As I made my way up the narrow, feminine, art-lined hallway of the Ivy, I wondered, briefly, if I’d just entered a spa. The narrowness continues to the top of this tiny, boutique hotel, which has 14 floors and only 63 rooms, 52 of which are suites. The 11 king rooms are quite large and have a lovely design, with hardwood floors, artsy purple striped rugs, and a sizable washroom. Suites measure in at two rooms and 675 square feet, and the bathrooms have deep soaking tubs. Located on a quiet, tree-lined street, just a block and a half off Michigan Avenue and a couple of blocks from the lake, this might be the best-kept secret in town. Strike that, the hotel staff says that it’s actually quite popular with the business set, but I’d highly recommend it for a girls’ getaway.
Ivy Boutique Hotel
233 E Ontario (btw. Fairbanks Ct. and St. Clair St.), Chicago, IL 60611
Our Rating Neighborhood Near North & the Magnificent Mile Transportation Subway/El: Red Line to Grand Phone 312/335-5444 Prices $199–$299 double. Valet parking: $48 Amenities Restaurant/bar, rooftop lounge (open seasonally), room service; free Wi-Fi Units 63 units Web site Ivy Boutique HotelBook a Room Now
Map233 E Ontario Chicago
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