The St. Clair Hotel

162 East Ontario St., Chicago, IL 60611 United States (USA) near Exit 51a on I-94 (~1.3mi)
View Map Reservations: 1-800-760-7718
2.5 Star Property

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Local Attractions

Michigan Avenue, Lake Michigan, The Field Museum, Shedd Aquarium, Navy Pier, Lincoln Park, Chicago River Cruises, Adler Planetarium, American Girl Place, Chicago Theatre, Water Tower, Ford Center, Goodman Theatre, Grant Park, Millenium Park, Hancock Observatory, Sears Tower, McCormick Place, Northwestern University Medical Center, University of Chicago, University of Illinois-Chicago, Wrigley Field, Soldier Field, US Cellular Field

Verified Reviews of The St. Clair Hotel

Below are the verified reviews from guests that we have booked recently:
"Welcomed great experience."
Overall Score5.0/ 5
Great location AND affordable, affordable counts most with me.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
05-Nov-2019 Verified Review, stayed from Fri Nov 01 to Sat Nov 02 2019 at a $106.04 average nightly rate.
"Good location but very noisy."
Overall Score4.0/ 5
The location, one block off magnificent mile, is very good considering you have a Garrett popcorn place right across the street and the 360 chicago observatory deck is less than 10 minutes walk away. The downside to this hotel is that you hear everything other hotel guests in adjacent rooms, ambulance sirens (there's three hospitals nearby) the walls and windows are paper thin. The place is clean and the beds are comfy. For the price I paid I'd definitely consider coming back but if you're a light sleeper make sure to bring ear plugs!
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from CA flag
06-Oct-2019 Verified Review, stayed from Fri Oct 04 to Mon Oct 07 2019 at a C$147.35 average nightly rate.
"Nice place to stay in great location."
Overall Score4.0/ 5
No frills modern style hotel in a really convenient location blocks from the Mag Mile and the River. Would have been nice to have a desk and a refrigerator in the room like most hotels but overall it was a comfortable place to sleep and get ready for a day in the city.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
27-Sep-2019 Verified Review, stayed from Sun Sep 22 to Wed Sep 25 2019 at a $218.57 average nightly rate.
"Nothing like photos, broken facilities, bad service, expensive"
Overall Score1.0/ 5
This hotel was awful. Upon entering, we could tell immediately. The elevator had trash and papers on the floor and the hallway to our room was dank, dirty, and so narrow it made me claustrophobic. The room was nothing like the pictures we saw online. It was tiny, uncomfortable, and didn't even have a work table. Not that that would have helped, since the Wifi didn't work. When my husband took a shower, the bathtub filled with water to the brim and never drained, so I had to ask for a key to another room to shower. The staff gave me the key to a room which was supposedly empty, but when I opened the door, the room was clearly inhabited by a man. I had to return to the desk, ask for another key, and go to a different room. After all the hassle, I was late to the conference I was attending. In short, it was a terrible experience. We could have stayed at a Motel 8 and had the same quality of facilities, probably better, for 100 dollars less. I will never stay at a Red Roof Inn again.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
24-May-2014 Verified Review, stayed from Wed May 21 to Thu May 22 2014 at a $154.99 average nightly rate.
4.0 out of 5. Based on 166 guest reviews

Property Description

Discover the vibrant pulse of downtown Chicago when you stay at The St. Clair Hotel located only one block away from the Magnificent Mile, a must-see destination for shopping and dining. Our hotel reflects the Windy City's chic style while also capturing the historic charm of the historic Streeterville neighborhood. As part of The Red Collection, The St. Clair Hotel features a welcoming lobby with plush hightops as well as newly-designed rooms with modern, clean and fresh décor for a relaxing city stay.The St. Clair Hotel is ideal for both city explorers and business travelers seeking to stay in the center of downtown Chicago near the iconic Chicago River. You can find Chicago's best upscale shopping and restaurants as well as the best views of the city at 360 Chicago Observatory just blocks away from our hotel. For guests traveling on business, take a show-sponsored shuttle to and from the conventions held at McCormick Place or walk to the corporate and government offices located in the Loop. Take a short cab ride or the Red Line of the Chicago “L” to experience Chicago's Museum Campus featuring Shedd Aquarium, the Field Museum of Natural History, Soldier Field and Adler Planetarium. Stroll along Lake Michigan for an afternoon at the beach or enjoy the promenade at Navy Pier. During your stay, explore Chicago's live music scene at one of the city's renown jazz or blues clubs, a performance at the world-famous Second City comedy club or a Broadway show at one of Chicago's famous theaters including the James M. Nederlander Theatre, the CIBC Theatre and Cadillac Palace Theatre. We are a short drive from the campus of Northwestern University and accessible to both Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW) and Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD).Sleep comfortably in our newly-renovated, 100% smoke-free rooms featuring Fast Free Verified Wi-Fi, silky bedding, pillow top mattresses and spa-inspired bathrooms with multi-flow shower heads. We offer our guests in-room amenities such as large flat screen TVs, work desks, hairdryers, in-room coffee makers, iron and ironing board with our Superior, Deluxe and Elite rooms offering a microwave and mini-refrigerator. Upgrade your stay to an Elite Windy City King-King room that features two large king beds, a free Sleep Enhancing Kit and a customized “Windy City” Chicago-themed snack box ready in your room. We also offer access to our guest laundry facility. One well-behaved pet per room is welcome at The St. Clair Hotel.

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What you need to know

Hotel Features – Red Roof Inn-Chicago Downtown is a 15-story hotel with great views of the Windy City, making it an excellent choice for travelers who want to experience the city in all of its historic glory. While offering a convenient location and full amenities, it’s also an affordable choice for a stay in Chicago.

Guest Rooms – Red Roof Inn-Chicago Downtown offers king suites featuring separate sitting and sleeping areas, and one and a half baths. The sofa in the sitting area pulls out into a queen-size bed. All rooms offer numerous conveniences such as a hair dryer, in-room coffee maker, iron and ironing board, as well as a 32-inch flat screen TV with premium cable, pay-per-view service, and video games. Rooms are accessible via interior corridors, and all offer free Wi-Fi.

Nearby Attractions – Red Roof Inn-Chicago Downtown, located in downtown Chicago, close by all of the city’s attractions and popular sites. The Sears Tower, Art Institute of Chicago, the Magnificent Mile and Grant Park are all nearby as are many of Chicago’s area sporting events and the vibrant nightlife of Rush Street.

Amenities –Red Roof Inn-Chicago Downtown provides its guests with numerous amenities to make each stay comfortable and memorable. The hotel offers valet parking and a fitness center, both for nominal fees. Pets stay free, as do kids under 17, and cribs are available for infants. Micro-fridges are available in select rooms. A fee may apply.

Expert Tip – When visiting Chicago, don’t forget to pack a sweater. After all, it is the Windy City.

Details / Other Expenses

Check In: 4:00pm
Check Out: 12:00pm
Year of Last Renovation: 2018
Floors: 15
Rooms: 208
Corridors: All Rooms Have Interior Hallways
Non Smoking Rooms: 208
Handicap Rooms: 11
Rooms with 1 Bed: 90
Rooms with 2 Beds: 107
Suites: 1
Room Windows: Windows Do Open
Cleaning Frequency: Daily
Meeting Rooms: 0
Meeting Space: 5892 sq. feet
Banquet Space: Holds 5100 people
Dist. to Food/Bars: 0.3 Mi
Dist. to 24hr Restaurant: 0.5 Mi
Dist. to Nearest Gym: 0.3 Mi
Lounge/Bar Hours: NA
FEMA Approved: Yes
Pool Info: Not Available
Ownership: Red Roof, Inc.
Policies / Expenses
Group cancellation policies vary per group contract
Nightly Parking: $58.
Typical Group Deposit: 25%
Total Taxes: 17.40%
Total Misc Fees: $0.00 USD
(mandatory resort fees/taxes)
Occupancy Tax: 17.40% (TOTAL TAX ON GUESTROOMS)
Parking Fee: 58.00 Per Night (Valet)
Gym Fee: 0.00 Per Day (Not available)
Rooms Wireless Internet Fee: 0.00 Per Day (Complimenary)
Rooms Wired Internet Fee: 0.00 Per Day (Not available)

Amenities / Features

  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm clock
  • Baggage storage facilities
  • Central location
  • Concierge service
  • Credit card accepted: Mastercard/Visa
  • Credit card accepted: American Express
  • Credit card accepted: Discover
  • Electronic key card
  • Elevator
  • Facilities for the disabled
  • Fax available
  • Free local calls
  • Hairdryer available
  • Handicap accessible
  • Ice Maker
  • Internet - wireless
  • Free WiFi Internet
  • Movies in room
  • Microwave in room
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • 24 hours opened
  • Pets allowed
  • Private bathroom in room
  • Quiet location
  • Radio in room
  • Refrigerator
  • Safe in rooms
  • Self controlled heating/cooling system
  • Shower
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Telephone
  • Telephone in all rooms
  • Telephone - Free local calls
  • Television
  • TV - Free Cable
  • TV Channel: HBO
  • TV Channel: Showtime
  • Valet Parking
  • Voicemail

Airport & Shuttle Information

O'Hare International Airport is located 16 miles northwest of the hotel. Midway Airport is located 12 miles southwest of the hotel.Taxi is available to/from both airports along with Airport Express shuttle service for approx. $35-$40 each way.

Local Shuttle Info: O'Hare Transportation Information: The hotel does not offer shuttle service, but there are many options including public transit, shared services, and private taxi.The nearest CTA train station is Grand on the Red Line.

Breakfast Information

While our hotel does not currently offer breakfast, there is a large selection of reasonably priced options within walking distance.

Pet Friendly?

Service animals complying with ADA Title lll regulations are allowed.

Yes! Pets are allowed.
Pets always stay free at The St. Clair Hotel.Pet Policy for The St. Clair Hotel• Fido & Fluffy always stay free at The St. Clair Hotel - pets are family!• My friends 40 pounds and under stay for free, too• I always check in with the front desk• I never stay alone in my room. When it's time for housekeeping to clean, my pet parent takes me on a walk with my leash• I always pick up after myself. Well, my pet parent does, but I supervise• My service animal friends are always welcome

Parking Info

Valet Parking $58.00 per night with in/out privileges.

Internet / WiFI

Verified WiFi ensures fast, free, high-speed connectivity and coverage in every room, lobby and gathering space throughout the property.

Previously known as:
Inn of Chicago An Ascend Hotel Collection Member, Inn of Chicago Magnificent Mile, The Inn of Chicago, Inn of Chicago, Red Roof Inn Chicago Downtown Magnificent Mile, Red Roof Inn Chicago Downtown

FAQs about The St. Clair Hotel

What time is check in?

Check in time is 4:00pm based on the hotel's local time. Early check in may be available if requested at the front desk on the day of check-in.

What time is check out?

Check out time is 12:00pm based on the hotel's local time. Late check out may be available if requested at the front desk during your stay.

How many rooms does The St. Clair Hotel have?

There are 208 sleeping rooms in the hotel.

What kind of breakfast is at The St. Clair Hotel?

While our hotel does not currently offer breakfast, there is a large selection of reasonably priced options within walking distance.

What parking is available at The St. Clair Hotel?

Valet Parking $58.00 per night with in/out privileges.

How much does internet cost?

Verified WiFi ensures fast, free, high-speed connectivity and coverage in every room, lobby and gathering space throughout the property.


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