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The Robey

  • Where:
  • Why:Work, work, work
  • When:March 2017
  • Who:Me and my favorite Chicago local, Amy Ellerman
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The Robey The Robey exterior.

The Robey exterior.

The Robey Good morning windy (and chilly) Chicago.

Good morning windy (and chilly) Chicago.

The Robey Liquid gold!

Liquid gold!

The Robey Mid-century lobby.

Mid-century lobby.

The Robey Lots of cool places to explore in Wicker Park.

Lots of cool places to explore in Wicker Park.

The Robey The rooftop bar has hidden outdoor seating.

The rooftop bar has hidden outdoor seating.

The Robey Curated, minimal design throughout the hotel.

Curated, minimal design throughout the hotel.

The Robey In-room radio makes for a happier wake-up call.

In-room radio makes for a happier wake-up call.

The Robey Woolrich blankets keep you cozy.

Woolrich blankets keep you cozy.

The Robey Windows keep the room feeling airy and open.

Windows keep the room feeling airy and open.

The Robey Café Robey is great for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Café Robey is great for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Highs & Lows

  • The hotel mixes heritage and modernity extremely well - you feel like you’re sleeping in a piece of history.

  • Wicker Park is a perfect area to wander around and there is always something going on (great music venues and restaurants in close proximity).

  • Le Labo products leave you smelling nice n’ clean.

  • The second floor café is a great place to relax and catchup on work.

The Barometer

  • Design

  • Website

  • Environmental Consciousness

  • Night's Sleep

  • Service

  • Amenities

  • Takeable Treats

  • Refer a Friend

  • Overall Value

  • Life Changing

Total: 46/50

Important Bits

  • Type

    Boutique design hotel

  • Vibe

    Americana design hub in an authentic Chicago neighborhood.

  • Location

    Smack dab in the center of Wicker Park.

  • Rooms

    89 rooms

  • Music

    An eclectic mix of lounge tunes in the lounge and lobby.

  • Year Opened

    Built in 1929, redesigned in 2016.

  • Designed By

    Originally an office building, redesigned by Nicolas Schuybroek Architects and Marc Merckx Interiors - a Grupo Habita gem.

  • Health & Wellness

    Rooftop pool opening Spring 2017

  • Restaurant

    Yep, Café Robey for all meals and then there is a second floor café offering coffee / light snacks.

  • Bar

    Yes, The Up Room - drinks are great and the 180-degree view of downtown Chicago can’t be beat.

  • Minibar

    Yes - great selection of liquor and little snacks.

  • Children

    Bring them! Great spot for families and single travelers alike.

  • Price

    Well priced for location and design.

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