About Chicago’s Magnificent Mile Neighborhood
The Magnificent Mile is Chicago’s premier commercial district. The vibrant, bustling area is home to upscale shops, luxe fashion outlets, cool restaurants and posh hotels. Landmarks include the historic Chicago Water Tower, the neo-Gothic Tribune Tower, the terracotta Wrigley Building skyscraper and the 100-story John Hancock Center, which has a rooftop observation deck with fine dining and panoramic city views.
At the northern edge of this district, one finds the exclusive One Magnificent Mile building and Oak Street running to the west. Also, at the northern edge of the district one finds the Chicago Landmark East Lake Shore Drive District, an extremely expensive and exclusive one-block area of real estate running east from N. Michigan Ave. and facing directly onto Lake Michigan.
At the southern edge of the district, the Michigan Avenue Bridge sits among four majestic 1920s skyscrapers, two of which are on The Magnificent Mile (Tribune Tower and the Wrigley Building), and two of which are not (333 North Michigan and London Guarantee Building). These buildings are contributing properties to the Michigan–Wacker Historic District.
The average temperature is 59°F during the day and 39°F degrees during evenings/overnight. There are many restaurant locations within walking distance from the hotel, so make sure to bring appropriate attire. Remember to bring a light sweater or jacket for the air-conditioned meeting rooms.
Flying into O'Hare International Airport (ORD)
The hotel is about 35 mins (17 miles) away from the O'Hare International Airport (ORD) The average taxi price is approximately $45 one way. The average uber price is approximately $35 one way. The average train price is approximately $2.25 one way. Costs may fluctuate.
Flying into Midway International Airport (MDW)
The hotel is about 30 mins (13 miles) away from Midway International Airport (MDW). The average taxi price is approximately $40 one way. The average uber price is approximately $30 one way. Costs may fluctuate.
Driving Directions (From ORD)
From O’Hare merge onto I-190 East. I-190 East becomes I-90 E/Kennedy Expressway East. Take exit 50B toward East Ohio Street. Turn right onto North Orleans Street. Turn left onto West Illinois Street. Turn left onto North Lower Michigan Avenue. 505 North Michigan Avenue.
Driving Directions (From MDW)
Follow Highway I-55 North to merge with Lake Shore Drive North, approximately 3 miles South of downtown Chicago. Continue past Soldier’s Field and the museums to the Monroe Street exit. Follow Monroe Street 2 blocks West to Michigan Avenue. Turn right on Michigan Avenue and continue a ½ mile to the bridge over the Chicago River. After you cross the bridge, the hotel will be the third building.