Chicago Hotels

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What travelers to Chicago are saying

What I have to say about the city of Chicago: Clean up the train terminals along the blue line. Disgusting. Other than that, I am falling in love with the city of never-ending cultural events and activities. LIncoln Park where the Chicago Getaway is located, will knock your socks off. Sooooooo beautiful. So fun. The hostel, itself, is such a great place to experience the family of the world.
Cherie J. May 26, 2015
It's a big city, really big. The subway transportation is a little ridiculous. When you want to get to another spot nearby, the subway always takes you to the center of the city and then you need to transit to another line of subway. The environment is not so good.
YANJUN L. May 8, 2015
I was only there a couple days but it seems like a great city there are tonnes of things to do so its hard to do it all. no complaints
cory w. Aug 2, 2015


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Chicago hotels Guide

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.

Recently booked Chicago hotels

Hotel Last booked Stars Price from
The Palmer House Hilton
The Loop
4 minutes ago 4 stars $215
Warwick Allerton Hotel Chicago
Magnificent Mile
14 minutes ago 4 stars $145
The Westin Michigan Avenue Chicago
Magnificent Mile
29 minutes ago 4 stars $200
The Talbott Hotel
Magnificent Mile
31 minutes ago 4 stars $181
Club Quarters Wacker at Michigan
The Loop
54 minutes ago 3 stars $120
The Godfrey Hotel Chicago
River North
56 minutes ago 4 stars $220
Congress Plaza Hotel at Grant Park
The Loop
1 hour ago 3 stars $145
Swissotel Chicago
Millennium Park
1 hour ago 4 stars $183
Sofitel Chicago Water Tower
Magnificent Mile
4 hours ago 4 stars $216
Millennium Knickerbocker Hotel Chicago
Magnificent Mile
8 hours ago 4 stars $172

Recently Rated Chicago Hotels

Hotel Reviews Stars Price from
Congress Plaza Hotel at Grant Park
The Loop
3.4 / 5
1201 reviews
3 stars $145
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Chicago - Magnificent Mile
Magnificent Mile
3.9 / 5
221 reviews
3 stars $187
Thompson Chicago
Magnificent Mile
4.7 / 5
69 reviews
4 stars $225
The Talbott Hotel
Magnificent Mile
4.6 / 5
1390 reviews
4 stars $181
Homewood Suites Chicago Downtown
Magnificent Mile
4.4 / 5
117 reviews
3 stars $197
City Suites Hotel Chicago
4.1 / 5
127 reviews
3 stars $148
Chicago Getaway Hostel
4.2 / 5
41 reviews
1 star $30
Carlton Inn Midway
3.8 / 5
43 reviews
2 stars $30
The Palmer House Hilton
The Loop
4.1 / 5
721 reviews
4 stars $215
Warwick Allerton Hotel Chicago
Magnificent Mile
4.0 / 5
602 reviews
4 stars $145

Activities in Chicago

Seadog Extreme Thrill Ride

Extreme Thrill Ride. Feel the raw power of Extreme’s two 1400 HP engines on this 30-minute thrill ride. Experience splash down stops, 180 degree turns, slalom runs and more on our exciting jet-propelled vessel. Voted Time Out Chicago Kids Best Kid-friendly Thrill.

Blue Man Group Chicago

It's new. It's cool. Blue Man Group has recently updated the wildly popular theatrical show in Chicago. Taking a closer look at the technology that both surrounds and isolates us, Blue Man Group showcases technogeek ingenuity while uniting the audience in primal, collective exhilaration. Signature moments combine with breathtakingly fun new pieces for an explosive evening of entertainment.

Seadog Chicago Fireworks Cruise

Lakefront Fireworks Cruise. Cruise along Lake Michigan with an exciting speedboat ride paired with an informative tour of the Chicago skyline, then end the evening with a dazzling fireworks show from the best seats in the city. Available on Wednesday and Saturday, Memorial Day – Labor Day.

Spirit of Chicago Dinner Cruise

Spirit of Chicago allows you to experience a completely festive atmosphere at your leisure. Dine, dance, and delight aboard the Spirit of Chicago!

The Shops at North Bridge - Shop & Spa

Shop America's Shop & Spa (The Shops at North Bridge) tour package offers great deals on shopping at more than 50 retailers, Shopping & Dining Visitor Rewards booklet with tons of savings, a special gift, a half-hour massage at Spa Nordstrom, expert consultation at Sephora and chocolate at Vosges Haut-Chocolat.

Featured Chicago Hotels

From $145

1 Congress Plaza Hotel at Grant Park

3 stars
3.4 / 5 1201 reviews

520 South Michigan Ave

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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...

great location, good value
Congress Plaza was in a great location and most attractions of interest were within walking distance. Good value. Clean room, but fairly plain and sparse. Had a great view of the city from the 14th...
Oct 10, 2015
From $225

2 Thompson Chicago

4 stars
4.7 / 5 69 reviews

21 East Bellevue Place

The Thompson Chicago offers top tier facilities with understated elegance to leisure and business travelers alike. This four diamond property originally opened in 1988 as Hotel 21 East, and was...

The Thompson stay was fantastic. Location excellent, staff extremely helpful and restaurant delicious. Our corner room on the 21st floor was beautiful.
Oct 9, 2015
From $215

3 The Palmer House Hilton

4 stars
4.1 / 5 721 reviews

17 East Monroe Street

Rate includes Breakfast

Exquisite brass peacock doors welcome guests to The Palmer House Hilton, which is a National Landmark Historical Hotel. The old-world elegance of the lobby belies the modernity of a stay in...

Business trip
Lovely place. Very comfortable and quiet. If you don't have a lot of luggage, I recommend parking your own car and carrying your own luggage.
Oct 8, 2015
From $181

4 The Talbott Hotel

4 stars
4.6 / 5 1390 reviews

20 E. Delaware

Last Minute Deal!

The Talbott Hotel is a European-style resort, which is reflected by the Italian Frette linen you'll find in each of its guest rooms. This AAA Four Diamond Hotel is a member of the Historic Hotels...

A lovely experience
Nice staff, charming hotel (a very big contrast to hotels from the large chains). Convenient location. Highly recommend.
Oct 9, 2015
From $109

5 Inn of Chicago, an Ascend Collection hotel

3 stars
3.5 / 5 260 reviews

162 East Ohio Street

In the Roaring '20s, this boutique Streeterville hotel hosted celebrities and showgirls. While those times have faded, the air of glamour remains at the Inn of Chicago, an Ascend Collection hotel....

Get away!
The Location is incredible! Everything I visit Chicago I stay here! Just wish they provided wifi on the rooms but you can get it for free in the lobby
Sep 28, 2015
From $145

6 Warwick Allerton Hotel Chicago

4 stars
4.0 / 5 602 reviews

701 North Michigan Avenue

The hotel's arguably best views are usually found at the corner suites on the upper floors. Don't forget to end the day with a classic deep-dish Chicago 'pizza pie' at Gino's East. GeneralWarwick...

Business Trip
Just ok. The room was very cold. The heater did not work well.
Oct 10, 2015
From $216

7 Sofitel Chicago Water Tower

4 stars
4.6 / 5 135 reviews


Save 30% on your stay

PoliciesFree accomodation and breakfast for one child under 12 years old sharing parents' room (with space for a crib, rollaway bed or by using existing bedding) having breakfast as a family. No...

2nd Stay in this Hotel
It's perfectly located one block away from the Michigan Avenue. Nice design with extra comfortable beds! I'll enjoy a third time for sure.
Aug 31, 2015
From $187

8 DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Chicago - Magnificent Mile

3 stars
3.9 / 5 221 reviews

300 E. Ohio Street

Signature chocolate chip cookie at check-in

When guests are torn between shopping and sightseeing, this Streeterville hotel answers the call with its convenient location near the Magnificent Mile and Navy Pier. Situated in the middle of both...

Great Stay
My wife and I spent two nights there. I staff was very friendly and pleasant. The location provided easy access to Union Station and the Lyric Opera house. Thanks for a great stay!
Oct 10, 2015
From $220

9 The Godfrey Hotel Chicago

4 stars
4.4 / 5 152 reviews

127 W Huron

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...

Very modern clean room located in downtown Chicago a short walk from food, shopping or anything else you may need. Would definitely book another stay there.
Oct 6, 2015
From $196

10 Embassy Suites by Hilton Chicago Downtown

3 stars
4.2 / 5 113 reviews

600 North State Street

Free cooked-to-order breakfast, Evening Reception

At Embassy Suites Chicago Downtown, you’re in the heart of downtown Chicago, Illinois, surrounded by shopping and entertainment venues on all sides. Located on State Street between Ohio and Ontario...

Great getaway!
Loves this hotel!!! This is our second time staying there and it was better than the first!!! We will be back!!
Oct 3, 2015
From $183

11 Swissotel Chicago

4 stars
4.2 / 5 308 reviews

323 E Wacker Dr

Book early and save 10% on your stay

With just under 40 properties in 17 countries, the upscale Swissotel chain, founded in 1980, is known for offering unique and innovative touches, and the Swissotel Chicago is no exception. The...

What a wonderful hotel. The location and price makes this an ideal choice if you are visiting Chicago. We could walk to everything. The staff deserves a big thumbs up as they are obviously highly...
Oct 6, 2015
From $191

12 dana hotel and spa

4 stars
4.2 / 5 236 reviews

660 N State St

The dana hotel and spa in Chicago's River North neighborhood balances the beauty of natural elements with the latest technology to create a modern retreat for healthy living. From the progressive...

Fun filled Bachelorette Weekend
Hotel was fantastic!! The full window made the room feel large and spacious. The beds were heavenly!! No one was sure they'd sleep as well in their own bed as they had at the hotel. The staff was...
Oct 7, 2015
From $162

13 Kinzie Hotel (formerly the Amalfi Hotel)

4 stars
4.4 / 5 733 reviews

20 West Kinzie Street

The property offers complimentary Wi-Fi access and continental breakfast each morning. For recommended eats nearby, try Frontera Grill or Pizzeria Uno on Wabash Avenue for a slice of Chicago's...

Great weekend getaway!
I am so happy that I selected this hotel. The morning breakfast on each floor is so convenient, and I didn't have to get out of my pjs to pick it up. The nightly happy hour (which is included) is...
Oct 6, 2015
From $231

14 Embassy Suites by Hilton Chicago Downtown Magnificent Mile

3 stars
4.1 / 5 304 reviews

511 North Columbus Drive

Free cooked-to-order breakfast, Evening Reception

The Embassy Suites Chicago - Downtown/Lakefront hotel boasts an envious Chicago address, just two blocks from Navy Pier and a short walk to the Magnificent Mile. Peer out of one of the two-room...

Chicago Breeze
Hotel is in close proximity to Navy Pier and other costal sites. The Big Bus stops nearby. It's waking distance from the Magnificent Mile. Not a lot of nearby eateries but is located across the...
Oct 7, 2015
From $211

15 Wyndham Grand Chicago Riverfront

4 stars
4.2 / 5 247 reviews

71 East Wacker Drive

Wyndham Grand Chicago Riverfront is a boutique hotel located in the heart of downtown Chicago. The hotel's unrivalled location is in the center of all Chicago has to offer, within walking distance...

Awesome Trip
The location of this hotel is perfect!! Everything seems to be within walking distance. Highly recommend this hotel.
Aug 27, 2015
From $138

16 Club Quarters, Central Loop

3 stars
4.1 / 5 549 reviews

111 West Adams Street

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The Club Quarters Central Loop hotel might be mistaken for an office building with its subdued presence. A black awning marks this discrete spot and lends a sense of privacy. The hotel...

Great location
All hotels in Chicago are expensive, especially for a Canadian right now but this was not quite so brutal. We did spring for a kitchenette which was handy for breakfast and gave us a bigger room....
Oct 3, 2015
From $266

17 theWit Chicago - a DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel

4 stars
4.3 / 5 83 reviews

201 N. State Street

Signature chocolate chip cookie at check-in

At theWit Chicago A Doubletree Hotel, guests are provided with comfort, style and luxury in an eco-friendly environment. Offering business and fitness facilities, this boutique hotel is ideal for...

ZBB with my Love
Beautiful hotel. Very comfortable bed. Very convenient location. Valet/drop off a bit crowded and rushed. Overall would come back! Had a great time with the Love of my Life!!
Sep 14, 2015
From $147

18 Raffaello Hotel

4 stars
4.0 / 5 293 reviews

201 E. Delaware Place

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Check out Pelago Ristorante at least once during your stay, since it's helmed by Michelin star-rated chef Mauro Mafrici. GeneralRaffaello Hotel, Chicago, Illinois LocationMenin Hospitality...

Great Chicago stay
Hotel was nice , elevator situation a little slow but overall we had a great stay! Location of hotel is great 1 block from Michigan ave and tons to do in walking distance! Must do the architectural...
Sep 23, 2015
From $197

19 Homewood Suites Chicago Downtown

3 stars
4.4 / 5 117 reviews

40 East Grand Avenue

Free hot breakfast and high speed internet access

A hot breakfast. Free Wi-Fi throughout the space. Gathering with others over wine, beer and soda. These daily conveniences might be missed while on vacation, but are customary amenities at Homewood...

Very comfortable stay during my conference. Very helpful with luggage & check in. Great breakfasts!
Oct 9, 2015
From $173

20 Hotel Felix

4 stars
3.9 / 5 139 reviews

111 W Huron

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A 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 rooms and amenities with an...

Chicago Trip!
Reading reviews about Hotel Felix on yelp made me feel a little nervous about my stay. However, those reviews could not have been anymore inncorrect at least in my case. Yes, rooms are small but...
Sep 29, 2015