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
- 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
Used to be Hard Rock Hotel.
St Jane is an improvement on all counts.
Refurbished, cleaner and with much nicer
Valet parking expensive (almost half the price
of the room!), but i’ll stay there again.
The hotel is in a remarkable historic building on Michigan Street. The facility and decoration are kind of classic but the rooms were renovated recently with a modern touch. The quite air conditioning unit is truly great for night sleeping. The location is convenient for walking to shops and restaurants.
We had 2 rooms and although they were not adjoining, it was manageable (same floor, just a few doors down).
We spent a weekend in Chicago and this location was perfect.
Easy / quick to walk to the bridge, restaurants, park even to the pier. Also, just accross from the FR consulate where I had an appointment on Monday morning.
Rooms are small, of course, but clean and with quality amenities. The only thing was that it was a bit noisy, from being on such a busy street. We are not used to that (livingv in a cul de sac in a quiet suburb in another state) and I would have expected better sound insulation. Oh well...
We would definitely consider again when returning to Chicago.
The location of this hotel is amazing and the front desk staff were very nice, however, I probably wouldn’t stay here again. The walls are so thin that I could hear every door opening and closing on my floor and in the room above me. Also, the AC/heater unit seemed to get hotter than the set temp each night and couldn’t turn down the temp, and housekeeping knocked on my door at 8:20AM which is way too early in my opinion. All in all, maybe its just a personal preference, but this hotel just isn’t for me
Great hotel with great people. Awesome location, clean and comfortable. We had a group of five friends in two double rooms that worked well for us. Would most definitely go back to the St. Jane and recommend to anyone who is visiting Chicago!