On our most recent trip back to Chicago, we were lucky enough to stay at the Four Seasons Chicago. They just reopened this past April after a complete renovation and it was an absolute treat. Every detail had been thought of. We loved every minute of our stay – to the point where Matt already suggested we stay there next July when we are back in the city for a wedding!
When it comes to the location of Four Seasons Chicago, you can’t ask for better. It’s right in the heart of downtown, nestled between Michigan Avenue and Rush Street, known for it’s luxury shopping. You can see the John Hancock Building from the restaurant in the hotel and catch a glimpse of Lake Michigan! It’s also located in the same building as the 900 Shops which makes it extremely convenient to pick up something or hit the food court. You don’t need to leave the building! You can also walk to The Chicago River in under 10 minutes by heading down Michigan Avenue and catch a glimpse of The Wrigley Building along the way (my personal favorite).
The rooms were everything you’d expect with the Four Seasons name: luxurious, spacious, and stunningly decorated. Our room faced west and we thoroughly enjoyed the view at all the various times of day. I could not stop taking photos of it, which you probably noticed if you follow me on Instagram. We could even see our old apartment building from the window! Our suite had a coffee bar with a fully stocked mini fridge, a sitting room (which Matt used to catch up on some work emails), and a full length mirror!
Even though the Four Seasons Chicago is in the heart of the city, they had everything you needed to never leave. This is very much appreciated especially in colder months – you can enjoy the views, short walks, and every amenity at the Four Seasons. There was a fitness center and a gym within the hotel, several large ballrooms (perfect for weddings!), and an incredible restaurant called Adorn that is absolutely going in my Best of Chicago Restaurants guide.
I also felt like the hotel was a mini art museum with all the beautiful artwork on display throughout the lobby. See some of it on my Instagram highlights! The lobby bar also was a great place to grab a cocktail, enjoy the DJ, and hang out.
On that note, let me give Adorn Restaurant the credit it is due! We enjoyed dinner and brunch at the restaurant and were absolutely blown away by the food at both. Dinner was an intellectual experience with nitro mushrooms, spicy brussel sprouts, and a ribeye for Matt. Check out the dessert we ordered on Instagram called The USA! And brunch was one of the best brunches I’ve ever had. The cereal croissant, cinnamon skillet, and breakfast burrito are an absolutely must – taste that is exceptionally above anything else I’ve had recently! Everything was amazing but a week later, I still find myself craving these 3 and I want to go back. We went on Sunday where they were playing an old vinyl set which was a really cool experience!
Adorn also has a stunning bar area that comes alive at night. The DJ set the perfect ambiance that wasn’t too overpowering to hold conversation either. See the photo below for the vibe!
Everything. When I say Four Seasons Chicago is in the heart of it all, it truly is. Most of the Chicago landmarks are within walking distance of the hotel! The Hancock Building, Water Tower Place, Lake Michigan, Chicago River, Lincoln Park, The Chicago Theater – all of these (and more) are within a 20 min walk! You can also catch the train (the “L”) at one of the many stops along the red line which will talk you almost anywhere you could want to go throughout the various neighborhoods.
The Four Seasons Chicago would also be the PERFECT hotel to stay at during December so you could see all the holiday decorations! That is my favorite time of year, aside from summer, in the city. I couldn’t help but dream of how magical it would be that time of year!