We were booked into this hotel for a one day conference. If it hadn't been in the middle of our stay, I would have moved. The lobby is a beautiful space with old architectural affects, but it is lit with purple, blue and pink neon. Way Too Cool for a sophisticated hotel. There is very loud "hip" music playing all the time. The public spaces are nerve wracking. But the elevators top it all! If you were stuck in one for any time, you would end up a gibbering mess. They somehow have a 3D effect with planets? in blue, purple and tan seeming to float at you. But the planets are not in focus, so you continually try to get in a place where they will all seem right. There is loud music playing here also and a sickly sweet odor. I think they haven't figured out how to assault your taste buds or there would have been a flavor. We were on the 15th floor and the noise from the "L" was noticeable. The bed was very comfortable and the other furnishings were fine if not so comfortable. The bath was a nice size, but nothing special, the same old tub with a shower head. The towels were very thin. Our view was into the other rooms of the hotel. I think it is too far away from the fun places to suit me.
The staff was very courteous and professional. Our bellman was even a little apologetic over the excesses of the hotel. I was annoyed over the $15 charge to use the internet in the rooms and a charge to use the business area. There is a free connection in the lobby, but no one could ever do any work there. I did like the FareWell kiosk, which allows you to check out and print your boarding pass. But all in all, I would prefer a calm soothing place to stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We've got the scoop on where to be and who to see in the Windy City. You're invited to step behind the scenes of the glittering lights of downtown Chicago. W Chicago - City Center is nestled in the middle of Chicago's vibrant cultural attractions and is steps from the Willis Tower, the Chicago Art Institute, music at Millennium Park, Block 37, State Street shopping and the Chicago Theatre District. Blown away by the Windy City? So are we. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- w Chicago - City Hotel Chicago
- w Chicago City Center
- w Hotel Chicago
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