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The Raphael Chicago

Hotel Overview

Chicago hotels - The Raphael Chicago Small European-style charmer near the big John Hancock
  • Michigan Avenue is 1 block from this intimate hotel, which is 2 blocks from the lake and 1 block from the John Hancock Center.
  • All 172 guestrooms have striped or floral-print bedspreads and curtains, and feature in-room safes and mini fridges.
  • Guests of the Raphael have access to the fitness room and massage treatments at its companion hotel, the Tremont, 2.5 blocks away.

Property amenities

Guests of this 17-story hotel are invited to use the small cardio fitness room with sauna at The Tremont, 2.5 blocks away. Massage treatments are also offered for a fee. The Raphael offers concierge services through the front desk and nightly turndown service.

What to expect: “Shopaholics” and sightseers looking to avoid the Michigan Avenue chain hotels are drawn to this small, red-brick hotel built in the 1920s as a dormitory for nurses. A red canopy hangs over the entrance, which leads to a small, high-ceilinged lobby with wood beams, a wrought-iron chandelier, large arched windows, lots of natural light, upholstered furniture, and tables topped with fresh flowers.

Amenity highlights: Guests of the 17-story Raphael can walk 2.5 blocks to its companion property, the Tremont, for massage treatments and use of a small fitness room with a stair climber, exercise bike, treadmill, and sauna. The Raphael’s front desk staff can book restaurant tables for guests, or point the way to local shops and attractions.

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Parking (valet)
  • Use of nearby fitness center
  • Complimentary newspapers in lobby
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Number of rooms: 172
  • Wake-up calls
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Turndown service
  • Air-conditioned public areas

Rooms

This hotel has 172 guestrooms. All rooms feature arched entryways; high, beamed ceilings; striped or floral-print fabrics; and dark-wood furniture. Amenities include mini-refrigerators, bathrobes, dual-line speaker phones, and in-room safes.

  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Complimentary newspaper (M-F)
  • Desk
  • In-room safe
  • Climate control
  • Voice mail
  • Multi-line phone
  • Internet access - dial-up
  • Bathrobes
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Clock radio
  • Chicago hotels - The Raphael Chicago

    Standard room
    One king or two double beds. Arched entryway; high, beamed ceiling; dark-wood furniture. Striped or floral-print bedspread and curtains. Mini-refrigerator. Bathrobes. Dual-line speaker phone. In-room safe.

    Deluxe Suites
    One king or two double beds. Arched entryway; high, beamed ceiling; dark-wood furniture. Striped or floral-print bedspread and curtains. 785 square feet. Sitting area with couch, coffee table, and two upholstered chairs. Desk. Minibar. Mini-refrigerator. Bathrobes. Dual-line speaker phone. In-room safe.



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