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 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
Enjoyed This
(75 Member Ratings)
"Value for the pkg we purchased"
Aug 19, 2017
Cincinnati, OH, USA

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 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



  • 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 Time is 3pm.

Minimum age required to check in: 21.

Checkout: Standard Time is 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 Question? 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.

Enjoyed This
(75 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Millennium Knickerbocker Hotel over the past 15 months.
4.4 Ambiance
4.8 Location
4.2 Rooms
4.5 Quality of Service
4.6 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Value for the pkg we purchased
Other Comments
Staff, accommodations, location, breakfast, convenience of parking with the hotel,… Everything added up to a superior experience.
James Aug 19, 2017 Cincinnati, OH, USA
Enjoyed Most
Very convenient for where I needed to be and what I was there to do
Other Comments
Wonderful staff, comfortable room, good location for me
Alan Aug 05, 2017 Woodmere, NY, USA
Enjoyed Most
Location, price, accomodations
Kendra Jul 21, 2017 RochesterRochester, IN, USA
Enjoyed Most
Friendly, good location
sheri Jul 14, 2017 Ottawa Lake, MI, USA
Enjoyed Most
W Gregory Jul 05, 2017 Covington, KY, USA
Enjoyed Most
Lots of charm but functional for business as well
Scott May 19, 2017 Indianapolis, IN, USA
Enjoyed Most
Vercammen beautiful clean rooms and premises
Scott Mar 15, 2017 Lake Villa, IL, USA
Enjoyed Most
the room size was great
Other Comments
something went terribly wrong. A manager was supposed to get back to me and never did.
Tamar Feb 28, 2017 Saint Louis, MO, USA
Enjoyed Most
I purchased this Travelzoo coupon for my son and wife as a Christmas present. I put the purchase on my credit card. When my son and wife were checking out on the next day they were told the card merely held the room for them. They had to pay for the room. I was not happy at all that I was not told that my card was not actually paying for their stay. It ruined a Christmas gift because they had to pay for the room on their credit card. I have purchased many Travelzoo hotel stays and have never had this problem! I would not purchase another coupon at your hotel.
Edward Feb 21, 2017 Libertyville, IL, USA
Enjoyed Most
Other Comments
Great hotel!
Manuela Feb 06, 2017 chesterfield, MO, USA

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