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Top Rated Chicago Hotels

The St. Clair Hotel – Magnificent Mile
The St. Clair Hotel – Magnificent Mile
2.5 out of 5.0 162 East Ontario Street, Chicago, IL
Free Cancellation
4.6/5 (12 reviews)

I loved that the hotel is a non smoking environment!!!

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2019
Hyatt Centric Chicago Magnificent Mile
Hyatt Centric Chicago Magnificent Mile
4.0 out of 5.0 633 N Saint Clair St, Chicago, IL
Free Cancellation
4.1/5 (314 reviews)

Great location, walking distance for shopping and dining. Hotel is clean and staff is very accommodating.

Reviewed on Mar 10, 2019
Hyatt Regency Chicago
Hyatt Regency Chicago
4.0 out of 5.0 151 East Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL
Free Cancellation
4.1/5 (889 reviews)

Customer service, food and check in and out process

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2019
Palmer House a Hilton Hotel
Palmer House a Hilton Hotel
4.0 out of 5.0 17 E Monroe St, Chicago, IL
Free Cancellation
4.1/5 (874 reviews)

Nice hotel, great location and good food options .

Reviewed on Mar 3, 2019
Freehand Chicago
Freehand Chicago
3.5 out of 5.0 19 East Ohio Street, Chicago, IL
Free Cancellation
3.9/5 (64 reviews)

lovely coffee spot and bar + food, great location, nice design room was small

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2019
Congress Plaza Hotel
Congress Plaza Hotel
3.5 out of 5.0 520 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL
Free Cancellation
3.4/5 (160 reviews)

Close to many restaurants and shops . Great staff . Rooms nice and clean

Reviewed on Mar 18, 2019

Cheap Chicago Hotels

Freehand Chicago
Freehand Chicago
3.5 out of 5.0 19 East Ohio Street, Chicago, IL
Free Cancellation
3.9/5 (64 reviews)

lovely coffee spot and bar + food, great location, nice design room was small

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2019
Motel 6 Elk Grove Village - O'Hare
Motel 6 Elk Grove Village - O'Hare
2.0 out of 5.0 2881 Touhy Ave, Elk Grove Village, IL
Free Cancellation
3.6/5 (58 reviews)

A little dated but for the price it is great. Shuttle was waiting for me and was friendly and helpful.

Reviewed on Mar 11, 2019
BudgetTransportation ServicesAirport Transportation
Travelodge by Wyndham Downtown Chicago
Travelodge by Wyndham Downtown Chicago
2.0 out of 5.0 65 E Harrison St, Chicago, IL
Free Cancellation
3.0/5 (365 reviews)

Staff was just so sweet and kind. And accommodating! Made my getaway perfect!

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2019
BudgetDiningFree Wifi

What you need to know before going to Chicago

Max Winter Temperature (Fahrenheit)45.68
Max Summer Temperature (Fahrenheit)92.12
Iconic AttractionsMillennium Park, Northwestern University, University of Chicago, Art Institute of Chicago, Six Flags Great America, Willis Tower, McCormick Place, University of Illinois Chicago, John Hancock Center, Skydeck Ledge

Things to do in Chicago

See all 89 things to do in Chicago

Best time to take a vacation to Chicago

Tourists flock to Chicago during spring and summer, when Chicagoans emerge from hibernation into outdoor cafes, legendary sports stadiums and the city's gorgeous parks for music, food and cultural festivals including the Taste of Chicago and Lollapalooza.

If a Chicago vacation happens during the winter, pack a down coat and take advantage of off-peak rates at downtown Chicago hotels. The city's public transportation is among the best in the nation, making it easy to travel to museums, bars, restaurants, landmarks and even far-flung locations in the suburbs.

Insider tips for Chicago travel

Kit Kat Lounge

Shake up your Sunday brunch with the bottomless mimosas and drag shows at Kit Kat Lounge, Boys Town's favorite martini bar and lounge.


If you're planning to visit this famous restaurant, book your reservation at least two months in advance. If you do score a table, don't be discouraged if you can't spot the restaurant immediately. It's in a grey brick storefront with no sign.


Looking for an offbeat place for cocktails in one of Chicago's hippest neighborhoods? Consider the Bedford in Wicker Park, located in a former bank building. Imbibe old-school cocktails in the actual vault, which is dotted by safe deposit boxes.

Boat tours

For a leisurely lesson on Chicago's architecture, catch a boat cruise from Navy Pier or at the bottom of the Wrigley Building.


For great people watching and impressive skyline views, hit Oak Street Beach, where singles flock to play volleyball and sunbathe. Families stick to Montrose and Loyola beaches a little further north, which are a lot less crowded and pose better chances for finding a parking spot.

Chicago Vacation Package Deals

You'll savor every second in fascinating Chicago. The experts at Orbitz can help you get your escape underway by linking up first-rate flights and hotels.

It's easy to save by packaging your bookings. Pick out your preferred airfares, hotels, rental cars and experiences and you can save up to $857*!

You'll have no less than 500,000 accommodations across the world and 500 airlines to choose from. With such fantastic flexibility, tailoring your dream getaway is a piece of cake.

Lock in a package deal that fits in with you and your distinctive style. There are unlimited possible flight options, room types and jaw-dropping experiences just a few clicks away.

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Chicago Travel Guide

Where is Chicago?

Sometimes it's great to travel without a plan, but even the most spontaneous travelers ought to have a basic understanding of where Chicago is.

It is about 180 miles northeast of Illinois' capital, Springfield. Chicago is also 19 miles northwest of East Chicago.

With plenty of things to do in this area of Illinois, it's easy to understand why 2,700,000 people reside here.

Places to Visit in Chicago

So, what's the first stop? You'd be nuts to leave out the Art Institute of Chicago and Willis Tower. While you're checking out iconic attractions, why not take a look at the McCormick Place and the University of Illinois Chicago too?

Navy Pier and the Lincoln Park Zoo are just a few of the interesting attractions in the area. These aren't for you? Don't fret — you're flush with choice here. Other fine options are Lincoln Park and the Chicago Cultural Center.

An essential part of the local infrastructure, Millennium Park provides residents and visitors with a green space for relaxation and recreation. Enjoy a walk or take off your shoes and feel the lush grass beneath your feet. Want to keep the good times rolling? Look up at the skyline and appreciate John Hancock Center, one of the most impressive buildings. See if it's possible to climb to the top and watch the world go by from way above. But wait, that's not all! If you're looking to get your bearings, be sure to make the trip up to Skydeck Ledge. Not only will you be privy to panoramic views of the area, it also makes for the perfect place to snap a selfie or two.

Car Rentals in Chicago

Take your travel lust further by checking out car rentals in Chicago. It doesn't matter where you go or what you're wanting to do, Orbitz will help you find a rental that satisfies your adventurous spirit.

You can go right from the plane to the car at Midway International Airport. Budget and Avis are both a short distance from arrivals.

Consider renting a car from Enterprise at 20 E Randolph St 3Rd Fl. They're right in the heart of the city. If there isn't anything to your taste there, Budget at 214 N Clark St is your next best bet.

Where to stay in Chicago – Hotel Accommodation

Book a place to stay and get ready for your big adventure! Orbitz offers as many as 165 hotels in Chicago.

The Waldorf Astoria Chicago is a brilliant choice if you're searching for top-end accommodations. If that's fully booked, check out The Peninsula Chicago. On the other hand, check out the amenities at the Old Chicago Inn or the Urban Holiday Lofts if you're traveling on a stricter budget.

The Langham, Chicago is only 0.6 miles away if you're keen to stay close to the Art Institute of Chicago. Located 0.5 miles away, the JW Marriott Chicago is practically on the doorstep too!

Nearest Airports to Chicago

After traveling all the way to Midway International Airport (MDW), you'll just have one more journey to take before you reach your final destination. The terminal is located 9 miles southwest of the downtown area.

Popular Places to Visit Near Chicago

Once you've spent some time seeing the best of Chicago, world-renowned attractions are on offer right around the corner! Six Flags Great America draws visitors from all nations. North Chicago, about 35 miles from Chicago, is a convenient base when stopping by this unmissable attraction.

No Cancellation Fees

Canceling or making changes to a booking can often be tricky — but not with us! We don't charge a fee, which will make it a piece of cake.^ Airlines and hotels can have the same policy, so contact them to find out.

*Savings based on all package bookings with Flight + Hotel made on from January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2018 as compared to the price of the same components booked separately. Savings will vary based on origin/destination, length of trip, stay dates and selected travel supplier(s). Savings not available on all packages.

* Prices reflect the lowest "base rate" found over the next 30 days. Rates are subject to change and may not include taxes and fees, hotel service charges, extra person charges, or incidentals, such as room service. All rates are displayed in USD unless otherwise noted. Converted rates are provided for your convenience. They are based on today's exchange rate, but the hotel will charge you in the local currency.