$63 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Jan 3, 2015 Check-out: Jan 6, 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
239 reviews
Holiday

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

  • Kaydemmmmm
  • Dec 1, 2014
Nice place!

Nice environment and excellent location just one block from Michigan Ave. clean room and great... See full review

  • art2d2tc
  • Nov 28, 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 (239)

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

Overall score

3.1 / 5
5.01.0
58 out of 239
Amenities:
2.8
Room cleanliness:
3.5
Hotel staff:
3.7
Room comfort:
3.1
Location:
4.4
Value:
3.4

72% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
amdn
Business
Austin, Texas
Nov 22, 2014

Great location, great value

Charming older hotel, if you like new and fancy, this is not for you. If appreciate good value, you like cozy small and clean room with impeccably made bed, a wooden wardrobe armoire close to Miracle Mile... look no further!

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

All kinds of food within walking distance. A glass of wine and some Spanish tapas? ... just a short walk away at Emilio's.

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
richie richie
Business
minneapolis
Oct 11, 2014

Kinda rough

Don't look around at the floors and walls. Gross too rough

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

Business

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Review of Inn of Chicago, an Ascend Collection hotel

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Ne3ker
Business
Detroit, Michigan
Sep 21, 2014

You Get What You Pay For

I got there a bit early, parked my car via valet ($52 overnight (a bit high even for a city hotel)) and was told my room wasn't ready...which was fine since I was early. However when I returned at 2:00 I was told that they had moved me to another hotel due to some 'undetermined' reason. Since I had primarily booked The Inn because of location, I wasn't happy. When I asked about my car, the front desk went to check with the manager and then told me 'they found a room'. The only difficulty was that it wasn't ready and wasn't available until 6:00. My room was worn and tired but reasonably clean. A free bottle of water was a nice touch but the fact the room had no closet or no place to hand clothes was an unexpected annoyance. The staff was helpful and other than the room mixup, dealt with things fairly well. I ranked the hotel below average because my stay was a disincentive to visit again plus the initial problem with room and no closet. All in all, the room still cost more than $220 including tax but not parking. Not a horror movie but one guest in the elevator asked me if I knew if they had used the hotel as a site for one.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

The Indian Garden was pretty good and is only about a 5 minute walk from The Inn

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Review of Inn of Chicago, an Ascend Collection hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
John Minnesota
Business
Minnesota
Sep 13, 2014

Short trip

Perfect location. Reasonable rates comparatively. Will return!

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

Business

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Review of Inn of Chicago, an Ascend Collection hotel

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Chicago Newbie6
Business
Chicago, IL
Aug 12, 2014

Feedback

Overall, I was surprised with how small the room was. The personnel was top notch and very accommodating. The location was amazing just wish the view from room 408 was not the condenser unit.

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

Business

Nightlife tip: Short drive from hotel

Luckily cabs are the way to travel around town.

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Review of Inn of Chicago, an Ascend Collection hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
BBAtkins
Business
Denver, CO
Aug 1, 2014

Fine hotel located near fantastic attractions

Location and staff friendliness are what distinguishes this otherwise pedestrian hotel from the rest. The building has an old/historic appeal, but the interior is starting to show its age. Expect the room to be clean and functional, but don't expect the *wow* factor of higher end hotels. My interactions with the staff (front desk, housekeeping, etc.) were all very pleasant and helpful. But the location/value is what would bring me back. This property is located near Michigan Ave, near the river, close to Miracle Mile and the lake, and surrounded by lots of great dining options.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Chef's Burger Bistro and Emilio's Tapas are great options and are located within a block or two of the hotel.

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Review of Inn of Chicago, an Ascend Collection hotel

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Visiting Northwestern U.
Business
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Jul 28, 2014

Great Location but Rooms Not Updated

The hotel was in a great location but the rooms are very stale and have not been updated in some time. Overpriced hotel compared to similar hotels in area.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
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
Superman Travel
Business
Memphis, TN
Jul 12, 2014

July 2014

Great location and stuff is friendly! Rooms are not very large and the elevator is slow.

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

Business

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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

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Review of Inn of Chicago, an Ascend Collection hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
TimmyBob
Business
Dallas, Texas
Jun 24, 2014

Great location near the Magnificent Mile

Had a good time here. They gave us a larger room with room to stretch out. Top floor of hotel has nice terrace for viewing city. Great customer service. Wi-Fi in lobby for free. Plenty of restaurants nearby.

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

Business

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