My mom and I just returned from a wonderful visit to Chicago. We traveled together just the two of us and had a fantastic time sightseeing and visiting the typical tourist attractions.
We were so excited that even though it was only the first weekend in November we were able to see the city beginning to sparkle for the holidays.
The first thing we did was drop our car off with the valet. A little hint here, if you can do so on the upper level we recommend it. As we were driving in we missed the ramp to take us to the upper level and ended up driving back and forth underground for far too long. The problem was our GPS kept getting us turned around due to the upper and lower streets. We eventually were able to find the garage and valet underground but recommend using the efficient and convenient valet service up top, it’s far less confusing and the views are incredible.
Check-in was quick and we were on our way up to our room in just a few minutes. We were pleased to see the bellhop actually beat us to our room with our bags. He was very friendly and brought everything in for us.
We were immediately impressed with our 33rd floor room. It was a good size for the two of us and the decor was subtle neutral browns splashed with welcome and warm reds and oranges. We enjoyed the macro images of the Chicago landmarks throughout the room as well.
There was a spacious desk that offered lots of room to blog and a nice bright desk lamp that was appreciated during the cloudy days. It had outlets along the side which made it easy to charge all of my devices.
When we walked in to the room one of the first things we both commented on was the lighting in the bathroom. It was bright and well lit. It was also very spacious and we appreciated the amenities of a hair dryer and travel toothpaste.
By far our favorite feature of the room was the view. Being on the 33rd floor we were able to see other buildings, between those building out to the lake, and even watch the boats go up and down the river. We also liked the amount of sky we could see above and watching all of the bustling activity on the street below.
Being that we were in Chicago the first week of November we brought warm coats, hats, and gloves. While we felt prepared, we also appreciated that there was a skywalk between the East and West towers. The skywalk saved us from being outside in the elements when traveling between hotels and even offered comfy chairs with a nice view of the city.
The Hyatt’s Big Bar was bright and airy throughout the day and in the evening it was hopping and it offered a great view of Chicago glittering in lights. We had appetizers and a drink there one evening and were pleased with their menu selection.
We were excited that the hotel was in a great location. We were able to easily walk to many popular attractions including Magnificent Mile, the John Hancock Building, Macy’s, and the Cultural Center. We were thrilled to find that Millennium Park and Cloud Gate were just a block or two away.
We had a fantastic time staying at the Hyatt Regency Chicago and would recommend it to anyone looking for a hotel in Chicago with a beautiful plaza level for relaxing, chatting, or dining, a skywalk to keep you warm on those blustery days, a nice selection of dining options, a great location, topnotch service, and wonderful views. And their chocolate covered strawberries are a divine way to end a day of shopping and sightseeing.