£63.56 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in 17 Feb 2016 Check-out 20 Feb 2016

Raffaello Hotel

4 stars
View map of 201 E. Delaware Place, Chicago, IL 60611

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
4.0
out of 5
297 reviews
Business trip

Wonderful hotel. Lovely staff. Centrally located (for my needs). Nice old building.... although the... See full review

  • Peter B.
  • 1 Dec 2015
worth it

The only thing I don't feel good is they don't have a speaker box that can fit iphone6. Except that... See full review

  • Shuo C.
  • 19 Oct 2015
  • John Hancock Center
  • American Girl Place
  • Magnificent Mile
  • Oak Street Shopping
  • Oak Street Beach
  • Navy Pier
  • Lake Michigan
General
Any Chicagoan will encourage a newcomer to put dining and an architectural experience on the itinerary. At the Raffaello Hotel, both needs are satisfied thanks to Pelago, the upscale Italian seafood restaurant and the rooftop garden, which is open from late spring to late fall. From the sundeck, guests can take in glorious views of the skyline, including Navy Pier and the next door neighbor: the John Hancock Center.
Location
In Chicago, the rule for downtown real estate is the closer to Lake Michigan, the more posh the address. Enter the Raffaello Hotel, a four-star hotel just steps from the lake and Magnificent Mile with a Michelin-rated chef and executive suites. Blending old-world aesthetics with modern conveniences, the hotel manages luxury and intimacy while being near the downtown hub. Stepping into the vintage building just off the tourist drag, guests are more likely to feel like Gold Coast residents than tourists. Raffaello Hotel offers Drumbar, a rooftop speakeasy-style inside lounge and outdoor garden terrace, found in the 18th floor.
Dining
  • O'Hare International Airport (18 miles)
  • Midway Airport (12 miles)
  • Closest train stops: Blue Line (Chicago to O'Hare) and Orange Line (Roosevelt to Midway)
  • McCormick Place Convention Center (11 minutes)
Rooms
Staying in this vintage building poses several advantages. The Raffaello Hotel offers rooms with high ceilings and architectural details for a unique, high-class vintage stay. Butterscotch-hued bedding and drapes match the walls, while high ceilings --painted stark white--stun with their beam construction. All rooms feature rainfall showerheads, GUYandGIRL amenities, 32-inch LCD TV, iHome and iPod players and 340-count linens. Rooms, which come in king, double double and suite versions are hard-wire and Wi-Fi enabled.
Nearby attractions
  • Walk to the Magnificent Mile
  • Next to the John Hancock Center
  • Rooftop sundeck
  • Upscale Italian fare at Pelago
  • Sanctuary fitness center with Precor fitness equipment
Transportation
Gold Coast luxury boutique hotel with vintage flair

Raffaello Hotel location and nearby area

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Raffaello Hotel Rooms

Grand Suite
The Suite offers 1 King size bed and sofa bed with spacious living area. The room is non-smoking and include in room safe, iron and ironing board, mini bar stocked with the finest treats, hair dryer, GUYandGIRL Collection bath amenities, rain forest shower heads, cable TV with 60 channels of free to guest entertainment available on a 46 inch flat panel LCD television.
Deluxe Suite
The traditional Suite offers One King Bed with pullout sofa bed suitable for multiple guests. The room is non-smoking and include in room safe, iron and ironing board, mini bar stocked with the finest treats, hair dryer, GUYandGIRL Collection bath amenities, rain forest shower heads, cable TV with 60 channels of free to guest entertainment available on a 46 inch flat panel LCD television.
Double Double Room
The traditional Double room features Two Double beds with a brand new Modern design coupled with an old world charm. The room is non-smoking and include in room safe, iron and ironing board, mini bar stocked with the finest treats, hair dryer, GUYandGIRL Collection bath amenities, rain forest shower heads, cable TV with 60 channels of free to guest entertainment available on a 46 inch flat panel LCD television.
King Room
The traditional King room features One King Bed with a brand new Modern design coupled with an old world charm. The room is non-smoking and include in room safe, iron and ironing board, mini bar stocked with the finest treats, hair dryer, GUYandGIRL Collection bath amenities, rain forest shower heads, cable TV with 60 channels of free to guest entertainment available on a 46 inch flat panel LCD television.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Elevators
Activities
Fitness centre or spa
Fitness Center
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Business centre
Laundry service
In-Room Safe
Conference facilities
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant
Accessible facilities
Wheel chair access
Public areas wheelchair accessible for disabled
Wheelchair accessible elevators
Ramp access to buildings

Nearby points of interest

  • John Hancock Center: 0.1 mi
  • Drury Lane Theatre: 0.1 mi
  • Water Tower: 0.1 mi
  • Museum of Contemporary Art: 0.1 mi
  • Seneca Park: 0.1 mi
  • Lake Shore Park: 0.2 mi
  • Oak Street Beach: 0.3 mi
  • Terra Museum of American Art: 0.4 mi
  • Holy Name Cathedral: 0.4 mi
  • Michigan Avenue: 0.5 mi
  • Washington Square Park: 0.5 mi
  • Chicago - Mag Mile - Wacker Dr: 0.5 mi
  • Chicago Historical Society: 0.5 mi
  • North Michigan Avenue: 0.6 mi
  • Tribune Tower: 0.6 mi
  • John Hancock Center: 0.1 mi
  • Drury Lane Theatre: 0.1 mi
  • Water Tower: 0.1 mi
  • Museum of Contemporary Art: 0.1 mi
  • Seneca Park: 0.1 mi
  • Lake Shore Park: 0.2 mi
  • Oak Street Beach: 0.3 mi
  • Terra Museum of American Art: 0.4 mi
  • Holy Name Cathedral: 0.4 mi
  • Michigan Avenue: 0.5 mi
  • Washington Square Park: 0.5 mi
  • Chicago - Mag Mile - Wacker Dr: 0.5 mi
  • Chicago Historical Society: 0.5 mi
  • North Michigan Avenue: 0.6 mi
  • Tribune Tower: 0.6 mi
  • Wrigley Building: 0.7 mi
  • Lake Point Tower: 0.7 mi
  • Museum of Broadcast Communications: 0.8 mi
  • Marina City: 0.9 mi
  • Children Museum: 0.9 mi
  • Prudential Plaza: 1 mi
  • Navy Pier: 1 mi
  • Harold Washington College: 1 mi
  • History Museum: 1 mi
  • Chicago Theater: 1 mi
  • Merchandise Mart: 1 mi
  • Harris Theater: 1.1 mi
  • Goodman Theatre: 1.1 mi
  • Oriental Theatre: 1.1 mi
  • Chicago Cultural Center: 1.1 mi
  • Macys: 1.1 mi
  • Pritzker Pavilion: 1.1 mi
  • Cloud Gate: 1.2 mi
  • Shubert Theatre: 1.2 mi
  • City Hall: 1.2 mi
  • Cadillac Palace Theatre: 1.2 mi
  • State Street: 1.2 mi
  • Crown Fountain: 1.2 mi
  • North Avenue Beach: 1.3 mi
  • Yacht Club: 1.3 mi
  • Bank of America Theatre: 1.3 mi
  • Art Institute of Chicago: 1.4 mi
  • Kendall College: 1.4 mi
  • Symphony Center: 1.4 mi
  • Chicago Architecture Foundation: 1.4 mi

Dining

drumBar
Drumbar, on the hotel's 18th floor is a multi-seasonal destination with a speakeasy style inside lounge and outdoor garden terrace. Drumbar is designed to deliver warmth, style, and an energetic spirit of old meets new.
Pelago Ristorante
Raffaello is also home to the distinguished Pelago Ristorante by Chef and Owner Mauro Mafrici. Pelago redefines upscale Italian dining with a focus on homemade pastas and seafood. The traditions of Italian cooking from the North to the South of Italy have been translated with a local twist and modern cooking flair to create a contemporary menu for an outstanding culinary journey.
Glazed and Infused
In the morning, head to the lobby for gourmet donuts from Glazed and Infused. The Chicago Tribune says the shop's eclectic selection is "so good it's difficult to pick a favorite."

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
16:00
Check-out:
12:00

Terms and conditions

Extra charges may apply for children. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the quoted rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

Ratings and reviews for Raffaello Hotel

Overall score

4 / 5
5.01.0
297 out of 297
Amenities:
3.7
Cleanliness:
4.4
Hotel staff:
4.1
Comfort:
4.2
Location:
4.6
Value:
4

85% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Raffaello Hotel

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Thaddeus
Family
N/A
6 Dec 2015

Worst in Chicago

Pros:None Cons:Flea ridden couches, ceiling has water damage, stained floored, rooftop hangout is nothing special and overcrowded, location is way to far from the riverfront to be convenient if that's your goal, view is an ally or a building. Looks great in pictures horrible in reality.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
1
Comfort:
1
Location:
3
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Family

Review of Raffaello Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Peter B.
Business
N/A
1 Dec 2015

Business trip

Wonderful hotel. Lovely staff. Centrally located (for my needs). Nice old building.... although the elevators were a bit small and slow, but I'll just chalk that up as old building charm.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Raffaello Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Donna C.
Friends
N/A
21 Nov 2015

Girl's trip

This little boutique hotel was perfect for a girl's trip to the windy city! Very close to everything, & within walking distance of great restaurants and Miracle Mile shopping. The staff was very accommodating in every way, even printing my boarding pass for my flight home. If you are looking for spacious and luxury, this is not it. But if you want a hotel that is friendly and warm, has a great bar, The Drumbar, with spectacular views, this is it! And don't forget the morning coffee and donut shop in the lobby!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Friends

Review of Raffaello Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Shuo C.
Couples
N/A
19 Oct 2015

worth it

The only thing I don't feel good is they don't have a speaker box that can fit iphone6. Except that everything is perfect.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of Raffaello Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Sonia the great
Couples
N/A
23 Sep 2015

Great Chicago stay

Hotel was nice , elevator situation a little slow but overall we had a great stay! Location of hotel is great 1 block from Michigan ave and tons to do in walking distance! Must do the architectural boat tour best tour we did!! Willis Tower aka Sears tour was great as well but the wait was long ! Missed out on the museums it's a must for next visit!!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of Raffaello Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Sam F.
Business
N/A
10 Sep 2015

Good hotel, great price

Everything was very satisfactory. Nothing special but I had a good experience and it was well worth the price. The hotel has a nice rooftop bar but not to many other amenities if thats what you are looking for. The room was pretty clean but not the best I've ever stayed in.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Raffaello Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Bart C.
Business
Munroe Falls
9 Sep 2015

Business Trip

Loved the location and upstairs bar. Rooms and hotel are clean and well decorated. Check in was bit cumbersome but I was early so that is to be expected.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Raffaello Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Bette A.
Family
Oneonta
16 Aug 2015

Fun family trip

It was a great trip! The hotel was in a great location. The room was a nice size and clean. No breakfast served at the hotel. A really great diner just a little walk on corner of chestnut and state streets. We walked to the navy pier but it was a bit of a hike. The go Chicago cards were well worth it. We saved a lot oh money and saw all the best sights and skipped some of the lines using them.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Family

Review of Raffaello Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anthony B.
Single
N/A
25 Jul 2015

I was expecting more, but it was nice.

The room was fairly clean, there was however a huge stain on the living room chair that was pretty gross, and only one chair for sitting at the table in a suite. Having to get on an elevator to go to another floor for ice can be a pain, especially when it is what many in the hotel jokingly referred to as the world's slowest and smallest elevator. The staff is very friendly, and I heard wonderful things from other guests about the restaurant. Some may find the noise from the drum bar a little annoying if you had kids or were not out late. I was disappointed when I saw what some friends had booked for less money in other hotels. All in all it was comfortable, clean were it counted most, valet had my car there super fast, doorman had cabs there in a flash, the staff was very friendly...but I can't help but feel that is a minimum expectation for the price I paid.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Single

Review of Raffaello Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Lisa H.
Family
N/A
25 Jul 2015

Great Suite for a Family

This hotel was in a great location. Having the amenities of a suite including a fridge and microwave was very helpful.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Family

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