IVY Boutique Hotel

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Why We Love It

  • This cool boutique hotel is within walking distance to many of Chicago’s most popular attractions
  • Modern amenities include automatic drapes, LED lighting and bamboo flooring
  • This intimate spot only has a handful of rooms per floor for a quieter stay
  • Spacious suites feature 675 square feet of living space and spa-like bathrooms

“This might be the best-kept secret in town” – Frommer’s

96% (101 Member Ratings)

"Was legit. I booked for me and my friends and they couldn't stop telling me how I made a good choice. "
13. Apr 2017
Whittier, CA, United States


Map & Directions

The Ivy Boutique Hotel is approximately 45 minutes from O’Hare and Midway International airports in good traffic. Taxi fare is approximately $40-$50 from either airport.

Rooms & Rates

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With just five rooms per floor and 63 rooms in total, the Ivy Boutique Hotel offers guests an intimate stay in the heart of Chicago. Situated on a quiet section of bustling East Ontario Street, this boutique hotel is walking distance to some of Chicago’s most popular attractions. Michigan Avenue is less than two blocks away. The John Hancock Observatory and the Museum of Contemporary Art are 10 minutes from the hotel by foot.

Sleek and modern, the decor features bold purple and gray accents against a white backdrop. Guest rooms have hardwood floors, dark marble countertops and white leather headboards. Bathrooms are spa-like with soaking tubs (with complimentary sea salts for a relaxing bath), walk-in rainfall showers and lighted vanity mirrors. Whether you are letting light in through the floor-to-ceiling windows or turning in for the night, the automatic curtains eliminate the hassle of wrestling with drape cords. 

Grab a drink before a night on the town or unwind with a nightcap at the lobby bar, DiVine. Guests can also sip cocktails and nosh on small bites like truffle fries and braised short rib sliders at the hotel's Sky Terrace bar, located on the 16th floor (weather dependent; not open in late fall and winter). 

From the press:
  • "Caters to the urban eco-chic crowd who yearn to be close to designer shops on Michigan Avenue" – Fodor’s
  • "Located on a quiet, tree-lined street, just a block and a half off Michigan Avenue and a couple of blocks from the lake, this might be the best-kept secret in town" – Frommer’s
  • "Exceptionally intimate" -- Lonely Planet



  • Offsite fitness classes
  • Offsite fitness center – daily passes available from the front desk
  • Roof Terrace (Seasonal)

  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • No pets allowed


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Airport transfer (fees apply)
  • Chauffeur service (fees apply)
  • Concierge service
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Room service (limited hours)

Room amenities

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


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


  • Valet service (fees apply)


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible restaurant
  • ADA compliant rooms
  • Wheelchair accessible

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. Minimum age required to check in: 21.

Checkout: Standard checkout time: 11am.

Children and additional guests: Children are free of charge when sharing parents’ room and using existing bedding. Extra beds are not available. Pack and Play available free of charge for children under 3 in Studio Queen, King Suite, and Double Queen Suite (provided upon request).

Pets: No pets allowed.

Fees: A $250 credit card authorization will be applied at check-in. Cash will not be accepted.

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 $52.00 (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.

SKY Terrace Lounge is open seasonally (mid-May to mid-October); Off Site Fitness Center

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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96% Positive
(101 Member reviews)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for The Ivy Hotel over the past 15 months.
4.8 Ambiance
4.8 Location
4.9 Rooms
4.7 Quality of Service
4.8 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Was legit. I booked for me and my friends and they couldn't stop telling me how I made a good choice.
Other Comments
Would stay here again. Great location
Christopher 13. Apr 2017 Whittier, CA, United States
Enjoyed Most
Nice room
Other Comments
Good location
Louise 06. Apr 2017 Saint Paul, MN, United States
Enjoyed Most
Excellent location. It is a chic modern hotel. Only 5 rooms per floor. Excellent service and decoration. Heavenly bed!
Other Comments
Room 1101 was close to house keeping room and a little bit too noisy in the morning
Salvador 01. Apr 2017 Tampa, FL, United States
Enjoyed Most
Big room, nice bathroom, great location
Other Comments
Can get a little noisy, not too bad though.
Nicholas 14. Mar 2017 Wauwatosa, WI, United States
Enjoyed Most
Friendly staff.
Other Comments
Their suppression of available news outlets on their TV service is obnoxious. I am supposed to be happy with CNN, MSNBC and HLN give me no choice. Why not the largest cable news network, Fox News?
David 01. Mar 2017 Akron, OH, United States
Enjoyed Most
Location! Steps off from Michigan ave. Beautiful hotel. Spacious Rooms
Steven 24. Feb 2017 Clifton, NJ, United States
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Enjoyed Most
The location and the size and amenities of the room.
Other Comments
Beautiful, large size king suite!
Susan 17. Feb 2017 Wauwatosa, WI, United States
Enjoyed Most
Spacious and well appointed room
Other Comments
Great location
Richard 16. Feb 2017 Gary, IN, United States
Enjoyed Most
It was great!
Benjamin 14. Feb 2017 Denver, CO, United States
Enjoyed Most
Room was very comfortable.
Mary 13. Feb 2017 Deerfield, IL, United States

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