The look of the hotel was surprisingly original, but was designed to be as comfortable as it was striking. Posted Feb 21, 2013
Since so many hotels, particularly renovated ones, have begun to look similar -- with that mid-century-modern overlay -- it was a surprise to find the Millennium Knickerbocker in the same vein, but with extra touches that changed my mind about the look. The wood furnishings were of high quality, with pieces that you wouldn't mind using in a home. The bathroom was full of thoughtful ideas that made it one of the best I've seen in hotels. The pocket doors in the king suite were both practical and well designed. The air conditioning was very easily controlled, a real plus in Chicago with its very cold winter. To become warm in just minutes was most welcome. Room service was prompt and courteous. The public rooms were beautifully renovated, and all the up-to-date electronic services were available and well integrated into the overall look. All in all, my wife and I had a pleasurable stay.