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Waldorf Astoria Chicago

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Nashville, United States
Reviewed yesterday NEW

There are many options for "luxury" hotels in the Windy City (and I have stayed in all of them at one time or another), and the Waldorf in the Gold Coast area is truly coming into its own, with a well coordinated staff and soon to be finished dining/bar area. They believe in continuous quality improvement and each stay there...

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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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...

Firenze, Italy
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The hotel seems to be not too big, and this is always a good thing. The lobby is relatively small, and so the restaurant. But the gym and the pool are great. About the room: I was in a two rooms suite, very elegant, with a great balcony and good view. The room furniture is great except for the lighting...

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Reynoldsburg, Ohio
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The best of the best. We would challenge anyone to find a higher quality stay with a finer location in the city!! Their car service for guest use throughout the city was a perk and the concierge was extremely helpful and knowledgeable about everything. We will stay here anytime we return to the Windy City!!

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stay was amazing, all staff was great and the hotel is beautiful. Would highly recommend for everyone for a vacation, work, or a quick get away. Every person we encountered had a smile and was more then happy to help with any request we had. Just a great stay across the board.

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

Dear nick b, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your candid feedback with us. It gives me such great pleasure to learn that our team was successful in providing you with efficient and friendly assistance throughout your visit. I am also happy you found the hotel's decor and ambiance enjoyable. Thank you for your high recommendation...

Evansville, Indiana
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family and I have stayed here a number of times and service was excellent as always. The room was immaculate and smelled of new carpet even. It was very clean and well kept as well as being in a nice location.

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Der JLFrazier5, Thank you so much for visiting with us again at the Waldorf Astoria Chicago. Please know that your loyalty is highly valued and appreciated. I read with great pleasure that our accommodations have not disappointed on your various visits. Thank you for positive feedback with regard to the cleanliness of the rooms. I have shared your kind remarks...

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful hotel, huge rooms, great service! The spa is amazing one of the best in town. Bar here is great! Location is top notch-walk out your door to many restaurants and shopping, wish we had more than one night here!

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Dear Kasbrneyedgirl, Thank you for sharing your kind remarks of your most recent stay at the Waldorf Astoria Chicago on TripAdvisor. I read with great pleasure that you truly enjoyed the amenities at the hotel, especially our Spa & Health Club and our cozy boite, Bernard's. Our charming neighborhood, the Gold Coast, offers indeed such a wonderful array of unique...

Dallas, Texas
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel is the best! Rooms, service and location can't be beat. Spa is magnificent! Quiet considering the location. Concierge wonderful even before we arrived. Take advantage of spa. You will not be disappointed. Bar is fun and lively.

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Dear Friscoliz, Thank you for sharing your review of your visit with us on TripAdvisor. I am delighted to learn that you enjoyed the hotel's location and the amenities the hotel offers, especially our Spa & Health Club and our Concierge services. It is rewarding to learn that your visit was truly enjoyable. We will look forward to welcoming you...

Elm Grove, Wisconsin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Look no further for the quintessential Gold Coast luxury hotel. Details, service, beautiful furnishings, fireplaces, comfortable beds and spa like bathrooms... I will never stay anywhere else. This was a family excursion, we chose a 1 bedroom suite with a powder room and sofa sleeper. Perfect with enough room to move around for 4 of us.

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Dear EGDocD, Thank you so much for choosing the Waldorf Astoria Chicago as your hotel of stay for your family excursion in the Windy City and thank you for taking the time to share such candid feedback. I am truly happy to read that you and your family found comfort in one of our Luxury Suites and that you also...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have reviewed tons of hotels and don't give 5 star ratings out very often, but the Waldorf Astoria deserves it! My wife and I stayed just one night for a short getaway and loved every minute of it. We have stayed in many nice high end hotels in downtown Chicago and the Waldorf is the best. Service was excellent...

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Dear jdog99, Thank you so much for choosing the Waldorf Astoria Chicago for your short getaway with your wife. I am truly pleased to learn that your visit did not disappoint. Thank you for your very kind words pertaining to our service team. I have shared them with our staff. I am also glad you enjoyed the hotel's ambiance and...

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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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  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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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: £300 - £526 (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
#12 Luxury Hotel in Chicago
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“Standard rooms seem a strong value. Our suite near the elevator did not have noise issues.”
 of 5 bubbles GoKate, 22 Jan 2017 | Read review
“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
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