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What We Love

  • Each room has its own IP address. Translation: seriously speedy Internet
  • The haute Italian fare from James Beard award-winning chef Paul Kahan at Nico Osteria
  • The hotel's Lexus partnership allows guests to get behind the wheel of an IS 350 convertible or a LX 570 SUV for up to four hours for no charge on a first-come, first-served basis
  • Every Junior Suite is a corner room with wraparound views of downtown Chicago

What To Know

  • No on-site spa, but the hotel has a relationship with the nearby Exhale Spa one block away
  • Bring along Fido
  • Valet parking is $66 per day

Amenities

  •  Babysitting
  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap Accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pet-friendly
  •  Restaurant
  •  Room Service
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Overview

Chicago’s Gold Coast glamour pad, with high-tech rooms and a much anticipated eatery

The Look

Opened in October 2013, Thompson brought a serious dose of style to the Gold Coast. The space feels like an edgy hideout from the Windy City: Exposed brick, timber beams and a roaring fire invite lounging on velvet sofas, while industrial finishings such as a glass and steel mesh staircase add the edge. In the rooms it’s all about texture, with peacock velvet seating areas, fur throw pillows and upholstered platform beds topped in tweed throws.

Bed & Bath

The 247 guestrooms walk the line between sophisticated and funky, with edgy photography and illustrations, a muted toffee and gray color scheme with pops of jewel tones, and low, sexy lighting. Even the “smaller” rooms are plenty spacious at 320 square feet, and they feature plush sofa-like seating near the kingsize beds. Techies will geek out over the bedside USB ports, Internet TV and the fact that every room has its own IP address. Simple white-tiled bathrooms feature large rain showers, Frette robes, makeup mirrors and Ren body products.

Beyond

One Off Hospitality, the restaurant group behind Chicago megahits such as Avec, the Publican, Big Star and more, opened Nico Osteria. James Beard award-winning chef Paul Kahan designed the seafood-focused menu with housemade pastas and dishes like salt-crusted branzino with chanterelles and currants and smoked whitefish triangolini with sea urchin. Work it all off in the 1,000-square-foot fitness center, which is open 24-7.

In the Area

The Gold Coast neighborhood is known as a posh shopping destination, so you’ll want to check out the boutiques on nearby Oak Street, which is home to such brands as Prada, Tom Ford, Jack Spade and more. You’ll find department stores and even more shopping around the corner on Michigan Avenue. Gibson’s Steakhouse, located across the street, is a Chicago institution. If a celebrity is in town, you’ll most likely see him or her ordering a steak there. Flight 001, which is just down the street, is a fantastic travel shop featuring luggage, gadgets and anything else you might need for your flight home.

How to Get There

Thompson Chicago
21 East Bellevue
Chicago, IL 60611 United States

Reviews

4.5 Very Good 2789 Reviews
Swanky Chicago Hotel
jlbohanmcelr

This swanky Chicago hotel embodied the essence of Chicago. The staff were eager to help, and the rooms were quiet and fun. We LOVED the area surrounding the hotel "Gold Coast". It was such a wonderful experience, and we will absolutely be staying there when we visit again.

Chicago Hotel Accomation
richardhW8962QP

This hotel was a very nice facility. It was very clean and modern. The location is in a safe part of Chicago. The staff was courteous, friendly, and helpful. The hotel is right in the center of activity in Chicago.The restaurant's food was very good. CAVEAT: Everything is expensive in Chicago, like Washington DC, and New York. Taxi fare was about $50 from Chicago O'hare to the Hotel Thompson which is about 17 miles away and takes 1 to 2 hours depending on traffic.

Excellent Staff and Location
lmesa2019

We stayed at the Thompson Hotel for a 2 day corporate meeting. Starting from our arrival, the bell staff and front desk employees provided a genuine warm welcome. The hotel is in a lively location with many restaurants and high end shops. Guests can easily walk around at night and feel safe. The Event staff that assisted with our meeting were fantastic! The Nico Restaurant staff was also wonderful and accommodating for our Private dinner with last minute changes. Would recommend location to any meeting planner looking to host an event.