Waldorf Astoria Chicago

Waldorf Astoria Chicago

9.210 reviews
Ranked #23 in Chicago hotels
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11 East Walton, Chicago, IL 60611
1 (888) 271-2681Edit info
Set in the heart of Chicago, this hotel is close to the Newberry Library, the Hancock Tower, as well as the Chicago Water Tower. Additional attractions include the Tribune Tower.

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consists almost exclusively of large suites, built recently but harkening back to a luxurious age of travel. Dining options at the Waldorf Astoria Chicago include restaurant RIA and Balsan and a bar/lounge. Room service is available 24 hours a day. Recreational amenities include an indoor pool, a 14,000 square foot spa and fitness facility with sauna. The property's full service health spa has body treatments, massage/treatment rooms, facials, and beauty services. This 5.0 star property has a business center and offers small meeting rooms, technology support staff, and audio visual equipment. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available in public areas. This Chicago property has 5200 square feet of event space consisting of banquet facilities, conference/meeting rooms, a ballroom, and exhibit space. Guest parking is available for a surcharge. Additional property amenities include a coffee shop/café, valet parking, and multilingual staff. This is a smoke free property.

Guest Rooms:
There are 188 guest rooms at the Waldorf Astoria Chicago. Guest rooms are all accessible via exterior corridors. Guest rooms have city or courtyard views. Rooms are individually decorated and furnished. Beds come with memory foam mattresses, down blankets, and premium bedding. Furnishings include fireplaces and desks. At the 5.0 star property, accommodations include kitchenettes with microwaves. Bathrooms feature separate bathtubs and showers with handheld showerheads. They also offer double sinks, phones, and televisions. In addition to complimentary wireless Internet access, guestrooms offer multi line phones, iPod docking stations, and free local calls. Plasma televisions have premium satellite channels, complimentary TV Internet access, and pay movies. Air conditioned rooms also include minibars, complimentary bottled water, remote lighting/drapery/curtain control, and electronic/magnetic keys. Guests may request irons/ironing boards and hypo allergenic bedding. A nightly turndown service and housekeeping are available. Cribs (infant beds) and rollaway beds are available on request. Guest rooms are all non smoking.

Notifications and Fees:

  • Minimum Spring Break check in age: 21 years old
  • There are no room charges for children 12 years old and younger who occupy the same room as their parents or guardians, using existing bedding.
  • All guests staying in hotel guestrooms must be registered with the hotel.

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

  • Self parking: US$ 50 per night

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


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

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Columbia, Missouri

The staff... impeccable. The grounds... luxe. The rooms... comfortable and posh. It was worth every damn penny spent!!! Seriously, it truly was amazing.

Recommended for:Luxury TravelersTrendstersHistory Buffs
Local from Chicago, Illinois, USA
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Uber-fancy hotel, bar and restaurant... and yet, I would like a little more personality out of a venue. Everyone is so buttoned-up, it can be a little stiff, which has its place, of course. Restaurant and lavish bar room are everything you would expect. Rooms have incredible views, beautiful furnishings... I would stay here to be romantic and not to "play".

Local from Chicago, Illinois, USA

Absolutely my fav hotel in the city, I'm so sad it was bought out and turned from a boutique to a chain (albeit a really nice chain). Ria is reconcepting (best seafood by far in the landlocked Midwest) and currently closed, but was phenomenal. More hotels should adopt the no trip policy, it really puts the emphasis on hospitality.


When you get to the very tippy top of what one can possibly pay to stay one night in a hotel, it’s the details that distinguish the 5-star properties from one another. The hoteliers behind the Elysian, which opened less than two years ago, clearly had kept that in mind. Though the building is brand new, it feels like the 1920’s on the good side of the stock market crash. There’s no garish or even noticeable sign here as you pull into a circular stone-paved drive and enter the best imaginable combination of modern conveniences and old-school service. All the rooms are huge and most are suites with all the modern electronic conveniences – homes and docks for your gadgets – and then some. There is actually an LCD television inset in the bathroom, and considering how huge and posh it is in there, I can imagine spending enough time in there to catch a show. Tips are not accepted by employees, which makes the uber-attentive service all the more enjoyable. There is a first-come Lexus with driver that will take you anywhere within two miles of the hotel, which makes its “not Michigan Avenue” address in the near north all the friendlier.

Local from Chicago, Illinois, USA

It was so hot and exhausted when I finally got to the lobby. I guess one of the staff members saw that because he brought me bottled water. The décor made me feel like I was back in Roman times with lots of marble, pillars, and sculpture. Someone told me that Étienne Balsan, Coco Chanel’s benefactor, designed the formal looking and fabulous restaurant, which had a giant raw bar display as soon as I walked in. Local artist Francine Turk did the artwork in the dining room, and then while she was there, painted one of the pieces that hangs in the main dining room. They are worth stopping in to see even if you don’t eat there. The TV in the mirror was so cool! I had never seen anything like that except in movies, so that impressed me even though I am not a huge TV fan in general. Really classy Romanesque hotel!

New York City, New York State, USA

When I stayed at the Elysian, I was absolutely amazed! :)

I really enjoyed the personal service, as it seemed that everyone knew me by name. I went to Chicago with a few of my girlfriends for a concert and they took care of our every need. Water bottles were being offered to us left and right, and the house car proved to be a very convenient service for those unfamiliar with the city (like myself).

The room that they upgraded us to upon arrival was stately. We loved the views and the large, well appointed bathroom. I'd stay here again in a heartbeat if not just to sleep in the ultra soft beds one more time!

Seattle, Washington, USA

I stayed at the Elysian on a business trip recently and it was superb. The rooms were large, spacious and beautifully equipped for every business purpose in the book -- and best of all, they allowed me to relax for my meetings. The service, as can be expected at top-notch hotels, was outstanding, and I got used to being called "Mr Westin" regularly (for one of the first times in my life...) Overall, I loved the Elysian and whenever my company sends me to Chicago again I will jump at the chance to stay at the Elysian.

Recommended for:Business Travelers
Indianapolis, Indiana

A-mazing! Close to Le Colonial & Barney's (BEST men's store!)

Los Angeles, California, USA
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Guatemala City
Recommended for:Business TravelersLuxury Travelers

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Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Computer station
  • iPod docking station
Dining & Drinks
  • Bar/lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Coffee shop or cafe
Fitness & Recreation
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Concierge services
  • Terrace
  • Indoor pool
  • Spa tub
  • Sauna
  • Spa services on site
  • Full-service spa
  • Steam room
  • 24-hour fitness facilities
  • In-room massage available
  • Free area shuttle
  • Valet parking (surcharge)
  • In-room accessibility
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
Traveling with Children
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Pets allowed
  • Only dogs and cats are allowed
Services & Conveniences
  • Luggage storage
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Smoke-free property
  • Elevator/lift
  • Multilingual staff
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms 8
  • Conference space
  • Porter/bellhop
  • ATM/banking
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Private bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Designer toiletries
  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • Deep soaking bathtub
  • Premium bedding
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Pillowtop mattress
  • Down comforter
  • Turndown service
  • Rollaway/extra beds (free)
In-Room Dining
  • Microwave
  • Minibar
  • Room service (24 hours)
  • Free bottled water
Media & Technology
  • Phone
  • Satellite TV service
  • Premium TV channels
  • Pay movies
  • HDTV
  • Plasma TV
  • Daily housekeeping
Other Room Amenities
  • Air conditioning
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Slippers
  • Bathrobes
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Desk
  • In-room safe
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Free local calls
  • Free newspaper
  • Soundproofed rooms
Property Info
  • Total number of rooms - 215
  • Number of floors - 26
  • Year Built 2009
  • Express check-out
  • Express check-in
Waldorf Astoria Chicago

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