I’ll start by saying that when I search for the properties to feature on the site – they all MUST check one box for me. They must all be unique properties that embrace the local culture and that will give you the authentic experience you look for when traveling. The Robey was just that to me – more than just a hotel, they are a social and cultural hub for locals and tourists alike. The social calendar at The Robey is full of events that involve creatives all over Chicago. So it gives the traveler an opportunity to immerse themselves in some cool activities.
One of the many great things about The Robey is that it is perfectly located away from the city center, so staying there will give you a peek into everyday life in Chicago. Wicker Park is one of Chicago’s loveliest neighborhoods – it’s eclectic and has a lot of history which you can visibly see as you walk by the Victorian homes and mom and pop shops.
As always, scroll down to see a few more notes that will be helpful to know before your stay!
Things To Know
What We Loved: Eating at Cafe Robey is a must. The food is seasonal, fresh and the vibe is city chic. Once you are done eating, head upstairs to the Up Room for incredible views of the city and great cocktails!
If your stay is for business then be sure to check the lounge – it’s a workspace and even has a barista to keep you caffeinated while you work! 🙂
Rooms: 89- rooms, please note, the triangular-shaped Corner Suites and the jumbo Panorama Suite have the best views! We also loved the Le Labo products in all the rooms.
Location: The Robey borders the neighborhoods of Wicker Park and Bucktown. Both areas are hip and bustling with bars, restaurants, and shops.
Suitable For: Creatives, City-dwellers who appreciate a local community.
Photography By: Jaclyn Simpson