Sofitel Chicago Water Tower Hotel

20 East Chestnut Street, Chicago, United States, 60611  show map
 4 stars
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Sofitel Chicago Water Tower Hotel

 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in public areas

 Parking
 24-Hour

24-hour reception

 Check-in/Check-out

Express check-in/-out

 Fitness/Gym

Fitness center

 Spa and relaxation

Reflex massage

 Breakfast

In-room breakfast

Continental breakfast

 Food/Drinks

Restaurant

Bar/Lounge

Editorial review:

There is definite European vibe to the touch of contemporary luxury offered by this swanky hotel in the heart of the Gold Coast. There are modern furnishings and fresh flowers arranged throughout the hotel, the suites are stunningly vivid and the rooms are airy, with amazing beds and with real character, there is great French dining to be had at Café des Architects, accommodating service, and offers great value for money for the discriminating business traveler.

Overview

The comfortable 4-star Sofitel Chicago Water Tower offers a stylish accommodation in a prestigious area of Chicago. Since 2002 the hotel has been hosting guests in a 32-story French building.

20 minutes away from Cloud Gate, Oriental Theatre and Noble Fool Theater. The property is located 3km away from Chicago city center with museums and galleries nearby.

Placed near a zoo, bars and restaurants, the hotel offers a ballroom and a racquetball court for on-site relaxation.

Sofitel Chicago Water Tower lies within 20 minutes’ drive to Midway airport.

Rooms

Offering a view over the lake, 415 rooms feature a modern décor, a laptop, individual climate control, a laptop-size safe, a patio and Wi-Fi along with separate bathrooms. Some of the guestrooms have a stunning view of Lincoln Park and Lake Michigan. They all have wooden floor and contemporary furniture.

Eat & Drink

A deluxe breakfast is served at the dining area. Dishes of seasonal cuisine are served in the 24-hour restaurant. Stylish Le bar offers various types of wines and champagnes.

Services

Business facilities at Sofitel Chicago Water Tower include a business center and an overhead projector.

Relax

On-site fitness facilities include fitness classes and a gym. Such activities as windsurfing, boating and parasailing are also provided.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

High-speed internet access is available in the entire hotel for additional charge

Guest Parking

public parking is possible on site at USD 69 per day.

Number of floors:   32.  Number of rooms:   415.

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi in public areas
  • On-site parking
  • 24-hour check-in
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Allergy-free rooms
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Eco friendly
  • Safe deposit box
  • Multilingual staff
  • Pets allowed for a fee
  • Lobby
  • Sundry/Convenience store
  • Souvenir shop
  • Currency exchange
  • ATM/Cash machine
  • Fireplace
  • Luggage storage
  • Bicycle storage
  • Elevator
  • Rooms/Facilities for disabled

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center

Services

  • Paid valet parking
  • 24-hour room service
  • Bell staff/Porter
  • Limousine service
  • Dry cleaning
  • Laundry
  • Wedding services
  • Medical facilities service
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Newspaper service
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Shoe shine service

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • Continental breakfast
  • In-room breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Cafe

Meeting facilities

  • 24-hour business center
  • Conference room
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Secretarial service
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available

Leisure facilities

  • Spa center
  • Library
  • Leisure/TV room
  • Reflex massage

Room view

  • City view
  • Lake view

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Individual air conditioning
  • Individual heating
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Mini-Bar
  • Living room
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Terrace
  • Rollaway/Extra bed
  • Wardrobe
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk

Bathroom

  • Separate tub and shower
  • Room toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Slippers
  • Bathroom telephone

Bedroom

  • Premium bedding

Media

  • Paid movies/Video
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/Satellite television
  • Hi-Fi
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-In

  • from  3 pm

Check-Out

  • until  12 pm

Children and extra beds

  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

Pets

  • Pets are allowed on request.

How to reach hotel

hotel Sofitel Chicago Water Tower Hotel Chicago location
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Hotel Address:

20 East Chestnut Street, Chicago, United States, 60611

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City Center
  • Chicago
    1.4 mi
Airports
Train Stations
  • Millenium Station
    1.1 mi
  • Ogilvie Transportation Center
    1.4 mi
Underground stations
  • LaSalle "L" Station (Blue Line)
    1.6 mi
  • Bus stop
    400 ft
Restaurants
  • Cafe des Architectes (cuisine: French)
    100 ft
  • Tempo Cafe (cuisine: American)
    200 ft
Beaches
  • Oak Street Beach
    2100 ft
  • Ohio Street Beach
    4400 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-In:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-Out:
    until  12 pm
  • Number of floors:
    32
  • Number of rooms:
    415

Rooms and availability

Sofitel Chicago Water Tower Superior Room
Superior Room
Bed type: King Size bed or Double beds or Double Bed
Size: 360 sq. feet
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  • Air conditioning
  • Private bathroom
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Modern room has a large work area and a contemporary bathroom.

Room facilities
    Sofitel Chicago Water Tower Luxury Room
    Luxury Room
    Bed type: King Size bed
    Size: 360 sq. feet
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    • Air conditioning
    • Shower
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    Spacious and light room has luxurious furnishings. It offers a practical work desk and a contemporary bathroom.

    Room facilities
      Sofitel Chicago Water Tower Junior Suite
      Junior Suite
      Bed type: King Size bed or Double Bed or King or Twin beds
      Size: 500 sq. feet
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      • Air conditioning
      • Private bathroom
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      Spacious room offers a work area, a sleeping area and a cozy sitting area. Bathroom has all modern amenities.

      Room facilities
        Sofitel Chicago Water Tower Prestige Suite
        Prestige Suite
        Bed type: King Size bed
        Size: 700 sq. feet
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        • Air conditioning
        • Shower
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        Luxurious room has a bedroom and a living room with a sofa, armchairs and table. The bathroom has all modern amenities.

        Room facilities

          How to reach hotel

          hotel Sofitel Chicago Water Tower Hotel Chicago location
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          Hotel Address:

          20 East Chestnut Street, Chicago, United States, 60611

          Get directions
          City Center
          • Chicago
            1.4 mi
          Airports
          Train Stations
          • Millenium Station
            1.1 mi
          • Ogilvie Transportation Center
            1.4 mi
          Underground stations
          • LaSalle "L" Station (Blue Line)
            1.6 mi
          • Bus stop
            400 ft
          Restaurants
          • Cafe des Architectes (cuisine: French)
            100 ft
          • Tempo Cafe (cuisine: American)
            200 ft
          Beaches
          • Oak Street Beach
            2100 ft
          • Ohio Street Beach
            4400 ft
          Hotel information
          • Check-In:
            from  3 pm
          • Check-Out:
            until  12 pm
          • Number of floors:
            32
          • Number of rooms:
            415

          Sofitel Chicago Water Tower Location

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          What's nearby

          Tourist attractions

          • John Hancock Observatory - 700 ft
          • Old Water Tower Chicago - 700 ft
          • John Hancock Center / Observatory - 700 ft

          Sport related

          • Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place - 1000 ft

          Shopping areas

          • Neiman Marcus - 700 ft
          • American Girl Place Chicago - 700 ft
          • Water Tower Place - 1000 ft
          • Magnificent Mile - 1400 ft

          Museums

          • Museum Shop of the Art Inst - 700 ft
          • Mimi International - 700 ft
          • Palette and Chisel Acad-Fine Art - 1000 ft
          • City Gallery in the Historic Water Tower - 1000 ft
          • Bethel Cultural Arts Center - 1400 ft
          • Terra Museum of American Art - 1700 ft
          • Museum of Contemporary Art - 1700 ft

          Universities, Institutes

          • Quigley Preparatory Seminary - 400 ft
          • Loyola University of Chicago - 1000 ft
          • Ruth Page Foundation School - 1000 ft
          • Moody Bible Institute - 1400 ft
          • American College of Surgeons - 2000 ft
          • N'western Univ Medical School - 2000 ft
          • Northwestern University - 2300 ft
          • Northwestern Medical Faculty - 2300 ft

          Medical care and Hospitals

          • Northwestern Memorial Hospital - 2000 ft
          • Northwestern University School of Medicine - 2000 ft
          • Rehab Institute Of Chicago - 2300 ft
          • Va Chicago Health Care System - 2300 ft

          Casinos

          • Venetian Casino Resort - 1000 ft
          • Par-A-Dice Riverboat Casino - 1700 ft

          College Campuses

          • Loyola University Chicago School of Law - 400 ft

          Local Attractions

          • 333 West Wacker Drive - 5000 ft
            333 W. Wacker Dr., Chicago
          • Millennium Park - 1.2 mi
            201 E Randolph St, Chicago
          • James R. Thompson Center - 5300 ft
            100 W. Randolph St., Chicago
          • The Moody Church - 5100 ft
            1635 North LaSalle, Chicago
          • Macy's on State Street - 5300 ft
            111 North State Street, Chicago

          Near the hotelNear the hotel

          • John Hancock Center / Observatory - 1000 ft
            875 N Michigan Ave, Chicago
          • Loyola University Museum of Art (LUMA) - 800 ft
            820 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago
          • Water Tower Place - 1000 ft
            835 N. Michigan Avenue, Chicago
          • Broadway Playhouse - 1200 ft
            175 E. Chestnut Avenue, Chicago
          • Fourth Presbyterian Church - 800 ft
            126 East Chestnut St, Chicago
          • Holy Name Cathedral - 1000 ft
            735 North State St, Chicago
          • The Newberry Library - 1000 ft
            60 West Walton Street, Chicago

          Restaurants Nearby

          • Cafe des Architectes - 100 ft

            Address: 20 E Chestnut St
            Phone: (312) 324-4063

            76% likes this, based on 141 reviews
            Cuisine: French
            Price Range: USD 31 - USD 40

          • Pizano's Pizza & Pasta - 300 ft

            Address: 864 N State St
            Phone: 312-751-1766

            67% likes this, based on 370 reviews
            Cuisine: Italian, Pizza
            Price Range: USD 22 - USD 31

          • Ing direct cafe - 100 ft

            Address: 21 East chestnut

            74% likes this, based on 11 reviews
            Cuisine: Coffee Shop, Café

          • Tempo Cafe - 200 ft

            Address: 6 E Chestnut St
            Phone: 312-943-4373

            60% likes this, based on 253 reviews
            Cuisine: American
            Price Range: USD 3 - USD 22

          • Sofitel Chicago Water Tower - 100 ft

            Address: 20 East Chestnut St - Downtown
            Phone: 312 324 4000

            81% likes this, based on 53 reviews
            Cuisine: Seafood

          Hotel information
          • Check-In:
            from  3 pm
          • Check-Out:
            until  12 pm
          • Number of floors:
            32
          • Number of rooms:
            415
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          Sofitel Chicago Water Tower Reviews

          Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Sofitel Chicago Water Tower

          Average guest rating

          8.6out of 10
          Exceptional
          Based on 99 reviews

          Rating by category:

          Location
          9.6
          Rooms
          9.9
          Service
          9.4
          Value
          8.2

          Individual guest reviews

          • Older travelers
            10.0

            Comfortable accommodations and attractive room. The bathroom was very large. I told them it was our wedding anniversary and they provided complimentary chocolate strawberries and water

            Did not provide a coffee maker and had to go to star bucks for coffee

          • Older travelers
            8.8

            Very good location, very friendly and efficient (for the most part) staff. The restaurant and the bar had good food and a nice ambiance - busy, bustling, nice mix of locals and hotel guests. Functional room - with all of the necessities there.

            Exterior design - the architect was Jean-Paul Viguier - is especially striking. The interior - with chrome and glass - is starting to look dated even thought it is less than 10 years old. Getting rid of the red carpet in the room and going to wooden floors might be a start in freshening things up. As is common with this type of hotel, the extras add up - $47 parking per night (not including tips for the valets), $9 internet.

          • Older travelers
            10.0

            Beautiful hotel, great location, very comfortable.

            Would have liked a coffee pot in the room or availability in the lobby.

          • Single
            7.4

            The location is good and safe. The bed is comfortable.

            Additional charge for internet connection. The phone charge for long distance calling within US is too high. The room cleaning service needs improvement, especially in replacing the consumed items.

          • Single
            10.0

            The reception staff was especially considerate with my check in (early) and check out (late). It made for a more wonderful stay. The room was spacious, quiet, and had a great skyline view. The business center was easily accessible, and never a long wait. The hotel location is great, next to Michigan Ave and Rush St. It was perfect for my first trip to see Chicago, and I would love to stay here again.

          • Couple
            10.0

            Great Hotel. Perfect Location. Wonderful staff and services.

            Everything was great and more than expectation.

          • Group of friends
            8.2

            Design.

            Poor choice of meals in the restaurant.

          • Older travelers
            10.0

            The Flowers were amazing and the outdoor seating

          • Single
            9.2

            Front desk staff were amazingly helpful when I had a problem with my bank, I really apperciated their help. Location was perfect. View from the 30th floor was cool.

          • Older travelers
            9.2

            our second stay at the water tower.as with our first stay the hotel check-in staff were very curtious and helpful,the room was spotless the room staff couldn't do enough for us.

            the bar was pricey and the 18% put on everything ie.breakfast,room service etc.

          • Couple
            9.2

            The decor of the lobby was beautiful. Fresh orchids in the room were a great touch. We received a free upgrade from a junior to an executive suite with a corner room with lots of windows and great city views. I only wish we could have stayed more than one night!

            We went right after the blizzard and the trucks clearing snow kept beeping all night. (But the weather is not really the hotel's fault.)

          • Older travelers
            10.0

            Great hotel, well located in mid town Chicago with good amenities and great beds.I would definitely recommend this hotel.

          • Family with children
            10.0

            We enjoyed our stay at the Sofitel a lot.It is really a great place to stay because of its location and its nice and intimate atmosphere.Design of the interior and of the rooms is great,luxury but not flashy .Excellent service and very friendly staff.The restaurant is one of the best we experienced in Chicago with an interesting choice of courses .The breakfast is at a reasonable price and served at table thus avoiding the standardized and noisy buffets of most hotels nowadays. The Sofitel is definitely an excellent address in Chicago which I will highly recommend.

            Lighting at the entrance of the hotel, a kind of turquoise which is more adapted to a swimming pool than a hotel .Drafts in the lobby and part of the restaurant which during winter time can be really chilly .

          • Single
            9.6

            I liked the location, service and the spacious and clean rooms.

            I did not like the limited breakfast.

          • Family with children
            10.0

            Fantastic location, close to the Magnificent Mile and Water Tower. The building is strikingly modern.

          How to reach hotel

          hotel Sofitel Chicago Water Tower Hotel Chicago location
          Show big map »

          Hotel Address:

          20 East Chestnut Street, Chicago, United States, 60611

          Get directions
          City Center
          • Chicago
            1.4 mi
          Airports
          Train Stations
          • Millenium Station
            1.1 mi
          • Ogilvie Transportation Center
            1.4 mi
          Underground stations
          • LaSalle "L" Station (Blue Line)
            1.6 mi
          • Bus stop
            400 ft
          Restaurants
          • Cafe des Architectes (cuisine: French)
            100 ft
          • Tempo Cafe (cuisine: American)
            200 ft
          Beaches
          • Oak Street Beach
            2100 ft
          • Ohio Street Beach
            4400 ft
          Hotel information
          • Check-In:
            from  3 pm
          • Check-Out:
            until  12 pm
          • Number of floors:
            32
          • Number of rooms:
            415