DOWNTOWN — The Langham is the best hotel in Chicago, at least according to U.S. News & World Report.
The hotel, 330 N. Wabash Ave., came in at No. 7 on the magazine's newly released rankings of the best hotels in the country, and the best out of any Chicago hotel.
"Open since September 2013, the hotel impresses guests with its attentive service, quiet location and river views," says the magazine, which published its hotel rankings Wednesday.
The 268-room hotel occupies the first 13 floors of the landmarked 52-story tower now known as AMA Plaza. Guest rooms are outfitted with 55-inch televisions and, in addition to a large spa, the hotel boasts a 67-foot-long indoor pool.
The Waldorf Astoria, 11 E. Walton St., came in at No. 9 on the national rankings. The Four Seasons, 120 E. Delaware Place, was ranked No. 13 and The Peninsula, 108 E. Superior, is No. 21.
The new ranking comes a year after The Langham was voted the best hotel in the country by reviewers on TripAdvisor.com. However the hotel fell to No. 25 in TripAdvisor's latest rankings. Rooms at the hotel start at $319 per night, according to The Langham's website.
The hotel was also known for its "Victoria" sundae, which cost $1,000, served with Dom Perignon and topped with gold. A receptionist at the hotel said The Langham currently doesn't serve the seasonal sundae, but aims to bring it back this summer.
The Langham was ranked just ahead of Las Vegas' Mandarin Oriental in the U.S. News rankings. The Lodge at Sea Island in Sea Island, Ga., topped this year's list.