Rate based on Check-in: Sep 2, 2014 Check-out: Sep 3, 2014

dana hotel and spa

4 stars
660 N State St, Chicago, IL 60654
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.2
out of 5
215 reviews
ambience 5 stars

Excellent room with new age accommodations. The view wasn't good. Overlooking construction not to... See full review

  • last man standing
  • Jul 24, 2014
Doesn't get any better!

Absolutely fell in love with this hotel. Walking distance to everything. We stayed in a King Room... See full review

  • MsSquirt
  • Jul 22, 2014
Modern retreat for healthy living in downtown Chicago
The dana hotel and spa in Chicago's River North neighborhood balances the beauty of natural elements with the latest technology to create a modern retreat for healthy living. From the progressive health center to the Zeppelin MP3 media system in each room, the dana's core philosophy of wellness and individuality is expressed in all elements of the hotel. Bathed in natural light, the dana is an oasis of serene relaxation in a bustling city.
Highlights
  • Sweeping views at Vertigo Sky Lounge
  • Spa at dana and 24-hour fitness center
  • Enjoy American favorites with a global twist at freestyle food + drink
      Rooms
      Sleekly decorated with hints of Asian influence, standard rooms at the dana hotel and spa feature a half wall of floor-to-ceiling windows and walkout balconies. Serenity is infused in everything from the natural, sustainable floors to the 300-thread count Egyptian cotton sheets over pillow-top mattresses. Glass separates bath from boudoir and illuminates the shower rooms, featuring Italian rain shower fixtures and handcrafted tiles.
      Features
      With its mantra “the pleasure of giving,” the dana hotel and spa sets out to deliver a unique experience to its visitors. The spa offers an extensive array of treatments, from prenatal massages and organic manicures to customized facials and Italian mud body wraps. The focus on wellness continues through the high-tech fitness center, which is outfitted with Italian TechnoGym Kinetic Equipment to promote fluid motion.

      Vertigo Sky Lounge is Chicago’s premiere year-round indoor/outdoor lounge. With the dramatic city skyline as a backdrop, Vertigo is the ideal place to mix it up after work or into the night. It features a dancing fire pit, lush modern furnishings, craft cocktails and happy hour menus. New this summer is the Bartender’s Booth, where patrons can sample craft cocktails and off-menu bites while engaging with their very own mixologist.

      Guests can also head to freestyle food + drink on site to sample American favorites with a global twist during breakfast, lunch, dinner, and happy hour. The restaurant also has a street-side patio for outdoor dining (as weather permits).
      Transportation
      • O’Hare International Airport (15.3 mi/24.7 km)
      • Midway Airport (9.7 mi/15.7 km)
      • Blue Line (Jackson/Lake) (1.1 mi/1.8 km)
      • Orange Line (Chicago/Lake) (0.9 mi/1.5 km)
      • McCormick Place Convention Center (3 mi/4.9 km)
      Attractions
      • Michigan Avenue (0.2 mi/0.3 km)
      • Magnificent Mile (0.2 mi/0.4 km)
      • Wrigley Building (0.4 mi/0.6 km)
      • Tribune Tower (0.4 mi/0.6 km)
      • Merchandise Mart (0.6 mi/0.9 km)
      • Oak Street Beach (0.7 mi/1.1 km)
      • The Loop (0.9 mi/1.5 km)
      • Art Institute of Chicago (0.9 mi/1.5 km)
      • Willis (Sears) Tower (1.1 mi/1.8 km)
      • Navy Pier (1.3 mi/2 km)
      Business
      • Fully equipped business center
      • Meeting rooms with floor-to-ceiling windows, high-speed Internet access and audio/visual equipment
      Policies and Fees
      • Overnight parking charge is $39 per night plus tax and unlimited in/out privileges

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

      dana hotel and spa Rooms

      Serene King
      Our Serene King Room features one king bed and a full wall of floor to ceiling windows that offer a view of State Street. At Dana, rooms are a labor of love and considered anything but pedestrian. Natural, sustainable woods, neutral tones and flawless details, create the perfect setting for every guest. Escape the mundane with an Italian rainfall shower, an experience like no other. In room amenities include: a variety of the highest quality bath products, thick bath sheets, comp. high speed Internet, 37" HD flat-screen TV's, iPod docking station and Keurig One Cup Coffee Makers.
      Cozy King
      Our Cozy King Room features a walk out balcony while offering a slightly smaller, yet efficient and quaint space. At Dana, rooms are a labor of love and considered anything but pedestrian. Natural, sustainable woods, neutral tones and flawless details, create the perfect setting for every guest. Escape the mundane with an Italian rainfall shower, an experience like no other. In room amenities include a variety of the highest quality bath products, thick bath sheets, comp. high speed Internet, 37" HD flat-screen TV's, iPod docking station and Keurig One Cup Coffee Makers.
      Corner King
      Our Corner King Room features one king bed and two walls of floor to ceiling windows that offer a panoramic view of the city and a more spacious feel. At Dana, rooms are a labor of love and considered anything but pedestrian. Natural, sustainable woods, neutral tones and flawless details, create the perfect setting for every guest. Escape the mundane with an Italian rainfall shower, an experience like no other. In room amenities include a variety of the highest quality bath products, thick bath sheets, comp. high speed Internet, 37" HD flat-screen TV's, iPod docking station and Keurig One Cup Coffee Makers.

      Amenities

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

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      Hotel Map

      41.8942 -87.6282
      Area served
      Chicago.
      Nearby airports
      O Hare Airport 17 miles , Midway Airport 13 miles.
      Area description
      The dana hotel and spa is located in downtown Chicago's river north which is known for hosting the largest concentration of art galleries in the United States outside of Manhattan. Apart from the art galleries there is the Magnificent Mile one of the hottest shopping streets in the US. Chicago is also home to some of the best restaurants, fantastic theater and exciting nightlife.

      Nearby points of interest

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

      Dining

      freestyle food + drink
      At freestyle food + drink we have a passion for food and a desire to share that passion. We add a pinch of this and a dash of that to create american tastes with a twist of global influence. freestyle is open for breakfast, lunch, happy hour, dinner and weekend brunch.
      Vertigo Sky Lounge
      Cocktails and catsuits perched 26 floors above the Dana hotel and spa. Relaxed conversations in a high fidelity sushi bar offer an escape from the mainstream.

      Hotel Policies

      Check-in:
      0300
      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 (215)

      Ratings and reviews for dana hotel and spa

      Overall score

      4.2 / 5
      5.01.0
      215 out of 215
      Amenities:
      4.2
      Room cleanliness:
      4.6
      Hotel staff:
      4.5
      Room comfort:
      4.4
      Location:
      4.6
      Value:
      4.2

      92% would recommend to a friend.

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      Reviewer score

      4
      5.01.0
      INSalesRep
      Business
      Indianapolis, IN
      Aug 23, 2014

      Nice Time in The City

      Just one night in the city for a Cubs game. The staff was helpful and very polite. Would certainly stay here again.

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

      Business

      Review of dana hotel and spa

      Reviewer score

      4
      5.01.0
      Tall D
      Austin
      Aug 12, 2014

      Upbeat and sassy hidden treasure

      This is my first stay at any hotel in Chicago while visiting my girlfriend, so of course I want it to be perfect. This hotel fit everything we wanted it for. A friendly staff, clean and modern room with a great view for the price as well as a relatively central location. The soft King sized bed and spacious shower were fantastic for us being a tall couple. The rooftop bar had an amazing design and attentative bartenders. I will certainly be back and recommend it to my friends.

      Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
      Amenities:
      4
      Room cleanliness:
      3
      Hotel staff:
      4
      Room comfort:
      5
      Location:
      4
      Value:
      4
      Review of dana hotel and spa

      Reviewer score

      4
      5.01.0
      Alice in Eden
      sf, ca
      Aug 7, 2014

      Great location, so-so service

      Having just checked out of a neighboring 5* hotel and expecting similar service from Dana, we were slightly underwhelmed. There's nothing wrong per se with Dana, the staff are very helpful and cheerful, but they didn't stand out. Oh, the all glass shower and toilet do need some getting used to, but they are quite chic. Hopefully you and your room companion are not prudes! Our room was high enough that we didn't worry too much about drawing all the shades for privacy, but YMMV. Location is fantastic, we were able to walk nearly everywhere. Vertigo the lounge on the 26th floor was a letdown. Average drinks, no music, not a classy vibe. Maybe because it was a weekday? Top recos - Cantina Laredo for modern Mexican, Sable and Aviary for awesome cocktails, Lou Malnati's for deep dish pizza. Other restaurants didn't impress us, and we're not even foodies! Go to Dana for location and a very modern room vibe. Don't go if you're used to more traditional hotel rooms, or don't like see thru showers and rooms. Not for children!

      Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
      Amenities:
      4
      Room cleanliness:
      4
      Hotel staff:
      3
      Room comfort:
      3
      Location:
      4
      Value:
      3
      Review of dana hotel and spa

      Reviewer score

      4
      5.01.0
      Anne pilates
      Okemos,MI
      Aug 3, 2014

      Wonderful

      This hotel is in the perfect location! staff all extremely professional. We had an outdoor balcony which was a delight for an evening of city lights! Very comfortable beds ! the rooms were updated with the loft affect! Hardwood floors and concrete ceilings! Never heard any noise from other rooms or hallways! Will stay again ! Bathrooms very modern and all glass shower which was interesting! Ideal for a romantic getaway but might be a little different with kids in the room! You could see inside shower from bed!

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

      The Redhead Piano Bar was a great place to go and sing songs and enjoy the great piano players! Quartinos resturant next to Redhead has great Italian food! All 1 block from Dana Hotel! Great great location!

      Review of dana hotel and spa

      Reviewer score

      5
      5.01.0
      last man standing
      chicago
      Jul 24, 2014

      ambience 5 stars

      Excellent room with new age accommodations. The view wasn't good. Overlooking construction not to romantic. Overall we really enjoyed the room.

      Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
      Amenities:
      5
      Room cleanliness:
      5
      Hotel staff:
      5
      Room comfort:
      5
      Location:
      5
      Value:
      4
      Review of dana hotel and spa

      Reviewer score

      5
      5.01.0
      MsSquirt
      Los Angeles, CA
      Jul 22, 2014

      Doesn't get any better!

      Absolutely fell in love with this hotel. Walking distance to everything. We stayed in a King Room with a balcony and it was so great to get fresh air. The room is nice and it was so hard to get out of bed everyday - soooo comfy! They have a cool rooftop bar and a good restaurant. I don't ever want to stay anywhere else when I visit Chicago.

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

      Go across the street to Bijan's and order the Banana Bread Pudding. We went every night and got this dessert and even took one home. AMAZING!

      Review of dana hotel and spa

      Reviewer score

      4
      5.01.0
      Jayson4300
      Bloomington, IN
      Jun 29, 2014

      Upscale and great amenities

      Great location and rooms have wonderful amenities. Skip the restaurant on the first floor though, terrible value.

      Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
      Amenities:
      5
      Room cleanliness:
      4
      Hotel staff:
      4
      Room comfort:
      4
      Location:
      4
      Value:
      4
      Review of dana hotel and spa

      Reviewer score

      3
      5.01.0
      CW Grad Parents
      Vermont
      Jun 18, 2014

      Graduation trip

      Location and staff were excellent, and we loved our little balcony overlooking the city. However, the room was a bit small and lacked sufficient lighting. The ceiling was unfinished concrete, which detracted from the overall appearance, and the curtain between the room and bath along with shared closet/bath door was awkward.

      Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
      Amenities:
      3
      Room cleanliness:
      3
      Hotel staff:
      4
      Room comfort:
      3
      Location:
      4
      Value:
      3
      Review of dana hotel and spa

      Reviewer score

      4
      5.01.0
      MarcoJ
      Chicago, IL
      Jun 16, 2014

      Great spot if you're looking for a party scene!

      The room, location, and cleanliness was great. The hotel seemed to be buzzing this weekend! Great party scene but very comfortable, clean, modern hotel as well.

      Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
      Amenities:
      4
      Room cleanliness:
      5
      Hotel staff:
      4
      Room comfort:
      5
      Location:
      4
      Value:
      3
      Review of dana hotel and spa

      Reviewer score

      2
      5.01.0
      manibr79
      Business
      Alexandria, VA
      Jun 12, 2014

      Not of First Freshness Anymore

      I have been to Dana Hotel and Spa now two times, once in 2009 (when it felt new and clean) and once now couple days ago 2014. The hotel feels worn, rough around the edges and like it is not getting a good cleaning. My room and bathroom did not feel fresh. Bathroom had obvious wall stains from previous users, tile base was falling off in couple places, window shades were ripped. It is an average hotel at this point, not a lot of wow factor left. On the third day, there was no hot water in the morning for 3 hrs. The front desk gave me a $25 gift certificate to use at their hotel restaurant and I did. But the hotel restaurant also had a problem with their registrar and had to explain to me couple times how their machine charges a different price for orange juice than it is actually worth and likes to combine drinks w/ food on the bill. Which was confusing. Overall I would look for another hotel with that little bit of something for the next time. Location was good, but the freshness is gone.

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

      Business

      Time-saving tip: Not Applicable

      Allow for plenty of time to get from the Hotel to the O'Hare Airport. The blue line has above 10 stops to get from the 'Loop' blue line stop to O'Hair airport and the train does not move very fast. Allow at least 45 min of direct travel on the train.

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