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    Nicknamed the Second City, in reality, Chicago is second to none. Known as much for its blues — and blues brothers — as it is for its famous gangsters and deep-dish pizza, Chicago is also a mecca of art, theater, dining, and other culture.

    Chicago hotels offer visitors a bit of everything. Accommodations run the gamut from bargain hotels to luxury hotels in Chicago's downtown. Guests spend the day taking in the city's many sights and tours and head to a ballgame at historic Wrigley Field, one of the best in the U.S., or they enjoy one of the many world-class museums and take in some of the first-rate theater in the evening, topping it off with a nightcap and a view of the town at the Hancock tower's Signature Lounge. Navy Pier is a great place for families to keep busy between getting some rest at one of the top Chicago hotels.

    Chicago Quick Picks and Tips


    Chicago has several locations that attract trade shows from around the country. The Merchandise Mart is one of the more popular venues and is the yearly host of the National Prom Market, the USA's largest business-services trade event.


    Food in Chicago: plentiful, diverse, and tasty of, course. Chicago is known for its Italian and Polish food. Lou Malnati's, which has several Chicago locations, is famous for its Chicago-style deep-dish pizza.

    Major Point of Interest

    Chicago visitors won't want to miss the Art Institute of Chicago and its impressive collection of Asian, modern and American art and much, much more.


    Any shopper booking a room in one of the many Chicago hotels shouldn't forget the Magnificent Mile. This section of Michigan Avenue is filled with history, shopping opportunities, and other entertainment to make your trip more than worthwhile.


    Chicago has two major-league baseball teams, the Cubs and White Sox, and given the fierce loyalty of each team's fans, it's a good thing their respective parks are located so far apart. NFL fans have the Chicago Bears, while hockey fans root for the Blackhawks, and basketball fans cheer for the Bulls.

    Chicago Neighborhoods

    Chicago is divided into over 70 different neighborhoods, each with its own distinct feel and flavor. The Downtown Loop, or city center, is the commercial and financial district, and many of the city's cultural institutions are located here as well, including the Magnificent Mile, a shopper's paradise, and Grant Park, where guests can choose to stay at the luxury Talbott Hotel. Travelers seeking one of the less expensive Chicago hotels opt for the Days Inn on the North Side, located right in the middle of the most dense population center of the city and near Lincoln Park.

    The South Side is Chicago's largest area and includes many parks and public beaches. Also located here are Jackson Park, site of the 1893 Columbian Exposition, the Museum of Science and Industry (the last remaining building from the Exposition), and U.S. Cellular Field, home of the Chicago White Sox. The West Side is known for its ethnic enclaves and is home to the NBA's Chicago Bulls and the NHL's Chicago Blackhawks. Overall, visitors should try to find Chicago hotels they can use for a base of operations because this vast city and all its sites can't be explored in one day — or even a week.

  • Chicago Neighborhood Highlights

    Gold Coast
    • Designer stores (Hermes, Prada) and luxury boutiques on Oak Street
    • Rush and Division St. nightlife; fine dining at Carmine's, Gibson's Steakhouse
    • Walkable to Oak Street Beach and the Mag Mile; easy access to Lake Shore Drive
    • Locals Know: Weekends lure cougars and daddies to the "Viagra Triangle."
    • Windy City landmarks: Willis Tower, Grant Park, Buckingham Fountain, "The Bean"
    • State Street shopping, Chicago Theatre, Orchestra Hall and the Art Institute
    • Easy access to taxis, buses, Metra and the L
    • Locals Know: During summer, take a water taxi along the Chicago River.
    Magnificent Mile
    • Major retailers, Hancock and Wrigley buildings, Tribune Tower
    • Pedestrian-friendly streets; easy access to the L and Lake Shore Drive
    • Gut-busting eateries from Lawry's prime rib to Billy Goat Tavern "cheeseborgers"
    • Locals Know: Hit the Signature Room in the Hancock for drinks with a view.
    Museum Campus
    • World-class exhibits at the Field Museum, Shedd Aquarium, Adler Planetarium
    • Stroll through Grant Park; Soldier Field, McCormick Place, Northerly Island
    • Easy access to taxis, CTA buses and Lake Shore Drive
    • Locals Know: Gasp over the sparkling skyline views from the planetarium.
    O'Hare Airport
    • Convenient to the Allstate Arena, Rosemont Theatre and western suburbs
    • Minutes from the convention center in Rosemont
    • 45-minute train ride from downtown via the CTA blue line
    • Locals Know: Check out the huge Brachiosaurus dinosaur in Terminal 1.
    River North
    • Popular and trendy dining: Ed Debevic's, Lou Malnati's, Quartino, Topolobampo
    • Late-night clubs near Hubbard St, Blue Chicago and Redhead Piano Bar
    • Walkable to the Loop and Mag Mile; easy access to the L and 90/94 expressways
    • Locals Know: Load up on glam goods and antiques near the Merchandise Mart.

Recently booked Chicago hotels

Hotel Last booked Stars Price from
Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, Chicago
Millennium Park
2 hours ago 4 stars $208
Hard Rock Hotel Chicago
Millennium Park
2 hours ago 4 stars $189
The Godfrey Hotel Chicago
River North
2 hours ago 4 stars $149
theWit Chicago - a DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel
The Loop
4 hours ago 4 stars $199
Kinzie Hotel (formerly the Amalfi Hotel)
River North
5 hours ago 4 stars $179
Club Quarters Central Loop
The Loop
6 hours ago 3 stars $98
Central Loop Hotel
The Loop
6 hours ago 3 stars $98
Congress Plaza Hotel at Grant Park
The Loop
6 hours ago 3 stars $125
The Palmer House Hilton
The Loop
7 hours ago 4 stars $149
Club Quarters Wacker at Michigan
The Loop
8 hours ago 3 stars $125

Recently Rated Chicago Hotels

Hotel Reviews Stars Price from
The Whitehall Hotel
Magnificent Mile
3.8 / 5
1200 reviews
4 stars $159
Warwick Allerton Hotel Chicago
Magnificent Mile
4.0 / 5
587 reviews
4 stars $198
Hotel Felix
River North
3.9 / 5
101 reviews
4 stars $149
Club Quarters Central Loop
The Loop
4.1 / 5
533 reviews
3 stars $98
Central Loop Hotel
The Loop
4.0 / 5
306 reviews
3 stars $98
Hampton Inn Majestic Chicago Theatre District
The Loop
4.3 / 5
84 reviews
3 stars $152
Aloft Chicago City Center
River North
4.1 / 5
17 reviews
3 stars $199
Homewood Suites Chicago Downtown
Magnificent Mile
4.4 / 5
111 reviews
3 stars $179
Waldorf Astoria Chicago
Magnificent Mile
4.8 / 5
24 reviews
5 stars $369
Inn of Chicago, an Ascend Collection hotel
Magnificent Mile
3.3 / 5
222 reviews
3 stars $99


  • Chicago hotels

Featured Chicago Hotels

From $125

1 Congress Plaza Hotel at Grant Park

3 stars
3.3 / 5 1097 reviews

520 South Michigan Ave Map

Save 10% on your stay

With its neon-red sign standing out against the Chicago skyline, its vaulted Italianate ceilings, and glimmering 'Gold Room' banquet hall, the Congress Plaza Hotel makes an imposing first... More

Not Bad but Not Great
The service and the staff were nice, the room was clean enough but the hotel itself is a bit run down. Great location for sight seeing though.
Sep 2, 2014
From $195

2 The Talbott Hotel

4 stars
4.6 / 5 1183 reviews

20 E. Delaware Map

Last Minute Deal!

Independently-owned and with a dedication to green practices, The Talbott Hotel has been a fixture in Chicago's Gold Coast neighborhood since 1927. The hotel mingles old-world sophistication with... More

Great staff great location
Love the team at the Talbott and you cannot beat the location.
Sep 11, 2014
From $99

3 Inn of Chicago, an Ascend Collection hotel

3 stars
3.3 / 5 222 reviews

162 East Ohio Street Map

Contemporary style, European charm in ChicagoIn the Roaring '20s, this boutique Streeterville hotel hosted celebrities and showgirls. While those times have faded, the air of glamour remains at the... More

Short trip
Perfect location. Reasonable rates comparatively. Will return!
Sep 13, 2014
From $159

4 The Whitehall Hotel

4 stars
3.8 / 5 1200 reviews

105 E. Delaware Place Map

Save 20% on non-refundable with advance purchase

The independently-owned Whitehall Hotel is Chicago's answer to the quirky boutique hotel, with a prestigious list of past guests that includes Katharine Hepburn and Mick Jagger. The Whitehall has... More

Chicago Trip for Two
We really enjoyed our stay at this hotel. The room was beautiful and the bed was amazing. The location is very convenient. We will be staying here again when we next visit Chicago.
Sep 16, 2014
From $179

5 Kinzie Hotel (formerly the Amalfi Hotel)

4 stars
4.4 / 5 755 reviews

20 West Kinzie Street Map

Occupying the first six floors of Dearborn Plaza, the newly revamped Amalfi Hotel changed its name to the Kinzie Hotel Chicago in February 2014, as a tribute to John Kinzie, one of the city's... More

Family getaway
The staff was friendly yet professional. The bell boys were super helpful. The hotel was nice, clean, and modern. Having a continental breakfast on each floor was convienent. Nice to not have to...
Sep 9, 2014
From $149

6 The Godfrey Hotel Chicago

4 stars
4.3 / 5 51 reviews

127 W Huron Map

Godfrey means peace and welcome; welcome to The Godfrey Hotel Chicago. The Godfrey Hotel Chicago offers unforgettable style from the Cubist-influenced facade to the chic accommodations, each... More

Great place! Great view if you are on the southeast side. Room was large and comfortable. Roof deck is lovely
Sep 6, 2014
From $198

7 Warwick Allerton Hotel Chicago

4 stars
4.0 / 5 587 reviews

701 North Michigan Avenue Map

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As one of the first high-rises to grace Chicago's fashionable Michigan Avenue, the Warwick Allerton Hotel Chicago became synonymous with high style, luxurious hotel accommodations and impeccable... More

Small Room ... but we knew that.
We've stayed at the Warwick Allerton before and we knew that the rooms are tiny, but the location is great and the exercise room is well equipped. The breakfasts are a bit pricey, but the...
Sep 16, 2014
From $149

8 Hotel Felix

4 stars
3.9 / 5 101 reviews

111 W Huron Map

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A green hotel in the Windy CityA hotel that offers luxury yet cares for the environment? That's Hotel Felix. Located downtown, the Hotel Felix Chicago offers guests a variety of excellently priced... More

outstanding value
great value, nice room, very helpful staff, would stay again
Sep 16, 2014
From $159

9 Raffaello Hotel

4 stars
4.0 / 5 253 reviews

201 E. Delaware Place Map

Stay 1 night, Save 30%

Menin Hospitality operates several luxury boutique hotels in Miami and a single hotel in Chicago, the Raffaello Hotel. This cozy boutique hotel is situated right on Michigan Avenue, very close to... More

A nice quiet place
I,m sure to stay there again.Staff was very very nice.It was pouring rain,yet the Door man placed an umbrella over me got me dry into the cab,the got my luggage in dry too.I,m glad it was on you...
Sep 12, 2014
From $149

10 The Palmer House Hilton

4 stars
4.1 / 5 666 reviews

17 East Monroe Street Map

Rate includes Breakfast

Step into the lobby of Palmer House® A Hilton hotel and gaze at the famous frescoed ceiling of this landmark Chicago, Illinois hotel. This AAA four-diamond rated hotel has been hosting visitors to... More

Fancy Stuff!
We got a super cheap last minute deal at the Palmer House and it's such georgeous place to stay. Spend some time in the lobby even if you never stay there. It's spectacular. The overall experience...
Sep 12, 2014
From $189

11 Hotel Lincoln a Joie de Vivre Hotel

4 stars
4.2 / 5 95 reviews

1816 N Clark Map

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The new Hotel Lincoln is a window to the most dynamic part of Chicago's North Side, Lincoln Park. Like the neighborhood, the hotel is historic yet fresh, fun though eccentric, active but relaxed.... More

Great boutique hotel in neighborhood environment
If you don't want to be downtown and pay big prices for parking, this is just right. Really nice staff, great food choices nearby and the BEST rooftop bar around. The room was clean, with modern...
Sep 6, 2014
From $152

12 Chicago's Essex Inn

3 stars
3.7 / 5 228 reviews

800 S Michigan Avenue Map

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Affordable hotel south of Chicago's bustling downtown areaChicago's Essex Inn has an ideal location ideal on Michigan Avenue, just a few blocks south of the more congested areas of downtown... More

Excellent for Bears game overnight
Stayed here the night before the Bears opener. Great location if you're going to soldier field or the Museum campus. Room was recently remodeled, nicely appointed, large and clean. Faced east, so...
Sep 8, 2014
From $98

13 Club Quarters Central Loop

3 stars
4.1 / 5 533 reviews

111 West Adams Street Map

Rate includes up to 10% off

Business traveler headquarters in Chicago's LoopThe Club Quarters Central Loop hotel might be mistaken for an office building with its subdued presence. A black awning marks this discrete spot and... More

Pretty good
My room was small and the walls are thin. I had a great view of a back alley and a brick wall. The staff was nice and the rooms were clean. The location is pretty especially for millennium park....
Sep 16, 2014
From $169

14 MileNorth, A Chicago Hotel

4 stars
4.2 / 5 401 reviews

166 E Superior Street Map

This boutique property offers a residential-style retreat that soars above Chicago's Magnificent Mile. Each floor is home to no more than 11 spacious guest rooms and suites, and your evenings would... More

Good hotel, poor staff
We stayed as a family (two adults, two kids) in a double-queen-room, which was just OK for us. The location is great, in a side-street of the Magnificent Mile. The room was nice, with a large...
Sep 15, 2014
From $211

15 Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park

4 stars
4.1 / 5 199 reviews

200 North Columbus Drive Map

Summer Offer – Save 15% on your stay

The Fairmont Chicago makes the most of its Fairmont Hotels pedigree by offering an 11,000-square-foot spa, impressive suites, spacious boardrooms, and a reputation for throwing chandelier-lit... More

No international TV channel?
Generally good but with following room to improve: No International TV chennel; no menu for the minibar; long line in front the front desk (with sofa near front desk will be perfect)
Sep 15, 2014