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Hard Rock Hotel Chicago

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Why We Love It

  • This AAA 4-Diamond hotel 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 (deposit required)
  • Millennium Park starts two blocks south, and the main cluster of Michigan Avenue shops is three blocks north

"One of the best downtown hotels" -- Time Out Chicago

90% (120 Member Ratings)

"The location was great; staff were helpful."
Apr 12, 2017
New Palestine, IN, United States

Map & Directions

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 L, 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. 

Rooms & Rates

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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 pop stars. The hotel lends guests Fender guitars for free, for an in-room jam session (piped through headphones, 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. Mr. Brown's Lounge, meanwhile, is 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
  • 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

Parking 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.


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

Checkout: Standard checkout time: 12pm.

Children and additional guests: Extra bed available on request for children and adults in specific rooms: $25 (subject to tax) per night. Charges will be applied by hotel.

Pets: Pets are allowed on request and will be charged $25 (subject to tax) per stay. Charges will be applied by hotel. 

Fees: A Valet Parking Fee of $65.00 (subject to tax) per day applies and will be added to your bill at the hotel. This rate is subject to change without notice and at the discretion of the property.

High-Speed Wi-Fi is available for $14.95 (subject to tax) per day and will be added to your bill at the hotel. This rate is subject to change without notice and at the discretion of the property.

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: 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.

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

The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

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90% Positive
(120 Member Reviews)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Hard Rock Hotel, Chicago over the past 15 months.
4.3 Ambiance
4.8 Location
4.2 Rooms
4.7 Quality of Service
4.3 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
location! location!
Dania Apr 17, 2017 Miami, FL, United States
Enjoyed Most
The location was great; staff were helpful.
Other Comments
We would not go back if we had to pay full price.
Donna Apr 12, 2017 New Palestine, IN, United States
Enjoyed Most
Service from front desk, lobby and valet staff was excellent. The room was clean and comfortable. We did not use any other areas in the hotel.
Elinor Apr 10, 2017 Rochelle, IL, United States
Enjoyed Most
The bed was very comfortable and the shower felt great.
Other Comments
We arrived at 9pm for check-in and were advised that housekeeping was still cleaning our room. I was floored that it was that late and they still didn't have a room ready. The staff was apologetic though and gave us two free drinks and a free appetizer in the restaurant. She delivered our keys to us in the restaurant in about 15 minutes. Outside of that we enjoyed our stay!
joni Apr 06, 2017 Momence, IL, United States
Enjoyed Most
Love the outside of the building. Wish the rooms were worthy of it.
Other Comments
No fridge. The air condition literally took hours to work.
Susan Apr 03, 2017 Davenport, IA, United States
Enjoyed Most
Great location
Other Comments
Allowed us to switch to a new room when the first was unsatisfactory.
karen Apr 02, 2017 madison, WI, United States
Enjoyed Most
Other Comments
The noise late like after 12 pm
Linda Mar 27, 2017 Temperance, MI, United States
Enjoyed Most
Very much, super friendly staff, very helpful. Great Location, and very comfortable rooms.
sonia Mar 27, 2017 LAKE ORION, MI, United States
Enjoyed Most
The clean, modern rooms.
Other Comments
The whole hotel is beautiful.
Rochelle Mar 26, 2017 Appleton, WI, United States
Enjoyed Most
The hotel service (not the restaurant)
Katharine Mar 26, 2017 Warrenville, IL, United States

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