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92% (130 member ratings) "One of the best downtown hotels" -- Time Out Chicago

Hard Rock Hotel Chicago

The Loop, Chicago
  • Attracts a see-and-be-seen crowd with its trendy nightlife options
  • Inhabits the landmark Carbide and Carbon Building, a soaring deco tower
  • A pervasive musical influence, from giant portraits of rock stars to a free in-room loan of a Fender Stratocaster, amp and headphones
  • Millennium Park start two blocks south, and the main cluster of Michigan Avenue shops is three blocks north
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92% (130 member ratings)

4.0Value for Money


230 N Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL, 60601
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A tower designed like a champagne bottle seems like a fine home for a hotel with a reputation for drawing rock stars and partygoers. The Hard Rock Hotel Chicago occupies the historic Carbide and Carbon Building, its art-deco exterior clad in deep green terracotta while the gold trim on top evokes the foil on top of a bottle of bubbly.

The hotel showcases gems from its collection of musical memorabilia, from John Lennon's leather trench coat to Prince's sinuous white guitar. The lobby and rooms have rock star touches like alligator skin walls, a giant gramophone, and wall-size photos of top stars. The hotel lends guests Fender guitars for free, for an in-room jam session (piped through headphones, don't worry, not through floor-rattling amplifiers). 

The building sits right on Michigan Avenue. Only two blocks north, the avenue crosses a historic bridge over the Chicago River before reaching the Tribune Tower and the main stretch of Magnificent Mile shopping. Two blocks south of the hotel rises the swirling silver panels of Frank Gehry's band shell, anchoring Millennium Park's lawns, gardens and art installations.

Fuel up at Chuck's restaurant which serves breakfast, lunch and dinner and features an Iron Chef-winning hamburger. The hotel recently replaced the Angels and Kings bar with Mr. Brown's Lounge, a Jamaican-themed restaurant serving jerk chicken and fried plantains to the tune of reggae jams. 

Make the most of your time in Chicago during your stay with these great restaurant, spa and activity offers.

From the press:
  • "Best appreciated by anyone who’s ever had a rock and roll fantasy" -- Conde Nast Traveler
  • "It doesn’t feel like every other upscale hotel -- though it's still a luxurious experience" -- Zagat
  • "Sophisticated, stylish, and fun" -- Oyster.com


  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Restaurant
  • Nightlife / entertainment
  • Pet-friendly
  • Extra beds (fees apply)


  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour room service
  • 24-hour security
  • Airport transfer (fees apply)
  • Beauty treatments / massages (fees apply)
  • Concierge service
  • Currency exchange / ATM
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Business center

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Mini bar
  • Pay-per-view / movies on demand
  • Safe
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Internet access (fees apply)
  • Wi-Fi in guest rooms (fees apply)
  • Wi-Fi in public areas (fees apply)
  • High-Speed Wi-Fi (fees apply)


  • Bathtub
  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries


Valet parking is available for $65 per night. 

  • Valet service (fees apply)


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible restaurant
  • ADA compliant rooms
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible
Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


  • Standard check-in time: 3pm. Minimum age required to check in: 21.


  • Standard checkout time: 12pm.

Children and additional guests

  • Extra bed available on request for children and adults in specific rooms: $25 per night. Charges will be added to your bill on checkout.


  • Pets are allowed on request and will be charged $25 per stay on checkout.


  • For reservations charged at hotel check-in, a major credit card in the guest's name must be presented at check-in. The hotel will authorize the estimated charges for room, tax and incidentals for your entire stay, which will place a hold on these funds. When you depart, the authorization is replaced with actual charges. While the hotel will also accept debit cards, it is important to understand that a debit card authorization in the amount of $50 for each night of your stay will remain on your account for 5 to 7 days after departure.


  • Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Additional details

  • Guitar Rentals are available. A credit card must be presented and a refundable deposit will be placed on the card at the time of rental. Please contact the hotel for additional information regarding the terms and conditions of renting a guitar and the full deposit policy.

Getting there

O'Hare Airport is about an hour's drive northwest, while Midway Airport is about a half hour's drive (assuming traffic is decent, which in Chicago, can be hard to predict). Both airports are served by the El, making trips of about 40 minutes each to the downtown's Loop neighborhood. Valet parking is available at the Hard Rock for $65 per night. 


  • 230 N Michigan Ave
  • Chicago, IL, 60601
  • United States

Customer Service

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Tel: +44 (0) 20 3564 9000

M-F, 8am-9pm

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