Hotel Review: Raffaello Hotel

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One of the best things about this journey is meeting people and building connections/relationships. Throughout this crazy adventure, I have met so many amazing people that I probably would have never crossed paths with. 
It all started in my dear hometown Chicago; while there aren’t many big opportunities like there is here in LA, I am fortunate enough to have worked with a few wonderful brands that allowed me to connect with them in a more personal level. One of the brands that I truly appreciate and love working with is Raffaello Hotel and their upscale lounge Drumbar in Gold Coast, Chicago. 

I have worked with them twice previously (read here and here) and had the pleasure of staying with them again while I was home a few weeks ago. Raffaello Hotel has become my home away from home – from the inviting staff to the coziness and prime location – this hotel is one to visit while in Chicago. 

Raffaello Hotel Highlights

Raffaello Hotel is centrally located a block down from the infamous Michigan Avenue and is situated in the heart of Chicago’s Gold Coast area. The hotel is just steps away from many of Chicago favorites: Navy Pier, John Hancock Building, Lincoln Park Zoo, Water Tower, Michigan Avenue shopping and much more.

This hotel offers guests a choice of rooms from an elegant king, elegant double, deluxe suite and grand suite – while I have previously stayed in their elegant king, this time around I stayed in their grand suite, which is the perfect amount of space for any couple or business traveler. The suite offers a separate bedroom with king bed, living room and work desk, but most importantly, has a very spacious bathroom.

The hotel also offers guests with a classy and swanky rooftop bar called Drumbar. Drumbar sits on the 18th floor of the Raffaello Hotel – if you like one-of-a-kind cocktails and a good upbeat crowd, it’s definitely worth checking out.

While I was there, I had the opportunity to check out their spring cocktail menu. While all of them were very unique and flavorful, my favorites were Cucumber Margarita, Chamomile Ketel Soda, and Strawberry Pisco Sour. See below.

My Overall Experience

Although it was a short stay, it’s always a pleasure. I was in Chicago for my friend’s bachelorette weekend – and it was always nice to wind down and relax alone after a long night out with the girls. While each and every hotel has it’s flaws, I honestly am pleased to say that there isn’t anything that I do not like about this hotel – and would highly recommend it to anyone who is visiting and/or planning a weekend getaway. From the top-notch hospitality, central location and the cozy suites – Raffaello Hotel is by easily far my favorite hotels in Chicago.

Book your stay here!
Raffaello Hotel is located on 201 East Delaware Place, Chicago, Illinois 60611 


Thanks to amazing team at Raffaello Hotel for always making me feel right at home! 
Until next time,
Fancy Nancy
Photography by Hannah Schweiss

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