$148 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Aug 23, 2015 Check-out: Aug 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
289 reviews
Excellent hotel!

Rooms were very clean and had plenty of space. The roof top bar has some great views and is a very... See full review

  • Baseball fanatic JC
  • Jun 25, 2015
Couples Retreat

It was beautiful! Very friendly staff, and the hotel was clean. See full review

  • Hunter K.
  • Jun 21, 2015
Check out Pelago Ristorante at least once during your stay, since it's helmed by Michelin star-rated chef Mauro Mafrici.
General

Raffaello Hotel, Chicago, Illinois

Location

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.

Dining
  • 170 guestrooms
  • 18 floors
  • 1 restaurant
  • Gym
  • Fitness center
  • Wi-Fi (fees may apply)
  • Conference and event spaces
  • Doughnut shop
  • Business center
  • Lounge
Rooms
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.
Highlights

The Raffaello Hotel is conveniently located just steps from Chicago's most vibrant attractions. Situated on the Magnificent Mile, guests can enjoy shopping at a number of upscale stores and local boutiques. You’ll also love exploring Navy Pier, the Lincoln Park Zoo, and the Museum of Contemporary Art, all of which are a stone's throw away from the Raffaello.

For guests looking for outstanding dining options, the Raffaello offers both a bar and a restaurant on site. Drumbar, located on the 18th floor of the hotel, has been named one of the "Best New Bars in America" by Details Magazine. This cocktail bar is a speakeasy-style rooftop bar, with an intimate indoor lounge area. Also located within the hotel is the highly acclaimed Pelago Ristorante, specializing in Italian seafood. This restaurant services both lunch and dinner. 

Fees
  • Handling fee for accepting and storing packages applies.
  • Self-parking is $35 USD and valet parking is $65 USD.
Policies
Check out Pelago Ristorante at least once during your stay, since it's helmed by Michelin star-rated chef Mauro Mafrici.

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
Accessible 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.

Ratings and reviews for Raffaello Hotel

Overall score

4 / 5
5.01.0
289 out of 289
Amenities:
3.7
Cleanliness:
4.4
Hotel staff:
4.1
Comfort:
4.2
Location:
4.6
Value:
4

85% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Raffaello Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anthony B.
Business
N/A
Jul 25, 2015

I was expecting more, but it was nice.

The room was fairly clean, there was however a huge stain on the living room chair that was pretty gross, and only one chair for sitting at the table in a suite. Having to get on an elevator to go to another floor for ice can be a pain, especially when it is what many in the hotel jokingly referred to as the world's slowest and smallest elevator. The staff is very friendly, and I heard wonderful things from other guests about the restaurant. Some may find the noise from the drum bar a little annoying if you had kids or were not out late. I was disappointed when I saw what some friends had booked for less money in other hotels. All in all it was comfortable, clean were it counted most, valet had my car there super fast, doorman had cabs there in a flash, the staff was very friendly...but I can't help but feel that is a minimum expectation for the price I paid.

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

Business

Review of Raffaello Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Lisa H.
Business
N/A
Jul 25, 2015

Great Suite for a Family

This hotel was in a great location. Having the amenities of a suite including a fridge and microwave was very helpful.

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

Business

Review of Raffaello Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
arjun n.
Business
N/A
Jul 21, 2015

Great locations and staff

The stay was great, the location is very central. All the major bus lines are 2 blocks away. THe only negative was there was construction going on nearby and the jack hammers started at 7am.

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

Business

Review of Raffaello Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
nitta J.
Business
Ardmore
Jul 21, 2015

great place to stay

great place to stay very friendly and clean. easy to get around in town

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

Business

Review of Raffaello Hotel

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
dams1
Business
Dearborn Heights
Jul 21, 2015

Not up to par

This was really not a hotel its a random old apartment building that was converted into a hotel ages ago. Its outdated , they don't have a customer service desk its just a lady who works three jobs at once. She is the bellman, concierge, valet , and i don't even know what else. You ask for a manager and they tell you wait until he/she comes in at a certain time. Needless to say we left this hotel . The location is fine and if you dont care about that kind of stuff its pretty cheap hotel with some loud bar on the 18th floor or something you would enjoy. I would suggest passing if you prefer 4/5 star hotels.

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

Business

Review of Raffaello Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Ian H.
Business
Muscatine
Jul 21, 2015

Raffeallo Hotel

My stay went well the staff was very helpful and went out of their way to make sure I was comfortable and knew where I was going in the city. Parking was a little inconvenient but for $35 a day I find that very affordable and my room was pretty small for 2 adults and a baby. What I liked the most was the location the Magnificent Mile was a block away and the Navy Pier and beach were about 2 miles or less from the Hotel. I would recommend this Hotel looking to stay in the city for night.

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

Business

Review of Raffaello Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Baseball fanatic JC
Business
Gulfport
Jun 25, 2015

Excellent hotel!

Rooms were very clean and had plenty of space. The roof top bar has some great views and is a very popular night spot. Lots of great restaurants and bars within walking distance.

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

Business

Review of Raffaello Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Hunter K.
Business
Overland Park
Jun 21, 2015

Couples Retreat

It was beautiful! Very friendly staff, and the hotel was clean.

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

Business

Review of Raffaello Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Jah Sly Z.
Business
Acworth
Jun 19, 2015

Raffaello Wins

I got a suite with 20 promo code, for my family including teens. We were satisfied with the room and even more satisfied with the location of the hotel. Oak Street beach is about 15 mins walk away, & 7 storey mall(good place for breakfast) is 5 mins walk, Navy Pier was about 20 mins walk. And Magnificent Mile is right there, so you can walk all the way down as far as you can go. Bus & train was fairly easy to use. Rafaello provided a roll away cort bed, and advised it was first come first serve, and provided it in a timely manner. I left my phone charger and they mailed it back, at my offer to incur the cost. Service was good enough, and the room was also good enough. Rooftop bar seemed to be popular spot in the city. Elevator is small & slow, but we dealt with it & enjoyed walking down on some occasions.

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

Business

Review of Raffaello Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Dawn B.
Business
Roseville
Jun 15, 2015

Great time in Chicago

Very nice, comfortable room. Staff were friendly, courteous and helpful. Fabulous location! Within easy walking distance, or easy access to bus transportation to anywhere we wanted to go in downtown Chicago! Very good time . We certainly would go back!

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

Business

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