theWit, A Doubletree By Hilton Hotel

201 North State Street | Chicago, IL 60601 [See Map]
#22 in Best Chicago Hotels
Hotel Class 4.0-star Critic Rating Moderate Guest Rating
TripAdvior Traveler Rating

Based on 1400 reviews
Property Type Boutique hotel with 298 rooms, 27 floors
Primary View(s) City center, River
Style Modern
Best For Business travelers, Couples

U.S. News Review

As its name suggests, theWit aims to entertain. The decor — with its bright colors and stained-glass windows — evokes an amusing feel, while stand-up comedy can often be heard over the speakers in the hallways and lobby. It's no surprise why theWit tries so hard to get a rise out of you: Its perch on the end of the Theater District (next door to the Chicago Theater in the Loop) means that this hotel has some steep competition. But unlike the surrounding performance spaces, this DoubleTree-affiliated property has much more than jokes. Should you be a bigger fan of movies than stand-up, consider hosting a viewing party in the on-site movie theater. Or, guests recommend spending some time on the rooftop bar or in the hotel spa — both venues are bound to please. And the fun doesn't have to stop at bedtime: Guests love playful amenities like iPod docking stations and video game consoles (and games), which can be found in the Media and Entertainment guest rooms, and note that the staff here is very friendly. Because this hotel falls into the Hilton profile, members of the Hilton HHonors rewards program can earn and redeem points here.

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Critic Reviews


“The atmosphere at this sleek spot, topped by ROOF, one of the Loop's most happening bars around, is fun and youthful, and the rooms are moderately sized and modern, with hanging wall art meant to resemble puckered lips.”


“Entering The Wit isn’t so dissimilar from entering a dance club. Everything is ultramodern and sparkly. Staff and guests alike are bubbly.”
Award: Frommer's Recommended

Condé Nast Traveler

“This smart downtown hotel on reviving State Street combines business traveler essentials with a buzzy scene and quirky touches like recorded birdsong in the hallways.”

Other Awards:
  • AAA/CAA Four Diamond Lodgings 2015
  • Concierge.com Editor's Pick

Guest Rooms

Guest rooms at theWit offer modern decor with earth tone walls and furnishings that are accented by splashes of bright colors. Spa guest rooms are equipped with large soaking tubs and separate glass-enclosed showers. Some rooms offer floor-to-ceiling windows, and suites feature kitchens and separate living areas.

  • In-room Internet cost ranges from $11.95 to $19.95, depending on chosen speed
  • Complimentary bathrobes are available for use upon request
  • Depending on the room type, bathtubs may be combined or separated from the shower

Standard room size:

315 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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Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 1400 guests have reviewed the theWit, A Doubletree By Hilton Hotel, giving it a rating of 4.5, on a scale of 1-5.

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating: 4.5 (based on 1400 reviews)

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

Location & Parking

Located in Chicago's Loop neighborhood, theWit is steps away from many great shopping, dining and tourist destinations, while also being ideally located for business travelers. The Chicago Theatre is across the street from the hotel, and Millennium Park is less than half a mile away. Several L train stations and bus stops are within close walking distance of the property.

  • Valet parking is discounted to $49 for those driving hybrid cars
  • Shuttle and car service available through outside providers
  • About a 10-minute drive to Ohio Street Beach

  • 24-hour valet parking ($65)
  • 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


TheWit is home to State and Lake Chicago Tavern, which offers bistro fare in a relaxed tavern-style environment. The restaurant's dining options range from small plates to large entrees, and meals can be served quickly for guests who are on their way to a show. ROOF, theWit's temperature-controlled rooftop lounge, offers drinks alongside panoramic views of Chicago from the 27th floor.

  • State and Lake Chicago Tavern is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
  • Room service available daily from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Number of restaurants:


Cuisine types:

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



The spa at theWit features a menu with a generous selection of massages, facials and body treatments in softly lit treatment rooms. The spa's Whisper Lounge offers specialty teas, fruits, snacks and enhanced water beverages for extra indulgence.

  • The spa utilizes organic skin products from the certified organic Eminence Skin Care line
  • Nail and waxing services available
  • Spa patrons must be older than 12 years old

Services offered:

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


The trendy and youthful atmosphere at theWit does not create the most kid-friendly environment, but rooms are spacious enough to hold families with children comfortably. Connecting rooms are available for additional space.

  • Hilton Family Fun packages available
  • Cribs provided upon request
  • Chocolate chip cookie upon check-in

  • Kids club
  • Cribs
  • High chairs


TheWit offers a 2,449-square-foot fitness center with cardio and weight-training equipment. A semi-private yoga studio is also available on-site.

  • Complimentary water and towels provided
  • Fitness center is open 24 hours a day

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


TheWit's on-site business center is equipped with computers and faxing, photocopying and printing capabilities. Meeting spaces are available for a variety of functions, including ballrooms for hosting up to 300 guests and a theater with plush recliners for up to 40 guests.

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi provided on the first and second floors
  • Audiovisual equipment rental available
  • Office rental and secretarial services available

Number of meeting rooms:

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




TheWit has multiple spaces that can be used for wedding dinners, ceremonies and receptions of different sizes. Guests desiring an outdoor reception can host their wedding at ROOF and take advantage of panoramic views of the city from the 27th floor.

  • Multiple wedding packages available to suit a variety of needs
  • Up to 300 guests can be accommodated for wedding events
  • Audiovisual equipment available

Maximum wedding guest capacity:

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

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theWit, A Doubletree By Hilton Hotel

201 North State Street | Chicago, IL 60601 [See Full Map]