Hotels in Chicago offer top-class accommodations in a locale nicknamed “The Windy City”. Known for its deep dish pizza, its sports, its museums, its shopping, its conventions, its architecture, its parks and its captivating lakefront, Chicago is one of the best cities to visit especially during the summer. Some of Chicago’s most influential people have included Frank Lloyd Wright, Jane Addams, Ernest Hemingway, Carl Sandburg, Marshall Field, and Al Capone. When visiting Chicago, keep in mind that it is indeed a windy city, that the Red Line subway and elevated train will connect you directly to the Chicago Cub’s and Chicago White Sox’s stadiums, and that the south and west sides are generally best avoided. One of the best cities to enjoy an outdoor festival, Chicago is home to events such as Lollapalooza. Indeed, hotels in Chicago are some of the best you’ll find in the Midwest United States. Before we get to hotels in Chicago, let’s take a look at some background information on the area to help you along the way.
Organized as a town on August 12, 1833, Chicago grew from a population of 200 to over 6,000 people in a matter of seven years. Having been incorporated on March 4, 1837, Chicago became one of the world’s fastest growing cities for several of the following decades. In 1848, the Chicago Board of Trade formed the world’s first-ever standardized exchange-traded forward contracts, or futures contracts. One of The Windy City’s earliest convention centers was the Wigwam, which hosted Abraham Lincoln’s 1860 Republican National Convention presidential nomination. The Great Chicago Fire of 1871 caused city rebuilding by way of steel and stone materials. In 1885, Chicago constructed the world’s first skyscraper, known as the Home Insurance Building. Perhaps the most famous, and most notorious, Chicago inhabitant was Al Capone, the organized crime boss of the Chicago Outfit, who in 1929 ordered the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre on Chicago’s north side.
With its over 2.7 million inhabitants, Chicago is the most populous city in Illinois, as well as the Midwest United States. Bordering Chicago, Lake Michigan provides a dazzling spectacle as far as the eye can see to the east, while several suburbs stretch to the north, west and south. Altogether, roughly 10 million people inhabit the Chicagoland area. The city’s climate is humid continental, with pleasant summers and often bitter winters. Major points of interest include the Museum of Science and Industry, The Field Museum, The Art Institute, Adler Planetarium, Shedd Aquarium, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Soldier Field, The United Center, Wrigley Field, Guaranteed Rate Field, McCormick Place and Lincoln Park Zoo. Chicago is a major sports city that boasts two professional baseball teams, the Chicago Cubs and Chicago White Sox, a professional hockey team, the Chicago Blackhawks, a pro basketball team, the Chicago Bulls, and a pro football team, the Chicago Bears. Popular foods include deep dish pizza, pizza puffs, Italian beef sandwiches, hot dogs, steak, pork chops, barbecue, Jibarito sandwiches, fried fish, flaming Saganaki and rainbow cone ice cream. Craft beer and wine are popular, as well as Malört, which is a bitter, wormwood-based, Swedish schnapps. Now that we have some background information on the area. it’s time for hotels in Chicago that will help make for an unforgettable experience.
University of Illinois at Chicago
The Publishing House Bed and Breakfast features free WiFi, a restaurant, a bar, a shared lounge, a buffet breakfast and a business center. Near here you may find The Press Room (American restaurant), Gioia Ristorante e Pastificio (restaurant), Eat Me Milk Me Coffee & Tea (coffee shop), Free People (women’s clothing store), Alice In Ivory (bridal shop), Nancy’s Pizzeria (pizza restaurant), Pockets Restaurant, Monteverde Restaurant & Pastificio (Italian restaurant), Jet’s Pizza, CrossTown Fitness, Cone Gourmet Ice Cream, Black Barrel Tavern, SpaDerma (medical spa), StretchLab (fitness center), Chicago Waffles (brunch restaurant), Cat & Mouse Games (toy store), The CrossRoads Bar & Grill, Sumu Tokyo (sushi restaurant), Third Rail Tavern (bar), Mad Social (American restaurant), Eyelashes R Us (beauty salon) and more.
This location is 0.1 miles from Harpo Studios, 0.4 miles from Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, 0.6 miles from University of Illinois at Chicago, 0.9 miles from Boeing International Headquarters, Rush University Medical Center and Illinois Medical District, 1 mile from Civic Opera House, 1.1 miles from Willis Tower, 1.3 miles from Chicago Board of Trade Building, 1.5 miles from DePaul University, 1.7 miles from Art Institute of Chicago, Millennium Station and Millennium Park, 4.5 miles from Wrigley Field and 14.3 miles from Chicago O’Hare International Airport.
Approximate cost per night (Sinclair room): $388
Water Tower Chicago
Boasting a full-service Asian-inspired spa, an award-winning restaurants, spacious rooms, city views, 42-inch flat-screen TVs, free WiFi, temperature and lighting control consoles, soaking tubs, a half-Olympic indoor swimming pool enclosed by floor-to-ceiling windows, a modern gym, fitness and yoga classes, an outdoor terrace and afternoon tea serving champagne and chocolate, The Peninsula Chicago is near Pierrot Gourmet at The Peninsula (French restaurant), The Peninsula Spa, Shanghai Terrace (Chinese restaurant), Z Bar (bar), Tiffany & Co. (jewelry store), Victoria’s Secret & PINK (lingerie store), RL Restaurant (American restaurant), ALTHEA (vegan restaurant), Friends Sushi (Japanese restaurant), Rosebud on Rush (Italian restaurant), Giordano’s (pizza restaurant) and more.
You may find Michigan Avenue within feet, Water Tower Chicago and Loyola University Museum of Art 0.1 miles, Water Tower Place, Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Arts Club of Chicago 0.2 miles, Navy Pier 1.1 miles, Union Station 1.4 miles, Guaranteed Rate Field 4.5 miles and Midway International Airport 9.6 miles from this accommodation.
Approximate cost per night (deluxe suite): $1,555
Cost per person (five people): $311
House Of Blues Chicago
With warm tones, darks woods, marble Alaskan white granite bathrooms, deep soaking bath tubs, rainfall shower heads, upscale bath amenities, city views, floor-to-ceiling windows, a spa, a fitness center, a restaurant and afternoon tea, The Langham Chicago can be found close to Chuan Spa at The Langham, Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken, Rossi’s (bar), Radio Room (American restaurant), Museum of Broadcast Communications, SPIN Chicago (restaurant), Yolk – Marina City (brunch restaurant), House of Blues Chicago (live music venue), Chief Chicago Limo (limousine service), North Loop Market (grocery store), Smith & Wollensky (steak house) and more.
From this hotel Marina City, House Of Blues Chicago, Wrigley Building, Bridgehouse and Chicago River Museum and Chicago Vietnam Veterans Memorial are 0.1 miles, American Medical Association Headquarters, Chicago Tribune Tower, Chicago Theater and Shops at Northbridge are 0.2 miles, Chicago Riverwalk is 0.3 miles, Millennium Station is 0.4 miles, Millennium Park is 0.5 miles, Navy Pier is 1.2 miles, Guaranteed Rate Field is 4 miles, Wrigley Field is 4.4 miles and Midway International Airport is 9.1 miles.
Approximate cost per night (one-bedroom suite): $1,169
Cost per person (four people): $292
Thompson Chicago features an on-site restaurant, a fitness center, free daily newspapers, coffee and tea, free WiFi, flat-screen TVs, minibars, bathrobes, deluxe bath amenities and modern rain shower-heads. It’s near Nico Osteria (Italian restaurant), Shinola (watch store), The Frye Company (shoe store), Starbucks, Stil Salon & Spa, Brilliant Earth (jeweler), COS (clothing store), Del Frisco’s (steakhouse), Fabbri Furs, Christian Louboutin, TOM FORD, Fig & Olive (Mediterranean restaurant), Charles Ifergan (hair salon), Jimmy Choo, Tavern on Rush, Luxbar, The Original Pancake House, Carmine’s, Gibsons Steakhouse, Hugo’s Frog Bar and more.
From here Oak Street Beach, 360 Chicago and Loyola University Museum of Art are 0.3 miles, Water Tower Place, Water Tower Chicago, Charnley-Persky House Museum, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art and Michigan Avenue are 0.4 miles, Oak Street is 0.5 miles, Millennium Station is 1.2 miles, Willis Tower and Chicago Board of Trade Building are 1.6 miles, Guaranteed Rate Field is 4.9 miles and Midway International Airport is 9.8 miles.
Approximate cost per night (penthouse suite): $1,423
Shops at Northbridge
With free WiFi, seating areas, desks, air conditioning, linens, towels, flat-screen TVs, mini-bars, a 24-hour front desk, an onsite bar, a restaurant and a cafe, Freehand Chicago is near Pizzeria Uno, Fleming’s (steakhouse), The Dinner Detective (dinner theater), Weber Grill, The Berkshire Room (lounge), Pops for Champagne (wine bar), Watershed (bar), L.A. Burdick Chocolates, Alliance Patisserie (pastry shop), Adagio Teas, sweetgreen (salad shop), Nespresso USA, Bloomingdale’s, Eataly (Italian restaurant), Joe’s (seafood), Sable Kitchen & Bar and more.
You’ll find American Medical Association Headquarters and Shops at Northbridge 0.1 miles, Blue Chicago, Chicago Tribune Tower and Wrigley Building 0.2 miles, Arts Club of Chicago, Michigan Avenue, Marina City, House Of Blues Chicago and Water Tower Chicago 0.3 miles, Millennium Station 0.6 miles, Millennium Park 0.7 miles, Art Institute of Chicago 0.9 miles, Union Station and Navy Pier 1.2 miles and Chicago O’Hare International Airport 15.4 miles from this locale.
Approximate cost per night (penthouse suite): $1,549
Cost per person (six people): $258
Oak Street Beach
The Chicago Hotel Collection resembles a field-house and has an on-site bar and restaurant, a 24-hour front desk, a gymnasium lounge, a coffee bar, seating areas, flat-screen TVs, free toiletries and hair dryers. Near here are BIG & little’s Restaurant, Steven Deer Salon, Millennial Mart, Marwen, Kiki’s Bistro (French Restaurant), Savage Smyth (event venue), Revitalab (spa and health club), Mogadishu Restaurant, Bismilahi Restaurant, Flex Pilates Chicago, Haute Living (furniture store), Headquarters Beercade (bar & grill), Good Measure (bar), Farmhouse Chicago (American restaurant), Steves Place (American restaurant), Paper Source (stationery store), Griddle 24 (diner), KC Chocolatier (chocolate artisan) and more.
This hotel is 0.1 miles from Oak Street, 0.5 miles from Blue Chicago, 0.6 miles from Water Tower Chicago, Loyola University Museum of Art and The Noble Horse Theatre, 0.7 miles from Michigan Avenue, American Medical Association Headquarters, 360 Chicago and Water Tower Place, 0.8 miles from Charnley-Persky House Museum, 1.3 miles from Millennium Park, 1.5 miles from DePaul University and Art Institute of Chicago and 14.8 miles from Chicago O’Hare International Airport.
Approximate cost per night (premium two-bedroom): $341
Cost per person (six people): $56
The Penthouse at Grand Plaza offers 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 3 balconies, a rooftop swimming pool, a sun deck, a fitness center, a basketball court, free WiFi, floor-to-ceiling windows, a fireplace, a fully-equipped kitchen, a dining area and laundry facilities. It’s close to Bed Bath & Beyond, Cold Stone Creamery, Gelato D’Oro (Italian restaurant), Eggsperience Cafe, M Burger, Osteria Via Stato (Italian restaurant), Weber Grill, The Dinner Detective, Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse, Pizzeria UNO, Broken Shaker (cocktail bar), The Berkshire Room (lounge), Rock Bottom Restaurant, Cantina Laredo (Mexican restaurant), Corey’s NYC Bagel Deli, Grossman & Jack Talent and more.
From this penthouse American Medical Association Headquarters is 0.1 miles, Shops at Northbridge, Chicago Tribune Tower and Wrigley Building are 0.2 miles, Marina City, House Of Blues Chicago, Arts Club of Chicago, Michigan Avenue and Bridgehouse and Chicago River Museum are 0.3 miles, Union Station is 1 mile, Wrigley Field is 4.1 miles and Midway International Airport is 9.3 miles.
Approximate cost per night (three-bedroom penthouse): $1,587
Cost per person (eight people): $198
The Robey has free WiFi, hardwood floors, 400 thread sheets, flat-screen TVs and an on-site cafe. Cafe Robey, Le Labo Fragrances, Fairgrounds Cafe, Pork & Mindy’s (sandwich shop), reishi (health and beauty shop), The Tankard (pub), TOMS Chicago (shoe store), ENSO Sushi & Bar, Dimo’s Pizza, Shinola (watch store), Timbuk2 (bag store), Potbelly Sandwich Shop, lululemon, The North Face, Northside Bar, benefit (beauty salon), Real Good Stuff Co. (juice shop), Starbucks, Bonci Pizza, Subterranean (bar), Estelle’s (bar), Chop Shop (American restaurant), Tapster (bar) and more are all within range.
You may find Wicker Park 0.2 miles, Congress Theater is 1 mile, DePaul University – Lincoln Park Campus, Steppenwolf Theatre and Steppenwolf Theatre Company are 1.5 miles, United Center and The Noble Horse Theatre are 2.1 miles, Second City, Lincoln Park Zoo and Oak Street are 2.2 miles, Wrigley Field is 2.8 miles, Union Station is 2.9 miles, Navy Pier is 4 miles and Midway International Airport is 9.1 miles from here.
Approximate cost per night (penthouse suite): $699
(high demand – book in advance)
Lincoln Park Zoo
Featuring a private grotto and garden with BBQ facilities, free WiFi, flat-screen TVs, Italian-inspired décor, large windows with neighborhood views, a deck with a hot tub, daily continental breakfast, gourmet kitchen access, a hot breakfast on weekends and bicycle rentals, Villa D’ Citta is close to Studios FUSE (physical fitness program), Orangetheory Fitness (gym), Hang 5 Fitness (physical fitness program), Shine (Pan-Asian restaurant), Bluemercury (cosmetics store), Kameya (Japanese restaurant), Athenian Room (Greek restaurant), Liquor Expo (liquor store) and more.
This B&B is 0.4 miles from DePaul University – Lincoln Park Campus, 0.7 miles from Lincoln Park Conservatory, Steppenwolf Theatre Company and Lincoln Park Zoo, 0.8 miles from Steppenwolf Theatre and Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, 1 mile from Second City, 1.1 miles from Briar Street Theatre, 1.8 miles from Wrigley Field, 3.2 miles from Chicago Board of Trade Building and 13.6 miles from Chicago O’Hare International Airport.
Approximate cost per night (queen room): $547
Cost per person (four people): $137
Wrigley Field Penthouse has 2 bedrooms, free WiFi, air conditioning, a garden, a terrace, city views, a balcony, a flat-screen TV and a fully-equipped kitchen. This penthouse is less than a 10 minute walk from Wrigley Field, near which you’ll find Rice’N Bread (Korean restaurant), The Graystone Tavern (bar & grill), Happy Camper (pizza restaurant), Dimo’s Pizza, Roost Chicken & Biscuits (restaurant), Shake Shack, Do-Rite Donuts & Chicken, El Burrito Mexicano (Mexican restaurant), Smoke Daddy BBQ (barbecue restaurant), Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams (ice cream shop), Bernie’s Tap & Grill, Lucky Dorr (bar), Murphy’s Bleachers (restaurant), Wrigley Rooftops (event venue), Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers, Big G’s Pizza (pizza restaurant), La Mexicana Grill (Mexican restaurant), Metro (live music venue), The GMan Tavern (bar) and more.
Wrigley Field and Briar Street Theatre are 0.4 miles, Music Box Theatre is 0.8 miles, DePaul University is 1.4 miles, Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum and Lincoln Park Conservatory are 1.6 miles, Aragon Entertainment Center and Aragon Ballroom are 1.7 miles, Lincoln Park Zoo is 2 miles, Steppenwolf Theatre Company is 2.2 miles, Willis Tower is 4.6 miles, Art Institute of Chicago is 4.7 miles and Chicago O’Hare International Airport is 13.2 miles from this penthouse.
Approximate cost per night: $634
Cost per person (six people): $105
So there you have them, hotels in Chicago that will help make for a memorable experience. We hope you have found this information valuable and most of all, that you enjoy your time in Illinois!