$161 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Jul 13, 2014 Check-out: Jul 14, 2014

Crowne Plaza CHICAGO MAGNIFICENT MILE

4 stars
160 EAST HURON, CHICAGO, IL 60611
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.9
out of 5
99 reviews
Quick weekend getaway

My boyfriend and I wanted a place near the shops and pizza for one night in the city. The Crowne... See full review

  • Traveling junkie Laura
  • Jul 7, 2014
Great Hotel

We were in Chicago for the Bulls vs Mavs game, great stay, great night's sleep. Will book again. See full review

  • Mommycate
  • Dec 30, 2013
Picture-perfect location near Michigan Avenue shopping and restaurants

A visit to Chicago wouldn't be complete without a stroll along the Magnificent Mile, so the properties closest to the grand boulevard earn instant bonus points. For travelers looking to be within steps of Michigan Avenue restaurants, landmarks and shops, it doesn't get more convenient than this classy Chicago hotel. Catering to business travelers and tourists, the property goes beyond the norm to offer special rooms like kids rooms, tech rooms and suites. Big windows capture the impressive skyline, with some framing views of Lake Michigan.

Highlights
  • Steps from the Magnificent Mile, Water Tower Place, American Girl and John Hancock Observatory
  • Close to Navy Pier
  • Family-themed rooms and tech rooms complete with an iMac
  • Outdoor rooftop pool open seasonally
Rooms
Guests have a choice of layouts, from standard rooms to suites with lovely views of the cityscape. The hotel goes a step further, though, for families and Mac lovers. Kid-friendly rooms throw a bit of color into the neutral palette, boasting beds covered with rainbow linens, Little Einsteins pillows, giraffe play tubes, beanbag chairs and mini chalkboards. In the Tech Rooms, expect an iMac, color printer and high-speed and Wi-Fi access.
In all rooms, look for the Zebra print upholstered armchair, a signature of the hotel, plus iHome docking stations and high-definition LCD TVs.
Features
Chicago is known for its place in defining American architecture, so it's only natural to expect remarkable design from impressive city hotels like the Avenue Hotel.
Downstairs, visitors mingle with downtown professionals at the Elephant & Castle, a pub dishing up British favorites like bangers and mash, stuffed Yorkshire pudding and beans and mash. Dim lighting and a wood-heavy interior make it the place to linger and sample a global selection of brews.
Transportation
  • O'Hare International Airport (27 minutes)
  • Midway Airport (19 minutes)
  • Closest train stops: Blue Line (Chicago to O'Hare) and Orange Line (Lake/Randolph to Midway)
  • McCormick Place Convention Center (13 minutes)
Attractions
  • Magnificent Mile (.3 mi/.4 km)
  • Museum of Contemporary Art (.2 mi/.1 km)
  • John Hancock Center (.2 mi/.4 km)
  • Oak Street (.8 mi/.5 km)
  • American Girl Place (.1 mi/.2 km)
Business
  • 3,700 feet of meeting space
  • Audiovisual technology available
  • Wi-Fi access
  • Views from every function room
Policies and fees
Valet parking is available at an added fee.

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

Amenities

  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Pet friendly
Ice machine
Activities
Outdoor pool
Golf
Tennis
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Coffee maker in room
Services
Business center
Maid service
Childcare Service
Concierge desk
ATM/Cash machine
Porters
FAX
Overhead projector
White board
Cellular telephone rental
Parking
Valet parking
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Room
Satellite TV
DVD player
Desk with lamp
Hairdryer in room
Outlet adapters
Cribs available
Temperature control
Ironing board
Bath tub

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Hotel Map

41.8949 -87.623
Nearby airports
O'Hare International Airport, (ORD), 15.00, MI; Midway International Airport, (MDW), 15.00, MI;
Area description
Downtown, downtown

Nearby points of interest

  • Terra Museum of American Art: 0.1 mi
  • Seneca Park: 0.2 mi
  • Museum of Contemporary Art: 0.2 mi
  • Chicago - Mag Mile - Wacker Dr: 0.2 mi
  • Drury Lane Theatre: 0.2 mi
  • North Michigan Avenue: 0.2 mi
  • Holy Name Cathedral: 0.3 mi
  • Lake Shore Park: 0.3 mi
  • John Hancock Center: 0.3 mi
  • Tribune Tower: 0.3 mi
  • Water Tower: 0.3 mi
  • Wrigley Building: 0.4 mi
  • Museum of Broadcast Communications: 0.5 mi
  • Washington Square Park: 0.5 mi
  • Oak Street Beach: 0.6 mi
  • Terra Museum of American Art: 0.1 mi
  • Seneca Park: 0.2 mi
  • Museum of Contemporary Art: 0.2 mi
  • Chicago - Mag Mile - Wacker Dr: 0.2 mi
  • Drury Lane Theatre: 0.2 mi
  • North Michigan Avenue: 0.2 mi
  • Holy Name Cathedral: 0.3 mi
  • Lake Shore Park: 0.3 mi
  • John Hancock Center: 0.3 mi
  • Tribune Tower: 0.3 mi
  • Water Tower: 0.3 mi
  • Wrigley Building: 0.4 mi
  • Museum of Broadcast Communications: 0.5 mi
  • Washington Square Park: 0.5 mi
  • Oak Street Beach: 0.6 mi
  • Marina City: 0.6 mi
  • Lake Point Tower: 0.6 mi
  • Prudential Plaza: 0.6 mi
  • Harold Washington College: 0.6 mi
  • Michigan Avenue: 0.7 mi
  • Chicago Theater: 0.7 mi
  • Chicago Historical Society: 0.7 mi
  • Harris Theater: 0.7 mi
  • Chicago Cultural Center: 0.8 mi
  • Children Museum: 0.8 mi
  • Goodman Theatre: 0.8 mi
  • Oriental Theatre: 0.8 mi
  • Merchandise Mart: 0.8 mi
  • Macys: 0.8 mi
  • Pritzker Pavilion: 0.8 mi
  • Cloud Gate: 0.8 mi
  • Shubert Theatre: 0.9 mi
  • City Hall: 0.9 mi
  • Navy Pier: 0.9 mi
  • Cadillac Palace Theatre: 0.9 mi
  • State Street: 0.9 mi
  • Crown Fountain: 0.9 mi
  • Bank of America Theatre: 1 mi
  • Yacht Club: 1 mi
  • Art Institute of Chicago: 1.1 mi
  • Symphony Center: 1.1 mi
  • Chicago Architecture Foundation: 1.1 mi
  • Opera House: 1.1 mi
  • Chicago Mercantile Exchange: 1.2 mi
  • History Museum: 1.2 mi

Dining

Elephant & Castle Pub
At the Elephant & Castle Pub, lobby level, a cozy fireplace, brick walls and traditional decor appeal to the senses while tasty entrees appeal to your taste buds.Pub features a large selection of domestic and international beers on tap.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
03:00 PM
Check-out:
11:00 AM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (99)

Ratings and reviews for Crowne Plaza CHICAGO MAGNIFICENT MILE

Overall score

3.9 / 5
5.01.0
99 out of 99
Amenities:
3.8
Room cleanliness:
4.2
Hotel staff:
4.1
Room comfort:
4.3
Location:
4.6
Value:
4

90% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Crowne Plaza CHICAGO MAGNIFICENT MILE

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Iain G
Auckland, New Zealand
May 1, 2014

Great stay just off the Magnificent Mile

Very central location - we found this hotel to be perfect for our two night stay in Chicago. Sights and shopping in walking distance or short cab rides. Clean and comfortable,great value for money

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Crowne Plaza CHICAGO MAGNIFICENT MILE

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Marysville, OH
Jul 10, 2011

Great Location!

This hotel is just a few steps off Michigan Avenue, a half a block from Gino's East (the best pizza!) and about 3 blocks from Water Tower Place. Location was important to us as we did a lot of shopping and enjoyed the park while eating Ghiradelli ice cream! The location is also good if purchasing the Go Chicago card as there are a few trolley stops very close. The hotel rooms were extremely clean and spacious. The beds were comfy. I would recommend leaving the hotel for breakfast or grabbing something from Walgreens a couple of blocks away as the restaurants are overpriced and not great quality. My 13 very much enjoyed the open roof swimming pool and the view was gorgeous up there. Would definitely stay here again!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Entertainment tip: Long walk from hotel

Head to Navy Pier and take the architecture river cruise. Or do as part of the Go Chicago card and take the trolley. It was a lot of fun and we were able to see a view of Chicago that I have never seen despite numerous visits.

Review of Crowne Plaza CHICAGO MAGNIFICENT MILE

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Travelpro44
New York
Sep 4, 2012

Great Weekend away

Great location for a fun weekend away. Perfect for shopping, dining and nightlife!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of Crowne Plaza CHICAGO MAGNIFICENT MILE

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Indianapolis IN
Jul 30, 2011

Great location friendly staff

Enjoyed Chicago

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of Crowne Plaza CHICAGO MAGNIFICENT MILE

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Marysville, OH
Jul 10, 2011

Great Location!

This hotel is just a few steps off Michigan Avenue, a half a block from Gino's East (the best pizza!) and about 3 blocks from Water Tower Place. Location was important to us as we did a lot of shopping and enjoyed the park while eating Ghiradelli ice cream! The location is also good if purchasing the Go Chicago card as there are a few trolley stops very close. The hotel rooms were extremely clean and spacious. The beds were comfy. I would recommend leaving the hotel for breakfast or grabbing something from Walgreens a couple of blocks away as the restaurants are overpriced and not great quality. My 13 very much enjoyed the open roof swimming pool and the view was gorgeous up there. Would definitely stay here again!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Entertainment tip: Long walk from hotel

Head to Navy Pier and take the architecture river cruise. Or do as part of the Go Chicago card and take the trolley. It was a lot of fun and we were able to see a view of Chicago that I have never seen despite numerous visits.

Review of Crowne Plaza CHICAGO MAGNIFICENT MILE

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Karla V.
Mexico
Jul 29, 2012

Great choice!

First time in Chicago, best choice ever! This hotel is steps away from Michigan Avenue. Seriously is one of the best located hotels in the area. The staff is amazing and the rooms are clean and comfortable. I totally recommend it.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Nightlife tip: Long walk from hotel

Navy Pier is a must. Try Harry Caray's Tavern. Awesome food and great bar. Everything in this city is "long walk", so don't worry! If you really want to know Chicago: WALK!

Review of Crowne Plaza CHICAGO MAGNIFICENT MILE

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Chicago, Ill
May 6, 2010

Great location, great room, lobby was ok

You can't beat the location, and the room was really nice and spacious. There is an outdoor pool on the 40th flooor but its only open between memorial day and labor day. There was a nice pub attached, but their the lobby was small, there was no starbuck/einsteins downstairs so good coffee wasn't the easiest to come by unless you paid a lot for room service. The elevators were a real pain. There was three tiny elevators that could fit 6 people at most which made for annoying rides too and from the room. The parking was $48.00 a day which seems pretty normal for the area. Me and the fiance went for a nice touristy vacation and it was perfect. Restaurants and shooping right ouside the door.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Crowne Plaza CHICAGO MAGNIFICENT MILE

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Kakarpmkt
Business
Greenfield, Indiana
Oct 16, 2012

Excellent location!

Pros - Very good location - Very comfortable bed! Cons - Internet 9.99/day - Vallet parking too expensive

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Crowne Plaza CHICAGO MAGNIFICENT MILE

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Indiana
Mar 7, 2010

Fabulous Location

Great location off Magnifi Mile! Great staff and welcome...would stay again. Parking is HIGH

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

On the River - Fulton's is fabulous and wait staff is great.

Review of Crowne Plaza CHICAGO MAGNIFICENT MILE

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Chicago, Ill
May 6, 2010

Great location, great room, lobby was ok

You can't beat the location, and the room was really nice and spacious. There is an outdoor pool on the 40th flooor but its only open between memorial day and labor day. There was a nice pub attached, but their the lobby was small, there was no starbuck/einsteins downstairs so good coffee wasn't the easiest to come by unless you paid a lot for room service. The elevators were a real pain. There was three tiny elevators that could fit 6 people at most which made for annoying rides too and from the room. The parking was $48.00 a day which seems pretty normal for the area. Me and the fiance went for a nice touristy vacation and it was perfect. Restaurants and shooping right ouside the door.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
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