The Gwen, A Luxury Collection Hotel, Michigan Avenue Chicago

ex. Conrad Chicago

521 North Rush Street, Chicago, IL, United States, 60611show map
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Overview

Situated about 15 minutes' walk from The Art Institute of Chicago, Gwen, A Luxury Collection Hotel, Michigan Avenue Chicago is a 17-story hotel in an entertainment area of Chicago offering non-smoking rooms with a contemporary décor. The Gwen, A Luxury Collection Hotel, Michigan Avenue Chicago was fully renovated in 2006 and decorated in a historic style. Overlooking the city, the grand hotel offers cots, high chairs and a kids' club for children.

It lies directly beside Water Tower Chicago and a bus stop, just a short walk from a theatre and a tower. 15 minutes' walk away there is Oak Street .

The hotel is within easy reach of stores and a mall.

A 10-minute walk from Millennium train station.

Rooms

An in-room safe, a fridge and armchairs in the rooms are featured at the property. Most of the rooms overlook Lake Michigan enticing guests to enjoy a magnificent view. The rooms are fitted with marble bathrooms.

Eat & Drink

Residents can have breakfast in the lobby. American meals can be enjoyed in Upstairs at The Gwen restaurant. The café bar serves guests with signature drinks. A large variety of dishes is served in The Purple Pig and Joe's Seafood, which are 5 minutes’ stroll away.

All visitors are offered a full breakfast for a fee. 

Relax

This hotel features a sundeck, a shared lounge and a golf course, and also a kiosk, a hairdresser and a cloakroom. Active travelers will appreciate a gym area and a fitness centre available on site.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Private parking is possible on site at USD 71 per day.

Year renovated:   2006.  Number of floors:   17.  Number of rooms:   311.

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Facilities
Wi-Fi
Parking

USD 71 per day

Luggage storage
24-hour services

Late check-in/ -out

24-hour reception

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Poolside snack bar

Coffee/Tea in lobby

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness centre

Spa and relaxation

Massage

Spa centre

Laundry

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness centre
  • Tennis court
  • Golf course
  • Racquetball

Services

  • Room service
  • Car rental
  • Bicycle rental
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Wedding services
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Shoe shine service
  • Newspaper service
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining

  • In-room breakfast
  • Restaurant with air conditioning
  • Poolside snack bar
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby

Business

  • Business centre
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Business services
  • Projector
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children

  • Cots
  • High chairs
  • Paid babysitting/ Child services
  • Kids club

Spa & Leisure

  • Beach umbrellas
  • Sun loungers
  • Entertainment
  • Sun terrace
  • Garden area
  • Spa centre
  • Massage

Room view

  • City view
  • Lake view

Room features

  • Air conditioning
  • Individual heating
  • In-room safe
  • Living room
  • Sitting area
  • Terrace
  • Wardrobe
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Turndown service
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Free toiletries

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Paid films
  • Free local telephone calls
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor
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Good to know
Check-infrom 15:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 11 amFREE
Children & extra bedsThere are no extra beds provided in a room. 
PetsPets are allowed on request.
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Rooms and availability

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Location
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
Arts and Business CouncilArts and Business Council2000 ft
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Illinois Alliance For Arts EDIllinois Alliance For Arts ED2000 ft
Hellenic Museum and Cultural CtrHellenic Museum and Cultural Ctr2300 ft
Cinema ChicagoCinema Chicago2700 ft
Career Academy IncCareer Academy Inc2000 ft
Career Works IncCareer Works Inc2000 ft
Harold Washington LibraryHarold Washington Library2000 ft
Family Golf CtrFamily Golf Ctr2300 ft
Wrigley BuildingWrigley Building500 ft410 North Michigan Ave
Marina CityMarina City1500 ft300 N. State St.
Water Tower Place Water Tower Place 2500 ft835 N Michigan Ave
Michigan AvenueMichigan Avenue3400 ft Chicago, IL 60656 ‎
Oak Street BeachOak Street Beach4300 ft1000 North Lake Shore Drive, Chicago
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The Purple PigThe Purple Pig400 ft500 North Michigan Avenue
Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone CrabJoe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab300 ft60 E Grand Ave
Michael Jordan's steakhouseMichael Jordan's steakhouse200 ft505 N. Michigan Avenue
The Terrace Rooftop BarThe Terrace Rooftop Bar200 ft521 N Rush St
Grand Lux CafeGrand Lux Cafe600 ft600 N Michigan Ave
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Art Institute of ChicagoArt Institute of Chicago4000 ft
Museums in the ParkMuseums in the Park4000 ft
Art Resources and TeachingArt Resources and Teaching4600 ft
Institute For the Intl EdctnInstitute For the Intl Edctn3700 ft
North Central Assn of CollegesNorth Central Assn of Colleges3700 ft
University of Illinois UrbanaUniversity of Illinois Urbana4000 ft
Medical Careers Institute IncMedical Careers Institute Inc4000 ft
National Louis UniversityNational Louis University4000 ft
Career Colleges of ChicagoCareer Colleges of Chicago4300 ft
Chicago Board of Trade BuildingChicago Board of Trade Building5200 ft141 W Jackson Blvd La Salle Street
Wrigley FieldWrigley Field4.2 mi1060 W Addison
Guaranteed Rate Field Guaranteed Rate Field 4.3 mi333 W 35th St
The Mercury TheaterThe Mercury Theater4.5 mi3745 North Southport Avenue, Chicago
Garfield Park Conservatory Garfield Park Conservatory 4.8 mi300 N Central Park Ave
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Getting around
Airports
Midway (MDW)9.8 mi
Train
Millenium Station3000 ft
Millennium Station3000 ft
Underground
LaSalle "L" Station (Blue Line)1.2 mi
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Reviews
8.8
SuperbBased on  81  reviews

Rating by category:

9.3
Rooms
9.1
Service
9.9
Location
  • 9.2
    Superb

    Spacious, clean room

    1) Can't make a cup of of coffee in the room 2) Breakfast is a bit expensive 3) house keeping kept bothering me for few hours before I checked out. They need to learn to bug the guest until he/she leaves the room

  • 9.2
    Superb

    Proximity to the river and the Magnificent Mile.

    The only negative was that I was travelling with my brother and his girlfriend and they had a great room on the 15th floor and I was on the 9th floor. Being on the same floor would have been nice.

  • 9.2
    Superb

    The night manager Ron was terrific. I had booked thru Booked.net and I booked s king bed room. I then requested Booked.net to modify and get a double bed deluxe room. Booked.net charged me extra only to find out when I arrived that it was not requested. I was deceived by Booked.net because they charged me extra but when I arrived, the hotel was giving me a king bed. Ron, the night manager found a way to give me the room that I wanted.

  • 10.0
    Exclusive

    The proximity to the Magnificent Mile and the marathon course!

    Concierge desk is not immediately visible, we booked for the restaurant (Michael Jordan) at the Nordstrom concierge desk!

  • 10.0
    Exclusive

    Location was excellent - access to restaurants, shopping, parks, museums. Concierge(s) were excellent.

    Not crazy about toilet being in a separate room (felt like we were in a closet)

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    Great location for downtown Chicago and Magnificent Mile; comfortable and clean room

  • 9.6
    Exclusive

    Great location, friendly staff, very nice rooms, comfortable bed

  • 8.8
    Superb

    Clean. Comfortable bed. Big TV with Bose sound system. Bathroom seperated from the sleeping area by the closet.

    No pool. Breakfast not included.

  • 10.0
    Exclusive

    We decided for the Conrad among many options in Chicago and we nailed it! We loved our room size and quality of it. Bed confort and the bathroom too The hotel terrace bar also nice and prices in general are very good for a city like Chicago. Very convenient located, close to shops and many restaurants.

  • 7.0
    Very good

    Loved the stay.located in the centre so close to most of the locations.would have prefered a room facing the other side.Breakfast was really good.

    Complimentary Breakfast would have been a good deal.

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    Very helpful staff especially as pertained to the room and were quick to assist. Also the little extras like shoe polishing, a 24hr gym and complimentary morning coffee (especially for very early conference go- ers). Location is excellent.

    The dining options at the hotel are limited and for tired travellers, having a good on-site restaurant or cafe would be ideal.

  • 9.2
    Superb

    Location was excellent, right on magnificient mile; however, the main door of hotel is a bit misleading as it lays on the back street; hotel staff were very accommodating and prompt. Rooms are clean and bed is comfortable.

    The rate was a bit expensive especially after adding the city tax and room tax and all other taxes.

  • 9.6
    Exclusive

    Fantastic location and amazing service from staff. Right next to Big shopping mall and very close to the Magnificent Mile. I would definitely stay there again! Very family friendly too!

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    We liked the location of the hotel and the warm and friendly greeting we got upon arrival,as well as the guidance and assistance.

    The fact that there was no tea and coffee making supplies within the room! And the fact that it was not made known that the roof top restaurant was not operating.

  • 7.0
    Very good

    Wonderful location, very convenient for shopping and dining. Clean and large rooms, excellent matresses.

    Telephones and safe were not working properly upon arrival. A bulb was burned. Signs of bad upkeeping in the rooms. Our jeans were shrunk beyond repair by the cleaning service.

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Good to know
Check-infrom 15:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 11 amFREE
Children & extra bedsThere are no extra beds provided in a room. 
PetsPets are allowed on request.
Cancellation
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Getting around
Airports
Midway (MDW)9.8 mi
Train
Millenium Station3000 ft
Millennium Station3000 ft
Underground
LaSalle "L" Station (Blue Line)1.2 mi
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