InterContinental CHICAGO MAGNIFICENT MILE

4 stars
View map of 505 North Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611

Hotel Overview

4/5

Overall score

87%

Would recommend

Amenities:
3.9
Cleanliness:
4.4
Hotel staff:
4.3
Comfort:
4.1
Location:
4.8
Value:
4

You might spend more time staring at the 1920s design of the InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile hotel than you spend checking in at the front desk. When you've finished gawking at the gold leaf murals, the marble columns topped with medieval knights, and the blue tile ceiling of the Spanish Tea Court, don?t forget to squeeze in a wine and chocolate-tasting session at on-site eatery, Eno. There's also a Junior Olympic indoor pool to conquer - complete with original Moorish-style features. Or if you feel like a more subdued afternoon, the sugar honey body polish at the Spa and Health Club awaits.

Key facts
  • 792 guestrooms
  • Business center
  • On-site FedEx Office Print & Ship Center
  • 24-hour fitness center
  • 24-hour room service
  • On-site massage therapists
  • Pool
  • Same-day dry cleaning
  • Shoe shine
  • Gift shop
  • Newsstand
  • 3 restaurants: Eno, The Continental, Michael Jordan's Steakhouse
  • Starbucks Coffee shop
  • Childcare available
Neighborhood
The InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile hotel is located directly on the 13-mile stretch of Chicago’s North Michigan Avenue, locally dubbed the 'Magnificent Mile' for its hundreds of shops, boutiques, museums and restaurants, many of which operate around the clock. Within a five-block radius of the hotel, visitors will find the iconic Navy Pier and legendary Shedd Aquarium, while a walk over the Chicago River leads to acres of welcome green space at Millennium Park, with the Art Institute of Chicago inside its vast expanse.
Hints and tips
Restored to its former glory after sixty years of disrepair, the InterContinental Chicago has plenty of stories to tell. Check out features like the original marble lions in the Assyrian-design hall, and the sweeping staircase in the lobby, the handrail of which belonged to the Medinah Athletic Club of 1929.

For the best views in the hotel, request a room in the historic tower.

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
Children's activities
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Coffee maker in room
Lounge
Room service
Services
Business center
Maid service
Childcare Service
Concierge desk
ATM/Cash machine
In-Room Safe
Porters
FAX
Gift shop
Currency exchange
Overhead projector
White board
Florist
Internet
High-speed internet
Parking
Parking
Valet parking
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Room
Satellite TV
DVD player
Safe
Desk with lamp
Mini bar
Hairdryer in room
Turndown service
Cribs available
In room movies
Temperature control
Ironing board
Bath tub

Hotel Map

41.8914 -87.624
Area served
Mccormick Convention Center
Nearby airports
Lake Michigan Sailing, (ORD), 14.00, MI, NW; Hancock Signature Lounge, (MDW), 12.00, MI, SW;
Area description
City Center

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 (252)

Ratings and reviews for InterContinental CHICAGO MAGNIFICENT MILE

Overall score

4 / 5
5.01.0
252 out of 252
Amenities:
3.9
Cleanliness:
4.4
Hotel staff:
4.3
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

3
5.01.0
Duckpond21
Business
Chicago, IL
Apr 22, 2013

Weekend Getaway

My fiancée and I wanted to stay on the Magnificent Mile for a weekend away from the kids. We chose this hotel mainly because of its location, which is almost perfect for the shopping that Chicago has to offer. When booking I thought this was going to be a typical luxury hotel with a more than friendly staff and concierge service that was actually helpful. When arriving there was no one to help with the bags into the hotel and waited for almost 20 minutes for help up to the room. We had a late dinner reservation on Saturday night and when asking for some options to go out afterwards, the concierge acted as if we were inconveniencing her for some advice. The Michael Jordan restaurant had very good food and would go back, even though the wait for our food was extremely long. The manager was very accommodating and took care of our entire meal and gave us his card to come back and be would personally take care of us again. Overall was a good weekend with great shopping and great food.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Breakfast at Oak Tree was very good with a good view. Reasonably priced.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
PBLV
Business
Chicago. IL
Apr 18, 2013

Awesome Staycation

My boyfriend and I booked the InterContinental for a little staycation and it was great! The staff was friendly and helpful and the front desk agent upgraded our room for no charge. The location on Michigan Ave. can't be beat. We were a little disappointed to find out the pool is only used for lap swimming as we were hoping for something a little more casual and relaxing but overall we had a great time!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of InterContinental CHICAGO MAGNIFICENT MILE

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Nickmoe
Business
Akron, Ohio
Apr 10, 2013

Lovely Staff...Especially this guy Will handling the luggage!!!

Excellent Hotel but horrible amenities. You have to pay for the microwave, the fitness center, and local calls.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

Use Public Transportation and get an all day pass!

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Review of InterContinental CHICAGO MAGNIFICENT MILE

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
SNOWBALL
Business
Johnstown, pa
Apr 4, 2013

Almost perfect!!!

My room was very comfortable and had all that one would need for a great vacation. The view was absolutely breath-taking, not to mention the staff was very attentive. The only thing that I can say was disappointing was that I was charged for three different items from the mini bar due to my roommate picking them up and looking at them for longer than 30 seconds then placing them back into the fridge. Apparently there is a sensor on the door of the fridge and anything that is not replaced within 30 seconds is charged to your credit card. I tried to explain to the staff what happened but they did not want to hear it.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

The shopping was great, just give yourself enough time to go to all of the shops!!!

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Review of InterContinental CHICAGO MAGNIFICENT MILE

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
perfect 10
Business
chicago
Mar 25, 2013

business & some fun

perfect location! staff was very helpful, polite. room was spacious and CLEAN. i love the intercontinental....i wish it was less expensive. id stay there more frequently

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of InterContinental CHICAGO MAGNIFICENT MILE

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
ss1818
Business
Brooklyn, NY
Mar 19, 2013

avoid the historic tower

We stayed in the 39th floor of the "historic" tower. It looked out onto a ledge and obscured the otherwise potentially beautiful views of the lake. The lobby was loud, due to spillover from the MJ restaurant (which was delicious by the way). Beds and rooms were clean and comfortable... just mad about the inadvertent charge to our room because we literally picked up a snack from the minibar--beware because the system automatically charges you when the lift the snack off the bar, and you only find out about it at checkout. Great location however!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of InterContinental CHICAGO MAGNIFICENT MILE

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Margaret Keeley
Business
Pa
Mar 18, 2013

get away

Hotel was very clean. Our reservation was supposed to be adjoining rooms with my daughter and son in law with baby. The rooms were not adjoining they blamed the bad reservation on you. The said we should be careful when we are using a third party. I will never use you again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
2
Comfort:
5
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of InterContinental CHICAGO MAGNIFICENT MILE

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Born and Raised in TX
Business
Houston Texas
Feb 7, 2013

Great Hotel

This hotel was definitely worth the cost. Unfortunately, we did not stay long enough to take advantage of all of the amenities but they are abundant. Location is great and CTA can get you to places that are not close for minimal cost.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Time-saving tip: Long walk from hotel

have a map on hand and plan route before hand

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Review of InterContinental CHICAGO MAGNIFICENT MILE

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Joslyn
Business
Manilla, Iowa
Feb 1, 2013

Great Vacation

This was an excellent choice for a hotel to stay at downtown. Went over St. Patricks day and it was the perfect location.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of InterContinental CHICAGO MAGNIFICENT MILE

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Mom24boys
Business
Cincinnati OH
Jan 24, 2013

Chicago Intercontinental

Great place, and being in the city, I should have expected the expense of the city. However, parking for $57 a day is above the normal fees. Luckily, I will be expensing these costs, but cocktails and in room dining was also very expensive.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Most restaurants are a short walk from the hotel

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