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Fashionable on the 42nd Floor - Chicago, IL

42 reviews
Max occupancy: 6 1 King Bed, 1 Queen Bed 2 bedrooms 2 bathrooms Sleeps 4 comfortably  Dog-friendly 
540 N State St. #4211, Chicago, IL 60654

Swanky 42nd-floor, dog-friendly suite w/ shared pool, gym, & more - great views!

Whether you're coming to Chicago for business or pleasure, choosing this swanky 42nd-floor suite will enhance your experience with its luxurious amenities, like a shared pool, sauna and steam rooms, state-of-the-art fitness room, basketball court, green area with running track and grilling area, library, on-site market, and more! Revel in the city and peek at Lake Michigan views from your private balcony.

This retreat is located in the Grand Plaza, one of Chicago's foremost high rises in the center of River North, right on the corner of State Street and Grand Avenue. Walk two blocks to the world-famous Magnificent Mile for all the upscale retail therapy you can handle, then head to Water Tower Place and Michigan Avenue and browse the shops. If you're here for a convention, chances are, you'll be able to walk to it, or if your event is at McCormick Place, it's a short cab or train ride away.

Fine dining is a stone's throw away with the likes of renowned Rosebud Restaurant, Carmine's, and Chop House within one mile of you. Casual fare is also within arm's reach at Rock Bottom Brewery, Pizzeria Uno, and Big Bowl, to name only a few. And for activities about town, there's the symphony, plentiful museums, the Chicago Theater, concerts, and professional sports events. When you arrive, park in the on-site parking garage, hop on the elevator, and head up to your beautiful home away from home.

This spacious suite's opulent decor and accents, along with its glossy wood floors and floor-to-ceiling windows, create a posh but inviting atmosphere. From the comfortable living area, which features a high definition flatscreen cable TV, a DVD player, and balcony access, to the granite countertops and stainless steel appliances in the fully equipped kitchen, this home will have you living the high life during your stay.

You'll also enjoy the convenience of an in-suite washer/dryer, free WiFi, and a foldable queen mattress cushion in addition to the beds, all in air-conditioned comfort. And if your group can't agree on what to watch or do for fun, there are two more HDTVs in this rental, and the building's game room offers a pool table, pinball machine, and widescreen TV. The family dog is also welcome to join you for an additional nightly fee.

Come to The Windy City and settle in at this stunning getaway for comfort and convenience that exceed your expectations. Reserve it today!

*Outdoor pool open Memorial Day-Labor Day (Weather Permitting)

* Please be aware that all guests must be at least 25 years of age unless accompanied by parent or legal guardian.

There is a parking garage on the bottom floor of this building, but guests are responsible for the cost. Guests bringing vehicles will need to purchase parking passes from LAZ Parking.

City of Chicago License #2209850 A damage waiver, covering up to $2,000 of accidental damage to the property or its contents, is included in the cost of your reservation.


Common areas

Gym/fitness room

Heating & cooling

Central AC

Space heater

Kitchen & dining








Cable : DirecTV

DVD player

Wireless router



Washer/dryer : Private

On-site activities

Pool : Shared

Pool table : Shared

Sauna : Shared

Basketball court : Shared

Rooftop pool


Gas grill : Shared


Parking & access


Paid parking only

42 reviews

Ross L. Feb 2020
The view from the 42nd floor was as advertised. I used my phone to take a panoramic shot at night and most people think its's a postcard. However, the floor had a very noticeable slope that was enough to throw off the equilibrium of some of my family members. The express elevator, for floors above 40, caused ear popping both up and down. So if you get motion sick at all, be ready!
The workout room and indoor basketball court is intended for those 18 & older. My kids were bummed!
The walk to Michigan Ave. is 3 blocks. You are right next to all the Magnificent Mile has to offer.
We love owner vacation rentals and would recommend it to anyone who wants more room than a standard hotel room.
Jaime F. Oct 2019
Being a former Chicago resident, I can attest to this location & view. It’s a wonderful part of the city. In addition, having the red line/El, Jewel (market) & Starbucks next door super convenient! The complex’s amenities are a nice convenience, as well.

This specific unit was nice. It was very clean (w/the exception of the carpet & master bedspread, which needs replaced). The kitchen was stocked with all appliances/utensils you might need. Beds were comfortable but could use cleaner/more comfortable comforters/blankets.

Note: the majority of the residents are young professionals. The basketball court & gym was always busy. And, although there is a nice pool table/media room, there is not an arcade game like pictured. The pool is closed after Labor Day. And, you will be expected to take the trash out & do your own dishes upon departure. Also note that there is an extensive legal document you must agree to/sign and fax in, prior to renting this property.
Tomas C. Oct 2019
Really enjoy staying at that place, building got all you need all around, good parking, grocery store, restaurants, etc. What we enjoy the most, was the view of the city. You can see Hancock and Trump building from there, really nice.
Nancy B. Jun 2019
Clean, great view, well appointed and close to everything!
Kimberly S. Jun 2019
Great location - close to lots of amenities. Doormen (more than 1 due to shifts over the days we stayed) were not as helpful as we would have liked. Many of them unfamiliar with the area and thus couldn't give good directions. Condo - great!
Rose B. May 2019
Enjoyed the location and the convenience of being close to everything. The amenities within the condo were definitely an added bonus.
August L. Mar 2019
Patti H. Dec 2018
I was in Chicago for business. The location was only 2 blocks from Michigan Ave. The apartment was very convenient, clean and roomy with a beautiful view of the holiday lights. Great workout area and the staff in the building was very friendly. The price was great too! I would definitely recommend it.
Rosanna K. Nov 2018
This was a beautifully equipped condo with everything you would expect and more. We actually used two condos on the same floor for our vacation. Both were well equipped and provided basic amenities you don't always see... i.e. laundry detergent, dishwasher detergent, spices, coffee, sugar, hotel sized shampoo, conditioner and soaps.
Corintha M. Nov 2018
The location is convenient to everything!!!
Eric W. Nov 2018
Great location right in middle of River North, and awesome views.
Laura M. Nov 2018
What I love most of all where the views from every room. They were absolutely amazing! The location was perfect for walking down to the waterfront, restaurants, shopping. Eataly, which is only a block and a half away is a wonderful experience. The rooms were clean and comfortable and the kitchen is stocked with everything you need. An added bonus for us was that it is dog friendly!
Lillian G. Oct 2018
5 stars!
Great location
Loved the dog park
Kathi F. Sep 2018
Loved the condo and would stay there again. I do wish they had luggage racks in the bedrooms!
Dan B. Sep 2018
Great location!
Susan M. Sep 2018
Loved this apartment. It's in a location that can't be beat, close to everything. Jewel Osco, the grocery store downstairs was very convenient. We made a couple of trips to Eataly which was literally 2 blocks away. The layout was perfect for us (2 couples) because we all had walk outs to a massive balcony. The view was spectacular! It was very comfortable.
The reason I only gave 4 stars is because the furniture is a bit tired. The sofa in the living room didn't have any support, you sank when you sat in it. One of the two chairs was the same. I found the bed in the master bedroom was too hard, but with beds you can't please everyone.
The amenities on the 9th floor were great. It was very hot when we were there so it was nice to hang out at the pool for an afternoon.
Overall this apartment is great! It also has an East view so you can see the lake. I'd recommend it!
Joel V. Aug 2018
Our family of 4 enjoyed our stay in this unit at the Grand Plaza. The building itself is great - great location, great amenities, parking in the building, and friendly staff. The 42nd floor unit was good but not great. It was spacious, had great views, comfortable beds, nice linens, and a good overall setup. Our only complaints were the black mold on the shower curtain in the master bath and the uneven a/c - the master was nice and cold at the same time that the 2nd bedroom was steamy.
Manager response:
We apologize for the oversight with the shower curtain; this has been replaced. We also apologize we are unable to do anything about the air conditioning at this time and are glad to see our guests still enjoyed their stay. Thank you!
Carolyn G. Aug 2018
The location is the best—also the pool & amenities are nice
Amy S. Jul 2018
Great views of the city , luxurious complex ! Can’t wait to go again . Everything is walking distance !
Russ O. Jun 2018
This place over-delivered on everything. You'd be foolish to pass on this one.
Debora R. Jun 2018
The 42nd floor Chicago Condo was perfect for our visit to Chicago. The condo was very clean and confortable and had all of the amenities we needed. The location was excellent. There is a grocery store in the same block, as well as many dining and shopping options. It is a short walk to many Chicago destinations. Check in was a breeze. Parking was extremely convenient, on the lower levels of the
Robert E. May 2018
Loved the location, super convenient access to the L, and all things downtown, very easy train ride to Wrigley. Had a great time. Thanks for your hospitality.
Paul W. May 2018

The rental was very nice. The view was really special.
Kyle P. Apr 2018
Can't beat the location. Grocery store next door and subway Redline stop below. Plus, walking distance to so many great stores and restaurants. The building is great and easy to access. Our check-in person failed to mention the amenities on the 9th floor. We found out when we were checking out as I overheard Chris the concierge explaining it to another family while they were checking in.

Great view on the 42nd floor and the condo itself was acceptable and clean. Perfect layout for 2 couples/families. The beds aren't hotel quality, so if that's the most important thing for you maybe look elsewhere. Otherwise, completely happy with our stay.
Mary G. Apr 2018
Clean... great view!
Jean O. Apr 2018
Great check in. Wonderful view. Location was fabulous.
Andrew R. Mar 2018
Great location and awesome property. Loved it.
Shannon W. Mar 2018
Great condo in downtown Chicago. Price was great and location was perfect. Was quiet and enjoyed the view, especially at night. Condo was clean and well taken care of.
Carissa M. Mar 2018
This was our first time to Chicago and it was an amazing experience. The apartment was an experience of its own. Very clean, nicely furnished and decorated. The views from this place were unbelievable! I would recommend this place to anyone looking for a real Chicago experience.
Stephen S. Mar 2018
It was Awesome Amazing View Definitely Booking Again
Jack R. Feb 2018
Absolutely wonderful experience here. Highly recommend for anyone visiting the area!
Shalala M. Feb 2018
All in all it was a great stay. Very comfortable, could have been a little cleaner (vacuumed) but great. You do hear neighbors though. Definitely better than a hotel and worth it but not worth triple digits per night.
Rich S. Jan 2018
Grreat Spot!