Streeterville, Chicago

Millennium Knickerbocker Chicago

Karl Klockars
Deal Expert

Why We Love It

  • Half a block from Michigan Avenue and a mile from Navy Pier
  • A dazzling, nearly 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

97% (112 Member Ratings)

"Location, comfortable room"
Aug 19, 2016
Arlington Heightsa, IL, 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

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From lobby to penthouse, the Millennium Knickerbocker Chicago hotel heaves with 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, creamy and contemporary, with marble-tiled bathrooms with handheld showerheads. The hotel knows, though, that many guests are interested in the hotel's lurid history -- which includes a stint in the 1970s as Hugh Hefner's Playboy Tower -- and offers tours each week.

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 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 mid-century 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



  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Fitness classes
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Restaurant
  • 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

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


  • 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)


  • 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.

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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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112 Member Reviews
(97% Positive)
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Enjoyed Most: Location, comfortable room
Gary Aug 19, 2016 Arlington Heightsa, IL, United States
Enjoyed Most: Location
Monica Feb 29, 2016 Minneapolis, MN, United States
Enjoyed Most: Beautifully appointed room and great location!
Debra Feb 29, 2016 Plano, TX, United States
Enjoyed Most: The Location, and the very nice lounge area and talent they had on Friday night.
Pamela Feb 29, 2016 Woodhaven, MI, United States
Enjoyed Most: Nice room
Nadia Feb 28, 2016 Sussex, WI, United States
Enjoyed Most: the staff and the rooms were nice.
Jodi Feb 22, 2016 Farmington Hills, MI, United States
Enjoyed Most: It's location
Ana Feb 22, 2016 Lagrange, IL, United States
Enjoyed Most: Great location. Wonderful lounge area.
Linda Feb 22, 2016 Toledo, OH, United States
Enjoyed Most: Location, cleanliness, atmosphere!
Other Comments: The room was spacious and very clean and the employees were really nice as well! I'm glad I took advantage of the offer and will definitely keep this hotel in mind for future reference!
Allie Feb 21, 2016 Iowa City, IA, United States
Enjoyed Most: Clean. Friendly. Efficient. Very convenient location.
Other Comments: Staff offered to change dinner reservations for us. Very nice.
joseph Feb 16, 2016 Palos Hills, IL, United States

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