The Langham Chicago

Chicago, USA

The hotel

Take your time to soak up the sights of Chicago before slipping into something more comfortable in the form of The Langham Chicago. This is an absolutely splendid option for anyone wishing to kick back in style or get out and explore, with all of the downtown 'must sees' just minutes from the impeccably designed front door. Guest rooms are plentiful and provide a perfect window on the world thanks to floor to ceiling glass accompanied by handcrafted wood furnishings and plush Blissful Beds. Further relaxation away from the city streets comes in the form of the hotel's swimming pool, fitness room and award-winning Chuan Spa which features traditional Chinese therapies alongside sensory saunas and a heavenly setting. Once you've fully rested your mind, body and soul it's time to indulge and there's no better option than Travelle for all day American dining or the Pavilion for a slightly more English affair featuring afternoon tea and cakes. If you're looking for a stylish and sophisticated setting from where to throw yourself into the shops, restaurants and attractions bordering the shoreline of Lake Michigan, then there's no finer place to get your razzle dazzle on.

Amenities

  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Laundry Service
  • Internet Access
  • Close to City Centre
  • Restaurant

Where is it

In the heart of Chicago, situated on North Wabash Avenue. A few minutes from the Loop, Magnificent Mile, Navy Pier, and Millennium and Grant Park. Transfer time from O'Hare International Airport: 30 minutes.

Hotel information

316 rooms and suites. All with air-conditioning, 55” LCD HD TV, complimentary WiFi access, tea/coffee making facilities, fully-stocked mini-bar*, deep soak tub and rainfall shower, Chuan Spa bath amenities and floor to ceiling windows with views of the city skyline and Chicago River. Deluxe Rooms are 516 sq ft and are located on the 5th–8th floors, with 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Travelle (seasonal American cuisine served for breakfast, lunch, dinner and weekend brunch). Pavilion (open for afternoon tea, cocktails and light bites). Indoor 67ft swimming pool. Chuan Spa*. Fitness centre. 24-hour room service*. Kids' Suite with board games, electric guitar and whiteboard. Cinema Suite with 111" screen. Concierge. Laundry/dry cleaning service*. Complimentary WiFi.

*Denotes local charge.

Please note: one person must be aged 21 years and over in each room at check-in.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great Location - Wonderful Suite

Jun 20, 2020 The_Loup_Garou Phoenix, Arizona

Great Location - Wonderful Suite A few months before, we were to stay at The Langham, 330 N Wabash Ave, Chicago, and overlooking the Chicago River, but meeting plans changed, much to our disappointment. Then, in September, we were able to stay there, and had a most wonderful experience. We arrived in the semi-circular drive, and entered the… Read more
Great Location - Wonderful Suite A few months before, we were to stay at The Langham, 330 N Wabash Ave, Chicago, and overlooking the Chicago River, but meeting plans changed, much to our disappointment. Then, in September, we were able to stay there, and had a most wonderful experience. We arrived in the semi-circular drive, and entered the lower lobby, to be directed to a bank of elevators, to do our check-in in the Concierge Lounge. There, we were warmly greeted, and shown to our room, Suite 836, looking down onto the River, and across to the skyline on the South Bank. Lovely! Suite 836 is shaped a bit like the letter F, on its side- and greatly extended. There is a small entrance area, with a half-bath to the side, and then a very large living room area, with floor-to-ceiling windows for almost the entire length. Then, in the middle, a hallway, past a wet bar, to a large bedroom and bathroom. The living room had three seating areas, plus a medium-sized table and 4 chairs. It had a desk at the far end, and a sofa w/ coffee table, in front of a large, flat-screen TV. Plenty of room to seat about 8-10 people. At the end, near the desk, there was a cabinet with Nespresso Coffee Maker, a coffee caddy, then a min-fridge, stocked with various beverages, plus several wines, and snacks, elsewhere in the cabinet. One drawer had nice wine glasses: Champagne/bubbles, red and white. On the way to the bedroom and full bath, the mini-bar had a small sink. This suite would be great for entertaining. There were windows along the south-facing side, overlooking the Chicago River, and then a large window at the end, looking out to the Marina Towers, on the River. The Wabash Ave (Irv Kupcinet) and State St (Bataan-Corregidor Memorial) Bridges, are below the main wall of windows, as is much of the Chicago skyline, south of the River, in the loop. The Londonhouse Building, is almost directly across the way, and one has a view of much of the Chicago River, only 8 floors below. The bedroom had a comfortable king bed, another desk/make-up station, with illuminated, magnifying mirror, and a lounger by the window, plus a bench at the foot of the bed. There was also a large, flat-screen TV, across from the foot of the bed. The bathroom was just past a large closet, with built-in drawers for storage. Though this trip was fairly short, and we did not have that many clothes, we often travel for a few weeks at a time, with lots of business clothing, and this closet would hold it all. In the closet, there was an iron, and ironing board, plus the safe. The closet also had a hanging tie rack, a shoehorn and a clothing brush. There was a second closet, just inside the entryway, off of the living room. The bathroom, just beyond was done in marble, with dual sinks, a walk-in shower, and a soaking tub, with a spray nozzle. There was both a toilet and a bidet. Everywhere I looked, there were bath amenity kits - the half-bath at the entrance, the sinks, the shower and the soaking tub, and all were Chuan Spa brand, based on the principles of traditional Chinese Medicine. Besides the bath amenities, there was a leather case, with many more useful items, as well. One feature, which I seldom see in the USA, was a heated towel rack. There was a lighted shelf, below the vanity with the sinks, with plenty of storage space, and for extra towels and cosmetics. There was a hair dryer, hanging in a bag, near the shower. We had two plush robes, with one in the closet, and the other hanging in the bathroom. The glass-doored walk-in shower had a rainfall shower head, plus a hand-held wand. The lighting in the bathroom was excellent, which is a pet peeve of mine, and was controlled for many levels, from night-light, to full bright. Throughout the entire suite, nearly everything was controlled by panels of buttons, all well-marked, plus several dimmers, for various lights. The lighting was excellent, in each room, with large, recessed ceilings, with soffit lightings, and then chandeliers. The lamps were well-placed, and many with dimmers. The drapes, and their shears were all controlled by those panels, scattered all over the suite. We had two thermostats: bedroom and living room, and both functioned perfectly. There were three telephones: bedroom, living room, and bathroom. Both TV’s had input panels, which are nice if one has a presentation, that they would like to see/edit, on a much larger screen, than on their laptop - a great feature for business travelers. The Bose sound system in the bedroom, also had BlueTooth connectivity, and instructions on the connections. I saw many AC and USB outlets, and most were near flat surfaces, so charging devices was easy. I did not notice Ethernet, but probably missed it. The hotel has high-speed Internet, but I relied upon my MiFi hotspot, so cannot comment on speed, or stability. Suite 836 was extremely quite, both from outside noise, and from within the hotel - I cannot remember a quieter city hotel, but then the thermopane windows probably had something to do with that. Now, The Langham was designed as the IBM building, by world renowned architect, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, who is known for developing the “modern skyscraper.” It opened as a hotel, completely being redone, for a corporate office building, in 2013. The fit and finish was excellent. Our suite had lots of bright white laminate panels, interspersed with warm woods, and a warm, off-white wall, here and there. Much of the furniture was also done in a bright white laminate. All fixtures were lovely, and of high quality. Even the plumbing under the two bathroom sinks was completely finished, with stainless steel piping. The furniture was all comfortable, attractive and of very high quality - attention to fit, finish and form was evident everywhere. There is artwork everywhere in the hotel, and it’s worth it to explore, as works by Jaume Plensa, who designed Millennium Park’s Crown Fountain, and Anish Kapoor, who designed Millennium Park’s Cloud Gate (The Bean). Look up, from the floor of the lower lobby, or at the ceiling in the bar - actually, just look everywhere. During our stay, we dined on-property at Travelle, and I spent a bit of time in its bar one afternoon. We also spent time in the lovely Club Lounge, which is as nice a hotel lounge, as I have ever encountered, with lots of diverse seating - for individuals, for small and large groups, at counters, tables, and even in loungers in a little room, tucked off to the side. There was an array of food and beverage options (not quite so wide a range, as at a few other luxury hotel lounges, but still quite good). The Club Lounge also has a small business center, for printing boarding passes, and the like - or the Concierge will handle that for you. We loved the location, as it is convenient to so very much - The Magnificent Mile, The Chicago Riverwalk, The Loop, South Michigan Ave, but it is a block, or two away, from much heavier traffic. During this stay, I easily walked to several restaurants and bars. Because of the size, and the scope of this suite, it is difficult to describe it fully, and even though I will upload photos of every aspect of it, I doubt that I can do it justice. We stay in luxury hotels, around the world, and in some fabulous suites, and this one definitely made our “Top 20.” With an excellent room, and a wonderful, friendly and helpful staff, our stay could not have been better. Looking back, I cannot think of any issue, or things, which I would want changed. We will be returning, and hopefully soon, as my wife’s corporate office has completed its move to Chicago. 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May 10, 2020 Cello19 Berlin, Germany

Stayed here for two nights after a wedding and a before a flight back to Europe, and everything from the friendly, unpretentious staff at check-in (who gave me great restaurant recommendations for the area and even a voucher) to the amenities, decor, and room service was delightful. I was especially impressed by the room itself which was airy,… Read more
Stayed here for two nights after a wedding and a before a flight back to Europe, and everything from the friendly, unpretentious staff at check-in (who gave me great restaurant recommendations for the area and even a voucher) to the amenities, decor, and room service was delightful. I was especially impressed by the room itself which was airy, spacious, and perfectly appointed. This was definitely the best hotel I've stayed in in the US, whose city hotels, even the really good ones (e.g., the now-closed Mandarin Oriental San Francisco), have always felt lacking in comparison to their Asian and European counterparts. The Langham lacked nothing, and I was very impressed at the way it combined a sleek, luxurious atmosphere with American friendliness and relaxation. As soon as you arrive you feel ensconced and well-taken-care-of. I would definitely stay here again. Read less
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Mar 20, 2020 Britanic49 London

I have stayed in at the Langham Chicago twice before. The product is stunning and the level of cleanliness in the guest rooms is always very high. This last stay was during the tough beginning of restrictions around the virus. The hotel handled it very well and I had multiple requests due to continuous flight changes due to cancelleations. All… Read more
I have stayed in at the Langham Chicago twice before. The product is stunning and the level of cleanliness in the guest rooms is always very high. This last stay was during the tough beginning of restrictions around the virus. The hotel handled it very well and I had multiple requests due to continuous flight changes due to cancelleations. All dealt with very efficiently. Special thanks to Gloria, Kat, David and Thomas in the Front Office for all their hard work in and support. Read less
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Mar 11, 2020 Caribchakita Dennis, Massachusetts

Yelp Write a Review Ann P. The Langham, Chicago Read our review guidelines Woohoo! As good as it gets! All changes saved Let me preface by sharing, I was in the travel industry 87-2018. I have experienced some of the world's best hotels including Jumby Bay, Cotton House, The Browns, Viceroy Anguilla. Halkin in London to name a few. The… Read more
Yelp Write a Review Ann P. The Langham, Chicago Read our review guidelines Woohoo! As good as it gets! All changes saved Let me preface by sharing, I was in the travel industry 87-2018. I have experienced some of the world's best hotels including Jumby Bay, Cotton House, The Browns, Viceroy Anguilla. Halkin in London to name a few. The Langham Chicago was flawless, completely. From reservation to check out, we were treated like celebrities. The vibe is caring but unpretentious. Service is subtle but efficient and completely attentive. Our room was a haven for rest and respite. We never heard a peep from neighbors. Attention to every details is considered from the slippers at bed time turn down. Breakfast was a sublime experience. Healthy choices with a focus on flavor, prevail. The Masala chai was a lovely way to start the day. I wish I knew the name of our server. He was attentive and so welcoming. Portions are massive so sharing is recommended. Coffee at the self serve bar was not very good, skip that one. Oh and the bar service at Travelle was incredible. Cocktails and wines were divine. Service is flawless. Hats off to Miranda who cared for us for 4 days. The concierge service was the most professional and attentive I have ever experienced. I cannot wait to return, The Langham Chicago is one of a kind. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Our best hotel stay ever.

Mar 10, 2020 LeviLytt Fort Worth, Texas

We love, love, love the Langham Chicago. My wife and I stayed here to celebrate my birthday a few days early. It was my first trip to Chicago and the Langham’s perfect location in River North and its proximity to the red and blue line trains allowed us to do so much around town in our 3 days. Our room faced the river on the 12th floor and the… Read more
We love, love, love the Langham Chicago. My wife and I stayed here to celebrate my birthday a few days early. It was my first trip to Chicago and the Langham’s perfect location in River North and its proximity to the red and blue line trains allowed us to do so much around town in our 3 days. Our room faced the river on the 12th floor and the attention to detail throughout the room made me wish I lived there. I’ve stayed in other luxury hotels and this was my best experience yet. From the friendly and accommodating staff to the beautiful design of the hotel, there is no where else I would consider staying in the future. Read less