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Located in Gold Coast, Sofitel Chicago Water Tower is within a 5-minute walk of John Hancock Center and within 15 minutes of other popular attractions like Chicago Water Tower. This 4.5-star hotel has 415 guestrooms and offers conveniences like a restaurant, a 24-hour fitness center, and free in-room WiFi. It's in central Chicago and also a short walk from Tribune Tower and Wrigley Building.

Dining

You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge or visit the onsite restaurant for a bite to eat. Satisfy your hunger from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service. For your convenience, breakfast is available for a fee.

Rooms

All of Sofitel Chicago Water Tower's 415 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including minibars, coffee makers, and free weekday newspapers. 32-inch LCD TVs come with pay movies, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and designer toiletries, and beds are dressed in premium bedding. Laptop-compatible safes, phones, and ironing boards are other standard amenities.

Property features

At Sofitel Chicago Water Tower, guests have access to a 24-hour fitness center, free WiFi in public areas, and 2 meeting rooms. Valet parking is available for USD 69 per day, and there's also limo/town car service. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this luxury hotel include a 24-hour business center, a library, and express check-out.

Highlights

  • Walking distance to John Hancock Center and Chicago Water Tower
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • 24-hour fitness center

Sofitel Chicago Water Tower

20 E Chestnut St Chicago IL 60611

Hotel Amenities

Exclusive Amenities This VIP Access hotel offers an exclusive amenity just for platinum and gold members. Amenities vary from property to property, and might include free breakfast, complimentary drinks or parking, spa or dining credits, free wi-fi, and more.

Hotel Amenities

Meeting and event space totals 10,000 square feet (929 square meters) and includes a ballroom with angled, floor-to-ceiling windows with views of the John Hancock Center. Audiovisual equipment, event catering, and complimentary wireless Internet access are available. 2 complimentary business centers provide printing, faxing, copying, and scanning.

The hotel's restaurant serves contemporary French cuisine, and a stylish lounge has a steel-topped bar and fireside seating.

Guests can use a 24-hour on-site fitness center, and the Sofitel provides discounted access to a nearby fitness center with an indoor lap pool, steam rooms, personal trainers, and exercise classes.

  • ATM/banking 
  • Wedding services 
  • 24-hour business center 
  • Terrace 
  • Use of nearby fitness center (discount) 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Restaurant 
  • Limo or Town Car service available 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Total number of rooms - 415 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Express check-out 
  • Number of floors - 32 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Fireplace in lobby 
  • Valet parking (surcharge) 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • Concierge services 
  • 24-hour fitness facilities 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Library 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Meeting rooms 2 
  • Year Built 2002 

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Valet parking (surcharge)

Room Amenities

  • Pay movies 
  • Premium bedding 
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available 
  • Room service (24 hours) 
  • Free weekday newspaper 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Phone 
  • Minibar 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Turndown service 
  • Designer toiletries 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Separate bathtub and shower 
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible) 
  • LCD TV 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Desk 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Free WiFi 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Free cribs/infant beds 

Where to Eat

Café des Architectes - Light streams in through angled windows facing a seasonal terrace from this contemporary French restaurant. The bar has white-leather and chrome barstools, and the dining room features opaque glass tables paired with black-leather or upholstered chairs. Serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Le Bar - A fiber-optic ceiling mimics twinkling stars in this cocktail lounge with a steel-topped bar and a library-style sitting area with fireplace. Serving an extensive selection of wines and champagnes, as well as specialty martinis and appetizers. Open from mid-afternoon until late night.

Nearby Things to Do

The 24-hour fitness center at Sofitel Chicago Water Tower offers treadmills, stationary bicycles, free weights, and weight-training machines. Guests also receive discounted access to a nearby health club providing an indoor lap pool, basketball court, indoor running track, and fitness classes.

The hotel is five blocks from Lake Michigan, where guests can walk, jog, or bike along a 20-mile lakefront path. Oak Street Beach, a half-mile away, is popular for sunbathing and swimming in the summer. Within five miles of the hotel, the Sydney R. Marovitz golf course offers a challenging and scenic nine-hole course along Lake Michigan.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.

  • Golfing nearby 
  • Bicycle rentals nearby 
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby 

Accessibility

To make requests for specific accessibility needs, complete the "Special or Accessibility Requests" section of "Trip Preferences" when you book your hotel.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • Roll-in shower 
  • In-room accessibility 

Hotel Policies

Check-in

Check-in time ends at Midnight

Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Check-out

Check-out time is Noon

Payment types

Pets

  • Pets allowed with a deposit of USD 200.00 per stay
  • Dogs only
  • 2 per room (up to 30 lb)

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

No rollaway/extra beds available

Fees

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Breakfast fee: between USD 25.00 and USD 40.00 per person (approximately)
  • Valet parking fee: USD 69 per day (in/out privileges)
  • Pet deposit: USD 200.00 per stay
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

  • Sofitel Chicago Tower
  • Sofitel Chicago Water Tower
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  • Sofitel Water Hotel
  • Sofitel Water Hotel Chicago Tower
  • Chicago Sofitel
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We should mention

Up to 3 children 11 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.

Awards & Affiliations

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in Green Key Eco-Rating Program, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.
  • Sofitel Chicago Water Tower is listed in the 2013 Travel + Leisure 500.

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