Millennium Knickerbocker Hotel

, Chicago, United States
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Millennium Knickerbocker Hotel

, Chicago
4 star

Rooms: 260

163 East Walton Place - Chicago - Illinois - 60611 - United States Hotel Website | | 312 751 8100
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6/10
Good area close to it all
Submitted by: Angela Logan in 11/05/05
  • Age Group: 31 - 40
  • From: United States
  • Traveller type: Mature Couple
I enjoyed my stay at the Millennium in Chicago! I love the location, close to all the great things that Chicago has to offer! The hotel itself was ok, it was clean. The rooms were decorated cute, but still a little too small. I did not like that the bathroom was so close to the bed and woke up my partner whenever I went to use it! And I had to get up at the crack of dawn!! The store down in the lobby was also a tight squeeze and the prices were out of this world for even a soda! Parking was not as bad as I thought it would be.. we stayed parked in the garage at the hotel and the bellman was soooo sweet and went back to my truck to get something we left in it and brought it right back to our room. We just walked where we needed to go. It was cool and I would stay there again for the price we paid.. which was I think 89.00 or so for a night!

Historical Traveller Reviews of Millennium Knickerbocker Hotel

Great location on Magnificent Mile

from killian02
Older hotel, small, but a perfect location! We enjoyed our stay here in February 2004. As long as you know it is an older hotel, with small rooms - you won't be disappointed. Our rate was $99/night and I would stay there again because of its location.

Another plus - never had a problem getting a cab outside the hotel front door.

This hotel has an INCREDIBLE ballroom. We attended a wedding here. The wait staff does a first class job.

Not what I expected, but not horrible

from intrigueace
I stayed at the Knickerbocker on Jan. 1-4. I got a great price off hotwire ($70/night). I was expecting this super deluxe room with all the trimmings but I got an pretty ok double room (i asked for a queen, which they said they ran out of availability) with no dresser, and a teeny bathroom with no tub. Now I'm from NYC so I know a small bathroom and I can do cartwheels in mine at home compared to this one. I could barely function in that bathroom without having to shut the door to give more space. But overall, the service was good. I slept pretty comfortably. I don't think I would go to the Knickerbocker again just because I expected more. But it's not a terrible hotel-maybe just not a full 4 stars.

Weekend Shopping Spree with my Husband and 2 Sisters!

from A TripAdvisor Member
We stayed at the Knickerbocker on January 31 for a one night shopping spree. The double room was somewhat old in appearance but that was to be expected in an older hotel. However, the bathroom had NO exhaust fan and was terribly small. There was no way two people could occupy the bathroom at the same time! That is a problem when there are 3 women sharing a room with one man! We were on the 7th floor which looked out toward the Drake. The night time constuction noise went on until 2 a.m.! Unless we found an extremely good deal we would not stay there again.

Not Again

from A TripAdvisor Member
Very, very over rated. Small and cramped rooms with only a shower.
There were only 2 rooms booked on our floor and we could hear the other people through the walls. Very pricey parking.

Disappointed this time around

from A TripAdvisor Member
I have enjoyed staying at the Knickerbocker in the past but was disappointed on my most recent stay. The rooms are starting to show a little wear around the edges. I did notice that there is some equipment in the hotel so hopefully they are in the process of upgrading. The Knickerbocker has a great bar right in the lobby and usually bustling with activity. The staff is always friendly and helpful. Checking in and out of this hotel can be a bit of a hassle because the front desk area is small and is inconveniently located at the far end of the lobby.

Definitely not 4 stars!

from A TripAdvisor Member
Even though parts of this hotel are relatively nice, it appears they ran out of money to complete the renovations. The rooms are small, the furniture is ok, the bathrooms are very small, the tub was old, the hallway was a bit run down. Overall, I would rate this hotel a maximum 3 stars.

Good value, great location.

from A TripAdvisor Member
Thought this hotel was worth the $70/nt although $35/day for parking was steep. The location is great--right off Michigan ave and accross from the Drake hotel. Our room was fairly large with a partial canopy bed, full size couch, two stuffed chairs, and two TV's. My only complaint was the noise-- really loud between the construction in the morning and people coming in at night.

Tricked at the Knick

from A TripAdvisor Member
The room was so small that you couldn't walk around the bed when the TV cabinet was open, making it feel very claustrophobic. The bathroom was so small that you could barely turn around. The decor in the room was confusing, a bordello-like atmosphere that clashed with everything in sight. After spending one night in the hotel, we checked out and moved to Hotel 71, where we got a bigger room at a lower price with a fantastic view of the Chicago River.

t knock the Knickerbocker!

from A TripAdvisor Member
To get the best out of Chicago you can't beat a central location - and this hotel certainly has that. Admittedly there is a slight air of 'faded glory' about some of the rooms, but when we weren't satisfied with our original room, a quick word at the desk had us moved to a much nicer one! Thereafter our trip went swimmingly - especially our time spent in the Martini Lounge... which has just the best atmosphere, wonderful live jazz piano and a fabulous cocktail bar. Sipping our drinks and watching the world go by (lots of beautiful people when we were ther) was a great way to unwind after an exhausting day sightseeing, prior to going out to dinner. Well done Millennium Knickerbocker.

High Style of Yesteryear

from wwcaterson
This hotel, while older, has held up very well. The public spaces are exceptionally appointed and the piano bar in the lobby is a nice touch.
The rooms, while on the smaller side (typical for a hotel of this time), were very clean and richly furnished. The staff was very hospitable. It is located a block off of Michigan Avenue and is convenient to shopping, restaurants (perhaps this explains why the hotel restaurant was always deserted!), and Oak St. Beach. For style and nostalgia, a two thumbs up.

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  • Address: 163 East Walton Place - Chicago - Illinois - 60611 - United States
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