Where to Stay in Chicago

Where to Stay in Chicago

Chicago has a wide range of hotels to suit all tastes and budgets so you’re sure to find the perfect accommodation for your stay in the Windy City. Here are a selection of boutique, luxury, and historic hotels to inspire you.

Boutique hotels in Chicago

Chicago is well known as an environmentally conscious city, so a stay at its first downtown eco-friendly boutique hotel Hotel Felix could be the perfect match. Designed to create a soothing energy and refreshing atmosphere, Hotel Felix features white marble columns and relaxing water features behind its 1920s facade. Another new boutique hotel that aims to balance nature with new technology in a zen-like environment is the Dana Hotel and Spa, located in River North, alongside a host of fascinating art galleries.

If you’re looking for boutique hotels near to Lincoln Park Zoo, or close to Oak Street’s Boutique Row if you’d like to do a little post proposal shopping, Hotel Indigo is a calm and contemporary retreat from the bustle of downtown, and the Public Chicago is a stylish minimalist hotel. Alternatively The James Chicago is just a few steps from the Magnificent Mile, and is very convenient for Millennium Park. The brand’s handcrafted and relaxed charm provides guests with what they describe as a ‘luxury liberated’ experience.

Luxury hotels in Chicago

If you really want to splash out and spoil your soon-to-be fiancée, Chicago has plenty of upscale luxury hotels to choose from. The Peninsula Chicago is an elegant five star hotel that prides itself on its impeccable Hong Kong style service and is located on the Magnificent Mile itself. The spacious rooms and suites offer a contemporary feel with classic touches.

For something truly modern why not try the brand new Trump Hotel Chicago, which features bold contemporary design in stainless steel and glass. All the guestrooms have floor to ceiling windows that give spectacular views over Chicago and Lake Michigan, and include every possible luxury. Finally the Ritz-Carlton, which is located high up over the Magnificent Mile in Water Tower Place is an extravagant hideaway, also with fabulous views.

Historic Hotels in Chicago

When we think of romance we often think of older, historic hotels that have more of a story to tell. If you’re looking for a hotel with character and charm check out the Silversmith, an Arts and Crafts style hotel which is conveniently situated for the Magnificent Mile, Navy Pier, and the Sears Tower. Alternatively why not book into The Drake Hotel at East Walton Place, a magnificent hotel built in 1920 in the Italian Renaissance style? If you want a real taste of old Chicago, The Drake is the place to be.