Hard Rock Hotel Chicago Rating: 4.0 Pearls
The Loop, Chicago, Illinois

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Pros

  • Great location in the heart of Chicago
  • Funky, fun decor, with lots of dark colors and metallic elements
  • In the cool, vintage Carbide & Carbon building
  • Hopping nightlife scene at Angels and Kings
  • Chuck's Manufacturing serves Contemporary American cuisine in a quirky, nightclub atmosphere
  • Numerous spaces for meetings and events
  • Free use of electric guitars through the Fender Picks program
  • Free Wi-Fi if you book directly through the Hard Rock's website

Cons

  • Draws a younger party crowd (a pro for some!)
  • Food and drinks are overpriced compared to other area bars and restaurants
  • Some spaces feel dark

Bottom Line

Housed in the Carbide & Carbon building -- a Chicago landmark supposedly inspired by the design of a champagne bottle -- the Hard Rock stands out among the rest of Chicago's hotels. Inside, the property is sophisticated, stylish, and fun, with some original art deco embellishments on the floor and, of course, the rock-n-roll paraphernalia. Each floor showcases a different recording artist -- from Prince, to John Lennon, to Madonna -- and each of the 381 contemporary rooms has theme-appropriate touches, such as notable quotes on the mirrors. Located in the heart of the Chicago's business district, this Hard Rock is a popular choice with business travelers, and consequently, many meeting spaces can be found on-site.

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 Location

In the business district, with convenient proximity to many of Chicago's best restaurant, shops, and attractions

Located on Michigan Avenue within The Loop, this Hard Rock places guests just steps from some of Chicago's best shopping and restaurant options. A short walk gets you to Millennium Park and the Art Institute of Chicago, as well as the Magnificent Mile to the north.

The Loop, the city's main business district, is the heart of downtown Chicago. Here, looming corporate towers and 19th century buildings sit side-by-side. Many of the things first-time visitors will have on their to-do list are inside the boundaries of The Loop -- Grant Park, futuristic Millennium Park, the Art Institute of Chicago, Buckingham Fountain, the Theatre District, and even Chicago's oldest restaurant, the Berghoff.

  • 25-minute drive to Chicago O'Hare International Airport
  • 8-minute walk to Millennium Park
  • 10-minute walk to the Art Institute of Chicago
  • 10-minute walk to Chicago Symphony Orchestra
  • 15-minute walk to Grant Park
  • 5-minute drive to Buckingham Fountain

 Bottom Line

Housed in the Carbide & Carbon building -- a Chicago landmark supposedly inspired by the design of a champagne bottle -- the Hard Rock stands out among the rest of Chicago's hotels. Inside, the property is sophisticated, stylish, and fun, with some original art deco embellishments on the floor and, of course, the rock-n-roll paraphernalia. Each floor showcases a different recording artist -- from Prince, to John Lennon, to Madonna -- and each of the 381 contemporary rooms has theme-appropriate touches, such as notable quotes on the mirrors. Located in the heart of the Chicago's business district, this Hard Rock is a popular choice with business travelers, and consequently, many meeting spaces can be found on-site.

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Address

  • 230 North Michigan Avenue Chicago, IL 60601

Room Types

  • Deluxe Room
  • Platinum King Room
  • Platinum Two Queens Room
  • Select King City View Room
  • Select Two Queens City View Room
  • Studio Suite
  • Tower Room
  • Tower Suite

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Hotel Features

Number of Rooms: 381
Fitness Center: Yes
Internet Access: Yes
Pets Allowed: Yes
Cribs: Yes
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Hotel Information

Location: The Loop, Chicago
Address: 230 North Michigan Avenue Chicago, IL 60601
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