The Ritz-Carlton Chicago (A Four Seasons Hotel)  5 stars

160 East Pearson Street Water Tower Place, Chicago, United States, 60611-2308  show mapSave
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Editorial review:

A five star hotel located within the Water Tower Palace, offers everything one expects from a Ritz: superb service (score tickets for a Oprah show with a few weeks notice from the concierge), gourmet dinning and classically decorated and spacious rooms, some of which offer stunning Mag Mile views.

Verified Reviews:

  • $40 plus per night parking - Bed was extremely comfortable - 2 bathrooms were tiny
  • Bathroom was fabulous with marble floors - Room service was superb - Wonderful comfy robes
  • Attached to the water tower shopping - Comfortable bed - Had a view of the lake - Great sheets
  • There was no coffee-maker - Lobby is spectacular - Rooms were large and luxurious
  • Concierge was excellent - Staff was professional - Breakfast buffet in the dining room is incredible

Overview

The stylish 5-star Ritz-Carlton Chicago (A Four Seasons Hotel) is set in Gold Coast district and offers large guestrooms with views over the city. Since 1977, it has been a prominent hotel in the heart of Chicago.

Excellent location in Chicago close to Chicago-Red underground station. A short distance to a metro station enables you to see Lookingglass Theatre Company, John Hancock Center / Observatory and Water Tower Place in no time.

The hotel is placed next to cafés, shopping centers. On-site a lap pool, indoor heated pool and a library are available as well.

5 minutes' drive from Merrill C Meigs (closed) airport and 15 minutes' walk to Millenium train station.

Rooms

The hotel offers 430 rooms featuring air conditioning, a flat-screen TV and a sofa as well as spacious bathrooms with a bathtub, a shower and free toiletries. Most rooms offer stunning views, overlooking Lake Michigan.

Eat

An award-winning breakfast is served at the lobby. French dishes are served in the casual restaurant. Guests can relax in the lounge bar serving complimentary drinks.

A full breakfast is served and charges are applicable. 

Work

Guests can take advantage of a business center, internet access as well as 24-hour reception, concierge service and room service provided on-site.

Relax

For workouts the fitness center provides a gym, weights and fitness classes.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in public areas and is free of charge

Guest Parking

Private hotel parking is possible on site and the rate is USD 48 per day.

Year renovated   2010.  Number of floors   15.  Number of rooms   434.

Distance to:

  • City Center Chicago - 1.4 mi
  • Airport: Midway (MDW) - 10.3 mi, Chicago O'hare International (ORD) - 15.5 mi
  • Train Station: Millenium Station - 5000 ft, Ogilvie Transportation Center - 1.4 mi
  • Underground station: LaSalle "L" Station (Blue Line) - 1.6 mi, LaSalle \"L\" Station (Blue Line) - 1.6 mi
  • Bus stop - 400 ft
  • Restaurants: The Signature Room at the 95th (Food: American, Dessert, Bar) - 400 ft, The Cheesecake Factory (Food: American, Dessert, International) - 500 ft
  • Beaches: Oak Street Beach - 2000 ft, Ohio Street Beach - 3200 ft
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Children and extra beds
  • All children under the age of 18 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • Older children/adults may stay at the price of USD 40 per night/person for extra beds. 
  • One child under the age of 2 may stay for free. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
Pets

Pets are allowed on request

Facilities

General
  • Parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • Car rental
  • Currency exchange
  • Pets allowed
  • Elevator
  • Concierge desk
  • Storage space
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Front desk
  • VIP room facilities
  • Newspapers/magazines
  • Tour desk
  • Designated smoking area
Activities
  • Spa & wellness center
Services
  • Shops/Commercial Services
  • Laundry
  • Ticket service
Dining facilities
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • In-room breakfast
Business facilities
  • Wi-Fi Internet
Meeting facilities
  • Meeting room
  • Conference facilities
Children's facilities
  • Video games
Facilities for people with disabilities
  • Rooms/facilities for people with disabilities
  • Grab bars in bathroom
Leisure and relaxation facilities
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Sauna
  • Fitness center
  • Exercise gym
  • Bicycle rentals
Room view
  • City view
  • Lake view
  • Street view
Room facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Room service
  • Heating
  • Tea and Coffee Facilities
  • Cable TV
  • Satellite TV
  • Ironing facilities
  • LCD TV
  • Voice mail
  • Bathtub
  • Pay TV
  • Work desk
  • Hair dryer
  • AM/FM alarm clock
  • Telephone
  • Mini bar
  • Radio
  • Refrigerator
  • Toilet
  • Bathrobe
  • Sitting area
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • Full-frame window
  • Mirror
  • Dressing area
  • Slippers

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The Ritz-Carlton Chicago (A Four Seasons Hotel) Standard Room
The Ritz-Carlton Chicago (A Four Seasons Hotel) Standard Room
The Ritz-Carlton Chicago (A Four Seasons Hotel) Standard Room
Bed type: King Size Bed or Double Beds or Double Bed
Size: 410 sq. feet

Elegant room has a sleeping zone, work area and convenient bathroom.

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    Executive Suite
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    The Ritz-Carlton Chicago (A Four Seasons Hotel) Executive Suite
    The Ritz-Carlton Chicago (A Four Seasons Hotel) Executive Suite
    The Ritz-Carlton Chicago (A Four Seasons Hotel) Executive Suite
    The Ritz-Carlton Chicago (A Four Seasons Hotel) Executive Suite
    Bed type: King Size Bed or Double Beds or Double Bed
    Size: 560 sq. feet

    This room with contemporary interior includes a bedroom and a comfy living room. Bathroom has all modern amenities.

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      Grand Executive Suite
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      The Ritz-Carlton Chicago (A Four Seasons Hotel) Grand Executive Suite
      The Ritz-Carlton Chicago (A Four Seasons Hotel) Grand Executive Suite
      The Ritz-Carlton Chicago (A Four Seasons Hotel) Grand Executive Suite
      Bed type: King Size Bed or Double Beds or Double Bed
      Size: 560 sq. feet

      Spacious room includes bedroom and living room.

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        Michigan Avenue Suite
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        The Ritz-Carlton Chicago (A Four Seasons Hotel) Michigan Avenue Suite
        The Ritz-Carlton Chicago (A Four Seasons Hotel) Michigan Avenue Suite
        The Ritz-Carlton Chicago (A Four Seasons Hotel) Michigan Avenue Suite
        Bed type: King Size Bed or Double Bed
        Size: 1005 sq. feet

        Elegant room with large windows comprises a bedroom, a living room and two bathrooms.

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          Deluxe Suite
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          The Ritz-Carlton Chicago (A Four Seasons Hotel) Deluxe Suite
          Bed type: King Size Bed
          Size: 1005 sq. feet

          Large room has a bedroom, a living room with dining area and a modern bathroom.

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            Presidential Suite
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            The Ritz-Carlton Chicago (A Four Seasons Hotel) Presidential Suite
            The Ritz-Carlton Chicago (A Four Seasons Hotel) Presidential Suite
            The Ritz-Carlton Chicago (A Four Seasons Hotel) Presidential Suite
            The Ritz-Carlton Chicago (A Four Seasons Hotel) Presidential Suite
            The Ritz-Carlton Chicago (A Four Seasons Hotel) Presidential Suite
            Size: 2900 sq. feet

            Luxurious room has a lounge, dining area, powder room and three bathrooms.

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              Ambassador Suite
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              The Ritz-Carlton Chicago (A Four Seasons Hotel) Ambassador Suite
              Bed type: King Size Bed
              Size: 1415 sq. feet

              Charming Suite includes large living room, dining area and full kitchen.

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                Grand Michigan Avenue Suite
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                The Ritz-Carlton Chicago (A Four Seasons Hotel) Grand Michigan Avenue Suite
                The Ritz-Carlton Chicago (A Four Seasons Hotel) Grand Michigan Avenue Suite
                The Ritz-Carlton Chicago (A Four Seasons Hotel) Grand Michigan Avenue Suite
                Bed type: King Size Bed or Double Bed
                Size: 1005 sq. feet

                Elegant room has a bedroom and a living room with sofa and armchairs. Bathroom includes all modern conveniences.

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                  The Ritz-Carlton Chicago (A Four Seasons Hotel) LocationWhat's nearby

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                  What's nearby

                  Tourist attractions
                  Places of interest
                  • Time Life Building
                    2000 ft
                  Shopping areas
                  Museums
                  • City Gallery in the Historic Water Tower
                    400 ft
                  • Museum Shop of the Art Inst
                    400 ft
                  • Museum of Contemporary Art
                    400 ft
                  • Bethel Cultural Arts Center
                    1000 ft
                  • Terra Museum of American Art
                    1000 ft
                  • Arts Club of Chicago
                    1400 ft
                  • Mimi International
                    1400 ft
                  • 1700 ft
                  • Palette and Chisel Acad-Fine Art
                    2000 ft
                  Universities, Institutes
                  Medical care and Hospitals
                  Casinos
                  • Venetian Casino Resort
                    1000 ft
                  • Par-A-Dice Riverboat Casino
                    1000 ft

                  Local Attractions

                  • Millennium Park
                    1.1 mi
                    201 E Randolph St, Chicago
                  • Cloud Gate
                    1.0 mi
                    201 E. Randolph St., between Michigan Ave & Columbus Ave, Chicago
                  • Art Institute of Chicago
                    1.2 mi
                    111 S Michigan Ave, Chicago
                  • Navy Pier
                    1.0 mi
                    600 E Grand Ave, Chicago
                  • Michigan Avenue
                    1.1 mi
                    Chicago, IL 60656 ‎

                  Near the hotel

                  • John Hancock Center / Observatory
                    400 ft
                    875 N Michigan Ave, Chicago
                  • Water Tower Place
                    300 ft
                    835 N. Michigan Avenue, Chicago
                  • Lookingglass Theatre Company
                    300 ft
                    821 N. Michigan Ave, Chicago
                  • Broadway Playhouse
                    300 ft
                    175 E. Chestnut Avenue, Chicago
                  • Loyola University Museum of Art (LUMA)
                    500 ft
                    820 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago
                  • Fourth Presbyterian Church
                    600 ft
                    126 East Chestnut St, Chicago
                  • Museum of Contemporary Art
                    700 ft
                    220 East Chicago Ave., Chicago

                  Restaurants Nearby

                  • The Signature Room at the 95th

                    64% likes this, based on 875 reviews
                    Food: American, Dessert, Bar
                    Price Range: USD 16 - USD 151

                    400 ft
                    875 N Michigan Avenue

                    Phone: 312-787-9596

                  • The Cheesecake Factory

                    64% likes this, based on 748 reviews
                    Food: American, Dessert, International, Eclectic
                    Price Range: USD 23 - USD 32

                    500 ft
                    875 N Michigan Ave

                    Phone: (312) 337-1101

                  • The Cafe at the Ritz Carlton

                    80% likes this, based on 38 reviews
                    Food: American, French
                    Price Range: USD 31 - USD 80

                    100 ft
                    160 E Pearson St

                    Phone: (312) 573-5160

                  • Deca Restaurant and Bar

                    71% likes this, based on 89 reviews
                    Food: American
                    Price Range: USD 2 - USD 21

                    200 ft
                    The Ritz Carlton Hotel, 160 E Pearson St

                    Phone: (312) 573-5154

                  • Foodlife

                    73% likes this, based on 137 reviews
                    Food: American, Chinese, Mexican
                    Price Range: USD 3 - USD 22

                    200 ft
                    835 N.Michigan Ave.

                    Phone: (312) 335-3663

                  The Ritz-Carlton Chicago (A Four Seasons Hotel) Reviews

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                  Average guest rating

                  8.2
                  out of 10
                  Excellent
                  Based on 90 reviews

                  Rating by category:

                  Value
                  7.9
                  Dining
                  7.6
                  Rooms
                  8.3
                  Service
                  7.2
                  Location
                  9.6

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