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Chicago: Four Seasons vs. Waldorf Astoria?

Chicago: Four Seasons vs. Waldorf Astoria?

Old Jun 16, 19, 6:36 pm
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Chicago: Four Seasons vs. Waldorf Astoria?

I will be heading to Chicago next week for 4 nights (Sunday - Thursday) for work and was hoping to get a recommendation on which of these 2 hotels to book. I will be placing the reservation through AMEX's fine hotels & resorts program & the Waldorf has a free 3rd night option, which brings the daily rate down to about $585 (vs. $770+ otherwise and compared to around $650/night for the Four Seasons).

I have stayed at both hotels back in 2013 in a previous job, but I realize a lot could've changed since then.
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Old Jun 16, 19, 7:46 pm
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The Four Seasons Chicago is the only FS to which I would never return. The room was unclean and the service was nonexistent. So my vote would be for the Waldorf. However; in either case it might be worth checking the Virtuoso options for free nights and/or upgrades.
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Old Jun 17, 19, 9:52 am
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Neither. Peninsula or Langham is board consensus. My last stay at the Pen was wonderful. Some friends stayed at the FS and I joined them there for drinks and was not impressed.
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Old Jun 17, 19, 2:20 pm
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Agree Pen is vastly superior to FS in Chicago
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Old Jun 17, 19, 5:26 pm
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Agree on the Pen
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Old Jun 18, 19, 3:13 am
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Yes, we all love the Peninsula. Is there a reason you’re not considering it?
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Old Jun 21, 19, 9:13 am
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Neither. I've had bad experiences at both the FS and the Waldorf. Also had a negative experience at the Pen, though from what I've heard that was a one-off. Still, at $800/night in Chicago you don't get much leeway. The Langham, on the other hand, has never disappointed in my many stays there.
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Old Jun 24, 19, 3:54 pm
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Waldorf can get you a pretty big room for a pretty reasonable rate. I've enjoyed my time there. Great location.
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