The Peninsula is located right on the Magnificent Mile – the heart of Chicago’s famous shopping district, near some of the most popular shops. Take a short walk and you will spot Tiffany & Co, Nordstorm’s, Marshalls, and Bloomingdale’s. All that shopping is bound to make you hungry, so why not sit down for a delicious meal at some of the most iconic dining spots in the area, like Mariposa or NoMI Kitchen? If you prefer visiting attractions and museums, there are plenty to be found in the area. For instance, the Historic Water Tower, City Gallery, the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Richard H. Driehaus Museum, and the 360 Chicago Observation Deck can be reached in a five-minute walk (or even less than that if you’re a fast walker). As you can see, The Peninsula Chicago has top-notch locations that will please shopaholics, history fanatics, and art lovers alike.
Style and Character
Chicago is known for its impressive architecture, so you can expect nothing less from The Peninsula Chicago – the modern and open design really stands out from the other buildings on the street, which is really saying a lot for a hotel in Chicago. Opulent, spacious, and classy, the rooms and suites in the hotel will please both couples and families. Solo travelers with luxuriant taste will also enjoy the style and character of this gorgeous accommodation. The rooms and suites are furnished in classic style with a mostly purple-and-white color palette, designed to satisfy even the pickiest of customers. Apart from its ostentatious interior, guests will be offered some of the best views of the city overlooking Michigan Avenue, Chicago Avenue, or Rush Street.
Services and Facilities
Everyone needs some downtime on vacation. Ideally, when you spend your days shopping and sightseeing, you should end the day winding down and enjoying some much-needed pampering. When staying at The Peninsula Chicago, this is made easy thanks to its incredible spa that will relax you and prepare you for the next day. If you’re slightly more energized, you can visit the fitness center or pool area for a quick sweat session.
When staying at The Peninsula Chicago, you can choose between a room and a suite. If you prefer booking yourself a room, The Peninsula Chicago has you covered. You can choose between the Superior Room, the Deluxe Room, the Grand Deluxe Room, the Grand Premier King room, and the Grand Premier Double room, all of which offer impeccable views of the city, extravagant interior design, and beautiful artwork. Suite-wise, the executive suite that accommodates two offers stunning views of multiple avenues and an en-suite marble bathroom overlooking the city. With its hand-embroiled silk art wall anchors and king-sized bed, the deluxe suite seems to be a favorite among guests. The junior suite features views of Michigan Avenue and an extremely cozy yet elegant living area, so it’s easily another favorite among guests. Occupying an area of 3,645 square feet, The Peninsula Suite will give you an experience of a lifetime. With a private wrap-around terrace overlooking Lake Michigan, an outdoor tub, and a grand piano, you can rest assured you’ll be staying right in the lap of luxury. But wait, there’s more! Other popular options include the Water Tower Suite, the Lake suite, and the Grand Deluxe Suite. All the rooms and suites feature bedding made by Downlite, ensuring silky-soft slumber. Both the suits and rooms feature tablet technology that’s available in 11 languages, a flat-screen TV, and bedside charging stations.
Food and Drink
While there are plenty of restaurants located around The Peninsula Chicago, it’s understandable that some people prefer staying on the premises of the hotel for dining and drinks. Luckily, this hotel offers both! The Z Bar lounge will not only get you the perfect view of Chicago at nighttime, but it will do so with live music playing in the background while you’re enjoying some of the exciting dishes on the menu. The Z Bar is also a perfect option for anyone who wants to enjoy a glass of wine or champagne during a breathtaking and highly Instagrammable Chicago sunset. Care for a meal with a view? The Lounge offers just that. Take a seat in front of its 20 feet high floor-to-ceiling windows and please all your senses at once. The menu is Contemporary American and it bursts with incredible traditional American flavor – after all, you will be in the hands of executive chef Baasim Zafar. You can also book yourself a scrumptious afternoon tea at The Lounge.
Value for Money
The executive Suite starts at $750 per night, the Junior Suite at $850 per night, the Deluxe Suite at $1,150 a night, the Premier Deluxe Suite at $1,450 per night, the Grand Deluxe Suite at $1,560 a night, and the glamorous Peninsula Suite at $22,000 per night. When it comes to the rooms, you can book a Superior room for $400 a night, the Deluxe room will cost you around $425 per night, the Grand Deluxe room – $475, and the Premier rooms around $575 a night.
The Peninsula Chicago welcomes famous celebrities and politicians frequently, so you never know who you’ll bump into while staying there. It should come as no surprise, since celebrities like Jennifer Aniston and Eva Longoria have been spotted lodging at this luxury hotel.
- What kind of bath products are used at The Peninsula Chicago?Committed to silky luxurious pampering, the Peninsula Chicago uses Oscar de la Renta soaps and body products.
- How much does parking cost at The Peninsula?Parking at The Peninsula costs $72 a night.
- Does The Peninsula have a pool?There are two pools on the premises: an inside and an outside pool.
- Does The Peninsula Chicago have a breakfast buffet?You can enjoy a lavish breakfast buffet on the weekends when staying at The Peninsula Chicago.
- What time is the check-in at The Peninsula Chicago?Check-in starts at 3 pm.
- Is parking available at The Peninsula Chicago?Yes, parking is available at the hotel for all its guests.
- What kind of cleaning services are offered at The Peninsula Chicago?There is dry cleaning available as well as laundry services.
- How close is the Peninsula to the beach?This hotel is located about a 10-minute walk away from Oak Street Beach.
- Is The Peninsula Chicago Pet-Friendly?The Peninsula Chicago is pet-friendly
- Are There Any Accessible Rooms Available?Accessible rooms are available at The Peninsula Chicago.
Review by Luxury Family
A family of 4; mum, dad, 1 month old and 5-year-old daughter. We struggled to find luxury travel to accommodate our little family. So we decided to start documenting our hotel visits.
Updated Jul 17, 2022