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The Buckingham Club
Ranked #124 of 187 Hotels in Chicago
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Cholargos, Greece
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“If you like the view....”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2012

Breathtaking view in a boutique hotel with excellent furnitures in large rooms. It is close to metro, close to citycenter. The breakfast is average, but staff is friendly and there is a feeling of home.
It is unusual hotel (at the 40th floor of the stock market) but i will come back there in my next visit.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with family
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2012

As other reviews have noted, the location of this hotel (40th floor of an office building) is odd. At the same time, however, you do get amazing views of Chicago and watching the sun rise over the lake when jet lagged was really rather lovely.

The room itself was a little dated, the bed a little on the soft side but not uncomfortable. Some shower gel in the bathroom would have been nice but if you lie washing yourself with soap you'll be fine.

Breakfast during the week was great, some hot food as well as fruit and cereals.

The gym was great and nice that hotel guests don't have to pay to use it. The free wifi was good, I wish more hotels offered free wick.

The hotel is right by L stations so getting around Chicago is a breeze. It's a well priced hotel in a city with hundreds of hotels but if you want a traditional hotel this wouldn't be the place for uoj.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2012

My wife and i stay at this great hotel for three days on the fortyth floor the view was a experience to behold it was plush delux we could not fault it.The only down side if you can that was that security was like trying to get into fort knox.Breakfast every morning was superb plenty to eat,and over all value for money.Transport close by lots of eatery but on the weekend it every thing closes because its in the financial district.

Room Tip: Rooms on the north side have great views of the lake but all rooms are excellent.
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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Cincinnati
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2012

Stayed here because of in-house event @ Everest Restaurant. Room was ok, lake view was incredible, & spa and indoor pool were the best! Bad & poorly marked signage for parking (separately owned entity), no one to greet us/help with luggage, multiple & confusing elevators, housekeeping friendly & responsive, but erratic in leaving towels & toiletries. Stayed 4 nights, but spa only opened half the time. This is in the financial district, so security was EXTRA tight...however, they were pleasant & helpful. Weekend/holiday breakfast too minimal. Really just a business person's hotel.

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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with family
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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2012

OK the lift issue is quirky but you get over it as soon as you reach your room....the views from 40 floors up is amazing, just puts a smile on your face.The room has everything you need & more, the tv is old school but mini bar prices good.Quiet & so secure at night we ate 2 nights at Boni Vino around the corner great italian food fun staff & even better prices....try the italian sausage & rigatoni awesome!!!.We had the greatest time in Chicago walked eberywhere as the hotel was so well placed.Highly recomended.

  • Stayed September 2012
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2012

This hotel projects an image of being upscale but cut through the veneer and it's terribly in need of both renovation and management who has actually stayed there and discovered how ridiculous some things are. For example, upon checking in, I laughed my head off when I saw the big box TV. These things went out years ago. Come on, folks, get a flat screen. Nothing says "outdated" more than those old fat TVs. And then, how cheap could it get, You get one bar of soap for the bathroom. What a pain moving your soap back and forth from tub to lavatory. Yes, I know you can ask for another bar but you shouldn't have to. And if you do decide to watch that big clunky box of a TV set, you have to figure out a 55-key Comcast cable remote with at least 3 different ON buttons and one button that says CABLE and one that says TV. So what's the magic combination that makes this clunker work? In case management hasn't noticed, pretty much all hotels know that you need to keep the TV usage simple. And the elevator combination is unreal. Take one elevator to 39, then another from 39 to 40 and if you want the breakfast you have to take an elevator from 40 to 39, 39 to 1, and a third elevator from 1 to 3, followed by a rather long walk. Honestly, I found that I could best tolerate it by laughing about it. I give this a three-star because it's functional.and convenient to the financial district but that's all I can say.

Stayed August 2012, travelled on business
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Berkeley, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2012

We stayed here three nights and loved the large room and the view. It is an odd place because it is on one floor of an office building which houses financial services offices. Cleaning is fine, though the housekeeper asked if I wanted the room made up, or just towels. The athletic facilities, pool, and breakfast room are housed in the club on the third floor. It is a bit odd at night, though extremely secure because it is a workplace building. If you want what this place offers (view, athletic facilities, transit access) it's great. If you want a normal hotel, it's probably not the best choice.

  • Stayed July 2012
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Property: The Buckingham Club
Address: 440 S La Salle St, 40th Floor, Chicago, IL 60605-1028
Region: United States > Illinois > Chicago > Downtown / The Loop
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#64 Romantic Hotel in Chicago
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Buckingham Club 3.5*
Number of rooms: 21
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Buckingham Club Hotel is the ultimate urban oasis for a romantic getaway right in the heart of downtown Chicago. The Buckingham Club Hotel provides an intimate and quiet stay complemented by high-end, modern amenities, such as a fully equipped fitness center, touting boutique classes, golf, boxing and yoga, along with a luxurious spa, pool and Jacuzzi to unwind after a busy day in the city. It truly is the best of both worlds and leaves the traveler with everything he or she might need to feel both at home and away. With only a select number of rooms and suites, guests can enjoy VIP service by welcoming and attentive staff members. The Buckingham Club, in its unconventional and unexpected design and amenities, allows travelers to experience the beauty and energy of Chicago from a luxurious, secluded and restorative Penthouse setting. Book your reservation today. ... more   less 
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Buckingham Athletic Club Hotel Chicago
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