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theWit Chicago - a DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel

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theWit is intelligently renewing one of the original "It" locations on the corner of State (the great) Street and Lake. Its history is rich with artists, theatre people, journalists and musicians as it is nestled between the theatre district and the river. Blending the amenities of a resort with the flair of a boutique hotel, theWit has brought a new energy and vitality to the downtown Chicago Loop. Striking design, unparalleled comfort, and remarkable services create a dramatic sensory experience. This is a destination for anyone who gets "It" or at least wants to.
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339Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
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Downtown / The Loop
Often visitors' first stop in Chicago, The Loop is a good starting point to sample the city's energy and flavor. This central business district boasts Michelin-rated restaurants, upscale hotels, premier shopping, and enough arresting architecture to keep your camera busy for hours. You won’t find too many photo galleries of downtown Chicago without a shot of Millennium Park and Cloud Gate (“The Bean”), one of the most iconic landmarks in the city. A stunning skyline coupled with cultural attractions like the Art Institute of Chicago present a Downtown where work and play peacefully coexist.
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Simply, with all the choices in Chicago, I needed a convenient location near everything but not overwhelmed due to St. Patrick's Day weekend "stuff". The Wit was perfect. Great staff, easy check in, quiet room (great corner room!), and location that made getting anywhere easy.
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I was here for a conference, so stayed five nights. The location is excellent, right in the heart of all the hotels, one EL stop outside the door; the blue line to O'Hare just two blocks away. Rooms were extremely spacious and very well-maintained. Comfy bed; nice shower but
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Response from theWitHotelManager, Front Office Manager at theWit Chicago - a DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel
Responded 23 Jan 2019
Dear ProfessorEnglish, Thank you for our review! I am thrilled that you had such an enjoyable stay with us. The team is very happy to know that they have made such an impact on your stay. We hope to see you again on your next visit to Chicago. Greg Fregoso Front Office Manager
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One block from Chicago Theater. Next to but not too close to L stations that serve all lines. Right-sized lobby, efficient check-in; good, quick breakfast. Clean. Easy-going, professional staff. Would stay again in a second.
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Response from theWitHotelManager, Front Office Manager at theWit Chicago - a DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel
Responded 4 days ago
Dear Scenic06149701264, Thank you for our review! I am thrilled that you had such an enjoyable stay with us. We hope to see you again on your next visit to Chicago. Greg Fregoso Front Office Manager
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Me and my girlfriend were in town for the Gary Clark Jr. concert. We stayed at theWit and was impressed from the beginning to checkout. We were on the 17th floor in a corner room. This was one of the best rooms, we ever stayed in. The view is worth every penny. The best part
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Response from theWitHotelManager, Front Office Manager at theWit Chicago - a DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel
Responded 4 days ago
Dear Coach_Cunningham, Thank you for our review! I am thrilled that you had such an enjoyable stay with us. We hope to see you again on your next visit to Chicago. Greg Fregoso Front Office Manager
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I decided to stay at the Wit because of its location, a short walk to the theatre next door. My room was on the 23rd floor with a view of the lake and Millennium Park ( best view ever from a Chicago Hotel). The Wit is close to restaurants and walking distance to Walgreens (very
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Response from theWitHotelManager, Front Office Manager at theWit Chicago - a DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel
Responded 4 days ago
Dear Saharablue45, Thank you for our review! I am thrilled that you had such an enjoyable stay with us. We hope to see you again on your next visit to Chicago. Greg Fregoso Front Office Manager
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Hi, the rooms are very quiet... I was on the side where the train goes by and I didn't hear a thing.
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Is the Rooftop open year round?
There is an indoor and outdoor section. Indoor rooftop open year round BUT note that it is frequently closed for private parties and special occasions.
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They do not have a shuttle, but we took the train and I would do it again! It is a great alternative to get from Chicago O’Hare’s airport to downtown Chicago. You can walk right from the airport terminal (you don’t even have to go outside) to the the train station. If you have Apple Pay on your phone-you can even just click on that and pay right as you enter. No need to figure out how to buy a ticket or which one. Just go straight to the turnstiles and hold your phone over the reader. Super easy. It is $5.00 ow. It takes about 40 mins-but that is always the same-even during rush hours (which I hear can then take you up to 90 mins to get in the city then). I would highly recommend this-even with luggage. You can just use the handicapped exits if you have bigger suitcases. No problem!
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Do all rooms come with a view of downtown? Thanks
Yes, but depending on the floor and the side you may just get a “basic” view versus more of a “skyline” view if that makes sense. We stayed on the 11th floor but I believe the rooms start on the 4th floor.
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Hello Sean, Please apologize in the delay in my reply! For Hilton Honors Gold Members the daily breakfast coverage is $15.50 for up to two guests, as breakfast is served a la carte in our lobby restaurant State and Lake Chicago Tavern. Gold Members do have to choose between either receiving an additional 1000 points for their stay or the breakfast option, so if you decide you are not able to do the breakfast with us we are happy to honor the points options instead. While we do not have preferred rooms, we do our best to offer the complimentary one-tier upgrade for our Diamond and Gold members when we have the availability. If you were booked into one of our Classic King Rooms, the complimentary one-tier upgrade would be to one of our King Spa Rooms, which still has a single king bed but is a guaranteed corner room and comes with one of our soaker tubs! I know this is a bit late but I hope it helps for future stays! Please also feel free to reach out to our concierge team if you have additional questions about the property! Thank you for staying with us and have a great day, Eric Loughlin Guest Relations Manager
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"Download the Hilton app to pick your room the day before checkin"
"Go for rooms away from the El, especially on the SouthEast."
"If offered an upgrade after booking, take advantage of it!! Worth the $$$$"
"We had an upper floor facing State St."
"away from the train rail!"
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PRICE RANGE
US$ 166 - US$ 436 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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thewit hotel chicago
LOCATION
United StatesIllinoisChicagoCentralDowntown / The LoopTheater District
NUMBER OF ROOMS
298
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