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 in it. The living room had a nice couch, TV and even a gas fireplace. The bedroom was large with plenty of drawers for clothes and even a nice large desk with plenty of electrical outlets. The TV and speakers for your Ipod were great. It also had a HUGE closet area with plenty of hangers and area for clothes and shoes. Finally the bathroom was beautiful. All the tile, large soaking tub, walk in shower and water closet were very spacious. As a tech nerd the TV INSIDE the mirror was awesome.
Now that we've covered the room lets talk about what this hotel does best and that's service. EVERY single person we encountered here was superb. From Rachael in the bar (who went to go get my wife some chocolate when she joked about it for the bar nuts they provide) to both Mark and Edward (the concierges) you CAN'T ASK FOR MORE. We thoroughly enjoyed all that we met and the no tipping policy certainly is different than most hotels of this caliber.
We loved the house car which was beautiful, and also the spa and pool.
The only negative I could say was that the elevators seemed taxed at time for the demand but that's so minute it's almost crazy to mention it.
We have been lucky enough to stay in many fine hotels and this one is as good, if not better than all of them. The people make all the difference in the world and this staff is one of the best I've seen. I can tell you that if and when we come back to Chicago we will definitely stay here. if you are looking for a beautiful hotel in a great neighborhood that will make you feel like you're "rich and famous" this is it. Take my word for it and look no further than the Waldorf in Chicago.
- 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
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