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Waldorf Astoria Chicago

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Tampa, Florida
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We went to the Waldorf for a last hurrah before our baby comes in March and could not have asked for a better place to stay. Staff is super helpful and the location is great, too! We felt like we were in the middle of everything and were able to walk to a lot and use Ubers only occasionally. Definitely...

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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Waldorf Astoria Chicago on Walton is one of my all time favorite hotels and the best for a staycation over the holidays. The service is impeccable. The Astoria suite w/ fireplace and terrace is 915 sq ft and perfect size for 2. The bathroom has a wonderful large soaking tub with a TV in the mirror which makes for...

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WAChicagoHotel, General Manager at Waldorf Astoria Chicago, responded to this review

Dear Mom2MGirls, Thank you so much for taking the time to share such candid feedback of your most recent visit with us. I am truly pleased to read that you found our Astoria Suite comfortable and roomy. Thank you also for your positive comments pertaining to our cozy restaurant and bar Bernard's and our In Room Dining Service. I have...

Wisconsin
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stayed for 2 nights over MLK weekend holiday with wife and our 6 year old daughter. Last stay was years ago and within an hour of arriving we were asking ourselves why have we not stayed here again sooner? Everything from the greeting by the doorman and valet at the car, to checkout was just fabulous. We appreciate the large...

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WAChicagoHotel, General Manager at Waldorf Astoria Chicago, responded to this review

Dear G K, Thank you so much for deciding to stay again at the Waldorf Astoria Chicago to celebrate this past holiday weekend. It gives me such great pleasure to read that our service team has been able to make your visits a little more comfortable. I have shared your very kind words with the entire team for comments like...

Ilinois
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

I have to update my review because the WHOLE PLACE--restaurant scene is ABSOLUTELY GONE. I was astonished that there is NO lobby breakfast or meal possibility--just lite bite breakfast. And.....IF you think of any other meal, prepare to feel like you're in the dining cart of an Amtrak. You can take in a full priced meal in the 1/4 spaced...

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WAChicagoHotel, Director of Operations at Waldorf Astoria Chicago, responded to this review

Dear jermayne j, Thank you for your feedback of your most recent visit with us. I sincerely regret to learn of the great disappointment caused by our enhancement period in our Food and Beverage department. I know you had a wonderful visit last year and not finding the same set up during this recent visit was certainly inconvenient. I would...

Chicago
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

Have always had a great experience here. And this was no exception. The pampering, care, comfort, is just amazing. The staff refused tips. Were so gracious. We were that over Christmas and they were understaffed. The only reason we knew that was because we saw the same staff there almost around the clock. I Plan to go again soon!

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Dear Ephraim P, Thank you for visiting with us again at the Waldorf Astoria Chicago and thank you for taking the time to share your positive feedback with us. It gives me great pleasure to learn that we have not disappointed you on the different occasions you have visited with us. And it is also rewarding to read that our...

Philadelphia, United States
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I have always had a great experience at this hotel! The rooms are lovely and I definitely recommend the room with the gas fireplace, it is so luxurious and super nice to have on a cold day. The rooms are the cleanest EVER. The service is amazing, everyone takes such great care of you. The food is awesome at the...

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Dear MJ P, Thank you for visiting with us again at the Waldorf Astoria Chicago and thank you for taking the time to share your candid feedback. I am truly pleased to learn that you enjoy our various rooms and suites and that you especially enjoy the cozy warmth of our fireplaces. Thank you for your very kind words pertaining...

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

All and all it was close to a five star stay. But one thing perplexed me. The carpet hallway was strewn with debris. As if it hadn't been vacuumed. I thought since we arrived a tad earlier it hadn't been done. Ok. But in the morning of our departure it still looked the same. Not acceptable. Also no coffee maker?...

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WAChicagoHotel, General Manager at Waldorf Astoria Chicago, responded to this review

Dear TSP20, Thank you so much for sharing your feedback of your most recent visit with us. I sincerely regret to learn of the various reasons your visit did not meet your expectations. Please accept my sincere apology, especially in regard to the condition of the hallway carpet and for your paper not been delivered. It is certainly not the...

Indianapolis, Indiana
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed there for two nights in December. Staff was friendly and helpful. Stay was pleasant. The location was an easy walk to most places we wanted to be, and right downtown. Will stay there again when in Chicago.

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Dear gbrocksm, Thank you for sharing your review of your most recent visit with us. I am pleased to learn that the team was able to efficiently assist you during your visit and that you found the hotel's location convenient in the heart of our charming Gold Coast. I am thrilled to read that you would like to visit with...

Lafayette, Indiana
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My girlfriend surprised me with a weekend staycation by telling me we were just going to the city for dinner. Imagine my surprise when we pulled in the front of the hotel and my wife took an overnight bag from the trunk. The front lobby was very nice, but it was the smiling faces that greeted me that really left...

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Dear HaroldandMaud, Thank you so much for sharing your experience of your surprise visit with us to celebrate a weekend staycation with your wife. I am delighted to read that our team was successful in making your visit a little more special. Thank you for your very kind words pertaining to our service team, including Housekeeping. Your words have been...

Cambridge, UK
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a two night stay at the Waldorf-Astoria. We were upgraded to a suite when we arrived - and the suite was nearly as large as the first apartment I lived in. It was a luxurious and well-maintained property, very close to the sights and attractions of the Magnificent Mile and the Near North, with excellent dining nearby. The...

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Dear JayFout, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback of your most recent visit with us. I am pleased to read that you found comfort in one of our suites and that you enjoyed the location of our hotel. Our charming neighborhood, the Gold Coast, is indeed a treasure in the heart of downtown Chicago with a...

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Staying in Gold Coast

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Gold Coast
Located just north of The Loop, Gold Coast is one of Chicago’s most affluent and popular neighborhoods. The original Playboy, Hugh Hefner, once had a mansion here. In addition to prestigious hotels, historic mansions and luxury high-rise apartments, you’ll also find upscale specialty boutiques and Michelin-starred restaurants. Walk along Oak Street for your shopping fix and dance through the night along Rush Street. The Newberry Library is also a great stop to check out noteworthy exhibits and rare book collections.
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
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  • Room Service
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The AAA Five-Diamond Waldorf Astoria Chicago(formerly The Elysian Hotel)is located in the heart of the prestigious Gold Coast neighborhood amognst the Magnificent Mile and Oak Street famed restaurants, retailers and lakefront. The award-winning 188-room hotel through innovative services and technologies, creates a new experience in luxury – energetic and fashion forward, warm and welcoming, and fresh and engaging. Amenities include a 14,000 square-foot spa & health club; 4,500 square feet of private event space; European-inspired bistro, Balsan; haute bar Bernard's. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Waldorf Astoria Chicago

Address: 11 East Walton, Chicago, IL 60611-1412 (Formerly Elysian Hotel Chicago)
Region: United States > Illinois > Chicago > Gold Coast , Near North Side
Price Range: £291 - £509 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Waldorf Astoria Chicago 5*
Number of rooms: 215
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Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Chicago
#4 Family Hotel in Chicago
#4 Business Hotel in Chicago
#7 Spa Hotel in Chicago
#11 Luxury Hotel in Chicago
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“My favorite room is the Astoria Suite with fireplace and terrace!”
 of 5 bubbles Mom2MGirls, 18 Jan 2017 | Read review
“If possible try to get a balcony at least”
 of 5 bubbles R8789GRmarkw, 6 Jan 2017 | Read review
“If you want to romanticize your trip, ask for a suite with a fire place. Very nice!”
 of 5 bubbles bryans540, 28 Dec 2016 | Read review
“worth the upgrade to a suite!”
 of 5 bubbles 363caroll, 13 Dec 2016 | Read review
“The suites are so lovely they are worth the splurge!”
 of 5 bubbles dasullivan2016, 26 Nov 2016 | Read review
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