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
Being that I am in the hospitality business, I like to think fellow peers are just as passionate about our industry as I am. WRONG.
The service at SohoHouse Chicago is TERRIBLE. I am not sure what type of training they’ve had before being unleashed to the public at large, but Please, MANAGEMENT, wrangle them back and have a redo!!! I’ve written an extensive review of this place on Yelp, please check it out for a real feel of how poorly this establishment has performed!
I live in Chicago. I was out for dinner with clients who wanted a nightcap at the Fox Bar. So we went up. I ordered their drink requests plus a bottled beer I wanted. I asked for a glass with my beer and was given a glass. I had finished my beer when the bartender who served me came to our table, told me the glass I had was not for beer, took it away, came back with a full bottle of the beer I had had earlier and a glass, slammed them on the table and left. I did not want another beer, but I guess I did get charged for beer #2 either (I'll check my account later). And I am frankly at a loss. I asked for a glass, was given a glass, and then told by the person that gave me the glass that I was not suppposed to have that glass.
WTF. I cannot tell you I will not ever again come here, as I may have a client who wants to go to Fox Bar, as did my client tonight. Will I ever come jhere voluntarily? Hell no!
If you want to be in the service industry, think of the first word in that phrase - service.
What a joke.
My sole regert is that I initailly left the fool who served me a tip.
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!