4.6 out of 5

"It was a great experience and would recommend to others " More

By a verified traveler on Sat 27 Jan 2018

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Hotel Description

A romantic stay in the heart of Chicago awaits you at Dana Hotel and Spa. Within just a 10-minute stroll, you'll find popular attractions like Chicago Water Tower and Tribune Tower. Highlights at this boutique hotel include in-room free WiFi, free Internet, and LCD TVs.

IPod docks, digital TV, and coffee/tea makers are featured in all 216 rooms. Minibars provide refreshments, and 24-hour room service makes dining in an option. Pillowtop beds and premium bedding welcome you to a good night's rest, and other nice touches include rainfall showerheads and bathrobes. Additionally, down comforters, free newspapers, and free local calls are available.

A relaxing visit to spa at dana can include deep-tissue massages and hot stone massages along with detox wraps, body wraps, and aromatherapy. The restaurant, Portsmith, serves American cuisine and is open for breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. The hotel's own bar/lounge is a nice place to enjoy a drink. Enjoy the nightclub, fitness center, and steam room. 3735 square feet (347 square meters) of event facilities include meeting rooms, and other business amenities include a 24-hour business center and limo/town car service. Other amenities include free WiFi in public areas, a rooftop terrace, and concierge services. Each morning cooked-to-order breakfast is available. There's also the convenience of valet parking.

Within a 15-minute walk of this 4-star Near North Side hotel, attractions include John Hancock Center and Wrigley Building.

Dana Hotel and Spa ratings based on 40 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.6 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 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0
5 out of 5
It was a great experience and would recommend to others

Posted by on Jan 27, 2018

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4 out of 5

Will definitely stay here again.

Pros: Great, personable staff. The door men were always welcoming, helpful and informative.
Cons: Hallways were warm and stuffy and elevators were slow.
Location: Great location within walking distance to shopping and many attractions. Short walk to the Red Line train.
Overall, I was very pleased with this hotel, the staff, and accommodations. Great location within walking distance to shopping, restaurants and many attractions. Just a short walk to the Red Line subway. Some construction/renovation going on. Although the rooms are not large, they are comfortable with nice amenities. Had a nice view from the 10th floor with floor-to-ceiling windows.

Posted by , from Winter Park, Florida on Jun 17, 2017

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5 out of 5

We LOVED this hotel, it was exceptional!!

Every person we encounter from the minute we walked in was professional and exceptional! My daughter and I loved the food we were served too in the restaurant, services staff again was awesome!! Hotel room was amazing and with beautiful views. We will definitely be staying at this hotel the next time we are in the Chicago area.

Posted by , from Oakdale MN on Feb 22, 2017

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4 out of 5
Pros: Cool vibe
Cons: Elevators
Location: Close to lots of stuff
Travelocity posted breakfast included but hotel said no when we checked in. The posting had changed on Travelocity when we tried to verify at the time of check in. Parking is very expensive in that area.

Posted by on Aug 31, 2016

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5 out of 5

Great hotel close to shopping

Dana Hotel and Spa is a very nice hotel within walking distance of shopping, restaurants, and other activities. This was my second time staying there. The staff is friendly and and go out of their way to be of service. Will be staying there on my next trip to Chicago.

Posted by , from Flora, Indiana on Jul 12, 2016

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4 out of 5

Friendly Staff and Nice Amenities

Pros: All but the decibel of the room fan
Cons: The room fan could be louder
Location: In the heart of River North/Streeterville - tons of stuff to do in all directions.
Staff at the Dana Hotel were very accommodating, helpful and knowledgeable about the hotel and the area. Each encountered staff member offered a friendly greeting and the amenities of the hotel were very nice. Nice views also. The shower was really cool and bed comfortable. Fan very dim but other than that no complaints at all!

Posted by , from New York, New York on Nov 19, 2015

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5 out of 5

Weekend to Chicago for His Birthday

We took a Suprise trip to Chicago for my boyfriends birthday. We had a great experience loved the service and the unique design of the hotel. We plan to make this our regular spot for future trips to the city. :)

Posted by , from Wi on Nov 4, 2015

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4 out of 5

Chicago Getaway

Pros: Clean. Comfortable bed. Nice room. Kind of small but adequate. Great view from the 19th floor. Large flat screen TV. In room mini bar. Great bathroom.
Cons: Cartridge coffee maker in the room did not work. Hold a space open for drive up valet. Had to circle hotel three times to find an opening.
Location: Navy Pier; Art Museum; Natural history Museum; Millennium Park; Ruth's Chris; an abundance of restaurants.
Great location. Within walking distance of most everything one would want to do downtown. Hotel was contemporary, clean and had well trained, friendly staff. We will likely stay there again.

Posted by on Oct 28, 2015

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5 out of 5

Great overall experience

Pros: The spa, the location, how cool the hotel itself was.
Cons: Something were almost over priced; they cost that much.
Location: In River North area--you can walk everywhere.
My daughter and I went to spend some time together in Chicago. This hotel was awesome. The Spa is exceptional. The location is the best--close to everything. Great staff. Very pricey, so be prepared. ($3.50 for a cup of coffee, $13.50 for a gin and tonic, for example) If you want to pay, it will be an unbeatable experience.

Posted by , from MI on Jul 29, 2015

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4 out of 5

Cool, but not completely up to par

I spent one night at the Dana when I was in town to see a show. The hotel was cool, with urban decor and the amenities you'd expect. The room was small, with only a patio door and no windows, which made it seem even smaller. The tiny patio would have been fun, except that the door didn't work correctly. For that matter, the TV didn't work correctly either. But they fixed both for us quickly.

Posted by on Jun 20, 2011

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Property Features

Dana Hotel and Spa offers its guests a full-service spa, a steam room, and a fitness center. There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Public spaces have free WiFi and wired Internet. A 24-hour business center, limo/town car service, and meeting rooms are available. Event space at this hotel measures 3735 square feet (347 square meters). A nightclub, a rooftop terrace, and spa services are also featured at the business-friendly Dana Hotel and Spa. For a fee, parking is available. This 4-star Chicago hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 216 guestrooms or units
  • 26 levels
  • 3 conference rooms
  • 3735 sq ft of conference space
  • 347 sq m of conference space
  • Built in 2008
  • Dining venue
  • Nightclub
  • Bar or lounge
  • Terrace on the roof
  • Business center (24 hours)
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Car service
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • ATM
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Free cribs/infant beds


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet


Valet parking (surcharge)


  • Airport: Chicago, IL (ORD-O'Hare Intl.) (28.4 km / 17.7 mi)
  • Train station: Millennium Station (1.4 km / 0.9 mi)
  • Metro station: Chicago Station (0.3 km / 0.2 mi)
  • Parking: Valet parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Dana Hotel and Spa offers 216 air-conditioned accommodations with iPod docking stations and minibars. Pillowtop beds feature Egyptian cotton sheets, down comforters, and premium bedding. 46-inch LCD televisions come with premium digital channels. Bathrooms include showers with rainfall showerheads, bathrobes, slippers, and designer toiletries. This Chicago hotel provides complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and complimentary newspapers, as well as phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include laptop-compatible safes and coffee/tea makers. Housekeeping is offered daily and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested.

  • Pillowtop beds
  • Minibar
  • IPod dock
  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • HD television
  • Digital channels
  • Premium channels
  • Coffee maker
  • Egyptian cotton linens
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Down blanket
  • Shower
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Cribs (free)
  • Rollaway beds (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Laptop safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Designer toiletries
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy cooked-to-order breakfast daily.

Dana Hotel and Spa has a restaurant on site.

Portsmith - This restaurant specializes in American cuisine and serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). Happy hour is offered.

24-hour room service is available.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include a steam room and a fitness center. The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Segway rental/tour nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Sailing nearby

Spa Services

Spa at dana has 5 treatment rooms including rooms for couples. Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, Swedish massages, and massages. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy and Ayurvedic. Guests under 16 years old are not allowed in the spa.

  • Number of treatment rooms 5
  • Couples treatment rooms
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Body wraps
  • Body treatments
  • Body scrubs
  • Facial treatments
  • Aromatherapy treatments
  • Ayurvedic treatments
  • Hot stone massage
  • Deep tissue massage
  • Swedish massage
  • Prenatal massage
  • Minimum age to access spa is 16
  • Detoxification wrap
  • Massages


If you need to make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when booking your stay.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 2 AM
  • Minimum check-in age is 21


  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children 17 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Free rollaway/extra beds!
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


  • Pets: USD 50 per accommodation, per stay (maximum USD 300 per stay), plus a deposit of USD 50 per stay
  • Only dogs are allowed
  • Maximum 1 per room (weight limit: 30 lb)


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

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card are 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.

  • Noise-free rooms not guaranteed


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

  • Deposit: USD 75 per night

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

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

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 15.00 and USD 28.00 per person (approximately)
  • Valet parking fee: USD 63 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Pet deposit: USD 50 per stay
  • Pet fee: USD 50 per accommodation, per stay (maximum USD 300 per stay)
  • Late check-out fee: USD 75.00

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

Hotel Names

You should know

  • Please note that this property can refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, which include pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties.
  • Children 17 years old and younger stay free in the same room as the parent or guardian when using existing bedding.
  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.