Rising form the landmarked 1920s-era Cedar Hotel, Viceroy Chicago is a is stunning boutique hotel 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.
What You Need to Know About 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 as the centerpiece of the marble and brass-accented lobby. Throughout the guest-rooms, suites, and common areas, colorful elements of Art Deco and Mid-Century Modern blend 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. Up on 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 boutique hotel experience with a location that is both convenient but more local and authentic feeling than the cluster of big-name hotels in the Loop.
Who Might Not Love Viceroy Chicago
Families with young kids who may want to let loose or travelers on a shoestring budget.
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? Simply take the elevator up to the 18th floor and admire the panorama at Devereaux.
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. Also included is access to the hotel fitness center. Pets under 25 pounds are welcome to stay for a nightly charge 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 25% off on four-night or longer stays. Free valet parking and complimentary room upgrades are also available. Off-season winter travel dates yield the lowest nightly rates.
Getting to Viceroy Chicago
In the Neighborhood of Viceroy Chicago
Within the Gold Coast neighborhood, you'll find historic mansions and high-end shops like Hermès, Dior, and Jimmy Choo. 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.