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theWit - A DoubleTree by Hilton
Ranked #39 of 191 Hotels in Chicago
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Reviewed 6 July 2012

My husband and I just recently stayed at theWit and we were very impressed by the level of finishes in this hotel by Hilton... very impressive and very trendy... as my husband so cleverly stated, it had a "witty design". Fortunately, being an interior designer, I fully appreciated the details of this hotel. From the birds chirping in the hallway to the sleek bathroom fixtures and the plush velour sofa, everything in this hotel gives that upscale, trendy vibe that some of us crave when visiting a big city such as Chicago. There were a few nuances to the hotel that just weren't perfect, but here I am really nit picking for review sake... the bathroom doors were a bit difficult to maneuver, the hotel lacks a pool (it was 100 degrees outside during our trip and we desperately required a pool, so for some this may not apply), and the roof bar is very popular and was tricky to get a good seat... but overall, worth a visit to this well designed hotel!

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Management response:Responded 7 July 2012

Thrilled that so many details of theWit experience are appreciated. From design to comfort to location to service, our priorities are multiple, and we look to earn such acknowledgement EVERY day... And, yes, witty is an important part of the mix!

The record Chicago summer heat thus far this summer has been incredible. Visiting Spa @theWit, enjoying State and Lake Chicago Tavern, renting SCREEN for a movie or event, and our new retractable roof @ ROOF (which now provides temperature control any time of year on the entire patio area as well as in- doors) have offered many great options for guests and locals trying to "beat the heat."

Thank you,

Mark Shouger
General Manager

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Reviewed 5 July 2012

My husband and I spent a night at theWit for his 60th birthday. We greatly enjoyed the hotel, and the location can't be beat, especially if you want to be in the theater district. Staff was very friendly and the hotel was incredibly clean. We will definitely stay at this hotel again.

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Management response:Responded 6 July 2012

Thanks for the kind words and assessment of your Wit Experience.

We will eagerly await repeat visit(s).

We will certainly share reviews with our team!

Sincerely,

Mark Shouger
General Manager

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Reviewed 5 July 2012

Sometimes location isn't everything. the Wit has location, location, location, but it lacks many other things. We visited in late June for a wedding weekend.
Located in the theater district, very close to Millennium Park, the Wit is near great theaters, restaurants and the other cultural attractions for which Chicago is known.
the Wit itself has a great rooftop bar, unfortunately, it is so popular it seems that you cannot get up to it in the evening without waiting in very long lines. (Even if the hotel has not rented it out for a private party or two.)
That is part of the problem. While the staff is very friendly, the hotel is a cold place (unless, as was the case with our room, it was too hot, then too cold, then too hot again).(Housekeeping tried but never really got he problem fixed.)
While on the subject of the room itself, it has to be mentioned that, if you are not quite strong of arm and fingers, the bathroom door (on a track rather than hinged) is quite heavy. On the outside there is a 'grab bar' type handle which helps, but from the inside, there is but a small indentation instead. If you are a woman with nice, newly polished nails – good luck emerging without damaging them.
On a positive note, the exercise room was clean and well set up. And again, it is not the people,it's the place.
For the cost of a night's stay at this Hilton/Double Tree property, you have a right to expect better.
Much better.

Room Tip: Perhaps another Loop hotel.
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  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Management response:Responded 5 July 2012

Thank you for the business and feedback- both are greatly appreciated.

Hotel guests always get priority access to ROOF for up to four occupant guests in the room.

Fortunately, as a new build just a short time ago HVAC issues are infrequent. Should any in-room need occur, maintenance, cleaning and of course guest service team members are avaialble around the clock for any needs.

We are appreciative of all critiques.

-Mark Shouger
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Reviewed 3 July 2012

It's a great location right in the heart of downtown but the room was very quiet. Upscale. Even with wedding parties it was quiet in the halls b/c of the rooftop bar most of the partying was going on up there. The spa was fantastic as well. And the restaurant is solid. I highly recommend it. No pool is the only thing. I didn't care.

Room Tip: Ask for a river view room on the corner. there are more of them usually available.
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  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled as a couple
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GeneralManager201, Guest Relations Manager at theWit - A DoubleTree by Hilton, responded to this reviewResponded 21 January 2015

Dear Rafer M,

Thank you for sharing your experience at theWit Hotel! We hope to see you back soon. Have a marvelous afternoon!

At your Service,

theWit Guest Relations Team

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Reviewed 28 June 2012 via mobile

Never having been to Chicago I was looking for a hotel in a central location. This hotel is right next to the Chicago Theatre where you can pick up the Chicago Trolley Co. double decker busses for a hop on hop off tour of the city. The staff at the hotel was very helpful in suggesting where to go and where to eat. I highly recommend it.

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Additional Information about theWit - A DoubleTree by Hilton

Address: 201 N State St, Chicago, IL 60601-2402
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Region: United States > Illinois > Chicago > Downtown / The Loop
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#13 Spa Hotel in Chicago
#23 Green Hotel in Chicago
#29 Luxury Hotel in Chicago
#31 Romantic Hotel in Chicago
#32 Business Hotel in Chicago
Price Range: ₹ 9,423 - ₹ 26,346 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — theWit - A DoubleTree by Hilton 4.5*
Number of rooms: 298
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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. ... more   less 
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