Magnificent Mile

AC Hotel Chicago Downtown

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Why We Love It

  • A two-minute walk from the Magnificent Mile 
  • All guest rooms were fully renovated in 2015 
  • The fourth-floor AC Lounge serves tapas and specialty cocktails
  • Features an indoor pool and fitness centre

95% (94 Member Ratings)

"We liked the location ,spacious rooms,wooden floors, comfortable bed , modern shower heads and friendly staff."
Aug 17, 2017
Grand Rapids, MI, United States

Map & Directions

The most economical option from both Chicago O’Hare and Midway airports is the CTA train. Travel time into the downtown area is 45 minutes from O’Hare and 25 minutes from Midway. Taxis can be a bit quicker, unless it's rush hour, when a ride from O’Hare could take up to 90 minutes.

Rooms & Rates

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The AC Hotel Chicago Downtown offers guests comfortable rooms in an absolutely prime location just a block from Michigan Avenue in Chicago's River North district, filled with landmark skyscrapers and the city's liveliest retail corridor.  

Rooms are fairly spacious at 300-350 square feet and come outfitted with plush bedding, flat-panel TVs, coffeemakers, minifridges (for the leftovers you'll be bringing back from one of the many nearby restaurants) and complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the property. Some upgraded room types feature balconies, and there are also nice touches like complimentary bottled water and wall outlets with USB chargers. 

Families will love having access to the sky-lit indoor pool along with the 24-hour fitness centre. The hotel's daily breakfast buffet is reasonably priced at $15 per person, while the views overlooking Rush Street from the hotel's AC Lounge are worth checking out (especially during happy hour). 

From the hotel's front door, you're within a quick walk of River North and Mag Mile shopping destinations like Water Tower Place, Nordstrom and the Shops at Northbridge, Saks Fifth Avenue, sights like the Tribune Tower and the Chicago River and famous restaurants like Eataly, Pizzeria Uno and Lawry's the Prime Rib. Navy Pier is also a quick walk, cab or bus ride east, as is the Ohio Street Beach. 



  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Indoor pool
  • Restaurant
  • Nightlife / entertainment
  • Pet-friendly
  • 100% smoke-free


  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour security
  • Express check-in / checkout
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Business center
  • Safe in reception
  • ATM

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Fridge
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Pay-per-view / movies on demand
  • Safe
  • Sitting area
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout
  • High-Speed Wi-Fi (fees apply)


  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries
  • Bathtub or shower


  • Parking (fees apply)


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible pool area
  • Accessible restaurant
  • ADA compliant rooms
  • Facilities for guests with special needs
  • 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: Children up to age 12 stay free of charge when sharing parents’ room and using existing bedding (on request). Cribs available on request (and based on availability), free of charge for one child. 

Pets: Pets are allowed on request, and will be charged a $75.00 (subject to tax) cleaning fee per stay. Charges will be applied by hotel.

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: A Self-Parking Fee of $53.00 (subject to tax), per night 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 $10.00 (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.

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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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95% Positive
(94 Member Reviews)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for AC Hotel Chicago Downtown over the past 15 months.
4.4 Ambiance
4.8 Location
4.4 Rooms
4.5 Quality of Service
4.4 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
We liked the location ,spacious rooms,wooden floors, comfortable bed , modern shower heads and friendly staff.
Other Comments
We appreciated the quietness of our room and the use of a small refrigerator in the room.
Paul Aug 17, 2017 Grand Rapids, MI, United States
Enjoyed Most
Nice rooms, great location helpful staff
JANIS Aug 17, 2017 Ottawa, ON, Canada
Enjoyed Most
Sandra Aug 12, 2017 Kalamazoo, MI, United States
Enjoyed Most
It's really convenient for everything.
Ivy Aug 13, 2017 Fresh Meadows, NY, United States
Enjoyed Most
Nice clean room and just 1 block off the Miracle Mile
John Aug 15, 2017 Indiana, PA, United States
Enjoyed Most
Comfortable bed, great location
Brenda Aug 13, 2017 Fort Wayne, IN, United States
Enjoyed Most
Excellent location, friendly staff, pet friendly
Karen Aug 05, 2017 Des Moines, IA, United States
Enjoyed Most
Very spacious and clean
Natalie Aug 07, 2017 Winterset, IA, United States
Enjoyed Most
It was a nice location with friendly staff.
Other Comments
We did have some room issues; we booked for 4, but only 2 towels every day. Also, our door was stuck/jammed, making it very difficult to get out of our room. Maintenance said it was fixed, but it was not. Somewhat of a fire hazard, I would say.
Sue Aug 06, 2017 Champlin, MN, United States
Enjoyed Most
Its location.
Linda Aug 06, 2017 Jefferson City, MO, United States

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