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Book a Room at the Unique Sofitel Chicago Water Tower
Creative Contemporary Rooms
The Sofitel Chicago Water Tower's unusual good looks are complemented by striking guest suites. Designer furnishings, marble bathrooms, and city views make these rooms feel extra special.
The Sofitel's close proximity to local restaurants and nightspots mean you probably won't spend too much time in. But if you do feel like a quiet night, all rooms have radios and satellite TVs.
The Sofitel creators know good sleep is so important, so all 415 guestrooms feature feather mattresses and duvets for the ultimate in comfort. An evening turndown service makes the plush beds even more inviting.
Stay Active Inside and Outside the Sofitel Chicago Water Tower
The onsite 24-hour fitness center ensures you can work out when it's convenient to you. The treadmills, stationary bikes, weight-training machines, and free weights will work on every muscle. It's a shame the Sofitel doesn't have a pool of its own, but guests receive a hefty discount on a nearby health club. The club features an indoor pool along with a basketball court, running track, and a range of fitness classes.
The Sofitel Chicago Water Tower restaurant, Cafe des Architectes, gives traditional French cuisine a modern twist. In summer and spring, take advantage of the friendly atmosphere in the outdoor terrace.
Outside the hotel you'll also find leading stores, restaurants, and nightspots. The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago and Washington Square Park are also a short walk away.
Discover Chicago's Gold Coast Neighborhood
The Sofitel Chicago Water Tower is located in Chicago's historic Gold Coast neighborhood. In the 1980s it was regarded as one of the most affluent communities in the United States. In 1978, it earned a place on the National Register of Historic Places. Architecture buffs could spend hours wandering the streets admiring the luxurious local mansions and row houses. James Charnley House, George Swift Isham Home, and the Three Arts Club are some of the area's most prominent buildings.
If gazing at historic homes doesn't appeal to you, don't dismiss the Sofitel Chicago Water Tower. The hotel's just a block from the nightclubs on Rush Street, Oak Street's shops, and the attractions of the Magnificent Mile. It's also two blocks away from the John Hancock Center, a high-rise building which houses some of Chicago's best restaurants and the 360 Chicago observatory.
The Bottom Line
The Sofitel Chicago Water Tower cuts a striking figure, with its knifelike edge which extends 33 feet over the sidewalk. French architect Jean-Paul Viguier did a wonderful job creating a unique building, but thankfully this hotel has much more than surface appeal.
The accommodating staff members do their best to ensure every guest feels like royalty, whether they're a visiting celebrity or an average Joe looking to escape the nine-to-five grind. The spacious rooms are well appointed and the location is superb. That's a blessing considering the high Sofitel Chicago Water Tower parking rates, which are the only real negative in this excellent establishment.