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Waldorf Astoria Chicago, Chicago

5-star5 stars
11 E. Walton StreetChicagoIL60611United States of AmericaGreat location! See map

Lakefront hotel with spa, near John Hancock Center
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  • Free WiFi
  • Luxury Hotel
Wellness Area
Great wellness & sports facilities
Delicious food
Fantastic service
Value for money
Value for money could be better
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Waldorf Astoria Chicago, Chicago

from $293
  • xDeluxe King or Double
  • x- superior executive suite
  • xGold Coast Suite
  • xDeluxe suite
  • xExecutive Suite
  • x- Superior King
  • x- superior gold coast suite
  • x- deluxe king
  • x -deluxe executive suite
  • x- deluxe gold coast suite
  • xDeluxe King or Double Nonrefundable
  • xExecutive Suite Nonrefundable
  • x - deluxe king bed
  • x-deluxe double
  • x- executive suite
  • x - gold coast suite
  • x - deluxe suite
  • x-premier gold coast suite
  • xGold Coast Suite
  • Deluxe Room, 2 Queen Beds
  • Gold Coast One Bedroom Two Doubles Suite
  • Superior Room, 1 King Bed
  • Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed
  • Astoria Suite 1 King Bed
  • xxxxxxxxxx
  • Gold Coast Suite 1 King Bed
  • Luxury Suite, 1 King Bed
  • Waldorf Suite, 1 King Bed
  • Grand Suite, Multiple Beds, Non Smoking
  • Deluxe Room, 2 Queen Beds, Accessible (Roll-in Shower)
  • Suite, 2 Queen Beds, Accessible
  • Astoria Suite 1 King Bed Accessible (Roll-in Shower)
  • Presidential Suite 2 Bedrooms Accessible (Roll-in Shower)
  • Waldorf Suite, 1 King Bed, Accessible
  • Gold Coast Suite 1 King Bed Accessible (Roll-in Shower)
  • Deluxe Room, Accessible (632 SQ FT)
  • Luxury Suite, 1 King Bed, Accessible (Roll-in Shower)
  • Grand Deluxe Room 1 King Bed
  • Deluxe 1 King Bed Accessible (Roll-in Shower)
  • Deluxe 1 King Bed Mobile/Hearing Accessible (Roll-in Shower)
  • 1 King Bed Mobile/Hearing Accessible (Roll-in Shower)

About Waldorf Astoria Chicago, Chicago

Luxury hotel with pool and spa, 5 minutes from Water Tower

Close to Michigan Avenue

Located in the Gold Coast neighborhood, Waldorf Astoria Chicago is a 5-minute walk north of the Chicago CTA train stop. Oak Street Beach is a 5-minute walk northeast, and the Water Tower Place mall and Magnificent Mile shopping on Michigan Avenue are 5 minutes' walk southeast.

Art Institute: 5 minutes

If you drive 7 minutes south you'll see a Monet on display at the Art Institute of Chicago, home to many Impressionist paintings. You'll be treated to a great view from the Ferris wheel at Navy Pier, which is located a 5-minute drive southeast, and also features an IMAX theater.

Lap pool and spa

The mosaic-tiled lap pool is a special spot for a swim, and this 5-star hotel also offers a hot tub, steam room, fitness center, and massages at the spa. You can sit down to innovative bistro fare at Balsan restaurant, and enjoy modern cocktails at Bernard's Bar.

Free WiFi, mini-fridge

The 188 spacious rooms feature plush beds with pillowtop mattresses and fine linen, and some also have fireplaces. With free WiFi, flat-screen TVs, and surround-sound stereos with iPod® docks you can stay entertained; marble baths, mini-fridges, and microwaves help you refresh.

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 215 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 26 floors


  • Check-in time 3 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Express check-in/out

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 21
  • Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 21

Travelling with others


  • Babysitting/childcare *


  • Pets allowed (dogs and cats only) *

  • Up to 30 kg


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Valet parking *


  • Free area shuttle within 2 mi

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
  • Resort fee included
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Cooked-to-order breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
  • 24-hour room service
Things to do
  • Indoor pool
  • 24-hour fitness facilities
  • Full-service spa
  • Spa tub
  • Fitness classes on site
  • Pilates classes on site
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Steam room
  • Sauna
Working away
  • Business center
  • Conference space
  • Meeting rooms 8
  • Conference space size (feet) - 7914
  • Conference space size (meters) - 735
  • Computer station
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built 2009
  • Elevator/lift
  • ATM/banking
  • Terrace
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Sleep well
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Down comforter
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Turndown service
  • Premium bedding
  • Pillowtop mattress
Things to enjoy
  • In-room massage available
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Deep soaking bathtub
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • Plasma TV
  • Pay movies
  • Premium TV channels
  • IPod docking station
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free newspaper
  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls
Food and drink
  • Microwave
  • Free bottled water
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


Guests can indulge in a pampering treatment at the hotel's full-service spa. Services include massages, facials, body treatments, and manicures and pedicures. The spa is equipped with a spa tub.


Margeaux Brasserie - This brasserie specializes in French cuisine and serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Open daily.

Petit Margeaux - This cafe specializes in French cuisine. Open daily.


On Site

  • Sauna
  • Spa tub
  • Steam room
  • Fitness classes on site
  • Pilates classes on site
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site


  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Sailing nearby

Waldorf Astoria Chicago, Chicago’s small print

Also known as

  • Chicago Waldorf Astoria
  • Waldorf Astoria Chicago
  • Waldorf Astoria Hotel Chicago


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Mandatory fees

The charges below are included in the total price displayed:

  • Resort fee

Optional extras

Valet parking costs USD 70 per night with in/out privileges

Cooked-to-order breakfast is offered for an extra charge of USD 30 for adults and USD 25 for children (approximately)

Babysitting/childcare is available for an extra charge

Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 75 per pet, per stay

We have included all charges provided to us by this hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

What’s around Waldorf Astoria Chicago, Chicago


  • In Near North Side
  • John Hancock Center - 5 min walk
  • Millennium Park - 28 min walk
  • Art Institute of Chicago - 31 min walk
  • Willis Tower - 38 min walk
  • Skydeck Ledge - 38 min walk
  • Chicago Water Tower - 7 min walk
  • Tribune Tower - 15 min walk

Getting around

  • Chicago, IL (MDW-Midway Intl.) - 24 min drive
  • Chicago, IL (ORD-O'Hare Intl.) - 32 min drive
  • Millennium Station - 24 min walk
  • Chicago Van Buren Street Station - 9 min drive
  • Chicago McCormick Place Station - 11 min drive
  • Randolph-Wabash Station - 23 min walk
  • Valet parking (surcharge)
  • Free area shuttle

Recent reviews

Superb 9.2 From 263 reviews

Waldorf Astoria Chicago, Chicago
Always an amazing hotel to stay at.
Jon, us1 night trip
Waldorf Astoria Chicago, Chicago
wonderful stay
The staff is there to pamper you without accepting gratuities. The staff was amazing and the location was perfect for walking wherever you need (you will be walking since parking is nearly impossible without using valet services throughout the city) and if walking is not for you, they offer a car service for dropoffs. The beds and pillows were not as comfortable as we would have expected, but overall worth it.
Dennis, us2 night trip
Waldorf Astoria Chicago, Chicago
Amazing Christmas stay!
The hotel is beautiful and the service was amazing.
A Traveler, us3 night family trip
Waldorf Astoria Chicago, Chicago
Best Hotel in Chicago
I was born and raised in Chicago but moved to NYC after college. I now return to The Windy City every month for about 2-5 days for business. I only stay at the Waldorf. From the consistent high quality service, comfortable beds, well- maintained rooms, delicious breakfast, desireable location and all the comforts of home for the business traveler, this is the place for me! I've tried the Four Seasons and Penunsula- didn't live up to the same level for me.
A Traveler, us5 night business trip
Waldorf Astoria Chicago, Chicago
Rich, us2 night business trip

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