My Chicago Visit: Hyatt Regency McCormick Place


*I was offered a discounted stay and meals, in exchange for a review. All findings, opinions, statements are my own*

While in Chicago I stayed at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, located at 2233 South Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Chicago, IL 60616. I’ll admit I was surprised at how huge the hotel was when I pulled up. This Hyatt has 1,259 non-smoking rooms, including 51 suites, 473 kings, 707 queen/doubles, and 57 accessible rooms. In other words, it makes the 134 room Hyatt Place at the Kansas City Airport location look tiny in comparison.

From the beginning of my stay I was in awe. As soon as I stepped out of the Uber car, a bellhop was right there to help me unload my luggage from the trunk. The bellhop was extremely kind and quickly checked my bags in at the front desk.

At first, I was a little confused upon entering the hotel because I wasn’t sure where the check in desk was. Luckily there was plenty of hotel staff around to help me, so I didn’t get too lost. Unlike most hotels where there is a huge counter at the front lobby, the guest services check-in almost gives you the feeling as if you’re VIP, entering a sleek, upscale nightclub, or fancy restaurant. It looks like hostess booths. It’s set up to get you checked into your room quickly and efficiently, my check-in took a matter of seconds.

one of the lounge areas

One of the lounge areas

I LOVED my hotel room! It included a Hyatt Grand Bed (pictured below), refrigerator, deluxe bathtub, makeup mirror, full-length mirror, extra outlets “Jet Packs” for electronics, and a 42″ inch  flat screen HD television.  The view was amazing too! *The picture at the top is the view outside of my window.*


my bed

The Hyatt also has a 24 hour gym, a sauna, and an indoor heated pool. The pool was a little small for a hotel this big (my opinion), but the gym area was huge. Its not that much of a deal, I mean I was there to enjoy the city anyway.


the pool


the gym

The Hyatt Regency McCormick Place is attached to Chicago’s 3 million square foot McCormick Place Convention Center.  There are a few skywalks at the hotel that takes you across to the center, and they were definitely convenient when the weather was cold and rainy.

The hotel has four restaurants and bars, including the “Daily Grind Fresh Market” which has quick snacks, coffee, fruit, pastries, and more, to get your day started.

The hotel is also close to the beaches and recreational activities at Lake Michigan. It’s just a short ride to all of the tourist areas such as Navy Pier, Michigan Avenue and State Street Shopping area, Millennium Park, The Bean, Buckingham Fountain, Willis Tower, and more.

I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at the Hyatt Regency at McCormick Place, I love the location, the customer service was great, and I can’t wait to stay here again.

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  1. July 31, 2015 / 9:39 am

    Thank you.Yes, the skywalks take you directly to the convention center. Once you’re on that side you just have to look for your gate number. There are plenty of directories in case you get lost. The convention center is pretty easy to navigate too.

  2. July 31, 2015 / 2:58 am

    Hi Ericka,
    Love your review. I’ll be staying here next week and I’m wondering if you can tell me more about the skywalks. Will I be able to use it to walk over to the convention center? And if so, I was told the convention center has numbered gates, will I be able to reach a certain gate by using the skywalk?
    Thanks, Desiree

  3. Faatima Evans
    January 4, 2014 / 4:05 pm

    Beautiful Hotel if I ever go to Chicago for a overnight visit. I know where I’ll be staying. Thanks for the tip!

  4. January 3, 2014 / 6:00 pm

    I have friends in Chicago I’d love to visit, and I’ve always had great experiences with Hyatt hotels! Definitely adding this to the list of potential hotels.

  5. January 3, 2014 / 4:20 pm

    I wish I could have used the sauna Enza. I didn’t want to mess up my hair 🙂 lol.

  6. January 3, 2014 / 4:17 pm

    The lounge area at the Hyatt looks so comfy! The bed looks cozy too! Did you use the sauna?

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