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Dubbed ‘The Prairie State’, Illinois is a land of expansive forests, vast stretches of farmland and undulating hills — part of the sprawling American Midwest of legend. This largely rural region is, however, dominated by the US’s third-largest city: Chicago. Whether you’re tempted to discover the city’s epic food and cultural scene, or looking to explore wide open spaces on foot, bicycle or horseback, Illinois is a wonderful destination. Accommodation options range from simple B&Bs to swish urban hotels, with many of the best places to stay in Illinois clustered to the north.

Close to Illinois’ northern tip, glittering Chicago sits on the shores of enormous Lake Michigan. The city is famed for its industrial — and once reputedly rough — past. Now, however, Chicago is a creative hotspot, brimming with events and exhibitions for art, music and theatre lovers. Catch a summer festival in Millennium Park, see the Chicago Cubs raise the crowd to their feet at Wrigley Field, or visit cultural big-hitters, like the Art Institute of Chicago. Don’t miss tasting the fantastic array of classic Chicago dishes whilst you’re in the city!

For a more low-key, heritage base, look to lovely Galena. Set close to the Mississippi River, this hip little town boasts art galleries, craft beers and wine tasting rooms aplenty, as well as a number of historic homes — including that of Ulysses S Grant. Venture further afield for kayaking, fishing, hiking and cycling. The Thunder Bay Falls and Casper Bluff Land & Water Reserve will delight nature enthusiasts. Fans of the great outdoors can also enjoy the impressive Shawnee National Forest and striking Lake Michigan.

Whether you’re dreaming of scenic hikes or deep-dish pizza, the best places to stay in Illinois promise something for everyone!

The Best Places to Stay in Illinois

For City Style

  • The Gwen has stacks of 1920s glamour, with dramatic chandeliers, glossy marble and plush fabrics in the rooms, restaurants and shared spaces. One for well-heeled design aficionados, within the Magnificent Mile.
  • The Publishing House is a boutique B&B in Chicago's trendy West Loop. The heaving library and author-themed rooms make this a terrific pick for keen readers. There's a round-the-clock pantry and home-cooked breakfast feasts. A charming base for couples or friends, with mid-century modern design and a welcoming vibe.
  • Chicago Athletic Association was once a 19th-century gentleman's club. Now, large, retro rooms boast Millenium Park views, the Cherry Circle Room is a swish dining venue and the rooftop bar has heaps of character. For stylish business trips and city breaks. The indoor bocce ball court is a nice touch.
  • The Hoxton Chicago is a high-end hotel close to the city's best nightlife. Public spaces and appealing rooms are bright and elegant, whilst the rooftop pool and restaurants offer a welcoming way to relax after busy days of business or leisure.

For Families

  • The Guesthouse Hotel has a selection of well-equipped one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments in Chicago's Anderson area. Families will find that high chairs, pushchairs, cots, games and toys are provided. A home away from home for guests of all ages. Pets are welcome & there's a partnership with the spa next door for unwinding.
  • Royal Sonesta Chicago River North is a lovely pick for a family trip to Chicago, with an indoor pool, family-friendly suites, complimentary bicycles and an excellent restaurant. Grown ups can enjoy spa treatments, gym workouts and the use of the business centre, too. Close to Navy Pier, Lake Michigan and key landmarks. For active families.
  • Cloran Mansion is a great family choice, with suites and cottages offering space for those travelling with little ones. Home-cooked country breakfasts are excellent, and the kids will love the popcorn & cookies. Comfortable and inviting, on the outskirts of lovely Galena.
  • Inn at Felt Manor is an impressive Second Empire mansion, within walking distance of downtown Galena. Book the two-bedroom, two-bathroom Coach House if travelling as a family or with friends. There's a library and a games room, as well as yummy breakfasts and evening wine receptions. Fab for the whole family.

For Baseball Fans

  • Hotel Zachary sits just opposite Wrigley Field. A superb industrial conversion, the hotel has cool, contemporary interiors, baseball-themed touches and large-scale artwork. Dining spaces are fantastic, and pull in a real crowd on game days. A real gem for baseball fans.

For Grown Ups

  • Jail Hill Inn is an award-winning inn, with spacious, romantic rooms in a striking red brick building. Expect champagne and chocolates on arrival — perfect for an indulgent weekend for two. Luxurious & within walking distance of Galena town centre. Adults only.
  • Bishops Hall promises elegant rooms with four poster beds, oriental rugs and gilded portraits in a grand, Georgian Revival residence. For couples dreaming of period glamour, magazine-style interiors and laid-back service. Exquisite and close to Frank Lloyd Wright's Studio & Home in Chicago.
  • Deer Path Inn is an award-winning boutique hotel on the edge of Lake Forest. Built in the 1860s, the property was modelled on an 1860s Tudor-style mansion — complete with gabled ceilings, large fireplaces, English gardens and an onsite pub. A beautiful spot for a couples' escape, just an hour from Chicago.
  • Villa d'Citta is an Italian B&B in a leafy Chicago neighbourhood. Dating back to the 1880s, the building has high ceilings, Georgian windows and big antique beds. Marble bathtubs add to the Mediterranean feel. Unwind by the fire or hop in the hot tub. Luxurious, private and intimate. A romantic retreat.
  • Herrington Inn & Spa sits alongside the Rox River in downtown Geneva. A pretty heritage exterior hides sumptuous traditional rooms, a spa, upscale restaurant and waterfront gardens. An idyllic weekend getaway spot for grown ups.
  • Cherry Tree Inn B&B has just five charming rooms. Famous as the location of the Groundhog Day movie, this owner-run Victorian B&B promises a tranquil base for exploring lovely Woodstock. 'Date Night' set-ups are very special.

For Party-Loving Groups

  • Found Hotel Chicago River North has quirky interiors with mismatched colours, textures and prints. Well-designed rooms include doubles for couples or big bunk beds for fun group trips. Kick back in shared spaces and party on into the night at the bar.
  • MOXY Chicago Downtown is ideal for keen partygoers, with a cocktails on arrival and a 24-hour taco restaurant. Bunk rooms are good for groups of friends, and interiors have an industrial feel. A lively group holiday hotspot.

For Foodies

  • Longman & Eagle is a fantastic farm-to-table restaurant with six rooms. The buzzing tavern-style eatery has heaps of rustic charm, perfect for gathering with friends to enjoy seasional cocktails, craft beers and a meat-focused menu of innovative dishes. Delicious and popular with a local Chicago crowd.
  • Nobu Hotel Chicago offers a masterclass in luxurious restraint. Think floor-to-ceiling windows, Asian-inspired minimalist furniture and Japanese tubs. Order signature dishes to your door or take a seat at the stone sushi bar to watch your dishes being meticulously prepared. The slick indoor pool and rooftop terrace are nice perks. On 'restaurant row' and close to Fulton Market, this is a gourmet foodie's dream.

For Luxury

  • Four Seasons Chicago is spectacular. Think contemporary rooms with French furnishings and magnificent views, all clad in a soothing palette of plum, champagne, rose and dove grey. The indoor pool sits under a domed skylight, there's a sumptuous spa and the food is fabulous. Families welcome.
  • The Peninsula exudes grandeur. One of Chicago's top addresses, this hotel offers impeccable rooms and suites, a large pool, spa, gym and three award-winning restaurants. A city landmark — and a gorgeous wedding venue.

FOR A RURAL ESCAPE

  • Goldmoor Inn overlooks the Mississippi River to the south of Galena. Set within expansive gardens, the inn has cabins, suites and cottages with waterfront views and grand interiors; the very best have big tubs. Immerse yourself in nature at this tranquil riverside escape! For couples, friends or wedding parties.
  • Inn at Irish Hollow sits on a rambling 500-acre estate south east of Galena. Suites are scattered within charming cottages and the main historic inn, with sumptuous textiles, four poster beds and antique pieces. The organic food is a delight, and the estate is ideal for walks, hikes and bike rides. Rural bliss.
  • Hidden Lake Winery offers a collection of rustic log cabins with fireplaces and jetted tubs for two. Guests can enjoy wine tastings, dine at the waterfront eatery or enjoy live music evenings. A secluded escape on the grounds of the area's leading winery in a rural spot to the east of St Louis. Simple and nature-focused.

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Best Hotels in Illinois

  • Sonder The Bel Chicago (Lakeview) 5 rooms from £56

    Foodies  -  Foodies can discover the vast food scene in Lakeview from global-inspired dishes to Chicago-style pizza
    Local exploring  -  Booming with art and culture, Lakeview offers endless entertainment experiences
    Sights nearby  -  Visit the nearby attractions of Lincoln Park Zoo and Navy Pier
    Great walks  -  Outdoor-lovers can take a stroll along Lakefront Trail
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    Five contemporary and stylish apartments, in the culturally rich neighbourhood of Lakeview. Spacious, airy and bright self-contained flats with modern kitchens, cosy sitting areas, large bathrooms with rainfall showers and magnificent cityscape views. Live like a local in this hip neighbourhood. See More

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  • Freehand, Chicago Chicago (Near North Side) 217 rooms from £66

    Value chic  -  With doubles from as little as $85 per night (or only $25 per person if you're prepared to share a dorm) it's unbeatable value
    Restaurant  -  Cafe Integral offers up Nicaraguan coffee to complement its selection of light breakfast- and cafe-style fare.
    Great walks  -  Every Saturday morning, the hotel arranges for pay-what-you-like walking tours.
    Kayaking  -  Explore Chicago from an unusual angle on a kayaking water tour.
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    Trendy hostel and hotel offering chic but affordable accommodations in exciting downtown Chicago. Popular and busy bar serves craft cocktails and light meals. Rooms are hip with a boutique appeal, high-quality furniture in dark woods, walls decorated with crafts and an effortlessly cool vibe. See More

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  • Found Hotel Chicago River North Chicago 98 rooms from £69

    Groups  -  The property has a fun, relaxed party-like atmosphere. Shared dorms encourage sociable guests and new friends made overnight
    Value chic  -  The shared dormitories offer incredible value for money in prime downtown Chicago
    Sights nearby  -  Some of the city's most famous buildings are walking distance. Look out for Wrigley Building, Tribune Tower and Water Tower
    Great walks  -  Take in fantastic views and the city's history on the nearby River Walk
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    Wes Anderson-style exterior combines with funky interiors; all mismatched colours, multi-layered textures & ethnic prints. Well-designed rooms are basic but very comfortable and either private or shared; the latter dorm-style with cosy multi-level bunk-beds. Idulge in late-night revelry at the bar. See More

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  • Ivy Hotel Chicago (Streeterville) 63 rooms from £72

    Value chic  -  This is a great part of town; a stay in the property's sexy rooms with top-knotch facilites are great value
    Sights nearby  -  Admire some of the city's best architecture nearby: Chicago Tribune Tower, Time Life Building and Water Tower Chicago
    Great walks  -  It's a short walk to Lake Michigan or Grant Park, to stretch your legs with great views
    Restaurant  -  Recommended.
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    Great value contemporary boutique in central Chicago. There's a gym, yoga classes, restaurant and great rooftop bar that's popular with locals in summer months. Rooms & suites are a playful take on classic luxury, with distinct jewel-tone furniture, modern artwork and deep soaking tubs. See More

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  • Staypineapple Chicago Chicago 122 rooms from £86

    Value chic  -  Entry-category rooms are incredible value; the great location, historic building, fun vibe & excellent dining come at a steal
    Local exploring  -  Everything you want from central Chicago is here; Lake Michigan, Millenium Park, designer shops, restaurants and sites
    Great walks  -  Stretch your legs; it's a very short walk to Millenium Park - home to famous Cloud Gate - and the shores of the lake
    Views  -  For views of Millenium Park and Michigan Lake you'll need to book the Millenium Park View Suite
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    Fun and great-value luxury hotel for those who don't take themselves too seriously. Iron filigree staircases, endless ceilings and exquisite tiled floors combine with contemporary style in pineapple-themed rooms; expect pet-friendly touches & fluffy duvets. The superb restaurant is a city favourite. See More

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  • The Victorian on Main Fairfield, Illinois 6 rooms from £93

    Local exploring  -  Homely and historic base from which to explore this quintessential small American town
    Sights nearby  -  Historic sites in the area include Olive Branch School, Wayne County Courthouse and Hanna House Museum
    Views  -  Located in the turret, Tower Room offers views over the garden from four walls of windows
    Great walks  -  Go for walks in Sam Dale Lake Conservation Area or Atkinson Forest State Habitat
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    Handsome Queen Anne mansion on a large garden plot in central Fairfield. One-of-a-kind rooms feature Victorian furnishings, chinoiserie wallpaper and antique bath fixtures. Enjoy homemade breakfasts on a large wrap-around porch or in the dining room. Period charm walking distance to the sites. See More

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  • Longman & Eagle Chicago 6 rooms from £94

    Local exploring  -  Stay here to feel like a true Chicago resident. Meet the locals and explore nearby culinary haunts, bustling bars & trendy shops
    Close to nightlife  -  Locals come here for the cocktails. Expect a fun atmosphere; will suit those looking more for a party than a good night's sleep
    Foodies  -  Expect a meat-heavy menu complimented by seasonal cocktails, biodynamic wines craft beers at the rustic tavern restaurant
    Sights nearby  -  It's 25 minutes on the subway into central Chicago to visit the city's parks, designer shops and museums
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    Excellent farm-to-table restaurant with rooms. The buzzing dining room channels a traditional Chicago inn with plenty of local charm. Each authentic room is different but features wooden floors, exposed brick walls and fun artwork. Will appeal to those keen to avoid cookie-cutter city hotels. See More

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  • Moxy Chicago Downtown Chicago 156 rooms from £94

    Local exploring  -  A great base from which to explore the city, with fun amenities and a cool vibe
    Sights nearby  -  Close to 'Magnificent Mile', many of the city's archictectural icons are nearby such as the Tribune Tower and Wrigley Building
    Views  -  Corner City View rooms offer great city skyline views from floor to ceiling windows
    Great walks  -  It's easy access to the city's River Walk
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    Buzzing and fun boutique-style hotel. The reception doubles as a bar; expect cocktails on arrival. Decor is contemporary industrial-cool, with splashes of hot pink. Rooms aren't huge but have everything you need. The 24-hour taco restaurant is useful after nightly DJ sets. Perfect for party animals. See More

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  • Hotel Julian Chicago Loop 218 rooms from £95

    Value chic  -  Considering the incredible location, views, amenities and city views, this is a great value choice in Chicago
    Local exploring  -  Step out of your door and explore the city's cultural, historic, architectural and natural wonders
    Great walks  -  It's only just over 1km to the shores of Lake Michigan, as well as adjacent to Millenium Park
    Sights nearby  -  Chicago's famous Cloud Gate - also known as The Bean - is just 300m away
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    Affordable romance in the heart of the city. Well-designed contemporary rooms have Art Deco and Mid-century touches and killer views. Buzzing public areas combine exposed brickwork, mismatched furniture and playful lighting to create fun and welcoming spaces. Stay here after a night on the town. See More

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  • Silversmith Hotel Chicago Loop 144 rooms from £100

    Local exploring  -  Walk to everything that matters in downtown Chicago; parks, shops, buzzy restaurants and bars, historic sites and museums
    City Style  -  Dripping in glamour, this is a wonderful vintage-feel oasis in Chicago's skyscraper laden Loop District
    Sights nearby  -  Spot the architectural gems of Magnificent Mile, visit the Chicago Public Library or walk to a concert at Chicago Symphony Hall
    Great walks  -  The city's famous Millenium Park is just around the corner. Go for strolls while admiring interesting sculpture
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    Glossy modern minimalism meets historic glamour in this jewellery box of a hotel. The 19th-century building has benefited from a star-chitect redesign and reflects the area's heritage. Expect pearl and gemstone hues, high ceilings, marble floors and period-style pillars. Great value boutique chic. See More

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  • The Robey Chicago 69 rooms from £105

    City Style  -  Chic accommodation in a historic building evoking memories of bygone years
    Local exploring  -  Make the most out of The Robey's location to truly get to know Chicago
    Sights nearby  -  Head over to Wrigley Field and enjoy a Cubs game or give the Lioncoln Park Zoo a visit
    Views  -  For great views book either a Corner Suite or Panorama Suite
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    Situated in Chicago's Wicker Park, The Robey is set in the art-deco former Northwest Tower building and provides boutique, upmarket accommodation. Expect fresh and contemporary design. Café Robey serves up French-American fusion cuisine and cocktails are served on the rooftop lounge. Superb! See More

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  • Claridge House Chicago 165 rooms from £108

    Local exploring  -  While Gold Coast is known as a residential area, it's surprisingly close to many of the city's top sites
    Spa  -  Spa at the Gold Coast offers a range of treatments and massages using quality products designed to rejuvenate all skin types
    Great walks  -  Start your day with a stroll to the lakefront or a jog in Lincoln Park
    Designer  -  Uniquely designed interiors.
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    Boutique luxury for those on a budget. Inviting public areas are a stylish mishmash of textures, textiles and tones with mid-century funiture. Muted rooms are designed to feel like home with cosy throws, Netflix, spa showers and eclectic artwork. There's a spa & beautiful French bistro-style bar. See More

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  • Ruby Room Chicago (Wicker Park) 9 rooms from £109

    Local exploring  -  Wicker Park is one of Chicago's coolest districts; explore the live music scene, off-beat boutiques & trendy restaurants
    Sights nearby  -  It's easy to head into central Chicago on public transport to visit the main sites: Millenium Park, Cloud Gate and Willis Tower
    Great walks  -  Take a walk or spend the day with a book relaxing in the famous Wicker Park
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    Contemporary, bold and boutique rooms in Wicker Park. The unqiue decor mixes patterned curtains & brightly coloured walls with fun vintage-style furniture. Perfect for those who want to experience Chicago daily life but from a luxurious base. There is a shared kitchen but it's more fun to eat out. See More

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  • Acme Hotel Company Chicago (Near North Side) 130 rooms from £145

    Restaurant  -  The Berkshire room serving Craft cocktails and up-scale snacks.
    Sights nearby  -  Willis Tower and John Hancock Observatory to name a few!
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    Quirky  -  An experience!
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    Hip hotel with boutique-appeal and sophisticated rooms overlooking the skyscrapers of down-town Chicago. Rooms are sleek and monochrome with splashes of colour and kitted out in gadgetry galore. The Berkshire Room bar is a trendy spot for young Chicagoans to unwind with a craft cocktail. See More

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  • Inn at Felt Manor Galena 7 rooms from £117

    Families  -  Located at the back of the plot, Coach House comes with two bedrooms and two bathrooms yet access to main house's facilities
    Local exploring  -  Situated two blocks from award-winning Main Street. All of Galena's main historic sites are walking distance
    Sights nearby  -  Galena vintage trolley tours offer 2.5 hour circuits visiting US Grant Home, Belvedere Mansion and Dowling House
    Views  -  Enjoy views over the Galena River Valley from the front porch; this is also a great spot for sunrise
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    Impressive Second Empire mansion and Coach House walking distance from downtown. A range of homely public areas include a library, games room and multiple parlours; delicious breakfast and wine receptions are included. Period wallpaper and original fireplaces add charm. Heritage home-away-from-home. See More

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  • Hotel Lincoln Chicago (Illinois) 184 rooms from £117

    Views  -  Many of the rooms boast great views of Lake Michigan and the city skyline
    Great walks  -  Go for a stroll through Lincoln Park which the hotel overlooks.
    Sights nearby  -  Wrigley Field is nearby.
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    On the north side of Chicago opposite Lincoln Park rests the newly renovated Hotel Lincoln. Rooms are mostly lake facing with local art works and all facilities. This fun-loving hotel houses the farm-to-fork Perennial Virant restaurant and a rooftop bar for stunning views. Great spot to explore. See More

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  • Loews Chicago Chicago 400 rooms from £118

    Families  -  As well as helpful equipment, the hotel also provides iPads loaded with age-appropriate games, consoles, toys & activity books
    Value chic  -  Entry-level rates are incredibly reasonable given the central downtown location and five-star facilities
    Sights nearby  -  The city's Wrigley Building, Arts Club of Chicago, Chicago Tribune Tower and Time Life Building are within 500 metres
    Views  -  Floor to ceiling windows allow superb city skyline views; for something special book a lake view suite
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    Cool, contemporary city style near Chicago's river and lake front. Spacious and grown-up rooms blend a luxury palette of charcoal and silver hues, with enormous windows. Take in lake views from the rooftop bar after a great steak at the restaurant. There's a large pool and welcoming lobby lounge. See More

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  • The Gwen Chicago 311 rooms from £119

    City Style  -  Will suit those after a brilliant location, understated luxury, beautiful interiors and excellent dining experiences
    Sights nearby  -  Chicago is an architectural heaven. In the area look out for the Wrigley Building, neo-Gothic Tribune Tower & Time Life Building
    Great walks  -  The property is just 2 blocks from the Chicago River; easily get onto the city's scenic River Walk
    Views  -  All the suites come with spectacular city views
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    Divine transformation from a historic building to a luxury boutique hotel. 1920s sculptor Gwen Lux is behind the façade; Art Deco glamour reigns supreme in the rooms, restaurants & a wrap-around rooftop bar. Expect jewel tones, gold fittings, glossy marble & epic city views. A sexy & stylish stay. See More

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  • The Drake Oak Brook Oak Brook, Illinois 84 rooms from £120

    Romantic Break  -  Fab for cosy winter romance: rooms come with cocktail trolleys and outdoor igloos offer a special setting for dinner and drinks
    Weddings  -  Perfect option for grand society weddings with all the trimming and plenty of rooms on-site for guests
    Business meetings  -  Offering over 22,000 sq ft of upscale meeting space which works for events with up to 600 guests
    Restaurant  -  Throughout the day Colonial Room offers British high tea, tapas and fab Sunday brunch. Enjoy drinks & bites at the Polo Bar
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    Grand luxury resort-style property with intimate boutique feel in leafy Chicago suburb. Recently refurbished rooms are the height of contemporary chic; think oak-wood floors, handcrafted furnishings, Swarovski chandeliers & sleek colour palette. Enjoy outdoor dining, gym, terrace and dining options. See More

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  • The Sono Chicago 8 rooms from £124

    Romantic Break  -  Adult-only, this property excels in grown-up peace and quiet. Check-in to spend uniterrupted quality time together
    Local exploring  -  Explore Chicago's charming Old Town neighbourhood with its shops, parks and restaurants
    Views  -  There are great city views from the rooftop deck
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    Boutique B&B in the Old Town. Immaculate light-filled rooms are serene yet homely with soft monochrome colour schemes, fluffy carpets and walk-in showers. A dreamy country-kitchen with relaxed benches, roof-top with city views and fire-side sitting rooms seal the deal. Cosy contemporary love nest. See More

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  • Villa d'Citta Chicago 6 rooms from £125

    Romantic Break  -  Enjoy laid-back luxury, a strong sense of privacy and the feel of staying at a home-away-from-home
    Sights nearby  -  It's just over 20 minutes by public transport into downtown Chicago to explore the Magnificent Mile
    Full of character
    Romantic  -  Good for couples.
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    Italian-themed B&B in a leafy residential neighbourhood. Built in the 1880s, expect high ceilings, wooden pillars and Georgian windows. Spacious suites channel a Mediterranean feel with marble baths, Roman busts and antique beds. Relax by the fire or soak in the outdoor hot tub. Made for couples. See More

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  • Aldrich Guest House Galena 5 rooms from £126

    Local exploring  -  Walk easily into Galena, explore vineyards and distilleries or hike, bike and kayak in nature - there's lots to do in the area
    Total relaxation  -  Adult-only policy makes for a tranquil stay, perfect for those looking to rest and relax in child-free environment
    Sights nearby  -  Walk easily to Galena Historic District, Ulysses S Grant Home, Belvedere Mansion and Linmar Gardens
    Great walks  -  For something different, try goat trekking; a hike in the local forest accompanied by goats
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    Charming owner-run B&B with simple but tasteful interiors and a relaxed grown-up feel. Elegant 19th-century mansion houses compact but cosy rooms, designed for couples. Make use of the grounds, screened porch, library and lounge after days exploring. A laid-back and authentic home away from home. See More

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  • Pinehill Inn Oregon, Illinois 6 rooms from £126

    Country Escape  -  Outdoor pursuits available in the area include rock climbing, fishing, kayaking and river rafting
    Weddings  -  Micro-weddings, meetings and retreats can take over the mansion and historic carriage house
    Local exploring  -  Cosy base from which to explore the local area and enjoying tranquil natural surroundings
    Great walks  -  Head to Lowden State Park and Castle Rock State Park for scenic hiking trails and exceptional fall colours
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    Small-town Victorian mansion spread over 2 acres of landscaped grounds. Traditional B&B features rooms with roaring fireplaces, canopy beds & authentic period decor. Enjoy breakfast in the fireside lounge, relax in the Formal Parlor or explore the local area. Warm & welcoming home-away-from-home. See More

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  • Cloran Mansion Galena 7 rooms from £130

    Romantic Break  -  Tower Suite was designed for romance with a grand fireplace, alcove with fireside two-person tub, soft lighting and fluffy robes
    Local exploring  -  Enjoy range of activities and sites including historic Galena, skiing, kayaking, wine-tasting and exploring Mississippi River
    Total relaxation  -  After a day of sightseeing enjoy the property's large gardens with gazebo, fire pit, koi pond and swing for two
    Sights nearby  -  History-lovers must visit Ulysses S Grant Home, Dowling House, Belvedere Mansion, Linmar Gardens and Galena Historic District
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    Award-winning owner-run B&B in a historic building with modern amenities and comforts. Range of elegant rooms, suites and a cottage with period-inspired decor provide options for different guest types; most boast fireplaces and tubs. Homely feel with gourmet food, cosy library and spacious grounds. See More

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  • The Talbott Hotel Chicago 149 rooms from £132

    City Style  -  This hotel harks back to glory days of Chicago in the 1920's- a masterpeice of gleaming marble and vintage fixtures
    Designer Shopping  -  Just down the road you will find the Magnificent Mile of Michigan Avenue, famed for its designer shopping
    Hotel Entertainment  -  20 East the hotel's restaurant is somewhat of a local hotspot and tends to become lively on the weekends
    Sights nearby  -  The renowned House of Blues music venue is less than a mile away and well worth a visit
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    A glamorous great Gatsby style hotel, in a beautifully refurbished 1920's building in downtown Chicago. The comfortable and spacious rooms have been carefully crafted by local designers. The popular on site restaurant draws crowds, as do the cocktails at the vintage bar. An elegant spot. See More

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  • Graduate Evanston Evanston, Illinois 119 rooms from £133

    City Style  -  The perfect balance of old and new; fun features and quirky of-the-moment interior design has breathed life into this grand dame
    Learning  -  Located just two blocks to Northwestern University’s campus and 15 mins from Kellogg School of Business
    Restaurant  -  Atmospheric Trophy Room has wonderful club-like feel; perch at the bar or relax by the fire as you enjoy drinks and light bites
    Sights nearby  -  Ryan Field is within walking distance for game day - cheer on the Wildcats
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    With a wonderfully nostalgic varsity feel, this downtown hotel is the top choice for university stays. Located in a handsome historic property set minutes from Lake Michigan, amenities include a gym, convivial restaurant & cosy lounges. Retro-chic rooms are gorgeous. On-trend heritage hotspot. See More

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  • LondonHouse Chicago 452 rooms from £134

    City Style  -  With a cool rooftop bar and its location right on Michigan Avenue, the hotel is the perfect Chicago city break spot
    Families  -  There is a children’s menu for afternoon tea and the hotel is near many kid-friendly tourist attractions
    Great walks  -  Walk to Millenium Park and explore the sights
    Restaurant  -  Recommended.
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    A luxury hotel, in downtown Chicago, on Michigan Avenue. Rooms are modern and spacious with marble showers and floor-to-ceiling windows facing the Chicago River. Enjoy a handcrafted cocktail on the sophisticated rooftop bar and delicious seafood and steaks at the restaurant. A spoiling central stay. See More

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  • Sonder Library Lofts Chicago 12 rooms from £136

    Local exploring  -  Situated close to Lake Michigan, the Lofts put guests in a prime position to experience Chicago
    City Style  -  Return back to the apartment's to enjoy skyscraper-views from the rooftop deck
    No restaurant  -  Self-catering units
    Sights nearby  -  Get the lift to the top of the 108-story Willis Tower for breathtaking views of the city
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    Contemporary and sleek self-contained apartments situated in the cultural neighbourhood of South Loop. Apartments have kitchenettes, comfortable seating areas and modern bathrooms. Enjoy the breathtaking views from the roof patio (complete with BBQ). A conveniently placed home-away-from-home. See More

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  • The Herrington Inn & Spa Geneva, Illinois 60 rooms from £137

    Romantic Break  -  Book River Elite room for a special stay; enjoy its romantic canopy bed facing roaring fireplace, jetted tub and fluffy robes
    Weddings  -  Popular for exclusive-use weddings with on-site wedding planner, banquet rooms and waterfront gardens
    Restaurant  -  Elegant Atwater Restaurant offers farm-to-table cuisine in a traditional setting. Dine al fresco to maximise riverside location
    Spa  -  In addition to classic body treatments, massages, facials and beauty, the property also offers indulgent in-room bath menu
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    Romantic water-front hotel located on the Fox River in downtown Geneva. A historic exterior matches traditional interiors; rooms have antique four-posters and working fireplaces, most have river-view balconies. Spa, upscale restaurant and water-front gardens make this an ideal weekend getaway. See More

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  • Wicker Park Inn Chicago 9 rooms from £140

    Weddings  -  The property works as a great venue for intimate weddings or elopements. Make sure to ask for the flower arch!
    Local exploring  -  The Wicker Park area is known for up-and-coming restaurants and independent boutiques
    Sights nearby  -  Nearby public transport will take you easily into downtown Chicago to explore Magnificent Mile, Millenium Park or Wrigley Fields
    Great walks  -  There are lots of local parks, including Wicker Park of course, to stretch your legs
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    Historic charm meets boutique style in a residential neighbourhood. The mix of guest rooms and fully-functioning apartments can also be booked out exclusively. Decor combines antique fireplaces, exposed brick walls, jewel tones & wallpaper accents. The friendly atmosphere works well for long stays. See More

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  • The Hoxton Chicago Chicago (Fulton Market) 182 rooms from £140

    City Style  -  Offering a sophisticated and stylish air in an exciting, gourmet neighbourhood a short journey from the city centre
    Business meetings  -  The hotel boasts excellent meeting facilities and rooms perfectly suited for the travelling businessperson
    Local markets  -  Fulton Market takes its name from the world class food markets and dining in the area
    Sights nearby  -  The Oprah Winfrey show is filmed at the nearby Harpo Studios, a popular attraction
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    A high-end luxury hotel in easy reach of the city centre and Chicago’s best nightlife spots, ideally designed and equipped for business or pleasure. Public spaces and rooms are bright and elegant, making excellent use of space, and the rooftop pool and range of restaurants won't fail to impress. See More

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  • The Blackstone Chicago 335 rooms from £146

    City Style  -  A Chicago institution dripping in history which feels cool, chic and on the pulse
    Great walks  -  Grant Park is literally on the doorstep. Explore Millenium Park, world-famous Cloud Atlas and Buckingham Fountain
    Views  -  Many rooms have views of Lake Michigan and Grant Park
    Restaurant  -  Recommended.
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    Historic grand-dame updated for the 21st-century. Built in the Beaux-Art era, this city-centre luxury hotel is the epitome of boutique glamour. Wood-panelling, chandeliers & double-height ceilings combine with buzzing restaurants, extensive art collection & quirky modern furniture to great effect. See More

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  • The Guesthouse Hotel Chicago 25 rooms from £146

    Families  -  You won't need to bring much; helpful equipment like high chairs, pushchairs, cots, bath accessories, games & toys are provided
    Sights nearby  -  It's easy to head into central Chicago on public transport for the day; visit Millenium Park, Magnificent Mile and Museum Campus
    Spa  -  The hotel partners with the day spa next door to provide in-room treatments
    Full of character
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    Fantastically fully-equipped one, two & three-bedroom self-catered apartments in Chicago's Anderson district. Each of the fresh, lofty and spacious units provides everything expected from a lovely home; dishwashers, driers, gym, balconies & even a roof terrace. A comfortable option for long stays. See More

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  • Kimpton Hotel Monaco, Chicago Chicago Loop 192 rooms from £146

    Business meetings  -  Good-value and great location for doing business while in the city; there are also several meeting rooms with great facilities
    Local exploring  -  The central location means everything is within walking distance; the arts, theatre, architecture, shops and restaurants
    Great walks  -  Make sure to stretch your legs on Chicago's renowned River Walk, a 1.5-mile path from Lake Michigan to Lake Street
    Sights nearby  -  As well as shops, Chicago's famous Cultural Centre, Art Institute and the Willis Tower area nearby
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    Boutique business hotel with lots of soul. Located in a former hat factory, there are fun historical touches throughout. Bedrooms are classic contemporary luxury; highlights include snug window seats, modern art and a cool but cosy grey and blue palette. Great value and the service is excellent. See More

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  • Hidden Lake Winery Aviston, Illinois 10 rooms from £148

    Wine tasting  -  With award-winning wine influenced by the methods of historic German settlers, this is considered the area's leading winery
    Total relaxation  -  Beautiful natural setting with tranquil vibe. Views over lake, fields and woodland provide perfect tonic to urban dwellers
    Weddings  -  Idyllic location for summer weddings. Say vows on the lakefront, celebrate at the restaurant and guests can stay in cabins
    Romantic Break  -  Spend days wine-tasting, eating, walking in the woods and soaking in your tub
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    Remote rural winery with lakeside log cabins. Dotted around the grounds, each cute and cosy cabin comes with a fireplace and jetted tub designed for two. Guest can try a wine-tasting, dine at the lakefront restaurant or enjoy live music evenings. Secluded hideaway perfect for relaxing weekends. See More

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  • Sophy Hyde Park Chicago 98 rooms from £148

    Business meetings  -  A good choice for non-corporate off-sites or meetings due to the university location and buzzing dining options
    City Style  -  Not many properties manage to combine boutique cool and charm with so many facilities and a wonderful location
    Local exploring  -  There are museums, galleries, restaurants, boutiques, parks and cultural sites galore on the doorstep
    Great walks  -  Take a stroll or a jog in the very pleasant Midway - one of Chicago's famous city parks
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    A contemporary yet cosy boutique hotel located in Chicago's culturally-rich Hyde Park district. Whether you want to feel the city's pulse, see the sites or dine like a local, this impressive hotel is a winner. Decor is eclectic, fun and warm with fantastic artwork. Rooms have phenomenal city views. See More

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  • Chicago Athletic Association Chicago (Illinois) 241 rooms from £148

    Sights nearby  -  Millennium Park is in close proximity to the hotel.
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
    Restaurant  -  Recommended.
    Full of character
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    Gentleman's club in the early 1800s now opens its Venetian Gothic doors to business travellers, leisure seekers and city slickers. Large, retro rooms boasting Millennium Park views. Cherry Circle Room catches the essence of its former dining purpose. Remember the bar up on Cindy's Roof Top Terrace. See More

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  • Sofitel Chicago Magnificent Mile Chicago 415 rooms from £149

    Value chic  -  Considering the incredible central location, city views, spacious rooms and luxury facilities, this is a steal
    Local exploring  -  Magnificent Mile has it all; shops, sites, parks, lake access, beautiful buildings and interesting museums
    Sights nearby  -  The Mile is famous for its architectural gems; the historic Chicago Water Tower and terracotta Wrigley Building skyscraper
    Great walks  -  It's just over a mile walk to the shores of Lake Michigan. Head that way for wonderful lake views and bracing fresh air
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    Sleek luxury located in a striking futuristic city tower. Light-filled rooms feel like homely enclaves while public spaces evoke Chicago's iconic skyscrapers; the lobby resembles a space shuttle. Decor blends blonde wood with contemporary prints. Dine at the French restaurant - very chic. See More

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  • theWit Hotel Chicago 310 rooms from £154

    City Style  -  A reminder of how fun city hotels can be. Stay here for a real feel of Chicago's bright lights
    Great walks  -  It's a very short walk to Grant Park. Visit Millenium Park with its famous Cloud Gate sculpture
    Spa  -  Spa@TheWit offers a range of treatments and massages
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
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    Bright lights in the big city. Playful and buzzing hotel with spacious rooms and luxury creature comforts. Expect high ceilings, large windows with skyline views and bold flashes of colour all around. Dine at the excellent on-site restaurant. The 27th-floor rooftop bar is a reason to stay in itself. See More

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  • Hotel Zachary Chicago 173 rooms from £155

    Lively  -  On game days the hotel's public spaces are busy; expect plenty of people and plenty of noise... and a lot of fun
    Short break  -  The only place to stay if you're flying into Chicago for a big game
    Sights nearby  -  The nieghbourhood's big attraction is Wrigley Field, the baseball stadium home to the Chicago Cubs. Make sure to catch a game
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
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    Lively boutique hotel opposite Wrigley Field baseball stadium. An industrial conversion masterclass, interiors are cool, contemporary and yet cosy; expect a sophisticated grey palette with fun baseball-themed touches & large-scale artworks. Dining spaces are the real draw and popular with locals. See More

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  • The Kimpton Gray Hotel Chicago 293 rooms from £157

    City Style  -  A suave sophisticated hotel with twin staircases and vintage elevators in the heart of Chicago
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
    Restaurant  -  Recommended.
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    An iconic and elegant building in the Loop's financial corridor. Named for its grey marble exterior, the rooms mirror this toned down grandeur, with the odd splash of colour and quirky design. With a range of bars and restaurants, and excellent 24 hour gym they have all the bases covered. See More

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  • Harvey House Bed and Breakfast Chicago (Illinois) 5 rooms from £160

    Local exploring  -  Exploring nearby Chicago is easy as a nearby train leaves for the centre every 8 minutes. Oak Park has restaurants & galleries
    City Style  -  A cosy home-away-from-home from which to explore Chicago if you fancy escaping the hustle and bustle
    Sights nearby  -  The Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio is worth exploring, as well as Chicago's Architecture Center
    Restrictions on children  -  Children over 12 years of age are welcome
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    A small yet sophisticated and stylish B&B located in Oak Park, a leafy village within the Chicago municipality. 5 rooms and suites have been lovingly designed and decorated; expect antique beds, exotic patterned rugs, burning fires and atmospheric slanting ceilings. Many dining options are nearby. See More

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  • 21c Museum Hotel Chicago Chicago 297 rooms from £161

    Museums  -  As the hotel is a museum - open 365 days a year - you don't have to travel far to tour an impressive contemporary art collection
    Business meetings  -  The property boasts 10,000 square feet of art-filled exhibition and event spaces for board meetings, conferences & even weddings
    Local exploring  -  The city's architectural, shopping and culinary gems are on your doorstep and are best explored on foot
    Sights nearby  -  Chicago's famous Water Tower, neo-gothic Tribune Tower and Wrigley Building are just around the corner
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    Not only does this hotel have an excellent central location, but it's one of a handful of American properties situated within a museum; the collection is dedicated to 21st century art. Modern rooms and suites manage to feel boutique in style despite the key count with wood panelling and great views. See More

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  • Nobu Hotel Chicago Chicago 115 rooms from £164

    Foodies  -  Nobu's black cod & iconic Bento Boxes are famous the world over. Enjoy Japanese culinary delights without the need to head home
    Romantic Break  -  Spend afternoons by the indoor pool before a special evening of dinner and cocktails with incredible Chicago skyline views
    Great walks  -  Walk off delicious meals with a wander down West Randolph Street, the city's foodie hotspot
    Local markets  -  Walk to nearby Chicago French Market, the city’s only year-round indoor marketplace
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    Sexy city style meets world-class cuisine on Chicago's 'restaurant row'. Rooms are a masterclass in luxurious restraint; think 'wow' floor-to-ceiling views, Japanese tubs and Asian-inspired minimalist furniture. Enjoy Nobu culinary favourites, slick indoor pool and skyline-facing rooftop terrace. See More

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  • Viceroy Chicago Chicago 180 rooms from £167

    City Style  -  A historic 1920's facade married to a glorious waved glass tower, with interiors by TAL Studio- the result will not disappoint
    Sights nearby  -  Just down the road is the Oak Street Beach, a sandy shore of Lake Michigan where one can swim and lounge in the sun
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
    Designer  -  Uniquely designed interiors.
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    A magnificent hybrid of old and new, a perfectly preserved 1920's facade attached to a glistening glass tower. Inside you will find the same paradoxes, the rooms are spectacular and so are the views from their floor to ceiling windows. The rooftop bar draws a crowd, as does The Somerset downstairs. See More

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  • The Allegro Royal Sonesta Chicago Loop Chicago (The Loop) 483 rooms from £173

    City Style  -  Stay here to dip into Chicago's rich and glamorous history with all the modern conveniences you could want
    Local exploring  -  Chicago's main attractions are all nearby; explore parks, museums, shops, restaurants and the river front
    Sights nearby  -  Admire the Picasso statue or some of the city's finest archiectural achievements: Chase Tower, Willis Tower & Union Station
    Great walks  -  It's an easy walk to Millenium Park, or join the city's famous River Walk
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    Large in scale but boutique in style with fab facilities. Built-in 1924, Art Deco is the theme, especially in the buzzing Gatsby-esque cocktail bar & restaurant. The expansive luxurious lobby sets the tone while rooms feel like the inside of a jewellery box with lacquered wood and gold touches. See More

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  • Cherry Tree Inn B&B Woodstock, Illinois 5 rooms from £175

    Local exploring  -  Authentic base for exploring historic Woodstock; the town is known for its Victorian architecture & brick paved streets
    Theme hotel  -  The inn is where Bill Murray stays for the majority of the Groundhog Day movie & is very popular with fans
    Romantic Break  -  For maximum romance, request one of the property's special in-room Date Night set-ups
    Whirlpool Bathtub  -  The Cherry Blossom Suite comes with a jetted tub
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    Famous as the main location of the Groundhog Day movie, this handsome owner-run Victorian B&B is set in Woodstock town. Indulgent & well-designed rooms offer private & incredibly comfortable stays. Relax across the garden, porch & parlour after delicious home-cooked breakfasts. Ideal for couples. See More

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  • The Publishing House Chicago 13 rooms from £176

    Local markets  -  Check out Randolph Street Market, the West Loop’s monthly vintage bonanza. Its food-focused rival is Chicago French Market
    Hideaway  -  With plenty of books to choose from in the hotel library, curl up in one of the reading nooks
    Restaurant  -  Complimentary breakfast
    Views  -  Stunning city views
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    A boutique B&B offering hip design in the trendy West Loop. Featuring a heaving library and author-themed rooms with books to match. A home-cooked breakfast feast is provided for each guest and there's a round-the-clock pantry. A charming and central base to explore the city from. See More

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  • Hotel EMC2 Chicago 195 rooms from £186

    City Style  -  'Where science and art meet' is the hotel's theme; it has resulted in a quirky yet chic, incredibly original Chicago property
    Sights nearby  -  Architectural lovers will appreciate their surroundings; visit Time Life Building, Chicago Tribune Tower and Water Tower Chicago
    Great walks  -  It's just over 1km to the city's most famous park - Millenium Park - known for its Cloud Gate sculpture
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
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    Funky boutique-style hotel located in Chicago's lakeside neighbourhood. Rooms are contemporary luxury with a twist; think Dali-esque murals, glass showers with copper tubing, dark wood floors & colourful art. The double-height restaurant and bar are buzzing. Fun and comfort in equal measure. See More

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  • Eurostars Magnificent Mile Chicago 216 rooms from £187

    Local exploring  -  Located in the upmarket River North district, the hotel is within walking distance of shops, boutiques, museums, and restaurants
    Spa  -  An award winning spa offers a range of chromatherapy showers, massages and body treatments
    Restaurant  -  Portsmith restaurant is a laidback restaurant specialising in seafood and meat
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    A contemporary hotel located in the heart of the city in the River North district. Sleek rooms boast floor-to-ceiling windows, polished wood floors, and minimalist furniture. The best have windows across two walls. Complete with a trendy restaurant and bar, plus a spa. A smart downtown stay. See More

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  • Royal Sonesta Chicago River North Chicago (Illinois) 261 rooms from £187

    24 Hour room service
    Views  -  Rooms offer great city views from floor to ceiling windows
    Whirlpool Bathtub  -  Book one of the spa suites for a Fuji jet soaking tub
    Swimming Pool  -  Indoor heated pool open year round
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    This boutique hotel in the River North district offers an indoor pool, in-room spa treatments, restaurant and popular bar. Rooms are modern with designer bathroom features. Business and fitness centres on site. Proximity to Navy Pier, Michigan Lake and Chicago's landmarks and galleries. See More

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  • Lamberson Guest House Galena 4 rooms from £215

    Luxury  -  Handcrafted mattresses, lavender-rinsed linens, microfibre bathrobes, Turkish towels & luxe bath products ensure a spoiling stay
    Romantic Break  -  Plush amenities and roomy fireside living room make Elizabeth Grand Suite ideal for a quiet weekend away a deux
    Local exploring  -  Located in Galena's Historic District, with views over the downtown and sites within walking distance
    Sights nearby  -  In addition to Galena Historic District, sites include Linmar Gardens, Belvedere Mansion and J Dubuque Monument
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    Spacious 19th-century mansion converted into elegant owner-run B&B in the heart of the historic district. Original architectural features, antique furnishings and tasteful traditional decor across cosy rooms and public areas creates an authentic homely feel. A charming base for leisurely exploring. See More

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  • Thompson Chicago Chicago (21 E Bellevue Pl) 247 rooms from £219

    Lively  -  Salone Nico is a favourite of Chicago bussiness types on an evening.
    Sights nearby  -  Buckingham Fountain is a must see, as well as 'The Bean'.
    Great walks  -  Grant Park and Lincoln Park are both worth a visit.
    Views  -  Either of Lake Michigan or the Chicago skyline.
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    Among the Chicago Mansions, this lively and trendy hotel offers prime location for Magnificent Mile and lakeside views. Contemporary rooms with noteworthy comfortable beds and waterfall showers, offering room service as well as Nico Osteria restaurant for fine Italian cuisine and wines. See More

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  • Virgin Hotel Chicago (Illinois) 250 rooms from £226

    Sights nearby  -  The Willis Tower or John Hanncock Centre - both offer great views of the city.
    Lively  -  Bar and entertainment readily avaliable.
    Restaurant  -  Recommended.
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    Perfect for the modern traveller or business getaway in Downtown Chicago. Two-chamber rooms with all the mod-cons are contemporary and luxurious. With five restaurants on site there is much choice, as well as the spa and fitness centre. Location is perfect for theatre, shopping and food lovers. See More

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  • Deer Path Inn Lake Forest, Illinois 55 rooms from £249

    Country Escape  -  Less than an hour from Chicago, guests come to Lake Forest for low-key beach days, hikes on reserve trails, golf and fishing
    Weddings  -  Due to the Winsdor Hall and English Gardens, the hotel is a renowned wedding destination for classy high-spend celebrations
    Sights nearby  -  Wildlife Discovery Center, Popcorn Factory Store and Elawa Farm
    Full of character
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    An award-winning boutique hotel located in an exclusive Chicago suburb on the banks of Lake Michigan. Built in the 1860s, the property was modelled after a Tudor-style English mansion; expect English Gardens, gabled ceilings and large fireplaces. They serve Afternoon Tea and there is a pub on-site. See More

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  • W Chicago Lakeshore Chicago 368 rooms from £252

    Business meetings  -  The hotel's high-tech event management makes anything from large conferences to small off-sites easy to arrange
    Local exploring  -  Explore the city's lakeside area, yet many of the downtown perks are walkable
    Great walks  -  It's a very short walk to Ohio Beach for swimming or sunbathing with city views
    Swimming Pool  -  Indoor heated pool
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    Work hard and party harder. Bold business hotel overlooking Lake Michigan. Rooms resemble cruise liner cabins with impressive views and a stylish mishmash of colours & textures. An indoor pool, spa, yoga classes, buzzing restaurant and a helpful concierge helps make the most of downtime. See More

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  • Inn at Irish Hollow Galena 8 rooms from £271

    Back to Nature  -  Enjoy the bucolic location; surrounded by fields, wetland and forests spend days exploring the estate and getting back to nature
    Romantic Break  -  There's plenty to do in the area but ideally just stay indoors by the fire, dig into delicious food & spoiling treatments
    Foodies  -  Food is taken seriously here. Enjoy warming and lovingly made multi-course breakfasts and dinners
    Great walks  -  There are endless walking trails through the rolling wooded hills of the scenic estate. Look out for wildflowers in the spring
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    Award-winning B&B on a rambling 500-acre estate. Suites are located in the historic inn and romantic English-style cottages with screened porches. Expect sumptuous four-poster beds, tasteful antiques and roaring fires. Organic food is divine. Perfect for a classy but rustic country weekend away. See More

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  • Goldmoor Inn Galena 18 rooms from £273

    Weddings  -  The picturesque and spacious grounds, scenic riverside location and romantic suites make this perfect for a destination wedding
    Romantic Break  -  Enjoy strolls around the grounds, soaks in gigantic bathtubs, spoiling massages, delicious dinners & fireside relaxation
    Back to Nature  -  It's easy to feel completely off grid with only forest, the river and wildlife surrounding you for miles
    Sights nearby  -  Galena's historic 19th century homes and mansions are less than 10km drive from the estate
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    Romantic inn is situated within an expansive garden estate on a bluff overlooking the Mississippi River. Spacious rooms are spread over cabins, suites or cottages; almost all look out over the water. Sumptuous decor blends grand four-poster beds, fluffy carpets & spa baths. Luxury in the wilderness. See More

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  • Ritz Carlton Chicago Chicago 434 rooms from £320

    Designer Shopping  -  The hotel is attached to Water Tower Place, home of Macy's, so it's not far to the shops. Michigan Avenue is just a block away
    City Style  -  If you appreicate birds-eye views from bed, fine dining, an A-list art collection and spoiling spa, this is the place for you
    Families  -  Kids are very welcome; on arrival they pick a toy of their choice, plus special kid's healthy menu & candy cart room service
    Spa  -  Overseen by the experts at Kalma Spas, treatments, including facials and massages, are designed to heal, relax and renew
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    Luxury urban resort spread between the 12th & 30th floors of a Lake Michigan tower. Serene rooms feel like you're floating in the sky with phenomenal views and cloud-like beds. Enjoy the Italian steakhouse, spa, indoor pool, and a very cool rooftop bar. Classic contemporary city luxury, a safe bet. See More

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  • Jail Hill Inn Galena 6 rooms from £332

    Local exploring  -  The property is one block from Main Street & Galena's historic centre. Explore galleries, independent boutiques & restaurants
    Romantic Break  -  With champagne and chocolates on arrival, roaring fires and an adult-only policy, check-in for a romantic weekend for two
    Sights nearby  -  Galena is known for its well-preserved 19th-century buildings from the time of Abraham Lincoln. Visit historic homes aplenty
    Great walks  -  Head out of town to Casper Bluff Land and Water Reserve for scenic hiking trails
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    Impressive award-winning 19th-century inn situated in a former jail. Romantic and spacious rooms have antiques, fireplaces, kitchenettes and large bathrooms. Decor blends classic contemporary furniture, fluffy oriental rugs and homely art with historic touches. Warm hospitality is at the core. See More

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  • The Peninsula Chicago Chicago (Near North Side) 339 rooms from £390

    Spa  -  The Peninsula Spa is inspired by Ayurvedic and Asian philosophies, wih massages and therapy treatments to soothe any ailment.
    Sights nearby  -  The Museum of Contemporary Art, Driehaus Museum and beloved Chicago Water Tower are all a 5 minute stroll from the Peninsula.
    Lively area  -  Located in the Near North area of Downtown Chicago, along the electric Magnificent Mile.
    Restaurant  -  The Lobby is an elegant location serving contemporary American cuisine.
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    The Peninsula exudes dignified grandeur. Rooms feature touches of high-class elegance such as Bernaudaud china, soaking tubs in bathrooms and specially commissioned art. Impeccable views of glittering downtown Chicago from most rooms and suites. Pool, gym, spa, three award-winning restaurants. See More

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  • The Langham, Chicago Chicago (Near North Side) 268 rooms from £429

    Sights nearby  -  Located right next to the ostentatious and famous Trump Tower and less than a mile from the Museum of Contemporary Art.
    Spa  -  The award winning Chuan Spa offers a range of holistic treatments to relax, renew and pamper
    Swimming Pool  -  67 foot heated indoor pool
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
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    Overlooking the Chicago River and surrounded by downtown Chi-town skyscrapers, this hotel is a glamorous choice for the discerning traveller. Rooms feature a cream canvas, dark polished woods and royal purple throws. Gym, spa, pool. Exclusive private members' club with city views. Restaurant, bar. See More

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  • Four Seasons Chicago Chicago (Gold Coast) 346 rooms from £449

    Sights nearby  -  In downtown Chicago there is a multitude of architectural splendour, museums and art galleries in the near vicinity.
    Restaurant  -  With views over the lake, you can enjoy a meal of gourmet farm-to-table regional fare in an elegant location.
    Views  -  Panoramic views over Chicago and Lake Michigan.
    Spa  -  Body treatments, facial, massages and sauna.
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    All rooms and suites are stylishly furnished with French furniture, floral motifs, art adorning the walls, and shades of plum, champagne, rose and dove grey. Beautiful views over Chicago or Lake Michigan. Spectacular indoor pool under a domed skylight. Gym, full-service spa, hot tub, restaurant. See More

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