Streeterville

Millennium Knickerbocker Chicago

Alice Wu
Deal Expert

Why We Love It

  • Half a block from Michigan Avenue and a mile from Navy Pier
  • A dazzling 90-year history, including as a former Al Capone hangout and as the Playboy Towers
  • Find some shoreline in the Midwest: the Oak Street Beach is about two blocks away
  • The lobby ballroom maintains a splendid, jazz-age grandeur

"Luxury here extends to the service" -- Fodor's

96% (140 Member Ratings)

"Very friendly valet. Helpful front desk."
James
Jan 29, 2017
Irving, TX, United States

Map & Directions

It's 30-40 minutes by taxi from Chicago O’Hare International Airport to the hotel, though the trip will take longer at peak times. Public transportation from O’Hare is available via the El Blue and Red lines. Transfer from the Blue line to the Red line at Lake and get off at the Chicago Red line stop, about seven blocks from the hotel. The trip takes a little over an hour.

Rooms & Rates

Check Rates

Overview

From lobby to penthouse, the Millennium Knickerbocker Chicago hotel is steeped in history. The lobby maintains its original 1927 opulence, with double-height ceilings, arched windows and wrought-iron balconies. Sneak a peek at the crystal ballroom, a splendid, barrel-vaulted hall dripping with gilding and crystal chandeliers. Another oak-paneled banquet hall on the 14th floor used to be a casino reputedly run by Al Capone's brother, and frequented enough by the mobster to require a secret escape stairwell to the street.

The smallish rooms are clean and contemporary, and bathrooms are marble-tiled with handheld showerheads. Guests interested in the hotel's lurid history -- which includes a stint in the 1970s as Hugh Hefner's Playboy Tower -- can take one of the property's weekly tours.

The hotel is just around the corner from Michigan Avenue, which has some of the city's best shops. In a city known for architecture, some of the top landmarks are right here, including the art deco Palmolive Building next door. At the end of the street against the lakefront are Ludwig Mies van der Rohe's midcentury masterpiece apartments. The hulking crossbeams of the John Hancock building reach toward the clouds one block over.

From the press:
  • "Perfect for visiting many of downtown's most popular tourist destinations" -- Gayot
  • "Formerly Hugh Hefner’s swinging Playboy Towers, this regal property now caters to a more refined crowd" -- Time Out Chicago

Amenities

General

  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Fitness classes
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Restaurant
  • No pets allowed

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Baby-sitting service on request
  • Concierge service
  • Currency exchange / ATM
  • Express check-in / checkout
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Business center

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

Internet

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

Bathroom

  • Bathrobes
  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries

Parking Valet Parking is $65 per night + tax.  Charges will be added to your bill on checkout.
Prices are subject to change by the hotel.

  • Valet service (fees apply)

Accessibility

  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • 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.

Policies

Check-in: Standard check-in time: 3pm. Minimum age required to check in: 21.

Checkout: Standard checkout time: 12pm.

Children and additional guests: Children 17 and under stay free of charge when sharing parents’ room and using existing bedding (on request). Crib available on request and in the Standard, Superiors and Suites only; free of charge for children under 4. Extra bed available on request and in the Superiors and Suites only: $20 per night + tax for children and adults.

Pets: No pets allowed.

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.

Have a Problem? 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.

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.

It is the responsibility of the hotel chain and/ or the individual property to ensure the accuracy of the photos displayed. Travelzoo is not responsible for any inaccuracies in the photos.

96% Positive
(140 Member Reviews)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Millennium Knickerbocker Hotel over the past 15 months.
4.5 Ambiance
4.9 Location
4.4 Rooms
4.6 Quality of Service
4.7 Value for the Money
Show Reviews
Enjoyed Most
Location
Other Comments
Great hotel!
Manuela Feb 06, 2017 chesterfield, MO, United States
Enjoyed Most
Location
Other Comments
Modern amenities
Iskandar Feb 04, 2017 Mount prospect , IL, United States
Enjoyed Most
Very friendly valet. Helpful front desk.
James Jan 29, 2017 Irving, TX, United States
Enjoyed Most
Deal was for a king bed but we got 2 full beds. I went with my daughter. Room was clean, modern and quiet.
Diane Jan 23, 2017 minster, OH, United States
Enjoyed Most
Price and location
Other Comments
Very clean and modern rooms
Renee Jan 23, 2017 Greenfield, WI, United States
Enjoyed Most
Staff and location very nice
Other Comments
Very small rooms despite upgraded to jr suite, broken hairdrier, room so hot even after lower thermostat. Had to open window and ask for fan. Bed/pillows very uncomfortable. Will stay somewhere else next time.
lisa Jan 23, 2017 tinley park, IL, United States
Enjoyed Most
The Jazz Band in the Hotel Bar was great.
William Jan 16, 2017 Lakewood, IL, United States
Enjoyed Most
location
Other Comments
small room in a king room
Mark Jan 10, 2017 Hickory Hills, IL, United States
Enjoyed Most
Location, location, location. And the bed....so comfy!
Jennifer Jan 03, 2017 Ypsilanti, MI, United States
Enjoyed Most
Great room for the price
Walter Jan 03, 2017 Grand Rapids, MI, United States

More Great Deals & Tips

Millennium Knickerbocker Chicago

CHECK DATES