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Review of theWit - A DoubleTree by Hilton

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theWit - A DoubleTree by Hilton
Ranked #39 of 187 Hotels in Chicago
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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34 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Awesome Experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2012

Customer service at its best. Great location. The bed was like being held in someone's arms. I love this place and will definitely be back!

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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PFamilyMiami, General Manager at theWit - A DoubleTree by Hilton, responded to this review, 11 March 2012
We appreciate the positive comments from frequent reviewers, and all reviews and critiques are shared with all team members. Thank You.

-Mark Shouger
General Manager
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    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Richmond, Virginia, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2012

I'm not quite sure how theWit fits into the Double Tree brand because it's unlike any Double Tree I've ever stayed out. The hotel has an honest modern/cool/hip vibe - it doesn't feel overdone and isn't trying too hard like some other hotels. The staff is extremely friendly and well polished and is what you'd expect to find at a 5 star hotel, but without the attitude.. The accommodations are simply fantastic.

I was traveling on business and checked-in on Valentine's day - there was a very nice note and a plate of heart shaped cookies waiting for me in my room. It's those small thoughtful details that sets this hotel apart.

Unfortunately for Double Tree, theWit sets expectations so high for the Double Tree brand that their other hotels just can't match

Room Tip: Corner Rooms (ending in "02) are fantastic. Large floor to ceiling windows in the room AND bat...
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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PFamilyMiami, General Manager at theWit - A DoubleTree by Hilton, responded to this review, 27 February 2012
Our team appreciates the kind words and appreciation for theWit, and we ALWAYS wish to offer More Experience Than Hotel for all guests- year round.

We will eagerly await NEW Wit Guests and REPEAT Wit Guests alike at theWit, ROOF, State and Lake Chicago Tavern, Spa@theWit and SCREEN.

Thank you.

-Mark Shouger
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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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54 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2012

Stayed at the Wit for a girls weekend. The location is ideal-in the loop but easy walking distance to Michigan Ave. shopping, Millenium Park, etc. Front desk staff was very attentive and friendly. Always greeted us on our return. And the cookies we got on arrival were great.
We stayed on the 12th floor, and like others, I was worried about proximity to the L. But at that level, it was barely noticeable. Great views of the skyline, and even a little peek at Lake Michigan from our window.
Super comfy beds, large and spacious rooms, great wi-fi access. Our room happened to have an accessible bathroom, so had a very wide, sliding type door into the bathroom and an accessible, walk in shower. I didn't request that kind of room but it was fine. Just think the door would be difficult to manage for anyone that did have physical challenges. Wonderful assortment of toiletries in the bath and great soaps. Limited counter space in the bath though-4 women had alot of toiletries and not much room for everything.
Should mention that the exercise facility was awesome-great views of the city and great equipment in a really nice work out setting. Did not have time to try the spa but it looked neat.
Probably not a hotel for kids-but for us it was fabulous!

Room Tip: If you're bothered by the noise of the L, might want to choose something on a higher floor. We...
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with friends
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2012

I stayed here for 3 nights in August. I was alone and I had never been to Chicago before. I was there simply for tourist reasons. The hotel was perfect.

The rooms were amazing. Any amenity I needed. I took a bubble bath in a beautiful tub overlooking Chicago and the lake.

The location was perfect for everything I wanted to do. I was in walking/biking distance of Navy Pier, miles of walking and bike trails on the lake, the, Symphony park (where I enjoyed champaign and pate while listening to the symphony), boat tours and more. I don' think I got in a cab or on the L once. Though, I did have a bike at my disposal.

The club on their roof is awesome if you are young and hip. I am not, but I did enjoy seeing it. Apparently, on Friday and Saturday nights, it is impossible to get in unless you are beautiful or a guest of the hotel.

The Spa was a great way to end my trip after I had checked out of the hotel at Noon.

I asked the concierge for recommendations for theatre show, etc. and he gave me tickets to Chicago Live for that day.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Iowa
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19 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2012

We stayed at the Wit three nights. The front staff was very friendly and helpful. We were on the 10th floor with a good view of the city looking south and west. We were a little concerned about the noise of the El right below us, but it ended up not being a problem. the bed was very comfortable. We loved the bathroom with it being quite large and with a good shower and tub. It was within easy walking distance of all the eating places we wanted to go to and also all of our bus stops and train stations. Our only negative was the service and quality of food at the restaurant the first morning. We thought we had left enough time for breakfast to catch our train to the Auto Show, but with the slow service, we were walking into the train station and buying our tickets just as they were loading the train. The quality of our eggs and bacon that first morning was not very good. However, we ate there three mornings, and the quality of the breakfast and the service kept getting better. Parking is very expensive at $50/night, valet parking only.

Room Tip: The El runs on the south side. If you think the noise from it will bother you, request a higher up...
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Kansas City, Missouri
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8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2012

The Wit is a great hotel which has many modern styles and touches without being cold or industrial. The staff is very helpful and professional. Rooms are roomy but can be a little noisy if you are facing the L (east side of the hotel). This didn’t bother us too much but others may be more sensitive to the noise. The top floor bar is great and in the summer a great area to sit outside. Location is perfect next to the L and an easy walk to the Mag Mile.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Dublin, Ireland
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79 reviews
64 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2012

Very smooth flirtly type hotel.. Lots of people watchinmg etc. great for singles. bad for kids. good rooftop and lively restaurant. Barmen up their own trousers a bit but apart from that very cool hotel bang in middle of downtown chicago

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Property: theWit - A DoubleTree by Hilton
Address: 201 N. State Street, Chicago, IL 60601-2402
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Region: United States > Illinois > Chicago > Downtown / The Loop
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#14 Spa Hotel in Chicago
#24 Green Hotel in Chicago
#27 Luxury Hotel in Chicago
#31 Romantic Hotel in Chicago
#32 Business Hotel in Chicago
#41 Family Hotel in Chicago
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — theWit - A DoubleTree by Hilton 4*
Number of rooms: 298
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
theWit is intelligently renewing one of the original "It" locations on the corner of State (the great) Street and Lake. Its history is rich with artists, theatre people, journalists and musicians as it is nestled between the theatre district and the river. Blending the amenities of a resort with the flair of a boutique hotel, theWit has brought a new energy and vitality to the downtown Chicago Loop. Striking design, unparalleled comfort, and remarkable services create a dramatic sensory experience. This is a destination for anyone who gets "It" or at least wants to. ... more   less 
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