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
59%of our guests
recommend this hotel
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.
The Gwen is on the Magnificent Mile, connected to The Shops at North Bridge and close to hundreds of stores, restaurants, and cultural hotspots.
- Auditorium Theatre
- Bank of America Theatre
- Cadillac Palace Theatre
- Oriental Theatre
- The Broadway Playhouse
- Millenium Park
- Navy Pier
- North Avenue Beach
- Oak Street Beach
- Ohio Street Beach
- Soldier Field
- The Gwen
- The Magnificent Mile
- U.S Cellular Field
- United Center
- Willis Tower
- Wrigley Field
- Field Museum
- Shedd Aquarium
- The Magnificent Mile
- The Shops at North Bridge
How To Get Here
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)
Hours Of Operation
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