St. Jane Hotel
What We Love
- Midwestern French fusion at Free Rein, the hotel’s swanky cafe/restaurant combo
- Local artisans created the hotel’s fresh signature scent: honeysuckle and linen
- Custom leather goodies from the Chicago School of Shoemaking and Leather
- Keurig coffeemakers in all guest rooms
What To Know
- The hotel is named for Nobel Peace Prize-winning social worker Jane Addams
- Floors 25 and above contain premier rooms in an area called “Tower at St. Jane”
- Local illustrator Morgan Ramberg is responsible for the façade on the hotel’s exterior
- There is a small gym onsite but no spa or pool
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Room Service
Revitalized Art Deco skyscraper and an exuberant ode to all things local, in Chicago’s famed Carbide and Carbon building
Jazz Age glamor—green marble lamps, herringboned floors, a palette of seductive jewel tones—radiates from practically every chamber in this gold-leaf dreamboat. Up until late 2017, the 1929 landmark, constructed to resemble a bottle of bubbly (some consider it a jab at Prohibition) housed the Hard Rock Hotel—a funky, nightclub-inspired space decked out with musical memorabilia and the transient vibe of one of the world’s most recognizable brands. The crowd you’ll find here today is far more refined, lured by the property’s prolific collection of modern art, street-level raw bar, and proximity to Chicago’s cultural nucleus. Those feeling extra flush can splurge for a room in the club-level quarters, with come with a dedicated concierge staff and extra-elevated city views. As a tribute to its namesake philanthropist (often considered the mother of American social work), the hotel regularly collaborates with local non-profits and even devotes a percentage of revenue to the Jackson Chance Foundation, a charity that partners with area hospitals to provide parking passes to every family with a baby in intensive care.
In the Area
The hotel’s prized Michigan Avenue address puts guests just five minutes from Millennium Park and the city’s cultural hotbed, comprising the Art Institute (one of the oldest and largest of its kind in the country) and the theater district. While exploring the latter, be sure to check out a show at A Red Orchid, a 70-seat space with an emphasis on minimalist, avant-garde productions. A stop at Water Tower Place is a must for those traveling with children—the eight-level atrium is the site of Lego Land, American Girl Place, and Candyality, a local confectionary that stocks 21 colors of M&Ms and its very own licorice bar.
How to Get There
We enjoyed our 3 day stay. Perfect location, 1 block from the Riverwalk, 2 blocks to Millenium Park. Nice, big room. Good-sized bathroom. Refrigerator, safe. Very nice staff. Clean, quiet. Highly recommended.
Great service, friendly and courteous staff. In particular, I would like to thank Jose, the concierge, who was very helpful and promptly located and shipped to me a personal item i had forgotten in my room after I left the hotel.
I was in town for the National Restaurant Association show. I booked last minute and this was one of 5 available hotels in the group. It was on the high side of what I wanted to spend, but the value was there. The room was very comfortable, clean and well appointed. The bedding was comfortable and the water pressure was good. Above all the service at the front desk was exceptional, friendly and accomodating.
This hotel is very beautiful and historic, and the location is fantastic - close access to restaurants, theatres, shopping. The staff is excellent - very helpful and cooperative. The beds are very comfortable and rooms are well appointed.
Hotel staff were welcoming, friendly and professional. My main issue aside from realizing the phone receiver did not work and the clock was set 15 minutes slower than actual time is to broaden food menu and options. extremely limited the way it is now.