$129 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Jul 27, 2014 Check-out: Jul 28, 2014

Raffaello Hotel

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

What a wonderful hotel! The staff were so attentive and caring. I really appreciated the texts to... See full review

  • Kflionis
  • Jul 11, 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 (316)

Ratings and reviews for Raffaello Hotel

Overall score

4 / 5
5.01.0
316 out of 316
Amenities:
3.7
Room cleanliness:
4.4
Hotel staff:
4.2
Room comfort:
4.2
Location:
4.7
Value:
4

83% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
vida maria
chicago
Aug 14, 2012

I would come back!

The hotel was overbooked on 2 double bed rooms, so we were upgraded to an executive suite which was lovely. I loved the feel of the hotel- small, cozy, boutique hotel. I slept on a pull out couch mattress which was a little lumpy, but the king bed was great! The rooftop bar is spectacular. The security man at the entrance of the bar was very friendly and kind. The other side of the rooftop had chairs and tables and you can enjoy the spectacular views. Because of the location of the hotel, we were able to walk everywhere and only needed a cab once. Great experience!

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

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Travel arranging Mom
Chicago, IL
Nov 26, 2012

Thanksgiving family getaway

We enjoyed the great location of this hotel. Just a short block off the Magnificent Mile of Michigan Avenue. Practically next door to the John Hancock Tower where we enjoyed beautiful views of Chicago while having lunch. The staff at the hotel was friendly and helpful.

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

Have lunch in The Signature Room on the 95th floor of the John Hancock Tower. Fabulous view and good value. No cost to take the elevator when you are having lunch or drinks at the bar.

Review of Raffaello Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
RAJ101
Youngstown, Oh
Sep 28, 2011

Great location

One block from Magnificent Mile, easy bus access, walk to some restaurants, information center is close. Negative- only double beds in multiple bed rooms, would have preferred 2 queens.

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

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Foodie Lawyer
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Apr 16, 2014

Attractive, comfortable room in excellent location

This was my first time at Raffaello Hotel. Great location a block and a half east of Michigan Avenue with parking just across the street. The room was large and attractive and the beds were very comfortable, though the bathroom was small and wanting for counter space. The staff was very pleasant and helpful. One shortcoming was the room's nice flatscreen TV had neither HBO nor Pay-Per-View service.

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

Discount cards for nearby shopping were available in the lobby.

Review of Raffaello Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Phoenix, AZ
Oct 23, 2010

Very nice surprise.

After spending nights in overpriced chain hotels with small bathrooms, and limited service, we arrived at the hotel and were greeted with a smiling face who quickly took charge of luggage, whew. Room was large and even had two chairs!! Bathroom was big, modern, and totally a change from chains. Staff was friendly. The restaurant in the hotel had the best ravioli I have ever had. Learned that they make their pasta fresh every day. Bravo! Minor negatives. Bed was installed backwards with a sharp edge. Cut leg!! Quickly remedied when complaint to front desk was corroborated by housekeeping staff. Room guide needs major revision. Phone numbers wrong. TV channel guide wrong. Needs way more useful information for guests, e.g., restaurants, close Starbucks, etc. Room reservations were a nightmare. Finally remedied by on duty manager.

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

Very big surprise.

Review of Raffaello Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
289billh
Stevensville, MI
Apr 23, 2014

Great night in Chicago

This is a great hotel, one block off Michigan Avenue. Close to shopping and fantastic dining.

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

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Elkhart, IN
Oct 12, 2009

Very Nice!

Stayed at the hotel for the weekend while running in the Chicago marathon. The hotel was nice and served its purpose. Very comfortable room/beds, big bathroom and everything else that you would want minus a bathtub. Definitely recommend this hotel!

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

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Ryan was here
San Francisco, CA
Apr 22, 2014

Last minute steal

We needed a room on very short notice, and the Raffaello fit the bill. The room was good, though it was two double beds as opposed to two queens. Everything else was fine, and for the price I don't have any true complaints.

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

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Indianapolis, Indiana
Sep 15, 2009

Very nice and spacious rooms.

This hotel had very nice rooms with up-to-date renovations. The living area had doors separating the sleeping area. Don't use the valet - it's twice as much as the "self-park" across the street and the self-park was acutally valet. The self-park was only $23 and literally across the street. Conveniently located around the corner from Michigan Avenue and Lake Shore Drive and John Hancock Observatory. I tried to call ahead for early check-in, but was told that if there were rooms available, I could check-in early. I arrived at noon with regular check-in set at 3 or 4 and was able to get a room right away.

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

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