$139 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Apr 19, 2014 Check-out: Apr 21, 2014

Hard Rock Hotel Chicago

4 stars
230 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60601
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.9
out of 5
191 reviews
Rockin Time....

Everything was so well decorated and put together... See full review

  • Lamasx4
  • Apr 6, 2014
LOVE IT~!

Exceeded our expectations. LOVED the staff. Bonnie Rocks! See full review

  • steph31
  • Oct 22, 2013
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 designóa 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)

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
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Business center
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Hotel Map

41.8866 -87.6248
Area served
Chicago.
Nearby airports
Chicago O'HARE International Airport. Chicago Midway Airport.
Area description
All of Chicago's best shopping, dining, theater, architecture and attractions are a short walk from your luxurious room. Just to the south are the incredible Millennium Park and the renowned Art Institute of Chicago. To the north, The Magnificent Mile. To the west, the downtown Theater District. And to the east, the beautiful lakefront. Whether you're in Chicago for business, pleasure or both, we put you at the heart of it all.

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

China Grill
China Grill Chicago at the Hard Rock Hotel seduces guests with its high energy atmosphere and stylish pan-cultural cuisine. The colorful restaurant boasts vaulted ceilings, multilevel dining areas and an energetic bar space that projects an ethereal 3-D globe image that enchants diners with a world of unforgettable luxury.
Base Bar
Located in the lobby of the Hard Rock Hotel Chicago, Base balances the sophistication of a classic martini with the comfort of a living room. Staying true to the Hard Rock mantra "Save the Planet" Base offers hand-crafted specialty libations with a focus on high quality, sustainable ingredients and a beer and wine list showcasing products of organic and biodynamic practices. Hard Rock Hotel Chicago believes that drinking responsibly has many meanings. The array of seasonal cocktails is matched by Base's culinary offerings. In true Hard Rock style, Base takes standard bar fare and classes it up a bit. The menu, much like our guests, is grown up without growing old.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1500
Check-out:
1200

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 (191)

Ratings and reviews for Hard Rock Hotel Chicago

Overall score

3.9 / 5
191 out of 191
Amenities:
3.6
Room cleanliness:
4.3
Hotel staff:
4.3
Room comfort:
4.1
Location:
4.6
Value:
3.8

82% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

5
Lamasx4
Stallis,Wi
Apr 6, 2014

Rockin Time....

Everything was so well decorated and put together...

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Hard Rock Hotel Chicago

Reviewer score

4
bbbt
chicago
Mar 16, 2014

fun city vacation

stayed overnight for a show, great location, nice room, rented a great guitar....staff very helpful and friendly..good time.

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

mortons steak house..pricey but worth it

Review of Hard Rock Hotel Chicago

Reviewer score

4
Skip the AP
Business
Fort Collins, CO
Mar 10, 2014

Short business stay

Great stay. First time to Chicago. Great location and great value. Loved the 2 bands playing in the bar. Any hotel that has a ping pong table in the front lobby gets my vote every day.

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

Business

Review of Hard Rock Hotel Chicago

Reviewer score

4
Brad334
Ankeny, IA
Feb 24, 2014

Wonderful Time

Me and my wife stayed here for a long weekend in Chicago to do shopping and have a get away. Overall was a wonderful time. Very clean rooms and smelled really good. Front desk and concierge were very nice and helpful. One thing to think about that I didn't is parking. Was $60.00 a day to park. Turned my good deal into a not so good deal real quick. But overall I was happy with my stay.

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

There are all kinds of shopping around this hotel. No matter what direction you go you will find shopping. My wife was very happy. :)

Review of Hard Rock Hotel Chicago

Reviewer score

4
1manda1
Ontario
Feb 18, 2014

Great weekend away

What I'd say was the best, was the hotel staff. The concierge was amazing!! They sent us to the perfect places to eat and see!! Only complaint I'd have is that because we didn't book direct with the hotel, we didn't get free WiFi.

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

10min walk was Shaws crab house/Oyster bar!! Was amazing!!!!

Review of Hard Rock Hotel Chicago

Reviewer score

3
fop8pres
Cleveland, Ohio
Feb 17, 2014

No Hot Water

Each day, there was no hot water for the showers. They also tried to charge us for the stocked fridge and snacks whan we did not use them. The staff did take care of both matters. They took the charge for the snacks off the bill and said they would not charge for one of the nights due to the mishap with the water.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
2
Time-saving tip: Not Applicable

Do not take AMTRAK to your destinations. 6 hour delays there and back.

Review of Hard Rock Hotel Chicago

Reviewer score

3
GwenRN
lowell,Indiana
Feb 16, 2014

nice visit

Shower water didn't get hot. Breakfast room service was ridiculously priced! -other than that...nice hotel stay!

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

Reviewer score

4
Miss Vita
Mass
Feb 4, 2014

Terrific local

Hotel was very nice. Housed in a lovely historic black granite bldg. Perfect location for museums, park, and shopping. I came on a super cold February weekend and the only thing I felt was missing was a good hot bath! The woman concierge was A++ Super helpful! Thank you.

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

Reviewer score

1
Expect what I pay 4
Business
Europe
Dec 31, 2013

How can you give prior post 4 stars?

Dirty bathroom, with "personal hair," on counter and in shower. Coffee cup with prior lip prints. Horrible for the price. Would not return nor recommend.

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

Business

Review of Hard Rock Hotel Chicago

Reviewer score

1
Expect what I pay 4
Business
Spain
Dec 31, 2013

Very disappointed

For $140 dollars a night, one would think this place would get it right. There were personal "hair" on the counter and in the shower. A coffee cup still had lip prints from the person prior, there was no robe to wear, as I had arrived without my luggage because it got lost. Was asked at the front desk if I would like a kit with tooth paste, etc. Did I really have to answer that? The day I left, I brought the cup with the lip prints to the front desk and Maria said they would talk to housekeeping and have the manager call me. It is 12/31/13, I stayed there 12/19/19. Don't you think they had sufficient time to call and apologize for the horrible experience? I will not be recommending this hotel to friends OR family and I, shall not be returning to this hotel. Customer service in number one in this industry and this hotel lacked in this area.

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

Business

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