$95 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Mar 23, 2015 Check-out: Mar 24, 2015

Raffaello Hotel

4 stars
View map of 201 E. Delaware Place, Chicago, IL 60611

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
4.0
out of 5
276 reviews
Nice

Place was clean. Hotel few minutes away from tourist spots. People were nice. See full review

  • JB
  • Feb 23, 2015
I have stayed often.I love this hotel

The Rafaello is a nice small hotel.Off the noisy Michigan Av.yet close to great shopping and fine... See full review

  • Pigeli
  • Feb 9, 2015

Menin Hospitality operates several luxury boutique hotels in Miami and a single hotel in Chicago, the Raffaello Hotel. This cozy boutique hotel is situated right on Michigan Avenue, very close to some of the most celebrated attractions and amenities on the Gold Coast and Magnificent Mile. From its highly-rated rooftop lounge to its impeccably appointed rooms and suites, the Raffaello is a definite standout in a city known for its incredible accommodations. What the Raffaello lacks in size, it more than makes up for in amenities. Drumbar, its speakeasy-style rooftop lounge, was dubbed 'the best new bar in America' by Details Magazine. With its intimate seating, wood paneling, crackling fireplace and a bar that offers sensational views of the city and lake, it's easy to see why.

Key facts
  • 170 guestrooms
  • 18 floors
  • 1 restaurant
  • Gym
  • Fitness center
  • Wi-Fi (fees may apply)
  • Conference and event spaces
  • Doughnut shop
  • Business center
  • Lounge
Neighborhood
Raffaello Hotel is located in the heart of Chicago's Magnificent Mile, so there's no need to grab a cab to enjoy the best shopping and dining in the city. Exciting attractions like the Hancock Building, Millennium Park, Navy Pier, the Lincoln Park Zoo and North Avenue Beach are easily accessible on foot, and the vibrant nightlife and restaurants of Rush Street are also within easy walking distance.
Hints and tips
Check out Pelago Ristorante at least once during your stay, since it's helmed by Michelin star-rated chef Mauro Mafrici.
Policies and fees
  • Handling fee for accepting and storing packages applies.
  • Self-parking is $35 USD and valet parking is $65 USD.

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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Raffaello Hotel Rooms

Grand Suite
The Suite offers 1 King size bed and sofa bed with spacious living area. The room is non-smoking and include in room safe, iron and ironing board, mini bar stocked with the finest treats, hair dryer, GUYandGIRL Collection bath amenities, rain forest shower heads, cable TV with 60 channels of free to guest entertainment available on a 46 inch flat panel LCD television.
Deluxe Suite
The traditional Suite offers One King Bed with pullout sofa bed suitable for multiple guests. The room is non-smoking and include in room safe, iron and ironing board, mini bar stocked with the finest treats, hair dryer, GUYandGIRL Collection bath amenities, rain forest shower heads, cable TV with 60 channels of free to guest entertainment available on a 46 inch flat panel LCD television.
Double Double Room
The traditional Double room features Two Double beds with a brand new Modern design coupled with an old world charm. The room is non-smoking and include in room safe, iron and ironing board, mini bar stocked with the finest treats, hair dryer, GUYandGIRL Collection bath amenities, rain forest shower heads, cable TV with 60 channels of free to guest entertainment available on a 46 inch flat panel LCD television.
King Room
The traditional King room features One King Bed with a brand new Modern design coupled with an old world charm. The room is non-smoking and include in room safe, iron and ironing board, mini bar stocked with the finest treats, hair dryer, GUYandGIRL Collection bath amenities, rain forest shower heads, cable TV with 60 channels of free to guest entertainment available on a 46 inch flat panel LCD television.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Elevators
Activities
Fitness center or spa
Fitness Center
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Business center
Laundry service
In-Room Safe
Conference facilities
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant
Accessible facilities
Wheel chair access
Public areas wheelchair accessible for disabled
Wheelchair accessible elevators
Ramp access to buildings

Nearby points of interest

  • John Hancock Center: 0.1 mi
  • Drury Lane Theatre: 0.1 mi
  • Water Tower: 0.1 mi
  • Museum of Contemporary Art: 0.1 mi
  • Seneca Park: 0.1 mi
  • Lake Shore Park: 0.2 mi
  • Oak Street Beach: 0.3 mi
  • Terra Museum of American Art: 0.4 mi
  • Holy Name Cathedral: 0.4 mi
  • Michigan Avenue: 0.5 mi
  • Washington Square Park: 0.5 mi
  • Chicago - Mag Mile - Wacker Dr: 0.5 mi
  • Chicago Historical Society: 0.5 mi
  • North Michigan Avenue: 0.6 mi
  • Tribune Tower: 0.6 mi
  • John Hancock Center: 0.1 mi
  • Drury Lane Theatre: 0.1 mi
  • Water Tower: 0.1 mi
  • Museum of Contemporary Art: 0.1 mi
  • Seneca Park: 0.1 mi
  • Lake Shore Park: 0.2 mi
  • Oak Street Beach: 0.3 mi
  • Terra Museum of American Art: 0.4 mi
  • Holy Name Cathedral: 0.4 mi
  • Michigan Avenue: 0.5 mi
  • Washington Square Park: 0.5 mi
  • Chicago - Mag Mile - Wacker Dr: 0.5 mi
  • Chicago Historical Society: 0.5 mi
  • North Michigan Avenue: 0.6 mi
  • Tribune Tower: 0.6 mi
  • Wrigley Building: 0.7 mi
  • Lake Point Tower: 0.7 mi
  • Museum of Broadcast Communications: 0.8 mi
  • Marina City: 0.9 mi
  • Children Museum: 0.9 mi
  • Prudential Plaza: 1 mi
  • Navy Pier: 1 mi
  • Harold Washington College: 1 mi
  • History Museum: 1 mi
  • Chicago Theater: 1 mi
  • Merchandise Mart: 1 mi
  • Harris Theater: 1.1 mi
  • Goodman Theatre: 1.1 mi
  • Oriental Theatre: 1.1 mi
  • Chicago Cultural Center: 1.1 mi
  • Macys: 1.1 mi
  • Pritzker Pavilion: 1.1 mi
  • Cloud Gate: 1.2 mi
  • Shubert Theatre: 1.2 mi
  • City Hall: 1.2 mi
  • Cadillac Palace Theatre: 1.2 mi
  • State Street: 1.2 mi
  • Crown Fountain: 1.2 mi
  • North Avenue Beach: 1.3 mi
  • Yacht Club: 1.3 mi
  • Bank of America Theatre: 1.3 mi
  • Art Institute of Chicago: 1.4 mi
  • Kendall College: 1.4 mi
  • Symphony Center: 1.4 mi
  • Chicago Architecture Foundation: 1.4 mi

Dining

drumBar
Drumbar, on the hotel's 18th floor is a multi-seasonal destination with a speakeasy style inside lounge and outdoor garden terrace. Drumbar is designed to deliver warmth, style, and an energetic spirit of old meets new.
Pelago Ristorante
Raffaello is also home to the distinguished Pelago Ristorante by Chef and Owner Mauro Mafrici. Pelago redefines upscale Italian dining with a focus on homemade pastas and seafood. The traditions of Italian cooking from the North to the South of Italy have been translated with a local twist and modern cooking flair to create a contemporary menu for an outstanding culinary journey.
Glazed and Infused
In the morning, head to the lobby for gourmet donuts from Glazed and Infused. The Chicago Tribune says the shop's eclectic selection is "so good it's difficult to pick a favorite."

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
4:00 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 (276)

Ratings and reviews for Raffaello Hotel

Overall score

4 / 5
5.01.0
276 out of 276
Amenities:
3.7
Cleanliness:
4.4
Hotel staff:
4.1
Comfort:
4.2
Location:
4.6
Value:
4

84% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Grandma Sally
Business
Columbus, Ohio
Apr 22, 2010

"sister-in-law getaway"

Everything was wonderful! The staff were all helpful, even when I called from the airport for suggestions on what type of transportation I should take to the hotel. I do wish the hotel had free internet, though.

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

Business

Money-saving tip: Long walk from hotel

Use public transportation. It is 2.25 compared to 40 dollars from the airport to the hotel. It is really not too bad. You get to see alot of the city.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Bearsy Boo
Business
Ann Arbor, MI
Mar 9, 2010

Had a great time!

We thought the room was great! The room was much bigger than expected, beds were very comfortable, and the shower was fun. The location couldn't have been better. The staff was very friendly and helpful.

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

Business

Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

This location was one block from the Water Tower Place (and best of all The American Girl Doll Shop for my daughter!).

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
New Iberia, LA
May 3, 2007

great location, friendly staff

Great hotel for my first time in Chicago. Friendly staff who were very helpful. As they open the restaurant and other new facilities I'm sure it will get even better. Very comfortable room. Small bathroom but well designed. Quiet but very central.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Las Vegas, NV
Jun 4, 2007

nice but small

great location graet service, small lobby no coffee shop or gift shop. Staff and room were great, poor view from room, I would stay there again for business or vacation, nice media room for internet use

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

Business

Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

2 blocks from michigan ave tons of shops and places to eat

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Neenah
Nov 20, 2008

Location, location, location

Wonderful old style European hotel in excellent area,close to everything. Staff very attentive,paid get attention to details.The rooms have all been remodled and now the Raffello is more of a boutique style hotel. Great beds, linens and wonderful bathroom--very soothing and peaceful. Bedrooms not large but very comfortable and more than sufficient.I look forward to my next visit there and I have already recommended the hotel to all my friends. You honestly could not get a better location in Chicago. I was really surprised at how quiet it was despite being in the centre of everything. Well done.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Not very far from Pierrot Gourmet which has amazing European pasteries and brilliant breadfasts. It is located on Easr Superior.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Hartford, CT
Sep 30, 2007

Very convenient

I totally enjoyed my stat at the Raffaello. The loction was wonderful - walking distance to all the sites. The room was larger and more up to date that I had expected - the HDTV was a nice surprise. The staff was very friendly and efficient. My only disappointment was the lack of dining but with all the restaraunts in the area, this was easily overcome.

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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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Cedar Rapids, IA
May 27, 2007

great weekend stay

The Rafaello Hotel is beautiful from the entrance,thru the lobby and to the room. The decor is lovely. The elevators are tiny, but this is typical of an older hotel. The king size bed was very comfortable and the bedding luxurious. The rain shower is the best. So much nicer than the typical water saver at most hotels. There is no dining facility with the hotel, but they are planning to add a restaurant. There ia an adequate suppy of beverages and snacks that are not complimentary. It would be nice to have a small area in the refrigerator to store your own beverage or small food item. The amenities of the ironing board, iron and hair dryer were most appreciated. The room is a little small, but has adequate storeage. It is difficult to find a place for your luggage. Wireless is available right in the room and there is a very adequate desk. The staff is excellent. The doorman and bellman were very friendly and helpful. The valet parking attendants were very prompt in bringing the car around for us. The staff at the desk are efficient and friendly. The only disatifaction was that we would have like a later checkout time. One o'clock would have been helpful, though the staff did store our belongings until we were ready to leave. The location is ideal. The Hancock and Watertower Place are a block away and there are many great restaurants and shopping nearby We will definitely stay there on our next visit.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Many resaurants nearby. A deli serving breakfast and the Cheesecake Factory are under the Hancock and there is a steak house nearby for instance

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
USA
Jul 31, 2007

Great Customer service

When we checked into the hotel it was very early in the morning and check in was not until at least noon. We forgot to call for early check in so we were somewhat concerned. The hotel staff asked us to wait so they could look up the details. We waited all of ten minutes and the staff was so apologetic for the delay, they upgraded us to a suite. Not only were we able to check in early, we had a suite for our very minor inconvenience. The location was perfect, the staff was knowledgable and accomadating, the room was clean and very nice. I would recommend this hotel to anyone visiting chicago.

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

Business

Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

The magnificent mile is right around the corner.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Cuni
Business
Bogotá, Colombia
Jul 22, 2010

Excellent Hotel

Excellent hotel and very neat. It should have downstairs a bigger place for coffee service, since everyone is drinking coffee between 7 and 8am sometimes the thermos were empty.

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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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
tacking
Business
Boston, MA
Mar 22, 2010

Impressive boutique hotel in a great loc

My room was spacious and well appointed with everything I needed including a DVD player and a microwave oven. The staff was friendly and very service oriented. The location of the hotel was extremely convenient: one block from Michigan Ave. and two blocks from the lake.

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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