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Carbondale, Illinois, United States
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

These apartments are spectacular. A better option than a downtown hotel if you want a spacious layout close to everything downtown. Two blocks from Michigan Ave shopping, huge grocery store next door, restaurants all over nearby. We had a two bedroom apartment for 10 days, free parking, very modern and clean. Best amenity: the 9th floor fitness center, basketball court,... More 

Thank Misty W
grandplazapenth0use, Owner at Grand Plaza, responded to this review

Misty Glad you enjoyed your stay, however you did not stay with The Penthouse at Grand Plaza. You may have stay with another provide on a lower floor. We only rent Penthouse units. Next time try one of the Penthouse units. They will be even more spectacular! More 

Dallas, Texas
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2 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited Chicago for the first time in February 2016. We are avid hockey fans, and had purchased tickets for a Hawks game. We were so happy about staying at Grand Plaza. The penthouse was modern, comfortable, warm, and provided everything that we needed for a wonderful stay. Jim and Jeri Lou were very easy to work with, and refunded... More 

Thank borntotravel2005
grandplazapenth0use, Owner at Grand Plaza, responded to this review

Thank you SO much for you visit to Chicago. Not only do we have a great hockey team. We now have the WORLD CHAMPION Chicago CUBS!! Next time you come back, try one of the DUPLEX units. We hope to see you soon! GO HAWKS! More 

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259 reviews
43 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2016

We had six nights in the Penthouse #2 on the 53rd floor. Our views were magnificent! There were six of us and all of us had our own bedroom and bathroom and plenty of space for us all to relax and congregate. The ktichen is pretty well-stocked with all you would need to cook a good meal, and the Jewel... More 

Thank Susan S
grandplazapenth0use, Owner at Grand Plaza, responded to this review

Thank you for your visit to Chicago! You are right, the location can not be any better. These unit have won awards from TripAdvisor for the Best Views! We hope to see you again real soon! More 

Nashville, Tennessee
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36 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

On a recent trip to Chicago to celebrate my wife’s birthday with close friends, we decided to stay at Grand Plaza Penthouse 5108, located at 540 N. State Street, instead of the usual hotel destination. We learned of this apartment rental through VRBO.com. It was a wonderful experience. The two-bedroom penthouse is located on the 51st and 52nd floors of... More 

grandplazapenth0use, Owner at Grand Plaza, responded to this review

Michael Thank you for your visit to Chicago! What a way to celebrate! I hope you were able to catch the fireworks at Navy Pier from the unit (full moons are pretty awesome too). We hope to see you back soon! More 

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24 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2016

We stayed at a penthouse that we rented. You can rent penthouses and suites through a variety of places or through private owners. This was a special vacation as we were celebrating a family birthday and so our stay was a gift, and what a gift it was-- I doubt we would ever have been able to enjoy such luxury... More 

1 Thank teacherjess
grandplazapenth0use, Owner at Grand Plaza, responded to this review

Thank you for your visit to Chicago. Glad you were able to celebrate with us. Sorry to hear about your parking difficulties. Parking is located in the building and we do provide detail directions. We also have smaller Penthouse units available, that have the same world class views. Thanks again! More 

Estero, Florida
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2015

Excellent location and top rate amenities. Unless you need a butler or concierge of a luxury hotel, this is the way to stay in luxury when in Chicago. It is a great value, but the owners didn't cheapen when it comes to furnishings, fixtures, cleanliness, etc.

1 Thank MKB317
Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 June 2015

I booked the Grand Plaza for 10 days in Chicago as an alternative to my designated conference hotels, the Hyatt and Swissotel. I found I could book a whole 1 b/r condo for appreciably under the price of a much smaller 5 star hotel room, and still be within a couple of blocks of the conference and all the best... More 

1 Thank Ann E
grandplazapenth0use, Owner at Grand Plaza, responded to this review

Ann Glad you enjoyed your stay, however, you did not stay with us. Our units are fully equipped including tea kettles (as well as blenders). We only operate the Penthouse units (in the taller of the two towers). The 1bedroom Penthouse units also have fireplaces. Next time you are in Chicago you might want to try the top! More 

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170 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2014

When booking our weeks stay here I noticed that the " Prices " changed when you confirmed the dates. I contacted someone at their Corp. offices and was told by a gentleman that the reason was we were staying over a weekend and that the rate goes up $ 75.00 per day. When I requested that they honor their internet... More 

4 Thank Revele
grandplazapenth0use, Owner at Grand Plaza, responded to this review

Revele You did not stay with us. We are not associated with Chicago Premier Suites. We rent only the Penthouse units. Once a reservation is made we do not change the rates. Next time you are in Chicago you may want to give us a try. 'Life is Always better at the Top!' More 

kent ,uk
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25 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2014

This apt can be a little expensive in the most popular months but in the winter when its ffffreeeezing , the prices are more palatable.What you get for your 300 bucks (average) per night is a huge 2 bed 2 bath swanky pad on the 47th floor of the Grand Plaza situated in the River North area where within a... More 

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grandplazapenth0use, Owner at Grand Plaza, responded to this review

Saint Thanks for your review, however, if you stayed on the 47th floor, you did not stay with us. We only rent the Penthouse units. Our rates for the Penthouse units are very competitive to the rates of a mid-grade hotel in the area. If you thought that the unit on the 47th floor was "swank" next time try give... More 

Doha, Qatar
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35 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 May 2013

I rented a 870sqf 1 bedroom appartment in Grand Plaza for 1 month (April through May 2013). I give the appartment a solid 4 rating. Spacious and well furnished. the surface area distribution between the living area, bedroom and kitchen is perfect. Kitchen is quite decent, the bedroom is great as well with a nice large wardrobe in it. We... More 

1 Thank Imad_13
grandplazapenth0use, Owner at Grand Plaza, responded to this review

Imad Sorry to hear about your experience. However, you did not rent your apartment from us - The Penthouse at Grand Plaza. We only rent penthouse units. Our 1 bedrooms are significantly larger (1050 sf) with fireplaces - They are AMAZING. We also have the very best cleaning crew. The have all worked with us for over 10 years. Next... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Pool
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
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  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A collection of magnificent unique rentals located in downtown Chicago with dramatic two story living areas and exquisite fireplaces. From the 20 foot floor to ceiling windows, the city unfolds before you with Lake Michigan as a backdrop. Nowhere in Chicago can you stay with views like these! Bordered by the elegance and glamour of North Michigan Avenue to the east and the artsy sophistication of the River North District to the west, The Penthouse at Grand Plaza is at the heart of one of Chicago's most exciting neighborhoods. Life here is flavored with world class shopping, the best of casual and fine dining, galleries and clubs. LIFE IS ALWAYS BETTER AT THE TOP! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Grand Plaza

Address: 540 North State Street, Chicago, IL 60654
Region: United States > Illinois > Chicago > Near North Side
Price Range: $283 - $1,160 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Grand Plaza 4*
Number of rooms: 9
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“Our penthouse balcony faced the Trump tower and we had a great view of the city.”
 of 5 bubbles Girltime, 1 Sep 2016 | Read review
“The views on the higher floors are unbelievably beautiful.”
 of 5 bubbles teacherjess, 1 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Watch out for the " Exclusive Clientele " which come into this establishment unfettered ".”
 of 5 bubbles Revele, 18 Sep 2014 | Read review
“I would not go for the N State side appartment. Street is too noisy and sound insulation in the appartment is not that good.”
 of 5 bubbles Imad_13, 24 May 2013 | Read review
“view of Lake Michegan from the east of the hotel are spectacular. If you cant get that ask for the north or south side, not the west as this is the parking lot”
 of 5 bubbles roseeross, 22 Nov 2011 | Read review
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