The Peninsula Chicago

108 East Superior Street, Chicago, Illinois, 60611, United States | 5 star hotel
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Back In the USSA

A travel blog entry by ldp

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Well, after a long haul through one of the best parts of the world, I am back home safe and sound. Anyone have $1500 so I can go back? The last few days of my trip were an excellent cap to a once-in-a-lifetime experience. My week in Manila was spent in the Peninsula Hotel - far and away the nicest place I got to stay in during my travels. Days were …

Day Deux

A travel blog entry by thespeck

... with Bob Corritore & Kenny “Beedy Eyes” Smith
4:00 pm Billy Flynn & friends
5:15 pm Tyrannosaurus Chicken
6:30 pm Geneva Red’s Original Delta Fireballs

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Chicago: did it burn in vain? You decide.

A travel blog entry by isy14

... We headed into Chicago and made our way to the planetarium. The location of this is pretty breathtaking; it sits by Chicago's lakeside and with your back to the building, you can take in views of the city line over the lake. The planetarium provided various shows in rooms with reclining chairs and domes which make up the ceiling. Pictures and videos of stars and space projected onto this dome with a commentator providing information about space and the galaxies within ...

Importance of Responsive Web Design

A travel blog entry by webdesignc413

... site that responds to the dimensions of the screen that the web site is being displayed on. Whether that's a desktop, laptop, tablet or phone. That means one url and therefore the same html. It brings an end to mobi-sites and permits for a much better browsing and user expertise across multiple devices. Search engines like this because it is there's no separate categorization of pages for a mobi version versus ...

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A travel blog entry by jeffdavis152

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... tried this "Escape the Room" problem solving challenge thing that was pretty amazing. It was also 50-cent beer night at one of the basement bars, so we spent most of the night there, singing karaoke and playing foosball. Two of the other guys, Joel and Andres, made a few quick excursions to a few other bars before eventually heading home. It was a late night. I spent the next day ...

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This 5 star hotel, located in the Magnificent Mile area of Chicago, is near American Girl Place, Lookingglass Theatre Company, Niketown, and Loyola University Museum of Art (LUMA).
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    Historical Traveler Reviews The Peninsula Chicago

    As long as you don't have the Sunday Brunch ...

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    The Peninsula is either letter perfect or head-scratchingly wrong.

    From an Asian couple, They welcomed us...

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    I could not understand the 1-star Asian reviewer who felt discriminated against [11/16/2003]. My wife [born in the Far East] and I [born near NYC] are both full-blooded, unquestionably picture-perfect Asians. On the numerous occasions we've been to the Peninsula, we have been very welcome in all areas. Maybe we were lucky. We have NEVER been bounced.

    The best in the world

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    The Peninsula group of hotels is the epitome of luxury, taste, style and class. If you want the best and want to experience a staff that will anticipate your needs, then stay at ANY of the Peninsula Hotels. I have stayed at the propeties in Chicago, Los Angeles and Bangkok. All are at the top of their league...by far! For a guest of The Bar at the Chicago hotel to imply discrimination at an Asian hotel company is absurd! While staying at the Chicago property for 5 nights, I encountered many Asian employees. There is NO discrimination here. You will only experience the most pleasant hotel stay of your life. Not to be missed!!

    Incredible Facility, OK Service & severe Noise problem

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    The Peninsula Chicago is one of the nicest hotel facilities this hotel snob has visited in 20+ years of travel. The room service, maid service, health club, beds, HVAC & room lighting are outstanding & exceptional.That's why it's such a shame one can hear those in adjacent rooms sneeze, cough, flatulate, argue & engage in sex. (Although not necessarily in that order).It's also shameful that the front desk ignored my 1st request to change rooms. On the final day of my visit, after being kept awake from 5am by the room next door's ongoing alarm buzzer, I was moved...but not before security personel were sent to confirm my complaint! Furthermore, this (former) repeat customer has not heard from anyone representing the property regarding his complaints or concerns in the month since this incident.Notwithstanding the exquisite facility, I prefer sleep to luxury.

    Worth every penny

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    We stayed at the Peninsula on 12/27. From the time we checked in until the time we left we received outstanding service. Upon arrival we were upgraded to a junior suite that overlooked Michigan Avenue and the Water tower. Our room had a spacious bathroom and a super comfortable king size bed. The room was extremely well appointed with everything you could hope to need during your stay. There is a beatiful atrium area on the second floor where they serve afternoon tea and live jazz in the evening. There is a cool bar with a fire place that is also located on the second floor. The hotel is located in the center of great shopping and restaurants. From talking with others this is now "The" place to stay in Downtown Chicago. It is expensive but worth it. I will be back.

    Simply the Best

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    I travel for my job and stay at hotels all over the world. I have had plenty of experience with the cream of the crop, as well as average hotels. And... when not on planes... I live in Chicago, so I know a thing or two about the local hotels. I've stayed there 5-6 times.

    I think they discriminated against me

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    I went there with friends on a Saturday night after dinner. It was a friend's birthday, so I was dressed pretty well. I was able to get into the bar, but I then left and went to the bathroom. Imagine my surprise when I was told that I couldn't re-enter the bar, because it was 'too crowded.' I calmly and politely asked if I could at least see if my friends were still there. One of the 'bouncers' went in to check and came out about 30s later saying that there was noone by my friend's name in there. I tried calling my friends, thinking that they had left.

    An amazing hotel

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    Started out at the W Hotel Lakeshore...checked out after being there 10 hours...absolutely horrible...found out it was an old Days Inn, in my opinion it still is, with a coat of brown paint and a 250.00 a night increase in price (the worst hotel)...moved to the Penisula the next day...I can't even begin to tell you how wonderful this hotel is...I travel the world and the service, attitude, quality of this hotel was the best I have EVER seen...the staff was more than friendly. Every staff person from the front desk to people you would see in elevators acknowledged you with a hello, how are you, how is your day...they were definetly TOP NOTCH...the W Hotel lake shore was $279.00 a night and the Penisula was $379.00...the extra $100.00 a night is more than made up for in the size of the room, the amenities, the spa, gym, service, etc. A wonderful hotel that i will stay in on every visit to Chicago.

    Very Disappointing and Overrated

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    The service level at the hotel bordered on horrible. The staff had an attiutude and were unfriendly and the level of cleanliness in my room was poor. THe location is great but other than this the hotel should not get high ratings.

    Lobby Dining & Dancing

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    What a treat to dine and dance in the sophisticated lobby of the Chicago Peninsula this past Saturday (3/25/2003)! We were actually booked for the Shanghai Terrace. But in passing thru the lobby, we heard the magical music of Stephanie Browning and her trio. We could not leave. After a magnificent dinner by a most attentive staff, we had three incredibly pleasant hours as we danced and danced .. just like an old-time movie. Total costs less than a C-note, but pricelessly valued memories for my wife and me.

    TripAdvisor Reviews The Peninsula Chicago

    4.50 of 5 stars Outstanding