Housed in the 1929 Carbide & Carbon Building, the Hard Rock Hotel Chicago is positioned in the Chicago (Ill.) Loop business and theater districts on Michigan Avenue across from Millennium Park. Chicago Theatre and Grant Park are 1 block from the hotel and the Wrigley Building is 3 blocks away. The Art Institute of Chicago is 5 blocks from the property and Navy Pier is within 0.25 miles (0.40 kilometers).
The bronze and Belgian-marbled lobby features studio lighting and Art Deco furnishings representing the Chicago nightlife scene. Guests can dine at Chuck's restaurant serving up American cuisine for every meal or Mr. Browns Lounge, where guests can enjoy reggae beats and dine on Jamaican favorites. Modern function areas feature box seating and plasma-screen televisions. Complimentary WiFi access is available in the lobby. A 24-hour business center is offered. Business amenities also include 8,400 sq feet (780 sq meters) of meeting space among 9 small and large meeting/conference rooms. The fitness center houses cardiovascular and strength-training equipment. Parking is available on-site (surcharge). A Hard Rock Retail Store is also on the property. Guests even have the option of borrowing from a selection of Fender guitars to play during their stay.
Guestrooms at the hotel present views of Michigan Avenue and the Chicago River. Rooms feature 40-inch flat-screen televisions and clock radios. Wireless and wired high-speed Internet access are available for a fee. Rooms are outfitted with feather-top bedding, music-themed artwork, and snakeskin leather seating with ottomans. Bathrooms are clad in granite and provide Rock Spa products. Rooms are equipped with laptop safes and Rolling Stone and Time Out Chicago magazines. Rollaway beds and in-room massages are available on request for a fee.