$126 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Oct 21, 2014 Check-out: Oct 24, 2014

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
230 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.

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

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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 (230)

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

Overall score

3.3 / 5
5.01.0
230 out of 230
Amenities:
2.9
Room cleanliness:
3.7
Hotel staff:
3.9
Room comfort:
3.3
Location:
4.6
Value:
3.6

79% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Business Traveler MI
Business
Michigan
Oct 8, 2013

Great Location

Great location, friendly staff. The hotel is a good value for a convenient place to stay. Slow crowded elevators!

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

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
kukellie
New York, NY
Sep 17, 2013

Weekend Getaway

Came into the city for a music festival. Inn of Chicago was perfect for our purposes. Check-in was easy, they provided us with a map to get to/from the venue. Bus stops and train stops were mere blocks away. The bathroom is super small. But why do you really need a big bathroom anyway? We would definitely stay again.

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

1
5.01.0
jacob1984
Business
Chicago
Sep 17, 2013

not pleased

had to argue with the front desk lady when checking in. she got really upset because i told her i reserved one king bed instead of 2 double beds. we argued for a while until i pulled out my phone, found the confirmation email and showed her. The room was small. not clean. the toilet barely worked. shower barely drained. the ceiling had mold. part of the ceiling above the shower actually looked like it was about to fall apart. the bath tub was dirty. the towels smelled like they were previously used and not washed. i could smell cologne on them(it was very distinct and strong smelling) . the only thing this place has going for it is the location. for the price, stay at another hotel. stay here at your own risk........

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

Business

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Review of Inn of Chicago, an Ascend Collection hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Stewey
Business
New York, NY, USA
Sep 6, 2013

No Parking

The hotel itself was fine, but there was no where to park our car.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
St. Louis Babs
St. Louis, MO
Aug 31, 2013

Great location for shopping & sight-seeing in Chicago

This is the first time we have stayed at this hotel, and we would definitely return! It is an old hotel, but in a great location, a block from the Magnificent Mile and about 1/2 mile from Water Tower shopping, with good bus and taxi access to many sites, including the Art Institute & museums. Due to physical problems, we needed a walk-in shower, and they were able to give us that in a nice clean queen room. Staff members were all warmly accommodating! Lots of families with kids here. Great view from rooftop terrace. The only down side was the outrageous parking rate-although that is apparently endemic to Chicago. Next time we will not drive there!

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

Apparently there are websites that can get you better parking rates if you look for cheap parking sites online!

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Review of Inn of Chicago, an Ascend Collection hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Windy City Fan
Indianapolis IN
Aug 27, 2013

Worth the money!

The location of this hotel is ideal since it is right off of Michiagan Avenue near the Magnificent Mile. We were able to walk to several restaurants, shops, etc. Lodging accomodations were nice.... certainly not luxurious but also priced fairly.

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

3
5.01.0
parceld
Business
Manhattan Kansas
Aug 23, 2013

No problems

Very small rooms, but that's fine. Not a palace, but a good value. No problems.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
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
Lily Sue
West Michigan
Aug 6, 2013

Weekend Getaway

The best part of the hotel was the rooftop terrace. It was an open comfortable place to sit and relax and get away from the hustle on the streets below. The room was adequate size, but definitely not big. There was little bathroom counter space, but the shower was perfect pressure. The rooms were clean and nothing to complain about there. I would stay here again. It was a great location for the price.

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

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
zgo8
Streator, il.
Jun 30, 2013

Centrally located

Hotel was located to many of our favorite spots. room very clean. bathrooma little small but small sacrifice as we spent little time in our room when visiting chicago. Great value. we would reccomend it to our friend

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

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Chicago Virgin
Philadelphia, PA
Jun 24, 2013

Avg Hotel, Good Value, Excellent Staff

For other hotels in this area, it is competitively priced. It's value lies in its staff and location. The rooms are average/basic, bathroom is small, tv channels are minimum, no frig in the room, and wifi is extra. I was there for leisure and basically only slept in the room. I wanted to stay close to the Mag Mile and this hotel is only a block or two away. Despite my review sounding relatively dismal, I would recommend it if you are trying to save some cash for more valued activities in Chicago. The staff was very friendly and helpful and my stay was enjoyable.

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

Only a block or two away from the Magnificent Mile full of shopping and restaraunts, tour bus stops, and the sights of the city.

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