The Gwen

521 North Rush Street, Chicago, IL 60611, USA

Ranking #16/40

  • Rooms From
  • Distance Center
  • Style
  • Neighborhood
  • $257
  • 0.8 mi (1.3 km)
  • Luxury
  • River North
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Why it’s Special

The Gwen Chicago combines charming service, subtle elegance, thoughtful amenities and luxurious accommodation to provide an unforgettable experience.

Hotel Overview

Located in River North, the Gwen earned the prestigious Gold List award by Condé Nast Traveler in 2014 for the outstanding quality of both its service and location. Located just steps from the entertainment district of the Magnificent Mile, and its abundance of parks and museums, the Gwen Chicago is a sophisticated and stylish hotel, with an understated sense of luxury that puts guests instantly at ease. The hotel even has its own Concierge App that allows guests to customize their stay with thoughtful, bespoke amenities. The app enables guests to ensure their breakfast arrives in the room at a time of their choice, select bath amenities they prefer and even book spa treatments.

Rooms + Bath

The guest rooms at the Gwen are designed with textured finishes, warm colors and calm, earthy tones that create a relaxing atmosphere. With its comprehensive and unique ‘Sleep Menu’, guests can select from 7 different pillows and other sleep-inducing amenities including hydration treatments, night caps and elixirs. The guest rooms feature spacious bathrooms with deep soaker tubs and a selection of bath amenities from brands like Tara Smith, Shanghai Tang and Aromatherapy Associates. The Gwen also offers a complimentary night cap and snack bar that guests can customize to suit their needs.

Food + Drink

The Terrace Restaurant at the Gwen is a sophisticated restaurant with a minimalist style. Chef Joseph Rose’s menu features American cuisine with an Asian touch, serving a variety of small plates. The Terrace Rooftop is also open in good weather, from which guests can enjoy spectacular city views with dinner.

Phone 312.645.1500




  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Accessible Accommodations
  • Bar
  • Business Center
  • Child Care
  • Concierge
  • Currency Exchange
  • Event Facilities
  • Family Friendly
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Laundry Service
  • Meeting Facilities
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • On-Site Fitness Center
  • Pet Friendly (surcharge)
  • Restaurant

Room & Bath

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bathrobes
  • Daily Housekeeping
  • Premium Bedding
  • Premium Mattress
  • Premium Toiletries
  • Room Service
  • Turndown Service
  • Workstation

The Gwen


River North in Chicago is home to over 100 restaurants and 100 art galleries. It is an urban, chic neighborhood that has become the cultural hub of Chicago. The neighborhood is home to numerous boutiques, antique stores and art galleries. River North offers various dining options for every type of cuisine and is home to several clubs and bars like O'Leary's Public House and the Blue Frog Bar. Visitors will also find several art galleries like the Kenneth Probst Gallery and the ZG Gallery. The River North area offers a number of attractions to explore like the Wabash Building, Marina City and Merchandise Mart in River North.