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- 98%Luxury Travelers
- 89%Nightlife Lovers
- 70%Art & Design Lovers
- 70%Business Travelers
- 60%Adventure Travelers
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- Raffaello ChicagoMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 2Jan 16, 2014
This hotel is a gem, through and through. It’s not the most spacious hotel around, but its size felt more quaint than restrictive. The luxurious lobby—with its high ceiling, marble floors, palm plants, and chandeliers—immediately exudes class. I found the staff to be quite helpful to boot.
Not only are the rooms comfortable, but they also come stocked with microwaves and electric shoe-buffers. What a nice touch, especially for business travelers who have to trek through the wet streets during winter. There’s a café next to the lobby if guests don’t want to head out, but there are tons of places to dine, shop, and drink in the vicinity. As an added bonus, the rooftop lounge (Drumbar) offers fantastic views of the city and upscale cocktails.Recommended for:
- Raffaello ChicagoMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 2Jan 14, 2014
You can't beat a hotel with a donut shop in the lobby, right?
From the expansive guest rooms to the public restrooms in the lobby, this place is impeccably designed and decorated. I loved the green and brown color scheme in the room which, on a cold day in January, felt warm and bright. The living area in the suite is huge--great for lounging around and watching TV before you head out for the day.
There's an Italian restaurant next door and a whiskey bar upstairs. Both look great and I was disappointed that I didn't have time to check them out.Recommended for:
- Raffaello ChicagoMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 6Jun 26, 2014
Location, amenities, and a killer bar—the Raffaello has it all. This place drips with luxury, from the grand red brick building to the marble lobby to the in-room personal shoeshine machines. And even though the hotel is located literally next door to the John Hancock Center and the Mag Mile, the truth is you don't even need to leave the building to get a taste of some of the best of Chicago—try some of the city's top doughnuts at the Glazed and Infused located right in the lobby, or head up to the 18th floor to Drumbar, consistently recognized as one of the best bars in Chicago.Recommended for:
- Raffaello ChicagoMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 8Oct 24, 2013
The Raffaello brings Glazed and Infused and drumBAR all in one building. If that's not enough of a selling point, I don't now what is?! But seriously, this hotel is absolutely gorgeous. From the marble floors to the large, hanging chandelier, the Raffaello screams luxury. Even the red brick exterior is beautiful. My favorite view was looking down on the lobby from the second floor balcony. There's a fitness center and spa on the second floor that looked like the ultimate relaxation station.
Gold duvets add an extra touch of opulence to the rooms, which offer great views of the Hancock Tower and a lot of closet space. The rooms themselves are very spacious and look very modern in their decor.
You must, MUST grab cocktails on the drumBAR rooftop or head down the street to the Hancock Tower's Signature Lounge.Recommended for:
- Raffaello ChicagoMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFirst to ReviewMay 27, 2013
This place is beautiful. The lobby is marble with a giant chandelier. The rooms are awesome. They have anything you could ever want in a room: A microwave, a Keurig, a programmable safe, modern furniture. The bathrooms are spacious. The fitness center is well-maintained, and packed with anything a fitness person could want, complete with a spa. There’s a bar, Drumbar, on the 18th floor with an outdoor patio that overlooks the downtown area. And they serve breakfast there with Glazed and Infused doughnuts (Glazed and Confused doughnuts are amazing – reason enough to stay here). The only problem anyone has ever had here, the Bellman told me, is that sometimes the elevators take a little while. It’s not a huge issue. I didn’t have a problem with it. They’re just not ideal if you’re being chased or have to go to the bathroom. But then just use the bathroom in the spa. This place is great.
Dining options at Raffaello Chicago include a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Room service is available during limited hours. Recreational amenities include a health club and a fitness facility. Spa amenities include
There are 160 guest rooms at Raffaello Hotel. Guest rooms are all accessible via exterior corridors. Beds come with triple sheeting, down comforters, and premium bedding. Refrigerators, microwaves, and minibars are offered. Bathrooms feature showers with handheld showerheads. They also offer makeup/shaving mirrors, designer toiletries, and bathrobes. Wireless and wired high speed Internet access is available for a surcharge; guestrooms also offer multi line phones, CD players, and voice mail. LCD televisions have first run movies and pay movies. Air conditioned rooms also include desks, blackout drapes/curtains, electronic/magnetic keys, and irons/ironing boards. Guests may request hypo allergenic bedding and wake up calls. Housekeeping is available. Cribs (infant beds) and rollaway beds are available on request. Guestrooms are all non smoking.
Notifications and Fees:
The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check in, or check out.
- Self parking: US$ 28 per day
- Valet parking: US$ 49 per day
- Deposit: US$ 1000 per stay
- Late check out: US$ 30
- Rollaway bed: US$ 25 per day
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.
- Business Center
- Fitness Center
- Room Service
- Data Ports
- TV In Room
- Hair Dryer
- Air Conditioning
- Electronic Room Keys
- In-House Bar
- Meeting Rooms
- Clothing Iron
- In-House Dining
- Wake Up Service
- Family Rooms
- Mini Bar In Room
- Valet Parking
Very Good!2418 reviews across the web.
- This is a wonderful boutique hotel, as guests say.
- Guests say the hotel is perfect for a romantic getaway.
- PriceExcellent value for money, said 96%.
- Location94% liked the proximity to shopping.
- Service87% found the staff to be very friendly.
- Hotel82% thought it was clean.
- RoomOnly 61% said rooms were big enough.
- Food61% were unsatisfied with the breakfast.