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High-rise Apartment  «  Waterton Associates
Near West Side, 555 W Madison St | Chicago
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  •  Building Laundry Room  
  •  Cat friendly
  •  Dog friendly
  •  Fitness Center
  •  Granite Countertops
  •  Hardwood Floors
  •  Minimum Lease Term  
  •  Oversize or penthouse units
  •  Resident Lounge  
  •  Rooftop Deck
  •  Stainless Steel Appliances
  •  Washer/Dryer In Unit

User Rating

7.3
Good
29 Reviews

About this Location

Walmart
3 min walk
Lots of bars and
restaurants nearby
Chicago Union Station - 8 min
UP-N/UP-NW/UP-W (rail) - 3 min
Grant Park
23 min walk

Pricing 
updated Sep 14

Studio, 1 Bath
$1,475+
1 Bedroom, 1 Bath
$1,605+
2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths
$2,470+
Schedule Appointment At
(872) 704-8022
  • Bedrooms

    •  Walk-in Closets
  • Building Related

    •  Elevators
  • Convenience

    •  Dry Cleaning Valet Service
    •  Mini Grocery Store
    •  On-site ATM
    •  Package Receiving
  • Entertainment

    •  Grilling Station
    •  Playground
    •  Resident Lounge  
    •  Rooftop Deck
    •  Theater Room
  • Included

    •  Heat Included
  • Kitchen

    •  Dishwasher
    •  Granite Countertops
    •  Luxury Cabinets
    •  Microwave
    •  Refrigerator
    •  Stainless Steel Appliances
    •  Stove & Oven
  • Laundry

    •  Building Laundry Room  
    •  Washer/Dryer In Unit (some units)
  • Lease Terms

    •  Application Fee  
    •  Minimum Lease Term  
    •  Move-in Fee  
    •  Online Rent Payment
  • Living Room

    •  Air Conditioning  
    •  Hardwood Floors
    •  Large Windows
  • Parking & Transportation

    •  Car Share Program
    •  Parking Garage  
  • Pet Terms & Amenities

    •  Cat friendly
    •  Dog fee  
    •  Dog friendly
    •  Max Pets Limit  
    •  Restricted breeds  
  • Security & Maintenance

    •  24 Hour Emergency Maintenance
    •  24-Hour Front Desk
    •  Controlled Access
    •  On-site Maintenance
  • Sports & Fitness

    •  Aerobics & Cardio Room
    •  Fitness Center
  • Storage

    •  Additional Storage Available
  • Unique Unit Types

    •  Oversize or penthouse units
  • View

    •  Amazing Views
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Overall rating 7.3/10, based on 29 renter reviews

9.3
Location
7.4
Amenities
6.9
Management
6.9
Value
6.8
Social
8.6
Safety
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Good
9
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Terrible
2

Presidential Towers reviews and highlights

  • very convenient amenities
  • great location near Union station
  • well-maintained and clean building
  • modern and updated appliances and rooms
  • beautiful views of the skyline
  • gym and Walmart right in the building
  • slow elevators during peak times
  • friendly staff
  • a little pricey with a lot of extra fees
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Love this place!

I have nothing but positive things to say about presidential Towers. I have lived here since 2011, and I continually renew my lease. I am now engaged, and my Fiancé moved in with me. She fell in love with it just as much as I did. We are planning on having kids, and plan on raising them here in presidential Towers! Absolutely love this place :-)

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I love it here

This is a wonderful apartment building that has incredible amenities. It gives me the freedom to walk wherever I want but also the ability to take transit to any local spots. The rent is a little steep but it certainly is worth the money. I can’t be happier anywhere else.

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Decent

It’s my first year living here and it’s been great so far. The lobby is from another planet. It’s essentially modeled to look like a hotel lobby and it is absolutely gorgeous. The one drawback is the cost of rent. I one bed and one bath costs me almost two grand. And that’s without utilities or gym access.

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Run for your life

This apartment complex draws you in with its low rent price, but then you realize you get absolutely nothing for what you pay. In addition to the rent you pay, you pay for all your utilities (water, gas, electricity, internet, cable, laundry, parking). The doormen are there 24/7 but they will not let you pick up packages unless the in house dry-cleaners are open. The parking lot is owned by standard parking, but they rent out more monthly spots than there are physical parking spots, which leads to daily illegal parkers blocking other cars in. The lot also does not close once it is full because it also serves as the parking lot for FFC and the other storefront businesses. Management is not accommodating, does not fix broken things, does not treat your time or home with respect. The neighbors are also loud and rude. Many people smell like body odor. Those with small children allow them to bang on walls and drop ping pong balls on the floor above you all night long. Management does not care about noise complaints.

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Living at PT- Great Value

I enjoy living at Presidential Towers. Some residents complain about slow elevators or uncomfortable hallway smells, though I've had none of these issues. Management is friendly and helpful, my floor is very quiet, the lobby smells fresh and inviting, we have plenty of space, and I've never waited more than a minute for an elevator. PT is very convenient with respect to transit and industry, though stores and restaurants close early because it's in the West Loop. I plan to live at PT for at least a couple more years.

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Amazing place to live

Living at Presidential towers is so convineant especially because I work in the Downtown. FFC gym is just below the apartments. There are lot of places to eat.
The only problem is th mailing system of the presidential towers. You cannot collect the mails before they mail you . And because of which ordering with amazon prime is of no use, because you would not be able to collect the mail the same day it is delivered. Plus they have weight restrictions with package delivery. More than 70 lbs packages are returned back.

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  • 1 bed / 2 baths
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Good Location

The apartment is good as its near to your work place. But the experience here is horrible. From maintenance to cleaning services, every person doesn't know how to talk to you. I wouldn't recommend you to stay here except if you want to save time on your commute.

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  • Studio / 1 bath
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Presidential Towers- Great Location

The apartment is good except for the mail room service. Its horrible as you dont get your packages on time. So technically it doesn't matter wether you have an Amazon prime account or not, you won't get your package on time. And the management will say they are improving but they dont.

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  • 2 beds / 2 baths
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Location is the Only Advantage

Well, I do not have to commute for work and that is the only advantage I get by living in Presidential Towers. The management is not so good. Mail system is a total crap. I was expecting a package (had ordered that from Amazon) and never got it. Instead, I got a package that was addressed to someone else.

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Great Location

I personally love the location of the Presidential Towers. I work in the loop and have a short walk or bus ride. Very well done apartment, high quality vibe, and a high class building experience as a whole. I plan to rent here again next year if I can.

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