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Four Seasons Chicago, Chicago, Illinois 

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120 E. Delaware Place
Chicago , Illinois
Tel: 800 819 5053 (toll-free)
Tel: 312 280 8800
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The Four Seasons looms above the toniest stretch of N. Michigan Avenue in one of the country's tallest limestone buildings. Though the stature and location are grand, this is the city's most discreet luxury hotel, with its lobby tucked up on the seventh and eighth floors. And the 343 guest rooms are even more removed—they're on floors 30 through 46. They all have sweeping views of the city, but if you're willing to pay a bit extra, you can also look over the lake. More importantly, all the rooms are undergoing a $30-million renovation that will be completed in 2009. Nearly 300 of the guest rooms are already flaunting the new look, which swaps the former English-manor, high-tea decor for a forties, French cocktail party effect. That means Cubist artwork and curving Deco lines all laid out in your choice of two palettes: a cool blend of steel and oceanic blue or a warm scheme of chocolate browns and shimmery silvers. Both schemes feature upgraded bathrooms of hand-cut Chinese marble as well as fully modernized amenities, including LCD flat-screen TVs, Wi-Fi, and iPod docking stations upon request.

From the readers of Condé Nast Traveler:
Stay at this hotel for "perfect ambience and an elegant room in the hub of the city." Steps from the lakefront in a mixed-use limestone building, the hotel impresses guests with "its glass roof and huge windows with panoramic views." Airy rooms are done in white, taupe, and blue, while updated suites mix purples and charcoal. Dine on suckling pig with fiddlehead ferns at Seasons, where "our waiter was cordial, humorous, and knowledgeable." The spa has a Roman-style pool.

(345 rooms)
—2011 Gold List
Overall Score: 91.1
  • Design: 90.0
  • Food: 86.9
  • Location: 94.8
  • Rooms: 90.4
  • Service: 93.4

Also appeared in the Gold List in 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005

Amenities: Pool, Spa

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Awesome views, Great Pool

The views of the lake are incredible and the indoor pool is an epic thing to behold. I spent an afternoon swimming here and it was virtually empty the entire time. ... more