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The Westin Michigan Avenue Chicago

909 North Michigan Avenue | Chicago, IL 60611 [See Map]
#42 in Best Chicago Hotels
Hotel Class 4.0-star Critic Rating Moderate Guest Rating
TripAdvior Traveler Rating

Based on 1427 reviews
Property Type Hotel with 752 rooms, 27 floors
Primary View(s) City center
Style Traditional
Best For Business travelers, Solo travelers

U.S. News Review

Sitting right at the corner of Michigan and Delaware avenues, this Westin hotel is just steps from Magnificent Mile's best boutiques. And if you've got kids in tow, you'll appreciate the hotel's proximity to Navy Pier (roughly 15 minutes away by bus). Guests note that the Westin's downtown location is its best feature, but convenience does have its drawbacks. Some previous visitors complain of small rooms that could use a facelift and a noisy atmosphere due to traffic on the street below. Do your best to reserve a spot on a higher floor; no matter which room you end up in, you'll find it features Westin's signature Heavenly bed and bath fixtures, as well as a flat-screen TV and wireless Internet access (for a fee). Plus, several travelers say that they're willing to forgive the cramped conditions as a result of the Westin's reasonably priced rates. When you're not out on the town, you can get your workout in at the hotel fitness center, or you can stop counting calories and enjoy a meal at The Grill on the Alley, which receives praise for its prime steak and fresh seafood. Meanwhile, Starwood Preferred Guests can collect or cash in points by choosing to bed down here.

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Critic Reviews

AAA

“No matter what brings you to The Westin Michigan Avenue Chicago, you'll be tempted to linger in your room with its luxurious snow-white bedding and a marble bathroom.”
Award: AAA/CAA Four Diamond Lodgings 2015

Fodor's

“The lobby is a bit like an airport terminal — long, narrow, and full of folks tapping away on laptops.”

Other Awards:
  • Lonely Planet Recommended

Guest Rooms

Standard rooms at The Westin Michigan Avenue are decorated with mahogany furniture and signature Westin Heavenly beds. Each room features a 37-inch flat-screen TV and large desk with ergonomic chair.

  • Bathroom with marble countertop and rainfall shower
  • Coffee maker and minifridge
  • In-room Wi-Fi costs $12.95 per 24 hours

Standard room size:

325 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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A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 1427 guests have reviewed the The Westin Michigan Avenue Chicago, giving it a rating of 4.0, on a scale of 1-5.

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating: 4.0 (based on 1427 reviews)

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Amenities

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

Location & Parking

The Westin Michigan Avenue Chicago is nestled along the Magnificent Mile providing optimal access to dozens of retailers, restaurants and music clubs. Its location at one end of the Magnificent Mile reduces the trouble of traffic congestion in and out of the hotel.

  • Two blocks from The Water Tower Place
  • About a mile from the Navy Pier and Millennium Park
  • About 15 miles from O'Hare International Airport and Midway International Airport

  • 24-hour valet parking ($67)
  • 24-hour self-parking
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service

Within walking distance of:

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

Dining

The Grill on the Alley is the Westin Michigan Avenue's upscale restaurant that serves American favorites like lobster bisque, prime cut steaks and handcrafted cocktails. For dining away from the hotel, there are plenty of world-famous restaurants within walking distance of the property.

  • The Grill on the Alley is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Cafe a la Carte brews Starbucks coffee and offers light snacks

Number of restaurants:

1

Cuisine types:

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

Pool

Spa

The hotel is home to the Body Rituals Boutique Spa. Naturopatheica skin care and SpaRituals vegan nail care is used at the boutique spa. Spa treatments include a lemongrass scrub, lava shell massage and clinically-approved facials.

  • Appointments required
  • Open seven days a week
  • Spa and room packages available

Services offered:

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

Kids

Although The Westin Michigan Avenue does not have an on-site kids club, the Westin Eat Well Menu for Kids is available. SuperChefs, including doctors, chefs and dietitians, have created a nutritious menu for Westin hotels with kids in mind.

  • Designed to educate kids on the importance of eating healthy

  • Kids club
  • Cribs
  • High chairs

Fitness

The WestinWORKOUT Fitness Studio is available for guests 24 hours a day. The gym is equipped with cardio and weight training equipment and headphones are provided. New Balance athletic shoes and apparel are available to rent throughout your length of stay for $5.

  • Running trails and maps provided
  • Personal training 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 conference center at The Westin Michigan Avenue boasts 37,000 square feet of space and includes a 7,749-square-foot ballroom. A FedEx Office Print and Ship Center is also available on the premises to assist with all printing services.

  • Videoconferencing and audiovisual services available
  • Catering provided by the hotel

Number of meeting rooms:

34
  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • Meeting and event planners available

Pets

A doggie welcome kit is received upon arrival at The Westin Michigan Avenue that includes a Westin Heavenly dog bed, floor mat and food and water bowl. Guests are not charged a fee for their pet unless the room requires additional cleaning or is damaged.

  • Local groomers, dog parks and pet supply is provided by the front desk
  • Dog privacy door tag to alert housekeeping that your dog is in the room
  • One dog allowed per room, up to 50 pounds

  • Pets allowed (free)
  • Dog walking
  • Pet-sitting

Golf

Wedding

Weddings at the Westin Chicago are hosted in one of three ballrooms — either The Chicago Ballroom, The Michigan Ballroom or The Great Lakes Grand Ballroom. Points earned from hosting a wedding at The Westin can be used toward a honeymoon package at any Starwood Hotels & Resorts property.

  • On-site wedding specialist
  • The Great Lakes Grand Ballroom is the largest
  • Pre- and post-wedding events can be hosted at the hotel

Maximum wedding guest capacity:

500
  • Hotel hosts weddings
  • Outdoor space for weddings
  • Wedding planners available

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