The Whitehall Hotel
What We Love
- Cocktails at the Whitehall Place Lounge, one of the first bars to start serving liquor after Prohibition ended in 1932
- Being able to access lots of the city’s attractions without setting foot on a subway or in a taxi
- The warm staff, who go out of their way to be helpful
What To Know
- There are no coffeemakers in the rooms, but morning coffee is provided in the lobby
- Rooms are on the small size, so if you’re traveling with family be prepared for close quarters
- Free WiFi
- A mini-fridge can be provided for an additional fee
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
The Whitehall’s central location in Chicago is one of its biggest draws. Within walking distance from many of the city’s most important sights, it’s an excellent base for visitors. The old-world charm of the lobby—wood paneling; oil paintings—gives way to guest rooms that underwent a major renovation several years ago but still retain a sense of atmosphere with restored antique furniture, exceptionally comfy (Hypnos cashmere) mattresses dressed in Egyptian linen, and marble baths. The rooms are also heavy on earth tones and warm fabrics—a luxury during those bitter Chicago winters—and there are original art works on the walls. While there are just two onsite restaurants, including one gourmet Italian spot and another more casual Chinese restaurant, the neighborhood is full of excellent dining options. Perhaps the most necessary feature: a small fitness center for working off all that Chicago-style pizza.
In the Area
Convenient to nearly all the tourist attractions in Chicago, the Whitehall is especially good for shoppers looking to plunder the high-end stores of the Magnificent Mile. Pre-game first with breakfast at Hendrickx, a standout Belgian bakery just around the corner from the hotel that turns out fabulous breads, waffles, and croissants—so good you may find yourself here every morning. The Purple Pig, a 10-minute stroll south, serves creative small plates and a fascinating selection of house-cured meats (a Chicago specialty) in cozy surroundings. The world-class Museum of Contemporary Art is a half-mile away, as is the Water Tower, a 19th-century Gothic landmark with its own gallery. Oak Street Beach and the lakefront walking and running trails are a few minutes walk, and the nearest “L” train stop is five blocks from the hotel.
How to Get There
Fabulous location. Staff are very friendly and accommodating. Hotel is very close to shopping, wonderful restaurants, Rush Street, Michigan Avenue and Water Tower place. Access to the beach is several blocks to the north, within walking distance
Our first time in Chicago. Really easy, efficient check in. Hadn't expected such a spacious room. Clean, quiet with plenty of storage, a very comfortable bed and access to netflix, youtube and a couple of other apps. The hotel location is perfect. A minute from Mag mile with all it has to offer. I'd stay here again.
Had the best time ever in Chicago!!
If you've not been before then you are in for the best time!!
It is amazing! This hotel is so central and easy to access!
The BEDS are SOOOOOOOOO comfortable, hard to get out of especially when theres loads you want to see and do hahaha. TV channels inc youtube and Netflix great for evenings chilling after a fun filled packed day in Chicago!
Room service, service excellent I ordered ice to the room was with me withing 3 minutes! Hotel is right near the seafront shore, make sure you get up early for sunrise and go for a run/walk or hire those bikes and ride down the shore YOU WON'T REGRET IT it is beautiful.
The hotel is 5 min walk from cheesecake factory, the water tower shopping centre, Einstein bros bagels and wildberrys for breakfast. Hotel also has a valet service which is handy when you just arrive however it is really expensive to park over night at over 65 dollars, its worth it when u first arrive but is deffo worth looking else where when you get chance cause there is cheaper places around the corner.
THANK YOU FOR A FAB FAMILY HOLIDAY!!!!!!!
They gave us our room, we open the door and the tv was on and bed wasn’t made, we think someone was in there.They gave us a new room which was fine except the tv didn’t work. They sent a maintenance guy who fixed it. At 4:30 am a big drunk guy was pounding on our door. The wallpaper was peeling off the wall also. They gave us a breakfast voucher for our trouble which was really nice. We just thought The Whitehall would be a lot nicer.
We checked in on Sunday 10/7/2018 with Taylor at the front desk after being greeted by the friendliest crew working in the Valet and Lobby. Courteous, friendly, positive, and upbeat energy abounded by everyone! Taylor accommodated our special requests to the fullest and everyone made us feel like we had just come home! Then we got to meet Alicia as we were checking out, and after a few hugs, we began our journey home. If you have a need to stay in Chicago, this tenor highly recommends this place! They exceeded in everything. It’s really nice to come to a huge city and feel like you’re in a small town!
Thank you all so much for making this business trip so pleasant!