Bright, natural light spills into the 12th floor lobby and atrium of The Ritz-Carlton, which is one of the brightest and most welcoming lobbies I’ve seen. This luxury property has perks for all seasons. It’s attached to Water Tower Place, so you can shop, dine, and sleep without ever setting foot outside, and it’s just about a 10-minute walk to Oak Street Beach, which you can see from your room, if you luck into (read: pay for) a lake view. Rooms are on floors 13 through 31, which means the floors here (and at sister property The Four Seasons) begin where many hotels stop, and views are what you’re really paying for. Even standard rooms are a generous size, although bathrooms are smaller than I’d expect, and the decor is stately but not terribly interesting. More interesting is the heated pool, which has LED lights that change its color and is a draw for many families, especially during “dive in” movie nights. The restaurant, Deca, serves primarily steak and seafood, and the lounge, which sits beneath the lobby’s glass skylights, is a wonderful place to work or relax.
The Ritz-Carlton Chicago
160 E Pearson St. (at Mies van der Rohe Way), Chicago, IL 60611
Our Rating Neighborhood Near North & the Magnificent Mile Transportation Subway/El: Red Line to Chicago Phone 800/621-6906 or 312/266-1000 Prices $292–$495 double. Valet parking $65 with in-out privileges; self-parking $35 with no in-out privileges Amenities Restaurant; lounge; concierge; health club w/spa and indoor pool; room service; free Wi-Fi Units 435 units Web site The Ritz-Carlton Chicago Other Pets acceptedBook a Room Now
Map160 E Pearson St. Chicago
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