The Hilton Chicago is in the cultural part of Michigan Avenue, the famous "shopping street" of Chicago. Directly across it is Grant Park, one of the largest public parks in the U.S. This building dates back to 1927, and everyone from actors and singers, to politicians like Bill Clinton has stayed here. This hotel has reasonable rates, a private safe for guests and every amenity. In addition, the Sightseeing Bus stops at the door, making it very easy to travel to any part of the city. Interestingly, this hotel appears in the movie "The Hunt for the Red Wolf" (1989), Andrew Davis.
This recently-opened Sofitel hotel chain really caught my attention for its cool architectural design. In fact, it has won the award for best building in Chicago over the past ten years. I can not speak about the inside since I haven't even been in the door, but the outside is wonderful. It is a huge triangular tower of glass tapered from its southern edge as if done by a giant axe. Furthermore, it leans forward so that the upper floors literally hanging over the street. I don't know how the rooms of the tip are (pretty close together, I assume) but I'm sure the views are spectacular. It's located in the Water Tower area, almost facing Hancock Tower. If you have the budget for it, I'm convinced that it must be a great hotel. In any case, the building is impressive and very photogenic.
The Allerton Hotel was one of the first skyscrapers of the Magnificent Mile, which was built in the late 1920s. During Al Capone's reign in Chicago, it was one of the key areas of social life of the city. Then, with the passing of time and and the construction of other glass and steel giants, it lost its luster and fell into disrepute. Ten years ago, it underwent an extensive renovation that restored it to its former glory, something this historic building deserves. One of its distinguishing features is the sign TIP TOP TAP on the exterior wall which was once the name of the bar on the top floor which closed 50 years ago. However, the sign has remained in place ever since and is now one of the icons of the city.
The InterContinental Hotel is one of the great classics of the Magnificent Mile in Chicago. Set in a pair of two towers, the one found on the south side has historical value, and the other is a bit impersonal and added in the 1960s. The original building dates back to the 1920s and houses an athletic club. Its architecture reflects popular oriental influence at the time, with Assyrian style sculptural themes and a golden dome well placed at the top of a mosque. As a hotel is a large property it is able to combine the elegance of the past along with modern conveniences. It's not up to par with the best hotels in town, but its location is unbeatable and the prices, except in times of fairs or large conferences, tend to be somewhat lower than other similar establishments. It is a large chain hotel, very American, but without falling into the impersonal vibes of many others. Yes, we must insist that you choose any housing in the south tower ...
The charismatic hotel was built in 1920 at the beginning of the legendary Michigan Avenue, on the mythical Magnificent Mile. This old Italian-style hotel was inspired by Italian villas and palaces and is located next to the beach on the lake and the immense John Hancock Tower. The interior is quite luxurious. It was built by two brothers,John and Tracy Drake. The Drake Hotel was highly acclaimed from the beginning, but its rise to fame was due to the popularity of radio programs. It was Chicago's first hotel to provide air conditioning in all rooms and also the first to have color TVs.
I believe that this is a great, super hotel next to the Magnificent Mile and Millenium Park. It's a good hotel that's worth a visit, not just for the magnificent lobby, but the huge rooms with all the amenities, modern design, and furniture. It's one of the classic sites in Chicago, that was constructed in 1925 and was the 27th largest hotel in the world at the time.
I'm normally the type of traveler who picks a hotel based on cost primarily and isn't particularly loyal to specific hotels or brands.
theWit is one of only a handful of hotels I make an exception for.
You see, it's perfect. It has a great location right in the thick of things. A the intersection of State and Lake, tourists will find it easy to get around. It's a 2-minute walk to the blue line (to the airport) and right on the "L" loop trains. Additionally, there are buses leaving from across the street to places like Museum Campus or the Museum of Science & Industry. Plus you can walk to Millennium Park, the Magnificent Mile, the Chicago River (don't miss a boat tour), theatres, and tons of great restaurants.
The hotel itself has everything you need, with comfortable rooms like you'd expect from the Doubletree/Hilton family, a great bar and also rooftop nightclub, wonderful breakfast (pricey, but delicious), strong wi-fi, and attentive service.
But the #1 reason I love to stay here is for the view. Great scenes of Chicago from your windows, and even from the bathtub.
This modern hotel with minimalist decor and detail is in downtown Chicago. You can walk to the Museum of Contemporary Art, Millennium Park and Navy Pier. Airport Merrill C Mais, The James Hotel, are only 4 kilometers away.The Chicago River is only 500 meters away so it is easy to walk .
It features a large gym and large spa services with beauty and relaxation treatments and massages.
The James Hotel offers free Wi-Fi and upon arrival they will surprise you with a welcome .
For breakfast, they have a special menu depending on the season's products. Take advantage of their quality fresh fruit and their 5 star service. The James Hotel is an ideal and recommended place .