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Get an overview of this hotelPrism-shaped hotel near Rush and Oak streets

Expedia Insiders' Select Winner 2015

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.

Free WiFi

Complimentary wireless Internet access is available in the lobby and meeting spaces.

Plush bedding

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.

Sofitel Chicago Water Tower

20 E Chestnut St Chicago IL 60611

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

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.

  • Wedding services 
  • 24-hour business center 
  • ATM/banking 
  • Terrace 
  • Use of nearby fitness center (discount) 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Restaurant 
  • Limo or Town Car service available 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Express check-out 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Total number of rooms - 415 
  • Number of floors - 32 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Fireplace in lobby 
  • Valet parking (surcharge) 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • Concierge services 
  • 24-hour fitness facilities 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Library 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Meeting rooms 2 
  • Year Built 2002 

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Valet parking (surcharge)

Room Amenities

  • Pay movies 
  • Premium bedding 
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available 
  • Room service (24 hours) 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Free weekday newspaper 
  • Phone 
  • Minibar 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Turndown service 
  • Designer toiletries 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Separate bathtub and shower 
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible) 
  • LCD TV 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Desk 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Free WiFi 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Free cribs/infant beds 

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 

Accessibility

To make requests for specific accessibility needs, complete the "Special or Accessibility Requests" section of "Trip Preferences" when you book your hotel.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • Roll-in shower 
  • In-room accessibility 

Hotel Policies

Check-in

Check-in time ends at midnight

Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Check-out

Check-out time is noon

Payment types

Pets

  • Pets stay free
  • Dogs only
  • 2 per room (up to 30 lb)

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

Pets allowed (no fees)

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.

Fees

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Breakfast fee: between USD 25.00 and USD 40.00 per person (approximately)
  • Valet parking fee: USD 69 per day (in/out privileges)
  • Pet deposit: USD 200.00 per stay
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

  • Sofitel Chicago Tower
  • Sofitel Chicago Water Tower
  • Sofitel Water
  • Sofitel Water Hotel
  • Sofitel Water Hotel Chicago Tower
  • Chicago Sofitel
  • Sofitel Chicago Water Hotel
  • Sofitel Chicago Water Tower Hotel Chicago
  • Sofitel Water Tower Hotel Chicago
  • Sofitel Chicago Water Tower Hotel
  • Sofitel Water Tower Hotel
  • Sofitel Water Tower

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

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in Green Key Eco-Rating Program, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.
  • Sofitel Chicago Water Tower is listed in the 2013 Travel + Leisure 500.

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