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“First-time visit to Chicago” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of theWit - A DoubleTree by Hilton

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theWit - A DoubleTree by Hilton
Ranked #40 of 187 Hotels in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
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De Pere, United States
1 review
“First-time visit to Chicago”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2014

Located toward the middle of the city in Chicago, somewhat hard to navigate to for a first-time Chicago visitor. Sleep was marginal, as the hotel is located right next to an elevated train that runs all night long. Very clean, staff was courteous, hotel has a very nice/reasonably priced restaurant on-site.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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GeneralManager201, Guest Relations Manager at theWit - A DoubleTree by Hilton, responded to this review, 3 June 2014
Dear Stephen K, Thank you for review of theWit Hotel Chicago. We are very proud of our team and they will be thrilled to read your kind response. Our convenient location provides east access to all the popular attractions and our Concierge team is readily available to assist you in navigating around our beautiful city. We hope to welcome you back to theWit in the future. Best Regards, theWit Guest Relations
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    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2014

this hotel has a great location. it was super close to macy's where I was able to do some shopping. there are lots of restaurants nearby. the el is very close which makes it convienient if you want to hop on, but noisy if you don't. the room was comfortable and clean. the elevators were a little slow. it was difficult for them to fulfill my request for an early check in, which I understand, but it made it difficult to change before my conference at the hotel which started at one. the rooftop bar was very nice. the indoor area appealed more towards a young twenties crowd but the outside was filled with a variety of people.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Lisa M
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GeneralManager201, Guest Relations Manager at theWit - A DoubleTree by Hilton, responded to this review, 2 June 2014
Dear Lisa M, Thank you for taking the time to review theWit Hotel Chicago. We are delighted that our great location in the heart of the Chicago Loop was able to provide you with a great starting point for shopping and dining alike. Unfortunately, on the day of arrival we could not accommodate an early check-in as we do not guarantee room availability until 4pm. However, if a room did become available we would of happily assisted with your request as we try our hardest to accommodate all of our different guest’s needs. We look forward to hopefully welcoming you back soon to theWit! Best Regards, theWit Guest Relations.
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S.Barrington, United States
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2014

Awesome!!!!!!!!!Close to the Oriental Theater Dinner was good Drinks were good. Really enjoyed ourselves at the roof top bar. We are not your typical age group but we had a great time ! We plan to come back as soon as possible

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Paul J
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GeneralManager201, Guest Relations Manager at theWit - A DoubleTree by Hilton, responded to this review, 2 June 2014
Dear Paul J, Thank for taking a moment to provide this wonderful review of theWit Hotel Chicago. We are thrilled that you enjoyed ROOF and their many great drink options. We hope to see you again soon at theWit! Warm Regards, theWit Guest Relations.
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

I stayed at theWit with my mom last year and we really enjoyed the location of the hotel as well as the stunning views of Chicago from the room. The decor was a bit too modern for me and I could easily see it being outdated in a few years. The beds were comfortable, rooms clean, and overall felt like a funky boutique hotel (which we were looking for). I absolutely loved waking up and watching the sun rise over sailboats on Lake Michigan and the Bean. Definitely a five star view!

By far the biggest negative for me was the rooftop bar (which ironically was actually one of the reasons we booked the hotel). It was overcrowded, way too loud, & obnoxious. It might have been better if I had been with friends, but with my mom I couldn't wait to get out of there.

That night it became progressively worse. We got back to the hotel around midnight after dinner and a show, and due to the increased # of rooftop bar guests, we had to wait in line to get on the elevator. Once on the elevator we realized we had been squeezed on with four extremely drunk, aggressive, and most likely high individuals who actually got in a huge fist fight in the elevator inches from our face. We were terrified that they would turn on us and pressed whatever button we could find to get off the elevator as quickly as we could. My advice to the hotel...HAVE ONE ELEVATOR FOR ROOFTOP BAR GUESTS AND SAVE THE OTHERS JUST FOR HOTEL GUESTS.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank mollyms619
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GeneralManager201, Guest Relations Manager at theWit - A DoubleTree by Hilton, responded to this review, 30 May 2014
Dear Mollyms619, Thank you for taking the time to review theWit Hotel Chicago. We are delighted that you were able to enjoy our great views and location which are perfect for experiencing Chicago. However, we are sincerely disappointed to hear your review of ROOF. We want to assure you that we take the safety and security of all our guests very seriously here at theWit. We have a strict set of precautions to ensure that non-hotel guests do not access guest floors. During ROOF hours we designate one elevator strictly for ROOF guests in order to prevent this. We do apologize if your time with us was less than expected. We are proud to state that ROOF was recently named by “Travel and Leisure Magazine” one of the top 3 ROOFTOP bars in the world. We know that should you return, your experience would be extraordinary. Please feel free to contact us with any concerns you might have and we hope to be able to welcome you back to theWit! Sincerely, theWit Guest Relations.
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Jonesboro, Arkansas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

Great location for visiting Chicago. Easy access from Ohare by train. Also easy connections on the red line also. Roof Top bar is amazing! Great food selection and close to everything. The staff was outstanding.

Room Tip: Enjoyed the view of the lake in the am sunrise.
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Cubsfan1988
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GeneralManager201, Guest Relations Manager at theWit - A DoubleTree by Hilton, responded to this review, 30 May 2014
Dear Cubsfan1988, Thank you for providing this fantastic review of theWit Hotel Chicago. Our great location provides easy access from both O’Hare and Midway alike while providing quick access to the Redline. We are glad that you were able to experience ROOF and our great dining options. We hope to see you again soon at theWit! Warm Regards, theWit Guest Relations
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Saint Charles, Illinois
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

This is by far my most favorite hotel when staying in downtown Chicago for work. Great location near the CTA. Tremendous facilities and rooms. Always have a great/relaxing stay at this hotel. The beds there are always comfortable. The connectivity options are tremendous and the staff does a great job to make your feel comfortable.

Room Tip: Look for the upgrade options after booking a standard room. Can get some decent savings after you h...
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank bigtee414
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GeneralManager201, Guest Relations Manager at theWit - A DoubleTree by Hilton, responded to this review, 30 May 2014
Dear Bigtee414, theWit would like to thank you for your wonderful review of our Hotel. We strive to provide every guest with a relaxing, rejuvenating, and exciting stay in the heart of the Chicago Loop. In 2013 we were named as one of the Top Ten Hi-Tech Hotels by CNN and we are delighted that you were able to experience this. We cannot wait to welcome you back soon to theWit! Best Regards, theWit Guest Relations.
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loudon, United States
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2014

enjoyed everything. Only wish we had not been kicked off the balcony at the bar club so early but I understand its for safety. Otherwise, the people and unique style of design created an excellent meeting enviroment. I enjoyed the extra care the staff took in greeting everyone at all hours.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Nathaniel H
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GeneralManager201, Guest Relations Manager at theWit - A DoubleTree by Hilton, responded to this review, 30 May 2014
Dear Nathaniel H, Thank you for choosing theWit Hotel Chicago and for taking the time to recommend your experience to other travelers. We are thrilled to read your positive feedback of our hotel as well as your kind recognition of our team's efforts to ensure the best Wit experience. We cannot wait to welcome you back soon to theWit! Warm Regards, theWit Guest Relations.
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Property: theWit - A DoubleTree by Hilton
Address: 201 N. State Street, Chicago, IL 60601-2402
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Region: United States > Illinois > Chicago > Downtown / The Loop
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#14 Spa Hotel in Chicago
#25 Green Hotel in Chicago
#28 Luxury Hotel in Chicago
#31 Romantic Hotel in Chicago
#32 Business Hotel in Chicago
#41 Family Hotel in Chicago
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — theWit - A DoubleTree by Hilton 4*
Number of rooms: 298
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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