Randolph Tower City

188 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL

- The Loop
 4 reviews

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Overall rating of 4.0 / 5 based on 4 renter reviews

Total Reviews



4.0 / 5

Jul 2015

The building is conveniently located close to bars and restaurants and the amenities make it a pleasant building.

What did you like most?

Like common spaces

What did you like least?

The sliding doors in the apartments

Jul 2015


Jul 2015

The building itself is great for people who like living downtown, with amenities and friendly staff. I don't like living in the Loop, but am there only for a short while as my husband finishes his work contract and grad school. The building is a young community, so can be social and party-friendly in the communal spaces. Management takes care of maintenance requests quickly and to satisfaction. They nickel & dime you, and aren't flexible in negotiations of rent or lease terms. Storage units are in building but are expensive. Lighting in the unit is terrible - there are only a few fixed/built-in lights and the rest you must bring in. Living on the 6th floor means we get no natural sunlight, so I'd recommend living on a higher floor on the south-facing side to avoid being right next to the El.

What did you like most?

The ease of transportation from the building (close to lots of El stops, buses, cabs/Uber, multiple Divvy stations).

What did you like least?

The location - right next to the El, in the Loop with no feeling of neighborhood.

Randolph Tower City Overview and Highlights


188 W Randolph Street is a recently renovated (2012), old construction (1929), full-amenity rental building in the Loop. One of the more unique buildings in the entire city (indoor chess board) with a lot of personality. The units have exceptional old style finishings, but are not very updated. Location is convenient for those working in the Loop.


188 W Randolph St, Chicago IL

What Occupants Love

Great dining options. Fun pool/deck scene. Excellent in-unit temperature control. Great shower pressure. Solid internet/Wi-Fi connectivity. Doormen go above and beyond.

What Occupants Love Less

Moderate elevator wait times. Residents notice noise from living right next to the CTA train. One resident observes limited natural lighting.





Building Type



Cats Allowed
Dogs Allowed
Fitness Center
Indoor Pool
Storage Room
Bike Room
Business Center


Resident Responsible for

Water, Gas, Trash, Heat, Cable/Internet, Electricity

Near Randolph Tower City


The Loop

The Loop is the heart of downtown Chicago and gets its name from the loop that the El trains form before jetting off to their respective paths out of the city. The Loop is heavily commercial, as companies like United Airways, Northern Trust, Boeing, and more have offices here.

If you are planning on living in The Loop, be prepared for a high-rise lifestyle. The Loop truly is a concrete jungle, and residents of The Loop must have a love for city life. Weekdays in the Loop are the busiest you will see, as Chicagoans from every neighborhood do business in its central location. Coffee shops and breakfast spots are packed with business people vying to be first in line, and lunch spots are packed with professional lunches. (If you'd like to stay central, but the Loop sounds a bit too hectic, you might like New East Side or South Loop.)

After work and on the weekends, the Loop essentially shuts down. Streets and restaurants that were packed with 9-5ers during the week are now eerily empty. However, Millennium Park is an exception as it sees over 25 million visitors a year and is packed just about every day of the week. Here, people can be seen taking photos of Cloud Gate, enjoying open-air concerts, wandering Maggie Daley Park, and enjoying the lake views.

Although The Loop is highly commercial, it still contains historical buildings such as the Art Institute of Chicago, the Harold Washington Public Library, Maggie Daley Park, and the printing houses of Printer's Row to the south.

Nearest Grocery Store

Walmart Neighborhood Market (15-minute walk)

Nearest Convenience Store

7-Eleven (2-minute walk)

Nearest Public Transportation

Clark/Lake - Blue/Brown/Green/Orange/Pink/Purple Line (2-minute walk)

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