The Fairmont Chicago

200 N. Columbus Dr., Chicago, Illinois, 60601, United States
(5 star hotel)
#47 of 284 hotels in Chicago
Best (5.0 out of 5.0) 3 reviews
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Luxury This Time

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on October 17, 2008

When I found out that rozehill [Rosie] would be in Chicago, my husband Allan suggested that Rosie and I should spend two nights in Chicago. One morning shortly after exploring possible hotels, Allan booked for us the Fairmont Chicago. He knew of its excellent location, superb service, and quality rooms; thus, he felt it would be perfect for us.
I had no idea until Rosie and I arrived on October 8th that he had selected a suite instead of a room! When Rosie and I walked in, we were speechless.

This suite had a HUGE living room with a large window overlooking Millennium Park and a view of the lake. There was also a small dining area with a window with a similar view. In addition, there was a gigantic bedroom with two beds with a third terrific view, which included a glimpse of Navy Pier. The bathroom was lovely with both a tub and a separate shower. Outside the bathroom was an area for makeup and a walk-in closet.

There were two flat-screen TV's [one in the living room and one in the bedroom]. We certainly enjoyed the fluffy white robes that were provided. But we had a good chuckle about the three phones because one was in the bathroom! We had to immediately call Allan to thank him for his good taste.

Unique Quality: We were even more surprised with the fact that a full American breakfast was included with the room. It was our choice to select the breakfast buffet [described in restaurant tip].

The photographs show how wonderful this room and hotel were:

Photo #1 Our bedroom with two beds, fantastic view, and lovely furniture.

Photo #2 The small dining area with another great view.

Photo #3 The shower with the fluffy white towels.

Photo #4 Dee on the couch pointing to the outstanding view of the park and the lake.

Photo #5 The living room area.

This hotel and this grand suite were one of the highlights of our two-day stay in Chicago; both Rosie and I still marvel at its luxury, beauty, and ambience.

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Inside our Lovely Room at

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on September 2, 2008

For our 45th Wedding Anniversary, Allan and I chose the Fairmont Hotel for its location, its reputation, and the terrific "deal" that we received via their web page. The room that we stayed in was regularly $398.00, but we paid $179.00. The room was classified as the King Sized Bed Room with Views of Park and Lake. What a deal it was. The photographs speak for the room:

1. This first photograph shows the king-sized bed with its plush linens and beautiful and artistic headboard.

2. The room [all of their rooms] have the 42 inch flat-screened TV on the cabinet that holds the refrigerator.

3. The bathroom was excellent. There is a soaking tub and a seperate shower stall as well as a seperate water closet.

4. Allan loved the sink and the magnifying mirrow that lights up.

5. What really sold us on this hotel [besides it's perfect location] was the view from our large window of Millinnium Park, Grant Park, and the lake.

Unique Quality: Our room also had two chairs beneath the large window with a table for a conversation area. The closet was big, and there was a safe to store valuables in that closet. We also enjoyed the windows that can be opened. So many hotels have windows that cannot be opened. On beautiful summer nights like the ones we spent there, it was a delight to open them [don't worry, they are not the kind of windows that someone could fall out of.

On the first night of our stay, when we came in about ten, there was a porcelain tray with two huge dark chocolate covered strawberries, a dark chocolate covered apricot, and a small bowl of dark chocolate covered coffee beans. We were quite surprised and really appreciated this lovely gesture.

The bed was sheer pleasure with its elegant linens (pillowtop bed)and beautiful design. Note: if you are allergic to down feathers as I am, you need to ask for non-allergic pillows, which I did, and they arrived immediately.

They also have free WIFl, IPod Station, and the room is non-smoking.

We will gladly use the Fairmont Chicago Hotel again.

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Excellent Location

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on September 2, 2008

The Fairmont Chicago is so wonderful, especially the location. It is worth paying a few more dollars to enjoy the scenery, the service, and the amenities.

This hotel is less than a block from one of my favorite places, Millennium Park; a few blocks further is Grant Park; a few blocks the other way, we could enjoy Navy Pier, the Chicago River, and Michigan Avenue. It is surrounded by excellent restaurants, museums, and terrific architecture. It is within waling distance of the Art Institue, Field Museum, Chicago's Lakefront, Chicago's theaters, the business district, and many nightclubs.

When we would come from the famed Michigan Avenue, we had to walk beside beautiful plazas with flowers, statues, and water elements. It provided a tranquil setting to look forward to on each adventure.

The first impression of the hotel comes with the entrance with its automatic turn style; quite convenient when you have luggage. The staff greets you outside the entrance, leaving a positive impression from the "get go". Photo #1

I also really love the look of the Fairmont's logo, which exudes luxury and quality. Photo#3

Once you walk inside, you see the dramatic lights that lead to the check-in desk.Photo#2 The people behind that desk go out of the way to help. They always come up with a solution to any problem that is presented.

Inside this fine hotel there are many fine details from the keen elevators, the brass railings on the steps Photo #4, the center "cage" for breakfast eating in the mornings and wine tasting in the evenings.

And, as my previous tips says, the individual rooms are just heavenly.

Once inside

Unique Quality: I love the combination of elegance of old world classic hotels with contemporary decor and service.

There is a new Club Lounge that has sweeping views of downtown Chicago. They also offer complimentary chauffeured drives to your local engagements. Although we did not try it, they office Nespresso Coffee Makers in each room. Aria Restaurant resides within the hotel. It features comfort foods from around the world. There is also the Aria Bar with lush couches, and you may order cocktails, or have a "private banquette and dine on sushi flown in daily from Japan, prepared by Chicago's best sushi chef."

They have a new luxury spa and fitness studio called mySpa.

The Fairmont Chicago has won the AAA Four-Diamond Award as well as being recognized in Conde Nast Traveler's Gold List and Travel & Leisure Magazine's Top 500 Hotels in the World.

Believe me, it's a real WINNER.

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Address: 200 N. Columbus Dr., Chicago, Illinois, 60601, United States

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