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Sofitel Chicago Magnificent Mile

Karl Klockars
Deal Expert

Why We Love It

  • The hotel's prism-like glass design has an "understated elegance" (Travel + Leisure)
  • The Michelin-recommended Cafe des Architectes features "sophisticated New French cuisine" (Zagat)
  • Rooms are filled with natural light from the floor-to-ceiling windows looking out over the city skyline 

"A wonder of modern architecture" -- Fodor's
Enjoyed This
(206 Member Ratings)
"The customer service. Everyone I interacted with was friendly and helpful."
Oct 14, 2017
Washington, DC, USA

Map & Directions

The hotel is half an hour by car from Chicago O'Hare International Airport. A taxi runs approximately $50. Valet with in and out privileges is $71 per day; self-parking is available in the area but not directly at the hotel.

Rooms & Rates

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Sleek European roots and innovative architecture greet you with a "Bonjour!" at Sofitel's 4.5-star North American flagship property, set on the edge of Chicago's Gold Coast near the Mag Mile. Even though the hotel soars 32 floors above street level, it maintains an intimate, boutique-like feel with only 16 rooms per floor. 

Rooms are minimalist in design with a European feel, including plush white bedding, two different kinds of power outlets for international travelers and luxe marble bathrooms that include a separate shower and tub and Lanvin bath amenities. Upgrade to Superior or Luxury rooms to stay on a higher floor, which means better views. 

Guests can sit down to Michelin-recommended dining at the on-site Café des Architectes, or sample cocktails from Le Bar's specialty martini list while kicking back in the lounge's comfy, "den-like" setting (Fodor's). The hotel is also within three blocks of Rush Street nightclubs, Oak Street shopping, the Hancock Center and prime Lake Michigan beachfront. 

From the press:
  • One of the the Best Luxury Hotels in Chicago --
  • "Looks right at home in a city known for its fine architecture" -- Forbes Travel Guide
  • "Its overall style is both hip and warm --- not always an easy balance to strike" --



  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Restaurant
  • Pet-friendly
  • 100% smoke-free


  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour room service
  • 24-hour security
  • Airport transfer (fees apply)
  • Chauffeur service (fees apply)
  • Concierge service
  • Express check-in / checkout
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Shuttle service (fees apply)
  • Business center
  • ATM
  • Baby-sitting service (fees apply)
  • Complimentary shoe shine service

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 guest rooms
  • High-Speed Wi-Fi (fees apply)


  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Bathtub
  • Hair-dryer
  • Separate shower
  • Luxury toiletries

Parking Self parking available offsite

  • Valet service (fees apply)


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible restaurant
  • 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: 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 12pm.

Children and additional guests: Children age 16 and under stay free of charge when sharing parents’ room and using existing bedding (on request). Crib available on request, free of charge. Extra beds are not available. Extra person charge is $20 (subject to tax) per night. Charges will be added to your bill at the hotel.

Pets: Dogs are allowed on request (under 30lbs). Dogs may not be left alone in the room. Cleaning fees may be charged and will be added to your bill at the hotel.

Fees: An Amenity Fee of $8.00 (subject to tax) per night applies and includes domestic phone calls, high speed WiFi, newspapers and coffee and pastry in the morning. Charges will be added to your bill at the hotel.

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: A Valet Parking Fee of $71.00 (subject to tax) per day applies and will be added to your bill at the hotel. This rate is subject to change without notice and at the discretion of the property.

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Customer Service available 24 hours

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.

It is the responsibility of the hotel chain and/or the individual property to ensure the accuracy of the photos displayed. Travelzoo is not responsible for any inaccuracies in the photos.

Enjoyed This
(206 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Sofitel Chicago Water Tower over the past 15 months.
4.7 Ambiance
4.8 Location
4.5 Rooms
4.8 Quality of Service
4.6 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
The customer service. Everyone I interacted with was friendly and helpful.
Erin Oct 14, 2017 Washington, DC, USA
Enjoyed Most
We rdered from service and the food was delicious. The cheeseburger was outstanding . However, we wouldn't stay here again because the mattress was too soft and hurt our backs. Further, I think it's time to update the decor of the rooms. Very bland.
Other Comments
The mattress was uncomfortable and the room could be updated.
Kurt Oct 14, 2017 Birmingham, AL, USA
Enjoyed Most
Perfect location near but far from the chaos of the tourist
Other Comments
The bathroom amenities are lovely.
Scarlet Oct 09, 2017 Sachse, TX, USA
Enjoyed Most
Great location. Just a quick walk to Michigan Ave.
Steven Oct 05, 2017 Clifton, NJ, USA
Travelzoo Deal Expert
Enjoyed Most
The bed
Ruth Oct 05, 2017 Geneva, IL, USA
Enjoyed Most
Beautiful hotel with a great staff
Other Comments
The hotel charged my credit card for 4 days for my 1 night stay. I made the reservation a month before my stay and it took numerous phone calls to travelzoo, the Sofitel, and my Credit card to get the bogus charges removed. It was ridiculous and stressful and I still can’t understand how such a good hotel chain can allow this type of careless billing to occur.
Daryl Oct 06, 2017 Key Largo, FL, USA
Enjoyed Most
Location. Price.
Margaret Jul 17, 2017 Hudson, OH, USA
Enjoyed Most
The location
Other Comments
Staff is incompetent
Michael Sep 26, 2017 Gladstone, OR, USA
Enjoyed Most
Service was great.
Julia Oct 02, 2017 Toledo, OH, USA
Enjoyed Most
Great service. Bar staff, bellhops, concierge, doormen all awesome!! Very nice views, great location. Easy to find and easy to get to the L train, and the many shopping, eating, & drinking establishments!
Other Comments
Head up N. Rush St a couple short blocks. Great stuff. Whispers, LUXBAR, and a great little grocery store I can't remember the name of are must hits! Only downfall is Valet is pretty spendy, but they do a great job.
Daniel Aug 02, 2017 East Grand Forks, MN, USA

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