The Willows Hotel

555 West Surf Chicago, IL 60657 | 800-787-3108 |

The Willows Hotel is a little piece of French countryside, right in the heart of Chicago! Located less than 2 blocks from Lake Michigan in the exclusive Lincoln Park/Lakeview neighborhood, the Willows is a restful retreat in the city’s center. A perfect getaway location, guests will enjoy the charm and beauty of the tree-lined streets, Victorian greystone buildings and the Lake, just minutes away from downtown.

The Willows transports you to another time and place with its French-inspired décor featuring 19th century French reproduction furnishings and patterned wall coverings. The guestrooms convey a sense of refined elegance and the lobby is cozy and welcoming with its word-burning fireplace and comfortable reading chairs.

Guests are pampered in this graceful hotel with a touch of European flair. Upscale amenities include complimentary continental breakfast, 24-hour coffee and tea service, afternoon cookies, free wireless internet access, luxury robes, access to Fitness Formula Club and a great staff waiting to assist you.

  • Rooms: 55

Services & Amenities

  • Officially designated a Historical Landmark
  • Exceptional service with a splash of European Flair
  • Ideally situated less than two blocks from the scenic shores of Lake Michigan
  • In the heart of the exclusive Lincoln Park/Lakeview area
  • Enjoy the proximity to the area’s fine dining scene, nightlife and upscale shopping
  • Complimentary continental breakfast and wireless internet service


555 West Surf
Chicago, IL 60657
Phone: 800-787-3108
Fax: 773-528-8483

At your service:
Area Manger: Maria Lipan
Regional Manager: Keith Scott

Driving Directions From the South

Take Lake Shore Drive (41) exit Belmont Avenue. Turn left at light at the bottom of the exit and follow Belmont Avenue to third light, which is Broadway. Turn Left on to Broadway. Turn Left onto W. Surf Street. The Willows will be the second building on your right side.

From the North

From 90/94 East, take the California Ave / 2800 W exit - Exit 46A for 0.1 miles. Merge onto N. California Avenue and turn left onto W. Diversey Avenue for 1.0 miles. W. Diversey Avenue becomes W. Diversey Parkway in 1.6 miles. Turn left onto N Orchard Street and left again onto N. Clark Street. Turn right onto W Surf Street for 0.1 miles and then turn right onto N Broadway Street. Turn left onto W Surf Street and arrive at 555 W Surf Street.

From the West

From Eisenhower Expressway E / I-290E, merge onto Kennedy Expressway West / I-90 W / I-94 W towards Wisconsin for 1.5 miles. Take the East Ohio Street exit, Exit 50B for 0.8 miles. Stay straight onto W. Ohio Street for 0.2 miles. Turn left onto N. La Salle Boulevard / N. La Salle Street. Continue to follow N. La Salle Street for 1.4 miles. Turn slight right onto W. Eugenie Street / IL-64. Turn left onto N. Clark Street for 1.4 miles. Turn slight right onto N. Broadway Street and then turn right onto W. Surf Street and arrive 555 W Surf Street.