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Hard Rock Hotel Chicago

Karl Klockars
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Why We Love It

  • This AAA 4-Diamond hotel attracts a see-and-be-seen crowd with its trendy nightlife options
  • Inhabits the landmark Carbide and Carbon Building, a soaring deco tower
  • A pervasive musical influence, from giant portraits of rock stars to a free in-room loan of a Fender Stratocaster, amp and headphones (deposit required)
  • Millennium Park starts two blocks south, and the main cluster of Michigan Avenue shops is three blocks north

"One of the best downtown hotels" -- Time Out Chicago

91% (110 Member Ratings)

"Clean, quiet and EXCELLENT location! Great staff too!"
Mar 07, 2017
Westmount, QC, Canada

Map & Directions

O'Hare Airport is about an hour's drive northwest, while Midway Airport is about a half hour's drive (assuming traffic is decent, which in Chicago, can be hard to predict). Both airports are served by the L, making trips of about 40 minutes each to the downtown's Loop neighborhood. Valet parking is available at the Hard Rock for $65 per night. 

Rooms & Rates

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A tower designed like a Champagne bottle seems like a fine home for a hotel with a reputation for drawing rock stars and partygoers. The Hard Rock Hotel Chicago occupies the historic Carbide and Carbon Building, its art-deco exterior clad in deep green terracotta while the gold trim on top evokes the foil on top of a bottle of bubbly.

The hotel showcases gems from its collection of musical memorabilia, from John Lennon's leather trench coat to Prince's sinuous white guitar. The lobby and rooms have rock star touches like alligator skin walls, a giant gramophone and wall-size photos of pop stars. The hotel lends guests Fender guitars for free, for an in-room jam session (piped through headphones, not through floor-rattling amplifiers). 

The building sits right on Michigan Avenue. Only two blocks north, the avenue crosses a historic bridge over the Chicago River before reaching the Tribune Tower and the main stretch of Magnificent Mile shopping. Two blocks south of the hotel rises the swirling silver panels of Frank Gehry's band shell, anchoring Millennium Park's lawns, gardens and art installations.

Fuel up at Chuck's restaurant, which serves breakfast, lunch and dinner and features an "Iron Chef"-winning hamburger. Mr. Brown's Lounge, meanwhile, is a Jamaican-themed restaurant serving jerk chicken and fried plantains to the tune of reggae jams. 

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From the press:
  • "Best appreciated by anyone who’s ever had a rock and roll fantasy" -- Conde Nast Traveler
  • "It doesn’t feel like every other upscale hotel -- though it's still a luxurious experience" -- Zagat
  • "Sophisticated, stylish, and fun" -- Oyster.com



  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Restaurant
  • Nightlife / entertainment
  • Pet-friendly
  • Extra beds (fees apply)


  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour room service
  • 24-hour security
  • Airport transfer (fees apply)
  • Beauty treatments / massages (fees apply)
  • Concierge service
  • Currency exchange / ATM
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Business center

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Pay-per-view / movies on demand
  • Safe
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Internet access (fees apply)
  • Wi-Fi in guest rooms (fees apply)
  • Wi-Fi in public areas (fees apply)
  • High-Speed Wi-Fi (fees apply)


  • Bathtub
  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries


  • Valet service (fees apply)


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible restaurant
  • ADA compliant rooms
  • 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: Extra bed available on request for children and adults in specific rooms: $25 (subject to tax) per night. Charges will be applied by hotel.

Pets: Pets are allowed on request and will be charged $25 (subject to tax) per stay. Charges will be applied by hotel. 

Fees: A Valet Parking Fee of $65.00 (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.

High-Speed Wi-Fi is available for $14.95 (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.

For reservations charged at hotel check-in, a major credit card in the guest's name must be presented at check-in. The hotel will authorize the estimated charges for room, tax and incidentals for your entire stay, which will place a hold on these funds. When you depart, the authorization is replaced with actual charges. While the hotel will also accept debit cards, it is important to understand that a debit card authorization in the amount of $50 for each night of your stay will remain on your account for 5 to 7 days after departure.

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: Guitar Rentals are available. A credit card must be presented and a refundable deposit will be placed on the card at the time of rental. Please contact the hotel for additional information regarding the terms and conditions of renting a guitar and the full deposit policy.

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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.

*Unless otherwise stated, Travelzoo-exclusive extras are valid once per stay (based on two adults sharing). Value is an estimate based on double occupancy. Extras are only included with Member Rates and may not be available on all dates. Extras are non-transferable and have no cash value. Total value may vary depending on time of booking and availability. When included, breakfast may be limited to 2 guests per stay subject to hotel’s discretion. Other restrictions may apply; see our T&Cs for details.

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91% Positive
(110 Member Reviews)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Hard Rock Hotel, Chicago over the past 15 months.
4.3 Ambiance
4.8 Location
4.2 Rooms
4.6 Quality of Service
4.3 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Clean, quiet and EXCELLENT location! Great staff too!
Karim Mar 07, 2017 Westmount, QC, Canada
Enjoyed Most
Location and Price
Other Comments
Our room and our friends room was something to talk about (Rock stars pictures and groups). Our room was off the street and reasonably quiet while our friend had a great street view but had a lot of street noise.
Susan Mar 06, 2017 Royal Oak, MI, United States
Enjoyed Most
The room.
Other Comments
The staff was very friendly.
Julie Mar 06, 2017 Royal Oak, MI, United States
Enjoyed Most
Otherwise the room was adequate
Other Comments
I could not adjust the temperature so it was very uncomfortable
Erin Mar 02, 2017 Granger, IN, United States
Enjoyed Most
Convenient location, friendly and helpful staff, good price
Other Comments
My room had missing lamp shade, burned out light. I wasn't in the room much so this was easy to manage but details do matter.
Richard Feb 23, 2017 South Bend , IN, United States
Enjoyed Most
Check-in took all of 60 seconds, the staff was fantastic and friendly and the room was amazing. We will definitely return!
Bryan Feb 09, 2017 Rcokford, MI, United States
Other Comments
The woman who checked me in at the front desk (Kelly) couldn't have been nicer! Upon check-in, she asked if I was celebrating anything and I told her it was my boyfriend's birthday. She upgraded us to a 23-floor city view, and delivered a mini bottle of champagne and hand-written card to the room, both complimentary surprises. I will definitely be coming back!
Jamie Feb 06, 2017 Buffalo Grove, IL, United States
Enjoyed Most
Nice contemporary room with good shower in a great location with a decent view.
Other Comments
Their downstairs bar has no atmosphere.
Steven Feb 05, 2017 Naperville, IL, United States
Enjoyed Most
Friendly people
Other Comments
Only valet parking is available there. $65 per night! With a tip, that's outrageous.
barbara Jan 30, 2017 Holland, MI, United States
Enjoyed Most
the music artist theme and different artist featured in hallway at each floor and in room
Lynn Jan 30, 2017 South Elgin, IL, United States

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