Chicago has some of the best hotels in the world. They're centered around its top attractions, which include Millennium Park, the Art Institute of Chicago, Navy Pier, Lake Michigan, and the many restaurants, bars, and nightclubs on the "L" train.
The downtown area is home to several luxury hotels, located just steps from Grant Park and the Civic Opera House, as well as from the museums, shops, and the many fine dining restaurants on the Magnificent Mile. Adjacent to The Loop, near North of Florida, you'll find the lively neighborhood of Streeterville. This up-and-coming area has several fashionable shopping, dining, and entertainment venues. It's also close to the magnificent Navy Pier (one of my favorite places to visit in Chicago), and Lake Michigan.
Streeterville is a great place to stay in Chicago. Nearby are the The Loop, the Magnificent Mile, and a wide array of cultural and entertainment gems. There are nice hotels to the north of the Gold Coast in Chicago, Illinois like the Waldorf Astoria Chicago, and Thompson Chicago overlooking the water.
Whether you are visiting the city's architectural and cultural gems, or catch a sporting event, we've got you covered with some nice hotels in Chicago. This list of romantic getaways is a great place to start if you're looking for a relaxing, inexpensive place to stay. There are many small cities and towns with few hotels where you can get a good deal on a great room.
1. The Langham, Chicago
Majestic views of the cityscape, the Chicago River, and Lake Michigan. All housed in a skyscraper designed by renowned architect Mies van der Rohe. Situated in downtown Chicago, our hotel is mere minutes from the Loop, Grant Park, Magnificent Mile, Millennium Park and Navy Pier. Discover the perfect blend of convenience and stylish comfort only at The Langham, Chicago.
2. The Peninsula Chicago
It’s been around for nearly two decades but The Peninsula Chicago still delivers one of the most elegant hotel experiences in the Windy City. There is the location, of course, just half a block from the shopping of Michigan Avenue and the historic Water Tower, and the unique blending of the hotel's Far East heritage with amenities resolutely more Midwestern. Like the spa up on the 19th floor, the refined atmosphere of the Z Bar with its iconic views over the city and the dim sum garden with its seductive, 1930s setting. This is a place to see and be seen amid the slew of VIPs who make it their home whenever they are in the city. And who can blame them? The best of Chicago is right here!
3. Four Seasons Hotel Chicago
A vibrant hub of culture, style and energy, our newly transformed Hotel is iconic luxury boldly reimagined to capture the essence of Chicago through inspired food, drink, art and music. Experience unrivaled lake and skyline views at the heart of Magnificent Mile and North Michigan Avenue’s best shopping and attractions.
4. The Ritz-Carlton, Chicago
Set within downtown Chicago’s coveted Gold Coast, this luxury hotel is an opportunity to experience the city’s past and present through eye-catching visuals and curated experiences. History is told through craft cocktails in the Club Lounge; an expansive art collection showcases modern design and architectural heritage; reimagined accommodations reflect the iconic skyline and signature journeys pair dedicated service with exclusive access.
5. Sofitel Chicago Magnificent Mile
Just 2 blocks away from the famed shopping, dining and entertainment on the Magnificent Mile, this luxury Chicago Gold Coast hotel is housed in a 32-floor prism glass building featuring stunning views of Lake Michigan and the city skyline.
Café des Architectes offers locally-sourced French-inspired cuisine, a seasonal outdoor terrace and a full bar. Guests can enjoy crafted cocktails and spirits while taking in iconic city views from Le Bar’s floor-to-ceiling windows. Room service is available.
6. The Gwen, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Michigan Avenue Chicago
The Gwen, a Luxury Collection Hotel, is equal parts refreshing fair weather escape and sculptural masterpiece, exuding the vintage glamour of Chicago’s 1930s prime with contemporary elegance. Our iconic Art Deco-infused facade was meticulously crafted by pioneering sculptress Gwen Lux — one of the few women in the field at the time, paving her way unabashedly. Centrally situated in the historic McGraw-Hill Building, the Michigan Mile’s dazzling skyline frames The Gwen, offering sweeping sunset views and lush greenery below. And as spectacular as this storied landmark looks from the city’s bustling summertime streets, it’s all the more enchanting inside.
7. Loews Chicago Hotel
Located within walking distance to the Navy Pier in the Streeterville neighborhood, Loews Chicago Hotel offers guests amazing lake and city views and spacious accommodations. This pet-friendly hotel has 400 tastefully decorated guest rooms, including 25 luxurious suites, a restaurant, fitness center, lap pool, and rooftop terrace to enjoy the views.
8. Thompson Chicago
Sophisticated yet cool, timeless with an edge, stimulating and comforting, Thompson Chicago surprises in unexpected ways. British design icon Tara Bernerd turns her worldly, eclectic sensibility to eleven for the Gold Coast boutique hotel with the stylish loft-like, urban industrial bones of the lobby and lounge accented with warm American woods and clean, mid-century lines. Rich textures of leather, velvet and flannel encourage guests to feel—literally—while the evocative art and curated book collection inspire a sense of discovery.
9. Kimpton Gray Hotel
Situated in the historic New York Life Insurance Building originally built in 1894, Kimpton Gray Hotel takes its name from the Georgia Gray marble that’s lent the structure a sense of sophistication for well over a century. The ornate architecture on the granite exterior and in the lobby — with Art Deco light fixtures — is juxtaposed against contemporary-styled rooms with crisp furnishings. Here in the Financial District, the neighborhood buzzes during the 9-to-5 workday and hosts chic city dwellers in the evening — which is just the time to visit our on-site, in-the-know hangouts: Vol. 39, a sophisticated lobby bar with wine, champagne and caviar, and Boleo, the top-of-the hotel bar and lounge with retractable roof.
10. Viceroy Chicago
Seek out our stylish retreat in the Gold Coast, on the site of a 120-year-old landmark building, representing one of the finest hotels near Chicago’s Magnificent Mile. As you relax and reconnect in a neighborhood brimming with historic homes, you’ll get a feel for the city’s rich heritage. Our guestrooms open up to views of Lake Michigan and are just a short walk to Michigan Avenue, spectacular restaurants, and the shopping at Magnificent Mile that made Chicago legendary. Experience a stay at our exquisite hotel, near Michigan Avenue, and enjoy the best of Chicago.