The Gwen, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Michigan Avenue Chicago

521 North Rush Street, Chicago, Illinois 60611 USA
+1 312-645-1500

Ignite your inner Explorer

Engage with the soul of Chicago at The Gwen, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Michigan Avenue Chicago. Located on Chicago's premier commercial district, our downtown hotel is within walking distance to luxury shopping at The Shops of North Bridge and local restaurants on the Magnificent Mile. Enjoy the ultimate night out with great food and live concerts at the amazing House of Blues Chicago or spend a beautiful day exploring the many attractions on the Navy Pier. A tour of the downtown campus of Northwestern University will give you a peek of college life in The Windy City. Venture to all areas of Chicago with our hotel's easy access to the Red Line on the corner of Grand and State Streets. The Gwen, a Luxury Collection Hotel, is the ideal destination to create unforgettable memories in downtown Chicago.

Family and children's activities

1.8 km

Amazing Chicago's Funhouse Maze

Phone: +1 312-595-5375

4,000 sq. ft. of tunnels, mirrors, light effects and interactive family play on Navy Pier.

1.6 km

Navy Pier

Former Navy training center draws crowds with carnival rides, restaurants, shops and fireworks.

4.0 km

Shedd Aquarium

State-of-the-art indoor aquarium, famous for its variety of habitats and views of Lake Michigan.

4.2 km

Lincoln Park Zoo

Small, free zoo with lions, primates, reptiles, a children's area and an interactive farm exhibit.

Local Area & Activities Highlights


Explore Chicago

The Gwen Hotel is on the Magnificent Mile, connected to The Shops at North Bridge and Nordstrom and close to hundreds of stores, restaurants, and cultural hotspots. Browse some of our favorites below.

Local Attractions

Millennium Park

As one of the most iconic things to do in Chicago, explore Millennium Park on your next visit. Home to some of the city’s most famous landmarks, Millennium Park is a perfect way to spend an afternoon in the city.

The Art Institute Of Chicago

Located in Grant Park, a short distance from The Gwen Hotel, the museum features a vast collection of impressionist and post-impressionist art, along with modern, contemporary, decorative art and more. AIC is the second largest museum in the United States.

Navy Pier

Built in 1916, the 3,300 foot pier is one of the most historic and memorable landmarks in Chicago. Attractions on Navy Pier include sightseeing tours, Pier Park- featuring the Navy Pier Ferris Wheel, Chicago’s Children’s museum and an IMAX theater.

Chicago Sports Teams

Chicago is home to some of the oldest and most famous sports teams in the entire country. Known for their championship traditions, Chicago sports provides constant entertainment all year long.

Chicago Theatre District

Explore exciting shows year-round on the stages of the Oriental Theatre, the Cadillac Palace Theatre, the Bank of America Theatre, the Auditorium Theatre and the Broadway Playhouse.

Willis Tower Skydeck

View the city from the 103rd floor of the Willis Tower Skydeck. Step on to the glass overhangs where you can be one with the magnificent Chicago skyline.

Lake Michigan

Exquisite beaches line the Chicago coastline. Enjoy an afternoon at one of Chicago’s many local beaches or ride along lakeshore path.

Field Museum And Shedd Aquarium

Historic and natural adventures await at the Field Museum and Shedd Aquarium. These world-renowned museums stretch from the bottom of the seas to the stars and are filled with numerous opportunities for everyone.
Upstairs at The Gwen

Local attractions

Buckingham Fountain

301South Columbus Drive

2.3 km from hotel

Chicago Theatre

0.8 km from hotel

Ford Oriental Theatre

1.1 km from hotel

Millennium Park

201 E Randolph St

1.4 km from hotel

Picasso Statue

50 W Washington St

1.3 km from hotel

Garfield Park Conservatory

300 N Central Park Ave

11.1 km from hotel

Holy Name Cathedral

730 N Wabash Ave

0.6 km from hotel

Lincoln Park

5.5 km from hotel

The Art Institute of Chicago

1.6 km SE from hotel

Navy Pier

1.3 km E from hotel

Willis Tower Skydeck

2.3 km SW from hotel

Field Museum

4.5 km SE from hotel

Shedd Aquarium

4.2 km SE from hotel

Spa nearby

1.8 km from hotel

Services, treatments and amenities

  • Massages

Swimming nearby

1.1 km

Lake Michigan / Oak Street Beach

Local sightseeing

Double Decker Bus tour

Along multiple destinations throughout city

Big Bus

Phone: +1 877-285-4796

Segway Tour

Multiple locations throughout city

Chicago Segway Tours

Phone: +1 312-552-5100

Architecture River Boat Tour

Chicago River

Chicagoline Cruises

Phone: +1 312-527-1977

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