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- 98%Business Travelers
- 51%Luxury Travelers
- 51%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 51%Nightlife Lovers
- 51%Local Culture
- 51%Adventure Travelers
Member Reviews (22)
- InterContinental ChicagoMember ofBackpackersLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts+ 10Dec 26, 2013
The hotel is slightly older but well-maintained. The views are amazing and depending on the floor that you're on you can see an up close skyline of Chicago. I love that you walk out of the door and you're in the center of the city. And the junior size Olympic swimming pool is to die for!
- InterContinental ChicagoSep 20, 2013
Perfect location to everything. Minutes from Navy Pier, CTA, Millennium Park, and more. We got upgraded because it was my birthday and anniversary. Rooms were really small and not the best decor. It was cheap and we were never in the room. Lobby was really nice.
- InterContinental ChicagoNov 21, 2013
A beautiful hotel perfectly situated on Magnificent Mile, allowing you easy access to the Art Institute, shopping and Navy Pier. Also, it is in a way, a piece of art itself. It was built in the 20's as an athletic club but closed it's doors after the Great Depression. When it was reopened as this hotel, they preserved all the details and elegant touches from the 20's. A beautiful hotel with impeccable service.
- InterContinental ChicagoJul 04, 2012
This is definitely one of my favorite hotels in Chicago. Lobby is beautiful and the staff will do everything they can to help. I had to leave the car out front on Michigan Avenue for an hour to wait for a friend, and they were accommodating. Also, there is a Starbucks adjacent to the lobby which was extremely convenient for me, and after you get your morning coffee you can take it right out the front door onto Chicago’s Magnificent Mile. The fitness center is three floors, and features a big pool with architectural design that I have never seen before. There are wrought iron light fixtures and a big terra cotta fountain. The walls are decorated with Spanish Majolica tiles and fish scale glass windows. Also, in the 1930’s “Tarzan” or Johnny Weissmuller got his start training for the Olympics in this pool. The rooms are spacious and bright, and the suite had a nice Jacuzzi tub. This is a fabulous hotel, and one of Chicago’s great landmarks.
- InterContinental ChicagoJul 04, 2012
I got to experience two of the InterContinental's most remarkable features back to back: the stunningly ornate junior Olympic sized pool and service so fast and accommodating that a security guard brought me a new key as I stood with wet hair by my door for less than 5 minutes. When you push the "Need anything?" button on the phones distributed throughout the hotel (even in the pool locker room!) they take the calls very seriously. Someone brought a toothbrush to my room faster than I could walk in the bathroom and notice they provide dental care kits (along with shaving kits) to all guests, not just the forgetful ones. The room was inviting and plush, too, with iconic Chitown views from the "historic tower" portion of the hotel including the Wrigley building. I tried the wine, cheese and chocolate bar Eno and once again, the service stood out. The "bartender" sommelier was extremely knowledgeable about wine without coming off as snooty, and when I wasn't thrilled with my Pinot Noir flight, he immediately took it off my bill and brought me a non-pinot in the pinot style that I loved so much I took a bottle back to the room, at a very affordable ($26) price point. When I was lazily backstroking through the pool (a last vestige of the building's 1929 origin as the Medinah Athletic Club) I thought how great it would be if one vacationing partner wanted to shop the Mag Mile and the other wanted to work out. The heated (but not too heated) pool was so huge that the three kids doing canonballs on the other side of the room didn't even make a wave in my lap lane. Besides the pool, there's a three workout room gym with both free weights and weight machines.
- InterContinental ChicagoMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 1Jul 04, 2012
Amazing location. Amazing rooms. Comfortable beds and best of all...THE HISTORIC INDOOR POOL. I fell in love with this hotel and everything about it. If you are in town for business or pleasure, I highly recommend. Everything is within walking distance or a short cab ride away!Recommended for:Business Travelers
Dining options include the Michael Jordan Steakhouse at lunch and dinner; Eno, a wine chocolate and cheese bar and the Continental breakfast restaurant. Room service is offered.
The InterContinental has 790 rooms in total with city and lake views, including 71 suites, 23 business class rooms and one two story, four bathroom presidential suite. Rooms have safes, minibars, flat panel televisions and iPod docks, along with robes, slippers and weekday newspaper delivery. Room rate includes use of a large modern gym and ornate junior Olympic sized swimming pool, sauna and steamroom. Dry cleaning and laundry service are available, as is a 24 hour business center.
Notifications and Fees:
- Children 18 and under incur no extra charges when staying with parents in their rooms. Daily rate for high speed internet is free with a higher bandwidth upgrade available for an additional fee. Parking fees are valet $55 with in and out privileges. Pets of up to 25 pounds are permitted with a required $50 cleaning fee and $50 additional deposit.
Very Good!2406 reviews across the web.
- Guests recommend this hotel for a romantic getaway.
- Guests recommend this hotel for business travelers.
- Location96% liked the proximity to shopping.
- Hotel86% thought it was clean.
- GroundsNice grounds. 85% of the guests liked it.
- Service85% found the staff to be very friendly.
- Food79% found the breakfast to be wonderful.
- Hotel BuildingFor only 57%, the facilities were new enough.