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The Peninsula Chicago

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

Based on 896 reviews
Property Type Hotel with 339 rooms, 20 floors
Primary View(s) City center
Style Traditional
Best For Business travelers, Families, Couples

U.S. News Review

Occupying prime real estate on Chicago's coveted Magnificent Mile, The Peninsula Chicago combines Hong Kong's cosmopolitan flair with the Windy City's Midwestern charm. Travelers describe the guest rooms as comfortable thanks to their creamy color palette and plush furniture, not to mention their modern techie touches, like a bedside remote command station that controls the lights, television and room temperatures. Meanwhile, the renowned Peninsula Spa is in a class by itself: The Peninsula Spa houses numerous treatment rooms, as well as fitness facilities, to help promote a healthy urban lifestyle. In fact, the spa facilities here have earned The Peninsula Chicago many an accolade from health and leisure magazines. Another honorable mention goes to the afternoon tea served in the lobby bar, which visitors say is a nice and welcome touch. During your stay, guests recommend making time for the tasty Cantonese dishes served in the Shanghai Terrace restaurant. However, for many travelers, it was The Peninsula's friendly service staff that convinced them to stay here again.

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Critic Reviews

Oyster.com

“The Peninsula Chicago, a classic 339-room Chicago hotel right on the Magnificent Mile, exudes elegance and luxury — from the bright and welcoming interior decor, to the immaculate indoor pool and sunbathing terrace.”

Travel + Leisure

“As you walk into the Peninsula, the concierge and receptionist greet you by name; classical music plays when you enter one of the 339 rooms; and your bedside table has a control panel to manage the lighting, deactivate the doorbell for privacy, and alert housekeeping when you want service.”

Fodor's

“One of three American branches of the venerable Hong Kong–based chain, Chicago's Peninsula features a rooftop lap pool enclosed in a Zen aerie with stunning views.”
Award: Fodor's Choice

Frommer's

“Rooms here are among the largest in town, measuring in at 530 square feet.”
Award: Frommer's Highly Recommended

Other Awards:
  • AAA/CAA Four Diamond Lodgings 2015
  • Concierge.com Editor's Pick
  • Condé Nast Readers' Choice List 2014
  • Forbes Travel Guide Five Star Awards 2014
  • Lonely Planet Recommended

Guest Rooms

The Peninsula Chicago integrates technology into each room to increase an already high level of comfort. Guest rooms are spacious — the smallest room measures 527 square feet — and each has a bedside panel that allows guests to control features like lighting and room temperature.

  • TV and waterproof remote control connected to each bathtub
  • Complimentary shoe shining service provided
  • Minibar is standard in each room, and additional minifridge is available upon request

Standard room size:

527 square feet
  • Internet (free)
  • 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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A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 896 guests have reviewed the The Peninsula Chicago, giving it a rating of 4.5, on a scale of 1-5.

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating: 4.5 (based on 896 reviews)

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Amenities

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

Location & Parking

Located adjacent to Chicago's Magnificent Mile on North Michigan Avenue, The Peninsula Chicago puts guests within reach of several shopping and dining destinations without them having to walk more than a block. Navy Pier, Cloud Gate and The Art Institute of Chicago are all within a mile of the property.

  • Complimentary house car will shuttle guests within a 2-mile radius of the hotel
  • Many bus stops and L train stations within walking distance

  • 24-hour valet parking ($65)
  • 24-hour self-parking
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service (free)

Within walking distance of:

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

Dining

Shanghai Terrace is The Peninsula Chicago's award-winning on-site restaurant that features both traditional and contemporary Chinese dishes. Pierrot Gourmet features French bistro cuisine in a rustic-style restaurant that also offers outdoor patio dining. The Lobby restaurant serves American cuisine and offers "Chocolate at the Pen," a chocolate bar that is available every Friday and Saturday night.

  • Afternoon tea is served daily at The Lobby
  • Pierrot Gourmet and The Lobby are open for breakfast daily
  • The Bar remains open until 1 a.m. most nights for cocktails and light bites

Number of restaurants:

3

Cuisine types:

Asian, American, French

Awards:

AAA/CAA, Forbes Star Rating
  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • Free breakfast

Pool

The Peninsula Chicago features a half Olympic-length indoor pool with plenty of space for swimming laps. An adjoining outdoor terrace is available for lounging during warm weather. Children younger than 16 must be accompanied by an adult in the pool area.

  • Pool reaches a maximum depth of 4.5 feet
  • Aqua exercise classes available
  • Pool area also features a whirlpool

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

The Peninsula offers a variety of Asian-inspired massages and body treatments at the on-site spa, which occupies the 19th and 20th floors of the hotel. Guests can also indulge in facials and nail salon services.

  • Men's treatments available
  • With the exception of facials and nail services, spa treatments are limited to guests ages 18 and older
  • Towels and slippers provided

Services offered:

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

Kids

With rooms and suites at The Peninsula Chicago being some of the most spacious in the area, families traveling with children have plenty of space to spread out even in the most basic room. Kids will enjoy being greeted by Peter Bear, The Peninsula's large stuffed bear, and lucky young guests may even receive a toy or treat from Peter Bear during their stay.

  • Special family packages available to offer extra child-friendly amenities
  • Cribs and high chairs can be delivered to rooms upon request
  • Adjoining rooms are available for families needing additional space
  • Kids club
  • Cribs
  • High chairs

Fitness

Guests of The Peninsula Chicago can exercise while taking in views of the city skyline from the fitness center located on the 20th floor. The gym features cardiovascular and weight-training equipment, as well as more than 30 complimentary fitness classes each week. A rooftop ice skating rink is open during the winter months.

  • Personal trainers available
  • Fitness clothing and towels can be borrowed from the hotel
  • Gym is open daily but hours vary

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

Business

The Peninsula Chicago's various event spaces are able host small board meetings and large business receptions. Some meeting rooms are flexible to meet the needs of the event. A business center is available for guest use on the sixth floor of the hotel.

  • Printer, scanner and fax machine provided in guest rooms along with an oversized work desk
  • A variety of audiovisual equipment is available, along with technical support services
  • The Terrace can be reserved for private outdoor business functions

Number of meeting rooms:

10
  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • Meeting and event planners available

Pets

The Peninsula Chicago welcomes pets up to 20 pounds for a $50 fee.

  • Must sign a pet waiver
  • Must stay on the designated pet floor (ninth floor)

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

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Wedding

The Peninsula Chicago's ballroom can host a wedding reception of up to 550 guests and features a city backdrop through its floor-to-ceiling windows. During warmer months, The Terrace is available for couples to host outdoor receptions of up to 450 guests. Four smaller venues can also be booked for more intimate wedding celebrations.

  • Complimentary Bridal Suite provided for the bride and groom after booking a wedding with 100 or more guests
  • Wedding planning team can help coordinate ceremony and reception details
  • Audiovisual equipment available

Maximum wedding guest capacity:

550
  • Hotel hosts weddings
  • Outdoor space for weddings
  • Wedding planners available

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The Peninsula Chicago

108 East Superior Street | Chicago, IL 60611 [See Full Map]