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The Loop

701 S State St, Chicago, IL 60605-2108
+1 312-427-2787
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Downtown section of Chicago defined by the loop of elevated train that encircles it.
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good34%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“elevated train” (26 reviews)
“state street” (23 reviews)
701 S State St, Chicago, IL 60605-2108
Downtown / The Loop
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Have been fascinated with the Loop since watching ER. It ran alongside our hotel in Wabash Street. We passed it every morning and eventually took a ride at the end of our stay. The trains are very clean and the service was very good. Reasonably...More

Thank Sally H
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have spent a great deal of time on the Magnificent Mile, but my return to the Loop was memorable and fun. Old Chicago still rocks, whether it is hotels, restaurants, theaters or shopping.

Thank Tsaxman74
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The area includes much of the business district as well as a number of theatres and restaurants, not to mention some spectacular sculptures by the likes of Dubuffet, Miro and Picasso. It took us a couple of days to find our way around: the grid...More

Thank operalover939
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It got me everywhere I needed to go. I rode the entire loop just to see the sights I didn't see throug necessary travel.

Thank Lisa L
Reviewed 11 November 2017

Supposedly part of what you should do in Chicago but but not an activity I would recommend unless you like looking through dirty windows, more often enough blocked by other local passengers, at sights you can see and appreciate so much more at ground level...More

Thank Arcticice2014
Reviewed 9 November 2017

I stayed in a hotel on edge of Loop found the architecture stunning. Even the ceiling in the Macy's made "shopping" worthwhile!

Thank Bruce Z
Reviewed 7 November 2017

So had to use the metro in Chicago and after a visit to the lake, walked under it too. An iconic sight.

Thank BarbStorey
Reviewed 1 November 2017

Of all the barbarous things human beings have buit in their cities, nothing is as unsightly as the elevated tracks of the trains of the Chicago Transit Authority in the center of the city. In the midst of outstanding and splendid architecture, the loop made...More

Thank Raymond V
Reviewed 30 October 2017

This area is located in the center of Chicago city. And believe me it has everything. Theaters. restaurants, coffee shops, shops and shopping malls, touristic attractions and hotels. It is without a doubt the heart beating area of Chicago.

Thank Osman B
Reviewed 30 October 2017

It is the heart of business district. Of course it was quiet during the weekend but Monday was insane.So many people, just like New York. In fact Chicago is a cleaner New York.

1  Thank LynnM112017
Downtown / The Loop
Often visitors' first stop in Chicago, The Loop is a
good starting point to sample the city's energy and
flavor. This central business district boasts
Michelin-rated restaurants, upscale hotels, premier
shopping, and enough arresting architecture to keep
your camera busy for hours. You won’t find too many
photo galleries of downtown Chicago without a shot of
Millennium Park and Cloud Gate (“The Bean”), one of
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20 October 2016|
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Response from jgbtravels | Reviewed this property |
Yes. The Chicago Transit Authority sells day passes for $10 and three day passes for $20. Google the CTA for more info. By the way, Chicago now uses a Ventra Card that costs an additional $5 but you can cash it in at one ad... More