Peninsula Hotel Chicago
Midwest, United States of America
At a Glance
Fantastic central location with shops, restaurants and bars on your doorstep
Superb spa on the top floors of the hotel, with pool, sun terrace and fitness center
Three award-winning restaurants to choose from
The exceptional service you'd expect from a Peninsula hotel
Shanghai Terrace voted number one restaurant in Chicago in 2015
Indulge in a delicious hot chocolate or other goodies at the Friday and Saturday night chocolate buffet extravaganza!Scott Dunn team
Ask for a terrace table at Shanghai for fabulous views up to the Hancock TowerScott Dunn team
Meet our specialists
Call us on 858 523 9000 to start planning your vacation to Peninsula Hotel Chicago or take a look at our itineraries to Midwest
The hotel is within close walking distance of the best of Chicago's shopping and city attractions, and features an award-winning spa as well as restaurants including the Shanghai Terrace and The Lobby. The balance of a far eastern elegance and mid-western hospitality makes this hotel a welcoming base from which to explore Chicago.
Suites embody a high standard of luxury, décor and amenities whilst still maintaining the all-important home-away-from-home feel. New for 2015, all the rooms have been refurbished and are freshly decorated in cream and blues hues as well as featuring multiple ipads. All rooms have fabulous views of the city, whether that is of Michigan Avenue, the Shopping district or Rush Street.
The hotel has a wide choice of dining venues. Guests can opt to eat at the number one Chinese restaurant in Chicago on the Shanghai Terrace which has a 1930s' feel to it. The five-star Lobby Restaurant serves contemporary American style food, traditional afternoon tea and a delicious Sunday brunch. The well-lit dining room is often accompanied by live music and has a children’s menu. The Terrace a wonderful spot to enjoy a drink or two and a light meal whilst admiring the panoramic city views.
If you want something at street level then the Pierrot Gourmet street scene café will be to your taste. The art-nouveau décor, open fireplace and wide choice of cocktails, cognacs and port create a relaxing environment at the end of the day.
The Spa at The Peninsula has been rated ‘America’s Healthiest Hotel’ by the Health Magazine. Its menu of luxurious body and skin care treatments suit all needs. If you are looking for something more active, the state of the art fitness suite allows you to work out whilst admiring Lake Michigan from the floor to ceiling windows. A variety of weekly classes and personal training sessions are also on offer. The 25 meter heated indoor pool and outdoor sundeck’s views of the city provide a striking backdrop for a leisurely swim or to read a book.
There are 339 rooms and suites here, set over 20 floors. 256 of these are standard rooms, starting with the superior room category, moving up to the deluxe room and grand deluxe rooms. Even the smallest rooms measure 527 sq ft, making them wonderfully spacious. There are 83 suites, with separate living rooms, starting from 793 sq ft. Some of the suites have sofa beds that can accommodate children, and some interconnect with other guest rooms. The junior suites boast fantastic views over Michigan Avenue and are amongst the most popular with guests.
Families are well catered for at the Peninsula Chicago, with interconnecting rooms and suites with sofa beds to accommodate a family altogether, there are plenty of room options to choose from. There are special child-focussed activities and amenities available, and the concierge has hand-picked some superb family friendly activities to ensure you get the most out of your stay in Chicago.
An award-winning spa occupying the top two floors of the hotel, with a blend of Eastern and Western treatments available. There is also a yoga room, relaxation lounge, well-equipped fitness center and sun terrace here. There is a half-Olympic length swimming pool with floor-to-ceiling windows so you can enjoy city views as you swim laps.
Dining options are impressive, too, with three award-winning restaurants to choose from, a bar and in-room dining available. The Lobby serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner, focussing on contemporary American cuisine. The Shanghai Terrace harks back to the 1930s and serves delicious Cantonese and Shanghainese dishes in the evenings. The Pierrot Gourmet is a European-style bistro open throughout the day in a relaxed environment.
Location & Directions
Midwest, United States of America
The Peninsula Chicago has a superb downtown address in a prime area for shopping, dining and exploring the city. Nearby attractions include the Art Institute of Chicago, the John Hancock Center and the Millenium Park.
When to go
Summer or winter, rain or shine, there's always great stuff going on in Chicago, so when you're planning a trip, there's no real "best" or "worst" time to go. Weather wise fall and spring are the best times in Chicago. Summers are hot and humid, with a July daily average of 24 degrees. Winters are cold and snowy with few sunny days, and with a January daytime average of -0.6 degrees. Spring and autumn are among the best times to visit for low humidity.