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Water Tower Place

Along Chicago's fabled Magnificent Mile, The Peninsula is 1 block from the Chicago Water Tower and 2 blocks from Water Tower Place shopping. Millennium Park and the Art Institute of Chicago are a mile away.

Superlative dining

The fitness center commands spectacular city views. A sundeck adjoins the indoor pool. Other highlights include The Peninsula Spa and the supper-club-style Shanghai Terrace.

Soaking tubs with TVs

Extra-spacious guestrooms feature premium bedding, 42-inch plasma TVs, iPod docks, and complimentary wireless Internet access. Marble bathrooms come with soaking tubs, separate showers, and TVs.

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Renowned for its exceptional service, this Chicago luxury hotel offers a prestigious location along the Magnificent Mile, surrounded by shopping, entertainment, and culture.

At The Peninsula, on-site dining options include Shanghai Terrace, inspired by 1930s supper clubs, serving Chinese cuisine; and The Lobby, which offers all-day dining, afternoon tea, chocolate buffets, and Sunday brunch.

The top-rated Peninsula Spa incorporates European, Asian, and Ayurvedic techniques, focusing on massage, aromatherapy, and facials. The 25-meter indoor pool and the state-of-the-art fitness center command dramatic city views. The signature Peninsula Academy offers unique experiences for adults and children alike, such as a Chinese tea ceremony and a cooking class with a Peninsula chef.

  • Spa services on site 
  • Rooftop terrace 
  • Number of restaurants - 3 
  • Terrace 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Airport transportation (surcharge) 
  • ATM/banking 
  • Number of floors - 20 
  • Valet parking (surcharge) 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Business center 
  • Coffee/tea in lobby 
  • Coffee shop or café 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Express check-in 
  • Express check-out 
  • Full-service spa 
  • Gift shops or newsstand 
  • Health club 
  • One meeting room 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Limo or Town Car service available 
  • Spa treatment room(s) 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Total number of rooms - 339 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Restaurant 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Sauna 
  • Shopping on site 
  • Spa tub 
  • Steam room 
  • Indoor pool 
  • Wedding services 
  • Free WiFi 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Indoor pool  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Rollaway/extra beds available  
  • Refrigerator (on request)  
  • Microwave (on request)  
  • DVD player  


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired high-speed Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Valet parking (surcharge)

Room Amenities

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Phone 
  • Bathrobes 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • Free bottled water 
  • Climate control 
  • Free newspaper 
  • Cribs/infant beds available 
  • Designer toiletries 
  • Desk 
  • DVD player 
  • Free local calls 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available 
  • In-room safe 
  • Iron/ironing board (on request) 
  • In-room massage available 
  • iPod docking station 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Free wired high-speed Internet 
  • Microwave (on request) 
  • Minibar 
  • Pay movies 
  • Premium bedding 
  • Premium TV channels 
  • Refrigerator (on request) 
  • Rollaway/extra beds available 
  • Separate bathtub and shower 
  • Slippers 
  • Turndown service 
  • Room service (24 hours) 
  • Plasma TV 

Where to Eat

Shanghai Terrace - Serves Chinese cuisine. Décor inspired by 1930s supper clubs. Seasonal terrace dining. Open for dinner and happy hour from Monday through Saturday.

The Lobby - Open for breakfast and lunch Monday through Saturday. Afternoon tea daily, with fashion shows on selected Fridays. Dinner nightly. Chocolate buffet Friday and Saturday evenings. Sunday brunch. Live entertainment Friday and Saturday evenings.

Pierrot Gourmet - Contemporary European cuisine served bistro-style. The menu emphasizes specialty coffees, tea, tartines, salads, and fondues; seasonal al fresco dining available. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner Monday through Sunday.

The Bar - Serving cocktails and appetizers nightly.

Room service - Available 24 hours a day.

Nearby Things to Do

An outdoor deck adjoins the 25-meter heated indoor pool. In the state-of-the-art fitness center, a wall of windows admits abundant natural light and frames city views. Cardio equipment comes with personal TVs and sound systems. Guests can participate in a wide range of group classes such as Pilates, yoga, Boot Camp, and Aqua Aerobics. Personal training is also available.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Segway rental/tour nearby 
  • Golfing nearby 
  • Kayaking nearby 
  • Sailing nearby 
  • Mountain biking nearby 
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby 
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby 
  • Bicycle rentals nearby 
  • Aerobics on site 
  • Pilates classes on site 
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site 

Spa Services

In addition to 8 soothing treatment rooms, the Peninsula Spa offers a eucalyptus steam room, a spa tub, and a relaxation lounge with a fireplace. Spa cuisine is also available. Treatments incorporate European, Asian, and Ayurvedic methods. Highlights include:

  • Uplifting Mint Experience, featuring a mint/apricot kernel body scrub and a massage incorporating wild-mint-infused oil
  • Customized ESPA Aromatherapy Massage with a choice of detoxifying, de-stressing, immunity-boosting, or energizing aromatic oils
  • Holistic Fitness Massage for Men
  • Jade Hot Stone Massage
    • Number of treatment rooms 8 
    • Couples treatment rooms 
    • Manicures and pedicures 
    • Body scrubs 
    • Aromatherapy treatments 
    • Hydrotherapy treatments 
    • Ayurvedic treatments 
    • Massages 
    • Minimum age to access spa is 16 
    • Body treatments 
    • Facial treatments 


    To make requests for specific accessibility needs, complete the “Special or Accessibility Requests" section of “Trip Preferences" when you book your hotel.

    • Accessibility equipment for the deaf 
    • Accessible bathroom 
    • Accessible path of travel 
    • Braille or raised signage 
    • Accessible parking 
    • In-room accessibility 
    • Roll-in shower 

    Hotel Policies


    Check-in time starts at 3 PM


    Check-out time is noon

    Payment types


    Pets allowed

    You need to know

    Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.

    Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

    Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.


    The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
    • Valet parking fee: USD 65 per night (in/out privileges)
    • Rollaway bed fee: USD 40 per night
    The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

    We should mention

    The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

    Awards & Affiliations

    Green / Sustainable Property
    This property participates in EarthCheck, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.
    • The Peninsula Chicago is listed in the 2013 Condé Nast Traveler Gold List of the world's best places to stay and the 2013 Travel + Leisure 500.
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