Check Rates

Guests per room:

Need to book a group?

I love this hotel

Click the heart to save to your list

USA  /   Illinois  /   Chicago Hotels

Sofitel Chicago Water Tower

20 East Chestnut St - Downtown, Chicago, IL, USA
Neighborhood: Near North Side

18.5

  • Rooms : 19.0
  • Service : 19.0
  • Public Spaces : 18.5

From 86 Guest Reviews

What is this?

We select, you rate. Scores are on a 20-point scale, and they're assigned by our members who actually stayed there. If a hotel's rating falls below 16, it's gone — so your post-stay review is actually our most important quality-control tool. Thanks for that.

From $119
Check availability as rates may vary for dates. Best rate guaranteed.

Often a new city hotel has to settle for adapting an existing building, shoehorning modern interior design into a prewar skyscraper or hiding boutique flash behind an unassuming facade. Not so the Sofitel Water Tower. Architect Jean-Paul Viguier was allowed to start from scratch, and the result is striking — a dramatic bright white wedge-shaped building that looks for all the world like a giant ice breaking ship cutting its way across Chicago.

The inverted wedge shape, while arresting enough from the outside, has a delightful effect on the interiors as well — guest rooms on the underside of the wedge protrude out over the sidewalk, allowing a unique view straight down onto the street.

Of course in some chain hotels one would prefer to look out the window, rather than catch a glimpse of the tired decor and flabby furniture. Here, again, this hotel is different; Sofitel is a chain, yes, but one with respect for design — guest rooms feature Barcelona chairs by Mies van der Rohe and the hotel lobby is stocked with a small library of books about Chicago architecture and design.

Let's not forget the creature comforts — though the Sofitel Chicago Water Tower Hotel could certainly get by on good looks alone, it is a fully-functioning big-city luxury hotel, with high-speed internet, 24-hour room service, spacious bathrooms, and a convenient downtown location, just off the Magnificent Mile. Though the staff may speak with French accents, and the interiors are deeply European, there's little danger of forgetting where you are — those vast picture windows have commanding views of the city's unique architecture, if you can tear your eyes from the sidewalk below.

How to get there:

Sofitel Chicago Water Tower is located a few blocks from the Chicago Ave. station on the red "L" line and approximately a 30 minute drive from Chicago O'Hare International Airport. Please contact customerservice@tablethotels.com to arrange airport transfers.

  • Sofitel Chicago Water Tower
  • 20 East Chestnut St - Downtown
  • Chicago, IL, USA
  • Neighborhood: Near North Side

Hotel amenities and services

  • 24 hour concierge
  • 24 hour front desk
  • 24 hour gym
  • 24 hour room service
  • ATM/bank office
  • Bar
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Business center
  • Central air conditioning
  • Free wi-fi
  • Golf nearby
  • Library
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Offsite gym facilities
  • Pets allowed (charges apply)
  • Restaurant
  • Self service parking (charges apply)
  • Valet parking (charges apply)
  • Wake-up service

Other Chicago hotels