Chicago Staycation: EMC2 Hotel

Sometimes all you need is a getaway, but you just don’t have the time to actually go somewhere. Hence: the Staycation. I was in desperate need of one and decided to spend the night downtown in Chicago. I was lucky enough to come across EMC2 and I am being completely honest when I say it was one of my favorite hotel stays EVER!!

The hotel recently opened (about 3.5 months ago) and you can tell. As soon as you walk in, everything looks so trendy and new and amazing. The hotel combines science with art and you can see it everywhere you turn – from quotes on the walls to bookshelves and filing cabinets hanging from the wall to the GORGEOUS furniture.

I got to stay on the 22nd floor, the top floor, and the views were amazing. You could see so many skyscrapers, gorgeous lights and rooftop bars from the extra large windows. But I’m not sure which was better – the view or the room. The room blew me away. Everything looked so pretty and new. My favorite was the phone music amplifier!

I settled into bed and was happily surprised to see the hotel had Netflix. Could it get any better than this? YES. The TV randomly rang like a doorbell saying Cleo was at the door. If you guys don’t know who Cleo is… she’s no big deal… just your average ROBOT. I opened the door to find Cleo waiting at the door and the top of her opened up to reveal some desserts for me and a nice note.

I fell asleep in that super comfy bed and slept in nicely. I then went downstairs to their restaurant, The Albert, and again I was in awe of how gorgeous everything was. I had a delicious (and fancy) lunch with some delicious drinks and just enjoyed being in such a beautiful atmosphere.

I was blown away by this hotel. PLEASE PLEASE visit it. You will not regret it. EMC2 is now my go-to hotel whenever I stay in the city.



  1. September 6, 2017 / 3:21 am

    I have never been to Chicago before, but it looks like I know where I’ll be staying! From that incredible view, to the unique and highly updated interior, EMC2 is a great choice for me. That bar is also very beautiful!

  2. Samjah
    September 6, 2017 / 6:01 am

    Are you kidding me? Where is Cleo when I need her?! A hotel with Netflix is like hotel heaven! You have totally inspired me to take a stay-cation right in my home town.

  3. September 6, 2017 / 6:46 am

    That looks like a beautiful hotel my darling. I honestly thought it was a place where a photo shoot will occur and that says a lot. And lets face it…Netflix in a hotel… does it get any better than that?

  4. September 6, 2017 / 10:01 am

    What a cool hotel!! I need to check this out <3 Netflix in a hotel WOW. Best.XO Charissa

  5. September 6, 2017 / 11:17 am

    I am a sucker for modern, beautiful hotels and the emc2 hotel in Chi-town looked great! It is def a cool and hip hotel filled with technology and gadgets. Nice review.

  6. Aimara
    September 6, 2017 / 4:25 pm

    What a cute hotel! I’m in Chicago too and I’ve never heard of it!Definitely checking it out now girl, thanks for sharing!Love all the modern details and that robot OMG hahaha that’s the best part!

  7. Sweet as Fiction
    September 6, 2017 / 6:27 pm

    Chicago has always been on my bucket list. This hotel is so stunning and modern. Would definitely love to check it out when I get a chance to visit. Thanks for sharing such beautiful photos <3
    Sweet as Fiction

  8. Eva
    September 6, 2017 / 8:42 pm

    Super cool hotel and the Robot is incredible. When I ‘look visit Chicago will be definitely on my list to search this

  9. September 6, 2017 / 8:52 pm

    I definitely would love to stay here! It wouldn’t be a STAY-cation for me it would be an awesome getaway for me and my husband! The interiors are gorgeous and I would love to eat at The Albert ! I can’t believe that you actually had a robot too! Would love to see Cleo in person!!

  10. September 7, 2017 / 7:09 am

    Staycations are the best thing ever! This hotel is gorgeous. I am so impressed by The Albert restaurant’s design and decor. And your room was so chic and cozy. Would love to spend some time in the EMC2 hotel.

  11. September 7, 2017 / 5:37 pm

    What a neat staycation. Hotel looks great and I have never heard of Cleo the robot. Nice experience.

  12. gina diaz
    September 7, 2017 / 11:07 pm

    The EMC2 hotel looks incredibly amazing! I’m planning a visit to Chicago in the next few months and this place sounds like a great option for me. Thanks for sharing!
    xx. Gina

  13. VALE
    September 9, 2017 / 8:34 pm

    I’m longing for a staycation at EMC2 now! This hotel is so innovative and everything looks stylish and comfy. And what about Cleo? Perfect staycation dear Meghan! Baci, Valeria – Coco et La vie en rose <a href=""&gt; FASHION & BEAUTY</a>

  14. September 9, 2017 / 9:25 pm

    What a beautiful hotel! The restaurant is absolutely stunning. Definitely sold on the idea of them having Netflix and Cleo – that is so cool! EMC2 sounds awesome!
    xo, Jo

  15. September 10, 2017 / 3:53 am

    This hotel looks absolutely stunning!

  16. September 10, 2017 / 5:58 am

    This hotel looks amazing! How fun that you had a robot come to your room to bring dessert…this sounds like just my kind of place!

  17. September 10, 2017 / 4:10 pm

    Hi sweetie,Thank you for sharing about this hotel in Chicago. It’s so cool because I’ve never been and always wanted to go. So now I’m curious about staying there when I decide to go there. By the way, i love quotes so much and I think that this place will be filled with inspiration because of the quotes on the wall.Love, Hadasah

  18. September 11, 2017 / 3:25 am

    Hello dear, OMG. This looks like my kind of hotel. I really need to go to Chicago one day and visit here. It’s so beautiful and and straight out of the future. Thank you for sharing with us, I’m so putting this on my must list hotels to stay at, especially with Cleo the robot… talk about YES!xoxo, Dom

  19. September 12, 2017 / 5:07 am

    Omg, the little robot Cleo sounds so awesome! desserts at bedtime? I’m so in! This looks like a fabulous stay-cation – I need to find a place like this in Tokyo :)

  20. October 25, 2017 / 9:22 pm

    I was just in Chicago at the end of August. I stayed at the Dana Hotel, it was lovely and this looks amazing! A dessert robot, does not get any better then that.
    Allie of