InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile

505 North Michigan Avenue | Chicago, IL 60611-3827  [SEE MAP]Chicago, IL  [SEE ADDRESS]

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Historic architectural details throughout the property
High fees for in-room Wi-Fi and parking
The InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile still has touches of its historic 1929 incarnation as the Medinah Athletic Club. The original hand-stenciled ceilings and tapestries continue to adorn the lobby, while rooms in the Historic Tower have Old World features like vintage patterns and gold accents. And though much of the original athletic club's facilities were reconfigured to make way for the hotel's amenities, the junior Olympic swimming pool (in all its vintage opulence) remains. Still, this Chicago hotel has kept up with the times: Guest rooms come equipped with high-speed internet access (for a fee), flat-screen TVs and minibars. In addition to this InterContinental's antique charm, recent visitors also laud the hotel's mid-Magnificent Mile locale and its exceptional staff. The only thing travelers lamented was the fee for in-room Wi-Fi and the pricey charge for on-site parking. The Eno wine bar, however, earns praise from discerning diners for its master sommelier selections, and travelers also appreciate the hearty plates served at Michael Jordan's Steakhouse. The icing on the cake: Members of the IHG Rewards Club loyalty program can earn points by staying here or cash in rewards to help cover the cost of their stay.
Chicago, IL
Hotel Class
Property Type
Hotel, 792 rooms
Primary View
City center, River
Modern, Historic



  • 4.5Hotel Class


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Critic Reviews



Blessed with a double-threat of sumptuous historic architecture and an enviable location just off Chicago's iconic Magnificent Mile, it's no shocker why this property has remained a stalwart for nearly a century.



This expansive hotel has two towers with a distinctive conference center designed with Spanish, Egyptian, Roman and Asian influences. The rooms vary in size but all have cushy robes and slippers.

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by Tripadvisor. A total of 6081 have reviewed the InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile, giving it a rating of 4, on a scale of 1-5.

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Tripadvisor Travel Rating: Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 6081 reviews 4.0 (based on 6081 reviews)

Guest Rooms

While the building has maintained many of its architectural details since it was built in 1929, the guest rooms at the InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile have been updated with modern decor that incorporates old Chicago style through reproduction fabrics, carpets and details gleaned from early photos. In-room amenities include minibars, coffee makers, spacious work desks, Wi-Fi access and flat-screen TVs.
  • Grand Tower rooms have spectacular views of Lake Michigan and the city
  • Presidential and Royal suites have multistory layouts
Nightly resort fee$12.55

Standard room size250 square feet

  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Internet
  • Wireless internet
  • Free internet
  • Fee for internet usage
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Location & Parking

The InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile, located off of Chicago's world-famous Michigan Avenue, is situated within steps of many of the city's shops, restaurants and museums. Several major attractions and entertainment venues are also within walking distance of the hotel.
  • Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art, Children's Museum, Terra Museum, Theater District and Navy Pier within walking distance
  • About 20 miles southeast of O'Hare International Airport; 13 miles northeast of Midway International Airport
  • 24-hour valet parking ($75)
  • 24-hour self-parking
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service

Within walking distance of:

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


The InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile offers a variety of dining options, from a Starbucks in the lobby to ENO, a trendy wine bar and tasting room that features chocolate and cheese from around the world. The Breakfast Cafe serves brunch and breakfast, while Michael Jordan's Steakhouse serves up prime, dry-aged beef.
  • Starbucks overlooks Michigan Avenue

Number of restaurants2

Cuisine TypesAmerican

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


This hotel features a junior Olympic-sized heated indoor pool. The huge lap pool is located in an imposing and well-lit space filled with ornate columns and arches.
  • Open daily until 10 p.m.
  • No lifeguard on duty
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Lap pool
  • Wading pool
  • Lazy river
  • Family pool
  • Infinity pool
  • Whirlpool/hot tub
  • Adults-only pool
  • Lifeguard on duty
  • Poolside service
  • Waterslide
  • Deck chairs or cabanas
  • Pool bar


The combined spa and health club at the InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile is spread across three levels. Featuring three treatment rooms, a sauna and separate locker rooms for men and women, the spa offers a full line of services, including reflexology, aromatherapy, massages and body treatments.
  • Chair massages for corporate events
  • Signature sugar honey body polish treatment

Services offered:

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


The InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile offers a variety of family-friendly packages. One example is The Snuggle Is Real package, which includes a lion plush teddy, hot cocoa and homemade marshmallows, unlimited in-room movies and more.
    • Kids Club
    • Free Kids Club
    • Fee for Kids Club
    • Cribs
    • High Chairs


    The fitness center at the InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile is part of a three-level fitness and spa complex that features a junior Olympic-sized pool. The exercise facility offers cardio and weight-training equipment.
    • Yoga mats and exercise balls
    • Open 24 hours
    • Dry sauna on-site
    • Weight equipment
    • Cardio equipment
    • Yoga mats
    • Free fitness classes
    • Premium fitness classes (with fee)


    The InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile offers 45,000 square feet of event space across 28 different meeting rooms. The hotel features four historic ballrooms on three levels, including the ornate French-inspired Renaissance Room and the Grand Ballroom that has 37 hand-painted murals and a 12,000-pound Baccarat Crystal chandelier. Group meeting packages offer a wide variety of perks, from IHG Rewards Club points to discounts and free Wi-Fi access in guest rooms.
    • Business Sense package includes parking, Wi-Fi and breakfast
    • Business center with computer, printing, fax and photocopying open 24 hours a day
    • Kosher catering

    Number of meeting rooms28

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


    The InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile welcomes guests with pets for a $100 pet fee, $50 of which is refundable. Pet-friendly rooms are located in the Historic Tower.
    • Pets must be kenneled when guests are out of the room
    • Rental kennels available with advance notice
    • Both dogs and cats are welcome without any size or weight restrictions
    • Pets allowed (with fee)
    • Dog walking
    • Pet-sitting


    The InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile invites guests to select from a wide variety of engagement and wedding packages, including a special offer for a complimentary honeymoon. The hotel is home to a collection of opulent wedding venues, including four historic ballrooms. Guests can also request wedding decor, such as custom table linens, Rene Ozorio bone china, Schott Zwiesel stemware and Fortessa flatware.
    • Complimentary deluxe suite accommodations for brides and grooms
    • Custom cuisine including Indian and Kosher options
    • Hosts weddings of all religious, cultural and sexual orientations

    Maximum wedding guest capacity700

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

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