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Waldorf Astoria Chicago has a unique fee and gratuity structure. Not only are there no additional or hidden fees, the Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star hotel has a strict “no tipping” policy. Much like the luxury hotels in Europe, staff members here will not accept tips — even if you try. (A flat 18 percent gratuity fee for services at the spa and restaurant dining will be added to your bill). From the bellhop to the valet attendant, everything is included in your room rate.
Complimentary services at Waldorf Astoria Chicago also include Wi-Fi Internet connection throughout the property and use of the gym, fitness classes and world-class locker room facilities (hello, steam room). The hotel has valet parking with its own on-site garage; overnight valet parking costs $52.
Without a car? Waldorf Astoria Chicago also has several Lexus house cars available with drivers that can take you anywhere within a two-mile radius. During the warmer months, you can even take a tour of the Gold Coast neighborhood in the complimentary pedicab.