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Waldorf Astoria Chicago

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Why We Love This Hotel

  • Named the best hotel in America (Condé Nast Traveler Readers Choice Awards 2015)
  • Private Mercedes-Benz car service for drop-offs within two miles of the hotel
  • Suites feature fireplaces and marble bathrooms with soaking tubs 
  • Plenty of room to stretch out -- most rooms are at least 600 square feet

Enjoyed This
"Beautiful accommodations and very nice staff. Great restaurant"
Apr 29, 2019 - Clarendon Hills, IL, USA
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The Waldorf Astoria name is perhaps most associated with the iconic New York property just steps from Central Park, but it's the Chicago outpost that was literally named the best hotel in America by Condé Nast Traveler readers. When you look at the spacious rooms and amenities like a full spa, a personal concierge service and critically-praised cocktail bar, you start to understand why. 

Forbes Travel Guide calls the Waldorf "easily one of the most fashionable hotels in the city," with rooms that feature Parisian style from the contemporary silver-grey color palate to the in-room fireplaces to the private terraces. There are a few base-level standard rooms, but most of the accommodations here are suites, starting at 630 square feet up to the 3160-square-foot Presidential Suite on the 26th floor. All rooms feature marble bathrooms, soaking tubs and vanities with inset TVs, 42" flat-panel TVs and complimentary Wi-Fi. 

Guests of the Waldorf Astoria receive access to the spa's mosaic-tiled lap pool, fitness center, eucalyptus steam room, sauna and Jacuzzi and can arrange for a DreamDry blowout service at the hair salon. For a more private experience, in-room spa treatments can be arranged and services even extend to a bath menu that can be drawn for you with special oils and salts.

The on-site restaurant, simply called The Kitchen, serves breakfast, lunch, dinner and brunch featuring an American menu (and endless Veuve Cliquot can be ordered on the weekends). Bernard's Bar, the cocktail bar on the hotel's second floor, is "the hidden jewel within the Waldorf palace" (Time Out Chicago) with a well-thought-out cocktail bar and small bites. 



  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Extra beds / roll away beds
  • Fitness classes
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
  • Indoor pool
  • Restaurant
  • Sauna / Steam Room
  • Pet-friendly
  • Spa
  • 100% smoke-free


  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour room service
  • 24-hour security
  • Airport transfer (fees apply)
  • Beauty treatments / massages (fees apply)
  • Butler service
  • Concierge service
  • Currency exchange / ATM
  • Hair salon (fees apply)
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Pillow menu
  • Business center
  • Baby-sitting service (fees apply)
  • Complimentary shoe shine service

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Fridge
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Mini bar
  • Outdoor space for some rooms
  • Pay-per-view / movies on demand
  • Safe
  • Flatscreen TV
  • iPod/iPhone docking station


  • Complimentary Internet access
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout


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


  • Valet service (fees apply)


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible pool area
  • Accessible restaurant
  • Accessible spa
  • ADA compliant rooms
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible


Check-in: Standard Time is 3pm.

Checkout: Standard Time is 12pm.

Children and additional guests: Children 18 and under stay free of charge when using existing bedding.
Extra bedding available upon request: free of charge.
Crib/Pack 'n Play available upon request: free of charge.
Extra guest charges will apply as follows:
US$25 plus tax per night for older children and adults.

Pets: Maximum weight: 15 kg.

Dogs are allowed on request and will be charged at 75 USD plus tax per pet, per stay.

Fees: Valet service fee: US$73 plus tax per day.

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.

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Customer Service available Mon-Sun, 9am-9pm 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.

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

Enjoyed This
(5 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Waldorf Astoria Chicago over the past 15 months.
5.0 Ambiance
5.0 Location
5.0 Rooms
4.8 Quality of Service
4.8 Value for the Money
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James Aug 17, 2019 Belvidere, IL, USA
Enjoyed Most
The area and the rooms were nice but due to 3 months of fighting over billing we will not stay or recommend this hotel.
Other Comments
Overcharged three different times for the room. Between travel zoo and the hotel it was a frustrating annoyance to correct.
Maria Jun 20, 2019 Jackson, WI, USA
Enjoyed Most
Beautiful accommodations and very nice staff. Great restaurant
Charles Apr 29, 2019 Clarendon Hills, IL, USA
Enjoyed Most
Service was excellent. Spa and amenities very nice.
Other Comments
Great place, Great location, easy to stay there.
John Apr 05, 2019 Geneva, IL, USA

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