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Ride the Rails

Chicago Hotel near Union Station

Union Station Stairwell

Our hotel just down the road: Union Station

Union Station is one of the busiest spots in the city, thanks to its role as the primary terminal for commuter trains and the only intercity rail terminal in Chicago. Not only is it functional, though, it’s also beautiful — even if you aren’t riding the rails, it’s worth a look at the Beaux Arts–style Great Hall, with a pink Tennessee marble floor, more than a dozen Corinthian columns, terra-cotta walls, and a truly magnificent barrel-vaulted ceiling. Daniel Burnham, the architect who designed the space, once said, “Make no small plans, they have no magic to stir men’s blood,” and it’s clear he stuck to that ethos when creating this show-stopping room.

Hop on an Amtrak train

Amtrak’s Chicago station is the fourth busiest in the country with destinations from small towns to other big cities. Just a short walk from Kimpton Gray Hotel, Amtrak’s Chicago station has tons of features to make your travel comfortable and hassle-free making a visit back to downtown Chicago an easy decision.

Directions from our hotel to Union Station

  • Head east on W Monroe St toward S Clark St (262 ft)
  • Turn right at the 1st cross street onto S Clark St (472 ft)
  • Turn right onto W Adams St (0.5 mi)

Chicago Union Station: 225 S Canal St, Chicago, IL 60606