Millennium Knickerbocker Chicago
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)
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Rooms & Rates
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.
- "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
- Newspaper / magazines
- Fitness classes
- Gym / fitness center
- No pets allowed
- 24-hour front desk
- Baby-sitting service on request
- Concierge service
- Currency exchange / ATM
- Express check-in / checkout
- Laundry / dry cleaning
- Business center
- Central heating
- Coffee / tea-making facilities
- Iron and ironing board
- Mini bar
- Pay-per-view / movies on demand
- Sitting area
- Flatscreen TV
- Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas
- Internet access (fees apply)
- High-Speed Wi-Fi (fees apply)
- Luxury toiletries
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)
- 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.
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.
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.
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(140 Member Reviews)