretty good, the atmosphere is really sexy. They count on their guests not knowing what good service is. It's probably the worst service on a regular basis of any West Loop establishment. I live two blocks away and we go when we can't get in anywhere else, or on late afternoons. It's a decent wine list. The staff is just so underwhelming for such a hot location. Would you wait at a host stand on a Friday night for 10 minutes with no acknowledgment from the waiters walking by and no host? How about watching the bartenders taking selfies with guests for 15 minutes (no joke) and not servicing other clients? I own a food service company, I know what bad, mediocre and great service is. If you just want to drink and eat very good fried chicken upstairs, it's fine. But for great food and service, the west loop offers much better options. Buy the membership and then quit like many of our friends have. They need some serious staff training.
Came here because a friend recommended. It was a cool place. Nice atmosphere and only members could eat at the restaurant. Went up to the rooftop where the pool was. Amazing views of Chicago at night, Just beautiful. Prices were good as well. Would come back!