Cambria Chicago Magnificent Mile is a study in duality: free spirited accommodations meet refined style. The bustle of Magnificent Mile meets the tranquility of the lakeshore. Tech-savvy amenities are met with fine dining and of course, stunning views of the Chicago skyline. The vibe marries modern contemporary with bohemian chic, and there are a lot of slick extras. Take the private rooftop lounge at 52Eighty or the craft espresso served up at Barista + Bar.
Best for… Imbibers
If you need your coffee fix in the morning and your cocktail after 5, you’ve come to the right place. That’s the unique concept for the hotel’s on-site restaurant, Barista + Bar. During the day, the eatery serves up Intelligentsia coffees and fresh-baked pastries. Come the evening, it transforms into a gastropub offering small plates and Chicago-brewed beers. The layout features creative living room decor so you can enjoy a laid-back atmosphere to sip your latte and catch up on emails, or cheers a Goose island with an intimate group. Or, if brunch is your passion, Barista + Bar has a happy hour before 1pm where you can sip on $6 mimosas and bloody Marys. When on vacation, right?
Cambria Magnificent Mile Amenities
The rooms at Cambria are described as “upscale but never uptight.” What’s that mean. Rooms offer ultra-comfy custom beds, complimentary WiFi, and large windows to let in impressive city views. There are all the expected perks as well, like a private bathroom with complimentary products, coffee maker, executive desk with ergonomic chair, and a 55-inch flat screen television.
There are an array of comfortable layouts, like the roomy standard king which can easily accommodate two. For larger groups, two-queen layouts offer ample room to spread out. Or, if you’re really looking to stay in the lap of luxury, upgrade to a standard king suite for better views and a separate living area with a pull-out sofa. Even more luxurious is the St. Clair Suite, the largest room option at the hotel boasting a view of the River North Neighborhood. Of course, the hotel has accessible rooms offering a full range of accessible amenities, like a roll-in shower and ADA approved bathroom counter.
Guests can also take advantage of the on-site fitness center, cozy lounge space, and the combined cafe and gastropub, Barista + Bar. If you’re hosting an event, Cambria offers an unbeatable venue at the 52Eighty rooftop lounge. Skyline views meet top-notch catering with inventive appetizers and craft cocktails. The event can accommodate between 25 and 100 guests, so it’s an ideal spot for rooftop meetings, weddings, and parties.
Cambria Magnificent Mile Location
Cambria Chicago sits in the heart of the River North neighborhood just a few steps from the Magnificent Mile on Michigan Avenue. There’s easy access to the best downtown bars, Magnificent Mile shopping, and food. Landmarks like the Water Tower and the John Hancock building are just steps away. You can also shop until you drop at the nearby Nordstrom and Neiman Marcus, or take a walk to the Navy Pier or Millennium Park.
For food, the on-site dining is a great option, but there’s a world of choices just steps from the hotel. Local favorites include Rosebud on Rush, Les Nomades, Eataly, Aster Hall, Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ and the Purple Pig. Looking for a boozy brunch? The hotel is a quick walk to Yolk Streeterville or Beatrix Streeterville for an array of savory sweet brunch delights.
Nearby accommodations include the Hampton Inn Magnificent Mile, Hyatt Centric Magnificent Mile, and The Omni Hotel Chicago. Price wise, the Cambria is in line with nearby competitors.
Cambria Magnificent Mile: The Verdict
Situated between Lake Shore Park and Magnificent Mile, Cambria offers it all. The hotel itself oozes a trendy-hipster vibe, with a posh coffeehouse turned gastropub and swanky rooftop event venue. Price-wise, it’s the same price range as nearby competitors, so if that’s your vibe, you’ll find a lot to love here. There’s also a decked-out fitness center and suites with great views. And, the location makes it easy to access all that Chicago has to offer, with the Museum of Contemporary Art one block to the North, Navy Pier to the southeast, and all of the Magnificent Mile entertainment right at your doorstep.