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Waldorf Astoria Chicago

The Waldorf Astoria in Chicago.

Photo: Courtesy of Waldorf Astoria

11 E. Walton St.
Chicago, IL, 60611, United States
TEL: (800) 925-3673
TEL: (312) 646-1300

Architect Lucien Lagrange created this 60-story skyscraper (formerly the Elysian) in the style of a 1920s Parisian grand hotel, complete with a brick porte-cochere for elegant arrivals and departures. The lobby, with dark swirls running through the white marble floor, is gleaming and elegant, as are the 188 guest rooms. Occupying the first 27 floors, they’re done up with platinum and champagne color schemes and luxe furnishings, including tufted headboards and fireplaces—not to mention the Rivolta Carmignani Italian bed linens. From the pin-tucked curtains to the jewelry design–influenced lighting fixtures, it’s all très Chanel and Dior (you’ll find coffee-table books on these designers in some of the rooms). The 14,000-square-foot spa and health club is situated above the hotel’s courtyard and offers Gyrotonic and Pilates as well as Lava Shell massages.

Room to Book:

At 1,264 square feet, Gold Coast Suites are located on the northeast and northwest corners of the hotel. Each sports a fireplace, separate bedroom with king-size bed, and living room with dining table and sleeper sofa.

Insider Tip:

If the weather’s chilly, keep an eye on the courtyard: The staff is known to offer hot cider and donuts.


Open / Closes
  • Adjoining Rooms
  • Accessible by Public Transportation
  • Babysitting
  • Business Center
  • Concierge
  • Childcare
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Gym/Fitness Center
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Hair/Beauty Salon
  • Laundry Service
  • Maid Service
  • Meeting Room
  • Pet Friendly
  • Parking Available
  • Parking Fee
  • Room Service
  • Spa
  • Turndown
  • Valet Parking
  • WiFi

Number of Bars: 2

Year Opened: 2012

Number of Suites: 145


Number of Rooms: 43


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