Since opening in 2015, Loews Chicago Hotel has occupied a prime position right amidst many of the very most beloved attractions Chicago has to offer visitors. This 400-room hotel is located just a short walk away from such popular sites as Navy Pier, Tribune Tower, the Wrigley Building, and the entirety of the Magnificent Mile, Michigan Avenue—while a great many other acclaimed sites aren’t far away either. Loews Chicago Hotel is also home to 25 luxurious suites, over 30,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, and an appealing array of hotel-wide amenities that include such highlights as three different on-site restaurants, an in-house spa, fitness center, complimentary business center, and more.
Loews Chicago Ambiance
Loews Chicago Hotel is housed in a striking, all-glass building that, on a clear day, beautifully reflects the lovely and diverse city that surrounds it. The spacious circular drive that greets visitors to the hotel yields to a modern, chic lobby. This stylish, high-ceilinged space is not only where you’ll find the hotel’s front desk—staffed 24-hours each day a staff renowned for its friendliness—it’s a great spot to sit and wait to meet a friend, or just catch your breath after a long day out on the town. Here you’ll be among an inviting mix of green velvet couches, black-and-white chairs (that can easily be moved to make space for additional guests/a bigger group of friends), and fluffy pillows of all shapes and sizes—it’s like bringing your own living room along for your adventures in Chicago! Right nearby you’ll also find The Lobby Lounge, one of Loews Chicago Hotel’s fun on-site dining facilities; it’s open each day of the week, and serves a mixture of small plates and cocktails in a relaxed setting. A full-service Starbucks is also found just off the main lobby.
Loews Chicago Hotel Rooms
Individual guestrooms at Loews Chicago Hotel are sleek and stylish. The décor here is modern—lots of gray, white, silver, and black—while floor plans are contemporary and open, with each room featuring floor-to-ceiling windows that let in generous amounts of light and offer spectacular views of downtown Chicago. However, if you like an especially dark room to sleep, don’t worry, Loews Chicago also provides each room with full-length “blackout shades.”
At Loews Chicago Hotel you’ll have your pick of room layouts. Conventional guestrooms are available in three different combinations. “Superior Rooms” come with either one king bed or two double beds, are located between floors 3 and 8, and have limited city views. “Premium Rooms” similarly have either one king bed or two double beds, but are also available in a hearing accessible format and with an accessible, roll-in shower; these rooms are found between floors 4 and 14, and depending on the room’s position, come complete with nice views of either the Chicago River, Lake Michigan, and/or downtown Chicago. “Grand Corner Rooms” are the go-to choice for guests who want floor-to-ceiling windows with breathtaking views on two complete walls of their lodging. These rooms are also available with one king bed, two double beds, and/or hearing accessible. Loews Chicago Hotel also contains 25 unique suites available upon request.
Bathrooms here are sizable and fashionably up-to-date. Charming tiling and marquee lighting define the space, while certain bathrooms even feature stunning murals depicting hand-drawn transit maps of downtown Chicago. Whether your bathroom has a shower stall or a shower-and-tub combo, it will be glass-enclosed and spacious.
Other in-room amenities include free high-speed Wi-Fi service, your own personal Keurig coffeemaker, and a wide array of outlets and USB charging ports. Each room also features a flat-screen television, an iron and ironing board, a professional-grade Julien Farel-brand hairdryer, a large writing desk, and lovely Garnier-Thiebault linens.
Loews Chicago Hotel Amenities
As a guest of Loews Chicago Hotel, you’ll have access to an extensive assortment of amenities. Highlighting this long list of offerings are Loews Chicago Hotel’s various dining options. In-room dining service is available here 24-hours a day, 7-days a week, and there is every kind of food imaginable available at any number of restaurants in all directions not far from the hotel. On-site choices, though, include ETA Restaurant & Bar, which emphasizes rustic takes on classic Midwestern staples; The Lobby Lounge, which offers handcrafted cocktails and small plates with a laidback vibe; and Streeterville Social, an outdoor rooftop lounge that features cold drinks and breathtaking views. Weather allowing, you’ll not want to miss this hot spot: it’s half-bar and half-park, all of which makes for a great time!
The Luxury Spa at Loews Chicago Hotel is your on-site, go-to place for relaxation, serenity, and a fair bit of pampering. The Spa here is open Monday through Saturday 9:00am to 7:00pm, and Sundays from 10:00am to 5:00pm. Walk-in appointments are welcome, though reservations are recommended. The Spa has a long list of offerings, though house specialties include favorites like massages, facials, and manicures/pedicures.
A modern, well-stocked fitness center is located on-site, too. It features a mixture of treadmills, ellipticals, weight machines, and free weights—as well as a 75-foot indoor lap pool. If you find yourself needing to do some work while staying at Loews Chicago Hotel, there is also a complimentary business center available here. It may be accessed 24-hours a day, and features computer workstations, printing capabilities, and a scanner.
Both self-parking and valet parking are options at Loews Chicago Hotel. Prices typically run approximately $40 for self-parking, and nearly $70 a day for valet services. Loews Chicago Hotel also permits pets in certain rooms, at an additional charge of some $100 a day.
Finally, Loews Chicago Hotel prides itself on being kid-friendly. For those families traveling through Chicago with kids, make sure to inquire about their extensive list of kid-specific services and items. These offerings include such amenities as a complimentary “activity book” for all children under the age of 10 (provided at check-in), kids’ menus at all in-house dining establishments, cribs and rollaway beds available upon request, and an on-site “Kids Closet”—this lovely space features a mixture of toys, car seats, strollers, night lights, and kid-friendly DVDs, all available for use during your stay.
Loews Chicago Neighborhood
Loews Chicago Hotel is just one block north of the Chicago River, right next to the booming Ogden Slip area. It is conveniently located almost exactly between Michigan Avenue (to the west of the hotel) and Navy Pier (to the east, right alongside Lake Michigan), with both iconic destinations only a short walk away. This means whether you are wanting to enjoy a fun afternoon out shopping or a lovely evening at a fashionable restaurant, you won’t even have to venture far from your hotel to find the right spot(s). Chicago landmarks like Tribune Tower and the Wrigley Building are also nearby. Popular attractions like Millennium Park, the Art Institute of Chicago, Skydeck Chicago at Willis Tower, Grant Park, and Water Tower Place are very close, too. Other local accommodations in the general vicinity of Loews Chicago Hotel include Sofitel Chicago Magnificent Mile, Sheraton Grand Chicago, Kimpton Hotel Palomar Chicago, JW Marriott Chicago, Virgin Hotels Chicago, Swissôtel Chicago, Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park, Park Hyatt Chicago, and Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel Chicago, among quite many more.
How is it Ecofriendly?
Loews Chicago Hotel, as a member of the Loews Hotels family, is a key part of a series of corporate initiatives designed to build a more sustainable world for today and tomorrow; it’s all part of Loews Chicago Hotel’s goal of being a responsible corporate partner devoted to increasing sustainability patterns and fostering a greener community. At Loews Chicago Hotel, this commitment to “greening” the world takes many forms. At their in-house restaurants, they have partnered with Chicago Honey Co-op—who operates three different bee apiaries (bee farms) in the Chicago area, providing local honey and nectar to regional businesses and restaurants. Chicago Honey Co-op is the source of such products used at Loews Chicago Hotel’s restaurants and spas. All of Loews Chicago Hotel’s restaurants also feature seasonal menus that specifically utilize only locally sourced fruits and vegetables; this both supports local farms and cuts down on Loews’ corporate-sourcing footprint.
Loews Chicago Hotel also participates in a variety of other activities designed to help efforts at fostering holistic sustainable practices. These endeavors include encouraging guests to reuse linens and towels; conducting in-house recycling efforts; utilizing eco-friendly inks, papers, and printing products; installing only low-flow shower heads and compact light bulbs; and employing solely environmentally friendly cleaning products. Loews Chicago Hotel also uses state-of-the-art sensors for controlling in-room temperatures when you leave your room; also, all room-service silverware and dishware are reusable products made of recyclable materials.