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Close to nightlife
Located 1 block from Rush Street nightclubs, Oak Street shopping, and the Magnificent Mile, this 32-story Gold Coast hotel is 2 blocks from the John Hancock Center.
Complimentary wireless Internet access is available in the lobby and meeting spaces.
All 415 guestrooms at the Sofitel Chicago Water Tower offer feather mattresses and duvets, evening turndown service, free basic WiFi (faster speeds available for a fee), and marble bathrooms with separate glass showers.Would you like to give us feedback? Share it! Opens in a new window
Sofitel Chicago Water Tower20 E Chestnut St Chicago IL 60611
Meeting and event space totals 10,000 square feet (929 square meters) and includes a ballroom with angled, floor-to-ceiling windows with views of the John Hancock Center. Audiovisual equipment, event catering, and complimentary wireless Internet access are available. 2 complimentary business centers provide printing, faxing, copying, and scanning.
The hotel's restaurant serves contemporary French cuisine, and a stylish lounge has a steel-topped bar and fireside seating.
Guests can use a 24-hour on-site fitness center, and the Sofitel provides discounted access to a nearby fitness center with an indoor lap pool, steam rooms, personal trainers, and exercise classes.
- 24-hour business center
- 24-hour fitness facilities
- 24-hour front desk
- Breakfast available (surcharge)
- Free newspapers in lobby
- Concierge services
- Dry cleaning/laundry service
- Express check-out
- Fireplace in lobby
- Free WiFi
- Limo or Town Car service available
- Luggage storage
- Meeting rooms 2
- Multilingual staff
- Number of floors - 32
- Safe-deposit box at front desk
- Total number of rooms - 415
- Tours/ticket assistance
- Use of nearby fitness center (discount)
- Valet parking (surcharge)
- Wedding services
- Year Built 2002
Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
Available in some public areas: Free WiFi
Valet parking (surcharge)
- Air conditioning
- In-room climate control (air conditioning)
- Coffee/tea maker
- Free toiletries
- Free weekday newspaper
- Free cribs/infant beds
- Daily housekeeping
- Designer toiletries
- Free WiFi
- Hair dryer
- Hypo-allergenic bedding available
- In-room safe (laptop compatible)
- Iron/ironing board
- LCD TV
- Pay movies
- Premium bedding
- Private bathroom
- Room service (24 hours)
- Separate bathtub and shower
- Turndown service
Where to Eat
Café des Architectes - Light streams in through angled windows facing a seasonal terrace from this contemporary French restaurant. The bar has white-leather and chrome barstools, and the dining room features opaque glass tables paired with black-leather or upholstered chairs. Serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Le Bar - A fiber-optic ceiling mimics twinkling stars in this cocktail lounge with a steel-topped bar and a library-style sitting area with fireplace. Serving an extensive selection of wines and champagnes, as well as specialty martinis and appetizers. Open from mid-afternoon until late night.
Nearby Things to Do
The 24-hour fitness center at Sofitel Chicago Water Tower offers treadmills, stationary bicycles, free weights, and weight-training machines. Guests also receive discounted access to a nearby health club providing an indoor lap pool, basketball court, indoor running track, and fitness classes.
The hotel is five blocks from Lake Michigan, where guests can walk, jog, or bike along a 20-mile lakefront path. Oak Street Beach, a half-mile away, is popular for sunbathing and swimming in the summer. Within five miles of the hotel, the Sydney R. Marovitz golf course offers a challenging and scenic nine-hole course along Lake Michigan.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.
- Golfing nearby
- Bicycle rentals nearby
- Hiking/biking trails nearby
- Accessible bathroom
- Roll-in shower
- In-room accessibility
Check-in time ends at Midnight
Check-in time starts at 3 PM
Check-out time is Noon
Children and extra beds
- Children are welcome.
- Kids stay free! Up to 3 children under 11 years old stay free when using existing bedding.
- Free cribs (infant beds)!
- Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 250.00 per pet, per stay, plus a deposit of USD 200 per stay
- Dogs only
- 2 per room (up to 30 lb)
You need to know
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
No rollaway/extra beds available
A valid credit card is required to hold a reservation at this property. This property may place an authorization of $1 prior to your arrival. For more details, please contact the office using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
- Pet deposit: USD 200 per stay
- Breakfast fee: between USD 25.00 and USD 40.00 per person (approximately)
- Valet parking fee: USD 69 per day (in/out privileges)
- Pet fee: USD 250.00 per pet, per stay
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We should mention
Up to 3 children 11 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.
Awards & Affiliations
- Sofitel Chicago Water Tower is listed in the 2013 Travel + Leisure 500.