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
Best For
Business travelers, Families, Groups


  • 4.5Hotel Class
  • GOODCritic Rating


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Critic Reviews

Other Awards

  • Frommer's Very Highly Recommended



Renovations completed in 2013 made this historic hotel even more equipped to address the evolving needs of today's traveler...

Fodor's Choice



This expansive hotel has two towers, elegant and contemporary guest rooms and distinctive conference center areas designed with Egyptian, Roman, Grecian and Asian influences.

AAA/CAA Four Diamond Awards 2019

Other Awards

  • Frommer's Very Highly Recommended

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 5459 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 5459 reviews 4.0 (based on 5459 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

Standard room size250 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

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
  • American Girl Place, popular with children, is three blocks from hotel
  • About 20 miles southeast of O'Hare International Airport; 13 miles northeast of Midway International Airport
  • 24-hour valet parking ($68)
  • 24-hour self-parking
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service

Within walking distance of:

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


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 Center Court offers internationally themed buffets, while Michael Jordan's Steakhouse serves up prime, dry-aged beef.
  • Starbucks overlooks Michigan Avenue
  • The Center Court serves breakfast and brunch

Number of restaurants4

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
  • Family pool
  • Infinity pool
  • Whirlpool/hot tub
  • Adults-only pool
  • Lap pool
  • Wading pool
  • Lazy river
  • Seasonal
  • Indoor
  • Outdoor
  • Indoor/outdoor combo
  • Pool bar
  • Lifeguard on duty
  • Poolside service
  • Waterslide
  • Deck chairs or cabanas


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, in conjunction with the nearby American Girl Place, offers an American Girl Place Experience. The package includes a doll-sized American Girl Place bed and turndown service (for both the child and doll) that includes milk and a cupcake, a complimentary specialty breakfast for two girls, and a free in-room movie with popcorn.
  • American Girl Place is three blocks from hotel
  • American Girl Place personal assistant for reservations and shopping outings
  • 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)
  • Bicycles
  • Tennis
  • Guided runs
  • Paddle boats
  • Motor boats


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, plus a refundable fee of $50. 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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