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
- Handicap Accessible
- Pet Friendly
- 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
I stayed at the Viceroy whilst in Chicago to run the marathon and found it a very nice hotel in a good location. Nice clean and good sized rooms and welcoming staff. All in all a very nice hotel that I’d recommend to anyone staying in Chicago
you are looked after from the time you walk into the lobby. the staff goes out of their way to make sure your needs are met. first class hotel with staff more than happy to assist you with anything you should need. rooms are large and comfortable. the hotel is walking distance to great shopping and restaurants.
Very Good, Parking is very expensive and access to the hotel is limited due to the crowded downtown area location. Construction in the area made access difficult compounded by the excessive one way streets. The hotel signage is difficult to see arriving from the North and south. We passed the location several times before we finally located the low hotel sign.