What We Love
- The 30-foot lobby wall inscribed with Marcel Proust quotes
- Oven-fresh cookies on the late-night room service menu
- House-made pasta at Somerset, the hotel’s veggie-friendly restaurant
- Complimentary Saturday morning yoga on the property’s lake view terrace
What To Know
- The seasonal rooftop dipping pool is closed from November to April
- The hotel is 100% smoke-free
- During the summer months, guests can rent bicycles onsite
- Free WiFi
- Room Service
Baroque interiors impress at this undulating glass tower in Chicago’s ritzy Gold Coast
This urban resort would’ve done just fine by gently updating its historic predecessor—the Cedar Hotel, a stately 1920s icon—but Viceroy went all out for its Midwest debut. While the Cedar’s original brick and terracotta façade was thoughtfully tucked into the new building’s base, this refreshed 180-room oasis redefines luxury in the Windy City. The true scene-stealer here is the airy three-story lobby: lined in white marble and brass, it’s a modernist spin on the Jazz Age with bronze reception desks and a splashy painting by the South American cubist painter Badi. Rooms, dressed in calming sand and teal tones, are contemporary chic, not counting the textured headboards—digital reproductions of work by the London-based artist Tim Modus that honor Chicago’s notable architectural lineage. Native talent also surfaces in the form of the Boka Group, a locally loved restaurant company responsible for the hotel’s knockout ground-floor restaurant Somerset, which serves country club-inspired cuisine from Michelin-starred chef Lee Wolen, and the Devereaux—a swish indoor-outdoor rooftop pool bar.
In the Area
As Chicago’s most affluent neighborhood, the Gold Coast, bordering Lake Michigan, is a tony collection of boutiques, piano lounges, and stylish high-rises. Get your culture fix at the Museum of Contemporary Art, considered an edgier counterpart to the city’s revered Art Institute. Also worth visiting is the Navy Pier, where you can sample some of the best deep-dish pizza or board one of the city’s many dining or sightseeing cruises. When the temperature drops, head to the IMAX Theater or the nearby Chicago Children’s Museum, which is home to a three-story schooner the kids can scale.
How to Get There
This was my second stay at the Viceroy Chicago. Beautiful hotel with top notch service, amenities and staff! I would highly recommend to anyone visiting Chicago. The decor in the lobby and room itself is gorgeous!
Excellent service and a beautiful property. I accidentally left behind some items and once the hotel located them, they offer to send them back at the hotel's expense. This type of service is so rare these days. Everything about our stay felt like a luxury.
The Viceroy is great. We stayed here for a couple of days with our toddler in September 2018. They not only had a crib for us but also gave us a "kiddie" bag with toys and crayons and other goodies for the little one. Restaurant downstairs is pretty good (though not cheap) and the area is great.
They have a Tesla that will take you around the surrounding area and everyone on staff was extremely friendly and welcoming. Would definitely stay here again!
Location was excellent, just minutes from the hustle and bustle of Michigan Ave with a lot of restaurants and bars really close by. Easy to walk everywhere! The staff was very pleasant and went above and beyond for our wedding anniversary weekend there. They sent a bottle of bubbly and some candy to our room with a very nice personally written card. We were so surprised! The hotel itself is beautiful and the rooms very nicely appointed, beds were very comfortable and shower was amazing. The Somerset restaurant and Deveraux bar were also very good.
Lovely hotel, staff, rooms and all that comes with those things. Also enjoyed the rooftop bar on the evening I stayed there. The hotel is immaculate and the staff is incredibly guest-centric. I would highly recommend this place. Oh, and if you have a few moments check out the five copy columns with inspirational thoughts in the lobby.