We spent 3 nights at the Waldorf, which we chose on based on the reviews here. This was easily the best hotel we've ever stayed at. We had booked a Waldorf King Suite, but upon check in were upgraded to a Gold Coast Suite. I'm not sure why, maybe because we're HIlton Honours members, but whatever the reason we weren't complaining. The room was phenomenal. It was 1200 sq. ft. and really was more like an apartment than a hotel room. We had a lovely bedroom, big bathroom with tv in mirror, and a living area complete with desk, table, lounge chairs, sofa, fireplace, and bar. Oh yah, and a powder room. There was a balcony, but we didn't use it as it wasn't very warm. The hotel location was great, just a block or two from the magnificent mile.
Our package included a $70 credit towards breakfast, and another $50 credit per night towards food or spa services. The $70 didn't quite cover breakfast for two (with eggs, juice, coffee etc.), but pretty close. With all of those credits it made the hotel terrific value compared to other hotels in the area.
The service was the best we have ever received. Anything we needed was brought to us within minutes. We used the car service once. It wasn't always available when we needed, but that was fine, as we were always quick to get a cab.
We never made it to the gym or spa, as we were busy during the day, but I'm sure they were both fabulous.
My only complaint is that we couldn't have stayed longer. We so enjoyed Chicago and this hotel, that we are eager to bring our kids back for a visit. We would highly recommend this hotel to anyone. There was nothing not to love.
- 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 215 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; 7,500 square feet of private event space; Bernard's Bar & Restaurant. ... more less
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