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
233 reviews
Third stay and we love it,

Perfect location! Blocks away from everything you want to do in Chicago! We found the beach down... See full review

  • BocamomX2
  • Jul 24, 2014
great location, the room is big

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  • jason moon
  • Mar 20, 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.

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

Hotel Map

41.8928 -87.6231
Area served
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Nearby airports
O'Hare Int'l Airport, (ORD), 18.00, N, Mile; Midway Airport, (MDW), 13.00, SE, Mile; Pal-Waukee Airport, (PWK), 22.00, NE, Mile
Area description
City - Ohio & St Clair

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 (233)

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

Overall score

3.3 / 5
5.01.0
233 out of 233
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3.7
Hotel staff:
3.9
Room comfort:
3.4
Location:
4.6
Value:
3.6

79% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Inn of Chicago, an Ascend Collection hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
CapriSun
MI
Jul 9, 2014

Good family getaway

wonderful location, friendly staff...check out their terrace on the 22nd floor

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Review of Inn of Chicago, an Ascend Collection hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
gerbra
Italy
Jul 8, 2014

Perfect downtown location

Perfect location downtown Chicago at a reasonable price. Room was always very clean. Met many people at the bar. I would recommend it to friends.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Inn of Chicago, an Ascend Collection hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
windblow
Ann Arbor, MI
Jul 7, 2014

Good stay for two

The hotel is located at a superior spot at E Ohio St, near Michigan Ave.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of Inn of Chicago, an Ascend Collection hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Alexander the traveler
Indianapolis
Jul 7, 2014

Great Affordable Location

I would say that the location was superb! The hotel staff was friendly and they have a nice personal touch through their text messaging service. The room was clean, but not decorated fancy and the beds were so-so comfortable. If you are just looking for a place to crash for the night and be in a great location then i would recommend it. After all you are not in Chicago to sit in your room! There is a cool sky deck on the top floor to bring your drink from the bar up to and it is a cool view of the city.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
3
Review of Inn of Chicago, an Ascend Collection hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
griffy319
iowa
Jul 7, 2014

good

nice place to stay close to all different attractions

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

navy pair

Review of Inn of Chicago, an Ascend Collection hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Rwright
Panama
Jul 6, 2014

Great location

I met friends here for a quick reunion. The hotel is nice and staff was very friendly and helpful. It is in a great location for shopping and exploring Chicago.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Inn of Chicago, an Ascend Collection hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Always on a Trip
Flint, MI
Jul 5, 2014

Chicago Getaway

Staff was very helpful. Conveniently located with shopping/food nearby. American Girl Store was less than a mile away. Rooms were clean--no refrigerators though.

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

Take a taxi rather than a bus when you come back from the museums. The ride back is much longer than the ride to the museums.

Review of Inn of Chicago, an Ascend Collection hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Nebraska Nebraska
Business
Salt Lake City
Jul 2, 2014

Location, Location, Location

My stay was ok. The room was ok. It did have a great location, a good enough gym, and it was quiet for me. There is no complimentary in-room internet, however there is in the lobby. The bed was very clean (big deal for me) but the room furnishings weren't stunning. There was no "wow" factor but there wasn't an "gross" factor either. This place is a solid three. No complaints but nothing to boast about, other than the excellent location. This may be ok since I had a friend staying in the Marriott a block away and his room was even smaller, there was no in-room internet, nor lobby internet, and the price was even more. There might have been other perks though. But if you're in town for a conference or something, I'd recommend either. I'd stay again. Location, location, location.

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

Business

Review of Inn of Chicago, an Ascend Collection hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Adventure Time Girl
Panama, Panama
Jul 1, 2014

Great location...but..

The location of the hotel was amazing, right in the middle of everything walkin distance to the park, the riverwalk and tons of restaurants and bars. However, it DOES NOT HAVE FREE WIFI. I wish someone had mentioned that before because I really needed it. Also, the bedrooms had a constant humidity smell and were just fairly clean. Nothing out of the ordinary hotel, but since we didn't spend much time there the greatest value was on the location.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
2
Location:
5
Value:
2
Review of Inn of Chicago, an Ascend Collection hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Mr. West
Columbia,md
Jul 1, 2014

Vacation

The rooms didn't look like what it was advertised. The bed sheets had holes in them. And housekeeping forgot to clean our room.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
3
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Signature room at 95th

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