Raffaello

201 E Delaware Pl | Chicago, IL 60611-1713  [SEE MAP]Chicago, IL  [SEE ADDRESS]
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Overview

Recent guests report room rates are more affordable than nearby hotels.
Small, slow elevators and small bathrooms

If you're looking for waterfront views, then look no further than Raffaello. This trendy boutique sits about a block away from the shores of Lake Michigan on the northern fringes of Chicago's Near North neighborhood. Rooms boast a distinctly European ambiance with cream-colored decor and contemporary furnishings, not to mention Egyptian cotton linens, Keurig coffee makers and iHome stereos. Guests also praise the friendly hotel staff, and those with kids especially love Raffaello's proximity to Navy Pier and the 360 Chicago building; choose the right room and you can see the notorious skyscraper out the window. Though the Italian eatery Pelago Ristorante fares well among recent guests for its mouthwatering seafood dishes, recent guests note that the quality service and tasty eats don't come cheap. After dinner, grab a nightcap at Drumbar, located on the 18th floor rooftop. 

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Location
Chicago, IL
Hotel Class
4.0-star
Property Type
Boutique hotel, 170 rooms
Primary View
City center
Style
Modern
Best For
Business travelers, Couples, Solo travelers

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  • 4.0Hotel Class

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Critic Reviews

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The clientele is international but also includes suburbanites looking for a city fix.

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With arched windows and high ceilings, the Raffaello retains most of the turn-of-the-century, Mediterranean-style architecture from its days as a college dormitory.

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 2346 have reviewed the Raffaello, 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 2346 reviews 4.0 (based on 2346 reviews)

Guest Rooms

Originally built in 1926 as an apartment building, Raffaello offers a variety of room sizes. Bathrooms are on the smaller side but all are equipped with granite countertops, designer toiletries and showers complete with rainfall shower heads.
  • Kitchenette in every room with microwave, mini refrigerator and Keurig coffee machine
  • Complimentary in-room Wi-Fi
  • 46-inch flat-screen TV

Standard room size175 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

Raffaello is located in the Near North Side neighborhood of Chicago, one block east of The Magnificent Mile. Nearby attractions include the Water Tower Place shopping mall, parks and trails and various restaurant options.
  • Two blocks north of the Museum of Contemporary Art
  • Midway International Airport located 13 miles southwest; O'Hare International Airport sits 18 miles northwest
  • 24-hour valet parking ($65)
  • 24-hour self-parking ($35)
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service

Within walking distance of:

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

Dining

Drumbar, the signature rooftop lounge and garden at Raffaello, provides panoramic views of Chicago and is open year-round. Michelin Star award-winning chef Mauro Mafrici's Pelago Ristorante offers Italian seafood and cuisine with a fine dining atmosphere.
  • Handcrafted doughnuts provided at Glazed & Infused
  • Close to Magnificent Mile and River North dining

Number of restaurants2

Cuisine TypesItalian, American

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

Fitness

The 24-hour Sanctuary Fitness Center at Raffaello houses cardio and weight equipment.
  • Personal training available upon request
  • Jogging paths and boat rentals nearby
  • Weight equipment
  • Cardio equipment
  • Yoga mats
  • Free fitness classes
  • Premium fitness classes (with fee)

Business

Raffeallo offers 400 square feet of meeting space that can accommodate up to 25 people. The property also features a business lounge on the second floor with printing, copying and faxing services.
  • Meetings and small parities are also available at Drumbar
  • On-site meeting concierge available

Number of meeting rooms1

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

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