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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

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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

Rooms and Rates

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Amenities

Key Features
Fitness Center
Spa
Internet
Pets Allowed
Cribs
Hotel Services
Concierge
Dry Cleaning
Laundry
Room Service
Pets Allowed
Family Services
Cribs
Kids Allowed
Things to Do
Business Center
Fitness Center
Spa
Tennis Court
Room Features
Air Conditioner
Television
Mini Bar (with liquor)
Internet
Address
230 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60601, United States
Phone (312) 345-1000
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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