Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago
What We Love
- Within walking distance of Millennium Park, the Magnificent Mile and top shopping
- Free WiFi
- Panoramic views of the Chicago River and Lake Michigan from the Health Club & Pool
- Summertime drinks at the Terrace at Trump
What To Know
- A pet-friendly hotel: two pets are permitted at no cost (there is a 25-pound weight limit)
- Valet parking is $71 for 12 to 24 hours
- Smoking is not permitted
- Massage services at the spa should be booked in advance
- The Terrace at Trump is open only during summer, weather permitting
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
The Trump hotel, much like it’s larger-than-life owner, knows how to make a statement, its gleaming glass and steel exterior proudly asserting itself among Chicago’s architectural landmarks. The design is at once modern and classic, its clean lines and muted palette keeping the focus on the million-dollars views outside the floor-to-ceiling windows. The luxury comes in the rich textures—buttery leathers, gleaming chrome, thick velvets—and in the unparalleled service in the form of round-the-clock staff concierges, doormen and Trump Attachés (butlers) who do everything from prestocking your room with groceries to scoring impossible restaurant reservations.
Bed and Bath
Starting at 604 square feet, the rooms feel like an executive’s pied a terre with kitted-out kitchens complete with Subzero fridges, killer tech perks (42-inch HDTVs, Bose Sound Wave systems, bedside control panels for lighting) and indulgent Italian linens. The spa-like limestone bathrooms have deepsoak tubs, rainfall showers and custom botanical products. Stay plugged into the stock market while you get ready via in-mirror TVs.
Downstairs at award-winning Sixteen restaurant, chef Thomas Lents creates seasonal dishes from local products—think poached langoustines with heirloom tomato gazpacho, and foie gras and eel with pickled plums. Local finance types seal deals over post-work cocktails at the tony Rebar. But the true gem is the Terrace at Trump, which loftily presides over the river. The 23,000 square-foot spa and health club offers Kate Somerville facials and indulgent massages. Take a dip afterwards in the 75-foot heated indoor pool.
In the Area
Ask the concierge to make you reservations at one of the city’s iconic restaurants—Rick Bayless’s Frontera Grill and Topolobampo, and Carrie Nahabedian’s Naha are all nearby. Don’t miss the laughs at the world famous Second City, where such luminaries as Dan Aykroyd, Steve Carell and Tina Fey have performed. The downtown Art Institute houses famous works including American Gothic by Grant Wood and Edward Hopper’s Nighthawks.
How to Get There
I return to Trump Chicago as often as I can. The rooms are large and comfortable. The staff are all prompt, courteous, and helpful, and will get you anything you may need quickly. The pool and workout facilities are incredible. Although pricier than what I had ever been used to, I find great dollar value at Trump, compared to the city's other luxury Hotels. Personally, I'd recommend a Lakeview room or suite - I could watch the boats all day. I use the Hotel as a family gathering spot, and the location offers hundreds of very close (walking distance) sites to see, and restaurants. The beaches, parks, museums, walking/jogging walks - it's all right there. It's an incredible winter vacation spot, with great winter pricing. Be sure to enjoy the spa/pool/fitness center locker room facilities, particular the eucalyptus steam room, and deluge shower. You won't be disappointed.
Not a political statement, just a statement of fact. The Trump Chicago is simply the best. Clean, modern, elegant and unpretentious. We have stayed at the property at least a half dozen times over the years and are always treated like gold and feel exceptionally comfortable and welcomed. This time we were in town for the Grateful Dead shows at Wrigley - as we have been before - and even in tie-dyes and flip-flops, we felt right in place in the lobby, and welcomed and made to feel comfortable, even as others were I'm sure treated the same while in their dinner jackets and evening attire. We've stayed in many of the other luxury hotels in Chicago - Ritz, Waldorf, etc... - and we ove them al, but The Trump for our tastes is just a notch above.
Anniversary trip - two day getaway to Chicago & to experience Trump Chicago. As always, an over the top experience where everyone was attentive & thoughtful. Great views. Very nice experience at Tereace16.
We truly enjoyed our time and will stay again. Above and beyond amenities....close attention to details! We look forward to another stay in Chicago. We come every year for Neocon and it is so easy to be able to get to and from the Mart. Great location!
My two nieces and I stayed four nights at Trump Hotel and were extremely satisfied. Not one stone was left unturned and all our needs were met. Hotel staff, at all levels, provided excellent service. Loved the restaurant and the room service was wonderful. Also great location and I so enjoyed the river view. Definitely will recommend to others.