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Hotel Julian

4-star4 stars
168 N Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL, 60601, United States of America

4-star hotel with restaurant, near Grant Park
  • Free WiFi in the lobby
  • Collect nightsYou can collect Hotels.com™ Rewards nights here
  • Unfortunately the newness of this hotel lost its spark as soon as we became guest. We had…May 4, 2019
  • The hotel is in a great location for downtown Chicago. It was very easy to get around…Sep 3, 2019

Hotel Julian

from £69
  • Standard Single Room, 1 King Bed
  • Standard Double Room, 2 Queen Beds
  • Deluxe Single Room, 1 King Bed
  • Premium Single Room, 1 King Bed

What’s around Hotel Julian

Landmarks

  • In The Loop
  • Grant Park (2-minute walk)
  • Chicago Theatre (3-minute walk)
  • Chicago Cultural Center (3-minute walk)
  • Ford Center for the Performing Arts Oriental Theatre (5-minute walk)
  • Millennium Park (5-minute walk)
  • Chicago Riverwalk (6-minute walk)
  • Tribune Tower (8-minute walk)

Getting around

  • Chicago, IL (ORD-O'Hare Intl.) 33-min drive
  • Chicago, IL (MDW-Midway Intl.) 26-min drive
  • Rockford, IL (RFD-Greater Rockford) 89-min drive
  • Chicago, IL (PWK-Chicago Executive) 41-min drive
  • Millennium Station 2-min walk
  • Chicago Van Buren Street Station 12-min walk
  • Chicago Union Station 24-min walk
  • Randolph-Wabash Station 2-min walk
  • Lake Station 3-min walk
  • State Station 3-min walk

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 218 rooms

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time starts at 4 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 21

Travelling with others

Children

  • No cribs (infant beds)

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • WiFi in rooms *

Transport

Parking

  • Valet parking *

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Cooked-to-order breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service (during limited hours)
Services
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
Facilities
  • Lift
Languages Spoken
  • Chinese
  • English
  • Hindi
  • Polish
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Ukrainian

In the room

Home comforts
  • Espresso maker
  • Bathrobes
Sleep well
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Designer toiletries
Be entertained
  • 55-inch Smart televisions
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • WiFi (surcharge)
  • Free local calls
Food and drink
  • Fridge
More
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)

Special features

Dining

About Last Knife – This steakhouse specialises in American cuisine and serves breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Hotel Julian’s small print

Also known as

  • Hotel Julian Hotel
  • Hotel Julian Chicago
  • Hotel Julian Hotel Chicago
  • Hotel Julian Hotel
  • Hotel Julian Chicago
  • Hotel Julian Hotel Chicago

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check-in or check-out:

  • Resort fee: USD 16.75 per accommodation, per night

Resort fee inclusions:

  • Fitness centre access
  • Internet access (may be limited)
  • Newspaper
  • Phone calls (may be limited)

Inclusions may be listed elsewhere on the page as free or for a surcharge.

Optional extras

Valet parking costs USD 72 per night with in/out privileges

Breakfast costs between USD 10 and USD 25 per person (approximately)

WiFi is available in guestrooms for USD 12.99 per night (rates may vary)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

Most helpful reviewsReviews are sorted based on what customers found most helpful and our recommendations

Superb 9.0 From 1,098 reviews

Fair 4.0
Unfortunately the newness of this hotel lost its spark as soon as we became guest. We had to request our room be cleaned, paid $15 per room service charge (even tho we tipped 20%), and after 10pm room service only offers water. As a frequent business and personal traveler I was shocked at the unwillingness to serve new customers. For example, it was Saturday night at 10pm and I called down to room service to ask that they bring 1 sprite and 1 coke up to the room (there are no vending machines). The response was ‘the kitchen is closed’. Non alcoholic beverage refreshments should be available 24/7; if not through room service, then available via room service for guests to be self sufficient. It was the 3rd week in April and it snowed 6 inches and rained non stop making a quick walk down the block to buy our own refreshments not an option. 2 oatmeals, a side of scrambled eggs and 2 coffees cost $64. Unheard of for a mediocre hotel! The oatmeal was hard and the brown sugar that came with it was so hard we had to break it like a rock. Our cable only had 10 channels working. That being said I regret not booking through my Hilton Honors account of which i have gold status and can be guaranteed service. Beware of this ‘new and trendy’ hotel as it’s just a ploy to get guests in the door to spend money despite lackluster service, food, and amenities. Would not recommend nor have a repeat stay.
Erica, usOther trip
Very good 8.0
The hotel is in a great location for downtown Chicago. It was very easy to get around the city from our hotel. I was impressed at how busy the hotel always seemed to be in the lobby and restaurant. I was frustrated with housekeeping. During the 3 days we were there, they never tidied our room even though we didn't have a DND on the door. The first day a tablet was left on the bed and when we came back to the room we found a note saying the room couldn't be cleaned because a personal item had been left on the bed. I understand respecting the personal property on the bed, and I appreciate not wanting to touch personal property. That doesn't mean that the rest of the room can't be tended to. The bathroom could have been cleaned and coffee and toiletries replenished without making the bed. The second day we had a knock on our door around 7:30 pm saying they were there to clean our room. I told them that we were finishing getting ready to go out for the evening and asked if they could come back in 15 minutes. I was told that they were past when they should be done for the day and wouldn't come back. Instead of coming in to do a quick clean they were ready to just walk away. Since our room hadn't been serviced the day before, I asked for coffee and shampoo since we were out. This frustrated the person but I was given what I requested before they walked away.I would expect for the price point of this hotel that there would be a better housekeeping staff or policies.
us3 night trip
Good 6.0
Great location - but was it worth $200/night?
This is a nice hotel, with some oddities about it. The room we had was efficient, but the window looked out on another building about ten feet away, and there was very little natural light coming in. We seriously could not tell what the weather was like outside. This was very disappointing. There were no drawers for clothes, and the 'closet' was tiny and barely serviceable for more than five or six pieces of hanging clothes. Perhaps the oddest thing was we ordered room service for breakfast one morning, and it came in all plastic takeout containers. There was really no easy way to eat it, as not even a tray was provided for a hard service. We sat on the bed, to eat steak and eggs, etc. cutting up the steak with a plastic knife on the bedspread, which obviously got messy. While the food was good, the experience of eating with plastic takeout containers on our laps while sitting on the bed (there is only one chair in the room, and no real desk) was not something I would want to repeat. I understand that it's more convenient for the hotel to not have to come up and pick up a tray or takeout table from your room, but if you are paying $45 for breakfast for two, it should be easier to eat and a nicer presentation. And re parking - the hotel charges $72/night. REALLY??? The receptionist said all the garages around charged the same thing. Ummm NO. A short two blocks away you can park at Millennium garage soft $22/night with a parking app. Ridiculous.
Debra, us3 night romance trip
Good 6.0
A mixed bag
The Julien is very central and a great base camp for exploring downtown Chicago. The interior is new and fresh and the room was comfortable. Nevertheless, a few things annoyed me and affected my overall experience. I paid for the room when i booked it but as soon as i presented myself at the front desk i was charged a 200 dollar retainer for two nights and i was told I'll be reimbursed 174 dollars after my stay unless i trashed the room. Well, it's four days since i checked out and the reserve is still on my account. Paying a compulsory surcharge of 15 dollars plus tax per night for "bottled water, nespresso pods, wifi and the upgraded fitness center" feels ridiculous and annoyoing. Why not include it in the price of the hotel? The bin in my room was full of the former guests rubbish, there was a big coffee-stain on the carpet next to the bed and the bathroom floor tiles looked dirty. Additionally, walls in the Julien are thin. I could hear parties and intimate encounters in neighbouring rooms very clearly. It was fun for a while but not very relaxing. I really wanted to like this place, the online pictures were great and the room was quite nice but at the end of the day i felt this place doesn't care about anything except your money. I did bring up my concerns during my stay when i was asked to rate the hotel by sms. I was offered another room but i felt it wouldn't really have solved the problem and i wasn't keen on packing and unpacking once more.
Georg, fi2 night trip
Very good 8.0
It was a nice hotel with friendly front desk. nice and clean rooms, good wifi and facilities. I had however 3 negative issues. 1. I was on the second floor facing Michigan Avenue; the street noise was tremendous from the street including occasional sirens; lighter sleepers will find this impossible. Also the wall facing the street is all glass - but for privacy you have to lower the shade that covers the view and the sunlight. 2. I ordered room service and it was shoddy and overpriced. First off I found out later that I was charged 5% fee plus 18% fee; however when I asked the person delivering the food if gratuity was included he said no - so I ended up tipping on top of that; lying to customers is not a good practice! Secondly the food was delivered like take out in plastic containers in a paper bag - I got a fish (only fish in the dish), a side of veggie, a desert, and glass of wine - there was no bread, no water and like I said - plastic forks and knives. All for about $70! 3. It was nice having the 2 nespresso capsules - but it was only refilled once during my 5 day stay! The room service did not even bother to take the dirty coffee cup either.
Roland, us4 night business trip

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