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Raffaello Hotel

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Why We Love It

  • Located just off Michigan Avenue -- one block from the Mag Mile
  • Value-priced luxury accommodations
  • The popular Glazed & Confused donut shop is right in the lobby
  • Drumbar, on the hotel's 18th floor, offers panoramic views of downtown Chicago

"This treasure has a prime location" -- Michelin Guide
Enjoyed This
(17 Member Ratings)
"staff was very helpful. Rooms were nice and large ."
24. Jul 2018
Fredericksburg, VA, USA

Map & Directions

O'Hare International Airport and Chicago Midway International Airport are both approximately a 45-minute drive from the Raffaello Chicago.

Rooms & Rates

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Raffaello Chicago offers well-appointed boutique accommodations with European flair, just off the Mag Mile. More moderately priced than the neighboring Westin, the hotel feels like a luxurious residence with spacious city view rooms, featuring free Wi-Fi and kitchenettes with microwaves, Keurig coffeemakers and mini-fridges. Bathrooms have rainfall shower-heads and designer toiletries. 

On the hotel's 18th floor, the trendy rooftop Drumbar was named one of the Best New Bars in America by Details Magazine when it opened in 2012. Open year-round with an outdoor terrace in the summer months, Drumbar features a wide selection of house and classic cocktails along and even a special "shot" menu. 

Closer to the ground, there's an outpost of Glazed & Infused in the lobby, offering gourmet donuts along with locally-roasted Bowtruss coffee. (Don't miss the maple bacon long john.) 

Massages are available at the second-floor spa and there’s a 24-hour South Beach-inspired workout facility. The Raffaello Hotel is steps from the John Hancock Tower, Water Tower Place and the Museum of Contemporary Art; the popular Oak Street Beach is just a couple blocks north. Valet parking is available but pricey at $62 a night; self-parking garages are also available nearby. 

From the press:
  • “The clientele is international but also includes suburbanites looking for a city fix” – Fodor’s 
  • “The atmosphere is welcoming from the moment you enter the lobby thanks to light that pours in through cathedral windows” – Gayot.com 



  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Roof terrace
  • 100% smoke-free


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

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Kitchenette in some rooms
  • Mini bar
  • Safe
  • Flatscreen TV
  • iPod/iPhone docking station


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas


  • Bathrobes
  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries


  • Parking (fees apply)
  • Valet service (fees apply)


Checkout: Standard Time is 12pm.

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.

Additional details: Pets not allowed Check-out time is 12pm

Know Before You Go

  • Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.


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

  • Self parking fee: USD 38.00 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Valet parking fee: USD 67.00 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Late check-out fee: USD 60 (subject to availability)
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 25 per day

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

Mandatory Fees and Taxes

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: USD 100 per night

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Have a Question? Contact Travelzoo.

Customer Service available Mon-Fri, 8am-6pm AET

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.

Enjoyed This
(17 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Raffaello Hotel, Chicago over the past 15 months.
4.5 Ambiance
4.9 Location
4.4 Rooms
4.8 Quality of Service
4.7 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
staff was very helpful. Rooms were nice and large .
Other Comments
nice job!
jeff 24. Jul 2018 Fredericksburg, VA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Location, exceptional staff, very clean and that it was not just like every other hotel chain- it was unique and provided the perfect foundation to our Chicago experience.
Other Comments
The staff was superb- personable- would remember you-extremely accommodating.
Jeanae 28. Jun 2018 Katy, TX, USA
Enjoyed Most
The rooms were lovely, the location was fantastic and we enjoyed Drumbar.
Other Comments
They were all outstanding from the front desk to the valet/bell staff. We'll be back!
Renee 16. Apr 2018 Oak Park, IL, USA
Enjoyed Most
Location, size of room
Allison 27. Mar 2018 Galena, IL, USA
Travelzoo Deal Expert
Enjoyed Most
Denise 19. Mar 2018 Elmhurst, IL, USA
Enjoyed Most
The staff were extremely accommodating and helpful.
Other Comments
We enjoyed the hotel location. It was close to everything so we were able to walk to most of our destinations. Very clean and comfortable!
Alaina 07. Mar 2018 Minneapolis, MN, USA
Enjoyed Most
Great price for a nice room and location.
Michelle 18. Feb 2018 Northbrook, IL, USA
Enjoyed Most
Closeness to where we wanted to explore.
Other Comments
Donut shop in lobby closed.
Lauren 08. Feb 2018 Rochester Hills, MI, USA

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