Chicago: Where to Stay on Your Next Visit to the Windy City

360 Chicago by Crystal Provencher on Trover

Want to go shopping on the Magnificent Mile? Maybe take in a Cubs game at Wrigley Field? Or take in the views from the 360 Chicago Observation Deck? No matter what you end up doing, if you’re planning a getaway to Chicago but haven’t decided where to stay, don’t panic. Here are some great hotel options for your next visit to the Windy City.

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Close to the Magnificent Mile

For those wanting a location in the center of all that Chicago has to offer, a stay at the Westin Michigan Avenue Chicago might be the ideal hotel destination. This large hotel has 752 guest rooms and 32 suites as well as a spa, restaurant, and a fitness center. Forget your workout gear? Westin has partnered with New Balance to offer both apparel and athletic shoes to guests. Now that’s service! That also means zero excuses not to work out, right?

Westin Michigan Avenue Chicago
909 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60611

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Chicago’s Hip Hostel

Not everyone needs or wants top of the line services and amenities when they’re visiting Chicago. Some people merely want a place to rest their weary head after a long day of sightseeing. That’s where Chicago Getaway Hostel comes into play. Whether you choose a shared room or a private room, you’ll be able to enjoy the complimentary breakfast and Wi-Fi while also saving money for more important things on your trip.

Chicago Getaway Hostel
616 W. Arlington Pl., Chicago, IL 60614

Hotel Monaco Chicago by Erin… on Trover

Hat Factory Turned 4-Star Hotel

With a downtown location on the Chicago River, the 4-star Hotel Monaco Chicago, a Kimpton Hotel, sits in a circa-1912 building that oozes both history and Chicago character. Once a hat factory, the Kimpon Hotel Monaco Chicago is warm, comfortable, and inviting with beautiful art deco details all over the hotel and service that only Kimpton can provide. It’s those small touches that make staying at this hotel a one-of-a-kind experience like their complimentary morning coffee and tea service, daily newspaper, and on-site shoeshine.

Kimpton Hotel Monaco Chicago
225 N. Wabash Ave., Chicago, IL 60601

Hotel with History and a 1920s Cocktail Menu

Love a hotel with history that goes back to 1927? I won’t give away all the secrets of the Millennium Knickerbocker Hotel Chicago, but let’s just say Al Capone’s brother once ran a casino up on the penthouse floor. Whether politician, celebrity, or playboy, lots of famous faces have passed through the doors of this hotel. The 306-room hotel harkens back to simpler times, complete with their 1920s cocktail menu at the Martini Bar. Sit back, relax, and unwind at the Millennium Knickerbocker, located at the beginning of the Magnificent Mile in Chicago.

Millennium Knickerbocker Hotel Chicago
163 E. Walton Pl., Chicago, IL 60611

Chase Chicago Theater by Erin… on Trover

Regardless of what hotel you end up choosing for your trip to Chicago, pick one that gives you easy access to everything that there is to do in this great city. What will you do when you visit?

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