$55 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Jan 11, 2015 Check-out: Jan 13, 2015

Inn of Chicago, an Ascend Collection hotel

3 stars
162 East Ohio Street, Chicago, IL 60611
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.3
out of 5
240 reviews
Nice trip

I really like the location of this hotel. It is very easy to go to anyplace that you want to go.... See full review

  • Galaxy89
  • Dec 20, 2014
Holiday

Great location. Always enjoy this hotel. Staff is so nice. See full review

  • Kaydemmmmm
  • Dec 1, 2014
Contemporary style, European charm in Chicago
In the Roaring '20s, this boutique Streeterville hotel hosted celebrities and showgirls. While those times have faded, the air of glamour remains at the Inn of Chicago, an Ascend Collection hotel. For proof, just stroll the lobby, where zebra ottomans, fresh-cut orchids and metallic embossed walls create drama and urban appeal. With its central location and focus on value, the Inn of Chicago is a gem for business or leisure travelers seeking convenient access to the Magnificent Mile and its many diversions.
Highlights
  • Prime Chicago location just east of Magnificent Mile
  • Free high-speed wireless Internet access
  • Complimentary stay for children under 18
  • The 22nd floor Skyline Terrace
Rooms
The rooms and suites at the Inn of Chicago feel more like apartments than hotel rooms, and that’s on purpose. Back in the 1920s, the former Hotel St. Clair offered one-bedroom apartments, and the effects linger today at the Inn of Chicago. Space for entertaining, working and lounging are separate from the sleeping area. Big picture windows with skyline views, photos of Chicago, zebra upholstery and unique layouts lend to a chic city vibe.
Features
Great city views might well be the most valuable cache for Chicago hotels and for the Inn of Chicago, this view comes at the Skyline Terrace on the 22nd floor. The Sky Suites also provide lofty views, while a dedicated party space accommodates up to 100 guests for weddings and other social events.
Transportation
  • O’Hare International Airport (15.6 mi/25.1 km)
  • Midway Airport (9.8 mi/15.9 km)
  • Blue Line (Grand) (1.7mi/2.7 km)
  • Orange Line (State/Lake) (0.5 mi/0.9 km)
  • McCormick Place Convention Center (2.9 mi/4.6 km)
Attractions
  • The Magnificent Mile (0.1 mi/0.1 km)
  • Water Tower Place (0.4 mi/0.6 km)
  • Navy Pier (1 mi/1.6 km)
  • Lake Michigan (0.2 mi/0.3 km)
  • Millennium Park (0.7 mi/1.1 km)
Business
  • Business center work station
  • 5 meeting rooms
  • 5,500 square feet of function space for up to 125 guests
  • Complimentary wireless Internet access
  • Concierge services
Policies and fees
  • NOTE: Parking fees are as follows: $48 for self-parking and $52 for valet parking with unlimited in/out privileges.

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

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Inn of Chicago, an Ascend Collection hotel Rooms

1 King Bed, No Smoking
Desk, Radio-Alarm Clock, Hair Dryer

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Non Smoking
General
Non Smoking
Elevators
24 hour security
Activities
Exercise gym
Dining
Coffee maker in room
Lounge
Vending machines
Services
Business center
Laundry service
Concierge desk
Multilingual
In-Room Safe
Meeting/Banquet facilities
FAX
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Valet parking
Room
Television with cable
AM/FM alarm clock
Hairdryer in room
Sofa bed
Iron
Wet bar

Nearby points of interest

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

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1500
Check-out:
1100

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 (240)

Ratings and reviews for Inn of Chicago, an Ascend Collection hotel

Overall score

3.3 / 5
5.01.0
240 out of 240
Amenities:
2.9
Room cleanliness:
3.7
Hotel staff:
3.9
Room comfort:
3.4
Location:
4.6
Value:
3.6

78% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Nenamac
Business
Birmingham, Alabama
Feb 11, 2013

Location, Location, Location

The Inn of Chicago was a great place for my adult daughter and myself to stay a fun weekend in Chicago. It is less than a block from the Miracle Mile and centrally located. We walked to the Art Institute and Millenium Park, etc. The building is older, built in the 30's I believe, and not all is shiney and new, but it was clean and had all the amenities. Bed linens were smart looking and up to date with duvet covers. All in all a great hotel for a very resonable price.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

The Corner Bakery a few blocks down Michigan Avenue has a wonderful breakfast. Try the Anaheim Scrambler. Even the toast is great!!

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Review of Inn of Chicago, an Ascend Collection hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
DVDV
Business
Washington, DC, USA
Feb 11, 2013

Good location

It's a convenient hotel, everything you need. The sheets were a bit scratchy though.

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

Business

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Review of Inn of Chicago, an Ascend Collection hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Supermo
Business
Houston, TX
Feb 9, 2013

Right in the middle of downtown

The location was great! It was easy to access great food and entertainment from the hotel. The modern style of the hotel was nice, but it was difficult to get work done without wireless internet. The complimentary wifi in the lobby had bad connection and kept cutting off.

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

Business

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Review of Inn of Chicago, an Ascend Collection hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Chicago women
Business
Chicago
Jan 21, 2013

Very small

The room was very small but was great for just me and my boyfriend although the bathroom was a little too small for my liking , you could barely walk in there and our door was verrrrry hard to close! Sometimes we found ourselves leaving it open ! Overall the staff was nice and friendly the room just wasn't what I expected.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Inn of Chicago, an Ascend Collection hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
The V man
Business
Manhattan, Kansas
Jan 18, 2013

Nice location

The location is very convenient. There are also many stores and restaurants around. The lack of free WiFi in the room is a minus.

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

Business

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Review of Inn of Chicago, an Ascend Collection hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
MDSKI
Business
Albuquerque, NM
Jan 15, 2013

Nice place to base camp in Chicago

Easy access to L, can walk all over downtown No refrigerator though which was the only downfall.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
3
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Inn of Chicago, an Ascend Collection hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Shaolin21
Business
Minneapolis
Dec 24, 2012

Awesome Location

This hotel has an amazing location and great staff. We definitely enjoyed our stay, however, it is a very basic hotel. From the photos it appears to be a more modern and upscale hotel, but it is very basic. It was clean and very nice, b the rooms are very small. This is a perfect hotel for two people who plan on just being there to sleep and shower. The location is perfect and the staff is super friendly and helpful.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
2
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

West Egg and Indian Garden

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Review of Inn of Chicago, an Ascend Collection hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Brewcityguy
Business
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Dec 17, 2012

Great Deal for Downtown Chicago

This hotel has excellent location just one block off Michigan Ave Magnificant Mile. You cannot beat it for value! The room was clean, the staff was very friendly and courteous. Our room was very quiet and seemed to have good sound insulation...though we were down the hall as far from the elevator as you could get. Ask for that if you check in early! Lobby had free WiFi which we used several times. You can pay for WiFi in your room but we are cheapskates...which is why we picked this hotel in the first place. Again, this hotel is a fantastic value.

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

Business

Dining tip: Long walk from hotel

Stumbled upon the Crepe Bistro at 186 N Well Street while on an Architecture walking tour. We went there after the tour and it was excellent and inexpensive. Great for Lunch or light Dinner. They also had wonderful Dessert Crepes

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Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
MK47SF
Business
San Francisco
Dec 9, 2012

nasty sheets

The room was semi clean and blankets/sheets were nasty.

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

Business

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Review of Inn of Chicago, an Ascend Collection hotel

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
wonderfulmantoknow
Business
Chattanooga, TN
Dec 4, 2012

Uniformed Unconcerned staff

We had trouble getting the TV to work initially. Tried to rent a movie one night and just stay in and rest from all the site seeing. We rented and paid for a movie we did not get to see because of the TV problem. Also, the hotel does not have a shuttle to and from the airport but they did tell us they could get us a flat rate of $40.00 for both of us to get back to the airport via cab. We got the cab the morning we left but the cab driver said the hotel staff lied about the fare. We had to pay the cab driver $56.00. We will not stay there again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
5
Location:
1
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Long walk from hotel

The hotel is a very long way away from the aquarium and planetarium. Not too close to the blue line subway either. The Blue line subway will take you to and from Ohare airport.

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