This past weekend we traveled to Chicago to do some post-holiday shopping in one of the best locations in the country…Michigan Avenue. This area has over 400 retailers and more than 275 restaurants. This is a lot to take in so it was wonderful to have an amazing place to rest our heads after a long day of walking, shopping, and eating.  THE WHITEHALL HOTEL is located one half-block west of Michigan avenue and just east of Rush Street.

THE WHITEHALL HOTEL is “Chicago’s True Independent Boutique Hotel.”  The location was perfect, and the service was wonderful.  We were greeted right away by the friendly and professional staff. Check in was a quick process, and we were soon on our way to our room on the 15th floor. Be aware that the elevators are pretty small so if you have a large family/group or multiple suitcases, you may need to take more than one trip. Our room was quite spacious and had plenty of room for our luggage and purchases.The room included a mini-bar. A small warning with this system. There are sensors that automatically charge the room if you move the items…even if you don’t actually consume it. The bathroom was large and we both had plenty of space on the counter top.

THE WHITEHALL HOTEL has 24 hour security (always important in a big city), a business center, a fitness center, a lounge, and two restaurants. If you like Italian or Chinese food, be sure to take advantage of the in-house dining. The history of THE WHITEHALL HOTEL dates back to the early 1900s and the Prohibition Era. Multiple renovations through the years have modernized the hotel and made it an iconic historical hotel in Chicago. This is not a “cookie cutter” chain hotel at all. The furnishings are sophisticated and elegant yet still cozy and comfortable.

THE WHITEHALL HOTEL is perfect for anyone traveling to downtown Chicago for vacation, business, a weekend of shopping, or if you are in town for a sporting event.  I cannot wait to go back in the summer to explore the city and enjoy the accommodations of this historic hotel in the heart of Chicago.

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