4.1 out of 5

"The Whitehall is in the perfect location and is quiet and clean. For the low price in January, it was perfect! The room does not have all the amenitie ... " More

By a verified traveler on Thu 04 Jan 2018

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Hotel Description

A romantic stay in the heart of Chicago awaits you at The Whitehall Hotel. Within steps you'll find John Hancock Center and Chicago Water Tower within a short 5-minute stroll. Highlights at this boutique hotel include 2 restaurants and in-room free WiFi.

You can enjoy flat-screen TVs with cable channels, and all 222 rooms feature free wired Internet, free local calls, and safes. Dining in is an option with room service, and minibars provide refreshments. Premium linens invite a comfortable night's sleep, and you'll find nice touches like bathrobes and designer toiletries. Hair dryers, irons/ironing boards, and desks are also available.

At the hotel's own bar/lounge, you can stop for a drink. Business amenities include a meeting room and a business center. Added amenities include free WiFi in public areas, a fitness center, and coffee/tea in a common area. There's also the convenience of valet parking.

Within a 20-minute walk of this 4-star Near North Side hotel, attractions include Tribune Tower and Wrigley Building.

Superior Room, 2 Double Beds

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
$68 per night

Junior Suite

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Superior Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Double Room (Pinnacle)

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Room, 1 King Bed (Pinnacle)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Superior Room, 1 Queen Bed

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

The Whitehall Hotel ratings based on 86 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
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Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0
4 out of 5

Quaint hotel

The Whitehall is in the perfect location and is quiet and clean. For the low price in January, it was perfect! The room does not have all the amenities of larger chain hotels but it was perfect for what we needed!

Posted by , from chicago on Jan 4, 2018

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5 out of 5

Romantic weekend

Perfect place to enjoy the city. Great location and a staff that goes out of their way to help you enjoy your time at this hotel.

Posted by , from chicago on Dec 18, 2017

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5 out of 5

Great location - wonderful hotel

Great location and staff are very helpful and friendly.

Posted by , from Chicago area on Dec 2, 2017

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5 out of 5
We were within walking distance of many attractions and shopping. Friendly and helpful staff. Nice hotel.

Posted by , from portland, or on Oct 21, 2017

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4 out of 5

Hotel great plane ride terrible

The hotel stay was great but i can't review the plane ride cause it was canceled even though it wasn't. Travelocity refuses to refund anything and i purchased insurance. I paid for a first class round trip ticket but came home on economy. Worst experience ever, very disappointed and now i don't want to use this site again, i will be sure to voice my disappointment every chance i get.

Posted by , from Chicago on Sep 17, 2017

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3 out of 5

The best thing is the location

The location is perfect. The hotel was in my view 3.5 stars and not more. Little things like a coffee maker in the room was missing. The lobby, restaurants and bar are cut off from eachother making the area less inviting than it really is. Our closet door stuck and was hard to slide open. Bathroom was a good size. Room was pleasant.

Posted by , from Toronto on May 30, 2017

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5 out of 5

Awesome stay

Tracy at the front desk was one of the nicest individual we have met in our many hotel stays. Thanks for helping to make our one night in Chicago a great one!

Posted by on May 1, 2017

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3 out of 5

Nice Boutique. Worn but comfortable

Great location, small rooms, worn in places, ice on request, no fridge, great staff, great history, overall a nice stay.

Posted by on Mar 29, 2017

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3 out of 5

Dated, but great location

Perfect location for shopping, restaurants and public transportation. Staff was helpful. Room was clean and comfortable. Seemed a bit dated, and the one downside was that the toilet did not flush easily

Posted by , from Covington on Mar 21, 2017

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5 out of 5

Great location

Our stay at the Whitehall was perfect. The location just off Michigan was great, easy walk to shopping and restaurants. We love exploring a city on foot and really enjoyed walking around Chicago. The hotel room was spacious and very clean and we even had a great view looking East at Michigan Ave. and the John Hancock building. The staff was very helpful and friendly. Would recommend this hotel highly.

Posted by , from Ottawa, IL on Feb 25, 2017

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Property Features

There are 2 restaurants on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Business amenities include a business center and a meeting room. A computer station is on site, and both WiFi and wired Internet are free in public spaces. The business-friendly The Whitehall Hotel also features a fitness center, coffee/tea in a common area, and concierge services. Parking is available for a fee. This 4-star Chicago hotel is smoke free.

  • 222 guestrooms or units
  • 21 levels
  • 2 dining venues
  • Built in 1927
  • Bar or lounge
  • Business facilities
  • 1 conference room
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Concierge
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free cribs/infant beds


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

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


Self parking (surcharge) , Valet parking (surcharge)


  • Airport: Chicago, IL (MDW-Midway Intl.) (22.5 km / 14 mi)
  • Train station: Chicago Western Avenue Station (6.2 km / 3.8 mi)
  • Parking: Valet parking and self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

The Whitehall Hotel offers 222 air-conditioned accommodations with minibars and safes. Beds feature Egyptian cotton sheets and premium bedding. Flat-screen televisions come with premium cable channels and pay movies. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, bathrobes, designer toiletries, and complimentary toiletries. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include hair dryers and irons/ironing boards. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Minibar
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Movies for purchase
  • Egyptian cotton linens
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Cribs (free)
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Designer toiletries
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

Nearby Activities

The hotel has a fitness room with an array of treadmills, ellipticals, stairmasters, and other cardiov machines. The fitness room also offers free weights, water, towels, and TVs.

The Whitehall is 3.5 blocks from a path along Lake Michigan which is popular for running, biking, and skating. The Marovitz public golf course, four miles from the hotel, offers a challenging and scenic golf experience overlooking the lake.

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

  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Sailing nearby


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 5:30 AM
  • Minimum check-in age is 21


  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 20.0 per night.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


  • Pets: USD 30 per pet, per day, plus a deposit of USD 30.00 per day
  • Weight limit: 20 lb
  • Certain rooms only
  • You can request a pet-friendly room by reaching out to the property at the number on the booking confirmation


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.


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 16 and USD 99 per person (approximately)
  • Self parking fee: USD 46.00 per night
  • Valet parking fee: USD 65.00 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Pet deposit: USD 30.00 per day
  • Pet fee: USD 30 per pet, per day
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 20.0 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

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
  • Pets are welcome in specific rooms only, which can be requested by contacting the property directly at the number on your booking confirmation (please see the Fees section for related charges).