Midwest Living Review
The artsy lightning bolt down the front of sleek TheWit hotel hints at the energy within its glassy walls along State Street. That fits, considering the hotel rises 27 stories above the bustling center of Chicago's theater district, past the Lake Street L-train and within 200 feet of the Chicago River. The Doubletree property welcomes guests with their signature warm chocolate-chip-nut cookies in a bright, sunny lobby. Rooms--especially corner ones--with generous windows make you feel a part of the city with views of skyscrapers, the lake, Chicago River and Millennium Park. Plush rooms include cutting-edge electronics and contemporary furnishings. Rooms from $209. TheWit's main restaurant, State and Lake, serves breakfast (plus lunch and dinner) with entrees such as Guinness pancakes and short-rib omelets. The more moderately priced CiboMatto offers creative twists on Italian. Think buffalo-milk ricotta ravioli or grilled octopus. The hotel's most sought-after experience is Roof, a rooftop lounge on the 27th floor with roaring fire pits, live music, telescopes and small plates. Roof also serves lunch on Saturdays and Sundays. It's a memorable, scenic way to kick off or wrap up a weekend getaway.