Getting There: From O’Hare take the Blue Line into the city. Taxis are too slow and inefficient.
I’ve been a guest at three Waldorf Hotels including the mediocre Waldorf Dubai and the classic Waldorf Shanghai on the Bund. Besides the St. Regis New York, I have to boldly say that the second best hotel in the United States that I have stayed at is the Waldorf Astoria Chicago. The hotel is pristine, the service is impeccable, and the location is right in the middle of the action while simultaneously hidden in plain sight.
Staying at the Waldorf Chicago is more like going home, if the home happens to be an upscale apartment in the heart of a bustling metropolis. The staff treats guests like longtime residents and fellow guests feel like neighbors instead of strangers.
The courtyard entrance of the hotel provided isolation from the busy Chicago streets. It had a Park Hyatt Buenos Aires feel.
The lobby is extravagant.
I wish my NYC apartment was as nice as this hotel room.
Ferragamo soap is among my favorite for hotels making this shower experience wonderful.
The view wasn’t the greatest but at least I got to see blue sky.
It’s a shame I was only here for one night. This hotel sets the standard for quality not only in the United States but throughout the world.