I have stayed at The Wit in Chicago twice. It is positioned as an upscale hotel, with the usual door staff, concierge, etc. It has an attached restaurant and room service. The hotel itself is attractive inside, and the rooms I have been in, while not overly large, have been quite comfortable and well-appointed. Everything is clean, and everything works the way it should. But for all that, there are some annoyances. Because the hotel has a "trendy" bar on the roof, meaning non-guests are constantly going up and down in the elevators, all of the guest room floors have to be accessed using a room key. For reasons known only to the hotel, the key slot is at kneecap level -- meaning it is hard to see how to put in the key before the doors close and you are whisked away to a floor you did not want to go to. The restaurant is also trendy, and the truth is, the food is only mediocre, and pretty pricey. There is no sundries store in the hotel, and the only newspaper they have on the premises in the morning is USA Today (morning delivery to your guest room door is spotty -- I have found the paper outside my door some mornings, and not others). For any other paper, you have to walk down the street to a nearby Walgreens. So, generally a nice, upscale hotel, but the little oversights are irritating in a hotel at this price level. And at this price point, I consider anything less than a great experience to deserve an "average" rating.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- theWit is intelligently renewing one of the original "It" locations on the corner of State (the great) Street and Lake. Its history is rich with artists, theatre people, journalists and musicians as it is nestled between the theatre district and the river. Blending the amenities of a resort with the flair of a boutique hotel, theWit has brought a new energy and vitality to the downtown Chicago Loop. Striking design, unparalleled comfort, and remarkable services create a dramatic sensory experience. This is a destination for anyone who gets "It" or at least wants to. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Thewit Hotel Chicago