Sofitel Chicago Water Tower Hotel

20 East Chestnut Street, Chicago, United States, 60611  show map
 4 stars
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Sofitel Chicago Water Tower Hotel

Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

Parking

USD 71 per day

Luggage storage
24-hour

Late check-in

24-hour check-in

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

24-hour business center

Food/ Drinks

A la carte restaurant

Cafe

Dining room

Lobby bar

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness center

Spa and relaxation

Reflex massage

Spa lounge

Laundry

Self-service laundry

Editorial review:

There is definite European vibe to the touch of contemporary luxury offered by this swanky hotel in the heart of the Gold Coast. There are modern furnishings and fresh flowers arranged throughout the hotel, the suites are stunningly vivid and the rooms are airy, with amazing beds and with real character, there is great French dining to be had at Café des Architects, accommodating service, and offers great value for money for the discriminating business traveler.

Overview

Featuring a library and a ballroom, Sofitel Chicago Water Tower Hotel lies in an entertainment area of Chicago close to Willis Tower, Michigan Avenue and Navy Pier. Sofitel Chicago Water Tower Hotel has been welcoming guests to its modern rooms since 2002.

Set steps away from stunning beaches close to a river and parks. The property is set within 3 km distance from Chicago city center.

Within walking distance of Gold Coast district with a zoo, bars and restaurants.

Guests will find themselves a 20-minute walk from Millennium train station. The property is set 20 km from Midway airport.

Rooms

The charming hotel provides guests with 415 rooms including prestige one-bedroom corner triple room, prestige one-bedroom corner suite and junior triple room that offer a personal computer, a stereo system, pay TV, armchairs and a private toilet. Guests will admire views across Chicago's Gold Coast and Lake Michigan from the rooms. Some of the rooms feature beautiful décor and wooden furnishings.

Eat & Drink

There is a dining area for guests to enjoy their meal. Contemporary dishes are served in the outstanding restaurant on site. The café bar serves champagnes, cocktails and spirits. Guests can dine at Ing direct cafe and Tempo Cafe, about 50 meters away from the property.

Services

A gift shop, a cloakroom and a convenience store along with a conference room, a copier and secretarial services are also at guests' disposal.

Relax

A fitness centre and a gym are among the on-site facilities.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in public areas for free.

Guest Parking

public parking is possible on site at USD 71 per day.

Number of floors:   32.  Number of rooms:   415.

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Facilities

General

  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Parking on request
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour check-in
  • 24-hour reception
  • Late check-in
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • No pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Public areas with access for disabled
  • Wheelchair access
  • Luggage storage
  • Allergy-free rooms
  • Elevator
  • Currency exchange
  • ATM/Cash machine
  • Sundry/Convenience store
  • Souvenir shop
  • Bicycle storage
  • Eco friendly
  • Fireplace
  • Lobby
  • Multilingual staff

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center

Services

  • Paid valet parking
  • 24-hour room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Self-service laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Wedding services
  • Limousine service
  • Medical facilities service
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Shoe shine service
  • Newspaper service
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Cafe
  • Lobby bar

Meeting facilities

  • 24-hour business center
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Business services
  • Secretarial service
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs/ Baby cots

Leisure facilities

  • Leisure/ TV room
  • Spa center
  • Spa lounge
  • Reflex massage
  • Library

Room view

  • City view

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Individual air conditioning
  • Individual heating
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Living room
  • Dining room
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Terrace
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Shared bathroom
  • Separate tub and shower
  • Steam shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Slippers
  • Room toiletries

Bedroom

  • Premium bedding

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Hi-Fi
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Paid movies/Video
  • Voice mail
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-in

  • from  3 pm

Check-out

  • until  11 am

Children and extra beds

  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

Pets

  • Pets are allowed on request.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

20 East Chestnut Street, Chicago, United States, 60611

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City Center
  • Chicago
    1.4 mi
Airports
Train Stations
  • Millenium Station
    1.1 mi
  • Millennium Station
    1.1 mi
Underground stations
  • LaSalle "L" Station (Blue Line)
    1.6 mi
  • Bus stop
    400 ft
Restaurants
  • Cafe des Architectes (cuisine: French)
    100 ft
  • Pizano's Pizza & Pasta (cuisine: Italian)
    300 ft
Beaches
  • Oak Street Beach
    2100 ft
  • Ohio Street Beach
    4400 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of floors:
    32
  • Number of rooms:
    415

Rooms and availability

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        Size: 360 sq. feet
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                  Bed type: Double beds or Twin beds or Double bed
                  Size: 360 sq. feet
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                      Superior Top floor King Room
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                              How to reach hotel

                              hotel Sofitel Chicago Water Tower Hotel Chicago location
                              Show big map »

                              Hotel Address:

                              20 East Chestnut Street, Chicago, United States, 60611

                              Get directions
                              City Center
                              • Chicago
                                1.4 mi
                              Airports
                              Train Stations
                              • Millenium Station
                                1.1 mi
                              • Millennium Station
                                1.1 mi
                              Underground stations
                              • LaSalle "L" Station (Blue Line)
                                1.6 mi
                              • Bus stop
                                400 ft
                              Restaurants
                              • Cafe des Architectes (cuisine: French)
                                100 ft
                              • Pizano's Pizza & Pasta (cuisine: Italian)
                                300 ft
                              Beaches
                              • Oak Street Beach
                                2100 ft
                              • Ohio Street Beach
                                4400 ft
                              Hotel information
                              • Check-in:
                                from  3 pm
                              • Check-out:
                                until  11 am
                              • Number of floors:
                                32
                              • Number of rooms:
                                415

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                              • The Moody Church - 5000 ft
                                1635 North LaSalle, Chicago
                              • Millennium Park - 1.2 mi
                                201 E Randolph St, Chicago
                              • James R. Thompson Center - 1.0 mi
                                100 W. Randolph St., Chicago
                              • 333 West Wacker Drive - 5100 ft
                                333 W. Wacker Dr., Chicago
                              • Macy's on State Street - 1.0 mi
                                111 North State Street, Chicago

                              Near the hotel

                              • John Hancock Center / Observatory - 1000 ft
                                875 N Michigan Ave, Chicago
                              • Loyola University Museum of Art - 900 ft
                                820 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago
                              • Water Tower Place - 1000 ft
                                835 N. Michigan Avenue, Chicago
                              • Broadway Playhouse - 1200 ft
                                175 E. Chestnut Avenue, Chicago
                              • Fourth Presbyterian Church - 800 ft
                                126 East Chestnut St, Chicago
                              • Holy Name Cathedral - 1000 ft
                                735 North State St, Chicago
                              • The Newberry Library - 1000 ft
                                60 West Walton Street, Chicago

                              Restaurants nearby

                              • Cafe des Architectes - 100 ft

                                Address: 20 E Chestnut St
                                Phone: (312) 324-4063

                                76% likes this, based on 141 reviews
                                Cuisine: French
                                Price Range: USD 31 - USD 40

                              • Tempo Cafe - 200 ft

                                Address: 6 E Chestnut St
                                Phone: 312-943-4373

                                67% likes this, based on 260 reviews
                                Cuisine: American
                                Price Range: USD 2 - USD 21

                              • Ing direct cafe - 100 ft

                                Address: 21 East chestnut

                                74% likes this, based on 11 reviews

                              • Pizano's Pizza & Pasta - 300 ft

                                Address: 864 N State St
                                Phone: 312-751-1766

                                60% likes this, based on 363 reviews
                                Cuisine: Italian
                                Price Range: USD 23 - USD 32

                              • Sofitel Chicago Water Tower - 100 ft

                                Address: 20 East Chestnut St - Downtown
                                Phone: 312 324 4000

                                81% likes this, based on 53 reviews

                              Hotel information
                              • Check-in:
                                from  3 pm
                              • Check-out:
                                until  11 am
                              • Number of floors:
                                32
                              • Number of rooms:
                                415
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                              Sofitel Chicago Water Tower Reviews

                              Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Sofitel Chicago Water Tower

                              Average guest rating

                              8.6out of 10
                              Superb
                              Based on 100 reviews

                              Rating by category:

                              Location
                              9.6
                              Rooms
                              9.9
                              Service
                              9.4
                              Value
                              8.2

                              Guest reviews

                              • Older travelers
                                10.0

                                Comfortable accommodations and attractive room. The bathroom was very large. I told them it was our wedding anniversary and they provided complimentary chocolate strawberries and water

                                Did not provide a coffee maker and had to go to star bucks for coffee

                              • Older travelers
                                8.8

                                Very good location, very friendly and efficient (for the most part) staff. The restaurant and the bar had good food and a nice ambiance - busy, bustling, nice mix of locals and hotel guests. Functional room - with all of the necessities there.

                                Exterior design - the architect was Jean-Paul Viguier - is especially striking. The interior - with chrome and glass - is starting to look dated even thought it is less than 10 years old. Getting rid of the red carpet in the room and going to wooden floors might be a start in freshening things up. As is common with this type of hotel, the extras add up - $47 parking per night (not including tips for the valets), $9 internet.

                              • Older travelers
                                10.0

                                Beautiful hotel, great location, very comfortable.

                                Would have liked a coffee pot in the room or availability in the lobby.

                              • Single
                                7.4

                                The location is good and safe. The bed is comfortable.

                                Additional charge for internet connection. The phone charge for long distance calling within US is too high. The room cleaning service needs improvement, especially in replacing the consumed items.

                              • Single
                                10.0

                                The reception staff was especially considerate with my check in (early) and check out (late). It made for a more wonderful stay. The room was spacious, quiet, and had a great skyline view. The business center was easily accessible, and never a long wait. The hotel location is great, next to Michigan Ave and Rush St. It was perfect for my first trip to see Chicago, and I would love to stay here again.

                              • Couple
                                10.0

                                Great Hotel. Perfect Location. Wonderful staff and services.

                                Everything was great and more than expectation.

                              • Group of friends
                                8.2

                                Design.

                                Poor choice of meals in the restaurant.

                              • Older travelers
                                10.0

                                The Flowers were amazing and the outdoor seating

                              • Single
                                9.2

                                Front desk staff were amazingly helpful when I had a problem with my bank, I really apperciated their help. Location was perfect. View from the 30th floor was cool.

                              • Older travelers
                                9.2

                                our second stay at the water tower.as with our first stay the hotel check-in staff were very curtious and helpful,the room was spotless the room staff couldn't do enough for us.

                                the bar was pricey and the 18% put on everything ie.breakfast,room service etc.

                              • Couple
                                9.2

                                The decor of the lobby was beautiful. Fresh orchids in the room were a great touch. We received a free upgrade from a junior to an executive suite with a corner room with lots of windows and great city views. I only wish we could have stayed more than one night!

                                We went right after the blizzard and the trucks clearing snow kept beeping all night. (But the weather is not really the hotel's fault.)

                              • Older travelers
                                10.0

                                Great hotel, well located in mid town Chicago with good amenities and great beds.I would definitely recommend this hotel.

                              • Family with children
                                10.0

                                We enjoyed our stay at the Sofitel a lot.It is really a great place to stay because of its location and its nice and intimate atmosphere.Design of the interior and of the rooms is great,luxury but not flashy .Excellent service and very friendly staff.The restaurant is one of the best we experienced in Chicago with an interesting choice of courses .The breakfast is at a reasonable price and served at table thus avoiding the standardized and noisy buffets of most hotels nowadays. The Sofitel is definitely an excellent address in Chicago which I will highly recommend.

                                Lighting at the entrance of the hotel, a kind of turquoise which is more adapted to a swimming pool than a hotel .Drafts in the lobby and part of the restaurant which during winter time can be really chilly .

                              • Single
                                9.6

                                I liked the location, service and the spacious and clean rooms.

                                I did not like the limited breakfast.

                              • Family with children
                                10.0

                                Fantastic location, close to the Magnificent Mile and Water Tower. The building is strikingly modern.

                              How to reach hotel

                              hotel Sofitel Chicago Water Tower Hotel Chicago location
                              Show big map »

                              Hotel Address:

                              20 East Chestnut Street, Chicago, United States, 60611

                              Get directions
                              City Center
                              • Chicago
                                1.4 mi
                              Airports
                              Train Stations
                              • Millenium Station
                                1.1 mi
                              • Millennium Station
                                1.1 mi
                              Underground stations
                              • LaSalle "L" Station (Blue Line)
                                1.6 mi
                              • Bus stop
                                400 ft
                              Restaurants
                              • Cafe des Architectes (cuisine: French)
                                100 ft
                              • Pizano's Pizza & Pasta (cuisine: Italian)
                                300 ft
                              Beaches
                              • Oak Street Beach
                                2100 ft
                              • Ohio Street Beach
                                4400 ft
                              Hotel information
                              • Check-in:
                                from  3 pm
                              • Check-out:
                                until  11 am
                              • Number of floors:
                                32
                              • Number of rooms:
                                415