Near North, Chicago

Sofitel Chicago Water Tower

Karl Klockars
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Why We Love It

  • Designed by acclaimed French architect Jean-Paul Viguier, the hotel's prism-like glass design truly wows
  • AAA 4-Diamond on-site dining awaits at Cafe des Architectes, with fresh, creative dishes and house-made charcuterie and cheese
  • Many rooms boast floor-to-ceiling windows looking out over the city
  • Located on the south end of the Gold Coast, within three blocks of the boutiques on Oak Street and Mag Mile shopping

"A wonder of modern architecture" -- Fodor's

99% (80 Member Ratings)

"The room, the staff and the location, for a start. Easy walk to the best shops, the river and some of the highest rated restaurants in town."
Sep 21, 2016
pasadena, CA, United States


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 $69 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 await at Sofitel's 4.5-star North American flagship property, set on the south edge of Chicago's Gold Coast near the Mag Mile. 

Hosting business travelers and "Euro movers and shakers" ( alike, this sophisticated property sits within three blocks from Rush Street nightclubs, Oak Street shopping, the iconic John Hancock Center and prime Lake Michigan beachfront. 

Brainchild of acclaimed French architect Jean-Paul Viguier, the hotel's prism-like glass design angles over the sidewalk, wowing guests upon arrival. While soaring 32 floors above the city, the hotel maintains a boutique-like feel with only 16 rooms per floor. 

Rooms are minimalist in design though "more daring than most with color choices [and] filled with natural light" (Frommer's). The hotel's European feel continues with two different kinds of power outlets for international travelers, along with luxe marble bathrooms that include a separate shower and tub and Lanvin bath amenities. 

Guests can sit down to Michelin-recommended dining at the on-site Café des Architectes, which serves up "simple but creative" fare in a "chic...striking" dining room (Michelin Guide). For a nightcap, take a crack at Le Bar's specialty martini list while kicking back in the lounge's comfy, "den-like" setting (Fodor's).

From the press:
  • "A striking addition to the Chicago skyline" -- Time Out Magazine
  • "Looks right at home in a city known for its fine architecture" -- Forbes Travel Guide



  • 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 check-in time: 3pm. Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard checkout time: 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.

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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Enjoyed Most: The room, the staff and the location, for a start. Easy walk to the best shops, the river and some of the highest rated restaurants in town.
Other Comments: Some restaurants gave extra perks if you were sent by the hotel (free desert for example.)
richard Sep 21, 2016 pasadena, CA, United States
Enjoyed Most: Elegant, friendly, helpful, extremely comfortable,quiet, delicious food at restaurant,-because of travelzoo it was affordable, My overall favorite hotel in Chicago
Helen Sep 21, 2016 Prospect, KY, United States
Enjoyed Most: Everything!
Other Comments: The service at Sofitel is outstanding. They do all they can to make their guests comfortable.
Chris Sep 04, 2016 petoskey, MI, United States
Enjoyed Most: Excellent location with clean rooms and friendly staff.
Brenda Aug 25, 2016 Novi, MI, United States
Enjoyed Most: Fantastic location and the room was beautiful.
Susan Aug 18, 2016 Herndon, VA, United States
Enjoyed Most: Service was outstanding and I loved the comfortable beds and pillows. Great amenities.
Andrea Aug 12, 2016 Washington, IL, United States
Enjoyed Most: The location was great and the service was too! Loved the bathrooms.
Susan Aug 09, 2016 Plymouth, IN, United States
Enjoyed Most: The Bathroom
Thomas Aug 06, 2016 Urbandale, IA, United States
Enjoyed Most: The bed and how lovely the hotel smelt.
Melinda Aug 05, 2016 Hastings, MN, United States
Enjoyed Most: The room is very nice and the bathroom is gorgeous.
Other Comments: Everything was awesome, only 2 things would I change. The mattress is too soft and the pillows are not great.
Victoria Aug 03, 2016 Fraser, MI, United States

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