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Thompson Chicago

21 E. Bellevue Place | Chicago, IL 60611-1174  [SEE MAP]Chicago, IL  [SEE ADDRESS]

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The on-site restaurant is popular with guests and locals alike
No coffee makers in rooms
The Thompson Chicago sits in the Near North Side neighborhood, one block back from Chicago's Michigan Avenue near Oak Street Beach and close to many attractions and restaurants. Recent guests loved the location of this Thompson property and all agreed that the decor in the lobby, including the large fireplace with its library feel, strike a nice balance between refined and homey. Past visitors said that everyone from the general manager to the doorman is congenial – and they're especially skilled at remembering names here. The Thompson Chicago's rooms offer a sleek, sophisticated design, featuring floor-to-ceiling windows with views of Lake Michigan and The Magnificent Mile, 400-thread-count Sferra linens and bathrooms with rainfall showers. Nico Osteria serves as the hotel's Italian-inspired seafood restaurant, offering dishes like lobster spaghetti and swordfish pancetta, while the Salone Nico keeps up the European feel with an extensive wine list from Greece and Italy, although both dining options can be a bit pricey for some travelers' tastes.
Chicago, IL
Hotel Class
Property Type
Boutique hotel, 247 rooms
Primary View
City center, Lake



  • 4.5Hotel Class


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Critic Reviews



The lobby welcomes guests with a homey feel — a warm fireplace, living-room-style seating, and bookshelves to peruse.



This hotel features a stylish lobby with plush soft seating, a fireplace and an inviting bar.

Condé Nast Traveler


Four things really stand out at the Windy City's 247-room Thompson hotel: the superlative service, the location (in the heart of the Gold Coast), the rooms (with their jewel-toned furniture, enormous windows, especially huge showers, and REN products), and, most of all, the restaurant.

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by Tripadvisor. A total of 2927 have reviewed the Thompson 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 2927 reviews 4.5 (based on 2927 reviews)

Guest Rooms

Standard guest rooms at the Thompson Chicago feature sleek, sophisticated decor, quirky artwork, and comfortable sitting areas. Floor-to-ceiling windows offer city and lake views. Spacious bathrooms are covered in white tiles and feature rainfall showerheads.
  • 400-thread-count linens
  • Bedside USB chargers
Nightly resort fee$17

Standard room size350 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

Located in downtown Chicago just north of The Magnificent Mile, the Thompson Chicago is convenient to some of the city's most noteworthy attractions, restaurants and shopping spots. Within walking distance are Water Tower Place, the Museum of Contemporary Art and Lake Michigan.
  • 18 miles southeast of O'Hare International Airport
  • 13 miles northeast of Midway International Airport
  • About 2 miles north of Millennium Park
  • 24-hour valet parking ($73)
  • 24-hour self-parking
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service (free)

Within walking distance of:

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


The Thompson Chicago is home to Nico Osteria, which serves Italian seafood dishes in a warm, rustic environment. The hotel bar, Salone Nico, serves cocktails, wine and light bites.
  • Nico Osteria serves breakfast, weekend brunch, lunch and dinner
  • 24-hour in-room dining

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


Cribs, rollaway beds and babysitting services are available for an additional fee.
    • Kids Club
    • Free Kids Club
    • Fee for Kids Club
    • Cribs
    • High Chairs


    The Thompson Chicago’s gym consists of cardio machines, free weights, fitness balls and a punching bag.
    • Towels provided
    • Weight equipment
    • Cardio equipment
    • Yoga mats
    • Free fitness classes
    • Premium fitness classes (with fee)


    The Thompson Chicago offers business travelers 12,000 square feet of event space. The largest room, the Chicago 7 Ballroom, features floor-to-ceiling windows with stunning city views.
    • Penthouse lofts for small meetings or pre-event hospitality
    • Audiovisual equipment available

    Number of meeting rooms11

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


    Pets are welcome at the Thompson Chicago, and there are no size restrictions or extra charges for canine guests. The front desk can also recommend neighborhood hot spots where dogs are welcome.
      • Pets allowed (with fee)
      • Dog walking
      • Pet-sitting (with fee)


      The hotel's flexible space for weddings and receptions includes an array of options for small and large events. Pre-function space is also available.
      • Private dining for small events at the on-site Nico Osteria
      • On-site catering and event planning

      Maximum wedding guest capacity221

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

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