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Sofitel Chicago Magnificent Mile

Travelzoo Staff

Why We Love It

  • The hotel's prism-like glass design has an "understated elegance" (Travel + Leisure)
  • The Michelin-recommended Cafe des Architectes features "sophisticated New French cuisine" (Zagat)
  • Rooms are filled with natural light from the floor-to-ceiling windows looking out over the city skyline 

"A wonder of modern architecture" -- Fodor's
Enjoyed This
(201 Member Ratings)
"Fantastic location, lovely bar and restaurant. Soft and comfortable beds, very clean and tasteful rooms."
Dec 06, 2017
Milwaukee, WI, USA

Map & Directions

The hotel is half an hour by car from Chicago O'Hare International Airport. A taxi runs approximately $50. Valet with in and out privileges is $71 per day; self-parking is available in the area but not directly at the hotel.

Rooms & Rates

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Sleek European roots and innovative architecture greet you with a "Bonjour!" at Sofitel's 4.5-star North American flagship property, set on the edge of Chicago's Gold Coast near the Mag Mile. Even though the hotel soars 32 floors above street level, it maintains an intimate, boutique-like feel with only 16 rooms per floor. 

Rooms are minimalist in design with a European feel, including plush white bedding, two different kinds of power outlets for international travelers and luxe marble bathrooms that include a separate shower and tub and Lanvin bath amenities. Upgrade to Superior or Luxury rooms to stay on a higher floor, which means better views. 

Guests can sit down to Michelin-recommended dining at the on-site Café des Architectes, or sample cocktails from Le Bar's specialty martini list while kicking back in the lounge's comfy, "den-like" setting (Fodor's). The hotel is also within three blocks of Rush Street nightclubs, Oak Street shopping, the Hancock Center and prime Lake Michigan beachfront. 

From the press:
  • One of the the Best Luxury Hotels in Chicago --
  • "Looks right at home in a city known for its fine architecture" -- Forbes Travel Guide
  • "Its overall style is both hip and warm --- not always an easy balance to strike" --



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


  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour room service
  • 24-hour security
  • Airport transfer (fees apply)
  • Chauffeur service (fees apply)
  • Concierge service
  • Express check-in / checkout
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Shuttle service (fees apply)
  • Business center
  • ATM
  • Baby-sitting service (fees apply)
  • Complimentary shoe shine service

Room amenities

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


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms
  • High-Speed Wi-Fi (fees apply)


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

Parking Self parking available offsite

  • Valet service (fees apply)


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • 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: 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 12pm.

Children and additional guests: Children age 16 and under stay free of charge when sharing parents’ room and using existing bedding (on request). Crib available on request, free of charge. Extra beds are not available. Extra person charge is $20 (subject to tax) per night. Charges will be added to your bill at the hotel.

Pets: Dogs are allowed on request (under 30lbs). Dogs may not be left alone in the room. Cleaning fees may be charged and will be added to your bill at the hotel.

Fees: An Amenity Fee of $8.00 (subject to tax) per night applies and includes domestic phone calls, high speed WiFi, newspapers and coffee and pastry in the morning. Charges will be added to your bill at the 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 Valet Parking Fee of $71.00 (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.

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
(201 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Sofitel Chicago Water Tower over the past 15 months.
4.7 Ambiance
4.9 Location
4.5 Rooms
4.7 Quality of Service
4.6 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Fantastic location, lovely bar and restaurant. Soft and comfortable beds, very clean and tasteful rooms.
Lisa Dec 06, 2017 Milwaukee, WI, USA
Enjoyed Most
Clean room, location
Arthur Dec 01, 2017 Chattanooga, TN, USA
Enjoyed Most
very friendly staff always a pleasure to stay here!
Other Comments
wonderful customer service
Stacy Nov 27, 2017 Ortonville, MI, USA
Enjoyed Most
Other Comments
MICHAEL (the manager) sorted an issue I was displeased with efficiently and courteously
Candice Nov 26, 2017 Brisbane, QLD, Australia
Enjoyed Most
Beautiful room with full view windows, robes, slippers, lovely accessories, big soft towels
Other Comments
Close to Michigan Ave shopping
Glen Nov 18, 2017 Rochester, MI, USA
Enjoyed Most
Housekeeping was wonderful!!
Other Comments
Lack of information upon check-in regarding hotel or its amenities. Also, felt like there were few suggestions as to eating options except for the hotel. Just not very helpful at all.
Pearl Nov 12, 2017 Garner, NC, USA
Enjoyed Most
Wallpaper peeling off the walls and bleach spots on the carpets. Bed was also not very comfortable. They have Direct TV and it was raining so we had no TV watching capability due to no reception.
Other Comments
The Travel Zoo listing guaranteed a room from the 22nd-32nd floor. When we arrived, they told us our room was ready on the 11th floor. Told the employee about the deal and she said the third party has the deal listed incorrectly and I would have to pay to upgrade. Basically, I way overpaid for a standard hotel room.
Nicholas Oct 16, 2017 Wauwatosa, WI, USA
Enjoyed Most
Clean and comfortable room, large bathroom.
Other Comments
Would like USB plug in and a little more space in the room, TV took up too much of desk (should be farther back).
Noah Oct 16, 2017 Grand Rapids, MI, USA
Enjoyed Most
Beautiful bathroom, comfortable bed.
Other Comments
Great location.
Antonia Oct 16, 2017 Grosse Pointe, MI, USA
Enjoyed Most
Comfort and cleaniless of the room (esp spotless bathroom), comfy bedding, views, friendly and helpful services (front desk, concierge)
Wing See Oct 16, 2017 BothellBothell, WA, USA

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