A spectacular view is a given from almost any part of the Signature Room on the Hancock's 95th floor or Signature Lounge on the 96th.
The theme throughout is elegant Art Deco, with dark wood, marble tile and accent lighting. Ascend the stairs and stroll back to the Lounge, with its incredible south and west views of the city.
Back in the dining room, the views are primarily of the lake and of Navy Pier, in all its illuminated excess.
View from south side of the lounge.
The following views are primarily from the Ladies room on the 96th floor. It was actually better than the view from the lounge we were in.
The nice thing about the John Hancock Building's Signature Room .... it is a free attraction. Though most people at least purchase a drink and sit to take in the views for a while.
Unlike going up in the Sears building where you pay $25ish dollars to go up and stand in a glass room overlooking the sidewalk.
though the Sears building and Observation Deck is taller than that of the Signature Room in the John Hancock Building. But at the end of the day and at those heights who is going to tell the difference?