$149 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Apr 26, 2015 Check-out: Apr 27, 2015

Hard Rock Hotel Chicago

4 stars
View map of 230 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60601

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
4.0
out of 5
235 reviews
great location

great location and great price for where it is located. See full review

  • stephanie e.
  • Apr 10, 2015
awesome gateway

Everything was awesome. Walking distance from everything. See full review

  • Ceasar C.
  • Apr 9, 2015
Roaring 1920s meets the rockin' present
Towering 40 floors above the Magnificent Mile, the Hard Rock Hotel Chicago was an institution long before celebrity guests like Dave Navarro passed through its black polished granite and terra cotta walls. The Carbide & Carbon Building earned landmark status in 1996 for its designoa champagne bottle with gold-foil top bubbling over the Windy City. Today, the property takes on rocker appeal and remains a popular place to stay. Room walls are covered with rock-n-roll memorabilia and hip room decor to keep the party going all night long.
Highlights
  • On the Magnificent Mile, near Millennium Park and Grant Park
  • China Grill Restaurant
  • 10 free iTunes downloads
  • Gibson Guitar rentals
  • Staffed business center from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Rooms
Rooms and suites at the Hard Rock Hotel Chicago merge the subtle with the bold, like taupe walls accented by Tigerwood furniture and white linens dressed with colorful pillows. Guests say good morning (and goodnight) to city views. Standard amenities include Rock Spa bath products, iPod docking stations and flat-screen TVs. Wireless Internet access is available for an extra charge.
Features
When a hotel provides 10 complimentary iTunes downloads and Gibson guitar rentals, you know music is a priority. Guests at the Hard Rock Hotel Chicago can jam in their own rooms with electric and acoustic guitar rentals, including Les Paul Customs, classic Hummingbirds and the SG Carved Tops. Aspiring musicians sign up for private lessons with Guitar Chicago or watch a 70-minute lesson streaming from the TV in their own hotel room. Talk about VIP.

Pets under 40 pounds are also welcome and get spoiled with organic pet treats, while you keep watch with PetCams via iPhones or other smartphones.
Transportation
  • O'Hare International Airport (15.7 mi/25.3 km)
  • Midway Airport (9.5 mi/15.3 km)
  • Blue Line (Clark/Lake) (1.7 mi/2.8 km)
  • Orange Line (State/Lake) (0.1 mi/0.2 km)
  • McCormick Place Convention Center (2.5 mi/4 km)
Attractions
  • Wrigley Building (0.2 mi/0.4 km)
  • Tribune Tower (0.3 mi/0.4 km)
  • Millennium Park (0.4 mi/0.6 km)
  • Grant Park (0.4 mi/0.6 km)
  • Lake Michigan (0.4 mi/0.7 km)
  • The Loop (0.4 mi/0.7 km)
  • The Magnificent Mile (0.5 mi/0.8 km)
  • Art Institute (0.5 mi/0.8 km)
  • Navy Pier (1.1 mi/1.8 km)
Business
  • Staffed business center from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Multiple meeting spaces, all with wireless Internet access
  • Business traveler program offering promotions for frequent stays
  • Custom menus prepared by China Grill Restaurant
  • 10 complimentary black-and-white fax copies
  • Early flight check in at guest request (Hard Rock Hotel Chicago will print your boarding pass)
Policies and Fees
  • Parking fee is $65 USD.
  • Guests must be 21 years old and above to check-in.

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

Top hotels

Hard Rock Hotel Chicago Rooms

Studio Suites
approximately 450 square feet Also located on the semi-private access floors in the hotels tower, the Studio Suites offer a separate living area complete with a sectional sofa. Astoundingly clear views of the Chicago River, Hancock Building, Tribune Tower, Wrigley Building and bustling Michigan Avenue engulf the windows of both the seating and sleeping areas.
Tower Suites
approximately 750 square feet Forget just two exposures. The Tower Suites are big ... really big. With windows facing north, east and south, Chicago unfolds before your eyes. From the Magnificent Mile to The Art Institute of Chicago, it is all visible. Moreover, these Chicago hotel suites enlarge the hotels already great amenities: The bathrooms contain separate showers and tubs and a 42-inch flat screen television, and the sleeping and living areas occupy separate ends of the suite.
Deluxe King
Fashionably styled room offers plush feather top bedding, chair with reading lamp, armoire with a full-length mirror and a laptop safe. Technically speaking, enjoy 40-inch HD flat-panel LCD television with state-of-the-art ZVOX 430 sound bar systems, iHome docking station, high-speed Internet access, and two 2-line telephones with one cordless handset. Contemporary bathroom includes a hairdryer. Other amenities include an iron and board, coffee maker. Approximately 350 square feet.

Amenities

  • WiFi
General
Concierge
Pet friendly
Activities
Fitness Center
Spa
Dining
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Business center
Conference facilities
Internet
WiFi
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

Nearby points of interest

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

Dining

Chuck's: A Kerry Simon Kitchen
Famed Iron Chef Kerry Simon has returned to his hometown of Chicago to bring his contemporary and flavorful approach to American cuisine. Slick and shimmering, mod and cool, Chucks: A Kerry Simon Kitchen is a Michigan Avenue restaurant offering Chicago diners a sophisticated yet crowd-pleasing menu staying true to Chef Simons preference for homestyle classics. The restaurants retro chic black lacquer and gold metallic decor aligns seamlessly with Simons savory classic cuisine and distinctive rocker vibe. Chucks: A Kerry Simon Kitchen is the first Chicago restaurant for the celebrity chef and restaurateur from Evanston, IL.
Angels and Kings
Forget the velvet rope attitude: At Angels & Kings restaurant and bar in downtown Chicago, there's food and drinks that rock and roll, served up in a rustic yet regal rock club atmosphere with a killer soundtrack.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
3:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

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.

Ratings and reviews for Hard Rock Hotel Chicago

Overall score

4 / 5
5.01.0
235 out of 235
Amenities:
3.6
Cleanliness:
4.3
Hotel staff:
4.3
Comfort:
4.1
Location:
4.6
Value:
3.8

82% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
maximus2911
Business
GUATEMALA CITY
Apr 12, 2015

FATHER & SON TRIP

LOCATION, ULTRA GREAT!... COOL HOTEL, STAFF REALLY NIVE. STAYED FOR 3 NIGHTS WITH MY 17YR OLD SON, WE HAD A BLAST.. WALKING DISTANCE TO ANYTHING IN CHICAGO.. I TOOK MY MORNING RUNS AT MILLENIUM PARK (JUST BY CROSSING THE STREET), AMAIZING.. SHOPS, RESTAURANTS, THE RIVER...MICHIGAN AVE WITHIN 2 MINUTES OR LESS... I WOULD SATY HERE AGAIN.. GREAT IF YOU WANT TO PARTY ALSO... VERY HIP, HISTORIC BUILDING.. PRICE I FELT GREAT DEAL LOCATION AND QUALITY FOR THE MONEY PAID.... BUT REALLY, ITS THE LOCATON THAT MAKES TIS HOTEL A GREAT CHOICE.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Hard Rock Hotel Chicago

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
stephanie e.
Business
Orange City
Apr 10, 2015

great location

great location and great price for where it is located.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Hard Rock Hotel Chicago

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Ceasar C.
Business
Hacienda Heights
Apr 9, 2015

awesome gateway

Everything was awesome. Walking distance from everything.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Twice a year to Mexico
Business
cedar rapids
Apr 9, 2015

Overpriced

The location of this hotel is awesome. Other than that it's over priced and in serious need of an update. I have visited several of the Hard Rock's properties and this was disappointing. For the money, pick a different hotel in that area.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Hard Rock Hotel Chicago

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Nikki N.
Business
N/A
Apr 7, 2015

getaway

Hotel was clean and conveniently located next to everything we wanted to see.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Hard Rock Hotel Chicago

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Aljandro R.
Business
N/A
Apr 6, 2015

Great Location, but not much more

The hotel location is great, everything else is just average. Wifi comes with a charge. Minibar system has sensors, first time I see this and is uncomfortable. The shower configuration wets the wooden bathroom door bottom part. Staff just ok, not going the extra inch at all.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Hard Rock Hotel Chicago

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Aljandro R.
Business
N/A
Mar 15, 2015

Great Location

We have never stayed at a HardRock Hotel before, but my expectations were high. They have an intimidating mini bar that automatically charges your account if you move something out of place, we didnt get charges but the fear of hitting something and beeing charged was there. The carpets or something in the building feel very old, dont know if dirty but I sented a smell thar didint register cleanliness. The Chuck is great and has nice offers everyday.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Hard Rock Hotel Chicago

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Dan.
Business
deerfield
Mar 10, 2015

not good

Bathroom tiles falling apart to the point that the floor wobbles... rust and ugly black stains in shower... carpet exposed to the point exposed tacks pose walking hazard... walls/doors/desk all beat up... didn't get requested wake up call... got charged $60 for parking even though I didn't have a car (they did reverse it but come on!)

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
2
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
La Fleur's
Business
Riverside
Feb 14, 2015

Our 4th of July

In the heart of Down Town, nice staff and very cozy bar.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Hard Rock Hotel Chicago

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
crystal g.
Business
Roselle
Jan 27, 2015

Birthday get away

Loved it, Fiancé surprised me. Great staff clean rooms. The only thing was that there was no room in Mini fridge for my drinks. All in all loved it! First time in Chicago. I will stay there again

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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