Swissotel Chicago

Swissotel Chicago

7.9
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16 reviews
Ranked #15 in Chicago hotels
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323 East Upper Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL 60601
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Description
Swissôtel Chicago is a hotel masterpiece designed by famed architect, Harry Weese. Located where the Chicago River meets Lake Michigan, Swissôtel is just blocks from Michigan Avenue shopping, ... Read more
Millennium Park, the Art Institute of Chicago, and so much more. The triangle-shaped hotel is situated amongst several, convenient public transportation stops

Features:
Dining options at Swissôtel Chicago include a steakhouse restaurant, The Palm, and a bar/lounge, Amuse. Room service is available 24 hours a day. Recreational amenities include an indoor pool, a state-of-the-art fitness centre on the 42nd floor, a hot tub, and a dry sauna. This 4.0 star property has a business center and offers small meeting rooms, secretarial services, and limo/town car service. High speed Internet access is available for free in the lobby, no password required. Translation services and tour assistance are available from their award-winning concierge. Additional property amenities include valet parking, and a concierge desk.

Guest Rooms:
There are 661 guest rooms at Swissôtel Chicago. Room types includes standard kings, doubles, lifestyle suites, junior suites, a 101.9 THE MIX Musician’s Suite, an Author’s Suite, as well as a Duplex Suite and Presidential Suite. Beds come with premium, Frette sheets, and comfortable European bedding. Keurig coffee/tea makers come standard in each room, as well as an umbrella. Bathrooms feature separate bathtubs and showers, phones, designer toiletries, and bathrobes. In addition to iHome units, guestrooms offer multi line phones with voice mail. Televisions have video game consoles and pay movies. Air conditioned rooms also include desks, electronic/magnetic keys, irons/ironing boards, and clock radios. Guests may request a turndown service, hypo allergenic bedding, and wake up calls. Housekeeping is available. Cribs (infant beds) and rollaway beds are available on request.



Notifications and Fees:

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check in, or check out.

  • Valet parking: US$ 62 per night (in/out privileges)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Amenities

Restaurant
Swimming Pool
Spa Services
Fitness Center
Free WiFi
Internet Access
Laundry Services
Business Center
Meeting Rooms
Cribs Available
Pets Allowed
Bathtub
Air conditioning
Connecting Rooms

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San Francisco

Very pretty place! The lights in the lobby were beautiful, the room itself very clean. The shower glass was nice, and the bathroom lights were nicely designed. The bad part is that the pool/gym/spa requires another $15 and so does the wi-fi. Should not charge for these things...

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San Diego

This hotel was a bit of a letdown. The rooms were very standard and the lobby was crowded and not relaxing. A bit far from public transportation.

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New York City

Stay on a top floor to and request a river / lake view. It's clean and relatively nice after a long day. Nothing fancy but it's a good place to stay. Staff is very friendly and accommodating if you need anything.

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San Luis Obispo

Being from Chicago, when I go back to visit family, I want a hotel that's a really good bargain and right downtown near the lakeshore. The Swissotel is my go-to choice for chic hotel accommodations at a cut-rate price. The atmosphere is all business, but also quiet -- the hotel is a few blocks off Michigan Ave, which makes it a more relaxing place to stay. I don't mind the international standard style, with some boutique amenities thrown in.

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Bad service and overpriced! Few days before my trip they called to say the room was only booked for 2 nights when it was booked for 3 nights. Took some time but eventually this was fixed. The front desk is pretty helpful and friendly but the room service isn't. There is complimentary keurig coffee but they only give you decaf and they won't accept requests...instead they want you to pay for it. The rooms and bathroom are spacious but the beds are uncomfortable so I had back aches. You have to pay for the Internet and it isn't steady, keeps kicking you off. The location is really convenient, walking distance to everything. Overall I wouldn't recommend it for the price and service.

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How much you enjoy your stay here is likely to depend on whether you can find a discounted room rate, because every service in the hotel is a la carte. The hotel charges $15 per day to use the pool or gym. Wireless internet is extra. Upgrade for $25 to a to a corner room where you can see the Navy Pier fireworks on Saturdays in the summer (no extra charge!) It’s a sleek, low-key hotel with modern furnishings and a more austere professional feel to the service that can be a bit of a contrast with the sensibilities of the Midwesterners who turn up here. Though it is just three blocks off Michigan Avenue, it’s a bit of a walk to the main Mag Mile shops (but a quick cab ride.) Parking is $50+ per night so just say no to that, find a cheap garage and get pedestrian like the locals do. The trains and buses are awesome and intuitive in Chicago. The elevators in the hotel, not so much. There’s a system where you key in your floor, are assigned a car to take you there, and then people who don’t know how it works fill up your space and are bemused when they can’t just push a button on the inside. Bemused is probably putting it mildly. Again, check Travelocity, because this place seems to have lots of last minute availability and even with the add-ons you can probably leverage yourself a value stay with a fantastic view.

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Local from Chicago

When I saw the front of this hotel I was really impressed. The mood is modern European. It is like being at a giant street café, except for the restaurant which is more like an Irish pub. The lobby is extremely clean with a lot of nice dark wood. The staff was polite and helpful. The elevators have a new system that allows you to choose your floor before you get in, and then directs you to which elevator you will need. This made it very convenient when there was a large group of people waiting for the elevators, and we did not have to try to squeeze into one elevator. The suite had a gorgeous view of the Navy Pier, and all of the furniture and décor was highly modern and impressive. The pool and fitness rooms are also modern and great. They both feature floor to ceiling windows, and the pool has a really neat mural of the Chicago skyline. This place really impressed me.

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Belmont

Clean, urban, conveniently located.

I was here for a work conference. It's the hotel where the conference is held, so, that makes booking/staying here an obvious choice.

Transformers was being filmed when we were there, and they gave me a high floor with a nice view, so both, total wins.

I would probably stay here again, although there are so many fun boutique hotels in Chicago to try out too in the same price range...

Oh, figure out your elevators so it's not so darn slow (I think I waited like 10 minutes for one one day).

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Mexico City

Excellent customer service!

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Cedar Rapids

Great hotel in a great area. Shopping and restaurants were a short walk.

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Amenities

Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Computer station
  • Free wired high-speed Internet
  • iPod docking station
  • Wired high-speed Internet access (surcharge)
Dining & Drinks
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Coffee shop or cafe
  • Grocery/convenience store
Fitness & Recreation
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Concierge services
  • Indoor pool
  • Children's pool
  • Spa tub
  • Sauna
  • Spa services on site
  • Full-service spa
  • Spa treatment room(s)
  • 24-hour fitness facilities
  • Health club
  • In-room massage available
Parking
  • Self parking (surcharge)
  • Valet parking (surcharge)
Accessibility
  • In-room accessibility
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
Traveling with Children
  • Free cribs/infant beds
Pets
  • Maximum number of pets per room 1
  • Pets allowed
  • Only dogs are allowed
Services & Conveniences
  • Luggage storage
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Smoke-free property
  • Elevator/lift
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Multilingual staff
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Business center
  • Wedding services
  • Conference space
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Gift shops or newsstand
  • ATM/banking
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Conference center
Bath
  • Private bathroom
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Designer toiletries
  • Separate bathtub and shower
Bed
  • Premium bedding
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)
In-Room Dining
  • Room service (24 hours)
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Refrigerator
Media & Technology
  • Phone
  • Television in common areas
  • Cable TV service
  • Premium TV channels
  • LCD TV
  • Pay movies
Housekeeping
  • Daily housekeeping
Other Room Amenities
  • Air conditioning
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Bathrobes
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Desk
  • In-room safe
Property Info
  • Total number of rooms - 661
  • Number of floors - 43
  • Year Built 1988
  • Express check-out
  • Express check-in
Swissotel Chicago

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