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Sofitel Chicago Magnificent Mile

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Why We Love It

  • Just completed a renovation in May 2018, updating all guest rooms with new carpeting, furniture, art and updated Wi-Fi
  • 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)
  • Within walking distance of Michigan Avenue, Oak Street Beach and Navy Pier

One of Chicago's Top 10 Hotels -- Conde Nast Traveller
Enjoyed This
(131 Member Ratings)
"The room was great - 29th floor with a view - but the beds and covers were awesome! Nothing like getting a great night sleep in a comfy bed when you are on vacation!!!"
Jul 13, 2018
Los Angeles, CA, USA

Map & Directions

The hotel is half an hour by car from Chicago O'Hare International Airport. A taxi runs approximately US$50. Valet with in and out privileges is US$72 per day; self-parking is available in the area but not directly at the hotel.

Rooms & Rates

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Innovative architecture and a sophisticated European feel welcome 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, making stays here noticeably quieter than at other similar hotels.

Every guest room and suite received a refresh in 2018, cooling down the colour palette to calming blues and grays, while making other updates like enhanced Wi-Fi, USB charging outlets and Bose sound systems. You can still expect 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 and snag better views.

The Michelin-recommended Café des Architectes serves excellent modern French cuisine, and the stylish Le Bar's newly renovated space features extensive wine and Champagne menus alongside French-themed cocktails. There's also a newly expanded fitness centre featuring new core-training technology, cardio machines with personal TVs and even fresh fruit for healthy snacking. 

From the press:
  • One of the the Best Luxury Hotels in Chicago -- Oyster
  • "Sophisticated but comfortable ... a dazzling jewel in the sky" -- The Telegraph
  • "Luxurious ... with a haute couture edge" -- Fodor's



  • 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


  • 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 16 and under stay free of charge when using existing bedding.
Crib/Pack 'n Play available upon request: free of charge.

Extra beds are not available. 

Extra person charge is $20 (subject to tax) per person per night. Charges will be added to your bill on checkout.

Pets: Dogs are allowed on request (under 30 pounds). 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 (listed as Facility Fee) of $12.00 subject to tax ($13.23 including tax) per night applies and is included in the total price shown on check-out.

The Amenity Fee includes:
Wi-Fi, phone calls, fitness center access and morning coffee service.

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: The hotel offers Valet Parking (with in and out privileges) for $72.00 (subject to tax) per day. Charges will be applied 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 Mon-Sun, 9am-12 midnight ET

Winner: People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite Customer Service

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

Enjoyed This
(131 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Sofitel Chicago Water Tower over the past 15 months.
4.7 Ambiance
4.8 Location
4.6 Rooms
4.7 Quality of Service
4.5 Value for the Money
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Other Comments
The beds in my room were so soft I nearly sank in, leading to uncomfortable sleep.
Catherine Jul 13, 2018 Boston, MA, USA
Enjoyed Most
The room was great - 29th floor with a view - but the beds and covers were awesome! Nothing like getting a great night sleep in a comfy bed when you are on vacation!!!
Other Comments
The staff is the best, super polite and very attentive. The French touch adds a European touch that I usually don't see or feel in American hotels. The French pressed coffee and chocolate croissants at breakfast didn't hurt either... All in all, it was quite lovely!!
Michele Jul 13, 2018 Los Angeles, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
The location and staff were the best
Ned Jul 10, 2018 Las Vegas, NV, USA
Enjoyed Most
Beautiful hotel, gorgeous bathrooms and outdoor area. Loved this hotel and the location!
Jennifer Jul 11, 2018 Milwaukee, WI, USA
Enjoyed Most
Sophistication and Amenities of the room, Very clean, comfortable bed. Great staff
Cassandra Jul 12, 2018 Orange, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Other Comments
unfortunately upon registering i asked that a different card be charged for the room - and to delete the card i used to hold the room. Person agreed to do this even though the charge had already gone thru! now i have two charges on the room, one of which is pending. How could the person behind the desk not seen that the first card had already been charged!!?
baltazar Jul 10, 2018 chicago, IL, USA
Enjoyed Most
The location is great and the room was very quiet which often doesn't happen in downtown Chicago.
Julie Jul 07, 2018 Grand Rapids, MI, USA
Enjoyed Most
Peaceful venue as well as exquisite. We l9ved locale and gorgeous rooms.
Other Comments
It was better than we could have desired. A beautiful hotel, spacious room, helpful staff.
Denise Jul 06, 2018 Saint Paul, MN, USA
Enjoyed Most
The hotel was beautiful, and the neighborhood around the hotel was an interesting mix of restaurants, stores and residential.
David Jul 05, 2018 Tnley Park, IL, USA
Enjoyed Most
The unexpected room upgrade!!!
Brenda Jul 09, 2018 Sycamore, IL, USA

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