by Lissa Poirot
This downtown Chicago hotel is a boutique property bathed in a contemporary decor. One block from the city’s famed Millennium Park, the newly renovated hotel offers Deluxe rooms with a king or two double beds, as well as a Premium option with king or two double beds. The rooms feature 12-foot ceilings, free Wi-Fi, and plush bedding. The hotel’s ground-floor Adamus Restaurant & Lounge is a living American restaurant with communal seating.
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by Robin L
We stayed at The Silversmith in Downtown Chicago in July 2019. The room was very comfortable for our family of four and the location excellent. All staff members, with one exception, went above and beyond to be welcoming and helpful. We did encounter one staff member who left us with a bad taste in our mouths over something that would have been very easy to accommodate. If you book at this hotel, you’ll be charged an additional $22 dollar “destination fee.” It’s to cover bottled water in your room, Keurig coffee, the fitness center and fruit infused water in the lobby. During our stay, we attended a Cubs game in 90+ degree heat. We arrived back at the hotel with our two kids ages 7 and 10 around 11:30 pm. We were hot, thirsty, and tired. The complimentary water in the lobby had run dry. It was 11:30 pm so I didn’t really expect it to be full. A case of the hotel’s “complimentary” bottled water was sitting at the registration desk. I asked if we could have some and was given 2 bottles. Granted, there were 4 very hot and thirsty people standing there. I asked for 2 more bottles and then asked if we could have an extra set to take to the room as I knew we’d drink the first ones right up. Begrudgingly, I was given 2 more bottles and told no extra ones could be given. I was upset because complimentary water was supposed to be part of the “destination fee” we were paying. We used no other complimentary services and asked for no additional water during our two night stay. I’m sure we just encountered a “bad egg” as every other staff member was great. Unfortunately, that one encounter over 4 bottles of “complimentary” water supposedly covered by our “destination fee” will have us looking elsewhere to stay next time we’re in town.
Having lived in the city for years, I now live in the suburbs and frequently stay overnight in the city. My usual go-to hotels off Michigan Ave were booked so I found Silversmith and made a reservation. From the moment we walked in, every staff member was very friendly and helpful. Beautiful hotel lobby and very large rooms with comfy beds. We had dinner and breakfast at the restaurant and both were excellent. The location is perfect if you are going to the theater, Grant Park, Art museum, or shopping on State. I will definitely return!