Magnificent Mile, Chicago

AC Hotel Chicago Downtown

Karl Klockars
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Why We Love It

  • Literally a two-minute walk from the Magnificent Mile 
  • Rooms are somewhat small, but comfortable and clean, and come with free Wi-Fi
  • On-site dining includes a reasonably priced breakfast buffet, and a nice lounge which serves tapas and specialty cocktails
  • A pool and fitness center and fairly basic but are open 24-hours a day to guests 

91% (104 Member Ratings)

"The location "
Apr 28, 2015
Cypress, Texas, United States


Map & Directions

The most economical option from both Chicago O’Hare and Midway airports is the CTA train. Travel time into the downtown area is 45 minutes from O’Hare and 25 minutes from Midway. Taxis can be a bit quicker, unless it is rush hour, when a ride from O’Hare could take up to 90 minutes.

Rooms & Rates

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The AC Hotel Chicago Downtown offers guests basic but comfortable rooms in an absolutely prime location just a block from Michigan Avenue in Chicago's River North district, filled with landmark skyscrapers and the city's liveliest retail corridor.  

Rooms are on the smaller side, but they're comfortable and clean and come equipped with complimentary Wi-Fi, ideal for planning days exploring the Second City. On-site dining includes a reasonably priced breakfast buffet and a casual lounge where tapas and specialty cocktails are served, though guests will find themselves with more than enough dining options just outside the door. 

A pool and fitness center are nothing to write home about but they're open 24-hours a day. This hotel attracts anyone looking for a good deal and a great location in a wonderful city.



  • Bar
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Indoor pool
  • Restaurant
  • Pet-friendly
  • 100% smoke-free


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge service
  • Currency exchange / ATM
  • Express check-in / checkout
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Safe in reception (fees apply)
  • Business center

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Mini bar
  • Safe
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas


  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries
  • Slippers


  • Parking (fees apply)

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

Checkout: Standard checkout time: 12pm

Pets: 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.

Additional details: Pets allowed Check-in time starts at 3pm Check-out time is 12pm

You must present a photo ID when checking in. Your credit card is charged at the time you book. Bed type and smoking preferences are not guaranteed.Your reservation is prepaid and is guaranteed for late arrival. The total charge includes all room charges and taxes, as well as fees for access and booking. Any incidental charges such as parking, phone calls, and room service will be handled directly between you and the property.

Know Before You Go

  • The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.


The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for cooked-to-order breakfast: USD $15.00 per person (approximately)
  • Self parking fee: USD 50.00 per night
  • Pet fee: USD $75.00 per accommodation, per stay
  • Rollaway beds are available for an additional fee

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Renovations and Closures
The hotel will be renovating from 22 August 2016 to 31 October 2016 (completion date subject to change). The following areas are affected:

  • Lobby
Renovation work will only be conducted during business hours on weekdays. Every effort will be made to minimize noise and disturbance.

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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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104 Member Reviews
(91% Positive)
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Enjoyed Most: The location
Other Comments: The only complaint is there is no AC noise, no fan in the bathroom, nothing to drown out every little sound anyone else makes. It's like there is no insulation anywhere. We heard everything even with our white noise machine we brought from home.
Deanna Apr 28, 2015 Cypress, Texas, United States
Enjoyed Most: The Bathroom! The remodels rooms were very nice. Loved the flooring and the lighting
Jeanne Apr 02, 2015 Johannesburg, MI, United States
Enjoyed Most: Great location close to the Mile, Willis Tower, and Millennium Park.
Shelby Apr 01, 2015 Madison, WI, United States
Enjoyed Most: the location and inclusion of parking fees in deal.
Other Comments: even though the lobby was under construction, the staff was great and the room very nice and comfortable.
Gay Apr 01, 2015 Sturgeon Bay, wisconsin, United States
Enjoyed Most: Location. Size of room. Friendliness of staff.
Other Comments: Undergoing renovation, but we were in a completed room. The room was very nicely laid out, decorated and furnished in European manner.
John F Mar 27, 2015 Traverse City, MI, United States
Enjoyed Most: The location is exceptional and the remodeled rooms are very chic and functional. The parking is very convenient.
Michael Mar 24, 2015 West Bloomfield, MI, United States
Enjoyed Most: Location. Comfortable beds. Modern new room
Lisa Mar 24, 2015 Lowbanks, ON, Canada
Enjoyed Most: I booked this trip on a deal from Travel Zoo which included free parking at the hotel! BIG plus! The rooms have been renovated since I was last at Hotel Rush, and while they are new and modern, we didn't care for them. The floors were not carpeted and therefore there were dust bunnies everywhere. After only 12 hours of being in the room on and off, we felt the floors just looked dirty. While the bathroom design is modern, it wasn't effecient. The bathroom door is a swinging can't completely close it because there is no latch, therefore, no lock. There was at least a 1 inch gap on both sides of the door, so there was no privacy, really. No exhaust in the bathroom and no towel bars; only two hooks. Not convenient. The fresh towels had to just sit on the vanity because there was nowhere to place them. All in all, we like Hotel Rush, but the newly designed rooms, while sleek, are just not inviting and the bathrooms are severely lacking.
Other Comments: In rating our "experience", I said we would go back. Yes, we would, for the right price, but I have a feeling the prices will skyrocket once the hotel has been completely remodled. The LOCATION of this hotel is an extreme plus. And it's clean. Another big plus.
Melody Mar 23, 2015 Springfield, IL, United States
Enjoyed Most: The location was excellent. Walking distance to shops, restaurants, and attractions.
Other Comments: Currently under renovation so limited amenities. Faux hardwood floors in the new rooms means you will hear the clacking of shoes on the floors of neighboring rooms.
Joan Mar 23, 2015 Westborough, MA, United States
Enjoyed Most: was perfect!
Other Comments: nice room
Tina Mar 23, 2015 Wausau, WI, United States

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