InterContinental CHICAGO MAGNIFICENT MILE

4 stars
505 NORTH MICHIGAN AVE, CHICAGO, IL 60611
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.0
out of 5
219 reviews
Girls weekend

Centrally located to all shopping, walking distance to navy pier, awesome restaurants and night... See full review

  • Twenties
  • Mar 31, 2014
Great

Very clean, nice staff, great location. Would stay here again. See full review

  • Slh028
  • Mar 31, 2014
Landmark Chicago hotel with hip urban appeal

Built in 1929, the InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile is a stunning intersection of past and present. Original interiors are steeped in Moorish design, while recent additions are reminiscent of classic urban elegance. Guest rooms vary depending on location in either the main tower or the historic tower. An architectural landmark in the heart of the Magnificent Mile, it's the only hotel whose front doors open to world-famous shopping. A distinguishing feature is the heated, junior Olympic swimming pool that's still true to its original 1920s architecture.

Highlights
  • A stylish 1929 architectural landmark
  • Home to one of Chicago’s most remarkable indoor swimming pools
  • Exclusive, direct access to the Magnificent Mile
  • Maid service offered twice daily
Rooms
Guest rooms and suites in the main building of the InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile are contemporary, yet classic. Décor is simple yet elegantly refined. Rooms include oversized desks for the discerning business traveler, rich terry-cloth bathrobes, access to high-speed Internet and a complimentary daily newspaper. Rooms and suites located in the historic tower fully express their namesake. Opulent European design in lavish gold and russet hues add to the 1920s look and feel. Captivating lake and city views through windows that open are only part of the magic of the historical tower. Soak in Italian marble baths to complete the experience.
Features
While the InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile stays true to its architectural roots by paying homage to artists and designers from the past, it also embraces modern amenities. A dedicated cardio room, dry saunas and personal trainers are included in the contemporary fitness center.

Three restaurants also cater to distinct tastes:
  • Eno with its Master Sommelier and specialty in flights of wine, chocolate and cheeses from around the world
  • Michael Jordan's Steakhouse Chicago Restaurant and Bar with its mouth-watering hand-cut meat with seasonal ingredients and a modern twist
High-speed Internet access keeps guests connected, while an on-site Starbucks helps welcome mornings with caffeinated beverages.

Valet parking is available on site (fees apply).
Transportation
  • O’Hare International Airport (15.6 mi/25.1 km)
  • Midway Airport (9.7 mi/15.7 km)
  • Blue Line (Clark/Lake) (0.5 mi/0.9 km)
  • Orange Line (Clark/Lake) (0.5 mi/0.9 km)
  • McCormick Place Convention Center (2.8 mi/4.5 km)
Attractions
  • The Magnificent Mile (0.1 mi/0.1 km)
  • Museum of Contemporary Art (0.4 mi/0.7 km)
  • The Art Institute of Chicago (0.7 mi/1.2 km)
  • Navy Pier (1 mi/1.6 km)
  • Shedd Aquarium (1.7 mi/2.8 km)
  • Field Museum (1.8 mi/2.8 km)
  • Museum of Science and Industry (7.3 mi/11.7 km)
Business
  • 24-hour business center with email, high-speed Internet, secretarial, fax and photocopying services
Policies and fees
Parking is $57 a night.

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

Amenities

  • High-speed internet
  • Indoor pool
  • Non Smoking
General
Non Smoking
Pet friendly
Ice machine
Activities
Indoor pool
Golf
Tennis
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Coffee maker in room
Room service
Services
Business center
Maid service
Childcare Service
Concierge desk
ATM/Cash machine
In-Room Safe
Shops/Commercial services
Porters
FAX
Gift shop
Currency exchange
Overhead projector
White board
Internet
High-speed internet
Parking
Parking
Valet parking
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Room
Satellite TV
DVD player
Safe
Phone with speaker
Desk with lamp
Mini bar
Free newspaper
Hairdryer in room
Turndown service
In room movies
Temperature control
Computer in Room
Ironing board
Bath tub

Hotel Map

41.8914 -87.624
Nearby airports
O'Hare International Airport, (ORD), 14.00, MI, NW; Midway, (MDW), 12.00, MI, SW;
Area description
Downtown, downtown

Nearby points of interest

  • North Michigan Avenue: 0 mi
  • Tribune Tower: 0.1 mi
  • Wrigley Building: 0.1 mi
  • Chicago - Mag Mile - Wacker Dr: 0.2 mi
  • Terra Museum of American Art: 0.2 mi
  • Museum of Broadcast Communications: 0.3 mi
  • Marina City: 0.3 mi
  • Holy Name Cathedral: 0.4 mi
  • Harold Washington College: 0.4 mi
  • Seneca Park: 0.4 mi
  • Prudential Plaza: 0.4 mi
  • Museum of Contemporary Art: 0.4 mi
  • Chicago Theater: 0.5 mi
  • Lake Shore Park: 0.5 mi
  • Drury Lane Theatre: 0.5 mi
  • North Michigan Avenue: 0 mi
  • Tribune Tower: 0.1 mi
  • Wrigley Building: 0.1 mi
  • Chicago - Mag Mile - Wacker Dr: 0.2 mi
  • Terra Museum of American Art: 0.2 mi
  • Museum of Broadcast Communications: 0.3 mi
  • Marina City: 0.3 mi
  • Holy Name Cathedral: 0.4 mi
  • Harold Washington College: 0.4 mi
  • Seneca Park: 0.4 mi
  • Prudential Plaza: 0.4 mi
  • Museum of Contemporary Art: 0.4 mi
  • Chicago Theater: 0.5 mi
  • Lake Shore Park: 0.5 mi
  • Drury Lane Theatre: 0.5 mi
  • John Hancock Center: 0.5 mi
  • Harris Theater: 0.5 mi
  • Chicago Cultural Center: 0.5 mi
  • Oriental Theatre: 0.5 mi
  • Goodman Theatre: 0.5 mi
  • Macys: 0.6 mi
  • Water Tower: 0.6 mi
  • Pritzker Pavilion: 0.6 mi
  • Cloud Gate: 0.6 mi
  • Lake Point Tower: 0.6 mi
  • Merchandise Mart: 0.6 mi
  • Shubert Theatre: 0.6 mi
  • Washington Square Park: 0.6 mi
  • City Hall: 0.7 mi
  • State Street: 0.7 mi
  • Cadillac Palace Theatre: 0.7 mi
  • Crown Fountain: 0.7 mi
  • Bank of America Theatre: 0.8 mi
  • Children Museum: 0.8 mi
  • Oak Street Beach: 0.8 mi
  • Art Institute of Chicago: 0.8 mi
  • Yacht Club: 0.8 mi
  • Symphony Center: 0.8 mi
  • Chicago Architecture Foundation: 0.9 mi
  • Michigan Avenue: 0.9 mi
  • Chicago Historical Society: 0.9 mi
  • Opera House: 0.9 mi
  • Navy Pier: 0.9 mi
  • Chicago Mercantile Exchange: 1 mi
  • Chicago Board of Trade: 1 mi

Dining

The Continental
Discover innovative cuisine at its finest right at the InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile. Dine at the Continental and awaken to a breakfast or brunch of traditional delights, and heart healthy dishes with a refreshing twist.
Santorini
Santorini is a local favorite and authentic Greek restaurant . You will enjoy a family Santorini time and time again.
Volare
Established in 1997, Volare a local favorite reflects the look and feel of an old world Italian restaurant. The food represents the finest traditional Italian cuisine with modern accents.
Au Chavel
A recreation of a American diner. Modern yet simple sophisticated yet deliscious.
Publican
Marvelous beer focused restaurant with an american eclectic menu. The food is good hearty farmhouse fare specializing in pork and seafood dishes. The space is expansive with the tables set up more comunnal dining. than intimacy. Definitely get to know you
Sepia
Located in what use to be an 1890 print shop the space is warm and inviting. The menu is seasonal and encompasses organic and sustainable ingredients. The Chef collaborates closely with local farmers and his vision is to bring back traditional cooking pra
The Gage
Upscale pub food done to the maximium. A gastropub if you will with some of your favorites given just that extra twist or addition to take it over the top. A vintage, relaxed atmosphere. The Brunch here is spectacular, a must try.If you are here during th
Cite
The restaurant located on the 70th floor of one of the few high rises along the lakefront has the most spectacular views of Lake Michigan and the surrounding areas. Definitely the place to be at sunset or if you are planning to pop the question. A fusio
Merlo on Maple
Regional Italian focusing on Bolognese cuisine. Located in a Historic Townhouse adding to the ambiance of the whole experience, a quick taxi ride from the hotel. Chef Silvia uses the freshest of ingredients to bring out the best flavors off the food she c
Michael Jordan Steak House
Chicago fine dining unlike anywhere else, this Magnificent Mile steak house is as traditional as it is contemporary. Experience fine dining within view of Chicago's famed Magnificent Mile. From Michael Jordan's famous garlic bread to our Prime, hand selec
Michael Jordan's Bar
Sit back with a pint of local Chicago ale or a Magnificent Mile-worthy cocktail in our first floor Michael Jordan's Bar, which offers seating for up to 90 guests as part of our downtown Chicago steak restaurant. With artisanal wines, local craft brews and
ENO
ENO, the stylish and fun Chicago wine tasting room at the InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile. InterContinental Chicago's Master Sommelier will offer flights of wine, chocolate and cheese from around the world, available for on-site enjoyment or ret

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
03:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

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 (219)

Ratings and reviews for InterContinental CHICAGO MAGNIFICENT MILE

Overall score

4 / 5
219 out of 219
Amenities:
3.9
Room cleanliness:
4.4
Hotel staff:
4.3
Room comfort:
4.1
Location:
4.8
Value:
4

87% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of InterContinental CHICAGO MAGNIFICENT MILE

Reviewer score

4
Anonymous
Charlotte, nc
Dec 27, 2010

Great location! Great price

Got together with family for Christmas Great location for shopping, restaurants. Nice sized rooms, excellent rooms and wonderful pool

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of InterContinental CHICAGO MAGNIFICENT MILE

Reviewer score

4
Bruce from Indiana
Warsaw, Indiana
Dec 19, 2010

Great location, nice room. Food high.

We had had the afternoon tea at the Inter-continnental recommended. It was $56 including our tip. Not that good. No effort at atmosphere. Waiters acted indifferent, bored, busy getting ready for something else.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of InterContinental CHICAGO MAGNIFICENT MILE

Reviewer score

4
Anonymous
Chicago, IL
Dec 4, 2010

Christmas shopping weekend

Went downtown for an annual couples weekend to get some holiday shopping done. Perfect location and nice, cozy atmosphere. Easy access to everything and staff was very helpful. Rooms are spacious and very quiet. Highly recommend.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Review of InterContinental CHICAGO MAGNIFICENT MILE

Reviewer score

4
Anonymous
Champaign, IL
Dec 2, 2010

Unbeatable location

We lived there for the Thanksgiving and black Friday. The location was very good. Food was perfect. But the room was a little bit small.

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

It was very near to the stores on Michigan Ave. It was the best choice for the price to go shopping in Chicago downtown.

Review of InterContinental CHICAGO MAGNIFICENT MILE

Reviewer score

3
Anonymous
Business
East Lansing, MI
Nov 27, 2010

The environment is not good!

The bed is small, no ihome!

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

Business

Review of InterContinental CHICAGO MAGNIFICENT MILE

Reviewer score

5
Anonymous
St louis, MO
Nov 27, 2010

Super awesome hotel

I and my girlfriend were shopping in Chicago at BlackFriday. The hotel was very awesome and the staffs were polite and helpful. I will definitely come back to InterContinental again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of InterContinental CHICAGO MAGNIFICENT MILE

Reviewer score

5
Anonymous
Valparaiso, IN
Nov 3, 2010

great hotel... inter"content"inental

great hotel.... good service and amenities.

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

nordstroms is across the street....

Review of InterContinental CHICAGO MAGNIFICENT MILE

Reviewer score

5
Anonymous
Washington, DC
Sep 13, 2010

Superb Service and Fantastic Location

Customer Friendly staff, very professional, and accomodating!!! The tapas and drinks in the bar were delicious as was the flight of wine in the adjoining wine bar. The room was beautiful and very clean. Can't beat the location---perfect for shopping, museums, theatre, resturants!! The olympic size pool was simply magnificent!!! Can't wait to return--soon.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of InterContinental CHICAGO MAGNIFICENT MILE

Reviewer score

4
Anonymous
Illinois
Aug 16, 2010

Great location, best pool. Room Noisy.

Love location. Staff excellent. Room noisy at night and need some upgrades--bathroom shower head . Try Volare restaurant a block away (down the steps one street level on Grand). Best Italian value in Chicago. Watertower place close by. AC shuts down at outside noise in downtown Chicago.The huge indoor pool /health club are a Chicago treasure.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
2
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of InterContinental CHICAGO MAGNIFICENT MILE

Reviewer score

4
BecsBar
Nashville, TN
Aug 12, 2010

Great location. Nice overall

Nice room. Great location. Small, older room but comfortable.

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