The Ritz-Carlton, Chicago

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16 expert recommendations



The Ritz-Carlton has been perched on floors 15-30 of Water Tower Place since 1960.



After a multimillion-dollar renovation completed in spring 2009, you'd never guess that it's one of the country's oldest Ritz hotels.


Condé Nast Traveler 85.9

Right on the Magnificent Mile, on floors 15 through 30 of the marble-and-glass Water Tower Place, this hotel is "right in the center of the action." Full review →


DK Eyewitness

Perched above Water Tower Place on Michigan Avenue, this grand luxury hotel is all about old-fashioned elegance.


Fodor's Tick Choice

Shoppers, get ready: the sophisticated and comfortable Ritz-Carlton has indoor access to the Water Tower Place shopping mall and is close to many high-end boutiques. Full review →


Forbes Travel Guide 92

Ritz-Carlton and Four Seasons properties are some of the best in the world, so imagine the level of luxury and service in Chicago where the two giants combine brands at the Ritz-Carlton Chicago. Full review →


Frommer's 33

Top-notch service and a bright, airy setting make this one of Chicago's most welcoming hotels. Full review →


Gayot 48

This is one of the nation's premier hotels. It sits pretty atop Water Tower Place and is as ritzy as the name implies. Full review →



Legendary, family-friendly luxury sleep atop a Magnificent Mile skyscraper. Full review →


Lonely Planet

Just think of all the shopping you can do without leaving the building if you stay in one of the 32 stories above Water Tower Place.


Michelin Guide

It just does not get any better than this... One of the city's most coveted locations.


Oyster 4.0

This 434-room hotel sits atop an upscale shopping mall right off the Magnificent Mile. Full review →


Star Service Tick 5

Situated at Michigan Avenue, near North Side, this property is now officially part of the Ritz-Carlton chain. Similar to the Four Seasons here, this is one of the city's top addresses. Full review →


Time Out

The 435 richly appointed rooms take up the top 15 floors of Water Tower Place and come with high ceilings, marble bathrooms and picture windows. Full review →


Travel + Leisure

Situated directly above Water Tower Place, the Ritz-Carlton has an Art Nouveau—inspired lobby with a dramatic marble fountain and wall-to-wall windows framing views of the city below. Full review →


Zagat 4.5

“Every detail is attended to” at this “world-class” property perched atop the Water Tower Place mall on the Magnificent Mile.

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The Ritz-Carlton, Chicago

5 Star Hotel fourseasons.com

160 E Pearson St, Chicago, IL 60611-2124

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