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JW Marriott Chicago

151 West Adams Street | Chicago, IL 60603 [See Map]
#21 in Best Chicago Hotels
Hotel Class 4.0-star Critic Rating Moderate Guest Rating
TripAdvior Traveler Rating

Based on 757 reviews
Property Type Hotel with 610 rooms, 12 floors
Primary View(s) City center
Style Traditional
Best For Business travelers

U.S. News Review

It took a $396 million renovation to restore this JW Marriott (a gorgeous former bank building) to its former architectural glory. And according to recent guests, it was money well spent. Situated just a block from the Chicago Board of Trade at the heart of the Loop, the JW Marriott Chicago impresses business travelers with its central location and leisure travelers with its well-equipped fitness center and 20,000-square-foot spa, VALEO. Meanwhile, everyone seems to agree that the guest rooms look great: Guests rave about the oversized bathrooms and modern in-room amenities like iPhone docks and flat-screen TVs. When they aren’t enjoying their accommodations, many visitors flock to the hotel bar and gourmet Italian eatery, The Florentine. But the real highlight of a stay here, according to many travelers, is the hotel's quality customer service. Although you shouldn't expect to be waited on hand and foot, visitors say that the JW Marriott's staff works hard to ensure a comfortable stay. What's more, Marriott Rewards members can earn or redeem points by choosing to bed down here.

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Critic Reviews

Frommer's

“Located, appropriately enough, in the Financial District, you’ll spot a lot of suits here during the week and a more leisurely crowd on weekends.”
Award: Frommer's Highly Recommended

Fodor's

“Mixing architectural elegance with a sleek modern style, this historic property has lots of gorgeous areas, from a light-filled and welcoming lobby bar to elegantly styled and spacious rooms with high ceilings and marble baths.”

Oyster.com

“Opened in late 2010, this upscale hotel is housed in a historic neoclassical-style building with crystal chandeliers and a grand staircase in the lobby.”

Other Awards:
  • AAA/CAA Four Diamond Lodgings 2015
  • Concierge.com Editor's Pick

Guest Rooms

Guest rooms at JW Marriott Chicago are spacious and bedecked in earth tone decor. Marble bathrooms come standard with oversize bathtubs and separate showers.

  • Minifridge available upon request
  • Working desk with ergonomic chair
  • Connecting rooms available for some room types
  • High-speed Internet access in rooms costs $14.95 to $19.95

Standard room size:

375 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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Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 757 guests have reviewed the JW Marriott Chicago, giving it a rating of 4.5, on a scale of 1-5.

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating: 4.5 (based on 757 reviews)

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Amenities

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

Location & Parking

Located in The Loop neighborhood in Chicago, JW Marriott Chicago is a popular destination for business travelers. Several dining and shopping destinations can be reached on foot, and multiple nearby bus and L train stops provide access to the rest of the city.

  • Six blocks west of Grant Park, the Art Institute of Chicago and the Chicago Symphony Center
  • Two blocks east to Willis Tower (the tallest building in Chicago, and second-tallest in the USA)  
  • Half a mile east to Chicago Union Station

  • 24-hour valet parking ($60)
  • 24-hour self-parking ($45)
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service

Within walking distance of:

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

Dining

JW Marriott Chicago houses The Florentine, a restaurant that serves seasonal Italian cuisine. The Lobby Lounge also provides a variety of international-inspired meals in a more casual environment.

  • 24-hour room service available
  • Both locations are open for breakfast, lunch and dinner daily; the Florentine is offers brunch on the weekend
  • Lobby Lounge hosts happy hour Monday through Friday from 5 to 7 p.m.

Number of restaurants:

1

Cuisine types:

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

Pool

JW Marriott Chicago offers an indoor pool as part of the on-site spa. A whirlpool is also available for guest use. Children must be supervised by an adult in the pool area as there is no lifeguard on duty.

  • The pool is 11.2 meters long
  • Poolside food and beverage service is available
  • Deck chairs provided on the surrounding pool deck

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

JW Marriott Chicago is home to the Valeo Spa, which is located on the lower level of the hotel. Valeo features 20,000 square feet of space and boasts a spa menu of massages, body treatments and facial services.

  • Hair, nail, makeup and waxing salon services provided
  • Private suite available for couples services

Services offered:

  • Massage
  • Facial
  • Body treatments (i.e. scrubs, wraps)
  • Salon services
  • Outdoor treatment area
  • Steam room
  • Sauna

Kids

With bathtubs in every guest room and the smallest rooms starting at 375 square feet, JW Marriott Chicago offers enough space and basic amenities for families traveling with children.

  • Cribs provided upon request
  • Rollaway beds are $20 per night
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Kids club
  • Cribs
  • High chairs

Fitness

JW Marriott Chicago's on-site fitness center features cardiovascular equipment and free weights. Nearby Grant Park offers public jogging trails and sports facilities for additional recreation options. Hotel staff can provide a running map of the surrounding area.

  • Fitness classes available through Valeo Spa
  • Complimentary towels provided in the fitness center

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

Business

JW Marriott Chicago offers a full-service, staffed business center for copying, printing and faxing needs. The property also features 41 meeting rooms of various sizes that can be reserved for business events. The hotel can provide audiovisual equipment and catering. The largest space, the 8,000-square-foot Grand Ballroom, can accommodate up to 912 people for a theaterstyle event.

  • Translation services available
  • Notary public on-site
  • Business center available 24 hours a day

Number of meeting rooms:

41
  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • Meeting and event planners available

Pets

Golf

Wedding

JW Marriott features a variety of spaces suitable for hosting weddings. The hotel provides on-staff wedding planners to help coordinate the details. Crystal chandeliers, cascading staircases and opulent decor make for elegant wedding photo opportunities.

  • Grand Ballroom can accommodate 450 guests for a sit-down reception
  • Burnham Ballroom and other event spaces available for smaller weddings of up to 300 guests
  • Audiovisual equipment provided through the hotel

Maximum wedding guest capacity:

450
  • Hotel hosts weddings
  • Outdoor space for weddings
  • Wedding planners available

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JW Marriott Chicago

151 West Adams Street | Chicago, IL 60603 [See Full Map]