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“Nice building in Downtown Chicago” 4 of 5 bubbles
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InterContinental Chicago
Ranked #71 of 185 Hotels in Chicago
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Miami, Florida
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26 reviews
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“Nice building in Downtown Chicago”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2012

I believe it is an old building, its really good located, it is some blocks from the rivers and 6 blocks from the harbor, shops and nice restaurants around, if you want party there are blues bars few blocks in the windy city.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with family
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2012

Stayed here for a business conference, and the location is fabulous. We walked everywhere (conference locations were at two business schools in the area). Great shopping and across the street from the Purple Pig (fantastic small plates and wine bar).

The rooms are nice - standard features. WiFi charges are expensive ($18/day) and the pool was closed/under renovation. Apparently the pool is famous for having been in movie scenes but I didn't get to see it.

The fitness room also has a daily charge, so I didn't use it. But a colleague did, and she said it was fine, but it had no windows.

Reception staff was very nice at check-in. It is a very large hotel, but you don't see many people except while walking in and out of the hotel.

Great location, nice for business.

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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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InterContinental_CHI, Manager at InterContinental Chicago, responded to this review, 1 May 2012
Thank you for the 4 Star Review and wonderful feedback. Good news, the pool is now open and better than ever. We hope to see you soon!
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2012

My extended family and I spent a birthday celebratory weekend at the Intercontinental and it was wonderful. All members of the staff were eager to help and kind, the rooms were perfect for us, the property is in a great location, and the views from the room windows were entertainment themselves. And the pool - amazing!! No one wanted to leave. It was a fabulous weekend.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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InterContinental_CHI, Manager at InterContinental Chicago, responded to this review, 1 May 2012
Thank you for your feedback and 5 Star Review!
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2012 via mobile

Just spent there days there for a meeting. Great location and the front staff is very nice. But the physical structure is a big disappointment. Our room was tiny and felt long over due for a renovation. The bathrooms were old and small and industrial feeling.

We stayed on the side where the elevators go up to the 26th floor. There is another tower which goes higher and that side may be better. I would not stay here again unless I know they have renovated.

  • Stayed April 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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InterContinental_CHI, Manager at InterContinental Chicago, responded to this review, 1 May 2012
We appreciate your feedback and hope for an opportunity to discuss, with you, your most recent visit. Please message us your contact information so we can set up the best time to talk.
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2012

This property is register on the list of national historic places and gives you everything you expect from the Intercontinental brand and more! The "Old Tower" of the property was built in 1929 when is served as an exclusive health club for Chicago's elite of the day and maintains its original period design with only preservation and minor updates giving it a unique charm and character you won't find anywhere! Not to mention its fabulous location right in the heart of Chicago's "miracle mile". Don't miss the stadium pool on the 12th floor and the four beautiful lobbies connecting the 1st through 8th floors..

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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InterContinental_CHI, Manager at InterContinental Chicago, responded to this review, 24 April 2012
Thank you for the fantastic review, please be sure to take our audio tour next time you visit us. Our self-guided, 15 minute tour is available on an iPod, through the Conciege and will give you special insight into the unique history of our building.

We look forward to seeing you soon!
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Additional Information about InterContinental Chicago

Property: InterContinental Chicago
Address: 505 North Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611-3827
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Region: United States > Illinois > Chicago > Magnificent Mile , Near North Side
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#31 Green Hotel in Chicago
#44 Luxury Hotel in Chicago
#58 Romantic Hotel in Chicago
#64 Business Hotel in Chicago
#65 Family Hotel in Chicago
Price range (per night): ₹ 7,965 - ₹ 35,398
Hotel Class:4.5 star — InterContinental Chicago 4.5*
Number of rooms: 844
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
InterContinental Chicago is a lot like the city itself: historic but hip, refined but relaxed, cultured but comfortable. A member of Michigan Avenue s architectural elite since 1929, our hotel is within easy reach of Chicago s incomparable museums, stores, theatres and restaurants. Navy Pier, Shedd Aquarium and Oak Street Beach are minutes away. ... more   less 
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