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4.5 out of 5

"Beautiful hotel. Attentive staff. Would definitely stay here again. " More

By a verified traveler on Tue 28 Sep 2021

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Hotel Description

4-star romantic hotel near John Hancock Center

City center stay

Within a 15-minute walk of this River North hotel, you'll find John Hancock Center and Chicago Riverwalk. Millennium Park and Art Institute of Chicago are also within 2 miles (3 km).

Full-service spa, dining

A full-service spa, a 24-hour gym, and a restaurant are all featured at this eco-friendly hotel. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the 7 conference rooms, as well as the 24-hour business center and free WiFi in public areas. Self parking, express check-in, and express check-out are also offered.

Free WiFi, plasma TVs

Boasting comforts such as premium bedding and pillow menus, the 297 guestrooms offer thoughtful touches like bathrobes and slippers. Plasma TVs come with cable channels, and other amenities include free WiFi and minibars. Housekeeping is available on request.

Deluxe Double Room, 2 Double Beds

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
$161* Per night/room Dec 7 - Dec 8

Studio, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Luxury Suite, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Suite, Corner

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Deluxe Suite, 1 Queen Bed

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

21c Museum Hotel Chicago ratings based on 6 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.5 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 5.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 0.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for 21c Museum Hotel Chicago

Everyone (2) Couples (2) Family (1)
5 out of 5
Beautiful hotel. Attentive staff. Would definitely stay here again.

Posted by on Sep 28, 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

Oct 1, 2021 by 21c Chicago

Dear Ms. Kara, We very much appreciate your comments regarding your stay at the 21c Museum Hotel Chicago. It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback. I will share your comments with our team. I am sure that this feedback will serve as an encouragement to all of our staff as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our services. Thank you again for sharing your experience, and we hope your next visit will be as pleasant as the previous one. Sincerely, 21c Chicago

2 out of 5
Had to switch rooms because of cigarette smell and once we got a new room it still smelled and there was black ash on the white beds.

Posted by on Sep 14, 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

Oct 1, 2021 by 21c Chicago

Dear Ms. Beth, Thank you for taking the time to share your comments concerning your stay at the 21c Museum Hotel Chicago. Excellent service is what we strive to be known for; therefore your feedback is extremely important as it enables us to continually improve our service and provide a memorable experience to our valued guests. I noticed that you rated our “service” experience low. I would greatly appreciate it if you would be willing to provide further information about any problem you may have encountered as this will help me better understand what happened in order to anticipate any future occurrence. Our relationship with our guests is of paramount importance. We hope that you will present us with the opportunity to better serve you soon. Sincerely, 21c Chicago

5 out of 5
Our room was very clean and nicely appointed. We arrived to check in around 7pm, but there was still a little bit of a wait before we got our room. Most probably because we caught the in between shifts and there were other people needing to check in and/or ask questions. The linen and towels felt luxurious, as was the supplied robe. Much needed after a long day driving! I only wish that they have a refrigerator available in the room — if only to store some bottles of water. As such, we tried to squeeze in a bottle in the mini bar to share later on between myself and my husband. Hotel is in a great location if you’re looking to be within walking distance to Chicago’s shops and restaurants. I highly recommend this hotel.

Posted by on Aug 26, 2021

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5 out of 5
Great place, great staff. The art is always great. And don’t forget the penguin.

Posted by on Aug 15, 2021

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5 out of 5
This hotel is beautiful. The room was magnificent. Perfect location.

Posted by on Jul 10, 2021

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5 out of 5

Posted by on May 17, 2021

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About the 21c Museum Hotel Chicago

Location 55 East Ontario Street, Chicago, IL 60611

Renovations + Closures

Due to COVID-19, this property’s food and beverage options may be limited.

Property Features

21c Museum Hotel Chicago offers its guests a full-service spa and a 24-hour fitness center. There's a restaurant on site. You'll find a 24-hour business center on site. Public spaces have free WiFi. Event space at this hotel measures 10000 square feet (929 square meters) and includes conference space. Spa services, multilingual staff, and dry cleaning/laundry services are also featured at the eco-friendly 21c Museum Hotel Chicago. For a fee, parking is available. This 4-star Chicago hotel is smoke free.

  • 297 guestrooms or units
  • 17 levels
  • 10000 sq ft of conference space
  • 929 sq m of conference space
  • Business center (24 hours)
  • Conference space
  • Dry cleaning
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Wedding services available
  • ATM
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site
  • Dining venue

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Self parking (surcharge)

Transport

  • Train station: Millennium Station (1.6 km / 1 mi)
  • Metro station: Grand Station (Red Line) (0.4 km / 0.2 mi)
  • Parking: Self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

21c Museum Hotel Chicago offers 297 accommodations with minibars and safes. Beds feature premium bedding. A pillow menu is available. 42-inch plasma televisions come with premium cable channels and pay movies. Bathrooms include bathtubs or showers, bathrobes, slippers, and designer toiletries. This Chicago hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottled water and coffee/tea makers. In-room massages, hypo-allergenic bedding, and irons/ironing boards can be requested. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered on request.

  • Minibar
  • Plasma television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Movies for purchase
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Pillow options
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Cribs (free)
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (on request)
  • Nightly turndown service
  • Massage in room (surcharge)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Designer toiletries
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Wardrobe or closet

Food & Drink

Lure Fishbar - This restaurant specializes in seafood.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include a 24-hour fitness center.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby

Spa Services

Soothe has 3 treatment rooms including rooms for couples. Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, sports massages, and Swedish massages. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including Ayurvedic.

The spa is open daily.

  • Number of treatment rooms 3
  • Couples treatment rooms
  • Body treatments
  • Body wraps
  • Facial treatments
  • Body scrubs
  • Ayurvedic treatments
  • Hot stone massage
  • Deep tissue massage
  • Swedish massage
  • Prenatal massage
  • Sports massage
  • Massages

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Braille or raised signage
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at midnight
  • Minimum check-in age is: 21

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11:00 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 30.0 per night.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pet Policy

  • Pets: USD 75 per accommodation, per stay
  • Only dogs and cats are allowed
  • Maximum 2 per room (weight limit: 50 lbs)
  • Restrictions apply
  • For more information, you can reach out to the property at the number on the booking confirmation
  • Service animals are exempt from fees

Policies

This property is managed by a professional host; the provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession, within the meaning of article 155 of the French Tax Code

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession, within the meaning of article 155 of the French Tax Code. This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, and Diners Club. Cash is not accepted. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property. Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitizer. Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 48 hours between bookings. This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of ALLSAFE (Accor Hotels).

  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Gloves are available to guests
  • No shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • Property follows a brand or regulatory agency's sanitization guidelines ALLSAFE (Accor Hotels)
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually-wrapped food options are not available
  • Gap period enforced between guest stays - 48 hours

Fees

Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Resort fee: USD 23.48 per accommodation, per night

The resort fee includes:

  • Spa access
  • Fitness center access
  • Internet access
  • Newspaper
  • Phone calls
  • In-room safe
  • In-room coffee
  • Additional inclusions

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Self parking fee: USD 46 per day
  • Pet fee: USD 75 per accommodation, per stay
  • Service animals are exempt from fees
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 30.0 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

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You should know

  • Reservations are needed for spa treatments. For reservations, contact the hotel before arrival using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
  • To make arrangements to bring your pet, contact the property directly at the number on your booking confirmation (please see the Fees section for related charges).

Awards & Affiliations

This property has signed the UNESCO Sustainable Travel Pledge.

  • UNESCO sustainable tourism pledge
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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.