The Peninsula Chicago
What We Love
- Controlling the in-room temperature, lighting, and TV via a single tablet
- Being chauffeured around in the hotel’s bespoke BMW
- A concierge service that organizes kitchen tours of Michelin-star restaurants and FastPass access to the Art Institute
What To Know
- The 25-meter pool on the 19th floor offers the hotel’s best views through floor-to-ceiling windows
- Rooms here are some of the largest in the city
- Free WiFi
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
The Peninsula chain imports its Asian-style luxury and excellent customer service to Chicago in this standout, 330-room hotel, where no detail is too small: on weekends, a chocolate sommelier creates custom sweets for guests, and even pets are pampered with an in-room dining menu and doggie massages. Taking up a full city block on Chicago’s Magnificent Mile, the hotel’s guest rooms are commensurately spacious, each with a king-sized bed (topped with custom Pratesi linens), plenty of natural light, and deep-soak tubs in the marble bathrooms that come with an embedded 19” television and separate showers. One advantage of the hotel’s recent vintage (it opened in 2001) is the profusion of power outlets and UBS charging ports. Dinner at Shanghai Terrace means Cantonese treats by chef Elmo Han, in an atmosphere channeling 1930s China. Follow it all up with a rare whiskey nightcap at the Peninsula Bar.
In the Area
The surrounding neighborhood is full of upscale shops and restaurants, and the hotel’s within walking distance of some of the best sights in Chicago. Art aficionados can stroll to the Museum of Contemporary Art just around the corner, or make the mile-long walk to the Art Institute. The fabulous Millennium Park, whose forward-looking design and public art displays have garnered international praise, is a mile south. If you want to venture further afield, a subway station is five minutes away.
How to Get There
The Peninsula Chicago has a great location, right in the center of Chicago’s Magnificent Mile. We had a very late check-in (11pm) and even at that late hour, the Front Desk and Housekeeping staff still gave excellent service. Hats off to you guys!
perfection is found everywhere in this hotel . the staff work hard to give you a completly superb stay. hotel rooms are spacious , extremely comfortable and very clean. Food is as gourmet or as simple as you might like it.
Booked the Superior Room through AMEX FHR and was upgraded to the Grand Premier King. Great way to start our stay! Plus we were able to check in early...gotta love those FHR bennies! Welcoming from the start, the gal who checked us in offered to walk us up and give a tour. I politely declined. The room was AWESOME. I always appreciate a foyer and separation of spaces. Love the ipad/remote tech and that they literally thought of anything (with everything nicely labeled to avoid confusion). Room service and staff were super friendly and everyone seemed happy to be there. House car is a plus! I would highly recommend this hotel as it is centrally located with much to do around Chicago. I would definitely stay again!