The Hoxton, Chicago
What We Love
- 23-foot concrete ceilings in the lobby
- Willis Tower views from Cabra, the 12th-floor Peruvian restaurant helmed by James Beard award winner Stephanie Izard
- The complimentary breakfast bag (yogurt, granola and OJ) that appears outside your door every AM
- The books in your room, complete with sightseeing tips, were curated by locals
What To Know
- Instead of expensive minibar grub, the hotel hawks bodega-priced goodies from the front desk
- The property has four rentable bicycles
- Though some of the rooms face the L tracks, thick windows block out most of the rumbling
- The basement-level lounge offers 52 classic cocktails (one for each week of the year)
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Room Service
The Hoxton's Midwestern debut is an industrial-chic escape in Chicago’s most artistic enclave
Though this West Loop wonder contains all the trappings of The Hoxton chain’s unmistakable DNA—an up-and-coming backdrop, design-driven interiors, an emphasis on affordability—it’s also a risk-taker, featuring first-for-the-brand amenities like a mirror-clad fitness studio standing in for the typical hotel gym and a speakeasy-style cocktail den that’s equal parts Prohibition and Art Deco. Expect jewel-box size bedrooms, appropriately divided into categories like Snug, Cozy, and Roomy (relatively speaking—at 300 square feet, the property’s largest room type isn’t exactly a suite) and a buzzy lobby decked with potted plants, midcentury modern furniture, and exposed pipes that makes for a decidedly open-house vibe. The two restaurants onsite are a tad more exclusive (read: reservations are strongly recommended): a brightly tiled ceviche bar is the main attraction at Cabra, while a hand-rolled cacio pepe draws diners to Cira, the lobby-level modern Mediterranean joint.
In the Area
Housed in what was once a meatpacking warehouse, The Hoxton sits in Fulton Market, a rapidly gentrifying part of Chicago that’s home to some of the city’s most underrated fine dining spots. Sample izakaya-style fare and Japanese beers by the bottle at Booze Box, accessible through a secret door in an alley, or pop by The Bad Hunter for veggie-centric plates that offer a refreshing alternative to the city’s typical meat-and-potatoes scene. From the hotel, it’s a 25-minute walk to get to downtown favorites like Cloud Gate and the Art Institute of Chicago. Wicker Park’s famed music clubs are more easily accessible via subway—but lucky for you, the hotel is just a three-minute walk from Morgan Station.
How to Get There
This was our second time at the Hoxton. First time in May all was fine. This time in November of 2019 was not good at all! We got to room and it was 78 degrees. I called and had maintenance come up and they said it was fixed. Not! In the room from Friday to Sunday and everytime I tried to set heat to 62 it jumped back up to 76. Room was awful hot....finally turned on AC. Not acceptable. Also, went out on Saturday from 9am-4pm and left "Tidy Time" sign on door, when we returned my room had never been made up. Also, Not Acceptable!
I spent 4 nights on a business trip and really enjoyed the hotel. The location is great, right next to restaurants and bars.My room was great and had a splendid view because of the huge windows that also bring a lot of natural light. They serve breakfast in a small bag (oatmeal, an apple and orange juice) which they hang by your door at the time you want. Pretty convenient. Best of all there is a nice big water kettle in the room with tea bags and coffee, and wine glasses with a cork screw, It is a great touch for when you just want to make your room a comfy place. The lobby is a huge working and social space, loud, busy, bustling and there seems to be high energy all day and all night. The staff was very friendly and very helpful. It feels like it is a place that caters to the millennial generation, very different from the regular boring chain hotels.
LOVED IT. great location . Staff were extremely friendly and helpful. highly recommend and would definitely stay again. however did not like the cold oats in the breakfast bag. he bathroom was lovely but no body lotion?