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Waldorf Astoria Chicago

11 East Walton Street | Chicago, IL 60611 [SHOW ON MAP]
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  • Reputation: EXCELLENT
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Awards Received:

  • AAA/CAA Five Diamond Lodgings 2014
  • Conde Nast Readers' Choice List 2013
  • Conde Nast Traveler Gold 2014
  • Fodor's Choice
  • Forbes Travel Guide Four Star Awards 2014
  • Travel + Leisure 500 World's Best Hotels


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How it Ranks: Waldorf Astoria Chicago ranks #1 out of 358 Chicago Hotels based on an evaluation of expert ratings and awards, as well as user reviews. The hotel scored high enough to make the exclusive U.S. News list of the Best Hotels in the USA.

Our Take: This fashionable hotel on East Walton gathers acclaim from recent guests for its elegant design and prime location in Chicago's Gold Coast neighborhood. According to many travelers, you can't go wrong with a stay here — in large part because of the hotel's exceptional customer service. The Waldorf Astoria Chicago also wins favor from vacationing couples; some unexpected but appreciated amenities include the in-room fireplaces and 400-thread-count Italian bed linens. Accommodations here look similar to how they were when this was the Elysian Hotel, but visitors don't mind that one bit: Rooms are dressed in stylish, silvery grays and contemporary furnishings. Recent guests also say the hotel deserves kudos for its European bistro-style restaurant, Balsan. But if you're hankering for something more substantial than bistro eats, recent guests recommend exploring the Gold Coast's acclaimed restaurants and bars that are all within reach. And when you need a break from the Chi-town bustle, relax in the 14,000-square foot Elysian Spa. Because of its ties to the Waldorf Astoria brand, this hotel allows members of the Hilton HHonors rewards program to accrue or redeem points.

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Location & Top Nearby Hotels

Of 358 hotels in Chicago, 60 are ranked on the U.S. News list of the Best Hotels in Chicago. The 10 closest to Waldorf Astoria Chicago are shown on the map below. These include The Talbott Hotel (<0.5 miles) and Hotel Sofitel Chicago Water Tower (<0.5 miles).

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Nearby Things to Do

Waldorf Astoria Chicago is 1.2 miles from the #1 ranked Chicago attraction, Millennium Park. Of the 14 top rated attractions, the five closest ones are listed below.

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