Thompson Chicago sits just steps from Chicago’s best shopping and an array of enticing bars and restaurants in the exclusive Gold Coast neighborhood, located at the north end of downtown Chicago. Decidedly residential, the Gold Coast stands apart from other downtown locations as a glamorous, yet approachable scene where guests are just as likely to mingle with Chicago residents as other tourists. Venture out of the hotel’s front doors to dine at one of the mainstay eateries – including Gibson’s steakhouse and Carmine’s Italian restaurant. Or spend the afternoon experiencing Chicago’s most high end retail strips – including Hermes, Barneys, and Chanel. Michigan Avenue and Oak Street beach are a short two-block walk. The Chicago Loop and leisure attractions such as Navy Pier, Willis Tower, and Grant Park are easily accessible via a short cab ride or a six-block walk to the Division/Clark red line El station.