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The Gwen, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Chicago

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8.8
Excellent
993 reviews
+1 312-645-1500

Top Amenities

Free Wifi
Pets Allowed
Fitness Center
Restaurant

Enjoy Luxurious Accommodations at The Gwen in River North

What Do the Rooms Include?

The Gwen features 300 spacious, non-smoking individually decorated guest rooms and suites. Among the features are a 42-inch flat-screen TV with surround-sound system, balcony or patio with city view, down comforter, and pillow menu. The bathroom has signature bath amenities, a separate bathtub and shower, and slippers and robes. Wi-Fi is complimentary for Starwood Preferred Guest members.

What Amenities/Features Are Available?

Features include concierge services, luggage storage, laundry service, and 24-hour fitness center. Self-parking and valet parking are both at a surcharge. The hotel has a business center and 13 meeting rooms. Enjoy artisan doughnuts and pastries, made from scratch daily at Rush Street Bakery. Terrace Restaurant serves American cuisine  in a casual atmosphere for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Terrace Rooftop, also casual, serves drinks and food starting at 3 p.m.

How Much Will a Stay at The Gwen Cost?

Rooms at The Gwen start at $180 per night.

What's There to Do Nearby?

Located in River North along the Magnificent Mile, The Gwen has direct access to The Shops at North Bridge. The Art Institute of Chicago, Navy Pier, and Buckingham Fountain are less than 1.5 miles from The Gwen. Field Museum of Natural History, Shedd Aquarium, Willis Tower (formerly Sears Tower), Adler Planetarium, and Soldier Field (home of the Chicago Bears) are just under 3 miles away. 

What's the Bottom Line?

The Gwen is one of the most centrally located hotels in Chicago. The landmark skyscraper with stunning views creates rich and memorable travel experiences. The rooms are elegant and opulent, offering a unique opportunity for all visitors.

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Near North Side
521 North Rush Street
Chicago, IL 60611
Rooms & Rates
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User Highlights
8.8
Excellent
Location
"Right off the magnificent mile" "Amazing location"
95% liked the proximity to shopping.
100% liked the proximity to sightseeing.
Bar and Beverages
"Great bartenders" "Nice cocktail"
Lovely bar service, according to 100%.
Alcoholic drinks were not bad, according to 64%.
Comfort
"Luxurious pillows" "Good air conditioner"
86% thought rooms were spacious.
86% said the beds were comfortable.
Service
"Chef is REALLY FANTASTIC" "Attentive staff"
94% found the staff to be very friendly.
60% said the reception staff was ok.
Room
"Excellent view" "Amazing TV"
86% thought rooms were spacious.
72% were happy with the bathroom.
Breakfast
"No morning coffee" "Great breakfast"
86% were happy with the price of the breakfast.
Wellness Area
"No hot tub" "Great fitness center"
top-notch fitness area, thought 100%.
WiFi
"Free internet" "Free wifi"
73% said the wifi quality was bad.
100% thought it was a great value.
Pool
"There was no pool" "No pool"

Good to know...

Impressive bathroom
Spacious rooms
Pleasant entrance area
Rooms need regular maintenance
Expert Reviews
Time Out
Shopaholics will appreciate the location of this 311-room, Hilton-operated player, perched atop the high-end shops of North Bridge mall.
Fodor's
This hotel's Art Deco–inspired lobby avoids feeling like a period piece through its clean-line furniture and creative floral arrangements, and the rooms here... aim to pamper.
Zagat
The seasonal outdoor terrace on the 5th floor of River North’s The Gwen Hotel provides a swanky setting complete with a fire pit table and panoramic views as a backdrop for craft...
Hotel Information
Features
Air-conditioned
Bar or Lounge
Business Center
Concierge
Fitness Center
Free Wifi
Handicap
No Smoking
Pets Allowed
Restaurant
Details
Check-In
From 3:00pm*must be 18 or older to check-in
Check-Out
Until 12:00pm
# of Rooms
311
Fees
Add-ons
  • Parking Fee: USD 71 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Pet Fee: USD 75.00 per pet, per stay (maximum USD 75.00 per stay)
  • Rollaway Bed Fee: USD 25.00 per night
  • Breakfast Fee: between USD 14 and USD 19 per person (approximately)
Handicap Accessible
Wheelchair Accessible
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