InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile

3.7
3264 reviews
505 N Michigan Ave Chicago, IL 60611, +1 312-944-4100
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Enjoy Luxury at the InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile

Superior Suites with Comforts of Home

The InterContinental Chicago's rooms offer an intriguing blend of 1920s style and modern creature comforts. Plush carpets and romantic drapes help the rooms feel like a home away from home.

At the end of a busy day, it's a blessing to soak in the tub of the Italian marble decorated bathroom. Then slip on the soft hotel bathrobe and catch up on your favorite shows. All rooms have high-tech televisions with premium cable channels and in-room video check-out. If you must catch up on paperwork, you'll find a work desk and wireless Internet in all rooms.

Standard rooms will do the job, but guests insist it's worth splurging on the spacious one-bedroom suites. Allergy sufferers also love the Pure rooms, which are almost 99.9 percent allergen-free and fitted with hypoallergenic bedding.

Fun Features Inside and Outside Hotel

A three-level fitness center and heated junior Olympic swimming pool make it easy to get a workout onsite, no matter what the season.

You're unlikely to spot the NBA legend at the onsite Michael Jordan's Steak House, but he'd probably approve of the restaurant's dry-aged, hand-cut beef served with tasty add-ons like roasted shrimp and smoked bacon and sweet onion jam.

If your tastes are more exotic, there are plenty of local restaurants within a mile of the hotel. Enjoy Mexican at Hub 51, Italian at Coco Pazzo Café, and a unique Indian and Latin fusion at Vemillion. The hotel's also just two blocks from The Terra Museum, four blocks from the Chicago Children's Museum, and an easy walk from the Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art.

Ideally Located on the Magnificent Mile

The InterContinental Chicago is well located on the prestigious stretch of Chicago's Michigan Avenue dubbed the Magnificent Mile. Along with the hotel, the Mag Mile is home to high-end department and fashion flagship stores. Other key local attractions including Millenium Park, the John G Shedd Aquarium, and the Navy Pier are also within a mile of the hotel.

The Bottom Line

There are no other InterContinental hotels or resorts in Chicago, so it's no surprise the creators of the InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile endeavored to make it something special. It was built way back in 1929, and its Art Deco design makes as much of an impression today as it must have decades ago. You'll feel special the moment you step inside the four-storey lobby, with its grand staircase winding up to the top. The six opulent ballrooms and intricate mosaic tiled pools add to the grandeur.

The glamor of the surroundings is paired with welcoming employees willing to go the extra mile. It's not uncommon to hear stories of staff members granting early check-ins without fuss and sending forgotten items to guests after they've checked out. That service helps the InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile stand above other similarly rated hotels like the Allerton Magnificent Mile and the Hampton Inn Chicago Downtown/Magnificent Mile, IL.

Reviews

Overall Guest Score
3.7
Location
"Terrific location." "Great location"
100% liked the proximity to shopping.
100% liked the proximity to sightseeing.
Grounds
"Nice grounds." "Pool was nice, but separated"
Pool was lovely, according to 87%.
Service
"Great service." "Friendly staff"
84% found the staff to be very friendly.
70% thought the service was very professional.
Food
"Food is delicious." "Breakfast is excellent and wonderful"
84% found the breakfast to be wonderful.
Hotel Building
"Acceptable building." "Facility is quite old"
52% considered the lobby entrance to be so-so.
For only 53%, the facilities were new enough.
Room
"Rooms are ok." "Bathroom was incredibly small" "New room"
79% said the beds were comfortable.
62% complained about the bathroom.
WiFi
"Internet is poor." "Still no free wifi"
52% thought it was overpriced.
Good to know...
+
Great pool
Bad minibar
Internet is expensive
+
Wonderful sightseeing

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