Raffaello Hotel

Travelzoo Staff

Why We Love This Hotel

  • Located just off Michigan Avenue -- one block from the Mag Mile
  • Rooms feature 46-inch flat-panel TVs and Keurig coffee makers
  • Zagat says the Raffaello's Italian restaurant is "cozy" and "romantic," a "lovely little find"

"Staff was so friendly"
03 Mar, 2019 - Sacramento, CA, USA
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The Raffaello Chicago offers well-appointed boutique accommodations with European flair, just off the Mag Mile. The hotel feels like a luxurious residence with spacious city-view rooms, featuring free Wi-Fi and kitchenettes with microwaves, Keurig coffee makers and minifridges. Bathrooms have rainfall showerheads and designer toiletries. Upgrade to a Deluxe Suite to stretch out in an extra living area plus a pullout sofa bed.

One of the Raffaello's main draws is its year-round 18th-floor rooftop bar, Drumbar. Featuring a roaring fireplace in winter plus an outdoor terrace, the speakeasy-styled cocktail destination was recently named one of the city's best rooftop bars by Conde Nast Traveler, features a wide selection of house and classic cocktails including a wide variety of Old Fashioneds -- and don't miss the signature cocktail of the day for $8 during happy hour.

The Mag Mile location is another big part of the hotel's appeal -- you're just steps from the John Hancock Tower, Water Tower Place and it's a 20-minute walk along the lakefront to Navy Pier; in warmer weather, you can visit the popular Oak Street Beach just a couple blocks north.



  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Restaurant
  • Roof terrace
  • No pets allowed
  • Extra beds (fees apply)
  • 100% smoke-free


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

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Fridge
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Kitchenette in some rooms
  • Mini bar
  • Pay-per-view / movies on demand
  • Safe
  • Flatscreen TV
  • iPod/iPhone docking station


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


  • Bathrobes
  • Hair-dryer
  • Separate shower
  • Luxury toiletries


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


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible meeting room
  • ADA compliant rooms
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible


Check-in: Standard Time is 4pm.
Minimum age required to check in: 21.

Checkout: Standard Time is 12pm.

Children and additional guests: Children 18 or under stay free of charge when using existing bedding.
Extra bed available upon request: US$25 plus tax, per night.
Extra guest charges will apply as follows:
US$25 plus tax per night for older children and adults.
Cot not available.

Extra bedding available in king bedded rooms only.

Pets: Only service animals allowed.

Fees: Car park fee: US$38 plus tax per night.
Valet service fee: US$67 plus tax per night.

Both parking options include in/out privileges.

Note: Valet service fee is discounted to 30 USD plus tax per night when booking the Travelzoo Deal.

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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Customer Service available Mon-Fri, 8am-6pm

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.

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(58 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Raffaello Hotel, Chicago over the past 15 months.
4.3 Ambiance
4.8 Location
4.3 Rooms
4.6 Quality of Service
4.5 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Good location, nice room.
Other Comments
The advertised offer of early checkin was not realized ( arrived at 1, room was not ready until after 3). The hotel Sent a text to alter me, it was ready, but we had already traveled to another part of the city. So we did not check in untiil much later. No coffee available in room (told at the front desk that they ‘ran out’) nor was there any coffee available in the lobby.
Lisa 11 Mar, 2019 Madison, WI, USA
Enjoyed Most
Staff was so friendly
Other Comments
Great location
Claudia 03 Mar, 2019 Sacramento, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
The location. We spent Valentine's Day evening at the Raffaello and had dinner and drinks at the John Hancock, so the location was extremely convenient.
Other Comments
We only found two drawbacks to the Raffaello Hotel. When we booked the room, we ordered their best room, the "grand suite", and it had advertised Chicago views. However, our views were of the parking lot. Also, the room got EXTREMELY HOT even though we had the heat turned off. We called maintenance but they said since it's winter the hotel only has heat, no air conditioning. So the only way to cool down the room was by opening a window in the bedroom. I understand it's an older building, but other hotels have the option of keeping the temperature in their room how they prefer and this was not an option at the Raffaello.
Krista 02 Mar, 2019 Mount Prospect, IL, USA
Enjoyed Most
The room was very clean, large with wonderful views.
Jame 01 Mar, 2019 Lombard, IL, USA
Other Comments
This hotel has a great location to rooms were beautiful Not a fan of Starbucks Coffee and option would be nice I did go out and purchase my own Only other complaint is have patients with the elevators I will rent there again
Philip 26 Feb, 2019 St. Louis, MO, USA
Enjoyed Most
excellent restaurants near by; elegant atmosphere
Margaret 26 Feb, 2019 South Bend, IN, USA
Other Comments
Room cracked bathroom tiles toilet kept running. Coffee pot didn’t work. Missing a chair. Bar was closed. So missed out on our 2 free drinks. Glad we did not paid $99.00
Lorie 26 Feb, 2019 GalenaGalena, IL, USA
Other Comments
Charged twice for the room. Waiting for a response. 2 free drink tickets at the Drumbar were very hard to use.
Cynthia 25 Feb, 2019 Lee's Summit, MO, USA
Other Comments
Charged a room security deposit
Christopher 25 Feb, 2019 Monroeville, PA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Other Comments
great bar!
Janet 25 Feb, 2019 Sterling, IL, USA

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