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Hotel Julian

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Why We Love This Hotel

  • This hotel brings a "new brand of luxury" (Chicago Tribune) to downtown Chicago 
  • Opened in October 2018 after renovating a former office building
  • Literally steps from the Bean and the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park
  • Tech-friendly perks include smart TVs and motion-sensing thermostats

95%
"Wonderful place to stay. Tiara at the Front desk was very helpful, a delight to chat with. All the staff were very informative."
Donna
Jul 18, 2019 - Ellisville, MO, USA
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Overview

Named for the patron saint of travelers, this new hotel in downtown Chicago puts guests steps from Millennium Park, the Loop and the Mag Mile. Recently opened in October 2018, this hotel lives in a revamped high-rise rebuilt from the ground up and beyond -- they added extra floors atop the former office building to add rooms with better views. 

Rooms feature king or double queen beds with 300-thread-count linens, desks with wireless charging capabilities and USB outlets, along with 55-inch smart TVs with streaming capabilities. Rooms also include handheld steamers to make sure your look is on-point before heading out to dinner or drinks. Wi-Fi is covered under the daily urban fee which also includes business center access, bottled water upon arrival and in-room Nespresso coffee service. 

The hotel's on-site restaurant, About Last Knife, focuses on steak-house fare including dishes like Beef Wellington, available by the slice. Breakfast and happy-hour specials are also available daily. There's a fitness center on site (with Peloton bikes), and valet parking is available. 

Amenities

General

  • Restaurant
  • 100% smoke-free

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge service
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Room service (limited hours)

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Fridge
  • Safe
  • Flatscreen TV

Internet

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Wi-Fi in guest rooms (fees apply)

Bathroom

  • Bathrobes
  • Hair-dryer
  • Separate shower
  • Luxury toiletries

Parking

  • Valet service (fees apply)

Policies

Check-in: Standard Time is 4pm.
Minimum age required to check in: 21.

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

Children and additional guests: Children 17 and under stay free of charge when using existing bedding.
Extra beds are not available.
Extra guest charges will apply as follows:
$10 plus tax per night for older children and adults.
Crib/Pack 'n Play not available.

Pets: Only service animals allowed.

Fees: A resort/facility fee of $15 plus tax, per night will be added to the total price of your stay upon check out.
A $100 per night incidental hold will be placed on the debit/credit card provided at check-in.
Valet service fee: $72 plus tax per day.

Valet service includes in and out privileges.
The resort/facility fee includes: water upon check-in, in-room Wi-Fi, in-room espresso, local calls, access to fitness center and business center, newspaper in lobby.

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.

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Customer service available Monday - Friday 9am - 6pm GMT + 8.

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

95%
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(37 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Hotel Julian (part of Oxford Hotels and Resorts, LLC) over the past 15 months.
4.6 Ambiance
4.9 Location
4.5 Rooms
4.7 Quality of Service
4.6 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Wonderful place to stay. Tiara at the Front desk was very helpful, a delight to chat with. All the staff were very informative.
Other Comments
Clean, comfortable.
Donna Jul 18, 2019 Ellisville, MO, USA
Enjoyed Most
Location was great. The staff couldn’t have been nicer.
Other Comments
When we return to Chicago, this will be our first option for a hotel.
Alan May 29, 2019 Portola Valley, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
location
Other Comments
design is quite urban minimal and nice, however, the MEP equipment could be better. The electrical socket has a continuous buzz, and the light in the bathroom has that too. Sliding door is very heavy to operate.
Xinghua May 08, 2019 Beijing, China
Enjoyed Most
proximity of downtown location to venues and services.
Other Comments
friendly, approachable staff.
David Apr 30, 2019 Waterloo, ON, Canada
Enjoyed Most
Room
Sharon Apr 30, 2019 La Grange, IL, USA
Enjoyed Most
The decor was nicd
Other Comments
Room was a bit small. Also did not have a gift shop that carried tylenol and meds, no drugstore nearby. Did not like the $15 urban fee and it was taxed on top of the urban fee. The fact that I had to leave the hotel to search for ibuprofen to buy made me a little upset.
Julia Apr 29, 2019 Cudahy, WI, USA
Enjoyed Most
modern interior to hotel including bar/restaurant
Other Comments
great location
Greg Apr 26, 2019 Minneapolis, MN, USA
Enjoyed Most
The location was amazing. Right off Millenium Park, within walking distance to the L. Couldn't be a better location, and the value is unbeatable. We will definitely be back next time we are in Chicago.
Nathan Apr 22, 2019 Dallas, TX, USA
Enjoyed Most
The bed was comfortable, the breakfast we at at the restaurant was good, and the toiletries were high quality. I liked the that the in-room refrigerator was empty and it wasn’t turned on by default, but could be done so easily when we wanted to use it. I liked the big tv on a nice swivel arm=, with wireless “casting”. The high ceilings and ample light made up for a room on the smaller side.
Other Comments
The “resort fee” is a little bit ridiculous, as it is supposed to be for things that a four star hotel ought to provide anyway (one single coffee capsule, internet access, a fitness center). Not a lot of frills, but it’s clear they spent the money where I’d have if it were my hotel - good beds and sheets, good toiletries, nice bathroom, comfy robes, lots of outlets, etc. The staff still seemed a little bit new and the service was a little “stiff”, but no major complains. Also, a few things in the room weren’t working - we found two burnt out light bulbs and one of the power outlets didn’t work because someone had snapped off the prongs of their plug inside it when it had been used previously. Also, 4pm check in and 11 am checkout seem a bit stingy. Also, didn’t bother us too much, but noise from adjacent rooms was fairly prominent.
Scott Apr 21, 2019 Chicago, IL, USA
Other Comments
Friendly Front Desk staff.
Ingrid Apr 05, 2019 Henderson, NV, USA
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