Why We Love It
- The historic AAA 4-Diamond hotel is directly on Michigan Avenue across from Grant Park
- The on-site health club is massive with an indoor pool, running track and Crossfit classes
- Great base for exploring Museum Campus -- the Adler Planetarium, Shedd Aquarium and the Field Museum of Natural History are all a 15-minute walk (or five-minute cab ride) away
"Retains its distinguished 1920's heritage" -- Fodor's
Map & Directions
The Hilton Chicago is approximately 45 minutes from Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport. A taxi costs approximately $55 plus tip. A Go Airport Express shared ride shuttle costs approximately $30 plus tip for the first passenger.
Rooms & Rates
History buffs might choose the Hilton Chicago based on its past alone. Originally built in 1927, the hotel retains all the Beaux-Arts glamour of the era with added modern touches. This is one of the only hotels in the country to have hosted every U.S. president since it opened.
Upon walking into the hotel’s lobby and grand ballroom, it’s easy to see why so many luminaries have been here. The gilded space glimmers from top to bottom with ornate archways, fluted columns and tear-drop crystal chandeliers.
This is a popular spot for conventions, but it is also a smart choice for families due to its proximity to kid-friendly activities like the Adler Planetarium, the Shedd Aquarium and the Field Museum of Natural History, all a 15-minute walk (or five-minute cab ride) away. Also nice for those with kids are the roomy double bed guest rooms (some have two bathrooms) and the one-bedroom suites. A grab-and-go deli on the main floor is handy for quick dinners and snacks.
When booking a room, make sure to request a remodeled one. Since 2012, the hotel has undergone an enormous renovation and past guests say that the not-yet refurbished rooms are sorely in need of a refresh.
There is reasonably priced parking ($30 per night) next door.
- “Retains its distinguished 1920's heritage in a Renaissance-inspired entrance hall and gold-and-gilt grand ballroom” – Fodor’s
- “The health club is considered one of the best in the city” –Gayot.com
- Indoor pool
- Roof terrace
- 100% smoke-free
- 24-hour front desk
- Concierge service
- Currency exchange / ATM
- Express check-in / checkout
- Hair salon (fees apply)
- Laundry / dry cleaning
- Room service (limited hours)
- Safe in reception (fees apply)
- Business center
- Coffee / tea-making facilities
- Iron and ironing board
- Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas
- Luxury toiletries
- Parking (fees apply)
- Valet service (fees apply)
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.
Check-in: Standard Time is 3pm.
Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.
Pets: Pets allowed
Cancellation: 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.
Pets allowed. Check-in time starts at 3pm. Checkout time is 11am.
You must present a photo ID when checking in. Your credit card is charged at the time you book. Bed type and smoking preferences are not guaranteed.Your reservation is prepaid and is guaranteed for late arrival. The total charge includes all room charges and taxes, as well as fees for access and booking. Any incidental charges such as parking, phone calls, and room service will be handled directly between you and the property.
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The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or checkout.
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