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Hilton Chicago

720 South Michigan Avenue | Chicago, IL 60605 [See Map]
#47 in Best Chicago Hotels
Hotel Class 4.0-star Critic Rating Moderate Guest Rating
TripAdvior Traveler Rating

Based on 2804 reviews
Property Type Hotel with 1,544 rooms, 27 floors
Primary View(s) City center, Lake
Style Traditional
Best For Business travelers, Families, Solo travelers
AMENITIES Room Service, Internet Access, Business Center See all amenities

U.S. News Review

The Hilton Chicago has an interesting history: The 1968 Democratic Convention riots took place at its front door, and the presidential suite has hosted a plethora of U.S. presidents. Yet despite its relevance in American history, the Hilton Chicago fails to impress some of its visitors. Recent guests say this property is a bit of a letdown compared to other Hilton outposts, citing subpar service and tired guest room decor. Still, the spacious accommodationss — many of which have two bathrooms, and all of which house flat-screen TVs, Wi-Fi access (for a fee) and touch-panel concierge services — are popular with recent guests. The Hilton Chicago also features an indoor pool and easy access to the Field Museum, Shedd Aquarium and Grant Park (pluses for those visiting with kids), not to mention a business center and ample meeting space. And whether you're here on business or for pleasure, many visitors recommend the 720 South Bar & Grill as a good spot to grab a meal and drinks after a long day. Members of the Hilton HHonors program can accrue or redeem points here.

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Critic Reviews

Oyster.com

“The historic, 1,544-room Hilton Chicago once hosted presidents and dignitaries, but today it's just a massive chain hotel in South Loop, a little far from many popular tourist sites.”

AAA

“Near several of Chicago's most popular museums, this hotel has an opulent lobby, stunning conference space, luxurious bedding and many rooms with two baths.”
Award: AAA/CAA Four Diamond Lodgings 2015

Lonely Planet

“When built in 1927 (for $30 million), this was the world's largest hotel with close to 3,000 rooms (and a hospital, and a theater…). Renovations brought that total down to a mere 1,544, but the gilt grandeur and crystal-dripping class have remained.”
Award: Lonely Planet Recommended

Guest Rooms

Starting at 350 square feet, guest rooms at the Hilton Chicago are rather spacious in comparison to other Chicago accommodations. Luxurious bathrooms feature marble closed showers, gold hardware and marble floor tiles.

  • In-room touch panel concierge
  • Wi-Fi is available for $12.95 per 24 hours

Standard room size:

350 square feet
  • Internet (with fee)
  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Wireless Internet
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available
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Amenities

  • Room Service
  • Internet Access
  • Business Center
  • Dining
  • Pets Allowed
  • Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Fitness Center
  • Pool

Location & Parking

The Hilton Chicago is located on South Michigan Avenue across the street from Grant Park. Nearby attractions include State Street shopping, Chicago Symphony Center and the Museum of Contemporary Art.

  • Hotel is 2 miles south of the Magnificent Mile and the Navy Pier
  • Various public transportation routes within walking distance
  • Super Shuttle services nearby airports to and from hotel

  • 24-hour valet parking ($69)
  • 24-hour self-parking ($55)
  • Airport shuttle (with fee)
  • Car service (with fee)

Within walking distance of:

  • Bus stop
  • Train station
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Restaurants
  • Beach
  • Grocery store
  • Movie theater
  • Theater
  • Shopping

Dining

Dining options at the Hilton Chicago include Kitty O'Shea's Irish Pub, 720 South Bar and Grill, and Herb N' Kitchen. 720 South Bar and Grill serves American cuisine and signature cocktails.

  • Grab-and-go meals, snacks and beverages available at Herb N' Kitchen
  • Irish beers on tap at Kitty O'Shea's Irish Pub
  • Kitty O'Shea Irish Pub open from 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. daily, 2 a.m. on weekends
  • 720 South Bar & Grill open from 6 a.m. to 1 a.m. daily
  • Room service available daily 5:30 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Number of restaurants:

3

Cuisine types:

American
  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • Free breakfast

Pool

The Hilton Chicago offers an indoor pool located inside the hotel fitness center. While access to the fitness center costs a fee, guests can use the pool and sauna for free.

  • Towels provided
  • Whirlpool included

Number of pools:

1

Pool types:

  • Lap pool
  • Wading pool
  • Lazy river
  • Family pool
  • Infinity pool
  • Whirlpool/hot tub
  • Adults-only pool
  • Seasonal
  • Indoor
  • Outdoor
  • Indoor/outdoor combo

Pool amenities:

  • Lifeguard on duty
  • Poolside service
  • Waterslide
  • Deck chairs or cabanas
  • Pool bar

Spa

Kids

Fitness

Guests can use the fitness center at the Hilton Chicago for $15 per day or $30 for the length of their stay, though Hilton HHonors Gold and Diamond members get free access. The gym houses cardio and weight equipment. Recreational rentals are available nearby.

  • Towels and water provided
  • Surrounded by a walking/jogging path
  • Headphones available

  • Weight equipment
  • Cardio equipment
  • Yoga mats
  • Free fitness classes
  • Premium fitness classes (with fee)
  • Bicycles
  • Tennis
  • Guided runs
  • Paddle boats
  • Motor boats

Business

The event space at the Hilton Chicago spans across 234,000 square feet and 13 Presidential suites may also be used as event space. This Hilton's space for hosting conferences and events includes multiple meeting rooms, three ballrooms and four exhibit halls. The business center offers computer, printing and mailing services.

  • 10 on-site certified meeting planners
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in the hotel lobby and lounge area

Number of meeting rooms:

50
  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • Meeting and event planners available

Pets

Pets that weigh 75 pounds or less are welcome at the Hilton Chicago.

  • A $50 nonrefundable pet deposit required

  • Pets allowed (with fee)
  • Dog walking
  • Pet-sitting

Golf

Wedding

Hilton Chicago offers more than 234,000 square feet of event space. Weddings can be held in any one of the Hilton Chicago's ballrooms. On-site wedding concierge assists with catering, audiovisual and accommodation services.

  • Rehearsal dinners can be hosted at the 720 South Bar & Grill
  • Wedding packages available

Maximum wedding guest capacity:

1,100
  • Hotel hosts weddings
  • Outdoor space for weddings
  • Wedding planners available

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Hilton Chicago

720 South Michigan Avenue | Chicago, IL 60605 [See Full Map]