Intercontinental Chicago Hotel

505 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, United States, 60611  show map
 4 stars
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Intercontinental Chicago Hotel

Wi-Fi

Parking

USD 68 per day

Luggage storage
24-hour

Late check-in

24-hour check-in

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Restaurant buffet

Shuttle

City shuttle service

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness center

Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

Indoor heated swimming pool

Private swimming pool

Editorial review:

Intercontinental Chicago Hotel has old and new wings, a great location on the Magnificent Mile, great architecture, a tiled indoor pool, and rooms that vary from exquisite to drab. The historic wing is recommended. The service is nothing special.

Verified Reviews:

  • Sheets and towels are not high quality - Beds were incredibly comfortable - Linens were perfectly fluffed
  • Pool area is gorgeous - Staff was courteous at check-in - There was no jacuzzi - Great breakfast
  • Room was not overly spacious - Bathroom was very nice - Service was friendly
  • Pool is not to be missed - Prices in the bar were excessive - Decor in the room was immaculate
  • Room was newly redone - Bell service was great - Bed was one of the most comfortable

Overview

The unique 4-star Intercontinental Chicago Hotel offers an airy accommodation in a shopping area of Chicago. Since 1998 the hotel has been hosting guests in a 41-story original building.

The property is notable for the central setting close to exhibition centers and convention centers as well as Willis Tower, Shedd Aquarium and Fine Arts Building. Intercontinental Chicago Hotel lies within a 20-minute walk from the center of Chicago.

Gift shops, stores and a mall are also set close by.

There is LaSalle \"L\" (Blue Line) metro station not far away. The hotel is around 20 minutes' drive from Midway airport.

Rooms

This property comprises 792 rooms featuring grand premier tower king room, grand tower double room and grand premier tower double room with wireless internet, individual climate control, TV, a laptop safe and coffee/tea makers. The rooms command a breathtaking view over the lake. Room facilities include a dishwasher and a stove as well as a pillow-top mattress and foam pillows.

Eat & Drink

The small restaurant serves fine meals. Offering a variety of dishes, The Purple Pig and Billy Goat Tavern are just about 50 meters away.

All visitors are offered a full breakfast for a fee. 

Services

The on-site limousine and bicycle rentals help to explore the area.

Relax

Cribs and video games for children are provided at Intercontinental Chicago Hotel. On-site fitness amenities include fitness classes and a gym.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for additional charge.

Guest Parking

private parking is possible on site at USD 68 per day.

The hotel staff speaks English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, Chinese, Polish, Greek, Arabic, Hindi, Bahasa Indonesian, Afrikaans, Croatian, Serbian.

Number of floors:   41.  Number of rooms:   792.

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Facilities

General

  • Non-smoking property
  • Paid Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour check-in
  • 24-hour reception
  • Late check-in
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • No pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Public areas with access for disabled
  • Wheelchair access
  • 24-hour security
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Currency exchange
  • ATM/Cash machine
  • Gift/Newsstand
  • Hairdresser
  • Beauty salon
  • Exterior corridors
  • Carte blanche
  • Lobby
  • Multilingual staff
  • Smoke detectors

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center
  • Tennis court
  • Golf course

Services

  • City shuttle service
  • Paid valet parking
  • Valet parking
  • 24-hour room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Car rental
  • Bicycle rental
  • Self-service laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Limousine service
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Newspaper service
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Bar/ Lounge area

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Business services
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available
  • Babysitting/Child services
  • Video games

Leisure facilities

  • Indoor heated swimming pool
  • Private swimming pool
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Sun terrace
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Sauna
  • Reflex massage

Room view

  • City view

Room facilities

  • Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Individual air conditioning
  • Individual heating
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Living room
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Turndown service
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Sofa bed
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Shared bathroom
  • Steam shower
  • Bathtub
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Room toiletries

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Paid movies/Video
  • Voice mail
  • CD player
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-in

  • from  12 pm

Check-out

  • until  12 pm

Children and extra beds

  • One child under the age of 19 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

505 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, United States, 60611

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City Center
  • Chicago
    1.0 mi
Airports
Train Stations
  • Millenium Station
    2700 ft
  • Millennium Station
    2700 ft
Underground stations
  • LaSalle "L" Station (Blue Line)
    1.2 mi
  • Bus stop
    400 ft
Restaurants
  • The Purple Pig (cuisine: Contemporary, European)
    200 ft
  • Eno (cuisine: Eclectic)
    100 ft
Beaches
  • Ohio Street Beach
    3100 ft
  • Oak Street Beach
    4300 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  12 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Number of floors:
    41
  • Number of rooms:
    792

Rooms and availability

Intercontinental Chicago photos Room Standard Room
Standard Room
Bed type: Double beds or King-size bed
Size: 280 sq. feet
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  • Air conditioning
  • Private bathroom
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This room is decorated to appeal to any taste. It offers a sleeping zone and a modern bathroom.

Room facilities
    Intercontinental Chicago photos Room Deluxe Room
    Deluxe Room
    Bed type: Queen-size bed or King-size bed
    Size: 400 sq. feet
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    • Air conditioning
    • Private bathroom
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    This room offers an opulent, European decor including oversized baths with custom Italian marble, tub and shower.

    Room facilities
      Intercontinental Chicago photos Room Premier Historic Tower
      Premier Historic Tower
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      Spacious and light room has luxurious furnishings. It offers a practical work desk and a contemporary bathroom.

      Intercontinental Chicago photos Room Magnificent Mile Suite
      Magnificent Mile Suite
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      This airy room has a sitting area, workspace and convenient bathroom.

      Intercontinental Chicago photos Room Executive Suite
      Executive Suite
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      This modern room comprises a sleeping zone and a separate rest area. Marble bathroom has all modern conveniences.

      Intercontinental Chicago photos Room One Bedroom Suite
      One Bedroom Suite
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      Comfortable room with rich furniture has a snug bedroom and a large living room.

      How to reach hotel

      hotel Intercontinental Chicago Hotel Chicago location
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      Hotel Address:

      505 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, United States, 60611

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      City Center
      • Chicago
        1.0 mi
      Airports
      Train Stations
      • Millenium Station
        2700 ft
      • Millennium Station
        2700 ft
      Underground stations
      • LaSalle "L" Station (Blue Line)
        1.2 mi
      • Bus stop
        400 ft
      Restaurants
      • The Purple Pig (cuisine: Contemporary, European)
        200 ft
      • Eno (cuisine: Eclectic)
        100 ft
      Beaches
      • Ohio Street Beach
        3100 ft
      • Oak Street Beach
        4300 ft
      Hotel information
      • Check-in:
        from  12 pm
      • Check-out:
        until  12 pm
      • Number of floors:
        41
      • Number of rooms:
        792

      Intercontinental Chicago Location

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      What's nearby

      Places of interest

      • Chicago Tribune Tower - 400 ft
      • Wrigley Building - 700 ft
      • Time Life Building - 1000 ft
      • Marina City - 1700 ft

      Convention centers

      Shopping areas

      Amusement

      • Amf Bowl Marina City Lanes - 1400 ft

      Monuments and Landmarks

      Museums

      • Arts Club of Chicago - 700 ft
      • Terra Museum of American Art - 1000 ft
      • Chicago Artist's Coalition - 1000 ft
      • Bridgehouse and Chicago River Museum - 1000 ft

      Universities, Institutes

      • Real Estate Education CO - 400 ft
      • American College of Surgeons - 700 ft
      • Marquette University - 1700 ft
      • Career Works Inc - 1700 ft

      Business areas

      Medical care and Hospitals

      • Northwestern Memorial Hospital - 1400 ft

      Casinos

      • Par-A-Dice Riverboat Casino - 1000 ft

      Golf courses and Country clubs

      • Chicago Park District Tee Time - 1700 ft

      Public parking

      Local attractions

      • Navy Pier - 5200 ft
        600 E Grand Ave, Chicago
      • Grant Park - 5000 ft
        500 South Columbus Drive, Chicago
      • Willis Tower - 1.1 mi
        233 South Wacker Drive, Chicago
      • The Rookery - 5000 ft
        209 S. LaSalle St., Chicago
      • Monadnock Building - 5000 ft
        53 West Jackson Blvd, Chicago

      Near the hotel

      • The Magnificent Mile - 200 ft
        N Michigan Ave, Chicago
      • McCormick Freedom Project - 400 ft
        435 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago
      • Michigan Avenue Bridge - 900 ft
        Michigan Ave., Chicago
      • St. James Cathedral - 1500 ft
        65 East Huron Street, Chicago
      • Tribune Tower - 400 ft
        435 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago
      • Wrigley Building - 700 ft
        410 North Michigan Ave, Chicago
      • Richard H. Driehaus Museum - 1400 ft
        40 E. Erie St., Chicago

      Restaurants nearby

      • The Purple Pig - 200 ft

        Address: 500 North Michigan Avenue
        Phone: (312) 464-1744

        78% likes this, based on 1513 reviews
        Cuisine: Contemporary, European
        Price Range: USD 11 - USD 16

      • Billy Goat Tavern - 300 ft

        Address: 430 N Michigan Ave
        Phone: (312) 222-1525

        65% likes this, based on 447 reviews
        Cuisine: American
        Price Range: USD 3 - USD 22

      • Volare - 400 ft

        Address: 201 E Grand Ave
        Phone: 312-410-9900

        82% likes this, based on 603 reviews
        Cuisine: Italian
        Price Range: USD 0 - USD 40

      • Eno - 100 ft

        Address: 505 North Michigan Avenue

        74% likes this, based on 85 reviews
        Cuisine: Eclectic

      • Cafe Salsa - 200 ft

        Address: 520 N Michigan Ave
        Phone: 312-527-3241

        50% likes this, based on 22 reviews
        Price Range: USD 1 - USD 20

      Hotel information
      • Check-in:
        from  12 pm
      • Check-out:
        until  12 pm
      • Number of floors:
        41
      • Number of rooms:
        792
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      Intercontinental Chicago Reviews

      Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Intercontinental Chicago

      Average guest rating

      7.4out of 10
      Very good
      Based on 49 reviews

      Rating by category:

      Service
      9.0
      Location
      9.0

      Guest reviews

      • Older travelers
        9.2

        The location right at the shopping & dining center of Chicago makes the hotel perfect for tourists and weekend travelers. Breakfast at The Continental makes a good start for a busy day. I just love going back to InterContinental Hotel at 505 n Michigan for these reasons.

        Refrigerator isn't standard in every room.

      • Group of friends
        7.4

        The breakfast is very good!

        That you have to pay for the Internet connection and the TV Channels were few.

      • Group of friends
        10.0

        Excellent location, friendly service, beautiful architecture and a wonderful swimming pool.

      • Older travelers
        9.2

        airconditioning in the room was very noisy, did not allow for a restfull night

      • Group of friends
        9.6

        Had to wait to get into the room - said they would come get me in the lobby but no one did; I had to go and finally ask if my room was ready.

      • Older travelers
        7.8

        location, food, staff

        too much noise early in the morning, room make-up very late and superficial

      • Older travelers
        8.8

        The location is perfect for a Michigan Ave. City trip. Lots of excitement, people, lights, attractions near by. Helpful employees.

        A little pricey for the size of the room, although everything in that room and the lobby and surrounding areas is very good quality. Not all rooms have a good view even though you may be told you would have one.

      • Single
        7.0

        The location is excellent if you want to be near Michigan Ave shops and within walking distance of fun bars and restaurants.

        The rooms are clean and comfortable; however, quite small and could be more updated for the price you pay per night.

      • Older travelers
        10.0

        Location was excellent and for the price, it was a very, very nice hotel. I would def stay there again. We also had a wonderful view outside our window.

      • Older travelers
        7.8

        Location location !!!!

        they charge too much for parking cars !!!!!!! $55 is too much if I'm staying at the same hotel

      • Group of friends
        7.0

        The location was great and very central to everything.

        I think that for the price you are paying that the hotel should include free wifi in the room.

      • Single
        5.0

        The Main reaon I booked the hotel over any other in downtown Chicago was for their swimming pool which was closed ! I should have been notified in advance. Internet access was to expensive Room was very dated especially the bathroom which needs updating, fixtures were just about holding together. I asked for a quiet room but was put in between two interconnecting rooms ! Could hear people in other room as if they were in my room.

      • Older travelers
        9.6

        I like the elegance of an older hotel.

        Noise of bedroom fan.

      • Family with children
        7.0

        The location is great and the room size is big. Very accessible to shopping stores and restaurants.

        The internet service access is quite expensive compared to the other hotels I've been. The price being assess is double the price. Other hotels are giving their internet service for free. Also, I can smell cigarette smokes in the lobby and elevator area. I just hope they will prohibit smoking in the lobby and inside the elevator. Thank you!

      • Family with children
        6.2

        Location

        To may things were not clear locations of stuff the way dining and room service worked

      How to reach hotel

      hotel Intercontinental Chicago Hotel Chicago location
      Show big map »

      Hotel Address:

      505 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, United States, 60611

      Get directions
      City Center
      • Chicago
        1.0 mi
      Airports
      Train Stations
      • Millenium Station
        2700 ft
      • Millennium Station
        2700 ft
      Underground stations
      • LaSalle "L" Station (Blue Line)
        1.2 mi
      • Bus stop
        400 ft
      Restaurants
      • The Purple Pig (cuisine: Contemporary, European)
        200 ft
      • Eno (cuisine: Eclectic)
        100 ft
      Beaches
      • Ohio Street Beach
        3100 ft
      • Oak Street Beach
        4300 ft
      Hotel information
      • Check-in:
        from  12 pm
      • Check-out:
        until  12 pm
      • Number of floors:
        41
      • Number of rooms:
        792