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 property has a fantastic staff and the rooms are so well designed and simply put, elegant yet fun!
The area allows you within walking distance to the great shopping on miracle mile and access to the lakefront for a delightful walk.
Beautiful room with a great view of the lake and Rush Street. Everyone in the hotel worked to make us feel welcome and special. I loved the huge tub in our bathroom. We were very comfortable for our get away weekend in Chicago!
Beautiful hotel in a great neighborhood. Short walk to Michigan Ave. Excellent service. Staff was very friendly, professional and very well trained. Very clean rooms, comfortable beds with nice linens. Will stay here again.
What a great stay! The hotel staff was kind and considerate and the facility was impeccable. It’s not surprising given the attention to detail they have toward their guests. The meals in the house restaurant were perfect and the boys LOVED the Tesla house car.
Stayed in a lake view suited for 2 nights. Excellent location and beautiful room. The issue was the cleanliness of the room. Stained carpet, food debris on the floors and some sort of oily substance spilled in the entry. So disappointed for this price point.