Emily Evans

The Hoxton Chicago

with Emily Evans
  • Where:Chicago, Illinois

  • Why:Staycation

  • When:April 2019

  • Who:Me and my #1.

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Highs & Lows

  • There is enough phenomenal food, drink, art and music in this impeccably designed and beautifully curated building to keep you occupied for several days alone.

  • The hotel provides a free breakfast that is left at your door in the morning upon request. Perfect for the busy traveler and lazy tourist alike.

  • The Apartment, an event and workspace that’s a trademark of every Hoxton hotel, features five rooms set around a communal pantry and kitchen on the mezzanine level. Put a bug in your boss’ ear about a Chicago work trip immediately.

  • I’ve always loved the Yogi Berra quote, "Nobody goes there anymore- it's too crowded." Likely not the case for the Hoxton Chicago. This place is packed, and for good reason. Before you book your room, look into reservations at the hotel’s restaurants given their popularity.

  • The Hoxton is within a stone’s throw of dozens of the city’s best restaurants. However, the prime real estate comes with a price: noise. Light sleepers be warned.

The Barometer

  • Design

  • Website

  • Life Changing

  • Plastic Free

  • Overall Value

  • Night's Sleep

  • Service

  • Amenities

  • Takable Treats

  • Refer a Friend

Total: 46/50

Important Bits

  • Type

    Midsized Boutique

  • Vibe

    The lobby feels like a midcentury modern dream house. Not to mention, the hotel boasts an incredible collection of art scattered throughout its floors ranging from Alexander Calder to Chicago locals like Michael Correy. See photos!

  • Location

    In the heart of the Fulton Market District, which means there is no shortage of good food and drink whether you stay inside or take a few steps out the front door of the hotel in any direction.

  • Rooms

    182

  • Music

    Make sure to check out the live music in Lazy Bird. Visit their website to see who is playing during your stay.

  • Year Opened

    Opened in April of 2019. The Chicago location makes the seventh hotel for the British-born brand which already has future projects under construction.

  • Designed By

    GREC Architects, Ennismore Design Studio and AvroKO. 

  • Pool/Gym

    The rooftop pool is a first for the Hoxton brand and offers panoramic city views. No gym in the hotel as of yet, but the front desk will hook you up with discounts for classes at nearby fitness studios. Also, plans for the opening of a wellness studio are underway.

  • Restaurant

    The hotel has three dining-and-drinking concepts by Chicago’s revered Boka Restaurant Group. Chef Stephanie Izard’s Cabra can be found on the roof of the hotel. Cira, serving fresh Mediterranean fare, is located in the lobby. And finally, Lazy Bird, a speakeasy cocktail bar with a 52 drink menu, is tucked under the hotel in the basement.

  • Bar

    Yes! All three of the above concepts have first-come first-serve bar seating.

  • Minibar

    The minibars have free water and milk for in-room coffee and tea. However, snacks, beer and wine can be purchased at the front desk for supermarket prices so no guest ever falls victim to the typical minibar mark-up.

  • Wifi

    Of course.

  • Children

    Leave ‘em at home. The hotel rooms come in three sizes: snug, cosy and roomy. All are small by design and consistent with the hotel’s mantra, “everything you need and nothing you don’t.”

  • Price

    Affordable luxury.

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