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Thompson Chicago

4 stars
21 East Bellevue Place, Chicago, IL 60611
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.3
out of 5
21 reviews
Cleaning services are just too aggressive

Make sure to use your 'do not disturb" sign. Besides that, I was impressed by it all! See full review

  • Marzard8
  • Mar 27, 2014
Enjoyed my stay

Great location, looks very modern and chic after recent renovation, comfortable beds and very... See full review

  • sportivny
  • Mar 3, 2014
Original boutique hotel in the heart of the Gold Coast
The Thompson Chicago offers top tier facilities with understated elegance to leisure and business travelers alike. This four diamond property originally opened in 1988 as Hotel 21 East, and was re-launched as Sutton Place in 1995 and fully renovated into the Thompson Chicago in 2013. Decidedly residential, Thompson Chicago specializes in personalized service and presents the sophisticated comforts of a home-away-from-home. The 247-room hotel features bold interior architecture and rich accents by acclaimed British designer Tara Bernerd.

Situated off of the lobby will be a signature restaurant by One Off Hospitality, the latest addition to their distinguished portfolio, which includes Blackbird and Publican Quality Meats, among others. The venue will seat 108 guests indoors, with additional seating for 86 on the sidewalk terrace. From the talents behind Blackbird, avec, The Publican, The Violet Hour, and Big Star comes a restaurant with a rustic regional Italian menu with a focus on seafood. Executive Chef Paul Kahan, winner of the 2013 James Beard outstanding chef award, will be at the helm to ensure a warm dining experience.

Thompson Hotel Chicago offers a full range of guest services including 24-hour room service, a knowledgeable concierge staff, valet laundry, twice-daily maid service, complimentary daily newspaper and daily shoeshine, conference facilities, accessible facilities and Health Club.
You Stay Here Because
  • 4-Diamond hotel within walking distance of Michigan Avenue and Oak Street
  • On-site signature restaurant
  • Amenities including a health club and 24-hour room service
Thompson Chicago Rooms
All rooms and suites at Thompson Chicago Hotel feature upgraded linen, individual temperature control units, IPTV, two phone lines with speaker and conference capabilities, a fully stocked minibar, and in-room safes. The bathrooms feature state-of-the-art rain showerheads, and are stocked with oversized terrycloth robes as well as bath and spa products by REN.
Things to Do
  • Hancock Observatory (0.3 mi/0.5 km)
  • Museum of Contemporary Art (0.6 mi/1 km)
  • Chicago from the Lake (1.3 mi/ 2.1 km)
  • Lincoln Park Zoo (1.4 mi/2.3 km)
  • Millennium Park (1.5 mi/2.4 km)
  • Goodman Theatre (1.6 mi/ 2.6 km)
  • The Symphony Center (1.7 mi/2.7 km)
  • Art Institute of Chicago (1.8 mi/2.9 km)
  • Navy Pier (1.9 mi/3.1 km)
Policies and fees:
  • Renovation Notice: Restaurant will open by December 2013.
  • Overnight parking charge of $58.00 per night plus tax.
  • The property is 100% non-smoking. A $250 cleaning fee will apply for anyone who smokes in the room.

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

Thompson Chicago Rooms

Standard King
350 square feet. King bed. All rooms and suites feature upgraded linen, individual temperature control units, IPTV, two phone lines with speaker and conference capabilities, a fully stocked minibar, and in-room safes. The bathrooms feature state-of-the-art rain showerheads, and are stocked with oversized terrycloth robes as well as bath and spa products by REN.
Standard Double
350 square feet. Two queen beds. All rooms and suites feature upgraded linen, individual temperature control units, IPTV, two phone lines with speaker and conference capabilities, a fully stocked minibar, and in-room safes. The bathrooms feature state-of-the-art rain showerheads, and are stocked with oversized terrycloth robes as well as bath and spa products by REN.
Deluxe Suite
450 square feet. One king bed. Deluxe studio-style suite with separate sitting area. All rooms and suites feature upgraded linen, individual temperature control units, IPTV, two phone lines with speaker and conference capabilities, a fully stocked minibar, and in-room safes. The bathrooms feature state-of-the-art rain showerheads, and are stocked with oversized terrycloth robes as well as bath and spa products by REN.
Deluxe Lakeview King
320 square feet. Floor-to-ceiling windows with views of Lake Michigan. One king bed with custom-made 400 thread count SFERRA linens. Full bathrooms with state-of-the-art rain shower-heads. Oversized terrycloth robes by Frette, bathroom amenities by REN. IPTV, two phone lines with speaker and conference capabilities Mini-bar features Dean & Deluca gourmet snacks Upgraded linen, individual temperature control units and In-room safes.
Deluxe Lakeview Double
320 Square Feet. Floor-to-ceiling windows with views of Lake Michigan. Two queen beds with custom-made 400 thread count SFERRA linens. Full bathrooms with state-of-the-art rain shower-heads. Oversized terrycloth robes by Frette, bathroom amenities by REN. IPTV, two phone lines with speaker and conference capabilities Mini-bar features Dean & Deluca gourmet snacks Upgraded linen, individual temperature control units and In-room safes.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Pet friendly
Elevators
Activities
Fitness center or spa
Fitness Center
Spa
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Conference facilities
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant
Accessible facilities
Service dogs allowed
Service animals allowed

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Hotel Map

41.9013 -87.6275
Area served
Downtown Chicago - Gold Coast Neighborhood
Nearby airports
Midway Airport - 12 miles - 23 minutes O'Hare International - 17 miles - 26 minutes CTA Division Red Line Station - 5 blocks - 7 minutes walking
Area description
Located in the heart of Chicago's affluent Gold Coast just steps from Michigan Avenue, boutiques on Oak Street, and downtown's finest dining and nightlife destinations, Thompson Chicago also boasts spectacular views of Lake Michigan.

Nearby points of interest

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

Dining

Restaurant
From the talents behind Blackbird, avec, The Publican, The Violet Hour, and Big Star comes a restaurant with a rustic regional Italian menu with a focus on seafood. Executive Chef Paul Kahan, winner of the 2013 James Beard outstanding chef award, will be at the helm to ensure a warm dining experience.

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
8,000 square feet of meeting and banquet space, accommodating up to 200 guests. Private dining rooms and reception area. 6 two level Penthouse Lofts, capacity 20 guest cocktail reception.

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 (21)

Ratings and reviews for Thompson Chicago

Overall score

4.3 / 5
21 out of 21
Amenities:
4.1
Room cleanliness:
4.8
Hotel staff:
4.5
Room comfort:
4.6
Location:
4.7
Value:
4.4

95% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Thompson Chicago

Reviewer score

3
Trip to Chicago
San Diego, CA
Apr 9, 2014

Weekend Getaway

The Thompson was a nice hotel and in a great area but unfortunately, we ran into some issues that made our stay less there less satisfying. When we checked in, we were told that we got upgraded because the room we requested on our travel website wasn't guaranteed. I personally don't seen that as an upgrade when you never requested or desired two twins beds as opposed to a King. We were then told by a woman at the front desk that we would be able to switch rooms in the morning, after the man who was helping us never offered us that option. He kept saying "we can switch you to a handicap accessible room in the morning." Again, not the type of room we requested. It was disappointing that someone who wasn't helping us at the front desk thought he was doing us a favor when really, there was more he could do but didn't offer that to us. We also requested a bed sheet at one point because we noticed there wasn't one on the bed but were told, "we don't put sheets on our beds." I think that is pretty unsanitary considering there is a good chance the comforters don't get washed very often. While the manager did attempt to offer us 50% off the first night, he ended up not being able to follow through with it because we had pre-paid with our hotel travel site. This hotel came with great recommendations but unfortunately, I am not able to rate it the same way.

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

Reviewer score

5
Marzard8
Chicago, Illinois
Mar 27, 2014

Cleaning services are just too aggressive

Make sure to use your 'do not disturb" sign. Besides that, I was impressed by it all!

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

Reviewer score

4
Horacio R
Baltimore
Mar 24, 2014

Perfect Chicago weekend

Location could not be better for this hotel- within a major shopping area in town, excellent restaurants in the neighborhood and close to many Chicago interest points. The rooms are large with sleek decor, very comfortable beds and superb rain shower. The Nico Osteria restaurant is also worth trying out- prior reservation. Would stay again

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

Reviewer score

4
ellie sunshine
florida
Mar 6, 2014

Great location

The Thompson Hotel is a very attractive hotel in an excellent location in Chicago's Gold Coast. The front desk staff is outstanding. We needed help with business emails and copies and they were very helpful and patient. We were there on a busy weekend and the front door was sometimes manned, sometimes not. It was not a problem for us carrying and moving our own luggage, but if it is, you may have to ask for assistance at the front desk. Our room was a standard and it was very comfortable and clean. Our only tiny comment is we wish the ice bucket was filled each day. We will stay there again!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

A quick and inexpensive breakfast is a short walk away at the corner bakery.

Review of Thompson Chicago

Reviewer score

5
sportivny
Nashua, NH
Mar 3, 2014

Enjoyed my stay

Great location, looks very modern and chic after recent renovation, comfortable beds and very courteous staff. Lobby area is small, but nicely decorated and comfortable. Highly recommended if you need a place to stay on Gold Coast of Chicago.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Great pancake house across the street! Also Luxbar place is popular, staff is extremely helpful and food is delicious.

Review of Thompson Chicago

Reviewer score

5
Ron Moyer
ampa, Fl
Feb 26, 2014

Getaway

We had a great time at the Thompson and the surrounding area of downtown Chicago. The concierge recommended some great restaurants for us like the Gibson Steakhouse and the Signature on the 95th floor of the John Hancock Building. We cannot wit to visit again only this time in the summer months it was a tad cold for us Floridians!!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Gibsons Steakhouse

Review of Thompson Chicago

Reviewer score

5
Proper shopper
North suburban Chicago
Feb 17, 2014

Nice new place in Old Town

Really wonderfully welcoming doorman. Everything very smooth. Hip but cozy styling. Very nice bathrooms! Nice bar and restaurant. Only negative is no coffee service in lobby after 9 on a weekend. Tiny detail but it would be easy to fix. Especially since all other details have been attended to. While the location seems off the main drag it really works out well. Lots of restaurant choices nearby. Quick walk to Oak Street and Michigan Ave. This was our second stay at The Thompson.

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

Reviewer score

4
khagan
Sleepy Hollow
Jan 1, 2014

Trip to CVhicvago

The Thompson Hotel once the Sutton Place come a long way. Lots of new renovations, and upscale rooms make this place one of my favorite Hotels in Chicago.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Restaurants, night life and fun is just a walk away.

Review of Thompson Chicago

Reviewer score

5
Trip coridinator
Glenview, IL
Dec 31, 2013

Weekend getaway

Great hotel in a fantastic location. Only thing lacking was an in room coffee maker.

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

Reviewer score

5
Chicago Lover1
Milwaukee, WI
Dec 23, 2013

Love this hotel!

This hotel is absolutely amazing! The amenities, decor, location, staff, and price are all a real value! I cannot wait to visit again!

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