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Waldorf Astoria Chicago

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Broadview Heights, Ohio
Reviewed 29 July 2014

Booked through American Express Fine Hotels and Resorts. If you do not have this get it immediately. The benefits can ben really good, $100 spa credit, room upgrades when available. Check in is great the hotel has its own courtyard you pull into. Love the fact I am not dodging cars and taxis on the street as I am trying...

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

Dear jsantora, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your positive feedback of your most recent visit with us on TripAdvisor. I am truly pleased to read that you enjoy using the American Express Fine Hotels and Resorts program and that you found comfort in one of our Astoria Suites. Thank you for your positive comments pertaining...

Greenwood, Indiana
Reviewed 28 July 2014

We could not have enjoyed our stay more at this hotel. The location was perfect, absolutely perfect, close to everything. The room was so nice and very clean. The staff could not have been any more friendly or professional. Loved the valet guys outside. You can't go wrong choosing this hotel.

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

Dear IndyTraveler2, Thank you for choosing the Waldorf Astoria Chicago as your hotel of stay for your past vacation with your family to the Windy City. I am delighted to read that you found the hotel’s location convenient and that our service team was consistently friendly and professional. Thank you so much for recommending the hotel. We will look forward...

Cedarburg, Wisconsin
Reviewed 28 July 2014

Service is the priority at this hotel, and the motivation is NOT for a good tip. We even had employees refuse tips. From the minute we arrived, service was the priority. From every employee. Every employee. And the facilities are beautiful, immaculate and spacious. Even the switches are labeled!

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Dear Denise A, Thank you so much for sharing your positive feedback of your most recent stay at the Waldorf Astoria Chicago. It gives me great pleasure to read that you felt that all of our team members demonstrated true love and passion for service. I have shared your kind comments with the entire team for comments like yours are...

Pikeville, Kentucky
Reviewed 27 July 2014

Recently spent two nights at this hotel. I snagged this hotel for a steal by using some of my Hilton points. We were also very lucky in getting a big upgrade at check-in. The service was top notch from the moment we pulled into the beautiful court yard and handed over our vehicle to the valet. The room was excellent!...

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

Dear iamthebosslady, Thank you so much for your positive feedback of your most recent visit to the Waldorf Astoria Chicago. I am delighted to read that you were able to use your Hilton Honors points and that we were able to offer you an upgrade at the time of check in. But most importantly, I am pleased to learn that...

London
Reviewed 26 July 2014

The bathroom has a TV in the mirror. I'd never heard of such a thing and my delight from this was endless! I had two baths in three days and watched about four episodes of Friends and one of Modern Family lying in the tub with a giant smile. God Bless America and all her inventions. The Waldorf Astoria is...

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Dear RoomWithAReview, Thank you so much for taking the time to share such candid feedback of your most recent visit to the Waldorf Astoria Chicago. It gives me great pleasure to read that you found true comfort in your suite and that you especially enjoyed the TV in the mirror and the soaking tub. Thank you for your positive comments...

Wisconsin
Reviewed 23 July 2014

We were going to stay at the Langham for a birthday weekend, but they were booked solid. We were able to secure a great deal at the Waldorf Chicago... a corner Gold Coast Suite (1200+ sq ft) with a bath and a half, wet bar, large living room, epic bath and ample balcony for $800/night including valet parking and taxes....

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

Dear JMA-JHM, Thank you so much for giving us an opportunity to serve on your special birthday weekend and for taking the time to share your candid feedback on TripAdvisor. I am truly pleased to read that you found comfort in your Gold Coast suite and that you enjoyed the various amenities it had to offer. Thank you for all...

Toronto
Reviewed 23 July 2014

We got a deal on this classy hotel when we stayed in June 2014. They included a $60/day voucher that could be used against parking, restaurant, etc. That saved us parking elsewhere in a dingy public parking lot, that we were not comfortable leaving our car at for the weekend. The service was excellent, very fast. Nice lap pool. Great...

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Dear LauraTsingos, Thank you so much for your review of your most recent stay at the Waldorf Astoria Chicago. I am delighted to read that you truly enjoyed this special package and that you found our hotel’s valet service and location convenient. Thank you also for your positive remarks pertaining to our service team. I am glad you enjoyed the...

Chicago, IL
Reviewed 22 July 2014

We just wrapped up a last minute birthday getaway to the Waldorf, luckily snatching up one of the last rooms for the weekend. We live in the Chicago suburbs, too far to truly enjoy dinner in town and then face a long ride back, so the Waldorf is our go-to location for a treat. We have literally changed weekend plans...

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

Dear Meemer1, Thank you so much for choosing the Waldorf Astoria Chicago as your hotel to celebrate your birthday. We are sincerely delighted to read that we are your hotel of choice when you stay in the city of Chicago on a special occasion. Thank you for all of your positive comments pertaining to our service team, the food in...

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Reviewed 21 July 2014

My wife and I stayed at this hotel on the 11th floor July 17-20 so I am writing this while it's fresh in my mind. The hotel itself and location is AMAZING. We stayed in a Waldorf Suite and it was huge. It has a wet bar area with a sink, small fridge, microwave, and even a freezer with ice...

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Dear Chris051676, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your positive feedback of your most recent visit to the Waldorf Astoria Chicago. I am truly pleased to read that you enjoyed your Waldorf suite, with all of its unique amenities, especially the TV in the mirror. Thank you so much for your positive remarks pertaining to our...

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Reviewed 20 July 2014

As a frequent traveler, I typically discount reviews about poor service at hotels unless they are common throughout many reviews. The property is beautiful and well kept, most of the staff was helpful; however, there were just some setbacks during our stay that left a sour taste in our mouths. I think there are two points that will be important...

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Dear TripcorAlly, Thank you for sharing your review of your most recent stay with us on TripAdvisor. Your feedback is truly important to us. I sincerely regret to learn that your experience fell below your expectations. I would like the opportunity to personally speak with you to further discuss the details of your visit. I can be contacted at Joe.Piantedosi@waldorfastoria.com,...

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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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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
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  • Room Service
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Babysitting
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 - £590 (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 Business Hotel in Chicago
#4 Family Hotel in Chicago
#5 Spa Hotel in Chicago
#9 Luxury Hotel in Chicago
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“several of their suite types offer private balconies with partial view of lake”
 of 5 bubbles michaeln595, 20 Mar 2017 | Read review
“North views are the best.”
 of 5 bubbles chrishV8466BJ, 20 Feb 2017 | Read review
“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”
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