Sofitel Chicago Magnificent Mile

Contemporary French flair in the Windy City

Chic and contemporary with a dash of French flair, Sofitel Chicago Magnificent Mile is a cosmopolitan retreat befitting its Gold Coast address. In true Sofitel fashion, the luxurious property adds a Parisian bent to just about every aspect of the hotel experience, from the friendly, “Bonjour!,” greeting to the brasserie-inspired brunch fare served in the hotel’s signature eatery, CDA.

Not one to eschew its hometown flavor, Sofitel Chicago blends the best of both worlds in its stunning design details. Housed in a 32-floor, prism-shaped skyscraper imagined by French architect Jean-Paul Viguier, the luxury hotel brings an extra dose of style to the usual city-center digs by way of the moody Le Bar and a small library stocked with tomes about Chicago’s famed architecture. Rooms and public spaces capitalize on the hotel’s unusual shape by allowing natural light — and stellar Magnificent Mile views — to flood through oblong windows.

Our Inspector's Highlights

  • The 415-room property features a contemporary navy, gray and gold color palette that’s both easy on the eyes and a chic nod to the Gold Coast locale.
  • Soak up summer days on the seasonally opened Le Terrace. A French-inspired menu of light bites pairs perfectly with a selection from the curated Sofitel Spritz Cocktail collection and a splash of sun.
  • An unusual luxury for a downtown hotel, all rooms at Sofitel Chicago feature separate soaking tubs stocked with Balmain bath amenities — a much-appreciated indulgence after a long day spent exploring the city.
  • Le Bar is a see-and-be-seen spot for pre-dinner bites and post-outing cocktails. The design-forward space boasts bold lines and patterns, sleek metal accents and soft leather furnishings that make a stylish backdrop for sipping champagne.
  • Thanks to Sofitel Chicago Magnificent Mile’s unusual architecture, rooms on the underside of the prism enjoy a unique vista — these accommodations jut out over the sidewalk, providing an uninterrupted view of city life beneath your feet. 

Nearby Attractions

  • Just a three-minute stroll from Michigan Avenue, Sofitel Chicago Magnificent Mile offers a prime home base for those visiting the Windy City to shop. The famed shopping street is home to more than 400 retailers, plus a slew of well-regarded eateries and bars.
  • Looking to soak up some sun? Lake Michigan’s shores are less than a mile east of the luxury hotel’s front door.
  • When the Windy City weather lives up to its name, head for indoor activities like the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago or Chicago Sports Museum. Both are less than a 10-minute walk from the lobby.
  • City highlights like Navy Pier, River Walk, Millennium Park and the 360 Chicago observation deck are just a short taxi ride away. Scale the latter to see Chicago from a new vantage point, all without venturing more than a quarter mile from your contemporary accommodations.

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Getting There
20 East Chestnut Street, Chicago, IL 60611
NeighborhoodGold Coast
MDW (24-50 min)   ORD (26-40 min)  
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