The Ritz-Carlton, Chicago

160 E Pearson St at Water Tower Place | Chicago, IL 60611-2308  [SEE MAP]Chicago, IL  [SEE ADDRESS]
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The Ritz-Carlton, Chicago

160 E Pearson St at Water Tower Place | Chicago, IL 60611-2308  [SEE MAP]Chicago, IL  [SEE ADDRESS]
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Courtesy of The Ritz-Carlton, Chicago

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Overview

Located one block away from The Magnificent Mile
Room rates here are expensive

The Ritz-Carlton, Chicago is recognized by guests as one of the city's best luxury hotels for families. Children are not only supplied with child-sized bathrobes and complimentary toiletries, but can also take part in select treatments at the spa alongside their parents. Additionally, families can take a dip in the indoor pool or take advantage of the hotel's primo location along The Magnificent Mile. Other amenities include the tasty Torali restaurant, a 24-hour fitness center and wellness classes like rooftop yoga and Pilates. Guest rooms at The Ritz-Carlton, Chicago boast shades of cream, blue and gray and amenities like flat-screen TVs, luxury bedding and marble bathrooms. Previous visitors recommend a room on a higher floor so you can get more enjoyment from the large picture windows. Keep in mind that members of the Marriott Rewards program can earn and redeem points by choosing to stay here.

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Location
Chicago, IL
Hotel Class
5.0-star
Property Type
Hotel, 434 rooms
Primary View
City center, Lake
Style
Traditional
Best For
Business travelers, Couples, Groups, Families

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  • 5.0Hotel Class
  • GREATCritic Rating

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Critic Reviews

Critic Reviews

Other Awards

  • AAA/CAA Four Diamond Awards 2018
  • Condé Nast Readers' Choice List 2017
  • Fodor's Choice
  • Forbes Travel Guide Four Star Awards 2017

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Rooms are on floors 13 through 31, which means the floors here (and at sister property The Four Seasons) begin where many hotels stop, and views are what you're really paying for.

Frommer's Very Highly Recommended

Other Awards

  • AAA/CAA Four Diamond Awards 2018
  • Condé Nast Readers' Choice List 2017
  • Fodor's Choice
  • Forbes Travel Guide Four Star Awards 2017

Guest Reviews

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 588 have reviewed the The Ritz-Carlton, Chicago, giving it a rating of 4.5, on a scale of 1-5.

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TripAdvisor Travel Rating: TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 588 reviews 4.5 (based on 588 reviews)

Guest Rooms

Guest Rooms

Guest rooms at The Ritz-Carlton, Chicago are outfitted with traditional furnishings in a cream, pewter or blue topaz color scheme. Each room features large windows that offer views of the lake or Chicago skyline. Minifridges can be delivered to guest rooms upon request.
  • Housekeeping services available twice daily
  • In-room safe, iron and ironing board
  • Down duvets and pillows can be exchanged with hypoallergenic pillows upon request

Standard room size380 square feet

  • Internet (free)
  • 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

Location & Parking

With its location atop the Water Tower Place shopping complex, The Ritz-Carlton, Chicago claims a coveted spot on The Magnificent Mile. Extensive shopping and dining options are within walking distance, and many are available without even leaving the building. Lake Shore Park is located two blocks east of the hotel and offers tennis courts, playgrounds and a track.
  • Oak Street Beach is five blocks north
  • O'Hare International Airport sits about 20 miles northwest; Midway International Airport is roughly 15 miles southwest
  • 24-hour valet parking ($71)
  • 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

Dining

Dining

The Ritz-Carlton, Chicago is home to Torali, an Italian restaurant that sits on the hotel's 12th floor. The eatery also features a rooftop lounge with cocktails and shared plates. The Cafe is a greenhouse-inspired space where guests can drink coffees from La Colombe.
  • Room service available 24 hours a day

Number of restaurants1

Cuisine TypesItalian

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

Pool

Pool

The Ritz-Carlton, Chicago's indoor swimming pool is part of the fitness facility. The heated pool features four lanes for swimming laps.
  • Pool permits children younger than 12 permitted during children's hours
  • Pool is open until 10 p.m. each night
  • Children 16 and under 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

Spa

Spa

The Carlton Club spa at The Ritz-Carlton, Chicago offers massages, facials and body treatments. Seasonal services are available, and 15-minute body enhancements can be added to body treatments. The facility is open daily from 8 or 9 a.m. until 8 or 9 p.m.
  • Teen and kids treatments
  • Manicure and pedicure services
  • Waxing services

Services offered:

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

Kids

Kids

The Ritz-Carlton, Chicago offers a variety of children's amenities, including child-sized bathrobes and toiletries. Kids 4-12 can also participate in the Ritz Kids program.
  • Childproofed rooms available upon request
  • To receive child amenities, make sure to notify the hotel of the names and ages of the children traveling with you
  • Kids club
  • Cribs
  • High chairs

Fitness

Fitness

The 24-hour fitness center is filled with cardio and strength-training equipment. Fitness classes (think: yoga, Zumba and body conditioning) are available daily for an additional fee of $20 per session.
  • Personal training sessions
  • Guests must be over 18 to use the fitness center
  • Weight equipment
  • Cardio equipment
  • Yoga mats
  • Free fitness classes
  • Premium fitness classes (with fee)
  • Bicycles
  • Tennis
  • Guided runs
  • Paddle boats
  • Motor boats

Business

Business

The Ritz-Carlton, Chicago's on-site business center is open 24 hours a day and is staffed by the Business Center Coordinator from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on weekdays. The property offers twenty meeting rooms to service a variety of function sizes, and audiovisual equipment and support is available on-site as well.
  • Fax machines available upon request
  • Translation and interpretation services
  • Loaner computers and cell phones

Number of meeting rooms20

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

Pets

Pets

The Ritz-Carlton, Chicago welcomes pets for a one-time fee of $100. No more than two pets are permitted in each room.
  • Dog bed and food and water bowls
  • Pets allowed (with fee)
  • Dog walking
  • Pet-sitting

Wedding

Wedding

The Ritz-Carlton, Chicago offers space to host weddings of up to 620 guests in its ballroom, which features floor-to-ceiling windows and a 400,000-crystal chandelier. Several smaller spaces are available for more intimate ceremonies, including Torali, which offers outdoor space on the rooftop for up to 100 guests.
  • Wedding packages are available, including honeymoon offers
  • On-site catering services
  • Wedding specialists on staff to help plan event details

Maximum wedding guest capacity620

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

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