In the heart of downtown Chicago, situated at the junction of both the Chicago River and Lake Michigan, sits a beautiful 4 diamond luxury hotel.
What Luxury hotel in downtown Chicago are you going to stay at?
Luxury hotel in downtown Chicago that I Love
My pick of a luxury hotel in downtown Chicago is award-winning and also an all-glass sleek-looking establishment.
From the hotel’s location, you can easily stride and access The Magnificent Mile in Downtown Chicago, the Navy Pier and so much more!
When you travel, it’s about amenities, luxurious accommodations, and quality in service so that you can simply focus on your journey.
Today, I will share with you a beautiful luxury hotel in downtown Chicago, so you too can lavishly live travel out loud and indulge in the amenities, nightlife, and area!
Are You Headed To Chi-Town for Business Or Pleasure?
Whether you are in Chicago for business or pleasure, the comforts of a hotel matter.
If you are headed to Chi-Town for the Magnificent Mile and you want to stay for the weekend, you’ll love my pick of lodging.
For those that just want a quick rejuvenation weekend in the Windy City, well, again, this is your luxury hotel in downtown Chicago!
Everything from start to finish and cleanliness met or exceeded my expectations and I was not a ‘hosted travel writer’ just so we are clear.
Luxury U-Drive: Chi-Town Hotel
When I went seeking reviews of this hotel, there were a lot of mixed comments.
Really, it might have been the first time that I was ever surprised by reviews.
As I did not know what to expect, I just kept an open mind but I knew that this Chi-Town hotel was better than its reviewers’ lead on!
As a Chicago gal, I knew my city would perpetuate positive vibes and the hotel would be amazing.
Of course, I was right! Definitely a ‘Dana-esque’ hotel! Truly the Hotel delivered.
I love arriving at my hotels, sight unseen, just lightly check out and the Swissotel Chicago was as sophisticated looking as it was sleek.
The grand u-driveway, overlooking the Chicago River, ideally situated was breathtaking.
Also, I might add it was very busy, from morning till night in this U-Drive so pedestrians beware because Chicago moves at a rapid pace and so do the drivers!
NO need to be a hood ornament!
CHECK-IN – At The Luxury Hotel in Downtown Chicago
Forewarned is forearmed, check-in is not until at least noon and that is if they are not booked up with conventions, etc.
Sometimes, when I travel, I get really lucky and a hotel accommodates my earlier arrivals.
That said, it did not happen here!
However, I am going to provide credit where credit is due.
By about 1P I got a text that my room was ready, which was great news.
Regretfully, yet happy, I was deep in the city and having a blast, I returned at my leisure.
Why run back, when there is so much to do right?
Amenities In A Hotel Room Always Help
Did I mention that they provided an umbrella (of course it’s raining, it’s Chicago), and then they stored my luggage for pick up later!
Truly it everything worked out as it should have. Work is not always easy.
When you know what you are about to walk into, clearing your head, setting your mind in a new direction is key to success.
The hotel plays a huge role.
In fact, if the room is comfortable, and I can retreat into its luxuries, I can deal with just about anything!
Trust me, I put it to the test!
Work was hard from the time I checked in until I left about 24 hours’ worth.
Room comfort and kind front desk attendants make things so much easier!
Want to take the walk and enjoy what I did?
Make sure to read my article on 5 fun things to do in Downtown Chicago if you have just a few hours to spare!
Inside my luxury hotel in downtown Chicago
Yes, that’s me super excited for the view of the Chicago River from my room and all too happy to watch the life in the city just moving!
What a great view and it is all just a few footsteps away!
After all, I already tasted Chicago donuts, shopped, and ate lunch!
There is still a lot more to do, and I am out of time.
Retreating to my room makes sense in order to freshen for tonight’s festivities!
Perhaps I need to order wine?
Sometimes the luxury of a great hotel room, allows me to focus on being positive, even when others make you feel less than welcome ( I was going to meet up with some less than kind colleagues for a project we had to work on together!)
A room filled with amenities just is perfect for this, and I found it here!
A few hours of R&R will make sure I am on my game!
This video shares the interior of my Chi-Town hotel.
We need to discuss this bed!
Holy frickin’ fabulous and I NEVER ever say that!
When I travel, I am totally about my bed, from cleanliness to comfort.
I am so picky, I can not even begin to describe my obsession with being clean, and comfortable.
I will tell you this, the King -size bed in the room was definitely off-the-charts comfortable and I got a great night’s sleep.
In fact, after a full day of activity, I took a nice little nap here and enjoyed the comforts of this room!
Chi-Town Hotel + the Fitness if you haven’t walked enough!
I suggest a trip to the top at night.
It is beautiful and I loved going up here.
Walk off dinner, drinks and see what all the hotel has to offer.
Unfortunately, I did not get to spend ANY time here and I would have loved to!
Maybe next time?
Did you eat donuts earlier in the day as I did?
You might want to work them off!
If you want to know where to get those donuts, use the link below to find out! Totally worth the calorie-fest.
Grab the Best Donuts in Chicago !
Travel up in the elevators and you will find a workout room, overlooking the city.
A quick lap in the swimming pool and a jacuzzi are the perfect ways to end the day, look at how beautiful.
Chi-town Hotel By Night
Take in the luxury hotel in downtown Chicago by night, and I mean get outside too!
After all, it’s gorgeous both day and night and I’ll be the first to share that!
I loved the beauty of the hotel at night, look at the ambiance.
When you get outside and see this mammoth building lit, it’s spectacular.
Did you notice the restaurant? I will tell you I would NOT eat there again as it didn’t rock my socks, but it’s there if you want it!
Over-priced for what it is and underwhelmed food options and presentation, or maybe it was also the very unprofessional people I was dining with?
Going Up in the Chi-Town Hotel or ….
One night, as I stood waiting for an elevator down, I talked to a guy who said make sure you requested the elevator because this place is odd with the elevators.
I will make a note that the elevators in this hotel are a little weird!
You have to study them for a second and then you will catch on and that is all I am going to say about it.
Enjoy every minute at the hotel
The rooms as you can see were amenity loaded, the WiFi worked well and the AC and fan ran perfectly to buzz out all the noise and provide the perfect sleeping ambiance.
Plan your time in Chicago and hopefully, it will include a stay at this 4 diamond luxury hotel.
Lavishly live travel out loud, close to both Midway and O’Hare airports, and ready and waiting for your next travel journey. ~ Dana XO
Article updated 12/21