Hotel Sax Chicago

333 N Dearborn St, (formerly House of Blues Hotel), Chicago, Illinois, 60610, United States
(4 star hotel)
#44 of 284 hotels in Chicago
Excellent (4.5 out of 5.0) 3 reviews
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Hotel Sax (Formerly House of Blues Hotel)

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on August 25, 2008

The Hotel Sax is located right in Marina City, a unique block right in the heart of Chicago downtown that is also home to the House of Blues and the "Corn Cobs". The location is really fantastic, it has a wonderful atmosphere and is very centrally located.

The hotel doesn't look like much from the outside, it's a large rectangular building which despite being ~20 storeys high is dwarfed by it's neighbours. The entrance is on the forecourt of the House of Blues, shadowed by the corn-cobs. The lobby is unassuming, but well equipped with free computers & printers, 3 reception desks and a concierge. The reception staff were friendly, efficient and accomodating.

The lobby is also the home to the "Crimson Lounge", a night club which becomes a hive of activity in the evenings. We didn't visit this, but from the doors it appeared to have an elegant and sublime atmosphere.

To the side of the lobby there are a bank of high-speed lifts, we never had to wait more than a few seconds for one to arrive. I was staying in a standard double room on the 9th floor, which was impressively decorated in a modern, eclectic style. The room was very spacious and outfitted with a large plasma screen TV, free internet access and fancy furnishings. The bathroom was not modern, but was spacious and well equipped with quality fittings.

Breakfast is served in the restaurant that shares the building, BIN 36, which is a wine bar and italian restaurant by night. The breakfast was adequate, reasonably priced, but nothing special.

Several restaurants are located within a few minutes walking distance, including the iconic Harry Caray's italian steakhouse which is on the same block.

Highly recommended, one of the best hotels I've stayed in, in a great location and for a reasonable price.

Unique Quality: Situated right in the heart of Chicago, right next to the House of Blues.

Directions: Located in Marina City, next to the House of Blues. Virtually on the river where N State Street and N Dearborn Street cross the river.

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Pretty expensive if we had to pay for it.

Good (3.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on November 9, 2007

Sax Hotel is next to House of Blues, not on the list here, so I am assuming it has been renamed sometime. Fairly plush hotel, nice ultra modern lobby, and expensive. Regular rate was over $500, though we had an online reservation for less than half price. At that price, I can't recommend it, but pretty nice if that is what you need.

Unique Quality: Good view of big buildings from our 14th floor room.

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THE BEST DEAL IN CHICAGO

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on January 28, 2005

I stay at the House of Blues Hotel about once a month. Coming down to Chicago from Milwaukee fror years, I have stayed at dozens of hotels ranging from the deluxe Ritz Carlton to the basic Lenox Suites. For the money, nothing comes close to The House of Blues. The rooms are quite commodious and are designed with style and panache. The service is fantastic, always with a smile and remembering your name and preferences. The restaurant attached to the hotel is the best wine bar in Chicago, Bin 36, where Jimmy and all the bartenders will take great care of your needs. The crowd at Bin 36 is warm, friendly, and sophisticated. The bar in the hotel is darn good also, and there is free entertainment every Friday and Saturday night. Want more: The House of Blues is pet friendly and takes wonderful care of my dog Tizzie Meloul.

Unique Quality: The service at the House of Blues is simply fantastique! This hotel cares about your stay with them.

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