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Waldorf Astoria Chicago

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#15 of 188 Hotels in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
11/06/2017 12/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
USD 519*
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chicago, United States
Reviewed 1 July 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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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 30 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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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 29 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 26 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...

Houston, Texas
Reviewed 22 June 2015

We loved our stay and slept very well. We booked a junior suite with a fire place! It was such a treat! We left a window open while the fire place was on. Amenities in bathroom are fantastic. Bath tub is great and shower was very pleasant. The gym is amazing and the spa was just wonderful with fabulous service....

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Dear Sierra B, Thank you so much for sharing your feedback of your last visit to Waldorf Astoria Chicago. I am delighted to read that you found comfort in your suite and that you enjoyed the unique amenities the suite had to offer, especially the relaxing warmth and serenity of the fireplace. I am also happy to learn that you...

San Francisco, California, United States
Reviewed 22 June 2015

Almost all of the reviews I have written have been about hotels that have far exceeded my expectations. I had such high hopes with the Waldorf Astoria. A few days before the trip I received an email from the concierge offering to upgrade us to a luxury suite for a modest difference in room prices - offering the best views...

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

Dear Doug K, Thank you so much for sharing your feedback of your most recent visit to the Waldorf Astoria Chicago. I sincerely regret to read that your overall experience fell far below your expectations. I truly apologize for the series of inconveniences you experienced during your visit, especially with regard to the bed in your suite, the misplaced article...

Minnesota
Reviewed 21 June 2015

This is definitely a 5 Star Hotel!! From the minute you enter the circle drive entrance to checking in at the front desk and opening the door to your suite! Conveniently located! Easy to walk to restaurants and Michigan Ave for shopping! The suites are amazing! And the bathroom is Huge!!!

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Dear 0803kim, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your positive feedback of your most recent visit to the Waldorf Astoria Chicago on TripAdvisor. I am delighted to read that you found comfort in your suite and that you found the hotel’s location convenient. The Gold Coast is indeed a wonderful charming neighborhood with so much to...

Greenville, SC
Reviewed 20 June 2015

I have been wanting to stay at this hotel since it was re-branded as a Waldorf, and a recent family trip gave me the opportunity. It did not disappoint. The location is great. It's at the north end of the magnificent mile, so it's very convenient to walk to most of the great shopping, but it's set a few blocks...

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

Dear SCTravelGuy, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your candid feedback of your most recent stay with your family at the Waldorf Astoria Chicago. It gives me great pleasure to read that you truly enjoyed your stay in one of our Luxury Suites and the unique amenities the hotel had to offer, especially our Spa &...

Tampa, Florida
Reviewed 19 June 2015

Stayed one night at the Waldorf Astoria. Hotel was conveniently located, but overall no big deal. Check in was smooth and staff was friendly. We stayed in large suite and was a bit disappointed that there were no complimentary water bottles in our room (even though Hilton members) and no in-room coffee maker. We chose the suite because of the...

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Dear Yvette M, Thank you so much for choosing the Waldorf Astoria Chicago as your hotel of stay for your family trip to the Windy City and thank you sharing the feedback of your stay. I am delighted to read that you found the hotel’s location convenient; however, I regret to read that the rest of your experience fell below...

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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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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Room Service
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
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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: $545 - $1,121 (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.”
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“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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