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Hotel Julian

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Why We Love This Hotel

  • This hotel brings a "new brand of luxury" (Chicago Tribune) to downtown Chicago 
  • Opened in October 2018 after renovating a former office building
  • Literally steps from the Bean and the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park
  • Tech-friendly perks include smart TVs and motion-sensing thermostats

96%
"The bed was comfortable, the breakfast we at at the restaurant was good, and the toiletries were high quality. I liked the that the in-room refrigerator was empty and it wasn’t turned on by default, but could be done so easily when we wanted to use it. I liked the big tv on a nice swivel arm=, with wireless “casting”. The high ceilings and ample light made up for a room on the smaller side."
Scott
21 Apr, 2019 - Chicago, IL, USA
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Rooms & Rates

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Overview

Named for the patron saint of travelers, this new hotel in downtown Chicago puts guests steps from Millennium Park, the Loop and the Mag Mile. Recently opened in October 2018, this hotel lives in a revamped high-rise rebuilt from the ground up and beyond -- they added extra floors atop the former office building to add rooms with better views. 

Rooms feature king or double queen beds with 300-thread-count linens, desks with wireless charging capabilities and USB outlets, along with 55-inch smart TVs with streaming capabilities. Rooms also include handheld steamers to make sure your look is on-point before heading out to dinner or drinks. Wi-Fi is covered under the daily urban fee which also includes business center access, bottled water upon arrival and in-room Nespresso coffee service. 

The hotel's on-site restaurant, About Last Knife, focuses on steak-house fare including dishes like Beef Wellington, available by the slice. Breakfast and happy-hour specials are also available daily. There's a fitness center on site (with Peloton bikes), and valet parking is available. 

Amenities

General

  • Restaurant
  • 100% smoke-free

Services

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

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Fridge
  • Safe
  • Flatscreen TV

Internet

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Wi-Fi in guest rooms (fees apply)

Bathroom

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

Parking

  • Valet service (fees apply)

Policies

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

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

Children and additional guests: Children 17 or under stay free of charge when using existing bedding.
Extra beds are not available.
Extra guest charges will apply as follows:
US$10 plus tax per night for older children and adults.
Cot not available.

Pets: Only service animals allowed.

Fees: A resort/facility fee of US$15 plus tax, per night will be added to the total price of your stay upon check out.
A US$100 per night incidental hold will be placed on the debit/credit card provided at check-in.
Valet service fee: US$72 plus tax per day.

Valet service includes in and out privileges.
The resort/facility fee includes: water upon check-in, in-room Wi-Fi, in-room espresso, local calls, access to fitness center and business center, newspaper in lobby.

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.

96%
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(27 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Hotel Julian (part of Oxford Hotels and Resorts, LLC) over the past 15 months.
4.6 Ambiance
5.0 Location
4.5 Rooms
4.8 Quality of Service
4.7 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
The bed was comfortable, the breakfast we at at the restaurant was good, and the toiletries were high quality. I liked the that the in-room refrigerator was empty and it wasn’t turned on by default, but could be done so easily when we wanted to use it. I liked the big tv on a nice swivel arm=, with wireless “casting”. The high ceilings and ample light made up for a room on the smaller side.
Other Comments
The “resort fee” is a little bit ridiculous, as it is supposed to be for things that a four star hotel ought to provide anyway (one single coffee capsule, internet access, a fitness center). Not a lot of frills, but it’s clear they spent the money where I’d have if it were my hotel - good beds and sheets, good toiletries, nice bathroom, comfy robes, lots of outlets, etc. The staff still seemed a little bit new and the service was a little “stiff”, but no major complains. Also, a few things in the room weren’t working - we found two burnt out light bulbs and one of the power outlets didn’t work because someone had snapped off the prongs of their plug inside it when it had been used previously. Also, 4pm check in and 11 am checkout seem a bit stingy. Also, didn’t bother us too much, but noise from adjacent rooms was fairly prominent.
Scott 21 Apr, 2019 Chicago, IL, USA
Other Comments
Friendly Front Desk staff.
Ingrid 05 Apr, 2019 Henderson, NV, USA
Travelzoo Deal Expert
Enjoyed Most
The rooms are clean and everything is brand new. The staff was friendly and room service options include a very tasty Beef Wellington by the slice.
Other Comments
The street noise in the lower floor rooms facing Michigan Ave can be loud. Bring ear plugs or ask for a higher room or one away from Michigan Ave.
Jessica 05 Apr, 2019 Oakland, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Location right on Michigan ave
Other Comments
The door to the bathroom was opaque so everyone someone went to the bathroom the whole room lit up. Otherwise it was a great room.
liz 04 Apr, 2019 Eden Prairie, MN, USA
Enjoyed Most
Beds were very comfortable, well/appointed room. Location was fantastic. I think I just had a bad experience due to factors largely beyond HJ control.
Other Comments
I got in very late at night, and at 5 am, incredibly loud construction noise woke me up and continued for hours. At 8 am, housekeeping knocked to see if they could clean the room — way too early, especially since I checked in after midnight. And no caffeinated coffee in the room after all that! (First-world problems)
Sara 03 Apr, 2019 Ann Arbor, MI, USA
Enjoyed Most
Staff
Andrew 01 Apr, 2019 Middleton, WI, USA
Enjoyed Most
Friendly service
John 29 Mar, 2019 Ann Arbor, MI, USA
Enjoyed Most
Clean rooms. Friendly staff. Great location
Other Comments
Door closures are too loud.
shannon 25 Mar, 2019 Hinsdale, IL, USA
Enjoyed Most
Bed was comfortable!
Other Comments
The “urban tax” was ridiculous and definitely needs to be mentioned up front. The deal was great, but was already slammed with taxes.
Erin 25 Mar, 2019 Chicago, IL, USA
Enjoyed Most
The modern features of the hotel rooms.
Other Comments
Great location, friendly staff, and cool décor.
Kristen 25 Mar, 2019 Las Vegas, NV, USA

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