Hard Rock Hotel Chicago

230 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, 60610, United States
(4 star hotel)
#61
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in Chicago
Great (4.0 out of 5.0) 2 reviews
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Fun, Interestingly-decorated hotel.

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on October 26, 2008

I stayed at the Hard Rock over a long weekend in August; half for work and half for fun. The hotel is located in the beautiful and historical Carbide & Carbon building (a wonderful example of art deco architecture). I was put into one of the mid-level floors and had an interesting view of Michigan Avenue and the river.

The hotel rooms are decorated in variations of gray and black. True to its rock roots, the room had a large etching of the Beatles inside. My room was more spacious than I thought it was going to be (as hotel rooms in large cities can tend to be on the smaller side). It was actually quite large and had a great work space (read: large desk with comfy chair). I really enjoyed the room but had one complaint. The entire hotel was kind of dimly lit. Sure, this inspires a certain ambience that a certain demographic would enjoy at a certain hour (I'm not saying I didn't enjoy the lighting when I came in late after some drinks), but when I wanted to read or get ready, it was a bit difficult.

I tried out the room service for breakfast and dinner. The breakfast was quite good; I had the continental platter with all the standard American breakfast fare. For dinner, I had a chicken quesadilla, which was a bit too loaded up for my taste. On top of the chicken, it contained fajita veggies, cheese, guacamole and sour cream. Not exactly what I had imagined, but it was still tasty.

The concierge at the hotel was very helpful in finding me places to eat while I was in town. He recommended two dinners (Japonais and Vermilion) and a brunch (Bongo Room). All the meals were delicious and I received great service at each. I received a free dessert at Vermilion compliments of the hotel. Definitely a nice perk.

Unique Quality: It's located in a very historic landmark building, so it's hard to miss. I'm sure you can request a room with a great view.
If you comparison shop, such as on Onetime.com, you can see that this hotel is very well-priced for its location.

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Bored of the 'W's??

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on May 31, 2004

Got a good hotel budget & bored of the W? (Not sure how you can be!). This is another contemporary option which is fantastically located right on Wacker & Michigan. Think it has only opened recently & certainly the room was in good repair with those funky pillows, nice wood & as you might expect a great entertainment system to boot. The bar is cool downstairs, staff are all major enthuiastic and although it is pricey for almost everything (two drinks - $20) I actually managed to get a really good rate of $139 over Memorial Weekend!

Unique Quality: Unique in the fantastic stereo that adorns event the most basic of rooms (i.e. mine) and in where else do you have a picture of Paul McCartney wacthing you pee?

Directions: On Wacker and Michigan. If you approach from West then go straight when Wacker bends around to the left after State. (BTW there are plenty of places to Self-Park in the loop if you want to save 10-15 bucks)

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Address: 230 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, 60610, United States

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Amenities at Hard Rock Hotel Chicago

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  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Center
  • Business Services
  • Pets Allowed
  • Bar / Lounge

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