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
  • 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 available

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

How to reach hotel

hotel Sofitel Chicago Water Tower Hotel Chicago location
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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

Sofitel Chicago Water Tower photos Room Superior Room
Superior Room
Bed type: Double beds or Twin beds or Double bed
Size: 360 sq. feet
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Modern room has a large work area and a contemporary bathroom.

Room facilities
    Sofitel Chicago Water Tower photos Room Luxury Room
    Luxury Room
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    Spacious and light room has luxurious furnishings. It offers a practical work desk and a contemporary bathroom.

    Sofitel Chicago Water Tower photos Room Junior Suite
    Junior Suite
    Bed type: King-size bed
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    • Air conditioning
    • Shower
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    Spacious room offers a work area, a sleeping area and a cozy sitting area. Bathroom has all modern amenities.

    Room facilities
      Sofitel Chicago Water Tower photos Room Prestige Suite
      Prestige Suite
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      Luxurious room has a bedroom and a living room with a sofa, armchairs and table. The bathroom has all modern amenities.

      How to reach hotel

      hotel Sofitel Chicago Water Tower Hotel Chicago location
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      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

      Sofitel Chicago Water Tower Location

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      What's nearby

      Tourist attractions

      Convention centers

      Sport related

      Shopping areas

      Monuments and Landmarks

      Museums

      • Museum Shop of the Art Inst - 700 ft
      • Mimi International - 700 ft
      • City Gallery in the Historic Water Tower - 1000 ft
      • Palette and Chisel Acad-Fine Art - 1000 ft
      • Bethel Cultural Arts Center - 1400 ft
      • Terra Museum of American Art - 1700 ft
      • Museum of Contemporary Art - 1700 ft

      Universities, Institutes

      Business areas

      Medical care and Hospitals

      • Northwestern Memorial Hospital - 2000 ft

      Casinos

      • Venetian Casino Resort - 1000 ft
      • Par-A-Dice Riverboat Casino - 2000 ft

      College Campuses

      Local attractions

      • 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