The Whitehall Hotel

105 East Delaware Place | Chicago, IL 60611 [See Map]
#32 in Best Chicago Hotels
Hotel Class 4.0-star Critic Rating Moderate Guest Rating
TripAdvior Traveler Rating

Based on 283 reviews
Property Type Boutique hotel with 230 rooms, 21 floors
Primary View(s) City center
Style Modern
Best For Business travelers, Solo travelers

U.S. News Review

This landmark hotel in the Near North section of Chicago — just a block from the Magnificent Mile — offers a taste of European elegance in the midst of the city's windy bustle. Guests particularly love The Whitehall's demure sophistication, which emanates from its antique furniture and abundance of artwork. However, bear in mind that because this is an older property, guest rooms tend to be on the smaller side, which can be a deterrent for visiting families. That said, each accommodation offers a vintage aura without sacrificing convenience, sporting Egyptian cotton linens, wireless Internet access, a flat-screen HD TV and mahogany furniture. Guests say that the 2013 renovations paid off, describing the look and feel of this hotel as cozy and stylish, though some think more could have been done. However, recent visitors assure that the on-site restaurant, Fornetto Mei, and friendly service staff (the doormen, especially) more than make up for any lingering issues.

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Critic Reviews

USA Today

“High-End Suites are 550 square feet and include a guest powder room, while the Luxury and Presidential Suites are 650 square feet and offer three-dimensional artwork, a four-poster bed, a large desk and hardwood floors.”

Travel + Leisure

“Joining the ranks of such former guests as Katharine Hepburn, Robert Redford, and Sophia Loren, visitors enter the old-world-style lobby, adorned with original wood paneling and gilt-framed oil paintings.”


“An exclusive dining club for the city's elite in the 1920s, this Gold Coast boutique hotel that once hosted the likes of Katharine Hepburn and Mick Jagger has spacious, updated rooms in a stellar location close to Magnificent Mile shopping, Rush Street nightlife, and the Oak Street beach.”

Other Awards:
  • Frommer's Exceptional
  • Lonely Planet Recommended

Guest Rooms

Standard guest rooms at The Whitehall Hotel are decorated in earth tone shades, equipped with beds with Egyptian cotton down duvets and sheets, and 3-D artwork.

  • Granite counter tops and marble floors in the bathroom
  • Complimentary in-room Wi-Fi
  • Separate shower, soaking tub and vanity with makeup mirror in bathroom

Standard room size:

300 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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Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 283 guests have reviewed the The Whitehall Hotel, giving it a rating of 4.0, on a scale of 1-5.

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating: 4.0 (based on 283 reviews)

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

Location & Parking

The Whitehall Hotel is located in the Gold Coast neighborhood of downtown Chicago. Nearby attractions include Millennium Park, Navy Pier and the Art Institute of Chicago. The property is located one block west of Michigan Avenue with Magnificent Mile shopping and entertainment.

  • Valet parking includes in and out privileges
  • About 17 miles from O'Hare International Airport; 15 miles from Midway International Airport
  • The closest L train stop is located five blocks southwest

  • 24-hour valet parking ($57)
  • 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


There are three dining options at The Whitehall Hotel — Fornetto Mei Italian Restaurant, Mei's Corner Chinese Restaurant and Whitehall Place Lounge. Fornetto Mei is Italian for "Beautiful Little Oven," which is evident in the menu options that include Milanese-style thin crust pizza and beef carpaccio.

  • Mei's Corner features Mandarin, Szechuan and Taiwanese cuisine
  • Whitehall Place is a historical bar dating back to Prohibition era

Number of restaurants:


Cuisine types:

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





The fitness center at The Whitehall Hotel includes two workout areas: One room includes free weights and weight-training equipment, the other features cardio machines.

  • Open 24 hours

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


At The Whitehall Hotel, meeting and event space totals more than 3,500 square feet and includes a 1,166-square-foot ballroom. The 24-hour business center provides computer and printer services. The largest room capacity is 150 guests, the smallest room can host six guests.

  • Private dining rooms
  • Catering must be with on-site restaurants

Number of meeting rooms:

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


Four-legged pets are welcome at The Whitehall Hotel with a daily fee of $30.

  • Pets must weigh less than 30 pounds

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



Weddings are welcomed at The Whitehall Hotel. The Grand Ballroom hosts wedding ceremonies and receptions while the additional event space on location has ideal pre- and post-wedding events.

  • On-site catering permitted only
  • Theater-style seating arrangements available

Maximum wedding guest capacity:

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

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The Whitehall Hotel

105 East Delaware Place | Chicago, IL 60611 [See Full Map]