Learn all about JW Marriott Chicago and all the amenities that comes with a stay!
Chicago is full of activities for travelers. Check out one of the city’s 60 museums, 77 unique neighborhoods, or thousands of acclaimed retailers, restaurants, bars and breweries. If you’re planning a little getaway to the Windy City then keep reading this post where we review JW Marriott Chicago.
JW Marriott Chicago is located in the Financial District of Chicago. This property is emanates a refined style, combined with modern sensibility. The elegant hotel houses sophisticated rooms, a popular eatery and lounge, a world-class spa and much more.
If you want to hear about other hotel options, you can check out our guide to the best luxury hotels in Chicago here.
The JW Marriott Chicago is housed in an architectural gem, built by Daniel Burnham in 1914. This historic building has undergone modern renovations to keep it swanky and up to date. The lobby is decked in marbling that is complimented with elaborate crystal chandeliers and two ornate curved staircases on either side.
Throughout the hotel, guests will notice that the hotel is mostly clean and white, with splashes of red and black for drama.
JW Marriott includes 610 spacious and elegant rooms and suites that are filled with with calm earth tones, residential-style furnishings and soft lighting. The large bathrooms feature marble floors, deep soaking tubs, separate walk-in showers, double sinks and Aromatherapy Associates products.
If you’re a light sleeper, it is recommended to opt for an interior room with double-pane windows over original glass to mute the noise outside. Since the hotel is location in Chicago’s financial district, you won’t be missing out on any spectacular views.
The lavish Spa available at JW Chicago features 10 luxurious treatment rooms, two private Hammam chambers and an infrared sauna. The spa also offer with wraps, massages, and hydrofacials.
Guests have access to the hotel’s state-of-the-art fitness center. JW Marriott is the only hotel gym in the city to carry dumbbells up to 100 pounds. Nike trainers are also on site, hosting free classes – like yoga and kickboxing – in the group fitness studio. The indoor lap pool is part of the sprawling fitness center, along with the 90 PSI massage jacuzzi.
Food & Drink
The Florentine is located on the hotel’s second floor and serves classic antipasti, wood-fired pizzas and handmade pastas, along with fine wine and inventive cocktails.
For a more casual feel, check out the Lobby Lounge. This spot is typically filled with the after-work crowd, thanks to their happy hour bargains. Illy coffee products and pastries are on offer in the morning, perfect for a grab-and-go breakfast.
The service at JW Marriott is top notch, as expected of a luxury hotel. Greeters in the grand lobby are eager to escort guests to check in where they are met with a friendly front desk staff. The concierge is helpful in planning out itineraries and making reservations.
Located in the Financial District/South Loop area, JW Marriott Chicago gives business travelers easy access to the Federal Reserve, Chicago Board of Trade and other financial institutions. Willis Tower is only a block a way and a short walk takes you to Grant Park, theaters, museums and the lakefront.
Address: 151 West Adams Street, Chicago
Earn Free Nights With Marriott Bonvoy
The JW Marriott Chicago is a Marriott hotel brand. This means that guests who join Marriott Bonvoy can earn points towards a free stay.
The best way to rack up on Marriott Bonvoy points is by getting a Marriott co-branded credit card and qualifying for its welcome bonus.
Chase offers two personal credit cards that earn Marriott points, while American Express (Amex) offers one personal and one business card. If you’re looking to apply for a Marriott credit card, keep in mind:
- The Chase 5/24 rule: If you opened five or more new credit cards in the past 24 months (from any bank), Chase will not approve of your request for a new card.
- The Amex once-in-a-lifetime welcome bonus rule: You can only qualify for the introductory offer on each Amex personal and business card once in your lifetime.
The Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant® American Express® Card offers 95,000 Marriott Bonvoy bonus points after you use your new Card to make $6,000 in purchases within the first 6 months of Card Membership.
Each Card renewal year, get up to $300 in statement credits per calendar year (up to $25 per month) for eligible purchases at restaurants worldwide.
With this card, you'll earn:
• 6X Marriott Bonvoy points for each dollar of eligible purchases at hotels participating in Marriott Bonvoy.
• 3X points at restaurants worldwide and on flights booked directly with airlines.
• 2X points on all other eligible purchases.
• $300 Brilliant Dining Credit: Each calendar year, get up to $300 (up to $25 per month) for eligible purchases made on the Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant® American Express® Card at restaurants worldwide.
A Marriott Bonvoy Platinum Elite member will earn 50% more points on eligible purchases at participating hotels for each U.S. dollar or the currency equivalent that is incurred and paid for by the member.
Fee Credit for Global Entry or TSA PreCheck: Receive either a statement credit every 4 years after you apply for Global Entry ($100) or a statement credit every 4.5 years after you apply for a five-year membership through any Authorized Enrollment Provider for TSA PreCheck (up to $85) when you pay the application fee with an eligible Card. If approved for Global Entry, at no additional charge, you will receive access to TSA PreCheck.
$100 Marriott Bonvoy Property Credit: Enjoy your stay. Receive up to a $100 property credit for qualifying charges at The Ritz-Carlton or St. Regis when you book direct using a special rate for a two-night minimum stay using your Card.
This card comes with a $650 annual fee and no foreign transaction fees. However, you can receive 1 free Night Award every year after your Card renewal month. Award can be used for one night (redemption level at or under 85,000 Marriott Bonvoy points) at hotels participating in Marriott Bonvoy(R). Certain hotels have resort fees. (See Rates & Fees)
Furthermore, enjoy unlimited airport lounge visits when you enroll in Priority Pass Select membership.
The Marriott Bonvoy Boundless® Credit Card offers 5 Free Night Awards up to a 250,000 Total Point Value (each night valued up to 50,000 points) after you spend $5,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening.
• Up to 17X total points per $1 spent at over 7,000 hotels participating in Marriott Bonvoy
• 3X points per $1 on the first $6,000 spent in combined purchases each year on grocery stores, gas stations, and dining.
• 2X points for every $1 spent on all other purchase
• 1 Elite Night Credit towards Elite Status for every $5,000 you spend.
You gain an automatic Silver Elite Status each account anniversary year. Path to Gold Status when you spend $35,000 on purchases each account year.
You'll receive 15 Elite Night Credits each calendar year & an additional Free Night Award (valued up to 35,000 points) every year after account anniversary.
This card does carry a $95 fee; there are no foreign transaction fees.
The Marriott Bonvoy Business® American Express® Card offers five Free Night Awards after you use your new Card to make $8,000 in eligible purchases within the first 6 months of Card Membership. Redemption level up to 50,000 Marriott Bonvoy points for each bonus Free Night Award, at hotels participating in Marriott Bonvoy. Certain hotels have resort fees. Offer Ends 3/20/24.
Receive a 7% discount on eligible bookings as a benefit of being both a Marriott Bonvoy member & a Marriott Bonvoy Business American Express Card Member when you book directly with Marriott through an eligible channel for a participating property under the Amex Business Card Rate.
You can enjoy a complimentary Marriott Bonvoy Gold Elite Status with your Marriott Bonvoy Business® American Express® Card.
• 6x Marriott Bonvoy Points on each dollar of eligible purchases at hotels participating in the Marriott Bonvoy program.
• 4x points for purchases made at restaurants worldwide, at U.S. gas stations, on wireless telephone services purchased directly from U.S. service providers and on U.S. purchases for shipping.
• 2x points on all other eligible purchases.
You'll receive 1 Free Night Award every year after your Card renewal month. Plus, earn an additional Free Night Award after you spend $60K in purchases on your Card in a calendar year. Award can be used for one night (redemption level at or under 35,000 Marriott Bonvoy points) at hotels participating in Marriott Bonvoy. Certain hotels have resort fees.
This card does carry a $125 annual fee. (See Rates & Fees)
The Marriott Bonvoy Bold® credit card offers 30,000 Bonus Points after you spend $1,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening.
• Up to 14X total points per $1 spent at over 7,000 hotels participating in Marriott Bonvoy
• 2X points for all other travel purchases
• 1X points per $1 spent on all other purchases
This card comes with no annual fees or foreign transaction fees and you'll get 15 elite night credits each calendar year!
JW Marriott Chicago combines modern-luxury and history for guests whether they are business travelers and families. The hotel is housed in a historic building with modern and sophisticated rooms. Consider booking a stay and see why this is one of the best five-star hotels in Chicago.