Upon arrival I was struck by the majestic facade of the Knickerbocker. The single rooms are intimate and cozy and great for couples. What I found to be alarming was when I was harassed over overnight parking: the front desk member tried to contact me by phone and I did not respond. The front desk member then knocked on my door and I still did not respond, so, then he opens the door while I am "in my most intimate of moments." I told him to please close the door and I notified the manager. After letting out a little anger with the manager I was compensated fairly with complimentary drinks at the bar and breakfast for the next morning. The drinks at the bar were phenomenal and were priced from $8-$18 respectively. The breakfast at the hotel restaurant "NIX" was exquisite. The omelette with Emmer (real Swiss cheese) and asparagus was phenomenal while the Breakfast Americana filled me up with breakfast potatoes, bacon, eggs, sausage, and toast. The coffee was richly smooth and the service of all the guests were like that of no other. The manager Kevin Walsh was excellent and overly accomodating. The nearest attractions include: The Drake Hotel, Chanel, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Hermes, Barney's, Bloomingdales, Gibson's Steak House, Le Passage Night Club, Water Tower Mall, The John Hancock, Water Tower Monument, Loyola University Chicago, Apple Store, Garmin, Ralph Lauren, Bentley Gold Coast, Hershey's Chicago, Ghirardelli, Cartier, Tiffany, Hugo Boss, Kenneth Cole, La Perla, Guess, Eddie Bauer, The Gap, American Girl, The Cheesecake Factory, Rosebud Italian Dining, Jake Melnick's Bar, Subway, Starbucks, and McDonalds... Need I say more??? The length of stay was 4 days 3 nights and because of the blistery cold weather I didn't mind staying in.... Another thing: If you're going to bring a vehicle don't forget to calculate the $48/day cost of valet which gives in-and-out priveleges. Tip at your discretion!
Pros: Staff highly accomodating
Cons: Staff can be too invasive at times