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Birthplace of presidents and one America’s traditional industrial heartlands, the Midwestern state of Illinois has often been proclaimed as a kind of microcosm of the US itself. Our pick of the best places to stay in Illinois offer a range for all tastes and budgets from superb value to uber chic, top notch luxury.
What Not To Miss
- With its extraordinary range of settings ranging from the urban chic of the Chicago metropolis, to the rust belt relics of America’s manufacturing heyday, Illinois is also largely rural, part of the great Midwest bread basket where the fields roll into infinity.
- Over three centuries its wide open spaces, farms and factories have drawn millions of migrants from different parts of Europe, making Illinois is a fascinating ethnic patchwork with much of the pioneer character still preserved.
- Enjoy the stunning array of natural and manmade parks with everything from waterfalls to Japanese gardens - it's perfect for a spot of hiking or having a tranquil time away from it all.
- The state also has some excellent breweries where visitors can enjoy a taste and a tour of various local specialities - a perfect way to get the authentic Illinois experience!
- Alternatively, for a more educational visit to Illinois, take a trip to one of the numerous museums encompassing all sorts of different exhibits and things to see - there's really no shortage of places for visitors of all interests.
Although, Chicago apart, not on the main beaten tracks of American tourism, this state has it all. The Hotel Guru’s choice of the best places to stay in Illinois reflect the extraordinary range of experiences that lie in wait for the adventurous traveller.
The best places to stay in Illinois
For great value
- If you're on a budget and happy to share with others you don't know yet, then book one of The Freehand's shared Quad Rooms. These chic spaces start from just $25 per person per night and you're right in the centre of Chicago.
For city chic
- Hotel Palomar is ideal if you want to be close to Chicago's best bits. Here you'll be within easy reach of Navy Pier, Lake Michigan and all the shopping streets and galleries.
- Thompson Chicago also boasts a great situation. It's has lakeside views and is perfectly placed for the Magnificent Mile.
- Hotel Lincoln is on the north side of Chicago opposite Lincoln Park. The newly renovated hotel has rooms that 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.
- The Robey is situated in Chicago's Wicker Park. Set in the art-deco former Northwest Tower building it provides boutique and upmarket accommodation featuring plenty of neutral tones. Café Robey serves up French-American fusion cuisine. Enjoy cocktails on the rooftop lounge! A top-notch stay.
- Virgin Hotel is 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.
For a lively property
- Chicago Athletic Association was a Gentleman's club in the early 1800s and now opens its Venetian Gothic doors to business travellers, leisure seekers and city slickers. There are 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.
- The James is a flagship chic hotel one block away from Miracle Mile is well finished and a swanky affair in a prime location. Rooms are spacious and plush with spectacular views. Between David Burke's Primehouse steak house and the range of spa treatments it is a fantastic city break spot.
- Acme Hotel Company is a 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.
- Public Chicago - part of the Gold Coast neighbourhood, this personal, luxurious and lively hotel caters to all guests' needs while offering prime location in Chicago. Rooms are plush down to the cotton linen count. The Pump Room bar is popular with all and award winning chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten is worth a try.
- You can't go wrong with the Four Seasons - beautifully furnished rooms and suites and fabulous facilities.
- The Langham overlooks the Chicago river and jostles with the other skyscrapers for the best view. There's a huge indoor pool, pampering spa and various dining options. Come here for understated elegance and distinctly British style.
- Milenorth, this boutique, lively hotel on the Magnificent Mile and 5 minutes from Navy Pier is luxury and location in one. Rooms are contemporary modern and airy. The rooftop houses a popular bar and restaurant enjoyed by locals alike. Great spot for a city break with restaurants and shops all around.
- The Peninsula Chicago 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.
- Dana Hotel & Spa - in a prime spot this boutique hotel boasts breathtaking Chicago views from the Vertigo Sky Lounge. Modern, spacious rooms offer mini bar and in-room spa treatments. Enjoy the onsite gym and spa, the global cuisine restaurant and popular bar. A great place for all the family to explore a vibrant city.
For an apartment
- If you'd prefer a self-catering option this holiday - don't hesitate to visit our online partner Booking.com for a diverse selection of properties to suit holidays of all types.
- Fly to Chicago O'Hare International Airport located 26.7km (16.6 miles) from Chicago with a wide selection of flights both domestically and Internationally, including to Europe and the Middle East.
- Amtrak has services all across Illinois with trains running within the state along with further afield.
- If you want to rent a car - for prices visit our online partner Rentalcars
- Best time to visit - the summer from June to August provides warm weather for exploring the outdoors and plenty of festivals meaning there's lots to see and do.
Still Not Sure?
- Browse through our pick of the best places to stay in Illinois.
- Expand your search to include our recommendations in Wisconsin or Missouri
- Or contact, one of our friendly gurus for advice.
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Best Hotels in Illinois
Freehand Chicago (Near North Side) 217 rooms from £66Value 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 valueGreat 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.Outstanding locationRecommended by - Tablet
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
Found Hotel Chicago River North Chicago 98 rooms from £69Groups - The property has a fun, relaxed party-like atmosphere. Shared dorms encourage sociable guests and new friends made overnightValue chic - The shared dormitories offer incredible value for money in prime downtown ChicagoSights nearby - Some of the city's most famous buildings are walking distance. Look out for Wrigley Building, Tribune Tower and Water TowerGreat walks - Take in fantastic views and the city's history on the nearby River Walk
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
Ivy Hotel Chicago (Streeterville) 63 rooms from £72Value chic - This is a great part of town; a stay in the property's sexy rooms with top-knotch facilites are great valueSights nearby - Admire some of the city's best architecture nearby: Chicago Tribune Tower, Time Life Building and Water Tower ChicagoGreat walks - It's a short walk to Lake Michigan or Grant Park, to stretch your legs with great viewsHouse party feel - Be prepared to meet people.
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
Staypineapple Chicago Chicago 122 rooms from £86Value chic - Entry-category rooms are incredible value; the great location, historic building, fun vibe & excellent dining come at a stealLocal exploring - Everything you want from central Chicago is here; Lake Michigan, Millenium Park, designer shops, restaurants and sitesGreat walks - Stretch your legs; it's a very short walk to Millenium Park - home to famous Cloud Gate - and the shores of the lakeViews - For views of Millenium Park and Michigan Lake you'll need to book the Millenium Park View Suite
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
Longman & Eagle Chicago 6 rooms from £94Local exploring - Stay here to feel like a true Chicago resident. Meet the locals and explore nearby culinary haunts, bustling bars & trendy shopsClose 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 sleepFoodies - Expect a meat-heavy menu complimented by seasonal cocktails, biodynamic wines craft beers at the rustic tavern restaurantSights nearby - It's 25 minutes on the subway into central Chicago to visit the city's parks, designer shops and museumsRecommended by - Fodors
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
Moxy Chicago Downtown Chicago 156 rooms from £94Local exploring - A great base from which to explore the city, with fun amenities and a cool vibeSights nearby - Close to 'Magnificent Mile', many of the city's archictectural icons are nearby such as the Tribune Tower and Wrigley BuildingViews - Corner City View rooms offer great city skyline views from floor to ceiling windowsGreat walks - It's easy access to the city's River Walk
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
Hotel Julian Chicago Loop 218 rooms from £95Value chic - Considering the incredible location, views, amenities and city views, this is a great value choice in ChicagoLocal exploring - Step out of your door and explore the city's cultural, historic, architectural and natural wondersGreat walks - It's only just over 1km to the shores of Lake Michigan, as well as adjacent to Millenium ParkSights nearby - Chicago's famous Cloud Gate - also known as The Bean - is just 300m away
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
The Wheelhouse Hotel Chicago 21 rooms from £98Local exploring - Located on the main stretch of Clark Street, the hotel is centrally located allowing easy access to explore the sprawling cityFamilies - The suite with bunkbeds is a hit with families; pack-and-plays are availableSights nearby - Visit the Chicago Music Exchange, serving musicians, collectors and friends looking for expertise and knowledge
A cosy boutique hotel set in the lively neighbourhood of Wrigleyville. Themed around the Cubs and baseball with vintage artworks, a fun bar and a delicious pizza restaurant. Chic and sophisticated rooms feature spacious bathrooms with mosaic tiled floors and walk-in showers. A homely relaxed stay. See More
Silversmith Hotel Chicago Loop 144 rooms from £100Local exploring - Walk to everything that matters in downtown Chicago; parks, shops, buzzy restaurants and bars, historic sites and museumsCity Style - Dripping in glamour, this is a wonderful vintage-feel oasis in Chicago's skyscraper laden Loop DistrictSights nearby - Spot the architectural gems of Magnificent Mile, visit the Chicago Public Library or walk to a concert at Chicago Symphony HallGreat walks - The city's famous Millenium Park is just around the corner. Go for strolls while admiring interesting sculpture
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
The Robey Chicago 69 rooms from £105City Style - Chic accommodation in a historic building evoking memories of bygone yearsLocal exploring - Make the most out of The Robey's location to truly get to know ChicagoSights nearby - Head over to Wrigley Field and enjoy a Cubs game or give the Lioncoln Park Zoo a visitViews - For great views book either a Corner Suite or Panorama SuiteRecommended by - Tablet
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
Claridge House Chicago 165 rooms from £108Local exploring - While Gold Coast is known as a residential area, it's surprisingly close to many of the city's top sitesSpa - Spa at the Gold Coast offers a range of treatments and massages using quality products designed to rejuvenate all skin typesGreat walks - Start your day with a stroll to the lakefront or a jog in Lincoln ParkDesigner - Uniquely designed interiors.
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
Ruby Room Chicago (Wicker Park) 9 rooms from £109Local exploring - Wicker Park is one of Chicago's coolest districts; explore the live music scene, off-beat boutiques & trendy restaurantsSights nearby - It's easy to head into central Chicago on public transport to visit the main sites: Millenium Park, Cloud Gate and Willis TowerGreat walks - Take a walk or spend the day with a book relaxing in the famous Wicker ParkFull of character
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
Acme Hotel Company Chicago (Near North Side) 130 rooms from £145Sights nearby - Willis Tower and John Hancock Observatory to name a few!Quirky - An experience!Recommended by - Tablet
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
Hotel Lincoln Chicago (Illinois) 184 rooms from £117Views - Many of the rooms boast great views of Lake Michigan and the city skylineGreat walks - Go for a stroll through Lincoln Park which the hotel overlooks.Sights nearby - Wrigley Field is nearby.Lively area - In the thick of the action.
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
Loews Chicago Chicago 400 rooms from £118Families - As well as helpful equipment, the hotel also provides iPads loaded with age-appropriate games, consoles, toys & activity booksValue chic - Entry-level rates are incredibly reasonable given the central downtown location and five-star facilitiesSights nearby - The city's Wrigley Building, Arts Club of Chicago, Chicago Tribune Tower and Time Life Building are within 500 metresViews - Floor to ceiling windows allow superb city skyline views; for something special book a lake view suite
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
The Gwen Chicago 311 rooms from £119City Style - Will suit those after a brilliant location, understated luxury, beautiful interiors and excellent dining experiencesSights nearby - Chicago is an architectural heaven. In the area look out for the Wrigley Building, neo-Gothic Tribune Tower & Time Life BuildingGreat walks - The property is just 2 blocks from the Chicago River; easily get onto the city's scenic River WalkViews - All the suites come with spectacular city views
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
The Drake Oak Brook Oak Brook, Illinois 84 rooms from £120Romantic Break - Fab for cosy winter romance: rooms come with cocktail trolleys and outdoor igloos offer a special setting for dinner and drinksWeddings - Perfect option for grand society weddings with all the trimming and plenty of rooms on-site for guestsBusiness meetings - Offering over 22,000 sq ft of upscale meeting space which works for events with up to 600 guestsSights nearby - Located 20 miles from downtown Chicago and close to great shopping and museums
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
The Sono Chicago 8 rooms from £124Romantic Break - Adult-only, this property excels in grown-up peace and quiet. Check-in to spend uniterrupted quality time togetherLocal exploring - Explore Chicago's charming Old Town neighbourhood with its shops, parks and restaurantsViews - There are great city views from the rooftop deckAdult Only
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
Conrad Chicago Chicago (River North) 287 rooms from £124Local exploring - Visit all of Chicago's best restaurants, shops, parks, architectural wonders and museums on foot from this central locationCity Style - The slick contemporary interiors, city views and trendy rooftop terrace are a perfect fit for a central Chicago staySights nearby - Located within Chicago's magnificent mile; explore Chicago Water Tower, neo-Gothic Tribune Tower & Wrigley Building skyscraperGreat walks - It's a short walk to Lake Michigan or to Millenium Park, home to the famous Cloud Gate sculpture
Space-age chic in central Chicago. Formerly an office building, this luxury city-hotel boasts unique sculptures, iconic skyline views and futuristic interiors by Pierre-Yves Rochon. Warm, colourful rooms have art-lined walls and killer floor-to-ceiling windows. The rooftop bar is an urban oasis. See More
Villa d'Citta Chicago 6 rooms from £125Romantic Break - Enjoy laid-back luxury, a strong sense of privacy and the feel of staying at a home-away-from-homeSights nearby - It's just over 20 minutes by public transport into downtown Chicago to explore the Magnificent MileRomantic - Good for couples.Full of character
Italian-themed B&B in leafy residential neighbhourhood. 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
The Talbott Hotel Chicago 149 rooms from £132City Style - This hotel harks back to glory days of Chicago in the 1920's- a masterpeice of gleaming marble and vintage fixturesDesigner Shopping - Just down the road you will find the Magnificent Mile of Michigan Avenue, famed for its designer shoppingHotel Entertainment - 20 East the hotel's restaurant is somewhat of a local hotspot and tends to become lively on the weekendsSights nearby - The renowned House of Blues music venue is less than a mile away and well worth a visitRecommended by - Tablet
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
LondonHouse Chicago 452 rooms from £134City Style - With a cool rooftop bar and its location right on Michigan Avenue, the hotel is the perfect Chicago city break spotFamilies - There is a children’s menu for afternoon tea and the hotel is near many kid-friendly tourist attractionsGreat walks - Walk to Millenium Park and explore the sightsOpulent
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
Sonder Library Lofts Chicago 12 rooms from £136Local exploring - Situated close to Lake Michigan, the Lofts put guests in a prime position to experience ChicagoCity Style - Return back to the apartment's to enjoy skyscraper-views from the rooftop deckNo restaurant - Self-catering unitsSights nearby - Get the lift to the top of the 108-story Willis Tower for breathtaking views of the city
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
Wicker Park Inn Chicago 9 rooms from £140Weddings - 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 boutiquesSights nearby - Nearby public transport will take you easily into downtown Chicago to explore Magnificent Mile, Millenium Park or Wrigley FieldsGreat walks - There are lots of local parks, including Wicker Park of course, to stretch your legs
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
The Hoxton Chicago Chicago (Fulton Market) 182 rooms from £140City Style - Offering a sophisticated and stylish air in an exciting, gourmet neighbourhood a short journey from the city centreBusiness meetings - The hotel boasts excellent meeting facilities and rooms perfectly suited for the travelling businesspersonLocal markets - Fulton Market takes its name from the world class food markets and dining in the areaSights nearby - The Oprah Winfrey show is filmed at the nearby Harpo Studios, a popular attraction
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
The Blackstone Chicago 335 rooms from £146City Style - A Chicago institution dripping in history which feels cool, chic and on the pulseGreat walks - Grant Park is literally on the doorstep. Explore Millenium Park, world-famous Cloud Atlas and Buckingham FountainViews - Many rooms have views of Lake Michigan and Grant ParkRomantic - Good for couples.
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
The Guesthouse Hotel Chicago 25 rooms from £146Families - You won't need to bring much; helpful equipment like high chairs, pushchairs, cots, bath accessories, games & toys are providedSights nearby - It's easy to head into central Chicago on public transport for the day; visit Millenium Park, Magnificent Mile and Museum CampusSpa - The hotel partners with the day spa next door to provide in-room treatmentsSailing - Can be booked nearby.
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
Kimpton Hotel Monaco Chicago Loop 192 rooms from £146Business meetings - Good-value and great location for doing business while in the city; there are also several meeting rooms with great facilitiesLocal exploring - The central location means everything is within walking distance; the arts, theatre, architecture, shops and restaurantsGreat walks - Make sure to stretch your legs on Chicago's renowned River Walk, a 1.5-mile path from Lake Michigan to Lake StreetSights nearby - As well as shops, Chicago's famous Cultural Centre, Art Institute and the Willis Tower area nearby
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
Ace Hotel Chicago Chicago 159 rooms from £146Foodies - Chicago's West Loop is known as one of the best dining districts in the city, including the hotel's City Mouse restaurantCity Style - The place to stay for Millenial cool-kids in this happening hipster neighbhourhoodLocal markets - Head to French Market food hall or Randolph Street Market; the latter offers excellent vintage findsSights nearby - Built in 1925, the nearby Grand Union Station is a Beaux Art masterpiece just 10 minutes walk away
Formerly a cheese-factory, now a hip boutique hotel. Highlights include city views, trendy co-working space & buzzing outdoor rooftop. Rooms in this concrete and glass industrial-conversion come with grey palettes, tiled bathrooms, local artwork and Bauhaus style furniture. Where the cool kids stay. See More
Sophy Hyde Park Chicago 98 rooms from £148Business meetings - A good choice for non-corporate off-sites or meetings due to the university location and buzzing dining optionsCity Style - Not many properties manage to combine boutique cool and charm with so many facilities and a wonderful locationLocal exploring - There are museums, galleries, restaurants, boutiques, parks and cultural sites galore on the doorstepGreat walks - Take a stroll or a jog in the very pleasant Midway - one of Chicago's famous city parks
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
Chicago Athletic Association Chicago (Illinois) 241 rooms from £148Sights nearby - Millennium Park is in close proximity to the hotel.Views - Great views from hotelLively - Hip and happening.Full of character
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
Sofitel Chicago Magnificent Mile Chicago 415 rooms from £149Value chic - Considering the incredible central location, city views, spacious rooms and luxury facilities, this is a stealLocal exploring - Magnificent Mile has it all; shops, sites, parks, lake access, beautiful buildings and interesting museumsSights nearby - The Mile is famous for its architectural gems; the historic Chicago Water Tower and terracotta Wrigley Building skyscraperGreat 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
Sleek luxury located in a striking futuristic city tower. Light-filled rooms feel like homely enclaves while public spaces hark to Chicago's iconic skyscraper; the lobby resembles a space shuttle. Decor blends blonde wood with contemporary prints. Dine at the French restaurant - very chic. See More
Sonder West Belmont Chicago (Illinois) 2 rooms from £149Families - The two and three bedroom option means that large families or groups can be very comfortable for a long stayCity Style - It's rare to find such a chic, comfortable and spacious yet affordable home-away-from-home in a major citySights nearby - Chicago's famous Lincoln Park Zoo is a short drive awayMinimum Stay - There is a minimum stay of 4 nights
Well-equipped 2 and 3 bedroom apartments in Lake View. Decor is stylish and modern with a muted palette, designer furniture and tasteful rugs. Like any home, there is a kitchen, dining area and space to work. Perfect for those who are after luxury loft-style living with a touch of Bauhaus chic. See More
Bishops Hall Chicago 3 rooms from £151Local exploring - The area works as a base for central Chicago, due to excellent transport links, or simply to stay put and explore the villageCity Style - It's rare to find a property that is so exquisite, affordable, welcoming and totally unstuffySights nearby - The area is known as home to the Frank Lloyd Wright Studio & Home, built in his signature Prairie styleRomantic - Good for couples.
Channel period-drama glamour at this grand Georgian-Revival B&B. Elegant rooms bring the past to life; expect four-poster beds, oriental rugs, gilded portraits & Chinese porcelain. Fire-side tea-time and musical evenings are the cherry on the cake. Magazine-quality interiors with laid-back service. See More
theWit Hotel Chicago 310 rooms from £154City Style - A reminder of how fun city hotels can be. Stay here for a real feel of Chicago's bright lightsGreat walks - It's a very short walk to Grant Park. Visit Millenium Park with its famous Cloud Gate sculptureSpa - Spa@TheWit offers a range of treatments and massagesViews - Great views from hotel
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
Hotel Zachary Chicago 173 rooms from £155Lively - On game days the hotel's public spaces are busy; expect plenty of people and plenty of noise... and a lot of funShort fly break - The only place to stay if you're flying into Chicago for a big gameSights nearby - The nieghbourhood's big attraction is Wrigley Field, the baseball stadium home to the Chicago Cubs. Make sure to catch a gameDesigner - Uniquely designed interiors.
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
The Kimpton Gray Hotel Chicago 293 rooms from £157City Style - A suave sophisticated hotel with twin staircases and vintage elevators in the heart of ChicagoRomantic - Good for couples.Views - Great views from hotelTraditionalRecommended by - Tablet
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
Harvey House Bed and Breakfast Oak Park, Illinois 5 rooms from £160Local exploring - Exploring nearby Chicago is easy as a nearby train leaves for the centre every 8 minutes. Oak Park has restaurants & galleriesCity Style - A cosy home-away-from-home from which to explore Chicago if you fancy escaping the hustle and bustleSights nearby - The Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio is worth exploring, as well as Chicago's Architecture CenterRestrictions on children - Children over 12 years of age are welcome
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
21c Museum Hotel Chicago Chicago 297 rooms from £161Museums - As the hotel is a museum - open 365 days a year - you don't have to travel far to tour an impressive contemporary art collectionBusiness meetings - The property boasts 10,000 square feet of art-filled exhibition and event spaces for board meetings, conferences & even weddingsLocal exploring - The city's architectural, shopping and culinary gems are on your doorstep and are best explored on footSights nearby - Chicago's famous Water Tower, neo-gothic Tribune Tower and Wrigley Building are just around the corner
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
Nobu Hotel Chicago Chicago 115 rooms from £164Foodies - Nobu's black cod & iconic Bento Boxes are famous the world over. Enjoy Japanese culinary delights without the need to head homeRomantic Break - Spend afternoons by the indoor pool before a special evening of dinner and cocktails with incredible Chicago skyline viewsGreat walks - Walk off delicious meals with a wander down West Randolph Street, the city's foodie hotspotLocal markets - Walk to nearby Chicago French Market, the city’s only year-round indoor marketplace
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
Viceroy Chicago Chicago 180 rooms from £167City Style - A historic 1920's facade married to a glorious waved glass tower, with interiors by TAL Studio- the result will not disappointSights nearby - Just down the road is the Oak Street Beach, a sandy shore of Lake Michigan where one can swim and lounge in the sunViews - Great views from hotelDesigner - Uniquely designed interiors.Recommended by - Tablet
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
The Allegro Royal Sonesta Chicago Loop Chicago (The Loop) 483 rooms from £173City Style - Stay here to dip into Chicago's rich and glamorous history with all the modern conveniences you could wantLocal exploring - Chicago's main attractions are all nearby; explore parks, museums, shops, restaurants and the river frontSights nearby - Admire the Picasso statue or some of the city's finest archiectural achievements: Chase Tower, Willis Tower & Union StationGreat walks - It's an easy walk to Millenium Park, or join the city's famous River WalkRecommended by - Tablet
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
The Publishing House Chicago 13 rooms from £176Local markets - Check out Randolph Street Market, the West Loop’s monthly vintage bonanza. Its food-focused rival is Chicago French MarketHideaway - With plenty of books to choose from in the hotel library, curl up in one of the reading nooksViews - Stunning city viewsSights nearby - Well located for major sights.Recommended by - Mr & Mrs Smith
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
Hotel EMC2 Chicago 195 rooms from £186City Style - 'Where science and art meet' is the hotel's theme; it has resulted in a quirky yet chic, incredibly original Chicago propertySights nearby - Architectural lovers will appreciate their surroundings; visit Time Life Building, Chicago Tribune Tower and Water Tower ChicagoGreat walks - It's just over 1km to the city's most famous park - Millenium Park - known for its Cloud Gate sculptureLively - Hip and happening.
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
Eurostars Magnificent Mile Chicago 216 rooms from £187Local exploring - Located in the upmarket River North district, the hotel is within walking distance of shops, boutiques, museums, and restaurantsSpa - An award winning spa offers a range of chromatherapy showers, massages and body treatments
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
Royal Sonesta Chicago River North Chicago (Illinois) 261 rooms from £18724 Hour room serviceViews - Rooms offer great city views from floor to ceiling windowsWhirlpool Bathtub - Book one of the spa suites for a Fuji jet soaking tubSwimming Pool - Indoor heated pool open year round
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
Thompson Chicago Chicago (21 E Bellevue Pl) 247 rooms from £219Lively - 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.Recommended by - Mr & Mrs Smith, Tablet
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
Virgin Hotel Chicago (Illinois) 250 rooms from £226Sights nearby - The Willis Tower or John Hanncock Centre - both offer great views of the city.Lively - Bar and entertainment readily avaliable.
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
Deer Path Inn Lake Forest, Illinois 55 rooms from £249Country Escape - Less than an hour from Chicago, guests come to Lake Forest for low-key beach days, hikes on reserve trails, golf and fishingWeddings - Due to the Winsdor Hall and English Gardens, the hotel is a renowned wedding destination for classy high-spend celebrationsSights nearby - Wildlife Discovery Center, Popcorn Factory Store and Elawa FarmFull of character
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
W Chicago Lakeshore Chicago 368 rooms from £252Business meetings - The hotel's high-tech event management makes anything from large conferences to small off-sites easy to arrangeLocal exploring - Explore the city's lakeside area, yet many of the downtown perks are walkableGreat walks - It's a very short walk to Ohio Beach for swimming or sunbathing with city viewsSwimming Pool - Indoor heated pool
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
Inn at Irish Hollow Galena 8 rooms from £271Back to Nature - Enjoy the bucolic location; surrounded by fields, wetland and forests spend days exploring the estate and getting back to natureRomantic Break - There's plenty to do in the area but ideally just stay indoors by the fire, dig into delicious food & spoiling treatmentsFoodies - Food is taken seriously here. Enjoy warming and lovingly made multi-course breakfasts and dinnersGreat walks - There are endless walking trails through the rolling wooded hills of the scenic estate. Look out for wildflowers in the spring
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
Goldmoor Inn Galena 18 rooms from £273Weddings - The picturesque and spacious grounds, scenic riverside location and romantic suites make this perfect for a destination weddingRomantic Break - Enjoy strolls around the grounds, soaks in gigantic bathtubs, spoiling massages, delicious dinners & fireside relaxationBack to Nature - It's easy to feel completely off grid with only forest, the river and wildlife surrounding you for milesSights nearby - Galena's historic 19th century homes and mansions are less than 10km drive from the estate
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
Ritz Carlton Chicago Chicago 434 rooms from £320Designer 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 awayCity Style - If you appreicate birds-eye views from bed, fine dining, an A-list art collection and spoiling spa, this is the place for youFamilies - Kids are very welcome; on arrival they pick a toy of their choice, plus special kid's healthy menu & candy cart room serviceSpa - Overseen by the experts at Kalma Spas, treatments, including facials and massages, are designed to heal, relax and renew
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
Jail Hill Inn Galena 6 rooms from £332Local exploring - The property is one block from Main Street & Galena's historic centre. Explore galleries, independent boutiques & restaurantsRomantic Break - With champagne and chocolates on arrival, roaring fires and an adult-only policy, check-in for a romantic weekend for twoSights nearby - Galena is known for its well-preserved 19th-century buildings from the time of Abraham Lincoln. Visit historic homes aplentyGreat walks - Head out of town to Casper Bluff Land and Water Reserve for scenic hiking trails
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
The Peninsula Chicago Chicago (Near North Side) 339 rooms from £390Spa - 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.Swimming Pool - Indoor pool with views over downtown Chicago's skyline.Recommended by - Tablet
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
The Langham, Chicago Chicago (Near North Side) 268 rooms from £429Sights 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 pamperSwimming Pool - 67 foot heated indoor poolViews - Great views from hotel
Overlooking the Chicago river and surrounded by down-town 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
Four Seasons Chicago Chicago (Gold Coast) 346 rooms from £449Sights nearby - In downtown Chicago there is a multitude of architectural splendour, museums and art galleries in the near vicinity.Views - Panoramic views over Chicago and Lake Michigan.Spa - Body treatments, facial, massages and sauna.Swimming Pool - Indoor pool
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