The Sutton Place Hotel Chicago
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watch outfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Nice hotelfrom A TripAdvisor Member
The staff at this hotel were very nice and helpful. They even printed off our boarding passes the day we left the hotel. The doormen were great!
The only problem I had this trip was when I got home I looked at my credit card bill the hotel had two differnt charges on my card. I didn't think they were right so I emailed them several times and never got any response. So I called them and they had double charged me for the mini bar. They lady I talked to didn't belive me that I didn't use all that stuff out of the mini bar. So I got upset and she credit my card. I'm sure some people do lie about what they got at the mini bar that why she was acting like that.
Overall this was an okay place to stay. It was nice, but not a luxury hotel.
Great Location Outstanding Servicefrom gaf1950
You can not beat this Gold Coast location. Try the Le Colonial resturant or the Zinc Bistro located within a couple minutes walking time.
Loved the Areafrom SuzInAZ1950
We had reserved a corner room looking out onto Lake Michigan. Yes, we could see the lake - between the buildings, but for the most part all we saw was tops of buildings (we were on the 21st floor). Those before who have said the rooms are small, are dead-on, but this seems to be the trend lately. I love the Pan Pacific in San Francisco, and its rooms are really small too, but you have to love their bathrooms. I would truly say it was only Sutton Place's shower, the deep soaking tub, and the Gilchrest and Soames toiletries that saved me giving this room a below average rating. The bed was comfortable, but there was definitely, no maneuvering room. I got the ironing board out to iron my dress for dinner that evening, and I had to wedge it in between the desk and the bed. Also, if you have a hair dryer - bring it! The one in the room was HORRID. There were two settings: Frantic and "I'm not blowing one hair on this head!" The high setting blew such hot air that I had to hold it two feet from my head, and then I still burned my hands. Turned out it really didn't matter - it was so humid, my hair did its own thing. One thing about Internet access - they have Wi-Fi, but it's $10.95 - that's ridiculous!
The Whisky Bar in the hotel has very good martinis, but beware...it's loud and if you are a middle-aged woman, you may have a hard time getting waited on.
Friday evening we joined our friends and as their daughter lives in Chiago, ate at a wonderful restaurant...Chicago Chop House. Think Morton's without the glitz. It's in an old building and you have to walk up stairs to get to you table. Ours was on the third floor...I was tempted to ask if there was an elevator, as I have arthritic knees and don't do stairs well! However, stairs aside, the food was incredible and the wine list goes forever. My husband loves his beef and he had one of their specials, and declared it the best beef he's ever had in his life. I had the sauteed catfish almondine and it was sweet and tender - melt in your mouth. Make sure you try Russ' Potatoes...homefries with onions and rosemary - tremendous! None of us had room for dessert because the portions were huge.
Saturday the boys went to the Field Museum to view the captured and restored German U-boat and my girlfriend and I hit the Mag Mile. I must say I'm a shopping fool, but I didn't see any stores where I would buy clothes with the exception of Chicos (it's not on the Mag Mile). It was fun though to go into Tiffany's and drool, drop by L'Appetito Deli by the John Hancock building for gelato and walk until we wilted (they were having a heat wave when we were there - on Sunday it was hotter in Chicago than Phoenix where I'm from).
We had lunch at Cerise in Le Meridien hotel...my friend built her own salad for around $14 and I built my own Bento lunch box (soup, a small salad, petite entree and basically a scoop of dessert) - it was more than enough for lunch. We had planned to have High Tea at the Drake, but we never made it back there. While in the Nordstrom's shopping area (there are several different shops inside surrounding Nordstrom's), we found the most wonderful apothecary called Sabon...lots of bath butters, salts, soaps made with minerals and clay from the Dead Sea...in the whole weekend, these are the only items I purchased. Beware everything comes in glass, so make it the last place you stop, or your arms will be weary from the load! I finally had them ship some things home. They have a Web site but if you're this side of Chicago, they will send you a catalog and you can order from them - shipping is definitely less.
Saturday evening we took our friends for their first time to see Blue Man Group - we have seen it three times now - twice in Chicago and once in Vegas. If you can, go to their venue in Chicago. It's much, much better. This is just a deflightful show and I highly recommend it to everyone.
Saturday after the show, we had tapas at Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba, and again, it was so good. Some of the better tapas included: Beef Empanada, Stuffed Crimini Mushrooms, Frisee salad with almonds, Garlic Potato Salad (yum), and of course the Sangria - they have several types.
Sunday morning dawned very humid and very hot...we met our friends in the park across from the hotel - it hosts a Gloria Jeans and is a very pleasant place to just sit and people watch. Lots and lots of people walk their dogs and there was a delightful wind pushing between the buildings. I suppose if you live somewhere other than the desert, you might not enjoy the wind as much as we did...but it was coming off the lake and very refreshing. We had breakfast at Carmines..we had frittatas that were huge, but the downside was they brought you plain-Jane white toast with no butter...kind of weird in a Midwestern city (we farmers love our bread and butter).
For an anniversary weekend it was pretty great considering the food and friends, but I would definitely stay somewhere else next time. My best friend here in Phoenix suggested The Drake, and my girlfriend's daughter suggested The Sofitel.
Our room was $219 a night and I didn't think it was a bad room for the price. My friend who drove in from Iowa, says if you don't want to stay in downtown Chicago, you can stay just outside Lincoln Park in hotels for around $89/night that includes Continental breakfast.
Clean and Friendly!!from cgklar
Nice, Clean Placefrom travelotta
Great choice in Chicagofrom alouette
Pretty Lamefrom A TripAdvisor Member
That was a great moment.
The rest...not so four star. The room was really small. The bed was extremly comfortable. The view was splendid. The bathrug was falling apart and they only gave us one bathrobe. Some minor repairs and cauliking needed in the bathroom. The cd player was nice. A lot of business people staying there. Lobby small, dark and a bit strange.
Overall, it was a comfortable stay. Was it worth the price? I don't think so.
Great place to stay - never disappointedfrom trvlman15
Great place to stay - nice, clean rooms with nice added touch - CD Player, bathrobes, bathtub and shower stall. Staff at hotel provides great service, alway accomdating to guest needs. Very convenient to shopping and tourist spots - near Michigan Ave and Lake Michigan.
Four Stars???from TrippedOut
After researching for months on the perfect hotel in Chicago for New Years I settled on the Sutton for a pacakage of 269 for a night which included breakfast, parking, champagne and strawberries, and taxes.
The first thing I noticed on arrival was only two elevators in the whole building...which was a bit of a wait all the time we needed to get up and get out.
The room was kept clean no issues there, but lying down on the bed I could feel the springs!!! I couldn't believe it...
Other than that we had a few requests for room service....some were taken care of at a reasonable time. After placing an order for breakfast at 9:30 our breakfast promptly arrived at our room 2 hours later and one hour later than they told us it would arrive.
In the end...the Sutton may look like a luxury hotel but it lacks the "details" and thats where luxury hotels are supposed to shine.
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Other names for The Sutton Place Hotel Chicago
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- Address: 21 East Bellevue Place - Chicago - Illinois - 60611 - United States
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