Magnificent Mile

AC Hotel Chicago Downtown

Travelzoo Staff

Why We Love It

  • A one-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

Enjoyed This
(220 Member Ratings)
"Great rooms! Location!"
Feb 12, 2018
Kokomo, IN, USA

Map & Directions

The most economical option from both O’Hare and Midway airports is the CTA train. Travel time into the downtown area is an hour from O’Hare and 40 minutes from Midway. Taxis can be a bit quicker, unless it is rush hour, when a ride from O’Hare could take up to 90 minutes.

Rooms & Rates

Check Rates


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

Rooms are about 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 skylit indoor pool along with the 24-hour fitness centre. The hotel's daily breakfast buffet is reasonably priced at US$15 per person, while the views overlooking Rush Street from the hotel's AC Lounge are worth checking out (especially over happy hour cocktails). 

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, the Shops at North Bridge and 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 a 20-minute walk away, 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 Time is 3pm.

Minimum age required to check-in: 21.

Checkout: Standard Time is 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.

Have a Question? Contact Travelzoo.

Customer Service available 24 hours

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

Enjoyed This
(220 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for AC Hotel Chicago Downtown over the past 15 months.
4.4 Ambiance
4.8 Location
4.5 Rooms
4.5 Quality of Service
4.5 Value for the Money
Show Reviews
Enjoyed Most
Great rooms! Location!
Other Comments
Not thrilled with bathroom doors. All else-great!
sheryl Feb 12, 2018 Kokomo, IN, USA
Enjoyed Most
Cleaniness and location
Other Comments
The room is very modern with a Danish or Eurpean flair. No carpeting or bulky dressers, but had a small fridge, microwave, coffee machine, iron & board and large flat screen TV that you could connect to your Netflix account. Very close to greart restaurants (Lawry's Prime Rib, Pizzeria Due, Su Casa, etc.). Parking in hotel is very conveinent. Will definitely visit again.
Nick Jan 20, 2018 Lake in the Hills, IL, USA
Enjoyed Most
Location, friendliness and professionalism of staff.
Kendall Jan 16, 2018 Traverse City, MI, USA
Other Comments
How about a repeat of this deal? :-)
James R Jan 09, 2018 Mound, MN, USA
Enjoyed Most
Close to restaurants.
Other Comments
Please have a complementary breakfast. Breakfast was expensive.
Bill Jan 08, 2018 Meridian, ID, USA
Enjoyed Most
Mina Jan 08, 2018 Roselle, IL, USA
Enjoyed Most
the Safe House restaurant at the hotel
Reenae E Jan 05, 2018 Fort Wayne, IN, USA
Enjoyed Most
The location was great - close to most everything! The front desk staff was always pleasant, day and night. We enjoyed the shower, and the comforter on the bed was comfy. We were very appreciative of the free bottled water provided each day!
Other Comments
We had some issues with the bed; my husband said it felt as though there was a hard bar under his side of the mattress that hurt his back. Also, a few times the fitted sheet was too small for the mattress and slid off...other times, the top sheet was "short sheeted" so that it did not reach the bottom of the bed. I often had to completely re-do the bed to make it comfortable. The wall heating/AC unit was loud and intrusive, and we had to completely shut it off so we could sleep. A small microwave in the room would have been much appreciated!
Barbara J Jan 04, 2018 Maple Valley, WA, USA
Enjoyed Most
The staff and location were fantastic!
Other Comments
Very convenient and affordable parking,
Ron Dec 31, 2017 Winnebago, IL, USA
Enjoyed Most
Price and location
Other Comments
Staff at desk and lounge supurb
Kathryn Dec 30, 2017 Baylis, IL, USA

Your Recently Viewed Deals

Popular Pages

AC Hotel Chicago Downtown

AC Hotel Chicago Downtown