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Raffaello Hotel

4.0 out of 5.0

Raffaello Hotel

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

I liked the history of the building and the proximity to the Lake.

Hotel was a little outdated and our sheets were dirty. However, we were upgraded to a suite which was totally awesome. The hotel is a little far from everything, but the staff was excellent. I personally wouldn’t stay here again ONLY for the fact that I like to be around the loop and it was roughly a 20-30 minute walk. I do recommend this hotel though!

Hotel was ok the had a problem with the door and the air didn’t work so we had to open the window that was on the 8th floor and it had no screen in it at all

Lovely hotel and wonderful staff. We were in town early and were checked in immediately. Much appreciated.

Great hotel location, a block from Michigan Avenue. Quick, easy check in.

Boutique brownstone remodeled to today's standards - European feel and clientele in well-heeled Gold Coast neighborhood. Great for couples - Walking distance to theater, dining, Magnificent Mile Michigan Ave shopping and two blocks from cool breezes and Lake Michigan walking and bicycling trails. Rooms are comfortable with king beds and well appointed with wet bar and ante room with makeup mirror/table. Rainhead open showers really refreshing. Staff is friendly and accommodating. Alex the doorman is tops !

Convenient to The Magnificent Mile, shopping, and Pier activities.

Close to shopping and loop. Good, older property needs a little attention but very comfortable and clean.

Bathroom was horrible, way too small. No way to plug in hair dryer to do hair. No vent to dispute steam.

The location is an easy walk to many of the fun things to do in Chicago which is the main reason I booked this hotel. I've stayed here before but this time got a tiny room (king 706) that was quite disappointing. It was also so close to the elevator I could hear people coming and going at all hours. I always do a bedbug check when checking into a hotel and while I didn't find any evidence of bedbugs, there were hairs on the mattress cover under the sheets. Yuck. DrumBar is a nice place for a drink though it would be nice if they offered food options. The Hancock is right next door and a great place for a nightcap. I also highly recommend the architectural boat tour on the Chicago river. Not sure I'll stay here again after the room situation.

The hotel needs to add some type of breakfast option.

Hotel is not worth the money paid. I will NEVER stay at this hotel again!!

Pros: value, location, comfort, quietness, housekeeping, overall room size Cons, very slow and small elevators, old building showing its age, poor bathroom layout, bored appearing front staff

For a 4 star hotel I expected better. The hotel was in a very convenient location, and upon arrival, seemed clean. Later that night we realized the nightstand was weirdly sticky and one of the decorative pillows had strange white stains on it. The mattress was also not very soft and the shampoo was not very moisturizing. I do not usually complain about hotels, I'm usually happy with them. Unfortunately this is not the case here.

The carpets and furniture were old and the rooms smelled like an retirement home. There were cigarette burns in the carpet which was also dirty. On the brighter side the bed was comfortable and had a great donut bar.

201 E Delaware Pl Chicago IL

Hotel highlights

  • Steps from John Hancock Center
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Health club

Located in Near North Side, Raffaello Hotel is next to John Hancock Center and Broadway Playhouse. This 170-room, 4-star hotel welcomes guests with a restaurant, free in-room WiFi, and a health club. Located centrally in Chicago, it's also close to Water Tower Place and Chicago Riverwalk.


Dining

This hotel serves as home to a rooftop bar, along with a restaurant that specializes in Italian cuisine. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room.


Rooms

An LCD TV comes with digital channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi and wired Internet. Beds are dressed in premium bedding and down comforters, and the bathroom offers a rainfall showerhead, a hair dryer, and designer toiletries. Other standard amenities include a kitchenette, an iPod dock, and a refrigerator.


Property features

At Raffaello Hotel, guests have access to a health club, a rooftop terrace, and free WiFi in public areas. Valet parking is available for USD 67.00 per night. Multilingual staff at the front desk are standing by 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, luggage storage, and concierge services. Other amenities at this boutique hotel include coffee/tea in a common area, free newspapers, and laundry facilities.

Room options

Complimentary Upgrade to Deluxe Suite

King 1 | Full 1 | Sleeps 4

Double Room, 2 Double Beds

Full 2 | Sleeps 4

Deluxe Suite, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed

King 1 | Full 1 | Sleeps 4

Standard Room

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Guest reviews for Raffaello Hotel

Everyone (36) Business (57) Couples (105) Family (65) Friends (42) Other (26)
4
Everyone

I liked the history of the building and the proximity to the Lake.

By on Feb 14, 2019

5
Everyone

Hotel was a little outdated and our sheets were dirty. However, we were upgraded to a suite which was totally awesome. The hotel is a little far from everything, but the staff was excellent. I personally wouldn’t stay here again ONLY for the fact that I like to be around the loop and it was roughly a 20-30 minute walk. I do recommend this hotel though!

By on Dec 22, 2018

3
Everyone

Hotel was ok the had a problem with the door and the air didn’t work so we had to open the window that was on the 8th floor and it had no screen in it at all

By on Dec 17, 2018

5
Everyone

By on Dec 16, 2018

3
Everyone

By on Dec 2, 2018

5
Everyone

Lovely hotel and wonderful staff. We were in town early and were checked in immediately. Much appreciated.

By , from Holland, mi on Nov 15, 2018

3
Everyone

By on Oct 17, 2018

5
Everyone

Great hotel location, a block from Michigan Avenue. Quick, easy check in.

By , from Iowa on Oct 8, 2018

5
Everyone

By on Sep 22, 2018

4
Everyone

By on Sep 11, 2018