Set in the middle of the Chicago Loop, guests of the W Chicago City Center hotel are able to walk out the door and be right in the heart of the financial district as well as Willis Tower, the Civic Opera House, and the Art Institute of Chicago. Built in 1922 and renovated in 2009, the 369 room modern hotel welcomes guests in a lobby with 24-hour reception and check-out services, a hotel safe and currency exchange facilities. After a long day, guests can enjoy the comfort of their double or king-size bed outfitted with the hotel's 'signature pillowtop' mattresses, 350-thread-count sheets and down comforters, or connect to the high-speed Internet access. The hotel also features a car park and garage. Public transportation is very close and cabs are plentiful and readily available outside the lobby.
History buffs will appreciate the living and breathing piece of Chicago history in the lobby of the historic Palmer House Hilton Hotel. Guests and visitors can often be found in one of the plush seats in the lobby staring at the 21 frescos which pay tribute to Greek mythology and love. The Michelangelo-esque mural was originally created in the 1920s by French muralist Louis Pierre Rigal. Guests can enjoy room service, city views, luxury bedding, satellite television and WiFi. There are also three restaurants (including Lockwood, a fine dining establishment), a beauty salon and a gift shop. Guests also have access to Balance Spa and Fitness located within the building and features a 10,000 square feet fitness center, indoor pool, Jacuzzi and steam rooms.
Although located on busy Michigan Avenue, the 14-story Congress Plaza Hotel with 871 guest rooms is in a peaceful and unique location. Its address makes it a convenient launching point to nearby attractions including the Museum Campus. The historic hotel overlooks Lake Michigan's shores and is directly adjacent to Grant Park. Spacious guest rooms and suites come complete with high ceilings, expanded bathrooms, complimentary wireless Internet access, room service, satellite television and luxury bedding. Hotel amenities include a 24-hour fitness center, two restaurants, a bar and lounge area, a gift shop, game room and barber shop. For those driving, the hotel offers valet parking for a fee.
Located at the corner of LaSalle and Adams, architect Daniel Burnham-designed the building that houses the JW Marriott Chicago luxury hotel which soars above skyscrapers within the city's financial district. The hotel offers 581 luxury hotel rooms and 29 beautiful suites, a world-class 20,000-square-foot VALEO spa and wellness center. The guestrooms have plush bathrooms with stand-alone tubs and separate marble showers, terry bathrobes and world-class toiletries. The Executive Lounge offers free Wi-Fi and a comfortable space to relax. The hotel is within walking distance to the UIC Pavilion, theater district, Willis Tower, the Art Institute of Chicago and Michigan Avenue shopping.
Located in the South Loop, Hotel Blake is a boutique hotel with 162 guest rooms (some have vaulted ceilings) that provides easy access to many Chicago attractions. The financial district is just steps away while many of the sights along Michigan Avenue are just a few blocks east. O'Hare Airport is just 18 miles and public and private transport are easily accessible just outside the building. Guests can expect WiFi, room service, valet laundry and dry cleaning service and flat-screen TVs with premium channels. The bathrooms have deluxe rainfall showerheads. On-site amenities include a fitness center, restaurant, bar and lounge area. A complimentary breakfast buffet is available each morning.
Chicago's Essex Inn is directly adjacent to the famous Grant Park, giving business and leisurely travelers alike an advantaged starting point for their ventures into the city. Navy Pier, Willis Tower (formerly Sears Tower), Art Institute of Chicago, theater district, Magnificent Mile and the John. G. Shedd Aquarium are just a few of the popular attractions within minutes of the hotel. For those who intend to work while in the Windy City, the financial district is within walking distance. O'Hare International Airport is 25 minutes away and the hotel offers easy access to public and private transport options 24/7. Guestrooms offer flat screen satellite televisions, Internet access for a fee and many views of Lake Michigan and the cityscape. There is an outdoor garden and terrace area for watching passersby as well as two restaurants, a cozy bar and a free all-season rooftop swimming pool and fitness center.
The exciting destinations of downtown are within easy proximity to the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, though it is just off the beaten path and allows a more tranquil side of the city. This Chicago hotel is near the Lake Michigan shoreline, offering convenient access to many pedestrian and bike trails through nature. Just a short drive or ride away, the downtown area thrives with culture, art, theater, business and working opportunities, shopping, dining and foot touring. Willis Tower (formerly Sears Tower), Water Tower Place, the Magnificent Mile and the Museum Campus are all favorite destinations. Wireless Internet access and satellite television is offered in each guestroom and the hotel offers a fully equipped gym with an indoor heated swimming pool. An onsite restaurant, bar and meeting facilities are also ample.
The Blackstone Hotel has attracted sports legends, presidents, royalty and movie stars since 1910. The historic property's neoclassical Beaux-Arts architecture lends an air of opulence which continues throughout the lobby and guest rooms. 1,400 pieces of original artwork by local artists decorate the common rooms while each of the 328 guestroom and four suites include cable television, ironing sets, hair dryers, bathrobes, daily newspaper, in-room safe and high speed Internet service. A fitness center, dry cleaning and laundry services, bar/pub, and 24-hour room service round out the amenities. The hotel is conveniently located adjacent to Grant Park and three miles from the McCormick Place Convention Center.
The Chicago South Loop Hotel is a budget-friendly hotel near McCormick Place Convention Center, Chinatown and Chicago's Museum District. Hotel amenities include a self-service business center, fitness center, L26 Restaurant on-site, a deli open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, free parking for overnight guests, a cocktail lounge/sports bar, floral shop and salon studio. Guest rooms feature a 32-inch flat-panel LCD TV, free WiFi, satellite TV and oversized bathrooms with soaking bathtubs. While it's four miles away from downtown, it is also easily accessible using public transportation or cab. The 29/State Street bus stops at the hotel. Midway Airport is nine miles away while O'Hare International Airport is about 22 miles away. The McCormick Place Convention Center is an easily walk-able five blocks away.
Hilton Chicago offers a range of guest room options from standard rooms to a full-service Executive Floor and specialty suites. Regardless of which room chosen, each guest room offers a full menu of amenities including WiFi, flat screen HD televisions with pay-per-view, room service, climate control and work spaces. Centrally located across from Grant Park, it's within walking distance to Millennium Park, the theater and museum districts, as well as the commercial and financial districts. There are several dining options and bar areas located on the property, a fitness and health center and large indoor pool. No need to leave your pets at home since pets are welcome at the Hotel Chicago for a fee.