Best W Hotels & Resorts in Chicago

The W brand is the trendy younger sibling of St. Regis and The Luxury Collection, bringing a taste... READ MORE
The W brand is the trendy younger sibling of St. Regis and The Luxury Collection, bringing a taste of contemporary chic to the Marriott clan. (And because of its Marriott affiliation, W's loyal customers can earn and use Marriott Rewards points toward free nights and room upgrades.) The W brand's portfolio features 52 hotels around the world. These properties receive high praise from travelers for their sleek, vibrant decor and their convenient amenities like fitness centers and Bliss and AWAY spas. Meanwhile, the hotels' WIRED tech-friendly features (including high-speed internet) make them popular among business travelers, and the W brand's swanky bars and lounges and trendy in-house restaurants appeal to a younger crowd. These aspects, along with exceptional customer service, have earned a number of W properties a place on our Best Hotels in the USABest Hotels in Mexico, Best Hotels in Europe and Best Hotels in Canada rankings; those properties are listed below.

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    W Chicago - Lakeshore
    Chicago, IL
    4.5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 2041 reviewsTripAdvisor (2041)

    Overlooking Lake Michigan (as you might've guessed from its name), this W hotel offers guests a trendy Chicago home base just minutes from some of the city's top attractions. Popular hotel features include the Bliss Spa on the eighth floor, as well as CURRENT restaurant, which serves seasonal modern Italian cuisine. Meanwhile, the accommodations feature decor with bright pops of color here and there, as well as LCD flat-screen TVs, minifridges, high-speed Internet access and amenities for your pet, should you require them. Guests say they enjoy the W Chicago - Lakeshore's waterfront location, but some found difficulty with an at-times too-cool staff and were disappointed with charges for in-room Wi-Fi. And because this hotel is part of the Marriott hotel family, Marriott Bonvoy members can earn and use points here.

    Chicago, IL
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 2041 reviewsTripAdvisor (2041)
    4.5-star Hotel Class
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    W Chicago - City Center
    Chicago, IL
    4-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 2799 reviewsTripAdvisor (2799)

    The W Chicago - City Center (located in the Loop, less than a mile east of the Art Institute of Chicago) is known for its trendy attire and almost cavernous feel. Like many W Hotels, this Chicago iteration is geared toward hip couples and savvy business folk. The color scheme is deep violet and gray and there is thumping techno and house music playing nearly nonstop in the lobby. Many travelers report satisfaction with their W Chicago - City Center experience. Recent guests describe the rooms as comfortable (albeit a little dark) and praise the in-suite amenities, which include 42-inch plasma TVs, iPod docking stations, Bliss Spa bath products and snack boxes. (Some recent guests do note that standard rooms are on the smaller side.) Other perks that come with a stay at this W include access to a fitness center and in-room spa services, as well as comfort items for your four-legged friends. Meanwhile, the on-site restaurant, IPO, garners compliments for its "New Urban" cuisine and chic atmosphere. And because this hotel is part of the Marriott hotel family, Marriott Bonvoy members can earn and use points here.

    Chicago, IL
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 2799 reviewsTripAdvisor (2799)
    4.0-star Hotel Class

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