Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park Rating: 4.0 Pearls
The Loop, Chicago, Illinois

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Pros

Cons

  • Pricey parking
  • Fee to use fitness center
  • Daily fee for Wi-Fi

Bottom Line

This 687-room luxury hotel — renovated in 2010 — is in the Loop neighborhood, near Millennium Park and Lake Michigan. Big rooms have separate soaking tubs and showers (which even pricier hotels like the Ritz-Carlton lack), iPod docks and 42-inch flat-screen TVs. Add an excellent Asian restaurant, a wine bar, a spa, and stunning design by David Rockwell, and you've got one of Chicago's most luxurious hotels in this price range. But you'll have to pay extra for just about everything, including parking, the fitness center, and Wi-Fi.

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 Location

Located in the Loop, adjacent to Millennium Park

The Fairmont is located in the Loop, three blocks from Lake Michigan, a block south of the Chicago River, and two blocks north of Millennium Park and Grant Park. The Loop is Chicago's business district, but it's also home to the Theatre District, major cultural institutions, historic buildings and famous parks.

Grant Park is home to popular sites like Museum Campus, the Buckingham Fountain, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Chicago Riverwalk, a river-level walkway along Wacker Drive between Michigan Avenue and Franklin Street. Millennium Park features Frank Gehry's Jay Pritzker Pavilion, which can seat 11,000, plus public art like the Cloud Gate.

The hotel is also a short walk from the Magnificent Mile, an iconic stretch of North Michigan Avenue known for upscale shopping.

  • 4-minute walk to Millennium Park
  • 12-minute walk to Magnificent Mile shopping
  • 14-minute walk to Grant Park
  • 16-minute walk (4-minute drive) to Navy Pier
  • 5-minute drive to John Hancock Observatory
  • 5-minute drive to Water Tower Place shopping
  • 7-minute drive to the John G. Shedd Aquarium
  • 8-minute drive to the Adler Planetarium
  • 9-minute drive to Museum Campus
  • 10-minute drive to Lincoln Park Zoo
  • 30-minute drive to Chicago O’Hare International Airport

 Rooms

Big rooms with 42-inch flat-screens, iPod docks, and marble bathrooms with separate tubs and showers

Standard Room
Standard Room

The Fairmont Chicago’s rooms are decorated in earthy tones of brown, ivory, and tan, and feature floral artwork by Warwick Orme. The Fairmont Gold Conceirge Level comes with a bevy of extra amenities, including a private lounge and reception area, free coffee and tea, an honor bar, free continental breakfast, and free appetizers in the afternoon, to name a few.

  • 42-inch flat-screen TV
  • Marble bathrooms with separate tub and shower, and rainfall showerheads, toilet room, hairdryer, and bath scale
  • Alarm clock/radio in rooms and iPod docks in suites
  • Daily fee for in-room Wi-Fi
  • Bathrobes
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Mini-bar
  • Telephone in room and bathroom
  • Rollaway beds available for a per night fee (in most room types), and cribs available for free
  • Twice-daily housekeeping
  • Serenity Baths drawn by a Bath Sommelier
  • Room service available throughout the day

 Features

11,000-square-foot fitness center and spa

The spa
The spa
  • Business center: Free to use; computer, printer, copier, fax machine; open daily
  • mySpa: Eight treatment rooms; massage; skin care; manicures and pedicures; teen treatments; open daily
  • Fitness Studio: charged per day, per person; locker room; robes; steam room; lounge; free headphones, towels, and water; elliptical machines, bikes, treadmills, and free weights
  • 24-hour concierge
  • Gift shop
  • Wi-Fi in lobby and rooms is charged per day
  • Same-day laundry; overnight shoe shine; pressing service
  • Overnight parking is expensive
  • Pets under 20 pounds are allowed for a per day fee

 Food

Aria Asian restaurant and Eno wine bar

Aria bar and sushi
Aria bar and sushi
  • Aria restaurant: Asian cuisine; iPad/interactive menus; outdoor dining; serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Aria bar and sushi: sushi bar, cocktails, and small menu; open for lunch, small bites, and cocktails throughout the day
  • Eno: bar with wine, cheese, and chocolate

 Bottom Line

This 687-room luxury hotel — renovated in 2010 — is in the Loop neighborhood, near Millennium Park and Lake Michigan. Big rooms have separate soaking tubs and showers (which even pricier hotels like the Ritz-Carlton lack), iPod docks and 42-inch flat-screen TVs. Add an excellent Asian restaurant, a wine bar, a spa, and stunning design by David Rockwell, and you've got one of Chicago's most luxurious hotels in this price range. But you'll have to pay extra for just about everything, including parking, the fitness center, and Wi-Fi.

Things You Should Know About Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park

Address

  • 200 North Columbus Dr, Chicago, IL, 60601, US

Room Types

  • Deluxe Guestroom
  • Fairmont Gold Room
  • Fairmont Gold Suite
  • Fairmont Guestroom
  • Fairmont Pure Room
  • Fairmont Suite
  • Parkview Suite

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Hotel Features

Fitness Center: Yes
Spa: Yes
Internet: Yes
Pets Allowed: Yes
Cribs: Yes
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Hotel Information

Location: The Loop, Chicago
Address: 200 North Columbus Dr, Chicago, IL, 60601, US
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