4.2 out of 5

"Great price and right downtown and even close to Trader Joes " More

By a verified traveler on Sat 06 Jan 2018

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Hotel Description

Holiday Inn Express Chicago-Magnificent Mile puts you in the heart of Chicago, within just a 10-minute stroll of popular attractions like John Hancock Center and Chicago Water Tower. Highlights at this hotel include free buffet breakfast.

Flat-screen TVs with satellite channels are featured in all 175 rooms, and you can enjoy free WiFi, coffee/tea makers, and free weekday newspapers. Refrigerators, free local calls, and hair dryers are also available.

This hotel has free WiFi in public areas, a fitness center, and a business center. Additionally, you'll find coffee/tea in a common area, concierge services, and a 24-hour front desk. There's also the convenience of valet parking.

Attractions within a 10-minute walk of this Near North Side hotel include Tribune Tower and Wrigley Building.

Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$68 per night

Suite, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Room, 1 Queen Bed, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Room, 2 Double Beds, Non Smoking

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Standard Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Room, 1 Queen Bed, Accessible, Bathtub (Mobility)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Holiday Inn Express Chicago-Magnificent Mile ratings based on 93 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
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Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0
4 out of 5
Great price and right downtown and even close to Trader Joes

Posted by on Jan 6, 2018

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2 out of 5

Not worth the money

Pros: Nothing.
Cons: Rooms need to be remodeled. Cleaning staff needs more time per room to do a better job. Heavier doors could block out sounds from hallway.
Location: Downtown Chicago. Location is the only thing this hotel has going for it.
I asked for a quiet room and was put next to an elevator that made noise 24-7. Complained to staff and was told - "this is an urban hotel so it will be loud." Room was dirty - stained carpet, dirt on table, desk, garbage on bathroom floor upon arrival. Breakfast was cold and sub-par.

Posted by , from Seattle, WA on Sep 3, 2017

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2 out of 5
Pros: Location
Cons: See above
Location: Pizzerio Uno, Pizzerio Duo, Trader Joes
"Free" breakfast was out of many items; we had to go to Starbucks instead. Room was very small; no counter space in bathroom. A/C blew right on the bed; uncomfortable sleeping. Walls are paper-thin; we heard people in the hallway throughout the night. Elevator was very slow; we took the stairs, but hall to stairs was always partially blocked by mop buckets with dirty water, boxes and even a box of milk left out for several hours.

Posted by , from Indianapolis on May 30, 2017

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4 out of 5
Nice hotel. Close to where I needed to go. Very good breakfast

Posted by on May 6, 2017

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5 out of 5

Close to all Magnificient Mile Attractions!

Pros: Loved the whole experience about this hotel, it is in walking distance to a lot of restaurants, bars, shops and river touring options. Perfect stay!
Cons: Nothing!
Very quaint little hotel with all the ammenities that you may need, when traveling to the Windy City. Cute room with a view to the Hancock Tower. Room was kept very tidy and organized. Breakfast had a very nice variety, including eggs, bacon sausages, pancakes and cold and warm cereal options. Fruit, juice, milk,tea and coffee were your beverage options. Staff was very curtious and helpful with all other travel excursions or site seeing tours that Chicago may have to offer.

Posted by on Aug 25, 2016

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5 out of 5
Great hotel, rooms on the small side but perfect location for downtown Chicago experience.

Posted by on Jun 13, 2016

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5 out of 5

Cozy hotel in great location

Loved this charming hotel. Staff was very nice and great location. Self parking available on the corner. Rooms very small but clean

Posted by , from michigan on May 31, 2016

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5 out of 5

New Year adventure

Pros: It's location and friendly staff.
Location: A few places are Pizza Uno, rock and roll McDonalds,Shops on the Magnificent mile,Holy Cross Cathedral,Navy Pier[a little over a mile walking].
This hotel is within walking distance to lots of downtown Chicago adventures I enjoy including the Magnificent mile and Navy Pier. It is also close to bus stops for museums and there is a train station about a 7 minute walk away.The staff is always friendly.The rooms are small but are always comfortable for me.

Posted by , from Jackson,Mi on Jan 2, 2016

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4 out of 5

Clean, convenient, great staff

Pros: Very clean, convenient to our destination, great breakfast.
Location: Tons od cafes, restaurants, shopping, and historical sites.
Though the room was small (no closet), very clean and equipped with the necessities. Great staff, from the valet parking to front desk to cleaning crew, all very helpful and friendly. Right downtown near water.

Posted by , from Caseville, MI on Sep 14, 2015

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5 out of 5

WONDERFUL but small

Pros: The friendly staff, the excellent location.
Location: Two blocks from Miracle Mile, Red Line, and free trolley to Navy Pier.
Don't expect a lot of space but downtown could not beat the price and location. Property is historic Cass Hotel but very well remodeled and maintained. Wonderful staff.

Posted by , from South Dakota on Aug 9, 2015

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About the Holiday Inn Express Chicago-Magnificent Mile

Location 640 N Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60611

Property Features

WiFi is free in public spaces. There's an onsite business center. Free breakfast is served. A fitness center, multilingual staff, and coffee/tea in a common area are also featured at Holiday Inn Express Chicago-Magnificent Mile. For a fee, parking is available.

  • 175 guestrooms or units
  • 16 levels
  • Buffet breakfast (free)
  • Business facilities
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Concierge
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Free WiFi
  • Refrigerator
  • Free cribs/infant beds


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Self parking (surcharge) , Valet parking (surcharge)


  • Airport: Chicago, IL (ORD-O'Hare Intl.) (28.5 km / 17.7 mi)
  • Train station: Millennium Station (1.3 km / 0.8 mi)
  • Parking: Valet parking and self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Holiday Inn Express Chicago-Magnificent Mile offers 175 air-conditioned accommodations with coffee/tea makers and complimentary weekday newspapers. Flat-screen televisions come with premium satellite channels and pay movies. Bathrooms include showers, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. This Chicago hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Flat-screen television
  • Satellite channels
  • Premium channels
  • Movies for purchase
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower
  • Cribs (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Weekday newspapers (free)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

Guests are served free buffet breakfast.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include a fitness center.


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 midnight
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


  • No pets allowed


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

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit 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.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available


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 48.00 per day
  • Valet parking fee: USD 54.00 per day

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

Hotel Names

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