CHICAGOLAND HOTELS: A European feel on the Gold Coast
Hotel Sofitel Water Tower Place
A shimmering prism of glass standing in the heart of the Gold Coast, the Sofitel Chicago Water Tower offers guests a modern hotel with a distinctive European feel.
Walk into the lobby, and you'll find yourself inside a massive two-story atrium that pulls in the hustle and bustle of Chicago night life without interrupting drinks at Le Bar (great for after-work cocktails) or dinner at Cafe des Architectes, a contemporary French restaurant under the helm of chef Greg Biggers.
Upstairs, rooms come in two types — superior and luxury — which offer the same space and comfort set against a decor of beechwood and ruby.
If you can, splurge for a luxury, located on the upper floors with beautiful views of Chicago to the south and east.
If you're bringing the family, opt for a superior, which comes with either a king or two double beds.
Sofitel Chicago Water Tower
Neighborhood: Gold Coast
20 E. Chestnut St.
Chicago, IL 60611
Cross streets: Wabash and Chestnut
Public transportation: CTA bus: 29-State, Michigan Avenue routes, including 151, 145, 147, 146; Red Line "L" stops: Chicago, Clark and Division
Parking: Self and valet
Prices start at $175 a night, excluding taxes.
Floors: 32 Rooms: 415
Hotel amenities: Ballrooms (1), meeting rooms (10), restaurant and bars/lounges (2), 24-hour business center, 24-hour fitness center
Room amenities: Flat-screen television, work desk, mini-bar, coffee maker (upon request), in-room safe
Room service, turndown service, pets allowed (up to 25 pounds), Wi-Fi $9.95 a day, shopping nearby