Virgin Hotels Chicago

Virgin Hotels Chicago

8.73 reviews
Ranked #78 in Chicago hotels
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203 N Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60601
1 (888) 271-2681Edit info


Fitness Center
Spa Services
Free WiFi
Internet Access
Laundry Services
Meeting Rooms
Business Center
Cribs Available
Pets Allowed
Air conditioning
Connecting Rooms

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Washington, D.C., District of Columbia, USA

I've stayed at the Virgin Hotel on a few business trips and am impressed. The location is fantastic, right on the Chicago River and easy access to the lakefront, Grant and Millennium Parks, and restaurants on the river and River North. The hotel is fairly new, and the rooms are good-sized and have a cool design. They are well appointed, good entertainment system, free and strong wireless, and nice selection in the fridge snack and drink bar. There is a rooftop bar with absolutely sick views in the middle of the skyline. There is also a full restaurant and bar on the second floor, and the ground floor has a coffee & wine bar, and another restaurant that I have tried for breakfast. Only possible downside is that is is next to a corner for the L train, but they provide ear plugs if needed (I didn't notice the trains at night), and the view of the L is pretty iconic.

Recommended for:Business TravelersFoodiesGreen TravelersArt & Design Lovers
Singapore, Singapore

Staff energy and cool design create a really fun environment at Virgin Hotels Chicago. Just one block away from the Chicago River, the hotel is in a great location and is close to six major CTA train lines, Michigan Avenue, and State Street (another major shopping destination in the Chicago Loop area). There is a small bar connected to the right side of the hotel lobby, and a Virgin Hotels restaurant connected to the left side. The menu at the latter is varied and includes dessert. There is a second bar on the second floor, which is great for meetings, a quick drink, or a more intimate dinner. In the evenings there is a DJ set up off to the side on this floor, and the “live” music creates a great atmosphere. The rooftop lounge is called Cerise, and offers a really lovely view of the Wrigley building (a Chicago architectural icon) and neighboring high-rises. There are local and international bands and DJs booked to play at Cerise almost every weekend, which makes is a very trendy nightlife destination for local and visitors alike. The spa is located in the hotel’s basement level and offers an extensive list of services—everything from manicures to facials and massages. This place really does have everything, topped off with quirky design and lots of eccentric art that give it a distinct character.

Recommended for:Luxury TravelersNightlife LoversTrendstersArt & Design Lovers
Durham, North Carolina, USA
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The very first Virgin hotel in the whole world! Sir Richard Branson's first venture into hospitality is right in the heart of the Loop. Yes, that means it can be a bit loud (right on the L line), but they very nicely give you ear plugs. The standard rooms are an interesting design; a sitting area, then the bathroom, then the sleeping area. My favorite part by far is the groovy lounge and restaurant on the second floor; great food, cool decor, the beautiful people of Chicago.

Recommended for:Business TravelersLuxury TravelersArt & Design Lovers


Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Computer station
Dining & Drinks
  • Nightclub
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Coffee shop or cafe
Fitness & Recreation
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Concierge services
  • Rooftop terrace
  • 24-hour fitness facilities
  • In-room massage available
  • Limo or Town Car service available
  • Valet parking (surcharge)
  • In-room accessibility
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
Traveling with Children
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Pets allowed (no fees)
  • Only dogs and cats are allowed
  • Service animals exempt from fees/restrictions
Services & Conveniences
  • Luggage storage
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Smoke-free property
  • Elevator/lift
  • Multilingual staff
  • Meeting rooms 9
  • Wedding services
  • Conference space
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Library
  • 24-hour business center
  • ATM/banking
  • Conference center
  • Free reception
  • Private bathroom
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Shower only
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hydromassage showerhead
  • Premium bedding
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Pillowtop mattress
  • Down comforter
  • Egyptian-cotton sheets
  • Turndown service
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
In-Room Dining
  • Minibar
  • Room service (24 hours)
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Refrigerator
Media & Technology
  • Phone
  • Free long-distance calls
  • Flat-panel TV
  • Premium TV channels
  • Digital TV service
  • Daily housekeeping
Other Room Amenities
  • Air conditioning
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Slippers
  • Bathrobes
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Desk
  • Free local calls
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)
Property Info
  • Total number of rooms - 250
  • Number of floors - 26
  • Year Built 1928
  • Express check-out
  • Express check-in
  • 24-hour check-in
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