Its name is derived from the Greek word for wisdom, but Sophy-Hyde Park is a hotel deeply rooted in the culture, legacy, and diversity of its Hyde Park locale. Spaces are designed to celebrate neighborhood residents’ contributions to the arts and science, with an impressive collection of artworks throughout the hotel, record players in guestrooms, and the restaurant's imaginative book-themed décor. Metal fixtures pay homage to Chicago's industrial era, and every detail combines perfectly to capture the spirit of this eclectic, illustrious neighborhood.
- Step into the hotel lobby and lounge with design and details inspired by famed singer and “Queen of Gospel” Mahalia Jackson
- Select one of 98 spacious industrial-chic guestrooms with generous marble baths and large walk-in showers
- Mix and mingle at Mesler Kitchen, where each plate draws inspiration from the diverse neighborhood
- Explore Hyde Park’s museums, university, and public parks, or catch a train for a quick ride to Chicago’s Museum Campus and Millennium Park
- End your day with a craft cocktail or a local brew at the library-inspired bar
- Wander the hotel and take in the thought-provoking art collection and delightful details
Discover Hyde Park through the design details of the hotel; it is infused with the community’s academic and artistic contributions and embodies its passion for art, science, literature, and music. Take a break in the lobby’s plush seating with a book and a drink beside the crackling, double-sided fireplace. If you can’t bear to leave your stylish room, there is plenty of room to work, or select from the Mesler menu for in-room dining.
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The localized approach also extends to Sophy’s 98 guest rooms which are furnished with hardwood floors, large-scale abstracts by local artist Joey Korom, and record players with LPs from neighborhood musicians. Even the repeated geometric patterns are inspired by the area's contribution to mathematics. Dorchester Suites have a private dressing room and deep soaking tub, while the Opus Suite includes a full kitchen, separate living room, and a dining room that comfortably seats eight.
With artisan furnishings, floor-to-ceiling windows, and modern light fixtures, the rooms blend an eclectic style with a chic, contemporary feel. Amenities include daily housekeeping, concierge services, and dry cleaning. All suites include a comfortable living room and a dining room that seats four or more — perfect for enjoying a lively stay or dinner with friends in this chic neighborhood hotel.
Dine in at Sophy-Hyde Park's full-service on-site restaurant or relax with drinks in the bar and lounge, which includes a carefully curated library. You can also host a celebration or meeting in Mesler Kitchen's private dining room, which accommodates up to 14 people.
Mesler – Executive Chef Bradford Shovlin creates exquisite dishes in a setting that replicates a library, with comfortable seating, plenty of books, and wood paneling. Enjoy the laid-back, sophisticated atmosphere and a new-American menu with items ranging from chicken and waffles and house-made pastas to a signature burger and sustainably raised beef.
The Bar & Lounge at Mesler – With geometric motifs, metal lattice art, and patterns on the wooden floor, everything at the bar seems to have been designed with a mathematical algorithm or scientific formula. Savor a cocktail, a whiskey, or a local craft brew under a constellation of hanging bulbs.
Take some time to explore the hotel’s interiors and art collection; each detail was thoughtfully planned and merits some contemplation. Then, go for a hand-crafted cocktail at the bar, or a meal at Mesler’s. Retire to your guestroom and enjoy the quiet of your own personal space with a book or a drink on the cozy couch.
Walk from Sophy-Hyde Park to a number of iconic sights. The University of Chicago is nearby, as is the Museum of Science and Industry. Visit the DuSable Museum of African American History, and stroll through the galleries at Hyde Park Art Center. Take a bike ride or a jog though Midway Plaisance Park or along Chicago’s majestic lakefront. Head into Chicago — just 15 minutes away by train — for the museum campus, Navy Pier, Soldier Field, Millennium Park, the Chicago Symphony and Lyric Opera, or to explore the shops and restaurants on The Magnificent Mile.
Close to the University of Chicago, Sophy-Hyde Park is just blocks from major public transportation hubs for easy transit to downtown Chicago. Hyde Park is home to museums, walking trails, and plenty of restaurants.
O’Hare International Airport is 25 mi / 40 km from the hotel.
Chicago's Metra commuter railroad at the 51st/53rd St. (Hyde Park) station.