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Thompson Chicago, a Thompson Hotel
Ranked #8 of 188 Hotels in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
KIngston, Ontario
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36 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Pretty much perfect”
Reviewed 22 April 2014

I like to think that I know high quality hotels and in many ways, they are pretty much cut from the same cloth. Not so for the Thompson. From the moment I arrived, when the person checking us in (a family of four) I knew that this would be a great experience. She was solicitous, friendly, accommodating, interested and interesting. And that was just the check in!

The concierge was superb (Thanks Cheryl!). She booked us Cubs tickets and provided quick -- while I waited -- recommendations and availability for local restaurants. She immediately knew what I was interested in and had great recommendations.

The bar on the main floor is uber cool without being pretentious. The drinks are not expensive but the drink menu will make you want to stay there.

It's not that I would stay in this hotel when I go back to Chicago but rather I would go back to Chicago to stay in this hotel. Sorry to be so effusive, but it ranks as peerless among the hotels I have stayed in given the price, location and service.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Beachwood, Ohio
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Reviewed 21 April 2014

This place is amazing and the location cannot be beat! Great bars, restaurants and shopping all within walking distance. The staff is extremely kind and friendly.... they are what really set this place apart from the rest! BOOK IT! LOVE IT!

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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Cumbria UK
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Reviewed 21 April 2014

We had a wpnderful stay at this hotel. The design is great, the rooms are very original and the bar area is ultra cool, styled on a NYC speak easy kind of place. The location is fantastic and there are lots of bars and top restaurants very close by. Its a 5 min walk to the Hancock building and 10 mins downtown. The staff were great and the concierge service very efficient. I would highly reccommend this hotel.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2014

My girlfriend and I stayed at the Thompson over Easter weekend and we had a great time. The desk service was helpful and very friendly. The lobby is cool/trendy but comfortable, and the hotel bar has some great cocktails. The rooms are spacious with comfortable beds and nice bathrooms/showers. Overall we had a great stay and I would definitely return next time I'm in Chicago.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Detroit, Michigan
1 review
Reviewed 21 April 2014

Excellent hotel in all respects. The location was right in the mix of all the activity. Even with being central to all the activity, the noise was never an issue. The hotel restaurant Nico, was over the top in the food and service. The staff beginning with the door person and the desk check in was super friendly and efficient in the check in and check out process. The room was super as well.

This was my first trip to Chicago where we did not take the car out of the valet until we departed for home.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 21 April 2014

From the greeting I received exiting the cab, I knew that this hotel was different. The front desk staff was wonderful, the room was trendy but comfortable and overall the place just had a great vibe.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled on business
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Woodstock, Illinois
1 review
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Reviewed 19 April 2014

Had a wonderful time at the Thompson. Staff is polite and helpful, always there to help if needed. Room was perfect size and very clean. Bar area had great people and nice selection. Location is perfect for a weekend getaway to the Magnificent Mile.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled solo
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Property: Thompson Chicago, a Thompson Hotel
Address: 21 E. Bellevue Place, Chicago, IL 60611-1174
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Region: United States > Illinois > Chicago > Gold Coast , Near North Side
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 188 Hotels in Chicago
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Thompson Chicago, a Thompson Hotel 4.5*
Number of rooms: 247
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Imagine your own luxe studio in the skies overlooking the hip Gold Coast neighborhood's leafy streets, with sweeping floor-to-ceiling vistas of the Chicago skyline and Great Lake waterscape daring you to look away. Parking available for additional fee per night. ... more   less 
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