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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.

  • 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
The Talbott Hotel
Magnificent Mile
8 minutes ago 4 stars $175
Club Quarters Central Loop
The Loop
36 minutes ago 3 stars $109
Inn of Chicago, an Ascend Collection hotel
Magnificent Mile
52 minutes ago 3 stars $108
theWit Chicago - a DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel
The Loop
1 hour ago 4 stars $189
Millennium Knickerbocker Hotel Chicago
Magnificent Mile
1 hour ago 4 stars $125
dana hotel and spa
River North
1 hour ago 4 stars $149
River Hotel
The Loop
1 hour ago 3 stars $109
Hampton Inn Chicago Downtown/Magnificent Mile
Magnificent Mile
1 hour ago 4 stars $137
Congress Plaza Hotel at Grant Park
The Loop
2 hours ago 3 stars $149
The Palmer House Hilton
The Loop
2 hours ago 4 stars $139

Recently Rated Chicago Hotels

Hotel Reviews Stars Price from
Palomar Chicago, a Kimpton Hotel
River North
4.4 / 5
69 reviews
4 stars $189
Hotel Blake, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member
The Loop
4.0 / 5
307 reviews
4 stars $125
The Whitehall Hotel
Magnificent Mile
3.8 / 5
1332 reviews
4 stars $149
The James Chicago
River North
4.4 / 5
146 reviews
5 stars $188
Travelodge Hotel Downtown Chicago
The Loop
2.9 / 5
363 reviews
2 stars $109
Chicago Lake Shore Hotel
Museum Campus
2.8 / 5
107 reviews
3 stars $87
The Talbott Hotel
Magnificent Mile
4.6 / 5
1352 reviews
4 stars $175
MileNorth, A Chicago Hotel
Magnificent Mile
4.3 / 5
478 reviews
4 stars $129
The Godfrey Hotel Chicago
River North
4.4 / 5
144 reviews
4 stars $149
Hilton Chicago O'Hare Airport
3.9 / 5
160 reviews
4 stars $99

Featured Chicago Hotels

From $175

1 The Talbott Hotel

4 stars
4.6 / 5 1352 reviews

20 E. Delaware

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...

a truly rare combination
A truly rare combination: excellent service and sizeable, comfortable rooms. Each time we returned to our room we remarked to one another how pleasant the hotel was. How often does that happen?
May 16, 2015
From $108

2 Inn of Chicago, an Ascend Collection hotel

3 stars
3.4 / 5 283 reviews

162 East Ohio Street

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...

Awesome location
next to a great selection of food shopping and fun. Parking is right around the corner, though cost about 16 dollars.
May 17, 2015
From $149

3 Congress Plaza Hotel at Grant Park

3 stars
3.3 / 5 1278 reviews

520 South Michigan Ave

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...

Location, location, location!!
If you like to explore a city using your two feet, this hotel is for you! Take the blue line train from O'Hare and walk a couple blocks to the hotel. Step out each morning going a different...
May 14, 2015
From $108

4 Warwick Allerton Hotel Chicago

4 stars
4.0 / 5 688 reviews

701 North Michigan Avenue

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...

weekend trip
everything was great except the shoddy windows that would not close properly and made thins loud and cold, had to stuff towels in the gaps
May 15, 2015
From $126

5 Raffaello Hotel

4 stars
4.0 / 5 305 reviews

201 E. Delaware Place

Stay 3 nights, Save 15%

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...

bachelorette weekend
Good! Only issue is that the elevators are incredibly small and slow - a long queue built up on Saturday night, and we were stuck in the lobby for 10-15 minutes waiting to get up.
May 11, 2015
From $205

6 Virgin Hotels Chicago

4 stars
5.0 / 5 1 reviews

203 N Wabash Ave

Deluxe hotel in downtown Chicago with five food and beverage venuesDiscerning travelers looking to explore bustling Chicago find strategic base at the upscale accommodations of Virgin Hotels...

Great hotel!
Comfy room, loved the newness of hotel. I'm pretty certain we were the first to stay in the room. So clean and fun amenities!
Apr 10, 2015
From $139

7 The Palmer House Hilton

4 stars
4.1 / 5 746 reviews

17 East Monroe Street

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...

49th Anniversary Celebration
This was to celebrate out wedding anniversary. When We arrived in our room, there was a complimentary tray of cheese, fruit & crackers, congratulating us. (MY husband had called to make changes to...
May 10, 2015
From $149

8 dana hotel and spa

4 stars
4.2 / 5 254 reviews

660 N State St

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

Awesome hotel
Downtown Hotel, with is very clean. Bathroom was awesome. The shower is great. Friendly employees!
May 5, 2015
From $160

9 Sofitel Chicago Water Tower

4 stars
4.6 / 5 145 reviews


Save 30% on your stay

Sofitel Chicago Water Tower provides four-star downtown Chicago hotel accommodations -- minutes from the Magnificent Mile, Navy Pier, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Lake Michigan and upscale...

Girls weekend
Love this hotel. Great location. Nice bar area for a night cap great restaurant food and service was excellant. Comfortable and clean.
Jan 27, 2015
From $159

10 Hyatt Regency Chicago

4 stars
4.1 / 5 810 reviews

151 East Wacker Dr

Includes Free Valet Parking

Experience the mid-city excitement of Chicago with a stay at the Hyatt Regency Chicago, a pillar of The Windy City's urban landscape. Expansive open-plan areas are flanked by sloping staircases and...

Great Holiday Getaway
Everything was great! The room was very clean. A lot of stuff to do both in and around the hotel. Overall a great experience!
May 14, 2015
From $129

11 MileNorth, A Chicago Hotel

4 stars
4.3 / 5 478 reviews

166 E Superior Street

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...

Quick Stay
Beautiful hotel great location. I only gave the wifi a 3 because I didn't use it and couldn't tell yall what it is actually like.
May 16, 2015
From $150

12 Swissotel Chicago

4 stars
4.2 / 5 332 reviews

323 E Wacker Dr

Book early and save 10% on your stay

An all-glass triangular hotel, wedged into the confluence of the Chicago River and Lake Michigan, has spectacular wrap-around views from Navy Pier to Grant Park. Swissotel Chicago offers 661...

Would go again
my stay was a pleasant one. The only thing I hated was they charged for wifi and I was told it would be included in the package and also the overpriced food. But besides that I had a good...
Apr 8, 2015
From $159

13 SpringHill Suites by Marriott Chicago Downtown/River North

3 stars
4.1 / 5 149 reviews

410 North Dearborn Street

A modern masterpiece in downtown Chicago SpringHill Suites Chicago Downtown/River North provides guests with a touch of luxury in the downtown Chicago area. Guests are greeted by the sweeping...

Definitely a great place to stay!
I had not booked this hotel before and had friends that I was booking for as well. The hotel far exceeded expectations. Everyone was very impressed with cleanliness of the hotel and spaciousness of...
May 12, 2015
From $146

14 Homewood Suites by Hilton Chicago Downtown/Magnificent Mile

3 stars
4.7 / 5 6 reviews

152 E Huron St.

Free hot breakfast and high speed internet access

This Homewood Suites by Hilton Chicago Downtown/Magnificent Mile is superbly located and guests are within walking distance from the city's top shopping districts such as The Water Tower Place...

Business Trip
Everything was excellent. Size of room, cleanliness, location. Will surely be back.
Feb 21, 2015
From $149

15 The Godfrey Hotel Chicago

4 stars
4.4 / 5 144 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...

comfortable stay
the hotel had a very nice decor,and room was very clean and spacious,the location is also quite good,all in all we had a good stay and would definitely go again
May 16, 2015
From $230

16 Thompson Chicago

4 stars
4.6 / 5 61 reviews

21 East Bellevue Place

Original boutique hotel in the heart of the Gold CoastThe Thompson Chicago offers top tier facilities with understated elegance to leisure and business travelers alike. This four diamond property...

Weekend Getaway
Great Trip for my wife and I. Great location within walking distance of everything.
Mar 9, 2015
From $149

17 Homewood Suites Chicago Downtown

3 stars
4.4 / 5 122 reviews

40 East Grand Avenue

Free hot breakfast and high speed internet access

Home sweet Homewood 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...

Personal Get Away
The hotel staff was amazingly friendly in all areas. Not a single employee found to be not engaging and helpful. The exercise equipment worked out well for me and the location of the hotel was very...
May 1, 2015
From $179

18 The Drake Hotel

4 stars
4.3 / 5 208 reviews

140 East Walton Place

Rate includes Breakfast

From its beginning on New Year's Eve 1920 to today, The Drake Hotel has defined elegance and hospitality. Set in the prestigious Gold Coast neighborhood at the start of the Magnificent Mile, this...

Christmas in Chicago
I stayed at the Drake right before Thanksgiving and the hotel was absolutely gorgeous with it's Christmas decorations. The Christmas tree in the lobby was beautiful. The staff was helpful in...
Apr 9, 2015
From $139

19 Hilton Garden Inn Chicago Downtown North

3 stars
4.1 / 5 115 reviews

10 E. Grand Avenue

Complimentary wired and Wi-Fi Internet Access

Business and leisure hotel with free Wi-Fi near the Magnificent Mile Business and leisure travelers target this Streeterville hotel for its proximity to the Magnificent Mile, only a few blocks...

Good weekend experience
Very nice and clean. Staffs was very friendly. I would recommend my friends to stay here. Plus close to CTA
Apr 13, 2015
From $189

20 theWit Chicago - a DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel

4 stars
4.3 / 5 88 reviews

201 N. State Street

Signature chocolate chip cookie at check-in

Comfort and convenience in the heart of downtown ChicagoAt theWit Chicago A Doubletree Hotel, guests are provided with comfort, style and luxury in an eco-friendly environment. Offering business...

one night in the city
Convenient, clean, friendly staff. Hotel is next to bus stop, easy to get around city without using personal vehicle. Rooms very comfortable, room service fast and delicious
Apr 29, 2015