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InterContinental Chicago

Hotel Overview

Chicago hotels - InterContinental Chicago History, service, and style on the Magnificent Mile
  • This circa-1929 hotel at the south end of Michigan Avenue / Magnificent Mile shopping is 1/2 mile from the Loop business and theater districts.
  • Guestrooms in the historic tower have traditional, honey-toned furniture. Rooms in the newer building have a contemporary look.
  • Originally a luxury men's club, this fully renovated 807-room hotel displays architecture so exotic, it offers guided tours.

Property amenities

Completely renovated in a huge, years-long restoration and expansion project, the InterContinental Chicago offers a full-service restaurant and lounge, a large fitness center (for which there is a fee), a spa, a beautiful Olympic-sized indoor pool (free to guests), and 24-hour room service. The executive business center provides unusual extras such as offset print production, custom gift-wrapping, and design services.

What to expect: The lobby's mosaic marble-and-onyx flooring, domed ceiling, and plush chairs create a welcoming entrance. Business travelers appreciate the easy half-mile trip to the Loop, and the hotel's many event spaces and ballrooms are popular for functions of all kinds. Couples and vacationers from around the world enjoy nearby Michigan Avenue / Magnificent Mile shopping and all the amenities offered by this showplace hotel.

Amenity highlights: The fitness center sprawls over three levels and includes weight and cardio rooms, locker rooms, tanning booths, and a sauna. The 25-meter pool area, beautifully restored, resembles a Moorish fantasy with its ornate ceiling, majolica tiles, and towering windows.

Insider tip: Chicago’s free trolley system has several stops approximately 1 block from the hotel, with convenient transport to prime destinations such as the Navy Pier, Water Tower Place, and the Loop.

  • Swimming pool - indoor
  • Fitness equipment
  • Business center
  • Spa or sauna
  • Spa tub
  • Gift shops or newsstand
  • Safe-deposit box - front desk
  • Parking (surcharge)
  • Currency exchange
  • Concierge services
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Room service (24 hours)
  • Tour assistance
  • Air-conditioned public areas
  • Audio-visual equipment
  • Babysitting or child care
  • ATM/banking
  • Banquet facilities
  • Bar/lounge
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Catering
  • Cell phone rental
  • Supervised child care/activities
  • Complimentary newspapers in lobby
  • Computer rental
  • Conference room(s)
  • Cribs available
  • Doorman/doorwoman
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Express check-in/check-out
  • Fax machine
  • Internet access in public areas - surcharge
  • Limo or Town Car service available
  • Maid service daily
  • Medical assistance available
  • Multilingual staff
  • Nightclub
  • Photocopy machines
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Restaurant(s) in hotel
  • Rollaway beds
  • Secretarial services
  • Security guard
  • Shoe shine
  • Suitable for children
  • Translation services
  • Turndown service
  • Number of rooms: 807
  • Parking (valet)
  • Wake-up calls
  • Wheelchair accessible


This hotel offers 807 guestrooms in either the Main building or the Historic Tower. Main building room decor includes lively color schemes set off by bronze bedspreads with a hint of shimmer. Historic Tower rooms each have a slightly different layout. Antique motif includes rich wood tones, traditional tan, navy and gold hues; flowing draperies.

  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Pay movies
  • Video-game console
  • Desk
  • Minibar
  • Multi-line phone
  • Voice mail
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Air conditioning
  • AM/FM radio
  • In-room safe
  • Housekeeping
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Bottled water in room (complimentary)
  • Climate control
  • Complimentary newspaper
  • Designer toiletries
  • Extra towels, linens, bedding
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Internet access - dial-up
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Premium bedding
  • Private bathroom
  • Smoking rooms
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Window opens
  • Chicago hotels - InterContinental Chicago

    Historic Tower Room
    One king bed or two double beds. Views of the Magnificent Mile. Marble bathrooms with separate tubs and showers; terrycloth robes and slippers. Armchair with ottoman. Data port hookup.

    Main Building Room
    One king bed or two double beds. Velvet window seat or two oversized chairs. Marble bathrooms with separate tubs and showers; terrycloth robes and slippers. Data port hookup.

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