As a cool-kid chain, the Hard Rock Hotel has to work extra hard to make me pay attention to a property, and the one in Chicago truly does that. Towering over Michigan Avenue in the landmark Carbon & Carbide building, the gold-leaf-topped Art Deco skyscraper has a number of notable interior features, aside from its faux snakeskin reception area, ping pong table, and floors dedicated to famous rockers. Because it’s a landmark, there are certain things about the hotel that the Hard Rock couldn’t change, like the monstrous motherboard near the elevators, and the etched bronze elevator doors. Wood accents, lots of natural light, and the trendy decor you would expect from the hotel fill the good-sized rooms, and suites measure up to 1,300 square feet, with two bedrooms and two baths. Hard Rock touches greet you throughout, from the lyrics etched in mirrors of each room to the musical program that allows guests to borrow a guitar or DJ equipment. And exhibitionists take note: Bathroom windows are in front of the shower, so the offices across the way can and do see you if you don’t pull the blinds down. The first-floor restaurant, Chuck’s: A Kerry Simon Kitchen, serves a pan-ethnic menu, with everything from Thai curry to steaks. By night, the club scene from Angels & Kings spills into the lobby, filling it with loud music and beautiful people until the wee hours.
Hard Rock Hotel Chicago
230 N Michigan Ave. (at Wacker Pl.), Chicago, IL 60601
Our Rating Neighborhood The Loop Transportation Subway/El: Brown, Green, Pink, Purple or Orange to State/Lake; Red Line to Lake Phone 866/966-5166 or 312/345-1000 Prices $169–$266 double. Valet parking $60 Amenities Restaurant; bar; concierge; exercise room; spa; guitar and DJ equipment; room service; free Wi-Fi Units 387 units Web site Hard Rock Hotel Chicago Other Pet friendlyBook a Room Now
Map230 N Michigan Ave. Chicago
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