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$149 – Gold Coast Luxury Hotel through Labor Day, 40% Off

Sofitel Chicago Magnificent Mile
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The Deal

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This luxe hotel with international charm is a 4.5-star experience in the city's Gold Coast near Michigan Avenue. Travelzoo members say "bonjour" to savings of up to 40% off through summer. 

  • Classic Rooms for $149 most weekdays through Labor Day 
  • Weekends available for $179
  • Upgrades to higher room types with better views also available
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"A wonder of modern architecture" -- Fodor's

Why We Love It

  • Designed by acclaimed French architect Jean-Paul Viguier, the hotel's prism-like glass design has an "understated elegance" (Travel + Leisure)
  • Michelin-recommended dining awaits at Cafe des Architectes, featuring "sophisticated New French cuisine" (Zagat)
  • Many rooms are filled with natural light from the floor-to-ceiling windows looking out over the city skyline 
  • Located on the south edge of the Gold Coast, within three blocks of the boutiques on Oak Street and Mag Mile shopping


Sleek European roots and innovative architecture greet you with a "Bonjour!" at Sofitel's 4.5-star North American flagship property, set on the south edge of Chicago's Gold Coast near the Mag Mile. This sophisticated property sits within three blocks from Rush Street nightclubs, Oak Street shopping, the iconic John Hancock Center and prime Lake Michigan beachfront. 

Acclaimed French architect Jean-Paul Viguier "wanted the Sofitel’s shimmering white glass to complement the stoic black façade of the nearby John Hancock Tower" (Architectural Digest), and the hotel's prism-like glass design angles over the sidewalk, wowing guests upon arrival. Even though the building soars 32 floors above street level, the hotel maintains an intimate and boutique-like feel with only 16 rooms per floor. 

Rooms are minimalist in design though "more daring than most with color choices [and] filled with natural light" (Frommer's). The hotel's European feel continues with plush white bedding, two different kinds of power outlets for international travelers, along with luxe marble bathrooms that include a separate shower and tub and Lanvin bath amenities. 

Guests can sit down to Michelin-recommended dining at the on-site Café des Architectes, which serves up "simple but creative" fare in a "chic ... striking" dining room (Michelin Guide). For a nightcap, take a crack at Le Bar's specialty martini list while kicking back in the lounge's comfy, "den-like" setting (Fodor's).

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" --
  • Recently named one of Chicago's Top 20 Hotels -- Conde Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Awards 2016



  • 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 check-in time: 3pm. Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard checkout time: 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: A Resident 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.

Up to 40% off

$149 / night


When You Can Go

July 3 - Sept. 7

97% (204 Member Ratings)

"The bed was so comfortable and I loved the down comforter."
May 30, 2017
Wilmington, OH, United States

Getting There

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.

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97% Positive
(204 Member Reviews)
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
4.8 Quality of Service
4.6 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
The hotel is very nice, the staff and doormen very friendly. The Le Bar was fantastic.
Other Comments
The shockingly weak free breakfast options. They have free croissants but ONLY until 7 am? Early riser they call it. Really? I think they can do a better job at offering the free pastries longer.
Michael Jun 02, 2017 Algonquin, IL, United States
Enjoyed Most
The bed was so comfortable and I loved the down comforter.
Gregory May 30, 2017 Wilmington, OH, United States
Enjoyed Most
Great location. Clean. Quiet. Wonderful bed.
Coyle May 30, 2017 berwyn, PA, United States
Enjoyed Most
My wife and daughter went and they enjoyed it again.
Kirk May 22, 2017 Grand Rapids, MI, United States
Enjoyed Most
Juan May 22, 2017 Orland Park, IL, United States
Enjoyed Most
overall location is great
William May 21, 2017 Green Bay, WI, United States
Enjoyed Most
Great room, great location.
Stephen May 16, 2017 Lawrence, KS, United States
Enjoyed Most
The service and everything
Other Comments
Loved having umbrellas and doormen in the bad weather
shelby May 02, 2017 Lookout mountain, TN, United States
Enjoyed Most
very nice room. kind & friendly staff
Stacy Apr 11, 2017 FranklinBeverly Hills, MI, United States
Enjoyed Most
Rooms are nice; mattress could have been better
Other Comments
Valet parking too expensive and parking garage entrance / exit is inconvenient.
Sheldon Apr 08, 2017 Miramar Beach, FL, United States

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