Millennium Knickerbocker Hotel Chicago

Millennium Knickerbocker Hotel Chicago

8.114 reviews
Ranked #14 in Chicago hotels
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163 East Walton Place, at N. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611
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This hotel is located in Chicago, and the Hancock Tower, Water Tower Place, and the Chicago Water Tower are area attractions. Additional attractions include the Tribune Tower.

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at Millennium Knickerbocker include a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Room service is available 24 hours a day. Recreational amenities include a fitness facility. This 4.0 star property has a business center and offers small meeting rooms, limo/town car service, and audio visual equipment. Wireless Internet access is available in public areas. This Chicago property has event space consisting of banquet facilities, conference/meeting rooms, a ballroom, and exhibit space. The property offers an airport shuttle (surcharge). Wedding services, concierge services, translation services, and tour assistance are available. Guest parking is available for a surcharge. Additional property amenities include a coffee shop/café, valet parking, and multilingual staff.

Guest Rooms:
There are 306 guest rooms at Millennium Knickerbocker. Beds come with pillowtop mattresses, Frette Italian sheets, down comforters, and premium bedding. Coffee/tea makers and minibars are offered. Bathrooms feature handheld showerheads. They also offer makeup/shaving mirrors, designer toiletries, and bathrobes. Wireless and wired high speed Internet access is available for a surcharge; guest rooms also offer cordless phones, voice mail, and complimentary weekday newspapers. High definition televisions have pay movies. Air conditioned rooms also include desks, blackout drapes/curtains, electronic check out, and electronic/magnetic keys. Guests may request a turndown service, refrigerators, and hypo allergenic bedding. Housekeeping is available. Cribs (infant beds) are available on request.

Notifications and Fees:

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check in, or check out.

  • Valet parking: US$ 53 per night (in/out privileges)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.


Fitness Center
Spa Services
Free WiFi
Internet Access
Laundry Services
Business Center
Meeting Rooms
Cribs Available
Air conditioning
Connecting Rooms

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Mechelen, Belgium

Very close to the lake. Nive rooms amd good service and a nice gymn. Ideal location to start exploring by foot. Close to museums, zoo and Michigan Av.

Recommended for:Business TravelersLuxury Travelers
Local from Chicago, Illinois, USA

The Millennium Knickerbocker is a beautiful, historic hotel in a great location if you're looking to stay in downtown Chicago. It's just a few blocks away from Oak Street Beach and the Hancock building, two really great places to visit while staying in the city. The staff was not particularly friendly, however they were accommodating. The hotel, overall, has a very old school luxury feel, however it does not feel dated. It is in a very busy area, so may not be great if you're looking for a quieter neighborhood stay, but definitely a great choice for staying downtown. One downfall is that there is a fee for wifi—$10.95 a day. Since most hotels give out free wifi these days this seems to be a bit of a dated policy, especially for a higher end hotel.

Recommended for:History Buffs
Singapore, Singapore

On a bustling street at the beginning of the Magnificent Mile, this is a great location for quick and easy access to Michigan Avenue shopping, dining, and the architectural landmarks of downtown Chicago. The Hancock building is a five-minute walk away, as is the Water Tower Place Mall. The hotel has a classic décor scheme that feels very luxurious, keeping line with the upscale cache of the Gold Coast neighborhood. There are plenty of fine dining options on the other side of Michigan Avenue, as well as high end retail shops and a few bars (although this particular area isn’t a nightlife destination). The lakefront path is about four blocks away, which is convenient for strolls, running, or biking along Lake Michigan.

Recommended for:Family TravelersLuxury Travelers
Local from Chicago, Illinois, USA

During its 85 years, the Knickerbocker has been known by other names, including the Hugh Hefner-owned Playboy Hotel and Towers during the 70s. Nowadays, all traces of its Playboy past have been erased, leaving behind an upscale, if somewhat vanilla, luxury hotel. The location can't be beat—it's just steps to the shopping of Michigan Ave, tourist attractions like the Hancock Tower, and a block away from Oak Street Beach—but the neighborhood has several more trendy options in the same price range.

Recommended for:Business TravelersHistory BuffsLuxury Travelers
Local from Chicago, Illinois

In addition to the super-convenient location, I found the staff at the Millennium Knickerbocker to be very helpful. When you’re in the hospitality business, that’s a pretty big plus. Inside, the hotel boasts ornate ceilings and chandeliers and all sorts of fancy touches, all of which add to the experience of grabbing a drink in the lobby bar or generally prancing around the place.

I like how the room had a small desk with a computer monitor, making it a halfway-decent workstation. I also liked the shower, which featured marble tiling, large-plate glass, and a rain-style shower head. The Millennium Knickerbocker has been around since 1929, but it’s not showing its age.

Recommended for:Business TravelersLuxury Travelers
Local from Chicago, Illinois, USA

This is a lovely, historic building right between Lake Michigan and Michigan Ave. The lobby is impressive with high ceilings and antique touches; the front desk is tucked away in the corner so the first thing you see is an espresso bar when you walk in. The rooms are nice, but mostly unremarkable. Overall, I thought the Knickerbocker was a little stuffy for my taste, but I can see it being perfect for a more conservative visitor.

Recommended for:Art & Design LoversBusiness TravelersHistory BuffsLuxury Travelers
Laguna Beach, California, USA

don't be fooled by the age of the lobby, front desk, and elevators, because those are misrepresentations of the rooms!

rooms are newly renovated with modern decor. nice flat screen plasma in every room. the rooms are not big, but not small and claustrophobia inducing.

restroom came with rain shower, hand held shower, as well as every hotel's must: hairdryer. well-lit and clean!

friendly staff and great service. i would highly recommend the millennium knickerbocker for anyone looking for a reasonable priced place to stay :)

Belmont, California, USA

Fantastic location! Just around the corner from the John Hancock Center and conveniently located to all the shopping along Michigan Ave. Beautifully renovated guest rooms - however, they are tiny! Thankfully the beds are super comfortable. Staff is very friendly, especially the guys at the door.

There's a 24 hour fitness center, business center and bar area that stays open rather late. You can get wifi for a nominal fee.

Recommended for:Business Travelers

Very nice hotel and staff. The rooms are small, European style but very well decorated. The location is excellent.

San Jose, California, USA
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I recommend the Miillennium Knickerbocker because it's got fantastic location right off of Michigan Ave and is city center enough that you can hop on the next bus to get just about anywhere in Chicago. The rates are very reasonable and the rooms are nice, beds are plush and bathrooms are new!

This location is also directly next to the Hancock Tower so there's plenty of tourist night life, and one street over from Rush and State streets where the local night life is booming.

My favorite though is that it is right next to LV and Gucci!

Appleton, Wisconsin
Naples, Florida
San Jose
Local from Chicago, Illinois, USA
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Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
Dining & Drinks
  • Bar/lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Coffee shop or cafe
Fitness & Recreation
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Concierge services
  • Fitness facilities
  • Use of nearby fitness center (discount)
  • In-room massage available
  • Valet parking (surcharge)
  • In-room accessibility
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
Traveling with Children
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • Pets not allowed
  • Only service animals are allowed
Services & Conveniences
  • Luggage storage
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Smoke-free property
  • Elevator/lift
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Multilingual staff
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Business center
  • Wedding services
  • Conference space
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Library
  • ATM/banking
  • Private bathroom
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Designer toiletries
  • Premium bedding
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Pillowtop mattress
  • Down comforter
  • Egyptian-cotton sheets
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)
In-Room Dining
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Refrigerator (on request)
Media & Technology
  • Phone
  • Television in common areas
  • Cable TV service
  • Television
  • Premium TV channels
  • Pay movies
  • HDTV
  • Daily housekeeping
Other Room Amenities
  • Air conditioning
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Slippers
  • Bathrobes
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Desk
  • In-room safe
  • Free local calls
Property Info
  • Total number of rooms - 306
  • Number of floors - 14
  • Express check-out
  • Express check-in
Millennium Knickerbocker Hotel Chicago

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