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Sofitel Chicago Magnificent Mile

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Why We Love It

  • 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)
  • Rooms are filled with natural light from the floor-to-ceiling windows looking out over the city skyline 

"A wonder of modern architecture" -- Fodor's
Enjoyed This
(206 Member Ratings)
"Very comfortable and attractive room with a great view and location."
07. Jan 2018
Davis, CA, 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 $71 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 greet 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. 

Rooms are minimalist in design with a European feel, including plush white bedding, two different kinds of power outlets for international travelers and 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. 

Guests can sit down to Michelin-recommended dining at the on-site Café des Architectes, or sample cocktails from Le Bar's specialty martini list while kicking back in the lounge's comfy, "den-like" setting (Fodor's). The hotel is also within three blocks of Rush Street nightclubs, Oak Street shopping, the Hancock Center and prime Lake Michigan beachfront. 

From the press:
  • One of the the Best Luxury Hotels in Chicago --
  • "Looks right at home in a city known for its fine architecture" -- Forbes Travel Guide
  • "Its overall style is both hip and warm --- not always an easy balance to strike" --



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


Check-in: Standard Time is 3pm.

Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 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.

Fees: An Amenity Fee of $8.00 (subject to tax) per night applies and includes domestic phone calls, high speed WiFi, newspapers and coffee and pastry in the morning. Charges 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.

Additional details: A Valet Parking Fee of $71.00 (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.

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

Enjoyed This
(206 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Sofitel Chicago Water Tower over the past 15 months.
4.7 Ambiance
4.9 Location
4.5 Rooms
4.7 Quality of Service
4.5 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Very comfortable and attractive room with a great view and location.
Other Comments
It was under construction. I did not know this till I got there. They had completed two floors we were told with many to go. We got one of the brand new rooms. But every morning at 8:15 am we got drilling and sawing and hammering in the room directly above us. The brand new TV could not be turned on with the remote. Had workers in the room for two days trying to fix it. They did. The curtain was impossible to open once closed. They fixed that. The room smelled of fresh wall paper adhesive for the first two days. But we were STILL comfortable and enjoyed the room. I think they jumped the gun on letting us stay in a new room too soon. They graciously gave us a healthy discount due to the problems. Would definitely stay there again. This was my second stay. Love the staff and their service.
Robert 07. Jan 2018 Davis, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
I had to make some reservation changes, and the hotel was very gracious and accommodating. The location of the hotel is great - close to shopping and dining
Other Comments
Arrange for nearby parking, since the parking at the hotel is $72 per day.
Ron 21. Dec 2017 Thomson, IL, USA
Enjoyed Most
Loved that the kind front desk person gave us a complimentary upgrade for my husband's birthday from the 9th to the 29th floor. We didn't even ask! Very nice hotel and great location.
Alison 19. Dec 2017 Chicago, IL, USA
Enjoyed Most
Clean comfortable rooms.
Other Comments
Increase the outside temperature!!
William 17. Dec 2017 Fort Walton Beach, GA, USA
Enjoyed Most
We enjoyed the spacious, well-appointed room and the friendly staff.
Other Comments
Lydia, at the front desk, cheerfully investigated when we told her that we had paid for our room through Travelzoo and shouldn't be charged again at check-out. Even though Travelzoo had not transferred our payment to the hotel, she handled our problem swiftly and genially. She is a gem!
Sandra J 14. Dec 2017 Kouts, IN, USA
Enjoyed Most
Staff was great, location to Michigan Ave was a couple of blocks.
Other Comments
Very clean and well kept. We used the bus to get around and were only a couple blocks to the buses.
Richard 08. Dec 2017 Oconomowoc, WI, USA
Enjoyed Most
Fantastic location, lovely bar and restaurant. Soft and comfortable beds, very clean and tasteful rooms.
Lisa 06. Dec 2017 Milwaukee, WI, USA
Enjoyed Most
Clean room, location
Arthur 01. Dec 2017 Chattanooga, TN, USA
Enjoyed Most
very friendly staff always a pleasure to stay here!
Other Comments
wonderful customer service
Stacy 27. Nov 2017 Ortonville, MI, USA
Enjoyed Most
Other Comments
MICHAEL (the manager) sorted an issue I was displeased with efficiently and courteously
Candice 26. Nov 2017 Brisbane, QLD, Australia

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