The Gwen, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Michigan Avenue Chicago

3.5 (131 reviews)

Location 521 North Rush Street, Chicago, IL, 60611, United States   •  Weather:    •   Local Time:     •  Phone: (312) 645-1500   •  Hotel Reservations: (866) 716-8136

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The Gwen, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Michigan Avenue Chicago

521 North Rush Street, Chicago, IL, 60611, United States
Phone: (312) 645-1500

3.5/5 131 reviews

Authentically Chicago, With a Creative Soul

Named one of the Best Hotels in Chicago 2016 by Travel + Leisure, The Gwen is located off of the Magnificent Mile in the landmark McGraw-Hill Building near all of the things to do in Chicago.

The reimagined icon is adorned with panels created in 1929 by sculptress Gwen Lux, the hotel’s namesake. Embracing her artistic spirit, the 300-room hotel, featuring 34 suites, also celebrates the energy and glamour of Chicago in the 1930s. 

 

 

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Hear from our guests about their stay from 131 verified guest reviews

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59%of our guests
recommend this hotel

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First, the location of the Gwen is excellent. Located right off of Michigan avenue within a 5 min walk to the Chicago river, 10 min walk to the Navy Pier, and a short uber to most other main attractions. It's also attached to Nordstrom and located in the middle of all the shopping on Michigan Ave. The hotel is not as tall as some of the other hotels in town, but it's rooms offer great view of Michigan ave and Chicago. There is an excellent lobby bar and outside deck, with a DJ spinning some beats on the nights I was there (the weekend). Front desk staff was welcoming and helpful, expected nothing less from a Luxury Collection Hotel. Also, drink and food prices also are up to the standards (I.E. expensive). The rooms are very well apportioned, with luxurious Molton Brown bath products, comfortable beds, and contemporary furniture. TV's are some of the biggest I've seen in a hotel (65") so watching TV in bed is supremely comfortable. K-Cups were the coffee of choice, which is a step up than the standard coffee brewers (but not as great as the nespresso at the Ritz-Carlton Chicago). The light switch for the restroom did take a call to figure out how to work (3 way switch) and the scale didn't seem to work, but other than that, everything was perfect. Will definitely be willing to come back, but only if I can afford the premium price.

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Newly Renovated Rooms & Suites

King Superior Room

375 f

Bed Options
  • 1 King Bed
Sleeps 3
Maximum Adults/Children
Adults 3
Children 0

Deluxe King Superior Room

375 f

Bed Options
  • one king bed
Sleeps 3
Maximum Adults/Children
Adults 3
Children 0

Double Superior Room

375 f

Bed Options
  • 2 Queen Beds
Sleeps 4
Maximum Adults/Children
Adults 4
Children 0

Deluxe Double Queens Superior Room

375 f

Bed Options
  • two queen beds
Sleeps 4
Maximum Adults/Children
Adults 4
Children 0

King Grand Deluxe Room

425 f

Bed Options
  • 1 King Bed
Sleeps 3
Maximum Adults/Children
Adults 3
Children 0

Double Grand Deluxe Room

375 f

Sleeps 4
Maximum Adults/Children
Adults 4
Children 0

Queen Grand Deluxe Room

375 f

Bed Options
  • one queen bed
Sleeps 2
Maximum Adults/Children
Adults 2
Children 0

King Junior Suite

475 - 750 f

Bed Options
  • 1 King Bed
Sleeps 3
Maximum Adults/Children
Adults 3
Children 0

Premium Junior Suite

398 f

Bed Options
  • 1 King Bed
Sleeps 3
Maximum Adults/Children
Adults 3
Children 0

King Superior Suite

565 - 840 f

Bed Options
  • 1 King Bed + Queen Sofa Bed
Sleeps 5
Maximum Adults/Children
Adults 5
Children 0

King Deluxe Suite

765 - 875 f

Bed Options
  • 1 King Bed + Queen Sofa Bed
Sleeps 5
Maximum Adults/Children
Adults 5
Children 0

Junior Suite with Terrace

475 f

Bed Options
  • 1 King Bed
Sleeps 3
Maximum Adults/Children
Adults 3
Children 0

Superior Suite with Terrace

920 - 967 f

Bed Options
  • 1 King Bed + Queen Sofa Bed
Sleeps 3
Maximum Adults/Children
Adults 3
Children 0

Gwen Lux Suite

1,400 f

Sleeps 5
Maximum Adults/Children
Adults 5
Children 0
King Superior Room

King Superior Room

375 f

Bed Options
  • 1 King Bed
Sleeps 3
Maximum Adults/Children
Adults 3
Children 0
Deluxe King Superior Room

Deluxe King Superior Room

375 f

Bed Options
  • one king bed
Sleeps 3
Maximum Adults/Children
Adults 3
Children 0
Double Superior Room

Double Superior Room

375 f

Bed Options
  • 2 Queen Beds
Sleeps 4
Maximum Adults/Children
Adults 4
Children 0
Deluxe Double Queens Superior Room

Deluxe Double Queens Superior Room

375 f

Bed Options
  • two queen beds
Sleeps 4
Maximum Adults/Children
Adults 4
Children 0
King Grand Deluxe Room

King Grand Deluxe Room

425 f

Bed Options
  • 1 King Bed
Sleeps 3
Maximum Adults/Children
Adults 3
Children 0
Double Grand Deluxe Room

Double Grand Deluxe Room

375 f

Bed Options
Sleeps 4
Maximum Adults/Children
Adults 4
Children 0
Queen Grand Deluxe Room

Queen Grand Deluxe Room

375 f

Bed Options
  • one queen bed
Sleeps 2
Maximum Adults/Children
Adults 2
Children 0
King Junior Suite

King Junior Suite

475 - 750 f

Bed Options
  • 1 King Bed
Sleeps 3
Maximum Adults/Children
Adults 3
Children 0
Premium Junior Suite

Premium Junior Suite

398 f

Bed Options
  • 1 King Bed
Sleeps 3
Maximum Adults/Children
Adults 3
Children 0
King Superior Suite

King Superior Suite

565 - 840 f

Bed Options
  • 1 King Bed + Queen Sofa Bed
Sleeps 5
Maximum Adults/Children
Adults 5
Children 0
King Deluxe Suite

King Deluxe Suite

765 - 875 f

Bed Options
  • 1 King Bed + Queen Sofa Bed
Sleeps 5
Maximum Adults/Children
Adults 5
Children 0
Junior Suite with Terrace

Junior Suite with Terrace

475 f

Bed Options
  • 1 King Bed
Sleeps 3
Maximum Adults/Children
Adults 3
Children 0
Superior Suite with Terrace

Superior Suite with Terrace

920 - 967 f

Bed Options
  • 1 King Bed + Queen Sofa Bed
Sleeps 3
Maximum Adults/Children
Adults 3
Children 0
Gwen Lux Suite

Gwen Lux Suite

1400 f

Bed Options
Sleeps 5
Maximum Adults/Children
Adults 5
Children 0

Hotel Information


Hotel Features

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Our Location

The Gwen is on the Magnificent Mile, connected to The Shops at North Bridge and close to hundreds of stores, restaurants, and cultural hotspots.

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What's Nearby

  1. Auditorium Theatre
  2. Bank of America Theatre
  3. Cadillac Palace Theatre
  4. Oriental Theatre
  5. The Broadway Playhouse
  6. Millenium Park
  7. Navy Pier
  8. North Avenue Beach
  9. Oak Street Beach
  10. Ohio Street Beach
  11. Soldier Field
  12. The Gwen
  13. The Magnificent Mile
  14. U.S Cellular Field
  15. United Center
  16. Willis Tower
  17. Wrigley Field
  18. Field Museum
  19. Shedd Aquarium
  20. The Magnificent Mile
  21. The Shops at North Bridge
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Restaurants & Bars

UPSCALE, INVITING & APPROACHABLE DINING EXPERIENCE

Dine in the elegant spaces of Circa Restaurant and Lounge, serving three meals a day. Or retreat to cityscape views at Upstairs at The Gwen and experience the art of craft cocktails paired with shareable small plate fare. Both locations are newly renovated and sure to dazzle.


  • Circa Restaurant
  • Circa Lounge
  • Upstairs at The Gwen (open seasonally)
Restaurant

Circa Restaurant

312-645-1500

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Circa Lounge

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Upstairs at The Gwen (open seasonally)

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Meetings & Events

The Gwen, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Chicago - Gallery Ballroom
The Gwen, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Chicago - Skyline Meeting Room
The Gwen, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Chicago - Upstairs at the Gwen

Exceptional state-of-the-art Chicago meeting spaces

We offer more than 15,000 square feet of versatile meeting and event space that is spacious and elegant.

  • Event and meeting space is divisible into 15 pillarless rooms
  • Onsite audiovisual team
  • Some rooms enhanced by natural light and skyline views
  • Elevated culinary experience crafted by Executive Chef Oscar Hernandez
  • Seasonally offer outdoor spaces for unique and intimate events