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The Whitehall Hotel

4 stars
105 E. Delaware Place, Chicago, IL 60611
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.8
out of 5
1,194 reviews
Updated and charming

Love The Whitehall, one of the great Chicago hotels. The staff was amazing, thank you!! See full review

  • Kim L.S.
  • Aug 26, 2014
birthday getaway

Stayed here for one night on a Wednesday. The room was really nice. The lounge and bar area was... See full review

  • Lebowski666
  • Jul 11, 2014
The independently-owned Whitehall Hotel is Chicago's answer to the quirky boutique hotel, with a prestigious list of past guests that includes Katharine Hepburn and Mick Jagger. The Whitehall has been around since the 1920s, and maintains a combination of European-inspired charm and warm Midwestern hospitality, from the plush upholstered lounge-seating to the dark wood paneling and sparkling chandeliers. Feast on steamed dumplings and other Asian bites at Mei's Corner, or drink in the same seats that the Beatles once graced in the Whitehall Lounge. Free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel (fees may apply) brings you back into the 21st century, though personal services like the overnight shoeshine retain that vintage feel.
Key facts
  • 22 guestrooms
  • 3 restaurants: Whitehall Place Lounge, Mei's Corner, Fornetto Mei
  • Fitness center
  • Valet parking
  • Shoe-shine service
  • Business center
  • Event space for up to 100 guests
  • Pets allowed (under 20 pounds, and subject to possible fees)
  • Handicapped rooms available
  • Free Wi-Fi throughout
Neighborhood
Right on Chicago's Gold Coast and with handy access to nearby Michigan Avenue, or 'The Magnificent Mile', stay at the Whitehall Chicago and you'll find yourself within walking distance of first-class eateries, movie theaters, colorful clothing stores like Lulu's on the Avenue, and all the pulsing nightlife of Rush Street. Guests in the mood for a moonlit stroll can access Oak Street Beach, only steps away from the Whitehall's front door.
Hints and tips
Business groups might find the Delaware suite useful, because it features exclusive living and dining areas for up to six guests.

If you want to explore the local streets without wearing yourself out too early, take the no. 66 bus to Navy Pier for more theaters and stores, as well as access to the Lakeside trail alongside N. Lake Shore Drive.

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

The Whitehall Hotel Rooms

Run of House 2
This room offers two double queen bed with cable TV, air conditioning, in room safe, hair dryer, iron and ironing board.
Standard Room
This room offers one queen bed with cable TV, air conditioning, in room safe, hair dryer, iron and ironing board.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Non Smoking
General
Non Smoking
Pet friendly
Activities
Fitness Center
Dining
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Business center
Conference facilities
Internet
WiFi
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

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Hotel Map

41.899 -87.6257
Area served
Chicago.
Nearby airports
Chicago O'Hare International Airport, Chicago Midway Airport.
Area description
The Whitehall hotel has proximity to North Michigan Avenue shopping, John Hancock Center, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sears Tower and Skydeck, Lincoln Park Zoo and Wrigley Field.

Nearby points of interest

  • Water Tower: 0.1 mi
  • John Hancock Center: 0.1 mi
  • Drury Lane Theatre: 0.2 mi
  • Seneca Park: 0.2 mi
  • Holy Name Cathedral: 0.2 mi
  • Washington Square Park: 0.3 mi
  • Museum of Contemporary Art: 0.3 mi
  • Oak Street Beach: 0.3 mi
  • Terra Museum of American Art: 0.3 mi
  • Michigan Avenue: 0.3 mi
  • Lake Shore Park: 0.4 mi
  • Chicago Historical Society: 0.4 mi
  • Chicago - Mag Mile - Wacker Dr: 0.4 mi
  • North Michigan Avenue: 0.5 mi
  • Tribune Tower: 0.6 mi
  • Water Tower: 0.1 mi
  • John Hancock Center: 0.1 mi
  • Drury Lane Theatre: 0.2 mi
  • Seneca Park: 0.2 mi
  • Holy Name Cathedral: 0.2 mi
  • Washington Square Park: 0.3 mi
  • Museum of Contemporary Art: 0.3 mi
  • Oak Street Beach: 0.3 mi
  • Terra Museum of American Art: 0.3 mi
  • Michigan Avenue: 0.3 mi
  • Lake Shore Park: 0.4 mi
  • Chicago Historical Society: 0.4 mi
  • Chicago - Mag Mile - Wacker Dr: 0.4 mi
  • North Michigan Avenue: 0.5 mi
  • Tribune Tower: 0.6 mi
  • Wrigley Building: 0.6 mi
  • Museum of Broadcast Communications: 0.7 mi
  • Marina City: 0.8 mi
  • Lake Point Tower: 0.9 mi
  • Merchandise Mart: 0.9 mi
  • Harold Washington College: 0.9 mi
  • History Museum: 0.9 mi
  • Prudential Plaza: 0.9 mi
  • Chicago Theater: 0.9 mi
  • Goodman Theatre: 1 mi
  • Oriental Theatre: 1 mi
  • Children Museum: 1 mi
  • Chicago Cultural Center: 1 mi
  • Harris Theater: 1 mi
  • Macys: 1.1 mi
  • City Hall: 1.1 mi
  • Cadillac Palace Theatre: 1.1 mi
  • Navy Pier: 1.1 mi
  • Pritzker Pavilion: 1.1 mi
  • Shubert Theatre: 1.1 mi
  • Cloud Gate: 1.1 mi
  • State Street: 1.2 mi
  • Kendall College: 1.2 mi
  • Crown Fountain: 1.2 mi
  • Bank of America Theatre: 1.3 mi
  • North Avenue Beach: 1.3 mi
  • Opera House: 1.3 mi
  • Yacht Club: 1.3 mi
  • Art Institute of Chicago: 1.3 mi
  • Chicago Mercantile Exchange: 1.4 mi

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1500
Check-out:
1200

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (1194)

Ratings and reviews for The Whitehall Hotel

Overall score

3.8 / 5
5.01.0
1194 out of 1194
Amenities:
3.5
Room cleanliness:
4.3
Hotel staff:
4.2
Room comfort:
4.1
Location:
4.8
Value:
4.1

86% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of The Whitehall Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
BobBu
Business
Calabasas, CA
Oct 22, 2013

Nice place

The Whitehall is a bit of an aging beauty, but has a great location and is a comfortable place to stay. A pet peeve, I hate it when a hotel dings you an extra $10 for wi-fi-- why nickel and dime guests in this way? For a couple of bucks, it leaves a bad feeling. There was some renovation going on, but they keep it under control. Great location.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of The Whitehall Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
JSSM
Peoria, il
Oct 19, 2013

Love the Big City

Perfect Location, comfortable bed, and friendly service...

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of The Whitehall Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
HooI
Missoula, Montana
Oct 15, 2013

Great place to stay!

Very clean and comfortable! The staff was friendly and very helpful. We would definitely stay here again. Good location!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Review of The Whitehall Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
PaulainCincy
Business
Cincinnati, OH
Oct 3, 2013

Hate to let the cat out of the bag!

The Whitehall Hotel is a real gem. When location is everything, this place can't be beat - just a block from Water Tower shopping and 3 blocks from the red line. It's also just across the street from the Four Seasons Hotel but this place won't bust your pocketbook. The rooms are more than adequate with a relaxing vibe. It's surprisingly quiet being only a block from Michigan and I barely heard a peep from the hallway or neighboring rooms. And, what lady doesn't love a light up makeup mirror in the bathroom. Will stay here again and again and again! PS: doormen super friendly and always ready to assist.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

You can't beat this location for Magnificent Mile Shopping. Close enough to drop off your bags and head out to get more!

Review of The Whitehall Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
RobSF
San Francisco
Oct 1, 2013

Clean and Comfortable but not Fabulous

This was a nice hotel. Small and basic, and the hallways on higher floors could benefit from some fresh paint and carpet, but its clean, extremely well located, comfortable and the staff were all very helpful. It was perfect for what we wanted - just off Michigan Avenue, a good base, and everything we needed without the $$$s of some of the surrounding hotels.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of The Whitehall Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
despisenicknames
Detroit
Oct 1, 2013

Whitehall

Hotel needs a little refurbishment, but staff was superb. Great location!!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of The Whitehall Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Bshwa
NYC
Sep 28, 2013

Whitehall hotel

Great location across the street from the John Hancock building. Very courteous staff.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of The Whitehall Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Symphonysid
Colorado Springs, CO
Sep 24, 2013

Charming Old Hotel

We had a great stay at this charming old hotel, There's no large lobby area, but a grouping of smaller, more intimate rooms for sitting and sipping. The room was a little small, as was the bathroom, and the elevators were especially cozey ... typical of older hotels. I was disappointed that there was no coffee maker in the room, but they do provide free coffee in the lounge area from 7-10AM. There's a nicely equipped albeit small exercise room. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful, and the location can't be beat. We'd definitely stay there again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of The Whitehall Hotel

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Unhappy Godmom
North Carolina
Sep 24, 2013

Family getaway

Very disappointed with our stay. The location was the only high point. Neither double room we had had mattress protective cover, nor did the bottom sheet cover the entire bed; for any of the 4 beds! The lighting in the room was very poor. The rooms were not vacuumed daily. We took photos and shared with the manager about the sheets and lack of mattress cover, housekeeping called to apologize. We were offered 10% off our next stay. We will not return. Sorely disappointed in what we learned was a misapplied 4 star rating.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
2
Location:
5
Value:
1
Review of The Whitehall Hotel

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Steve Conference Traveler
Business
Houston, Texas
Sep 23, 2013

White Hall only so-so

Chose this hotel for its proximity to a conference I was attaending. The conference hotel was sold out. The hotel overall was very average. The room was small and very plain. The sliding closet door did not function properly. Engineering was called for repairs but it was not fixed. Plumbing was exposed in the bathroom and fixtures were not up to par. Housekeeping did not replace the used toiletries on the second day. I will not book my next visit to Chicago at this hotel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

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