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Sofitel Chicago Magnificent Mile

Karl Klockars
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Why We Love It

  • Just completed a renovation in May 2018, updating all guest rooms with new carpeting, furniture, art and updated Wi-Fi
  • 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)
  • Within walking distance of Michigan Avenue, Oak Street Beach and Navy Pier

One of Chicago's Top 10 Hotels -- Conde Nast Traveler
Enjoyed This
(226 Member Ratings)
"Location is great. Easy walking distance to everything in the Gold Coast, Mag Mile, River North and Streeterville."
Sep 06, 2018
Villa Park, IL, 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 $72 per day; self-parking is available in the area but not directly at the hotel.

Rooms & Rates

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Innovative architecture and a sophisticated European feel welcome 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, making stays here noticably quieter than at other similar hotels.

Every guest room and suite received a refresh in 2018, cooling down the color palette to calming blues and grays while making other updates like enhanced Wi-Fi, USB charging outlets and Bose sound systems. You can still expect 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.

The Michelin-recommended Café des Architectes serves excellent modern French cuisine, and the stylish Le Bar's newly renovated space features extensive wine and Champagne menus alongside French-themed cocktails. There's also a newly expanded fitness center featuring new core-training technology, cardio machines with personal TVs and even fresh fruit for healthy snacking. 

From the press:
  • One of the the Best Luxury Hotels in Chicago --
  • "Sophisticated but comfortable ... a dazzling jewel in the sky" -- The Telegraph
  • "Luxurious ... with a haute couture edge" -- Fodor's



  • 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


  • 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


Check-in: Standard Time is 3pm.

Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 12pm.

Children and additional guests: Children 16 and under stay free of charge when using existing bedding.
Crib/Pack 'n Play available upon request: free of charge.

Extra beds are not available. 

Extra person charge is $20 (subject to tax) per person per night. Charges will be added to your bill on checkout.

Pets: Dogs are allowed on request (under 30 pounds). 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 (listed as Facility Fee) of $12.00 subject to tax ($13.23 including tax) per night applies and is included in the total price shown on check-out.

The Amenity Fee includes:
Wi-Fi, phone calls, fitness center access and morning coffee service.

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: The hotel offers Valet Parking (with in and out privileges) for $72.00 (subject to tax) per day. Charges will be applied to your bill at the hotel. This rate is subject to change without notice and at the discretion of the property.

Have a Question? Contact Travelzoo.

Customer Service available Mon-Sun, 9am-9pm ET

Winner: People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite Customer Service

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

Enjoyed This
(226 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Sofitel Chicago Water Tower over the past 15 months.
4.7 Ambiance
4.9 Location
4.7 Rooms
4.7 Quality of Service
4.6 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Location is great. Easy walking distance to everything in the Gold Coast, Mag Mile, River North and Streeterville.
Phillip Sep 06, 2018 Villa Park, IL, USA
Enjoyed Most
Location was perfect! Room was very nice!
Beth Sep 04, 2018 Houston, TX, USA
Enjoyed Most
This is the perfect location to use as a base for exploring Michigan Avenue. You are located in an upscale area with many restaurants and shops! We would love to stay here again!
Gregory Sep 04, 2018 Brandenburg, KY, USA
Enjoyed Most
Nice room and great view.
LINH Sep 04, 2018 Pearland, TX, USA
Enjoyed Most
The bed / bedding was amazing!
Samantha Sep 03, 2018 Strongsville, OH, USA
Enjoyed Most
We liked everything about the hotel. The location was excellent. The ice machine was not working on our floor but with a call to the front desk we quickly got ice. I felt safe...loved the security of needing room key to use elevator etc. It was clean and people were kind. We did get a good deal on Travelzoo. We stayed at the Sofitel in Minneapolis in the past so was real happy to find a good deal. We usually come to Chicago 1-2 times a year for a weekend (we live in WI). This is by far our favorite hotel thus far.
Enjoyed Most
Most comfortable bed and very cool room
Eileen Aug 24, 2018 Jersey City, NJ, USA
Enjoyed Most
Our room!
Other Comments
We loved our stay! We will be back again for sure!
Lisa Aug 22, 2018 Hobart, IN, USA
Enjoyed Most
How nice the staff were.
Other Comments
When they found out we were celebrating our anniversary, they sent chocolate covered strawberries to our room. That was very nice.
James Aug 21, 2018 Valparaiso, IN, USA
Enjoyed Most
Great location! Loved the large bathroom. Our room was right by the elevator and was still super quiet! Impressed!
Danielle Aug 21, 2018 Roswell, GA, USA

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