I loved this hotel. So much.
In fact, the Park Hyatt Chicago was so amazing that I didn’t really want to leave the room.
This was my first stay in a Park Hyatt, and I can say without question that it is worth every one of the 25,000 Hyatt points you need for a free award night. Here’s why:
From the moment you walk in the door, you are enveloped in a restful feeling of comfort. The lobby is a beautiful, art-filled space.
Little extras and amenities are liberally sprinkled throughout the entire hotel, starting in the lobby, where there are refreshing beverages and snacks available 24 hours a day.
Check-in and welcome amenity.
Check-in was delightful. They immediately offered a 4 pm late check-out, which we happily accepted. They also informed us that due to being Diamond members, we would get complimentary breakfast, either in the restaurant or from room service. I asked if there was a limit, and they said that as long as we didn’t go overboard, we could order anything we wanted. Next they mentioned as Diamond members, we also got a choice of 1,000 Hyatt points or a welcome amenity. Normally I would take the points and run, but I knew that this hotel offered some interesting choices, so I opted for the amenity. I’m so glad I did!
We scheduled delivery of our amenity for the end of the day (Happy Hour!). We got a few ice-cold beers, strawberries and dipping chocolate, and a plate of cheese and fruit.
We got upgraded to a Water Tower View King. The view from the gigantic picture window was absolutely gorgeous. Since there was a padded bench that ran the length of the window, it was a very relaxing place to sit and read or chat as we watched the city scene below and in the distance.
The room itself had an interesting feature, which was that there was a big sliding window that opened onto the bathroom.
While we didn’t mind this feature at all, it is definitely something to note. We actually enjoyed being able to see the view of the city from the bathroom. 😉
The bathroom itself was really spacious, with a HUGE tub as well as a shower. The water pressure was fabulous.
I loved that the room had some special touches such as an Eames lounge chair and an ipad pre-loaded with music.
The gym and spa.
We visited the pool area as well as the spa. Our favorite part was the jacuzzi, which was actually hot (unlike most hotel jacuzzis), and the steam room. We especially enjoyed the iced fruit water and the ice-cold lavender-scented towels.
Diamond amenity breakfast.
We pre-ordered breakfast to be delivered at 9 am. When it arrived, they did not even include a bill. It was all taken care of. We tipped our server anyway.
Ginger ordered an egg white frittata with goat cheese…
…and a bowl of fresh berries…
…while I got the cheese and meats with rustic toast…
and a glass of fresh-squeezed grapefruit juice. We shared a pot of Intellgensia coffee.
The location of the Park Hyatt was perfect…walking distance to great restaurants, shopping, and CTA train stations.
However, the location was dangerous (for me) because it was literally steps away from TopShop, and directly across the street from Nordstrom Rack. 😉
This is a hotel where you can leave your shoes outside the door for a complimentary shine, which I did. I felt a little self-conscious because my boots were so big that they didn’t fit in the bag provided, but I made it work.
I want to return to this hotel. You know how sometimes when you are having a bad day, you think of a peaceful, happy place to try to make yourself feel better? This is going to be one of my happy places from now on. We had such a great stay.
Have you ever been to the Park Hyatt Chicago? Or to another Park Hyatt? What did you think?
If you haven’t been here yet, what are you waiting for? 😉