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Waldorf Astoria Chicago

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#16 of 188 Hotels in Chicago
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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Rockwall, Texas
Reviewed 7 July 2015 via mobile

When we booked four days here, we had not stayed in a Waldorf hotel before. After researching a bit, we chose it for location. When we drove into the courtyard, we were greeted by several men who very efficiently began unloading luggage, arranging the valet of the car and asking if we'd like it washed. We were expertly checked in...

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WAChicago, General Manager at Waldorf Astoria Chicago, responded to this review

Dear chiefnqueen, Thank you so much for giving the Waldorf Astoria Chicago an opportunity to serve you and thank you for taking the time to share your experience on TripAdvisor. We sincerely appreciate all of your positive remarks pertaining to our service team. It gives me great pleasure to read that our team was successful in making your visit more...

new york, United States
Reviewed 6 July 2015

excellent alternate to Four Seasons but without the views. I will stay here again. look forward to trying the spa which everyone raves about. Staff was very welcoming. nice to have hotel car available.

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WAChicago, General Manager at Waldorf Astoria Chicago, responded to this review

Dear Anne H, Thank you so much for giving us an opportunity to serve you on your last business trip to the Windy City and thank you for sharing your review on TripAdvisor. I am pleased to read that our service team was helpful and welcoming throughout your visit and that you enjoyed the various amenities the hotel has to...

Tel Aviv, Israel
Reviewed 4 July 2015 via mobile

Have stayed for 2 nights at the hotel Got a nice specious room with a fire place on the 16th floor Bed was very comfortable as well as the bathroom and the shower Team members are friendly and very efficient The concierge and the doormen are very friendly Was very amazed to find the team members are very politely refusing...

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WAChicago, General Manager at Waldorf Astoria Chicago, responded to this review

Dear karl45, Thank you so much for choosing the Waldorf Astoria Chicago as your hotel of stay for your business trip to the Windy City and thank you for sharing your positive feedback on TripAdvisor. It gives me great pleasure to read that you have enjoyed not only your hotel room, but also the various unique amenities the hotel offers,...

Henderson, Kentucky
Reviewed 3 July 2015 via mobile

This hotel is fantastic! Located just two blocks off of Michigan and near many fine restaurants and nightclubs, it is the perfect hotel for a stay in Chicago. The staff is excellent, accommodating and friendly. Our business meeting was handled without problem, as were our receptions and a dinner. Great food and a nice wine selection pleased everyone in our...

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WAChicago, General Manager at Waldorf Astoria Chicago, responded to this review

Dear StevetheCubsFan, Thank you so much for choosing the Waldorf Astoria Chicago as your hotel of stay for your business trip to the Windy City. I am delighted to read that your meeting, reception, and dinner were executed successfully. Thank you for your positive comments pertaining to our service team and the hotel’s location. I have shared your kind remarks...

Morgantown, West Virginia
Reviewed 1 July 2015

For the most part this is a lovely hotel for many reasons. The location is perfect, the spa divine, and the breakfasts are wonderful. It is a truly a luxury hotel in many ways but there are a few things they can improve upon. The elevators are too slow, the suites are very cut up and maze-like, and the lighting...

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WAChicago, General Manager at Waldorf Astoria Chicago, responded to this review

Dear 3ddesigns, Thank you so much for sharing your feedback of your most recent visit to the Waldorf Astoria Chicago. I am delighted to read that you enjoyed our Spa & Health Club and our restaurant Balsan and that you found the hotel’s location in the chic and charming Gold Coast convenient. On the other hand, I regret to learn...

chicago, United States
Reviewed 30 June 2015

Luxury, sumptuous comfort and remarkable service all in the best location. The Waldorf Astoria (formerly the Elysian) is the finest hotel in the best neighborhood. This is your getaway anytime of year!

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WAChicago, General Manager at Waldorf Astoria Chicago, responded to this review

Dear Tina J, Thank you so much for sharing your candid feedback of your most recent visit to the Waldorf Astoria Chicago on TripAdvisor. I am truly pleased to read that you enjoyed the hotel’s ambiance and décor and that you found the hotel’s location convenient. The Gold Coast is truly a magnificent neighborhood in the city that has so...

Sioux Falls, United States
Reviewed 30 June 2015

The absolute best hotel I have ever stayed at. Went with my wife for a little get away. We both fell in love with the place. The staff was excellent, took care of my wife and I like we were the only ones there.

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WAChicago, General Manager at Waldorf Astoria Chicago, responded to this review

Dear Corey T, Thank you so much for choosing the Waldorf Astoria Chicago as your hotel of stay for your short get away with your spouse. I am sincerely pleased to read that our service team was able to make your visit more enjoyable. We highly value your patronage and will look forward to welcoming you back should your travels...

Texas
Reviewed 29 June 2015

We stayed for a nice three day weekend. First time in Chicago! The hotel is gorgeous and the staff was super friendly and accommodating. We had a beautiful corner suite with a great terrace. Very roomy and immaculate - no peeling wallpaper or rusted tub in this place! Unfortunately, we didn't make any spa appointments but I walked by it...

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WAChicago, General Manager at Waldorf Astoria Chicago, responded to this review

Dear MissLarry, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your candid feedback of your most recent visit to the Waldorf Astoria Chicago. It gives me great pleasure to read that you found comfort in one of our suites and that you found the hotel’s location convenient. The Gold Coast is indeed a truly charming and chic neighborhood...

Detroit, MI
Reviewed 28 June 2015 via mobile

We split a room with a bunch of guys. The room was one of the largest suites. Very clean and spacious. My only critique is extremely slow elevators and there are only two of them The spa was very nice but part was under construction. But it's still highly recommended. Overall I would say the Waldorf is not as nice...

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WAChicago, General Manager at Waldorf Astoria Chicago, responded to this review

Dear bugsy554, Thank you so much for sharing your feedback of your most recent visit to the Waldorf Astoria Chicago. I am pleased to read that you and your friends found comfort in one of our Gold Coast suites and that you enjoyed visiting our Spa & Health Club. I would like to apologize, on the other hand, for the...

Alabama
Reviewed 25 June 2015

To be fair, I booked this room for the first night of our stay as a fun splurge. Unfortunately, and NOT the hotel's fault, our flight didn't get in until almost midnight so we weren't able to enjoy our $50 bar credit or any of the other hotel amenities. Once we got to our room, though, it was lovely. A...

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WAChicago, General Manager at Waldorf Astoria Chicago, responded to this review

Dear Anne S, Thank you for sharing your review of your most recent visit to the Waldorf Astoria Chicago. I sincerely regret to read that your flight was delayed, and consequently, your visit with us was shortened. I would also like to apologize for the disappointment caused by the T.V. in the mirror not working in your suite. I have...

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Staying in Gold Coast

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Gold Coast
Located just north of The Loop, Gold Coast is one of Chicago’s most affluent and popular neighborhoods. The original Playboy, Hugh Hefner, once had a mansion here. In addition to prestigious hotels, historic mansions and luxury high-rise apartments, you’ll also find upscale specialty boutiques and Michelin-starred restaurants. Walk along Oak Street for your shopping fix and dance through the night along Rush Street. The Newberry Library is also a great stop to check out noteworthy exhibits and rare book collections.
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  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Paid Wifi
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Room Service
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The AAA Five-Diamond Waldorf Astoria Chicago(formerly The Elysian Hotel)is located in the heart of the prestigious Gold Coast neighborhood amognst the Magnificent Mile and Oak Street famed restaurants, retailers and lakefront. The award-winning 215 room hotel through innovative services and technologies, creates a new experience in luxury – energetic and fashion forward, warm and welcoming, and fresh and engaging. Amenities include a 14,000 square-foot spa & health club; 7,500 square feet of private event space; Bernard's Bar & Restaurant. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Waldorf Astoria Chicago

Address: 11 East Walton, Chicago, IL 60611-1412 (Formerly Elysian Hotel Chicago)
Region: United States > Illinois > Chicago > Gold Coast , Near North Side
Price Range: €364 - €746 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Waldorf Astoria Chicago 5*
Number of rooms: 215
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Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Chicago
#4 Family Hotel in Chicago
#4 Business Hotel in Chicago
#9 Spa Hotel in Chicago
#13 Luxury Hotel in Chicago
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“The suites are well worth the upgrade.”
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“suite with a balcony-Gold Coast view”
msangalang, 3 Apr 2017 | Read review
“several of their suite types offer private balconies with partial view of lake”
michaeln595, 20 Mar 2017 | Read review
“North views are the best.”
chrishV8466BJ, 20 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Standard rooms seem a strong value. Our suite near the elevator did not have noise issues.”
GoKate, 22 Jan 2017 | Read review
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