With riverfront access just one block south of Magnificent Mile, Club Quarters Hotel Wacker at Michigan has it all: contemporary accommodations in a historic location. The hotel is within the most slender high rise in the Windy City—the Neo-Gothic Mather Tower. Guests can enjoy easy access to the adjacent Theatre District, Museum of Contemporary Art, Willis Tower and Grant Park for a relatively affordable rate. There are also some pretty slick perks, like free WiFi and complimentary snacks.
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The Club Quarters are about as modern as the Facebook headquarters. Your phone is your room key. Pretty much everything, in fact, can be done with the CQ Hotels app. Check in 24 hours before your arrival and walk straight to your room, unlocking your door from your smartphone. The app also controls your room’s TV and can send a request to hotel staff. You can also book your next stay or a TripAdvisor tour or even order a car. The app also has custom picks from the hotel for places to eat, shop and catch a show.
CQ also offers the fastest WiFi in the hospitality industry, completely free of charge. Hotel management tests and updates hardware frequently, so guests can stream video and get work done as fast as possible. When you’re done catching up on emails, your room’s smart TV is a binge watcher’s dream. Select from preloaded apps like Netflix, Spotify and YouTube or choose CQ Fit for a trainer-led workout right in your room. Or, stream your own content straight from your room.
Club Quarters Hotel Amenities
Club and Standard rooms both come with cozy sleeping spaces and an ergonomic work area. You can also upgrade to a superior room with a kitchenette or a one-room suite for roomier accommodations, multipurpose work stations and separate seating areas. Mobility Accessible Standard roms offer all the amenities with ADA accessibility. Deluxe studios are also available for extended stays reaching 30 nights or more. All rooms com with full or queen sized beds with premium bedding, free 1GB WiFi, a flat screen LCD smart TV, free PrintMe wireless printing and an MP3 Alarm Clock Radio with iPhone docking. There are also all the expected bathroom amenities like a hair dryer and a Keurig coffee makers with complimentary coffee and tea.
The hotel also has some pretty thorough snack options in the Club Living Room. Monday through Friday, find complimentary snacks along with complimentary La Colombe coffee and tea. Room service is provided by Land & Lake Kitchen, and you can enjoy Wine@5 for happy hour Monday through Thursday evenings. Or, use Seamless to have local Chicago cuisine delivered right to your hotel doorstep.
More perks include unlimited bottled water at H2O To Go stations and the CQ Fit fitness center, which has cardio machines, free weights, and a Peloton Bike. You don’t have to leave your room, however. Each room is stocked with resistance bands and yoga mats, and you can turn on a trainer-led workout on you smart TV. Plus, help yourself to extras in the CQ Guest Closets on each floor.
Club Quarters Hotel, Wacker at Michigan Location
Situated in Mather Tower, Chicago’s slimmest high rise, the Club Quarters is tucked in a riverside location on the North Loop. Steps from the Chicago Riverwalk, guests can cross the DuSable Bridge for Magnificent Mile and the nearby River North entertainment district. A few blocks southwest is the Theatre District, home to Goodman Theater, The Chicago Theater, James M. Nederlander Theatre and more. A few blocks south east, find Millennium Park, Cloud Gate and the Art Institute.
There are a lot of hotels concentrated in this beautiful waterfront location, and Club Quarters is near The River Hotel, Wyndham Grand Chicago Riverfront, Comfort Suites, and Hilton Garden Inn Chicago/North Loop. CQ is one of the more affordable options in this small radius.
Club Quarters Hotel, Wacker at Michigan –The Verdict
Club Quarters Hotel, Wacker at Michigan offers clean accommodations, a great central location and a cool historic building. If you’re handy with a smartphone, you’ll love the high-tech extras, like mobile check in and room key, smart TVs, and free lightening-speed WiFi. There are some fun perks like free snacks, but the hotel’s biggest selling point is its location. If you’re looking for artistically decorated rooms or a luxe restaurant, this isn’t the place, but it covers the basics for a fair price.