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
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!
I've been hoping to stay at the Soho House for business travel, and I finally had the opportunity to do so in Chicago. Words that come to mind are: Wow, Comfortable, Home Away from Home, Creative Spaces, Great Vibe, Relaxing, and so much more. I wish my trip could have been longer as I wanted to experience more of this little gem for a few more days!
Let me start by saying after missing my connection on American Airlines because the crew was late to arrive for their flt leaving Jackson Hole, Wy I decided to book Soho house. On my initial call Eunice could not be nicer. When I arrived Eunice was professional courteous & accommodating = AWESOME! The Mgr Bridgette was super chill & explained & showed me around the house. On the club level I had the pleasure of meeting Jay @ the club bar. I really could go on & on about the staff & the house. Everyone of the house staff was a 10. No cracks in this foundation of team work. As an all house member I will come back to Chicago just to spend a couple of days here. Team Soho House Chicago for the win!!! 👏🏼🙌🏼👏🏼
Thank you Rick Nani for the recommendation. 🙏🏼
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.