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Raffaello Hotel

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

We could see the John Hancock Building from the room! Room far more spacious than expected and much... See full review

  • Globality
  • Apr 13, 2014
Downtown Chicago, reasonable and high-end.

Wonderful staff and great location! The roof top bar (Drum Bar) is also a locals fave that welcomes... See full review

  • Glass of vino
  • Apr 4, 2014
Boutique luxury in the heart of the Gold Coast

In Chicago, the rule for downtown real estate is the closer to Lake Michigan, the more posh the address. Enter the Raffaello Hotel, a four-star hotel just steps from the lake and Magnificent Mile with a Michelin-rated chef and executive suites. Blending old-world aesthetics with modern conveniences, the hotel manages luxury and intimacy while being near the downtown hub. Stepping into the vintage building just off the tourist drag, guests are more likely to feel like Gold Coast residents than tourists. Raffaello Hotel offers Drumbar, a rooftop speakeasy-style inside lounge and outdoor garden terrace, found in the 18th floor.

Highlights
  • Walk to the Magnificent Mile
  • Next to the John Hancock Center
  • Rooftop sundeck
  • Upscale Italian fare at Pelago
  • Sanctuary fitness center with Precor fitness equipment
Rooms

Staying in this vintage building poses several advantages. The Raffaello Hotel offers rooms with high ceilings and architectural details for a unique, high-class vintage stay. Butterscotch-hued bedding and drapes match the walls, while high ceilings --painted stark white--stun with their beam construction. All rooms feature rainfall showerheads, GUYandGIRL amenities, 32-inch LCD TV, iHome and iPod players and 340-count linens. Rooms, which come in king, double double and suite versions are hard-wire and Wi-Fi enabled.

Features

Any Chicagoan will encourage a newcomer to put dining and an architectural experience on the itinerary. At the Raffaello Hotel, both needs are satisfied thanks to Pelago, the upscale Italian seafood restaurant and the rooftop garden, which is open from late spring to late fall. From the sundeck, guests can take in glorious views of the skyline, including Navy Pier and the next door neighbor: the John Hancock Center.

Transportation
  • O'Hare International Airport (18 miles)
  • Midway Airport (12 miles)
  • Closest train stops: Blue Line (Chicago to O'Hare) and Orange Line (Roosevelt to Midway)
  • McCormick Place Convention Center (11 minutes)
Attractions
  • John Hancock Center
  • American Girl Place
  • Magnificent Mile
  • Oak Street Shopping
  • Oak Street Beach
  • Navy Pier
  • Lake Michigan
Policies and fees
  • Wi-Fi access is complimentary. Standard Wi-Fi access fee with 3 MBPS that can connect up to three devices per day is $4.99 USD while Premium Wi-Fi access fee with 5 MBPS that can connect up to three devices per day is $9.99 USD.

  • The hotel charges a $10 USD handling fee per storing package.
  • The hotel charges a $25 USD for each additional guest.
  • Photo identification and credit card are required at check in for incidental charges.
  • If you do not provide a credit card, a cash security deposit in the amount of $1,000 is required.
  • The hotel charges $61 USD for valet parking and $34 USD for self-parking.

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

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

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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.

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 (215)

Ratings and reviews for Raffaello Hotel

Overall score

4.1 / 5
26 out of 215
Amenities:
3.9
Room cleanliness:
4.6
Hotel staff:
4.5
Room comfort:
4.4
Location:
4.8
Value:
4.2

88% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Raffaello Hotel

Reviewer score

2
Anonymous
Seattle, WA
Apr 28, 2007

Remodeled Hotel With TINY bathrooms

I chose the Raffaello Hotel because it had just been remodeled and recently reopened. I thought it would be great. It was clean becasue it was new but the bathrooms are TINY! I mean not much bigger than an airplane bathrrom. I thought if you were to remodel a hotel, you would make the bathrooms a little larger and more upscale. Overall it was OK except the restaurant will not be open now until the end of summer as well as the spa....You couldn't order room service after 9 am...NOT EVEN COFFEE and the coffe in the room is undrinkable! YUCK! I was less than impressed with the hotel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
3
Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

shopping and restaurants

Review of Raffaello Hotel

Reviewer score

3
Vegas Vagabond
Las Vegas, NV
Nov 28, 2010

Some good, some not so good.

The room overall was nice, clean but it had some shortcomings. It was a bit on the size for this price range. There was ample drawer space but almost no closet space. The bathroom was fashionable but not very practical. The sink was free-standing, so you had to put your toiletries some ways away. The door is translucent, which does not give give much of a sense of privacy, and the light is disturbing to people sleeping, even when closed as it's right next to one of the beds. The shower (no bathtub) is only partially glassed in and you can't help but get the floor wet when you use it.

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

Reviewer score

3
Anonymous
Farmington Hills, MI
Mar 22, 2011

Average hotel

The hotel wasn't as upscale as the posted photos suggested. Not that the hotel was destitute, but I was expecting more from what I saw on the web site. Clean all around, and accommodating. Overall, the trip was a success. Location was great!, just minutes from the Lake.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
2
Review of Raffaello Hotel

Reviewer score

3
Aprilcot
Salt Lake City, UT
Oct 16, 2013

Decent Hotel, Great Staff

We arrived late and the staff was friendly. When we unpacked and got situated in our room, we realized the carpet was wet. Very wet. The front desk accommodated us by giving us a King Suite and helping move us to the new room. The suite was great. Very spacious and nice. The original room with two double beds was decent, but could use a little bit of touchup (for instance, the baseboards needed to be painted and the bathroom grout was a little dirty). I would recommend this hotel. The location is great and the staff is awesome.

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

It is within a very short walk to the Mag Mile, with shopping and dining all around. We enjoy walking around cities and there is PLENTY to find from this hotel.

Review of Raffaello Hotel

Reviewer score

4
Littlelita
Milwaukee
Mar 6, 2012

Girl's night out!

Location, Location, Location great. 1 block off Michican St. Special rate for the evening was a plus. Very large room but could of used more sitting. Only two table chairs provided. A loveseat or 2 stuffed chairs could have easily fit. One thing would keep me and girlfriends coming, to have at least a continental breakfast of some sorts. Also, enough to make a FULL pot of coffee!!!

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

Reviewer score

4
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
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
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
Ms Jacque
Ft Worth TX
Mar 9, 2012

great location

Good experience,, hotel staff very helpful.. good shopping nearby.. nice location

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

Reviewer score

4
shopper1
Louisville,KY
Nov 28, 2013

Wonderful getaway

I truly enjoyed my stay and will return to this hotel. Rooms were small but very well designed and never felt I was in the way of my roommate. The location was perfect for us, shopping on Michigan Ave and walking to the museums in the area.

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

A very short walk to most of shops on North Michigan Ave. easy to return to for short breaks or returning your bags to.

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