Hilton Garden Inn Chicago Downtown/Magnificent Mile Rating: 3.0 Pearls
River North, Chicago, Illinois

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Pros

Cons

  • Pricey parking
  • Room service only available for dinner

Bottom Line

This 357-room hotel two blocks from the Magnificent Mile has big (if generic) rooms for the price, plus an attractive (albeit small) indoor pool area and a bright, well-equipped fitness center. Mini-fridges and microwaves make it easy to save money on food, and the hotel offers solid freebies — free Wi-Fi and free afternoon cookies. But parking fees are steep, and room service is only available for dinner.

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 Location

Located in River North, two blocks from the Magnificent Mile

The hotel is located in Chicago’s River North neighborhood, known for its fine dining, boutique shopping, and more than 100 art galleries. It also offers a variety of nightlife options, from upscale clubs to restaurant bars. The Magnificent Mile, an iconic stretch of North Michigan Avenue known for its upscale shopping and famous landmarks, is two blocks away.

  • 1-minute walk to the Grand-Red Metro Station
  • 4-minute drive or 15-minute walk to Millennium Park, home to the Art Institute of Chicago, an ice skating rink, concert venue Jay Pritzker Pavilion, and many fountains and gardens
  • 4-minute drive or 11-minute walk to the Chicago Water Tower
  • 4-minute drive or 16-minute walk to the John Hancock Observatory
  • 12-minute drive to Museum Campus
  • 14-minute drive to Wrigley Field, a classic baseball field home to the Chicago Cubs
  • 10-minute drive to Lincoln Park, home to the Chicago History Museum and 35-acre Lincoln Park Zoo
  • 23-minute drive to Midway International Airport
  • 28-minute drive to O'Hare International Airport

 Rooms

Comfortable, if generic, with microwaves and mini-fridges

Standard Room
Standard Room

All rooms include:

Room types:

  • Guest Room: 300 square feet; king or two queen beds; city view
  • Suite: Living room with a Murphy bed that connects to a standard Guest Room; king or two queen beds; corner room with city views; dining area with table seating for six; small kitchen area with microwave and refrigerator; Bose stereo

 Features

The fitness center
The fitness center
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free cookies in the afternoons
  • Baggage storage available
  • 24-hour business center; free computer and printer access, copy service also available
  • Bright fitness center with three treadmills, two elliptical machines, and a recumbent bike, all with personal TVs; free weights and a weight machine; an exercise ball
  • Attractive indoor pool and Jacuzzi area on the 12th floor, with cushioned lounge chairs, decorative trees, and an outdoor sundeck, but the pool is tiny
  • Pavilion Pantry sells packaged food items 24 hours a day
  • 24-hour concierge
  • Pricey per night for parking

 Food

Weber Grill actually grills its food while customers watch

  • Weber Grill: Steak, burger and barbecue restaurant where food is grilled in view of customers
  • Pavilion Pantry sells packaged food items 24 hours a day
  • Room service from Weber Grill is available while restaurant is open

 Bottom Line

This 357-room hotel two blocks from the Magnificent Mile has big (if generic) rooms for the price, plus an attractive (albeit small) indoor pool area and a bright, well-equipped fitness center. Mini-fridges and microwaves make it easy to save money on food, and the hotel offers solid freebies — free Wi-Fi and free afternoon cookies. But parking fees are steep, and room service is only available for dinner.

Things You Should Know About Hilton Garden Inn Chicago Downtown/Magnificent Mile

Address

  • 10 E. Grand Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, USA 60611

Room Types

  • 2 Queen Beds City View Room
  • 2 Queen Beds Room
  • Accessible Room
  • King Bed City View Room
  • King Bed Room
  • Studio Murphy Suite

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Hotel Features

Number of Rooms: 357
Pool: Yes
Fitness Center: Yes
Internet: Yes
Cribs: Yes
Jacuzzi: Yes
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Hotel Information

Location: River North, Chicago
Address: 10 E. Grand Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, USA 60611
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