Situated just two blocks from Millennium park, you can’t beat the location of the Silversmith Hotel. Tucked in the Chicago Loop downtown, this boutique hotel offers access to parks, museums as well as shopping on the nearby Magnificent Mile on Michigan Avenue. Contemporary design blended into a historic building creates the perfect balance in rooms boasting 12-foot ceilings and luxurious decor at home on Chicago’s jeweler’s row. There are plenty of perks, including complimentary WiFi, mini fridges in each room, lounge service in the Silversmith’s popular restaurant and 24-hour valet parking.
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Tri-state residents from Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin get a special rate, with 10-percent off the Silversmith’s lowest available rate for luxury accommodations. If you’re driving in, the hotel has 24-hour valet parking for $63 a day with unlimited in-and-out service. With the central location, it’s the perfect getaway for a weekend spent shopping, visiting the Art Institute, walking through Millennium Park or spending the afternoon on the Navy Pier.
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Looking to book a meeting while you’re in town? The Silversmith has about 4,400 square feet of modern meeting and event space, specializing in intimate corporate meetings. State-of-the-art audio visual programming is perfect for group presentations, and of course the location near the financial district doesn’t hurt. The hotel is also equipped with high-speed Wifi, a whiteboard, microphone, slide projector, overhead projector and modem lines. Custom catering can be arranged as well.
Deluxe and premium king rooms feature a desk and complimentary WiFi to make it easy to catch up on work in the room. There is also a high-tech business center that offers photocopiers and messenger services. Or, if you’re in town for a trade show, the hotel is just one mile from McCormick Place Convention Center.
Silversmith Hotel Amenities
Stylish Arts and Crafts–style rooms mix contemporary and vintage elements with soaring 12-foot ceilings. Plush bedding, in-room laptop safes, free WiFi, mini fridges and Keurig Coffee Makers are standard in each room. Room configurations include king and double as well as “Pure Wellness” rooms that have undergone an allergy friendly purification process. They are also equipped with an in-room filter to remove pollutants. All rooms are stocked with Molton Brown luxury bath amenities, bottled water and robes.
An on-site fitness center is open 24 hours if you want to squeeze in a workout on your trip. The lobby features infused water, a library, umbrellas at the the front desk and daily newspapers and magazines. The Silversmith also puts an emphasis on services, offering dry cleaning, valet parking and bell service.
On-site dining is available at the Adamus Restaurant & Lounge, which serves up craft cocktails and creative eats. Contemporary design elements are a perfect match for the new take on American cuisine. Breakfast, dinner and lounge hours mean you can stop by at any time of day and enjoy a drink and bit to eat. Plus, there’s a happy hour from 5 to 8 pm on weeknights.
Silversmith Hotel Location
The Silversmith Hotel has a pretty much unbeatable location in downtown Chicago. The building is just one block from Millennium park and the Art Institute. Cabs are readily available out front, or there is an L train station just steps from the lobby, so it’s easy to access other corners of the city as well.
If you don’t want to step into a car or subway, however, there’s certainly no need to. Sears Tower, Grant Park, Civic Opera House as well as the aforementioned Millennium Park and Art Institute are under a half mile from the hotel. Adler Planetarium, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Soldier Field, and the Museum of Science and Industry are all within walking distance as well around a mile away.
The Pittsfield Hotel Apartments and Suites, Chicago Athletic Association, Staypineapple The Loop Chicago, Hampton Inn Majestic Chicago Theater District and Palmer House a Hilton Hotel are other accommodations available within a few blocks of the Silversmith.
Silversmith Hotel –The verdict
A four-star hotel just steps from Millennium Park, it’s no surprise that The Silversmith Hotel Chicago Downtown isn’t the most affordable place to stay in town. That said, it offers a lot of value for the price. Its prime location being number one, but there’s also free WiFi, an on-site restaurant, 24-hour gym and chicly designed rooms. Take advantage of frequent promotions like tri-state, AAA and book-in-advance discounts to save even more, as this hotel is worth your while.