Waldorf Astoria Chicago

11 East Walton Street | Chicago, IL 60611 [See Map]
#3 in Best Chicago Hotels
Hotel Class 5.0-star Critic Rating Excellent Guest Rating
TripAdvior Traveler Rating

Based on 1391 reviews

U.S. News Review

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 hustle and bustle, relax with a massage, a quick workout or a dip in the indoor pool at the hotel's Spa & Health Club. 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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Awards Received

  • AAA/CAA Five Diamond Lodgings 2015
  • Condé Nast Readers' Choice List 2014
  • Fodor's Choice
  • Forbes Travel Guide Four Star Awards 2014
  • Frommer's Exceptional
  • Lonely Planet Recommended
  • Travel + Leisure 500 World's Best Hotels 2015

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 1391 guests have reviewed the Waldorf Astoria Chicago, giving it a rating of 5.0, on a scale of 1-5.

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating: 5.0 (based on 1391 reviews)

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Waldorf Astoria Chicago

11 East Walton Street | Chicago, IL 60611 [See Full Map]