Everything You Need to Know

Curious about The Gwen, A Luxury Collection Hotel? Browse our collection of FAQs below. If you aren’t able to find the answer to your question, please don’t hesitate to contact us directly.


Get directions to The Gwen from the O’Hare Intl Airport (ORD) and the Midway Intl Airport (MDW) and via ground transportation here.

Check-in: 3:00 PM

Check-out: 12:00 PM

If you’d like to request an early check-in or a late check-out, we’re happy to accommodate if possible. Please contact us directly.

Take advantage of a variety of onsite amenities throughout your stay as part of our hotel’s daily destination fee. Enjoy a taste of Chicago with freshly baked cookies and refreshing selections at our beverage station upon check-in. Shop til you drop with direct access to The Shops at North Bridge featuring over 50 world-class retailers. Feeling adventurous? Explore the city with complimentary bikes and road maps then take your visit to new heights with one complimentary ticket to Chicago 360, and more! Inquire at the front desk for a full list of inclusions to enhance your Windy City escape.

The Gwen can help you simplify your stay with valet parking for $75 USD per day. Please note, electric car parking self parking only. Valet can not charge electric cars for liability reasons.

The Gwen is happy to welcome four-legged guests up to 40lbs, for $120 non refundable cleaning fee plus additional $20 per day/pet (up to 2 pets) per stay. Please contact us directly for more information.

Please check your rate details and/or confirmation letter for your reservation’s specific cancellation policy. If you need to cancel your reservation within 24 hours of your stay due to a government-issued travel ban, please contact us and we’ll be happy to help.

Please note that this policy does not apply to travel associated with a group booking. For guests with group reservations (e.g., meetings, events, and conferences), please review the booking rate rules and contact the group organizer for more information. Guests who booked via online travel agents or other third-party travel professionals are advised to contact their booking provider directly for further information.

The Gwen is committed to a non-smoking environment, including on our private and public terraces. To accommodate everyone, guests who smoke are permitted to do so outside in designated areas.


You can see a complete list of all hotel amenities here. If you’re looking for something special, you can also pre-order amenities.

We do. Our Luxury Collection Concierge is on hand to assist with event tickets, reservations, child care, and any other requests you have during your stay.

Yes. Our 24-hour fitness center offers a variety of strength and cardio equipment, including treadmills, two Peloton bikes, and free weights.

Guest Rooms, Suites & Glamping

Yes — The Gwen is dedicated to delivering a luxe experience to all our guests. Browse our accessible guest room features below. For more information about the physical features of our accessible rooms, common areas, or special services relating to a specific disability, please call us at 312-645-1500.

  • Accessible guest rooms with 32” wide doorways
  • Accessible route from public entrance to accessible guest rooms
  • Alarm clock telephone ringers
  • Bathroom grab bars
  • Bathtub grab bars
  • Door night guards, lowered
  • Doors with lever handles
  • Flashing door knockers
  • Hearing accessible rooms and/or kits
  • Roll-in shower
  • Shower wand, adjustable
  • TTY/TTD available
  • TV with close-captioning
  • Toilet seat at wheelchair height
  • Transfer shower
  • Vanities, accessible
  • Viewports, lowered

In 2021, glamping is available from May 28 to September 30. To book your stay, please call us directly.

Activities, Events & Dining

Absolutely. We welcome locals, passersby and guests alike to attend any of our Gwen-exclusive activities and events.

The Gwen is home to world-class dining  — The deliberately understated Private Affairs space or Terrace-chic rooftop Upstairs at The Gwen

See what’s going on at The Gwen and around Chicago on our Activities & Attractions page.

Meetings & Weddings

We’re happy to host just about any event, and help you perfect every detail along the way.

  • Corporate events and conferences
  • Seminars
  • Team building events
  • Executive retreats
  • Corporate dinners
  • Engagement parties
  • Bridal showers
  • Rehearsal dinners
  • Bachelorette & bachelor parties

Take a virtual tour to explore The Gwen’s wedding and meeting venues from wherever you are. If you’d like to arrange an in-person tour, get in touch with us.

Submit your room block request here, and we’ll be in touch with you shortly to confirm your reservation.

Many of The Gwen’s spacious suites make perfect places to get ready for your big day, but none quite as glamorous as the Gwen Lux Suite. With plenty of space for everyone, a 1,000 square foot private terrace with skyscrapers views, and picture-perfect decor, it’s a pre-wedding oasis.

Absolutely. Our wedding specialists will work with you to create your dream wedding menu from rehearsal dinner to cocktail hour and morning-after brunch. The only limit is your imagination.