The Ritz-Carlton Chicago Hotel

160 East Pearson Street Water Tower Place, Chicago, United States, 60611-2308  show map
 5 stars
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  • Rooms & Availability
  • Location
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The Ritz-Carlton Chicago Hotel

 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in public areas

 Parking

Paid parking

 24-Hour

24-hour reception

 Check-in/Check-out

Express check-in/-out

 Swimming Pool

Indoor swimming pool

 Fitness/Gym

Fitness center

 Sports activities

Golf course

 Spa and relaxation

Spa & wellness center

Reflex massage

Steam bath

Jacuzzi

Editorial review:

A five star hotel located within the Water Tower Palace, offers everything one expects from a Ritz: superb service (score tickets for a Oprah show with a few weeks notice from the concierge), gourmet dinning and classically decorated and spacious rooms, some of which offer stunning Mag Mile views.

Verified Reviews:

  • $40 plus per night parking - Bed was extremely comfortable - 2 bathrooms were tiny
  • Bathroom was fabulous with marble floors - Room service was superb - Wonderful comfy robes
  • Attached to the water tower shopping - Comfortable bed - Had a view of the lake - Great sheets
  • There was no coffee-maker - Lobby is spectacular - Rooms were large and luxurious
  • Concierge was excellent - Staff was professional - Breakfast buffet in the dining room is incredible

Overview

The exclusive Ritz-Carlton Chicago (A Four Seasons Hotel) offers modern rooms with a spectacular view over Gold Coast and Lake Michigan. The hotel opened its doors in 1977 and was remodeled in 2010.

The excellent location of Ritz-Carlton Chicago (A Four Seasons Hotel) provides an easy access to Goodman Theater, Michigan Avenue and Chicago Cultural Center within 20-minute walk. The property is located within a 30-minute walk to the center of Chicago.

The hotel is surrounded by restaurants and cafés.

Chicago-Red underground station is only 500 meters away from the hotel. Due to its location 20 km from Midway airport, fast access to the Ritz-Carlton Chicago (A Four Seasons Hotel) is provided.

Rooms

This property counts 434 guestrooms featuring Deluxe One-Bedroom Suite, Double Room and Executive Suite. They feature en suite bathrooms with a hairdryer, bathrobes and slippers.

Eat & Drink

Every morning starts with an award-winning traditional English breakfast. The stylish on-site restaurant specializes in French cuisine. Complimentary drinks, snacks and desserts are available at the wine bar.

A full breakfast is served and charges are applicable. 

Services

Guests can rent bicycles and cars to discover the area.

Relax

On-site leisure facilities include a ballroom, an indoor heated pool and a lap pool. More active guests will appreciate boating and bowling provided on site.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in public areas for free.

Guest Parking

private parking is possible on site at USD 48 per day.

Year renovated:   2010.  Number of floors:   15.  Number of rooms:   434.

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Paid parking
  • Handicap parking
  • Express check-in/-out
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Allergy-free rooms
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Children are welcome
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe deposit box
  • Smoke detectors
  • Multilingual staff
  • Pets allowed
  • Souvenir shop
  • Currency exchange
  • ATM/Cash machine
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Rooms/Facilities for disabled

Sports & Fitness

  • Golf course
  • Fitness center

Services

  • Paid valet parking
  • 24-hour room service
  • Bell staff/Porter
  • Bicycle rental
  • Car rental
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Wedding services
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Newspaper service
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Shoe shine service
  • Wake up service

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • In-room breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Catering service

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Meeting room
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Paid babysitting/Child services
  • Video games
  • Kids club

Leisure facilities

  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Steam bath
  • Jacuzzi
  • Reflex massage

Room view

  • City view
  • Lake view

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Individual air conditioning
  • Heating
  • VIP room facilities
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Mini-Bar
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Mirror

Bathroom

  • Bath/Shower
  • Room toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Slippers

Kitchen facilities

  • Kitchenette
  • Refrigerator

Bedroom

  • Premium bedding
  • Down comforter

Media

  • Paid movies/Video
  • Cable/Satellite television
  • DVD player
  • Direct dial telephone
  • CD player
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-In

  • from  3 pm

Check-Out

  • until  12 pm

Children and extra beds

  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

160 East Pearson Street Water Tower Place, Chicago, United States, 60611-2308

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City Center
  • Chicago
    1.4 mi
Airports
Train Stations
  • Millenium Station
    1.0 mi
  • Ogilvie Transportation Center
    1.4 mi
Underground stations
  • LaSalle "L" Station (Blue Line)
    1.6 mi
  • Bus stop
    400 ft
Restaurants
  • The Signature Room at the 95th (cuisine: American, Dessert, Bar)
    400 ft
  • Foodlife (cuisine: American, Chinese, Mexican)
    300 ft
Beaches
  • Oak Street Beach
    1900 ft
  • Ohio Street Beach
    3000 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-In:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-Out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2010
  • Number of floors:
    15
  • Number of rooms:
    434

Rooms and availability

The Ritz-Carlton Chicago (A Four Seasons Hotel) Standard RoomThe Ritz-Carlton Chicago (A Four Seasons Hotel) Standard Room
Standard Room
Bed type: Double Bed or Double beds or King Size bed
Size: 400 sq. feet
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  • Air conditioning
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Elegant room has a sleeping zone, work area and convenient bathroom.

Room facilities
    The Ritz-Carlton Chicago (A Four Seasons Hotel) Executive SuiteThe Ritz-Carlton Chicago (A Four Seasons Hotel) Executive SuiteThe Ritz-Carlton Chicago (A Four Seasons Hotel) Executive Suite
    Executive Suite
    Bed type: King Size bed or Double Bed
    Size: 560 sq. feet
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    This room with contemporary interior includes a bedroom and a comfy living room. Bathroom has all modern amenities.

    Room facilities
      The Ritz-Carlton Chicago (A Four Seasons Hotel) Grand Executive SuiteThe Ritz-Carlton Chicago (A Four Seasons Hotel) Grand Executive Suite
      Grand Executive Suite
      Bed type: King Size bed or Double Bed
      Size: 560 sq. feet
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      Spacious room includes bedroom and living room.

      Room facilities
        The Ritz-Carlton Chicago (A Four Seasons Hotel) Michigan Avenue Suite The Ritz-Carlton Chicago (A Four Seasons Hotel) Michigan Avenue Suite
        Michigan Avenue Suite
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        Elegant room with large windows comprises a bedroom, a living room and two bathrooms.

        The Ritz-Carlton Chicago (A Four Seasons Hotel) Deluxe Suite
        Deluxe Suite
        Bed type: King Size bed or Double Bed
        Size: 1005 sq. feet
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        • Air conditioning
        • Shower
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        Large room has a bedroom, a living room with dining area and a modern bathroom.

        Room facilities
          The Ritz-Carlton Chicago (A Four Seasons Hotel) Presidential SuiteThe Ritz-Carlton Chicago (A Four Seasons Hotel) Presidential SuiteThe Ritz-Carlton Chicago (A Four Seasons Hotel) Presidential SuiteThe Ritz-Carlton Chicago (A Four Seasons Hotel) Presidential Suite
          Presidential Suite
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          Luxurious room has a lounge, dining area, powder room and three bathrooms.

          The Ritz-Carlton Chicago (A Four Seasons Hotel) Ambassador Suite
          Ambassador Suite
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          Charming Suite includes large living room, dining area and full kitchen.

          The Ritz-Carlton Chicago (A Four Seasons Hotel) Grand Michigan Avenue SuiteThe Ritz-Carlton Chicago (A Four Seasons Hotel) Grand Michigan Avenue Suite
          Grand Michigan Avenue Suite
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          Elegant room has a bedroom and a living room with sofa and armchairs. Bathroom includes all modern conveniences.

          How to reach hotel

          hotel The Ritz-Carlton Chicago  Hotel Chicago location
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          Hotel Address:

          160 East Pearson Street Water Tower Place, Chicago, United States, 60611-2308

          Get directions
          City Center
          • Chicago
            1.4 mi
          Airports
          Train Stations
          • Millenium Station
            1.0 mi
          • Ogilvie Transportation Center
            1.4 mi
          Underground stations
          • LaSalle "L" Station (Blue Line)
            1.6 mi
          • Bus stop
            400 ft
          Restaurants
          • The Signature Room at the 95th (cuisine: American, Dessert, Bar)
            400 ft
          • Foodlife (cuisine: American, Chinese, Mexican)
            300 ft
          Beaches
          • Oak Street Beach
            1900 ft
          • Ohio Street Beach
            3000 ft
          Hotel information
          • Check-In:
            from  3 pm
          • Check-Out:
            until  12 pm
          • Year renovated:
            2010
          • Number of floors:
            15
          • Number of rooms:
            434

          The Ritz-Carlton Chicago (A Four Seasons Hotel) Location

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          What's nearby

          Tourist attractions

          • John Hancock Observatory - 400 ft
          • John Hancock Center / Observatory - 400 ft
          • Old Water Tower Chicago - 700 ft

          Sport related

          • Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place - 400 ft

          Shopping areas

          • Water Tower Place - 400 ft
          • American Girl Place Chicago - 400 ft
          • Neiman Marcus - 700 ft
          • Magnificent Mile - 1000 ft

          Museums

          • Museum of Contemporary Art - 400 ft
          • City Gallery in the Historic Water Tower - 700 ft
          • Museum Shop of the Art Inst - 700 ft
          • Bethel Cultural Arts Center - 1000 ft
          • Arts Club of Chicago - 1400 ft
          • Mimi International - 1400 ft
          • Terra Museum of American Art - 1400 ft
          • American Bar Association Museum of Law - 1700 ft

          Universities, Institutes

          • Loyola University of Chicago - 400 ft
          • N'western Univ Medical School - 700 ft
          • Quigley Preparatory Seminary - 700 ft
          • Northwestern Medical Faculty - 1000 ft
          • Northwestern University - 1000 ft
          • American College of Surgeons - 1400 ft
          • Northwestern University School of Law - 1400 ft

          Medical care and Hospitals

          • Northwestern University School of Medicine - 700 ft
          • Northwestern Memorial Hospital - 1000 ft
          • Rehab Institute Of Chicago - 1000 ft
          • Va Chicago Health Care System - 1000 ft

          Casinos

          • Venetian Casino Resort - 1000 ft
          • Par-A-Dice Riverboat Casino - 1000 ft

          College Campuses

          • Loyola University Chicago School of Law - 1000 ft

          Local Attractions

          • Millennium Park - 1.1 mi
            201 E Randolph St, Chicago
          • Art Institute of Chicago - 1.2 mi
            111 S Michigan Ave, Chicago
          • Macy's on State Street - 5200 ft
            111 North State Street, Chicago
          • Navy Pier - 5200 ft
            600 E Grand Ave, Chicago
          • Daley Bicentennial Plaza - 5200 ft
            337 East Randolph St, Chicago

          Near the hotelNear the hotel

          • John Hancock Center / Observatory - 600 ft
            875 N Michigan Ave, Chicago
          • Water Tower Place - 500 ft
            835 N. Michigan Avenue, Chicago
          • Fourth Presbyterian Church - 700 ft
            126 East Chestnut St, Chicago
          • St. James Cathedral - 1500 ft
            65 East Huron Street, Chicago
          • Broadway Playhouse - 400 ft
            175 E. Chestnut Avenue, Chicago
          • Museum of Contemporary Art - 500 ft
            220 East Chicago Ave., Chicago
          • Loyola University Museum of Art (LUMA) - 800 ft
            820 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago

          Restaurants Nearby

          • The Signature Room at the 95th - 400 ft

            Address: 875 N Michigan Avenue
            Phone: 312-787-9596

            64% likes this, based on 875 reviews
            Cuisine: American, Dessert, Bar
            Price Range: USD 16 - USD 151

          • The Cheesecake Factory - 700 ft

            Address: 875 N Michigan Ave
            Phone: (312) 337-1101

            70% likes this, based on 733 reviews
            Cuisine: American, Dessert, International, Eclectic
            Price Range: USD 21 - USD 30

          • Foodease - 300 ft

            Address: 835 N. Michigan
            Phone: (312) 335-3663

            85% likes this, based on 62 reviews
            Cuisine: American

          • Foodlife - 300 ft

            Address: 835 N.Michigan Ave.
            Phone: (312) 335-3663

            64% likes this, based on 145 reviews
            Cuisine: American, Chinese, Mexican
            Price Range: USD 3 - USD 22

          • Wolfgang Puck Express - 300 ft

            Address: 10000 West O'Hare
            Phone: 773-686-6154

            Cuisine: American

          Hotel information
          • Check-In:
            from  3 pm
          • Check-Out:
            until  12 pm
          • Year renovated:
            2010
          • Number of floors:
            15
          • Number of rooms:
            434
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          The Ritz-Carlton Chicago (A Four Seasons Hotel) Reviews

          Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at The Ritz-Carlton Chicago (A Four Seasons Hotel)

          Average guest rating

          8.2out of 10
          Excellent
          Based on 67 reviews

          Rating by category:

          Location
          9.8
          Value
          8.4
          Rooms
          8.2
          Service
          8.4

          Individual guest reviews

          • Family with children
            9.2

            Traveling with my (adult) son, I wanted to indulge a little and we went probably for the best place in Chicago. The hotel is perfectly located, it's high class, close to shopping and to animated nightlife. Hotel staff is very friendly and professional.

            When booking the room I have specifically asked for 2 beds in the bedroom. None were available when arriving. With an extra $100 we ended up in a suite with a sofa as a second (uncomfortable) bed.

          • Older travelers
            9.2

            From the front desk, to the concierge,to the housekeeping staff, the service was impeccable. Perfect location.

            Needed a little updating

          • Older travelers
            7.4

            Nice large room with a splendid view and one could open the windows to get real air.Staff all very friendly.

            The decor was dated, a lot of things were worn and a bit shabby, the crockery was crazed. No breakfast buffet and the food was mediocre. It does not measure up to either the Ritz Carlton or Four Seasons reputations.

          • Older travelers
            10.0

            We had a lovely expierence at the Ritz Carlton..the is helpful staff and friendly too...excellent concierge services as well.

            Not one snaffu.. Our best city getaway ever!

          • Older travelers
            8.8

            The view was great for a City Centre hotel

          • Family with children
            10.0

            Great location, excellent service, beautiful lobby.

          • Family with children
            9.2

            Great location. Great hotel. Great front desk help.

            Service was extremely slow at the bar on multiple occassions Curious that this Ritz is not part of the network. We enjoy the Ritz but do so as a frequent traveler.

          • Family with children
            9.2

            Clean room great bed. Restaurant only fair.

            The reataurant was slow. We had a family dinner with 3 kids, arrived on time at 7:30. Still waiting for dinner at 9:00 pm

          • Family with children
            10.0

            All the staff were friendly and very helpful and efficient.

          • Single
            10.0

            The one thing that kept popping back into my mind while staying at the hotel was "this is excellent". And then I realized that if it wasn't, it wouldn't be the Ritz Carlton. So all I have to say, that covers it all: this hotel, with the included spa, is truly excellent!

          • Single
            10.0

            The staff were very helpful and welcoming. My room had a fantastic view of the city and was exceptionally clean. All services/facilities were excellent. Would highly recommend the Ritz Hotel Chicago for a holiday.

          • Couple
            10.0

            We loved everything about the hotel. They upgraded our room at no charge. We came back to the hotel after sight seeing and were surprised with a handwritten card and chocolate covered strawberries. The entire staff was beyond polite and helpful. They made our trip pleasant and memorable. We will hopefully be able to stay here during our next visit.

          • Single
            9.6

            Excellent location & very friendly staff

            Water pressure in the shower everything else was fabulous

          • Older travelers
            8.8

            The professional way we were treated by the staff particularly the check-in staff. The location off Michican Avenue. The clenliness of the hotel and rooms in particular.

          • Couple
            9.2

            Location, friendly staff

            Breakfast is too expensive and poor quality

          How to reach hotel

          hotel The Ritz-Carlton Chicago  Hotel Chicago location
          Show big map »

          Hotel Address:

          160 East Pearson Street Water Tower Place, Chicago, United States, 60611-2308

          Get directions
          City Center
          • Chicago
            1.4 mi
          Airports
          Train Stations
          • Millenium Station
            1.0 mi
          • Ogilvie Transportation Center
            1.4 mi
          Underground stations
          • LaSalle "L" Station (Blue Line)
            1.6 mi
          • Bus stop
            400 ft
          Restaurants
          • The Signature Room at the 95th (cuisine: American, Dessert, Bar)
            400 ft
          • Foodlife (cuisine: American, Chinese, Mexican)
            300 ft
          Beaches
          • Oak Street Beach
            1900 ft
          • Ohio Street Beach
            3000 ft
          Hotel information
          • Check-In:
            from  3 pm
          • Check-Out:
            until  12 pm
          • Year renovated:
            2010
          • Number of floors:
            15
          • Number of rooms:
            434