I wasn't sure what I would find, being that this hotel had the best rates by far for a 3 night stay.
The hotel is quite old, and I'm sure there's a lot of history... and there are many coats of paint from many years of use (my room must of been freshly painted)
Thankfully, they gave me a room on the top floor of the North tower - so it was mostly quiet except for other loud patrons and the usual slamming of doors.
Traveller from Seattle
Built in 1893, this downtown Chicago hotel offers a convenient location across from Grant Park and close to Lake Michigan.More
I celebrated my wife's birthday with an impromptu stay overnight this past Saturday. Although the weather was horrible it did not ruin our time. I told them it was my wife's birthday and they were able to get us into an amazing room overlooking the Millennium Park. Right before we left a dessert was brought to the room wishing my wife a Happy Birthday. On Sunday she got a massage and the beautiful spa they have on location. I highly recommend this hotel and will be going back soon.
The 45-story Fairmont Chicago hotel is adjacent to Millennium Park, a half-block from Michigan Avenue, and 3 blocks from Lake …More
Absolutely loved this hotel. Central to everything we wanted to see, and directly across the street from Millenium Park. The staff was wonderful! Comfortable beds, although somewhat small...full size. The rooms were a bit small, but that is often the case in historic buildings, and accommodated my family of four comfortably. Someplace to place clothes is definitely needed, as we stayed for 6 days and didn't like living out of the suitcases. (No dresser, armoire, storage type area.). The hotel itself is magnificent with beautiful architectural detail. The game room and restaurants were great. Service was beyond excellent...especially Jane at the front desk, and the room service gentleman who wrote a wonderful note to my son on his birthday, that was sent along with cookies and a couple of Cokes free of charge! The bellmen and doormen were also exceptional! Cannot say enough good things.
Traveller from New Orleans, La.
Located in The Loop, this luxury hotel is steps from Pritzker Pavilion, Millennium Park, and Chicago Cultural Center. Art …More
Locals call downtown Chicago “The Loop.” The famous Marshall Field’s, now a Macy’s, is on State Street. Cultural attractions include the Art Institute of Chicago, the Lyric Opera, and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Grant and Millennium parks are along the lakefront. Visitors can enjoy complimentary concerts (summer only) and the annual, two-week “Taste of Chicago” in June at Grant Park.