Alongside the Chicago River in North Loop, Hampton Inn Chicago N Loop/Michigan Ave offers LEED-certified accommodations just two blocks west of Millennium Park. The hotel is tucked within a nearly 100-year-old structure, the Art Deco Chicago Motor Club building. Updated with today’s modern amenities, the hotel also comes with all of the standard Hampton perks, including a free hot breakfast buffet or On the Run Breakfast Bag and free WiFi. There is also a 24-hour fitness center and 24-hour Suite Shop for snacks, beverages and necessities. Or, enjoy a drink in the hotel lobby conveniently tucked downtown near the Magnificent Mile.
Hampton Inn Chicago Downtown –Best for…
If you’re going to be in the Windy City for work, nothing beats the convenience of the Hampton. This N Loop location is near pretty much everything in downtown Chi-town, and the hotel has thorough amenities for corporate travelers. If you need to catch up on work in the evenings, your room is equipped with an ergonomic work desk and chair as well as a lap desk so you can reply to emails from bed. Plus, WiFi is free. For busy mornings, grab a coffee and hot breakfast to go, all complimentary on weekdays.
There’s even a 24-hour business center with professional services like A/V equipment rentals, complimentary printing services, a fax, meeting rooms and photocopying. If you’re in town for a conference, the hotel is four miles from the McCormick Place Convention Center. Or, if you’re the one hosting, the Hampton has an abundance of meeting rooms, with the largest spanning 624 square feet.
Hampton Inn Chicago Downtown Amenities
The Hampton Inn Chicago was carefully restored to keep the Chicago Motor Club’s Art Deco architecture in tact. For example, air conditioning units on the roof of the hotel feature a low profile that doesn’t compete with the building. The lobby was also decorated to pay homage to the original tenants, and each guest room features a ductless Art Cool mirror unit that complements the Art Deco decor.
Standard guest rooms feature comfy Hampton beds, LDC flat-screen TVs with a free in-room movie channel, irons and a coffee maker. There’s also free WiFi, a complimentary hot breakfast, and free coffee and tea in the lobby 24 hours a day. There’s also a 24-hour front desk message and fax service. Plus, accommodations come with the Hampton guarantee—which means if you aren’t 100-percent satisfied, they’ll refund your stay. The N Loop location also has an array of accessible rooms, which offer all of the standard guest room amenities but with more space. Layouts include king, king with sofa bed, one queen and two doubles. To really make the most of your stay, opt for a room with a river view.
The Hampton truly runs around the clock. The business center, Pavilion Pantry Market, and fitness center all operate 24/7. The hotel will also provide cribs and high chairs for families, and baggage storage if you want to do more exploring after you check out. There is a complimentary beverage and breakfast area, as well as Jack’s Place—the lobby bar. We recommend the signature “Giggle Water.”
Hampton Inn Chicago Downtown Location
At the top of the loop on Michigan Avenue, the Hampton Downtown is in prime Chicago Real Estate. It is steps from The Chicago Theatre, Prudential Plaza, and of course, the Chicago River. Take DuSable Bridge across the way for more entertainment, as well as Miracle Mile SHopping. The Clark/Lake El station is just a few blocks west to access other parts of the city.
The Art Institute, Chicago Children’s Museum, City Center, Millennium Park, Grant Park, National Radio Hall of Fame, and Navy Pier are all within about a mile of the Hampton. For a quick bite, Catch 35, Elephant & Castle, McCormick & Schmick’s, and Sweetwater Tavern and Grille are all nearby.
Nearby accommodations include theWit Chicago, Staypineapple, LondonHouse Chicago, and Swissotel. The Hampton Inn Chicago Downtown/N Loop/Michigan Ave falls in the median price range.
Hampton Inn Chicago Downtown –The Verdict
A three-star hotel, the Hampton Inn Chicago Downtown N Loop/Michigan Avenue doesn’t have the bells and whistles of boutique accommodations—like an on-site spa or rooftop bar. Still, it offers a lot of freebies for the price and has an unbeatable location on the Chicago River. Plus, it was built to pay mind to the historic Chicago Motor Club building while keeping the Art Deco integrity top of mind. Plus, there’s a free breakfast, complimentary WiFi and tons of business amenities, so it’s ideal for both corporate travelers and families.