Raffaello Hotel

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Why We Love It

  • Located just off Michigan Avenue -- one block from the Mag Mile
  • Value-priced luxury accommodations
  • The popular Glazed & Confused donut shop is right in the lobby
  • Drumbar, on the hotel's 18th floor, offers panoramic views of downtown Chicago

"This treasure has a prime location" -- Michelin Guide

92% (12 Member Ratings)

"A suite is great for 3 women traveling together."
15. Dec 2016
Linden, VA, United States

Map & Directions

O'Hare International Airport and Chicago Midway International Airport are both approximately a 45-minute drive from the Raffaello Chicago.

Rooms & Rates

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Raffaello Chicago offers well-appointed boutique accommodations with European flair, just off the Mag Mile. More moderately priced than the neighboring Westin, the hotel feels like a luxurious residence with spacious city view rooms, featuring free Wi-Fi and kitchenettes with microwaves, Keurig coffeemakers and mini-fridges. Bathrooms have rainfall shower-heads and designer toiletries. 

On the hotel's 18th floor, the trendy rooftop Drumbar was named one of the Best New Bars in America by Details Magazine when it opened in 2012. Open year-round with an outdoor terrace in the summer months, Drumbar features a wide selection of house and classic cocktails along and even a special "shot" menu. 

Closer to the ground, there's an outpost of Glazed & Infused in the lobby, offering gourmet donuts along with locally-roasted Bowtruss coffee. (Don't miss the maple bacon long john.) 

Massages are available at the second-floor spa and there’s a 24-hour South Beach-inspired workout facility. The Raffaello Hotel is steps from the John Hancock Tower, Water Tower Place and the Museum of Contemporary Art; the popular Oak Street Beach is just a couple blocks north. Valet parking is available but pricey at $62 a night; self-parking garages are also available nearby. 

From the press:
  • “The clientele is international but also includes suburbanites looking for a city fix” – Fodor’s 
  • “The atmosphere is welcoming from the moment you enter the lobby thanks to light that pours in through cathedral windows” – 



  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Roof terrace
  • 100% smoke-free


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge service
  • Currency exchange / ATM
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Room service (limited hours)

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Kitchenette in some rooms
  • Mini bar
  • Safe
  • Flatscreen TV
  • iPod/iPhone docking station


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


  • Bathrobes
  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries


  • Parking (fees apply)
  • Valet service (fees apply)

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. Please check with the hotel.


Check-in: Standard check-in time: 4pm

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 not allowed Check-in time starts at 4pm

Know Before You Go

  • Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.


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

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 12 and USD 18 per person (approximately)
  • Self parking fee: USD 36.00 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Valet parking fee: USD 66.00 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Early check-in fee: USD 50
  • Late check-out fee: USD 60
  • 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.

Mandatory Fees and Taxes

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: USD 100 per night

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Have a Question? Contact Travelzoo.

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.

*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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92% Positive
(12 Member reviews)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Raffaello Hotel, Chicago over the past 15 months.
4.1 Ambiance
4.5 Location
4.0 Rooms
4.1 Quality of Service
4.3 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
A suite is great for 3 women traveling together.
Other Comments
I lived there in 1960 when it was the Nurses' Residence for Wesley Memorial Hospital. A trip back in time!
Diane 15. Dec 2016 Linden, VA, United States
Enjoyed Most
The updated rooms were very nice for such an old building.
Other Comments
The rooftop bar was pretty neat. Unfortunately they were having elevator issues and we had to use the service elevator that was not in the best of shape either.
Robert 09. Aug 2016 Elkhorn, WI, United States
Enjoyed Most
Other Comments
Staff were friendly and helpful!
heather 30. Apr 2016 indianapolis, IN, United States
Other Comments
The room was so hot, we turned off the heat and it would not cool down. We tried to open a window but we couldn't. But other than that i was a great room and great service.
Penelope 11. Apr 2016 Willow Springs, IL, United States
Enjoyed Most
Very convenient location room was nice
Lynda 14. Mar 2016 Battle Creek, MI, United States
Enjoyed Most
The friendly staff and our unexpected upgrade to a suite. Very nice!
Other Comments
The front desk person, Liz, unexpectedly upgraded us to a suite when she heard we were celebrating a 50th birthday. She also was very helpful in offering information about the city. The doormen were also very nice and helpful.
Elizabeth 18. Jan 2016 Dyer, IN, United States
Enjoyed Most
The location is great, staff nice.
Other Comments
Unfortunately the room finishes need some updating. The carpet was clean, but old and coming apart at seams and doorways. The bed Head Board needs to be replaced, old and falling apart.
Mary Ann 18. Jan 2016 Lake Barrington, IL, United States

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