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theWit - A DoubleTree by Hilton
Ranked #37 of 192 Hotels in Chicago
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Reviewed 19 March 2012

My note to HHonors regarding this hotel....This is my second stay at theWit and both by far have been the best Hilton experience this HHonors member has ever experienced. The staff, from the bellman, to the front desk, to housekeeping has an exceptionally pleasing attitude which makes you feel completely at home. This will become the only hotel for me and my staff in Chicago. Whomever is managing this team is doing a phenomenal job. It takes true leadership to deliver this consistent level of energetic, customer-centric service. Well done!

Room Tip: Get above the 21st floor to avoid the street noise. Views are good from all sides.
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  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled on business
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PFamilyMiami, General Manager at theWit - A DoubleTree by Hilton, responded to this reviewResponded 27 March 2012

Very simply... Thank you.

This has been shared with the team- plastered throughout the hotel- to acknowledge the team. We will eagerly await many repeat visits!

-Mark Shouger
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Reviewed 18 March 2012

We stayed at the Wit on St Patrick's day and received great service I'm a hilton honors diamond member and they treated my family like royalty! The breakfast vouchers were the beat ever received Overall a great stay.

  • Stayed: March 2012
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Reviewed 18 March 2012

My husband and I had booked a room here to stay after seeing Barry Manilow in concert. We had pre-paid for the room-Barry Manilow couldn't perform and the concert was rescheduled. We decided to go into Chicago and stay anyway.
We thought the hotel was beautiful and our junior spa room was roomy and very comfortable. We liked that we were close to so many restaurants and shops and could walk to Millenium Park and actually walk to the lakefront to see the sun rise.
The staff at the Hotel were SO friendly and accomodating. We really felt welcome here.
We will stay again in July when Barry Manilow actually does his concert.

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 March 2012

First of all, this trip was paid for by work and was for only a single day. The hotel is located very close to the Metro so getting to it from the airport (although a longish trip) is a cinch and super cheap. The proximity of the hotel to the Theater 'district' is a plus and it's within walking distance to a few restaurants.

We had breakfast at the restaurant in the hotel and it was good. The rooftop lounge has phenomenal views. The rooms were nice and comfy. Nothing to complain about at all.

  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled on business
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PFamilyMiami, General Manager at theWit - A DoubleTree by Hilton, responded to this reviewResponded 15 March 2012

Quality, Value and Overall Experience are the driving mission points at theWit.

Thank you for comments, perspectives and well-received feedback.

-Mark Shouger
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Reviewed 12 March 2012

A very nice hotel. The service was good, the common areas are quite nice, the rooftop bar is very cool and modern.

There were a few drawbacks but nothing too big:

there was a sliding door of sorts to the bathroom, not a full door, so the bathroom got cold;

the food in the main lobby restaurant - had both breakfast and dinner over a three-day stay - was good but not great;

the business center charges something like $1 a page to print black-and-white pages so printing a 20 page document was $20. That's ridiculous and out of touch with the offerings at most other hotels, particularly a high-end hotel in/near a business district.

Still, though, positive experience and I would strongly consider a return.

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled on business
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PFamilyMiami, General Manager at theWit - A DoubleTree by Hilton, responded to this reviewResponded 15 March 2012

Thanks for the great critique. We will share with the team!

Menu items on the State and Lake Chicago Tavern (and ROOF, Banquets and our In-Room Dining for that matter) are typically enjoyed, and even raved about. Certainly apologies for any off-item or day that may have been experienced. We are sharing these comments as well.

theWit is well situated to welcome spring and summer lesiure, business and groupo guests as the weather has appeared to turn for the positive in Chicago as we speak.

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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
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PFamilyMiami, General Manager at theWit - A DoubleTree by Hilton, responded to this reviewResponded 11 March 2012

We appreciate the positive comments from frequent reviewers, and all reviews and critiques are shared with all team members. Thank You.

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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
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PFamilyMiami, General Manager at theWit - A DoubleTree by Hilton, responded to this reviewResponded 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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Address: 201 N State St, 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:
#13 Spa Hotel in Chicago
#23 Green Hotel in Chicago
#26 Luxury Hotel in Chicago
#31 Romantic Hotel in Chicago
#32 Business Hotel in Chicago
#41 Family Hotel in Chicago
Price Range: $149 - $567 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — theWit - A DoubleTree by Hilton 4.5*
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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