W Chicago - City Center

172 W Adams St | Chicago, IL 60603  [SEE MAP]Chicago, IL  [SEE ADDRESS]

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Trendy rooms with luxe amenities
Low floor rooms have late night noise from the nearby L train station
The W Chicago - City Center (located in the Loop, less than a mile east of the Art Institute of Chicago) is known for its trendy attire and almost cavernous feel. Like many W Hotels, this Chicago iteration is geared toward hip couples and savvy business folk. The color scheme is deep violet and gray and there is thumping techno and house music playing nearly nonstop in the lobby. Many travelers report satisfaction with their W Chicago - City Center experience. Recent guests describe the rooms as comfortable (albeit a little dark) and praise the in-suite amenities, which include 42-inch plasma TVs, iPod docking stations, Bliss Spa bath products and snack boxes. (Some recent guests do note that standard rooms are on the smaller side.) Other perks that come with a stay at this W include access to a fitness center and in-room spa services, as well as comfort items for your four-legged friends. Meanwhile, the on-site restaurant, IPO, garners compliments for its "New Urban" cuisine and chic atmosphere. And because this hotel is part of the Marriott hotel family, Marriott Bonvoy members can earn and use points here.
Chicago, IL
Hotel Class
Property Type
Hotel, 403 rooms
Primary View
City center



  • 4.0Hotel Class
  • GOODCritic Rating


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Critic Reviews



With a club-like lobby and spacious high-tech rooms done up in graphite and cream, this financial district hotel attracts both business travelers and tourists.



Rooms are also contemporary, with modern lamps and faux-fur throws on the beds, as well as up-to-date technology, including large flat-screen TVs and iPod docks."



This centrally located hotel's two-story lobby is breathtaking with its dramatic chandeliers and ornate design.

AAA/CAA Four Diamond Awards 2019

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by Tripadvisor. A total of 2907 have reviewed the W Chicago - City Center, 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 2907 reviews 4.0 (based on 2907 reviews)

Guest Rooms

The guest rooms at the W Chicago - City Center start at 253 square feet and feature amenities such as 42-inch flat-screen TVs, work desks, Tivoli clock radios and iPod docking stations. Bathrooms include marble sinks, panel-lit mirrors and fluffy W bath robes.
  • Elevated signature W bed
  • Complimentary cocktails and valet parking with PLAY Package
  • In-room Wi-Fi available for $14.95 per night

Standard room size253 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 Chicago's famous Loop, the W Chicago - City Center was originally built as a private club. The historic Beaux-Arts building is situated at the heart of Chicago's cultural center and is within walking distance of Willis Tower, the Art Institute of Chicago and Millennium Park.
  • Walking distance to Riverwalk, shopping and Chicago's theater district
  • Close to several major corporate office buildings
  • "L" train stop nearby
  • 11 miles northeast of Midway International Airport and 17 miles southeast of O'Hare International Airport
  • 24-hour valet parking ($66)
  • 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


IPO restaurant at the W Chicago - City Center serves an eclectic menu of cuisine inspired by the many cultures within Chicago. The hotel's Living Room Bar, set under gold-flecked vaulted ceilings, celebrates the 1928 Beaux-Arts architecture of the historic building with glamorous tufted furniture in intimate nooks. The bar serves cocktails and small plates from IPO.
  • 24-hour room service
  • Several restaurants within walking distance of hotel

Number of restaurants1

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


The fitness center at the W Chicago - City Center is located on the third floor and features free weights and a variety of cardio equipment. Yoga mats are also available.
  • Personal trainers available seasonally
  • Personal TVs at workout stations
  • Open 24 hours
  • Weight equipment
  • Cardio equipment
  • Yoga mats
  • Free fitness classes
  • Premium fitness classes (with fee)


The W Chicago - City Center offers 12 rooms totaling 14,000 square feet of conference and event space. The 4,000-square-foot Great Room I features sparkling chandeliers, while the Great Room II offers a fireplace for more intimate gatherings. All function rooms feature audiovisual equipment and the hotel offers W’s signature 24-hour Whatever/Whenever service.
  • On-site business center
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in Living Room and lobby
  • Up to 100,000 Starpoints, discounts and perks with meeting booking

Number of meeting rooms12

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


The P.A.W. Program at the W Hotel Chicago - City Center welcomes pets that weigh up to 40 pounds for an additional $25 per day pet fee and a $100 nonrefundable cleaning fee.
  • Pets must be leashed in public areas
  • W pet bed, turndown treat and toys in-room
  • Dog walking, grooming and pet sitting services available through concierge
  • Pets allowed (with fee)
  • Dog walking (with fee)
  • Pet-sitting (with fee)


The W Chicago - City Center features an ornate and historic ballroom with the building's original chandeliers for large wedding receptions, as well as several other venues for smaller celebrations. Private dining spaces and unique venues are available for intimate gatherings, and the hotel’s professional wedding planners can arrange special outings for bachelor or bachelorette parties, including concierge assistance to gain access into Chicago’s nightclubs and entertainment venues.
  • Custom Wow Vows website for bridal couple
  • 2014 winner of The Knot Best Weddings
  • From Ring to Bling Package includes 100,000 bonus Starpoints, complimentary wedding night accommodations and complimentary wedding toast

Maximum wedding guest capacity350

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

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