The Crowne Plaza Hotel Chicago is located one-half block from Michigan Avenue shops in Chicago, Ill. The hotel is 3 blocks from Lake Michigan and 4 blocks from Water Tower Place. The Sears Tower rises 1 mile from the hotel.
The Elephant and Castle Pub is the hotel's full-service restaurant located on the lobby level. British favorites include bangers and mash, fish and chips, shepherd's pie, roast beef and Yorkshire pudding. American-style fare includes steak, grilled fish, and chicken and pasta dishes. The restaurant also features imported beers, ales, and single-malt scotches. Outdoor seating is available in warm-weather months. Room service is available from 6:30 AM to 10:30 PM daily. The complimentary 24-hour business center houses 2 computer stations and offers print, scan, photocopy and fax services. A total of 18,000 square feet of function space, including 11 meeting and conference rooms, accommodates up to 220 people. Wireless (high-speed) Internet access is available (surcharge) throughout the hotel. Recreational amenities include a 24-hour complimentary fitness center that contains cardiovascular and weight-training equipment, and a health club. A seasonal outdoor pool is located on the 40th floor. Breakfast (surcharge) is served daily from 6:30 AM to 10:30 AM. The hotel offers valet parking (surcharge). This is a smoke-free hotel. Fines may apply for violations.
The 40-story hotel offers 350 modern-style guestrooms furnished with zebra-print ergonomic occasional chairs and decorated with black-and-white architectural photography. Rooms include iPod stations, plasma-screen cable televisions, MP3 adaptors, phones, and wireless (high-speed) Internet access (surcharge). Rooms contain pillowtop mattresses. Bathrooms feature granite vanities and rainforest showerheads. Rooms are located on floors 14 to 40 and offer panoramic views of the city or the lake.