22 W. Monroe St., Chicago IL 60603
- (312) 332-5052
- (312) 332-5051
- (800) 593-8596
135 room Boutique style hotel located above the CIBC Theater that offers a unique experience to all guests. The amenities include: complimentary hot breakfast buffet, complimentary internet (wired and wireless), 24 HR Business center, 24 HR Exercise facility, room service from The Italian Village.
History of the Majestic Building
The Hampton Majestic Chicago Theater District occupies 17 total floors of the former Majestic Office Building. The hotel includes 15 guestroom floors with 9 rooms per floor and creates an intimate ambiance for quiet accommodations.
A rich and storied past surrounds the Hampton Majestic. Prior to the building’s construction in 1905, the Newport Hotel & Gambling House occupied the same real estate until that 4 story structure was razed in 1904. The gambling house was shut down by the famous Pinkerton Detective Agency, during the era Chicago was cracking down on gambling.
Then in 1904, one of the most famous architects of the era, Edward Krause of Rapp & Rapp, was retained to design the Majestic Office Building & Theater. Some other imaginative works include the Chicago Theater, Cadillac Palace Theater, James M. Nederlander Theatre and numerous other landmarks from around Chicago from the 1900s.
Constructed in the popular Beaux Arts style and influenced by neoclassical Roman ad Greek architecture, the Majestic Building was built as a mixed use theater, office building. Notables such as Harry Houdini graced the stage during the height of Vaudeville. The Majestic Theater closed during the Great Depression and was shuttered for 15 years. Much of the original design was retained when the theatre was remodeled and reopened in 1945, in time for the heyday of favorites like Guys & Dolls, Carousel & South Pacific. Later years include a world premiere performance of Spamalot. Since renovation in 2006, the CIBC Theater has hosted Broadway shows including High School Musical, Rock of Ages, Jersey Boys, Kinky Boots, The Book of Mormon, The Last Ship and Hamilton.
Location – Chicago Loop
The Loop is the historic city center of Chicago, home to the city’s financial, government seat and the Theater & Business Districts. Grant Park, the Art Institute of Chicago, Joffrey Ballet, the Goodman Theater, and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra are Loop attractions located near the Hampton Inn Majestic hotel.
Transportation & Directions
Getting to and from the Hampton Inn Majestic is easy, with the abundance of downtown Chicago transportation options. Perfectly central in Downtown Chicago’s Loop, the Hampton Inn Majestic is located within two blocks of numerous subway or ‘El’ train stops, as well as CTA buses. The hotel is one block from the CTA Red & Blue line trains & two Blocks from the CTA Orange, Brown, Pink & Purple line trains. Our boutique hotel is centrally located near world-class shopping, restaurants, museums, parks & thrilling sports entertainment. Cruise the Chicago River, tour historic landmarks like the Chicago Cultural Center, or explore Chicago’s diverse neighborhoods. No matter what you’re in the mood for, you’ll discover it all in downtown Chicago. We are located 12 miles from Midway Airport & 17 Miles from O’Hare Airport. If you are enjoying Chicago without a vehicle, you have three options to get to the hotel from the either O’Hare or Midway Airports. Taxi
A taxi the most convenient way to get from the airport, however it can be expensive. A taxi will cost you an estimated $45-$55 depending on traffic.
Next, there is a paid shared shuttle via Airport Express. There is a shuttle desk located in the baggage claim area the charges are around $30 per person. Shuttles leave every 15 minutes.
If you are looking for something more upscale than a taxi, private transport can be arranged with LimoBank.
Finally, the least expensive option is public transit. This option is $2.50 per person. Follow sign in the airport to “CTA Trains to City.” If you are new to riding public transit, we suggest visiting transitchicago.com. Click on “Riding the CTA,” & review the “How-To Guides” to familiarize yourself before arriving.
From O’Hare: Board the CTA Blue line train, the train only goes one direction from O’Hare International Airport towards downtown Chicago. Exit at the Monroe stop & follow signs to the Monroe Street exit, walk up the stairs, this will bring you a block away from the hotel. Exit the North-East exit, come up the stairs & follow Monroe St with the one way. The hotel is on the left above the Bank of America Theater just past Dearborn St.
From Midway: Board CTA Orange line train, the train only goes one direction from Midway Airport towards downtown Chicago. Exit at the Wabash / Madison stop & walk down the stairs to street level, this will bring you 3 blocks away from the hotel. Go against the one way on Wabash 1 block, then turn left onto Monroe St against the one way. The hotel is on the right just past State Street on the right-hand side just past the CIBC Theater.