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Viceroy Chicago

by Jaymie DeGaetano
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Rising from the landmarked 1920s-era Cedar Hotel, Viceroy Chicago is a stunning property full of contrasts: historic yet modern, luxurious yet relaxed, and trendy with a feeling of timelessness.

Located in Chicago's gorgeous Gold Coast neighborhood, the hotel is centrally located but far enough removed from the tourist-centric Loop. Here's our complete review. 

What You Need to Know

Viceroy Chicago exterior at night / Viceroy Chicago

The Look of Viceroy Chicago 

The bulk of the hotel is a sleek 18-story glass high-rise, setback far enough from street level to allow the delicately preserved Neo-Classical facade of the original Cedar Hotel to shine. Inside, a 30-foot tableau featuring quotes from poet Marcel Proust serves as the centerpiece of the marble and brass-accented lobby. Colorful elements of Art Deco and Mid-Century Modern blend throughout the guest rooms, suites, and common areas to create a sophisticated ambiance that feels simultaneously classic and modern. 

The Vibe at Viceroy Chicago

Upscale, yet comfortable and unpretentious. At ground level, American restaurant Somerset welcomes locals enjoying post-work happy hour drinks and meals, as well as out-of-towners on its expansive seasonal patio. The 18th-floor rooftop bar, Devereaux, offers panoramic views of the Chicago skyline and Lake Michigan. The views are so stunning you may forget to order a specialty cocktail or take a dip in the terrace pool. 

Who Will Love Viceroy Chicago

Couples and groups of friends seeking out a top-notch hotel experience with a convenient location and more authentic feel -- especially when compared to the cluster of big-name hotels nearby -- will appreciate a stay here.

Who Might Not Love Viceroy Chicago

Families with young kids who may want to let loose or travelers on a shoestring budget may choose to look elsewhere for accommodations in the Windy City.

Suite at Viceroy Chicago / Viceroy Chicago

Best Amenity at Viceroy Chicago

The views. Every guest room and suite has floor-to-ceiling windows with sweeping views of the city, Lake Michigan, or both. Not satisfied enough? Simply take the elevator up to the 18th floor and admire the panoramic vistas at Devereaux.

Money Matters

What's Included at Viceroy Chicago

All rooms and suites feature cityscape views, a 55-inch SMART TV, custom bed linens, bedside and desk charging ports, a Nespresso machine with complimentary coffee, a rainfall shower, and free wifi. Access to the hotel fitness center is also included. Meanwhile, pets under 25 pounds are welcome to stay for a nightly fee of $50. 

How to Get a Deal at Viceroy Chicago

Viceroy Discover members (sign up for free!) automatically receive up to 10% off standard rates. As of publication, the hotel is offering 20% off as part of a stay-more, save-more promotion. Free valet parking and complimentary room upgrades are also available. Off-season winter travel dates yield the lowest nightly rates. Also, check out the property's offers page for seasonal packages, some of which include discounted rates and dining credits.

Getting to Viceroy Chicago 

In the Neighborhood of Viceroy Chicago

You'll find historic mansions and high-end shops like Hermès, Dior, and Jimmy Choo within the Gold Coast neighborhood. The northern starting point of the Magnificent Mile is less than a ten-minute walk away.

Nearest Airport to Viceroy Chicago

Both O'Hare and Midway are about a 30-minute car ride away, depending on traffic. If you're taking public transit, Midway is a slightly quicker trip. 

Nearest Public Transit to Viceroy Chicago

The closest L station is Clark/Division, with red line service. Ample bus service is also available from the blocks surrounding the property. 

The Bottom Line

For an incredible boutique hotel experience with marvelous views and one of the best rooftop bars in the city, book a stay at Viceroy Chicago.

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