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Magnificent Mile

The Ritz-Carlton, Chicago

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Why We Love It

  • 4-Star hotel in iconic tower on Michigan Avenue directly upscale shopping center
  • 2016 Conde Nast Readers’ Choice Award Winner
  • On-site restaurant received a Michelin Bib Gourmand award in 2014
  • Family-friendly: Kid-sized robes in rooms, visits from the candy man and cookie-baking classes in the kitchen

"It just does not get any better than this... One of the city's most coveted locations" -- Michelin Guide

Map & Directions

The hotel is 15 miles from Midway International Airport and 18 miles from O'Hare International Airport. Guests can expect to pay approximately $45-$50 in cab fare to reach the destination. 

Rooms & Rates

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Overview

Sharing the iconic Water Tower Place with some of the most exclusive restaurants and shops in the city, the Ritz Carlton Chicago has perched like a marble and glass crown above the Magnificent Mile for over half a century. In 2015, extensive renovations began on the property’s public spaces and guest rooms and parts are still being refashioned.

With wide views of the lake or city skyline, large windows allow lots of natural light into all guest rooms highlighting the blue and pewter topaz palettes and marble bathrooms. Thoughtful extras like terry robes, slippers, twICE-daily maid service and plush bedding make even the most basic rooms feel luxurious. Suites feature additional niceties like walk-in closets, baby grand pianos, dining and living room areas, two-story apartment-style layouts with spiral staircases and panoramic views from the hotel’s top floor. Those staying in Club Level rooms have exclusive access to an elegant breakfast, all-day refreshments and a concierge in the property’s new 2,600-square-foot lounge. Children are treated to kid-sized robes, tear-free toiletries and visits from the candy man, touring the hallways with a cart teeming with sweets.

Guests have access to the hotel’s new fitness center with cardio machines looking out at Lake Michigan from behind floor-to-ceiling windows. Yoga, Zumba, Pilates and more exercise classes are offered for $20 per guest. The property’s pool will be closed for renovations Nov. 25 – Feb. 8. The updated spa features a long menu of treatments including anti-aging facials and neck massages to relieve tension.

On the hotel’s twelfth floor, deca RESTAURANT + BAR and its adjacent Art Deco cocktail lounge serve updated brasserie cuisine like filet mignon and lobster, earning a Michelin Bib Gourmand award in 2014. In summertime, the rooftop bar is packed with hotel guests and Chicago’s social elite. On humid days, the alfresco bar offers sundaes at an ice cream cart. 

From the press:
  • "The classy hotel specializes in showering guests with attention" -- Frommer’s
  • "Every detail is attended to at this world-class property perched atop the Water Tower Place mall on the Magnificent Mile" -- Zagat

Amenities

General

  • Bar
  • Kids' club
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
  • Indoor pool
  • Restaurant
  • Sauna / Steam Room
  • Pet-friendly
  • Spa
  • 100% smoke-free

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Baby-sitting service on request
  • Concierge service
  • Currency exchange / ATM
  • Express check-in / checkout
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Safe in reception (fees apply)
  • Business center

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Mini bar
  • Pay-per-view / movies on demand
  • Safe
  • DVD / CD player & library

Internet

  • Wi-Fi in guest rooms (fees apply)

Bathroom

  • Bathrobes
  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries
  • Slippers

Parking

  • 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.

Policies

Check-in: Standard check-in time: 4pm

Checkout: Standard checkout time: 12pm

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.

Additional details: Pets allowed Check-in time starts at 4pm Check-out time is 12pm

Know Before You Go

  • The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Fees

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

  • Fee for cooked-to-order breakfast: USD 4 for adults and USD 26 for children (approximately)
  • Self parking fee: USD 48.00 per day
  • Valet parking fee: USD 71.00 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Pet fee: USD 100 per pet, per stay
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 40 per night

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

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Customer Service available 24 hours

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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