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“Birthday Week at The Dana!”
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dana hotel and spa
Ranked #53 of 188 Hotels in Chicago
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Toronto,Ontario
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“Birthday Week at The Dana!”
Reviewed 20 April 2012

This is a beautiful boutique perfectly located within walking distance of the Magnificent Mile, surrounded by lots of great restaurants and easy access to the transit lines! My fiancee and I stayed here for 4 days from from April 12 to April 16 to celebrate our Birthdays and let me tell you the Dana really did an exceptional job to make it a memorable experience

FLIGHT: We flew from Toronto via Air Canada. Everything was on time. No in flight meal included but as it was less than a 2hr fligh however they sold snacks and offered free beverages.

ARRIVAL: We arrived around 8am Thursday morning and the airport wasn't packed or too busy. We needed a taxi to the hotel so when you head out follow the signs and theres a booth with a person dispatching taxis on a first come first serve basis. So no need to haul down or call ahead they do all the work for you and there is a slew of taxis outside waiting for customers. Since we were driving through rush hour I took almost an hour to get to the hotel due to all the traffic that morning.

CHECK IN: As we pulled up the bellboys welcomed us and helped us take out our luggage in. They tagged it and told us they would take it up to our room As we entered the hotel there was a large bar located on the main floor along with the restaurant where people were having breakfast.The checkin desk was one floor up so we took the stairs in beautiful windowed staircase a few steps up. The concerige lady was really nice but we were really early so the room wasn't ready yet. Check in wasnt until 3pm and we were there at 9am. We inquired about an upgrade and she was kind enough to offer us an upgraded from the for a discounted price.

ROOM: We stayed in the serene king room on the 21st Floor room 2114. The room was beautiful and spacious with dark would floors, earthtones, and a floor to ceiling window with views of the city and street below. The bathroom had a wonderful rainshower head with beautiful bowl sink. The bedroom was really comfy with down pillows.The mini bar was stocked with alcohol and pop/juice as well as snack foods and wine. Plus a complimentary use of the in room keurig coffee maker.

PEOPLE: All the staff here were amazing. They truly go out of there way to help you and give you tips. The conceirge offered us a free bottle of wine (our choice) to pick from the minibar to celebrate our birthdays. The bellhop boys gave us tips on how to navigate the city and where to go and the concierge manager help my fiancee arrange flowers to be delivered to the room for my birthday.

THE FOOD: Room service (available 24hrs) was really good and fast...took less than 20 minutes to come up the room. They have a good selection of apps, sandwiches, hot entrees, asian fare, and desserts. We ordered the sliders that came with a side of the truffle frites which were amazing! You can just leave your tray outside the room or call roomservice to pick it up for you. We also dined at Aja (located in the lobby) which is asian and fusion cuisine. Amazing food and great service! We also ate there for breakfast too which was pretty good!

ENTERTAINMENT: You must check out Veritgo Sky Lounge especially on Saturday night because that's the most lively night. It's a gorgeous space and they have the most beautiful view of the city especially at night when everything is all lit up! Check out there heated rooftop patio with fire pit too! The music and drinks are really good too. The waitress brought us over free Birthday Shots!
Also make sure you check out the local sites like the free lincoln park zoo, "the bean", Lou Malnati's deep dish will change your life, Cubs Game,Navy Pier and shopping on the Magnificent Mile!

NOTES: Overall a superb Hotel in a perfect location with amazing service and staff. Room was gorgeous and always clean and no issue with noise or sleeping! I would definitely love to return here!

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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 April 2012

Wow! A reasonable rate with a great hotel. I gotta say the rooftop was amazing. Casual on Thursday and ocking and rolling on Friday.
The rooms have wood floors?! and floor to ceiling windows. I love the rain shower and of course the music system is the same as the Waldorf has. Staff is cool and unpretentious from the bouncers of the lounge to the front desk. I love all the texture in this downtown Jem.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 19 April 2012

I stayed at the Dana this past July to celebrate my engagement. We stayed on the 25th floor and had great views. I LOVE the floor to ceiling windows, they are so dramatic and beautiful! The bathroom was huge and wonderful, the bed was super comfy and the room itself was clean and nice. Definitely recommend, especially for the price!! The location was also great for walking around and exploring.

I had a manicure at the spa and that was nice. Nothing out of the ordinary but nice to treat myself too. We also had breakfast outside on the patio in the morning and it was a great meal. The food was also great. I'd definitely recommend the hotel to others.

I almost forgot that we also went up to the rooftop bar. It was nice, but it was only 6:00 so not much action but a great view and nice to be able to have access to something like that in a city!

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  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 April 2012

We had a great experience at this hotel, our hotel room was great, clean and well kept, we were on the 20th floor and had no issues with any noise. I loved the decor, and the shower. The staff certainly went the extra mile for us, and it was appreciated.
The location is close to everything including the metro, and magnificant mile, and within walking distance to many restaurants and pubs. We would definitely stay here again.

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Reviewed 17 April 2012

Booked here after checking the reviews. Did not like the concrete ceilings! Which gave the otherwise ok room an unfinished room. Staff very generally ok but decided to leave early as not happy to stay.

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Property: dana hotel and spa
Address: 660 North State Street, Chicago, IL 60654-3830
Region: United States > Illinois > Chicago
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#18 Spa Hotel in Chicago
#24 Business Hotel in Chicago
#32 Romantic Hotel in Chicago
#32 Luxury Hotel in Chicago
#45 Family Hotel in Chicago
Price range (per night): $239 - $557
Hotel Class:4 star — dana hotel and spa 4*
Number of rooms: 216
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
dana hotel and spa is located in downtown Chicago's River North neighborhood, known for hosting the Magnificent Mile, one of the hottest shopping streets in the US as well as some of the best restaurants, fantastic theater and exciting nightlife. This luxury boutique hotel and spa evokes a vibe that isn't about seeing and being seen - only about living in the moment. At dana hotel and spa, giving is our pleasure, and it's this fundamental yet profound principle that we practice daily. dana has been designed for living; a boutique hotel and spa in Chicago that offers an artful juxtaposition that balances the beauty of natural elements with state-of-the-art technologies, making our guestrooms and suites ideal for your lifestyle. Natural, sustainable woods, warm earth tones, and flawless details create dana, one of the most unique hotels Chicago has to offer. dana. Come as you are. ... more   less 
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