I like the Intercon and the Fairmont type hotels. They take an old building keep the high ceilings and the wide halls and then take this shell and put in modern everything. So many hotels take the old infrastructure and put in window heating and cooling units that are noisy, cheap doors so you hear people in the hall, small bathrooms and crowded sinks. The Intercon in Chicago does a very nice job blending the two. I was upgraded to a suite but it was too much an entire second room bigger than the bedroom. But the bedroom is great. Wifi is free with membership in their rewards. The concierge was great with suggestions and reservations. Across the street is the Purple Pig. It is an upscale meditteranean restaurant with an emphasis on pork. It is served in ways that make your mouth water. They take no reservations and I have walked away in the past because the wait was 1-2 hours. The concierge got me and my customer in with a 5 minute wait. He showed us on the map every where to go in the area. So now for the restaurant at the hotel. Michael Jordans is the steak restaurant there are several in the country. The prices and menu in the bar were just too over the top. Two hamburgers and 2 ok wines came to $70 with a 20% tip that the bar put on the bill whether you liked it or not. For two people this is just wrong. Given you are surrounded by good places to eat, stay at the hotel ask the concierage for reccomendations and have agreat time.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- InterContinental Chicago is a lot like the city itself: historic but hip, refined but relaxed, cultured but comfortable. A member of Michigan Avenue s architectural elite since 1929, our hotel is within easy reach of Chicago s incomparable museums, stores, theatres and restaurants. Navy Pier, Shedd Aquarium and Oak Street Beach are minutes away. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Intercontinental Chicago Hotel Chicago
- Chicago Intercontinental