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dana hotel and spa

4 stars
View map of 660 N State St, Chicago, IL 60654

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
4.3
out of 5
29 reviews
Wonderful hotel

The Dana is a great find! The location is in walking distance of all local attractions. The staff... See full review

  • Richard S.
  • May 21, 2015
Loved it

This hotel is fun. Loved the breakfast at Argent. Had a good time on the outdoor patio at... See full review

  • Big10divas
  • Mar 18, 2013

Located downtown in the River North neighborhood, Dana hotel and spa Chicago is the city’s ultimate boutique hotel. Luxurious furnishings and modern technology are blended with personalized service to provide guests with an experience like no other hotel in Chicago.

After meetings or during a leisurely getaway, visitors are encouraged to relax and be inspired in the spa at Dana, named number 34 on Conde Nast Traveler's Top 75 U.S. Hotel Spas for 2013.

The Vertigo Sky Lounge provides a spectacular view of the Chicago skyline where visitors and locals can enjoy rooftop cocktails from either an indoor or outdoor setting. 

Highlights

The hotel’s on-site Freestyle Food and Drink uses fresh, sustainable ingredients to create American dishes with a global twist. The hotel also includes a meeting room with audiovisual equipment and a fitness center with modern cardio and strength equipment.

Dana Hotel and Spa Chicago sits along the Magnificent Mile and is near several major landmarks, including the Chicago Water Tower and the Michigan Avenue Bridge. Shoppers can take advantage of the close proximity of the Chicago Place Mall and the 900 North Michigan Shops, both of which are less than half a mile away. The two closest airports are O’Hare International (ORD), 15 miles from dana, and Midway International (MDW).

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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.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
3:00 AM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

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.

Ratings and reviews for dana hotel and spa

Overall score

4.3 / 5
5.01.0
29 out of 29
Amenities:
4.6
Cleanliness:
4.9
Hotel staff:
4.4
Comfort:
4.6
Location:
4.6
Value:
4.6

100% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of dana hotel and spa

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Richard S.
Couples
N/A
May 21, 2015

Wonderful hotel

The Dana is a great find! The location is in walking distance of all local attractions. The staff couldn't be any more welcoming. The only drawbacks for us is we prefer a harder bed and think it would have been nice to offer complimentary water.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of dana hotel and spa

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Jersey and Jen
Couples
Nashville, TN
Sep 19, 2013

Great hotel, problems with parking

I made an mobile reservations for the Dana Hotel in Chicago. I was traveling up from Nashville. I called half way from the road to verify reservation and to let the front desk know that I would be there after midnight. I had some initial trouble getting someone on the phone (customer service closes at 6 pm on Sundays), but eventually getting to speak to front desk, (he was very helpful). When I arrived at 1:15 AM, I was a little confused as to where to park. I eventually found the hotels lot and spoke with the valet attendant who took my keys and gave me a claim check. I went to front desk, checked in, the room had already been charged to my cc and paid for. Front desk told me that I needed a cc on file for "incidentals" with a $70 authorization. I gave him my card no problem. He was nice enough to give me a later check out of 1 pm. I went up to room which was very nice, very clean and had great views of downtown. The bed was comfortable, the shower in the bathroom was unbelievable and the mini bar was stocked with great products. The TV situation was a little strange, not many channels to choose from and they were mostly analog. But the wifi was free. The next morning around 9 am there was a knock at the door then a piece of paper was slid under. The paper was a bill in the amount of $48.36 for valet parking. Not only was I not notified of this charge in making reservation, I was not notified by the front desk when I checked in. I was a little confused as to how valet parking is considered an "incidental", and why I wasn't told when I checked in, I just got a note under my door at 9 am. When I was checking out I asked to speak with the manager who informed me that "there was a sign" (which is small and on the other side of the building), and that the lot did not belong to the hotel so there was nothing he could do. Everyone else that worked there was very pleasant and helpful, but he seemed irritated that he had to speak to me. At the same time the man next to me was having a problem with his bill as well and the same manager had the same attitude with him. I understand that parking is at a premium in a city like Chicago. And the hotel and my room were very nice, I just wish I had been informed at SOME point about valet charge before getting a clandestine note under the door in the morning before check out.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Couples

Dining tip: Not Applicable

New Ingland Inn. 11 miles from hotel. Great little hidden treasure for those that like to try etnic food. Czech/ Polish/ Slovak cuisine for great price. Huge portions at $10-$15 per meal.

Review of dana hotel and spa

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Big10divas
Friends
Springfield, IL
Mar 18, 2013

Loved it

This hotel is fun. Loved the breakfast at Argent. Had a good time on the outdoor patio at Vertigo. ABSOLUTELY LOVED THE SHOWER and BED.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Friends

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Wildfire Steakhouse

Review of dana hotel and spa

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Sweet Cuvee
Single
Evanston, Il
Feb 26, 2013

Incredible birthday weekend

From the moment I arrived till the moment I left the staff was wonderful. The room was incredible as well as the whole hotel. I could not have asked for a better location. I walked to Water Tower Place and spent the day. This was by far the best hotel I have stayed in. I will definitely go back. I enjoyed the happy hour which included dollar oysters.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Single

Review of dana hotel and spa

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Holly and David
Couples
Cleveland
Feb 25, 2013

New style Chicago with old Chicago class

Excellent choice for an great experience in Chicago. T. J. the doorman was superb at creating the atmosphere of service every time he greeted us and other guests.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Couples

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Fantastic Italian tratoria 1 block south.....Osteria Via Stato.

Review of dana hotel and spa

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
eze does it
Friends
Kalamazoo, MI
Feb 18, 2013

great location

Everything was great except we were sent to two different bars to get an after dinner drink...never did get one. I reported it to the front desk, they assured me we would be compensated, which we were not. Everything else was fine, I would stay there again for the location.

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

Friends

Time-saving tip: Not Applicable

The location is perfect, close to shopping, restraunts, whole foods, etc. Used very little cabs.

Review of dana hotel and spa

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Aggie B.
Single
New York, NY
Jan 23, 2013

I would give all the stars in the sky!

This hotel is fantastic. Top to bottom, a fantastic place to stay. Front Desk/Concierge was exceptional, always friendly and willing to answer any questions. The room had every amenity you could imagine. The king bed was amazing! Restaurant, although a bit expensive, had great food and drinks. Vertigo also had a great atmosphere. Didn't use the Spa or gym, but I'm sure it's fantastic as well. Overall, LOVE this place. I'm planning my next trip now!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Single

Review of dana hotel and spa

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Devushkaanya
Business
Missouri
Jan 7, 2013

Urban fantasy

Everything is superb about this hotel: the location, the views, food, restaurant, stuff. I had a lovely stay and can not wait to come back to Dana Hotel and Spa.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of dana hotel and spa

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Chicago Lover
Couples
Chicago, IL
May 26, 2012

Relaxing but overpriced

The staff was friendly for check in and check out, but when inquiring on things to do, they weren't very helpful. The bartender was nice until we tipped 15% on our tab, I'm sorry but a $10 tip on a $50 check for a couple of beers and a mixed drink doesn't seem bad to me! There was no pool or things to do other than being in the room or going to the restaurant or bar. The penthouse rooftop bar was absolutely amazing but as mentioned very expensive, as was the downstairs restaurant. They do kick everyone out of the outdoor part of the bar by midnight and don't give any notice, they just tell everyone to go inside 'right now'. The room was beautiful as was the view, but while we looked forward to a nice balcony to sit on, the balcony is so small you can't even fit a chair on it. The rainfall shower was amazing, but for some reason the room was set up to have a curtain on the outside of the bathroom, so anyone in the room can see into the bathroom or shower, so this hotel is not recommended for anyone other than couples. Location was great for downtown Chicago, especially shopping, but parking was listed at $43 for the night and the garage a block down is still $41 a night. They would not give us a late check out unless we called up first thing in the morning for this, and we really wanted to be able to sleep in while on vacation, so we had to rush out by noon. They did offer to store luggage after check out. Overall, beautiful hotel but I probably wouldn't spend that much to stay there again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Couples

Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

Lincoln Park Zoo was a blast and free! They do charge $20 to park so try to take the bus.

Review of dana hotel and spa

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Sparty 5
Springfield, Virginia
Aug 19, 2011

Great Chicago Hotel

The front desk staff was awesome and the rooms look great - can be a little loud but if you can put up with a little noise then its worth it!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

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