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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.

For luxury

  • 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.

Travel Information

  • 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.

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Best Hotels in Illinois

  • Freehand 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
    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.
    Lively area  -  In the thick of the action.
    Recommended 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

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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

    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
    Views  -  Great views from hotel

    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  -  Great views from hotel

    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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  • 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
    Recommended 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

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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
    Great walks  -  It's easy access to the city's River Walk
    Lively  -  Hip and happening.

    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

    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

    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  -  Great views from hotel
    Recommended 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

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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
    Great walks  -  Start your day with a stroll to the lakefront or a jog in Lincoln Park
    Designer  -  Uniquely designed interiors.
    Romantic  -  Good for couples.

    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
    Local markets  -  Good for local colour.

    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

    Sights 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

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  • Fieldhouse Jones Chicago Chicago 49 rooms from £114

    City Style  -  Stay here for an taste of authentic Chicago daily life. You'll feel like you're part of the neighbourhood before long
    Groups  -  Groups of friends will have a lot of fun here. Book the Chamberlain Suite with its 4 bunk beds set out loft style
    Sights nearby  -  Take a guided tour of the area to learn more about Chicago's gangster past
    House party feel  -  Be prepared to meet people.

    Unpretentious playful River North boutique hotel with laid-back Prohibition-era vibe. Cosy yet stylish rooms cater for all sorts of set-ups; some have bunk beds. The lively snack bar is a renowned local hangout for meet-ups and co-working; the speakeasy bar is a must. Get under the skin of the city. See More

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

    Great 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.
    Lakeside

    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
    Great walks  -  Access the city's famous River Walk easily, or its a quick stroll to well-known Millenium Park

    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, spa & 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  -  Great views from hotel

    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 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
    Adult Only
    Designer  -  Uniquely designed interiors.

    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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  • Conrad Chicago Chicago (River North) 287 rooms from £124

    Local exploring  -  Visit all of Chicago's best restaurants, shops, parks, architectural wonders and museums on foot from this central location
    City Style  -  The slick contemporary interiors, city views and trendy rooftop terrace are a perfect fit for a central Chicago stay
    Sights nearby  -  Located within Chicago's magnificent mile; explore Chicago Water Tower, neo-Gothic Tribune Tower & Wrigley Building skyscraper
    Great 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

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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
    Romantic  -  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

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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
    Recommended 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

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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
    Opulent

    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. Indulge at the spa and enjoy a handcrafted cocktail on the sophisticated rooftop bar. The restaurant serves delicious seafood and steaks. 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

    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

    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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  • Public Chicago Chicago (1301 N State St) 285 rooms from £140

    Sights nearby  -  Willis Tower, John Hancock Centre and the Art Institute of Chicago are all famous in their own right and worth a visit.
    Great walks  -  Walks on the Lake Front Trail or through Chicago Park District.
    Lively area  -  In the thick of the action.
    Lively  -  Hip and happening.

    Part of the Gold Coast neighborhood, 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. See More

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  • The James Chicago (Illinois) 294 rooms from £140

    Lively  -  David Burke's bar is popular with the local Chicago crowd/
    Views  -  Higher rooms offering great view of the Chicago cityscape.
    Sights nearby  -  Well located for major sights.
    Lakeside

    This 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 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  -  Great views from hotel
    Romantic  -  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

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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
    Sailing  -  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

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  • Kimpton Hotel Monaco 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

    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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  • Ace Hotel Chicago Chicago 159 rooms from £146

    Foodies  -  Chicago's West Loop is known as one of the best dining districts in the city, including the hotel's City Mouse restaurant
    City Style  -  The place to stay for Millenial cool-kids in this happening hipster neighbhourhood
    Local markets  -  Head to French Market food hall or Randolph Street Market; the latter offers excellent vintage finds
    Sights 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

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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

    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.
    Lively  -  Hip and happening.
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
    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

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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

    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

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  • Sonder West Belmont Chicago (Illinois) 2 rooms from £149

    Families  -  The two and three bedroom option means that large families or groups can be very comfortable for a long stay
    City Style  -  It's rare to find such a chic, comfortable and spacious yet affordable home-away-from-home in a major city
    Sights nearby  -  Chicago's famous Lincoln Park Zoo is a short drive away
    Minimum 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

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  • Bishops Hall Chicago 3 rooms from £151

    Local exploring  -  The area works as a base for central Chicago, due to excellent transport links, or simply to stay put and explore the village
    City Style  -  It's rare to find a property that is so exquisite, affordable, welcoming and totally unstuffy
    Sights nearby  -  The area is known as home to the Frank Lloyd Wright Studio & Home, built in his signature Prairie style
    Romantic  -  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

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  • Milenorth Chicago (Illinois) 215 rooms from £152

    Sights nearby  -  Willis Tower and the John Hanncock Centre are worth a visit for spectacular views of Chicago.
    Lively  -  Hip and happening.
    Full of character
    Outstanding location

    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. 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
    Lively  -  Hip and happening.
    Views  -  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

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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 fly 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
    Full of character

    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
    Romantic  -  Good for couples.
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
    Spa
    Recommended 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, an excellent gym and spa they have all the bases covered. See More

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  • Harvey House Bed and Breakfast Oak Park, 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

    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

    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

    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
    Designer  -  Uniquely designed interiors.
    Swimming Pool  -  Indoor/outdoor
    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

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  • Kimpton Hotel Allegro 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
    Recommended 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

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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
    Views  -  Stunning city views
    Lively area  -  In the thick of the action.
    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

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  • St Jane Hotel Chicago Loop 364 rooms from £183

    Romantic Break  -  With late night room service, elegant design and plush bedrooms, the St. Jane is an ideal romantic stay in Chicago
    Local exploring  -  Located in the city centre, with Chicago's museums, sights and nightlife all a short walk away
    City Style  -  Housed in The Carbide and Carbon Building, a stylish downtown Chicago landmark
    Great walks  -  Walking tours around the city and its landmarks are available from the hotel
    Recommended by  -  Tablet

    This beloved Chicago landmark houses over 300 stylish art-deco rooms within its gold-leaf tower. Socially conscious, the hotel donates a percentage of its profits to The Jackson Chance Foundation. Ideal for couples and families exploring Chicago, with its great on-site dining and timeless style. 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
    Lively  -  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

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  • Hotel Palomar, Chicago Chicago (Illinois) 261 rooms from £187

    24 Hour room service
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
    Swimming Pool  -  Indoor/outdoor
    Sights nearby  -  Well located for major sights.

    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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  • 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.
    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

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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.
    Spa

    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

    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
    Adult Only

    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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  • 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

    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
    Great walks  -  Cross the Chicago River and head to Millenium Park to see the famous Cloud Atlas Anish Kapoor sculpture

    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
    Adult Only

    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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  • Dana Hotel & Spa Chicago (Illinois) 216 rooms from £336

    Great walks  -  North Beach, Lincoln Park and along Michigan Lake all offer great locations for a stroll in the city.
    Sights nearby  -  Museum of Contemporary Art and Navy Pier are all within walking distance.
    Local markets  -  The famous American Girl store is close by.
    Lively  -  Hip and happening.

    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 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.
    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

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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.
    Kids Club  -  Fully staffed.
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
    Spa

    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

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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.
    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

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