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Waldorf Astoria Chicago
Ranked #8 of 185 Hotels in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
london england
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16 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“It could not have been improved”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2012

I stayed here last month, and my god, it could not have been a more enjoyable 24hrs. I will definately return. First off, we book a top end room, but they upgraded us to a suite-SCORE. It was magnificent. Huge reception, bathroom, balcony to go out and have a sneaky cigarette...The bar is a MUST destination, even if you don't stay. The bartender(he did not want to be known as a mixologist, I would say mixmaster-diety)was fabulous. He made drinks by asking you what you liked, and created delicious boozy masterpieces-the work that went into them! We stayed for 3 rounds.

We had plans to go out some hot restaurant, but we looked at each other and said hmmm bottle of champagne, room service and enjoy the room....STAY at this hotel, it is utterly perfect.

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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2012

A married couple getaway... I've been waiting eagerly for my stay here and just got back and it was a wonderful place. This is one of the few hotels that actually looks as good as the pictures on its website on an everyday basis. Everything is clean, crisp and well maintained in the room and public areas.
I can't think of anything to say to improve here, it was everything I thought it would be and more. One of the best things about this hotel is not having to walk around with a pocketful of dollars and having to reach in and pass out dollars everytime a staff members talks to you or helps you.
The spa was incredible. While we didn't get any services, we just enjoyed the steam, sauna and whirlpool for a few hours before we left - so relaxing!
Great place and will definitely be back!

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2012

I stayed here on in Dec when it was Elysian my older sis came along and loved it . I stayed here again in April (now waldorf astoria ) and mother my mother was able to come along this time . We both loved it !!! Both times were perfection every aspect...... I gotta say this hotel is perfect. So many perks: the location, staff, spa, amenties, service, the no tipping policy and rooms are super luxurious. This is probably one of the nicest hotels in the country and definitely deserves to be #1 for Chicago.
Everything is top notch the finest sheets, towels, curtains everything is right down to the lighting. We had a very spacious suite . We tried the Balsan restaurant bistor for dinner and was impressed ... treat yourself and stay at this property !! Definitely will be back

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled on business
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2012

I stayed there during the week on business. The staff and service was perfect. I did eat at the restaurant at the hotel and the food was very good. I would have liked a broader selection to choose from. It is a great hotel with all the comfort and home and then some. :-)

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2012

We stayed because of the Tripadvisor #1 rating and were happy we did. The room was lovely and they thought of everything. While looking for the ice bucket I found the fabulous freezer drawer full of ice. The bathroom had a TV in the mirror. I will stay again.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Waldorf Astoria Chicago

Property: Waldorf Astoria Chicago
Address: 11 East Walton, Chicago, IL 60611-1412 (Formerly Elysian Hotel Chicago)
Region: United States > Illinois > Chicago > Gold Coast , Near North Side
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 185 Hotels in Chicago
Price range (per night): ₹ 22,944 - ₹ 39,255
Hotel Class:5 star — Waldorf Astoria Chicago 5*
Number of rooms: 215
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The AAA Five-Diamond Waldorf Astoria Chicago(formerly The Elysian Hotel)is located in the heart of the prestigious Gold Coast neighborhood amognst the Magnificent Mile and Oak Street famed restaurants, retailers and lakefront. The award-winning 188-room hotel through innovative services and technologies, creates a new experience in luxury – energetic and fashion forward, warm and welcoming, and fresh and engaging. Amenities include a 14,000 square-foot spa & health club; 4,500 square feet of private event space; European-inspired bistro, Balsan; haute bar Bernard's. ... more   less 
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