A historic building offering reliable rooms in a great location.
Formerly a Crowne Plaza, this boutique hotel opened in March 1998 in the 1897 Silversmith Building. It is designated a Historic Landmark, and the moment you walk into its Arts & Crafts-inspired lobby you'll feel transported to an earlier time. The abundance of polished wood is particularly appealing. This beauty sits right on Jeweler's Row, two blocks from the Art Institute of Chicago and one block from shopping on State Street. Symphony Center is also within walking distance. With just 143 guest rooms and 63 suites, there is a wonderful intimacy about this gem. Furnishings are above the standard fare, designed in a kind of Frank Lloyd Wright style. Amenities abound --- robes, complimentary wireless Internet, mini-refrigerators and oversized bathrooms, for starters. Ada's full-service deli is open until 12 a.m., and there are plenty of good restaurants within walking distance.