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dana hotel & spa

Karl Klockars
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Why We Love It

  • Industrial "urban loft" style rooms, three blocks from the Magnificent Mile
  • The fun rooftop bar is open year-round
  • Decadent spa and a fitness center with a steam room
  • Rooms have floor-to-ceiling windows with impressive city views

"Hyper-stylish and bathed in natural light" -- Conde Nast Traveler

100% (7 Member Ratings)

"Nice rooms and view"
Jan 06, 2016
Crystal Lake, IL, 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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Sleek and modern, the dana hotel and spa has the feel of a hip, downtown loft where even the most utilitarian elements have an artsy twist. 

The rooms feature hardwood floors and exposed concrete ceilings; the floor-to-ceiling windows incorporate an impressive amount of natural light and even more impressive city views. Every room has been recently refurbished with updated bathroom features like rainfall showers in each room. They also include a nice selection of well-priced bottles of wine, Keurig coffeemakers, complimentary Wi-Fi and super comfortable beds. Many also have private balconies.

Vertigo Sky Lounge, located on the 26th floor, is one of the few year-round rooftop lounges in Chicago with a blazing firepit in the outdoor terrace and an ice bar during winter. The lines to get in can get long in the evening, so arrive early (before 10 p.m.) if you can. The other on-site dining option, freestyle food and drink, is good for quick and casual small-plates dining and drinks, and the kitchen is open past midnight on the weekends.

The on-site spa was named one of the Top 75 U.S. Hotel Spas in 2013 by Conde Nast Traveler. With just two treatment rooms, book ahead for treatments like a citrus detox wrap or an energizing ginseng facial that includes Siberian ginseng and pineapple enzymatic exfoliation. All guests have access to the hotel’s fitness center, which features surprisingly good views of State Street to watch while working out.

The hotel has been known to host touring musicians like Iggy Azalea, Meghan Trainor and other artists. It's best for couples and singles; families with children might feel out of place here. For a quieter stay, request a room away from the upper floors, and take advantage of the $39 valet parking – it’s about 20% cheaper than other nearby properties. Those taking public transit are just a couple blocks from the Red Line.

From the press:
  • "The vibe is simultaneously spare and plush, with industrial-cement ceilings, ribbed wallpaper, indecently comfortable beds, and metallic velour textiles" -- Conde Nast Traveler
  • "Although the public spaces lean toward those under 35, the rooms have a broader appeal" -- Fodor's



  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Extra beds / roll away beds
  • Restaurant
  • Roof terrace
  • Sauna / Steam Room
  • Pet-friendly


  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour room service
  • 24-hour security
  • Airport transfer (fees apply)
  • Beauty treatments / massages (fees apply)
  • Concierge service
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • 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
  • Flatscreen TV
  • iPod/iPhone docking station


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout


  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Hair-dryer


  • Valet service (fees apply)


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible spa
  • 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 under 18 stay free of charge when sharing parents’ room and using existing bedding (on request). Cot/crib available on request, free of charge for children under 2. Extra bed available on request, in the Serene King, Corner King, Tranquil Suite, Utopian Suite, Nirvana Suites.

Pets: Pets are allowed on request and will be charged $75 per stay on checkout.

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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100% Positive
(7 Member Reviews)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Dana Hotel & Spa, Chicago (IL) over the past 15 months.
4.4 Ambiance
4.7 Location
4.6 Rooms
4.7 Quality of Service
4.3 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Nice rooms and view
Other Comments
Stayed on 20th floor - loud music from the bar (on 26th floor) was blasting until 3 am.
R Jan 06, 2016 Crystal Lake, IL, United States
Enjoyed Most
The room
Other Comments
Dana was lovely from check-in to check-out. The registration staff were friendly, the elevator up to our room on the 23rd floor was fast, the food at Freestyle was tasty, the view from the Vertigo rooftop lounge was amazing, and the room was clean and comfortable. We had a great mini-staycation at Dana and it will be our hotel of choice for future stays in Downtown Chi.
Anita Dec 31, 2015 Normal, IL, United States
Enjoyed Most
The location, the decor of the hotel and rooms.
G Fawn Dec 28, 2015 JOLIET, IL, United States

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