Millennium Knickerbocker Hotel Chicago

163 East Walton Place, Chicago, Illinois, 60611-1527, United States
(4 star hotel)
#58 of 284 hotels in Chicago
Excellent (4.5 out of 5.0) 4 reviews
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Magnificent Mile hotel

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on February 1, 2015

In all my years living in and around Chicago, I've never had a reason to stay downtown in a hotel until this weekend. For my sister in law's 50th birthday, I took her downtown for Saturday night and while Hotwire and Priceline were tempting I found a good rate for the Millennium Knickerbocker on Travelzoo and decided not to chance getting a hotel I didn't like to save a few bucks. The Travelzoo deal was $85 with a $25 credit in The Martini Bar (which almost covered the cost of two martinis), I wanted two beds which made the rate $105

Unique Quality: The room was very modern and comfortable, quite large really since it had to be big enough for two queen beds. Check in and check out were both smooth.

The bathroom had a shower with a hand held wand and an overhead shower, it had instructions on the wall on how to use it.

Toiletries, soap, shampoo, conditioner, lotion. There's a hair dryer in the bathroom

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Great Old Hotel

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on January 18, 2014

This is a great old hotel just off the Magnificent Mile. It has recently (as of 2013) been highly renovated and refurbished. The lobby is lovely, rooms are nice, and prices very good. For significantly less than a standard, cramped room with two doubles at the Intercontinental, here one can get a whole wuite with sofa queen bed in the living room and separate bedroom with king bed. Moreover, the beds are wonderful, some of the most comfortable I've experienced (one can see my various tips on this, but the three other hotels which I can think of off the top of my head that had similarly comfortable beds were the Efe in Edirne, Turkey, the Piety Hill Cottages/Inn in Nevada City California, and the Marinem in Ankara, Turkey).

The price and sizes of rooms make this a great choice for those with kids and who want a nice hotel in a central location.

Staff are not only competent and efficient, but they are friendly and both the staff and overall feel of the hotel make it not only a lovely, grand place, but give it a comfortable, personal feel as well. This is currently our go-to place in Chicago.

Unique Quality: Great rooms and beds, great service. It has a good location, too, just off the Magnificent Mile.

Directions: River North area, just east of Michigan Ave.

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Better than the previous reviews

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on December 21, 2006

I was a bit apprehensive about staying at the Knickerbocker Hotel on a recent trip we made to Chicago. I had used Priceline to secure a room at a reasonable rate. When I tried to make a request in for a room that had double beds, the telephone reservationist was so accomodating until she found that I had used Priceline, she could not get me off the phone quickly enough and refused to note my request. I read many reviews that was less than favorable so I decided to take a "wait and see" attitude. Upon check in they had given us a room with a queen bed. We were offered a superior room upgrade to a room with double beds. The upgrade was not that much more then what we were paying so we took it.

This hotel is NOT geared to family traveling; it is more for the businessman, a couple traveling or for two gals in Chicago at Christmastime and are ready to shop!

The hotel is rated 4 stars, it is quite beautiful in the public areas but the rooms are in need of a definite face lift. The rooms were spotless but a bit shabby. I would rate this hotel 3 and a half stars at best. Our Priceline rate was well below the advertised rate even with the upgrade.

Unique Quality: The Martini Bar was awesome, a great place to have a nightcap after shopping all day. I was impressed as the bar had "Romana Della Notte" otherwise known as "Black Sambuca" a rare version of the clear Sambuca which has more of a bite to it.

Internet access to others who have no laptop is expensive ($5.00 for 15 minutes) but in this time you can check in and print out boarding passes if you have an upcoming flight. I do however, not recommend this facility for "sufing the net."

The hotel is just off Michigan Avenue so walking to the shops is easy. It is close to the Hancock Tower where you can go up and have a drink in their cocktail lounge or buy a bite to eat at the Italian deli at street level.

Directions: Corner of E. Walton and Michigan Avenue at the North end of the Magificent Mile.

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One of Oldest Hotels is One of the Best...

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on May 18, 2004

"It's one of those cities we feel we know a lot about because it has such a prominent place in the imaginative life of the twentieth century, whether because of Al Capone, Mayor Daley, or Michael Jordan" Salman Rushdie, January 1996

For the feel of elegance from another era, choose the Millennium Knickerbocker Hotel Chicago. The rooms are smaller than some of the more contemporary hotels; however, these rooms and suites are beautiful, intimate, and sophisticated. The success of this hotel is based on luxury and service.

There are 305 guestrooms, The Crystal Ballroom with its 28-foot-high gilded domed ceiling (palatial, indeed), the Martini Bar, and the NIX Restaurant.
From the moment the doorman opens the door, you know this is something special.
The hotel has a history that permeates the rooms.

The location is excellent and within walking distance of Chicago's finest shopping on Michigan Avenue.

Unique Quality: I would suggest asking for the Classic rooms, which are more spacious than the Deluxe rooms. And, they have just recently received a completely new decor, most with chinoiseries armoires. Some even have walk-in marble showers. They also have canopied beds and mini-bars. Of the 305 rooms in the hotel, 109 are Classic Rooms.

All rooms feature:

In-room movies, HBO
Hair dryers
Iron & Irnoning Boards
Terrycloth robes
complimentary newspapers

The Martini Bar is fantastic. They serve 44 different Martinis plus fine wines, beers, and other cocktails. There is nightly entertainment

The NIX Restaurant has American cuisine in a bistro setting.

This is an unique hotel. Try it for a special celebration.

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Address: 163 East Walton Place, Chicago, Illinois, 60611-1527, United States

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