$119 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Sep 2, 2014 Check-out: Sep 3, 2014

Raffaello Hotel

4 stars
201 E. Delaware Place, Chicago, IL 60611
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.0
out of 5
255 reviews
Chicago Reprieve

The Raffaello is in a great location. One block from John Hancock. Great breakfast/lunch nook on... See full review

  • Pat and Tiff
  • Aug 3, 2014
Perfect for us

We wanted a quick little anniversary getaway, and this was perfect. Awesome value. Amazing... See full review

  • Peter and Abby
  • Jul 17, 2014

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
  • 173 guestrooms
  • 15 floors
  • 2 restaurants
  • Gym
  • Full-service spa
  • Fitness center
  • Wi-Fi (fees may apply)
  • Conference and event spaces
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.

Ask the concierge about personal training sessions at the hotel gym, and if you're staying at the hotel on a Saturday, head over to Millennium Park for free yoga sessions.

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

Hotel Map

41.8993 -87.6218
Area served
Located in the Gold Coast of downtown Chicago.
Nearby airports
Chicago O'Hare International Airport.
Area description
Best location in Chicago, just one block east of Michigan. All the convenience, nightlife, clubs, restaurants, shopping, theatre of the magnificent mile but without the noise of congestion. Pick any direction and walk one block and you've arrivedJohn Hancock Center and Observatory Cheesecake Factory, Drury Lane, Museum of Modern Art, Lake Michigan, Signature Room, Navy Pier, farmer's market, Water Tower, First Presbyterian Church, buses, trains.

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Raffaello Hotel Rooms

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 70 channels of free to guest entertainment available on a 32 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 70 channels of free to guest entertainment available on a 32 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 70 channels of free to guest entertainment available on a 32 inch flat panel LCD television.
Grand Suite
The Suite offers 1 King size bed, One Murphy 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 70 channels of free to guest entertainment available on a 32 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
Spa
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Laundry service
Childcare Service
In-Room Safe
Tour desk
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:
1600
Check-out:
1200

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 (255)

Ratings and reviews for Raffaello Hotel

Overall score

4 / 5
5.01.0
255 out of 255
Amenities:
3.7
Room cleanliness:
4.4
Hotel staff:
4.1
Room comfort:
4.2
Location:
4.6
Value:
4

84% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Raffaello Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Momward
Orlando, Florida
Nov 25, 2012

Weekend

Beautiful 18th floor bar and who can't miss esh donuts in the morning YUM!

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

Donuts and coffee in the lobby!!!

Review of Raffaello Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Joshua the Romantic
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Dec 17, 2012

Fantastic Romantic getaway

I chose this hotel as a romantic getaway for me and my significant other and could not have been happier. The decor of the rooms is very stylish. The Drum Bar within the hotel is very conveniently located and fun. My wife and I decided this was ourt "go-to" place for all future Chicago stays. Very pleased.

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

The Drum Bar

Review of Raffaello Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
mds424
Business
detroit
Dec 24, 2012

building systems

HVAC system did not seem to function properly as the room was quite warm and not able to be cooled.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Goddess and Grocer on Deleware and Rush is a nice carry out spot for lunch and breakfast that also has indoor seating.

Review of Raffaello Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
J6582
Chicago IL
Dec 29, 2012

Pleasant X-mas

Room service was unavailable on X-mas. Bummer! However overall experience was nice.

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

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Indy Baby
Indianapolis, Indiana
Jan 6, 2013

good stay = good time in chicago

We stayed there January 2013. Raffaello Hotel has nice, clean and great staff. It is right next to John Hancock Center, and across the street you have bloomingdale & Water Tower Place. Easy to walk anywhere you want. One block from the michigan lake. You have easy access to your car since their parking is right in-front of the hotel. We have stayed there several times so far. Their price is comparable with other good hotels in their level. Concierge was super nice and knowledgable. With her recommendation we dined at some great restaurants that we will definitely visit again. We like their location, price and staff.

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

"Trattoria No 10" - Order any of their raviolis, you can not go wrong. Raviolis are made to order, fresh. We tried butter nut squash ravioli, soooo good it would melt in your mouth good, and lobster ravioli, amazing. call ahead for reservation.

Review of Raffaello Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
smalls n jen
rockford, il
Feb 17, 2013

Great location

Stayed there for a night and loved the hotels location. It doesn't get much better especially for the price. Nice clean place to stay with a great bed.

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

Water tower place, the Hancock

Review of Raffaello Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
WVdiner
Business
Charlotte NC
Mar 25, 2013

Euro style in the shadow of John Hancock

Overall more relaxed than nearby luxury chains. Rooms vary from closet sized to expansive suites, all well appointed and up to date. Service is a little spotty. Overall, I'd probably choose to stay here and avoid the hubbub of the nearby luxury chains. Clean & excellent location, 1 block East of Westin, 2 blocks from Drake, 1 block from Ritz. Rooms have a microwave & mini bar with granite top; refrigerator. Drake wins the elegant lobby prize. Marriott or Hilton win service prize. Raffaello wins Shower competition. Rain type with handheld and plenty of hot water (did I say plenty#. Rooms vary in size from smallest king I've ever seen- I think it is mainly an add on to make a 2 bed suite# to extremely spacious. Beds linens and pillows up to par with dream bed, but mattresses are only adequate, standard hotel fare. Elevators are small, so be good friends or introduce yourself if more than 3 in the elevator, but wait is less than in the mega hotels.. Heating was barely adequate, #66 degrees on full# thermostat didn't seem to make any difference in room temp. Windows do open for fresh air #when it's warm enough) Internet is 9.95/day, wired or wireless. Desk chairs look good, but are too short to be able to work comfortably at the desk. Service was polite but spotty. Compared to luxury chains- Staff does not answer phone with your name. >50% of time was put on hold by front desk. Several times during my stay, no answer at the front desk. Good donut shop for cappuccino and fresh donuts off the lobby, other than that, breakfast is room service. Restaurant looks nice, but did not try. Lots of great restaurants & shopping only 1-2 blocks away. Drum Bar is quiet, nice view, would be a good place for a relaxed drink & be able to talk with the wife or friends, not a singles scene. Gym is standard hotel type with a few cardio machines, some dumb bells and a small multi station gym. Massage can be scheduled. Heating and spotty service were only reasons I did not give 5 stars, but overall, I'd still probably choose to stay here over the nearby luxury chains next visit. Room Tip: Be sure you know what room you are getting. The 07 seems to be the closet add on for an 05 suite.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Tempo restaurant for fresh juices, abundant food and typical Chicago melting pot atmosphere. Giordano's classic pizza (my favorite) also a short walk.

Review of Raffaello Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
MGoBlue73
Business
Charlottesville, VA
Mar 25, 2013

My new favorite Chicago hotel

This is a property which apparently underwent a huge renovation a few years ago along with a name change. Check in was very easy. The room was one of the smaller one, but since I was traveling solo it was not a big deal. Bed was extremely comfortable with excellent linens. Surprise appointments in the room included microwave, refrigerator and a Keurig coffee maker which certainly beats most hotel coffe makers. "Glazed and Infused" donuts has an outlet in the lobby, perfect for a quick bite to eat in the morning.

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

Business

Review of Raffaello Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
MNMarie
Minnesota
Mar 26, 2013

Birthday Weekend Getaway

The Raffaello is in a great location right around the corner from the Hancock building, walking distance to shopping and dining, and easy to catch a cab if need be.

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

There are many great choices for dining within walking distance, RL and Grand Lux Cafe to name a couple.

Review of Raffaello Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Alanr50
Butler, PA
Apr 4, 2013

We will be back.

Loved the place, great value. They have a nice bar on the top floor, drinks are a bit expensive, but it is a city. There is an Italian restaurant attached to the hotel, great food, expensive, but worth it. But bring good clothes Jacket for men. All I had was jeans and sneakers, I was way underdressed, but we had a great time and enjoyed to food and wine. We will be back to this hotel next time in Chicago.

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

There is an Italian restaurant attached to the hotel, great food, expensive, but worth it. But bring good clothes Jacket for men. All I had was jeans and sneakers, I was way underdressed, but we had a great time and enjoyed to food and wine.

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