For my first time in Chicago, I knew I wanted to make my experience in “the windy city” unforgettable. I also knew that I wouldn’t be able to meet this goal without the perfect place to stay. So, I’m happy to say that Hotel Felix met and surpassed my expectations tenfold. When browsing hotels, Hotel Felix caught my eye as the first eco-friendly hotel in the city with silver LEED certification. I always like to stay in comfort, but when my stay can have an eco-friendly impact as well, all the better. In fact, Hotel Felix prides itself on making its guests “happy naturally”. But, what exactly does this mean? Some of my favorite features about the hotel include:
- Beautiful artwork outside of the building made from reclaimed materials
- Low energy-use lighting
- Carpet made of recycled material
- Use of free trade coffee and chocolates
- Recycling program in use
While these are only a few of the hotel’s sustainable features, you can see a full list here.
Hotel Felix’s location couldn’t have been more perfect for a first timer in Chicago. Located on Huron Street in River North, guests are only an 8-minute walk from the Magnificent Mile. Other close attractions include 360 Chicago observation deck (14-min walk), the Chicago Riverwalk (18 min), and the bean (27 min).
During my stay at Hotel Felix, I was lucky enough to stay on the 12th floor. This top floor offered an enticing view of Chicago, helping me to start my morning with quite the sight. We stayed in a King Room that was super comfortable and spacious for two people. I was also excited to see that the hotel uses L’Occitane bathroom amenities!
Furthermore, it’s located next to endless dining options. For example, Troquet (a French bar) and Big Shoulder Coffee are literally within two steps of the building. One perk for guests of Hotel Felix is actually free coffee or tea from Big Shoulder Coffee (can I get a woot woot?!). Additionally, if you’re hungry in the evening, the lobby turns into Taketei Sushi bar!
If you’re looking to take your relaxation to another level during your stay, make sure to check out the on-site spa. Moreover, the Hotel Felix also offers other amenities, including the fitness center, business center, and the lobby lounge.
If it’s your first time, or even if you’re a repeat visitor to Chicago, I highly recommend staying at the Hotel Felix.