Best Hotels in Chicago

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U.S. News & World Report ranks the best hotels in Chicago based on an analysis of industry awards, hotel star ratings and user ratings. Hotels that scored in the top 10 percent of the Best Hotels in the USA earned a Gold badge. Hotels that appear after ranked hotels are sorted by hotel class and then by user rating, as provided by TripAdvisor.

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    The Peninsula Chicago
    Chicago, IL
    #1 in Best Hotels in Chicago
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 1810 reviewsTripAdvisor (1810)
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    Occupying prime real estate on Chicago's coveted Magnificent Mile, The Peninsula Chicago combines Hong Kong's cosmopolitan flair with the Windy City's Midwestern charm. Travelers describe the guest rooms as comfortable thanks to their creamy color palette and plush furniture, not to mention their modern techie touches, like a bedside remote command station that controls the lights, television and room temperatures. Meanwhile, the renowned Peninsula Spa is in a class by itself: earning The Peninsula Chicago many accolades from health and leisure magazines. Another honorable mention goes to the afternoon tea served in the lobby bar, which visitors say is a nice and welcome touch. During your stay, guests recommend making time for the tasty Cantonese dishes served in the Shanghai Terrace restaurant. However, for many travelers, it was The Peninsula Chicago's friendly service staff that convinced them to stay here again.

    Chicago, IL
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 1810 reviewsTripAdvisor (1810)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Excellent Critic Rating
    Free WiFi
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    Four Seasons Hotel Chicago
    Chicago, IL
    #2 in Best Hotels in Chicago
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 3584 reviewsTripAdvisor (3584)
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    Previous lodgers rave about this North Michigan Avenue hotel's refinement and unbeatable location. Sitting just steps from Chicago's Magnificent Mile, the Four Seasons Hotel Chicago is central to all of the city's best restaurants, shops and nightlife. After you've sufficiently tested the limits of your credit card, retreat to one of the hotel's soundproofed spa treatment rooms to enjoy a relaxing massage or skin renewal treatment. Before you call it a night, previous guests highly recommend sitting down to dinner in the Allium's dining room, where diners are treated to fresh, farm-to-table Midwest cuisine. When it's time to bed down, this Four Seasons hotel's well-appointed accommodations provide a comfortable escape. Previous guests love the elegant decor, which combines contemporary fittings (like flat-screen TVs and iHome stereos) with 20th century-inspired design accents and spacious marble bathrooms. Recent visitors recommend splurging on the lake view accomodations, rather than the rooms with the city skyline vistas.

    Chicago, IL
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 3584 reviewsTripAdvisor (3584)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Excellent Critic Rating
    Free WiFi
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    The Langham, Chicago
    Chicago, IL
    #3 in Best Hotels in Chicago
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 3030 reviewsTripAdvisor (3030)
    Free WiFi

    Situated on the banks of the Chicago River and less than a mile from the shopping on The Magnificent Mile, The Langham, Chicago is a hit with recent travelers. Opened in 2013, the hotel impresses guests with its attentive service, quiet location and riverfront views. Occupying the first 13 floors of a 52-story landmark skyscraper, The Langham, Chicago boasts 316 guest rooms and suites. Accommodations are outfitted with soaking tubs and rain showers, 55-inch LCD TVs and complimentary Wi-Fi access. Past lodgers compliment the comfy beds and relaxing bathrooms and recommend booking a room with a river view to make the most of the hotel's location. When you're not relaxing in your room, you'll find plenty of other amenities at your fingertips. In addition to the Chuan Spa, the hotel also touts a health club and 67-foot-long indoor pool. Though many of downtown Chicago's top restaurants are within reach, previous visitors suggest giving the on-site restaurant, Travelle Kitchen + Bar, a try. As is the case throughout the property, guests say the service staff members at the restaurant are both attentive and friendly.

    Chicago, IL
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 3030 reviewsTripAdvisor (3030)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Excellent Critic Rating
    Free WiFi
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    Waldorf Astoria Chicago
    Chicago, IL
    #4 in Best Hotels in Chicago
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2682 reviewsTripAdvisor (2682)
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    This fashionable hotel on East Walton gathers acclaim from recent guests for its elegant design and prime location in Chicago's Gold Coast neighborhood. According to many travelers, you can't go wrong with a stay here – in large part because of the hotel's exceptional customer service. The Waldorf Astoria Chicago also wins favor from vacationing couples with unexpected amenities like in-room fireplaces, bathrooms with separate showers and tubs and double vanities with inset LCD TVs. For a quick bite to eat, the property has a pastry shop and the French-inspired Margeaux Brasserie. But if you're hankering for something more substantial than cafe fare, recent guests recommend exploring the Gold Coast's acclaimed restaurants and bars that are all within reach. And when you need a break from the Windy City's hustle and bustle, relax with a massage, a quick workout or a dip in the indoor pool at the hotel's Spa & Health Club. Because of its ties to the Waldorf Astoria brand, this hotel allows members of the Hilton Honors rewards program to accrue or redeem points.

    Chicago, IL
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2682 reviewsTripAdvisor (2682)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Excellent Critic Rating
    Free WiFi
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    Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago
    Chicago, IL
    #5 in Best Hotels in Chicago
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 3284 reviewsTripAdvisor (3284)
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    The Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago is conveniently positioned on North Wabash Avenue in the Near North Side neighborhood of Chicago, offering easy access to both the business-centric Loop and the city's top attractions, including Navy Pier. From many of the minimalist-design rooms, you'll get a picturesque view of the Wrigley Building and Tribune Tower, all brightly reflected in Lake Michigan. Accommodations here also include floor-to-ceiling windows, fully equipped kitchens (with Nespresso machines) and bathrooms with limestone finishes. Recent guests recommend booking a room with a river view to take full advantage of the hotel's enviable location. Cap off a Windy City day at Terrace 16, the hotel's on-site restaurant and bar. Guests praise the restaurant for its  American cuisine and unbeatable views of the iconic Chicago skyline. Or should you need a break from the hustle and bustle of the city, plan on spending some time at The Spa at Trump, which offers a wide array of services, as well as a fitness center and an indoor pool.

    Chicago, IL
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 3284 reviewsTripAdvisor (3284)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Excellent Critic Rating
    Free WiFi
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    The Ritz-Carlton, Chicago
    Chicago, IL
    #6 in Best Hotels in Chicago
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 608 reviewsTripAdvisor (608)
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    The Ritz-Carlton, Chicago is recognized by guests as one of the city's best luxury hotels for families. Children are not only supplied with child-sized bathrobes and complimentary toiletries, but can also take part in select treatments at the spa alongside their parents. Additionally, families can take a dip in the indoor pool or take advantage of the hotel's primo location along The Magnificent Mile. Other amenities include the tasty Torali restaurant, a 24-hour fitness center and wellness classes like rooftop yoga and Pilates. Guest rooms at The Ritz-Carlton, Chicago boast shades of cream, blue and gray and amenities like flat-screen TVs, luxury bedding and marble bathrooms. Previous visitors recommend a room on a higher floor so you can get more enjoyment from the large picture windows. Keep in mind that members of the Marriott Rewards program can earn and redeem points by choosing to stay here.

    Chicago, IL
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 608 reviewsTripAdvisor (608)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Excellent Critic Rating
    Free WiFi
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    Park Hyatt Chicago
    Chicago, IL
    #7 in Best Hotels in Chicago
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1944 reviewsTripAdvisor (1944)
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    Travelers commend the Park Hyatt Chicago's attentive and responsive staff, along with its enviable seat along The Magnificent Mile. But there's more to this hotel than its convenient location. After indulging in some retail therapy, rest up in the NoMI Spa, where you can soak up the warm aroma of massage oils while your muscles are soothed. Or retreat to your spacious digs, which include oversized baths, modern decor and views of the Chicago cityscape or Lake Michigan. Guest rooms here also come with standard amenities like flat-screen TVs, minibars and complimentary Wi-Fi access. And though the hotel is surrounded by some of the city's top eateries, recent guests recommend sitting down to dinner at hotel's NoMI Kitchen, which serves up contemporary American cuisine alongside Chi-Town views. And because this property bears the Hyatt name, World of Hyatt members can earn or cash in points here for additional stay benefits.

    Chicago, IL
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1944 reviewsTripAdvisor (1944)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Great Critic Rating
    Free WiFi
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    Thompson Chicago
    Chicago, IL
    #8 in Best Hotels in Chicago
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2622 reviewsTripAdvisor (2622)
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    The Thompson Chicago sits in the Near North Side neighborhood, one block back from Chicago's Michigan Avenue near Oak Street Beach and close to many attractions and restaurants. Recent guests loved the location of this Thompson property and all agree the decor in the lobby, including the large fireplace with its library feel, strike a nice balance between refined and homey. Past visitors said that everyone from the general manager to the doorman is congenial – and they're especially skilled at remembering names here. The Thompson Chicago's rooms offer a sleek, sophisticated design, featuring floor-to-ceiling windows with views of Lake Michigan and The Magnificent Mile, 400-thread-count Sferra linens and bathrooms with rainfall showers. Additional conveniences include the two dining options that are popular with guests as well as locals. Nico Osteria is an Italian-inspired seafood restaurant, serving dishes like lobster spaghetti and swordfish pancetta, while the Salone Nico keeps up the European feel with an extensive wine list from Greece and Italy, although both dining options can be a bit pricey for some travelers' tastes. 

    Chicago, IL
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2622 reviewsTripAdvisor (2622)
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    Great Critic Rating
    Free WiFi
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    The Blackstone, Autograph Collection
    Chicago, IL
    #9 in Best Hotels in Chicago
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2391 reviewsTripAdvisor (2391)

    Travelers have a favorite word for The Blackstone, Autograph Collection: comfortable. With its long history (the hotel dates back to 1910), this South Loop property could easily garner a stuffy atmosphere, but recent guests attest the Renaissance Blackstone maintains its landmark status while embracing a luxuriously modern ambiance. The hotel offers 332 well-appointed guest rooms and suites, each boasting modern decor, minifridges, coffee makers and, on the upper floors, Lake Michigan and Magnificent Mile vistas. Recent visitors also rave about the hotel's convenient setting across the street from Chicago's Grant Park. On the other hand, travelers were disappointed they had to pay for in-room Internet access, and some noted room walls were thin so it was easy to hear hallway conversations and the passing "L" train. When it comes to dining, the on-site restaurant, Mercat a la Planxa, serves tapas and Catalan-inspired cocktails. If you want more culinary variety, Michigan Avenue's acclaimed eateries are close by. And keep in mind, members of the Marriott Rewards program can can earn or cash in points at this Autograph Collection property.

    Chicago, IL
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2391 reviewsTripAdvisor (2391)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Great Critic Rating
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    The Talbott Hotel, A Joie de Vivre Hotel
    Chicago, IL
    #10 in Best Hotels in Chicago
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 3663 reviewsTripAdvisor (3663)
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    Located in the Near North part of Chicago, The Talbott Hotel is known for rolling out a red carpet experience. In addition to offering standard hotel amenities like a fitness center and meeting rooms, this Joie de Vivre property specializes in truly boutique hospitality. Guests say the customer service here is exceptional and find the hotel's elegant decor refreshingly well-appointed. Visitors love the draped curtains and luxury linens found in the guest rooms, as well as the unique furniture and city views. Accommodations receive mixed reviews though, and some past guests were disappointed with their room's storage options. This hotel appeals to both business and leisure travelers with its convenient location, dog-friendly policies and tasty American fare served at the in-house restaurant, 20 East. But it could be possible that those who love this hotel most are young girls: The Talbott Hotel offers special American Girl Place packages, which include perks like a travel bed for your American Girl doll, milk and two Sprinkles cupcakes at turndown, and for an additional fee, a horse-drawn carriage ride to American Girl Place on The Magnificent Mile.

    Chicago, IL
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 3663 reviewsTripAdvisor (3663)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Great Critic Rating
    Free WiFi
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    Chicago Athletic Association
    Chicago, IL
    #11 in Best Hotels in Chicago
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2190 reviewsTripAdvisor (2190)
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    What recent visitors appreciate most about the Chicago Athletic Association hotel is its distinct point of view. The hotel is housed in the building that was once home to the Chicago Athletic Association, and its Venetian Gothic architecture dates back to the 1890s. Staying true to its athletic heritage, the hotel's designers repurposed elements of the original club into the property's vintage look. For instance, a pommel horse is used as a bench and nightstands feature tennis racquet leather grips for legs. Beyond the interesting aesthetics, rooms also offer boxing-style robes, complimentary Wi-Fi access, C.O. Bigelow toiletries and bedside tables with USB flash drive outlets. Aside from the unique interiors, travelers also rave about the rooftop restaurant, Cindy's. Housed within a vaulted glass and steel atrium, the space offers views of Millennium Park (situated across the street from the hotel), the Art Institute of Chicago and Lake Michigan. Equally impressive are the hotel's five other bars and eateries, ranging from an on-site Shake Shack to a more formal farm-to-table restaurant. Reviewers particularly liked the Game Room bar, which is located in the original billiards room of the athletic club and features games like shuffleboard and bocce ball. It should come as no surprise that the hotel also features a 24-hour fitness center with complimentary, trainer-led group runs along Lake Michigan every Saturday at 8 a.m. You can also get your workout in riding around the Windy City on the hotel's complimentary bikes (available seasonally).

    Chicago, IL
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2190 reviewsTripAdvisor (2190)
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    Great Critic Rating
    Free WiFi
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    The Godfrey Hotel Chicago
    Chicago, IL
    #12 in Best Hotels in Chicago
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2408 reviewsTripAdvisor (2408)
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    The Godfrey Hotel Chicago offers sleek, modern accommodations six blocks west of The Magnificent Mile. The 221-room hotel is geared toward the young, trendy crowd with its minimalistic design that includes velvet couches and subway tile bathrooms. Each room comes with a wet bar, a 46-inch flat-screen TV and an iPod docking station. According to recent guests, the gem of this property is the panoramic views offered at the fourth-floor IO Rooftop Lounge, which sits on the rooftop and features a terrace, as well as a glass-walled atrium with a retractable roof. The Godfrey Hotel Chicago also includes a fitness center and the Spa Boutique, with provides services like massages and facials. Guests, though, warn that front desk service can be hit or miss and note travelers should review the bill before departing to ensure no additional charges were accidentally applied. 

    Chicago, IL
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2408 reviewsTripAdvisor (2408)
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    Great Critic Rating
    Free WiFi
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    Ace Hotel Chicago
    Chicago, IL
    #13 in Best Hotels in Chicago
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 249 reviewsTripAdvisor (249)
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    Housed within an industrial-style building made of concrete and glass, the Ace Hotel Chicago is an urban haven for both business and leisure travelers. The hotel is located in Chicago's West Loop area, a popular district known for its top-notch restaurants and shops. Plus, attractions like the Art Institute of Chicago, The Chicago Theatre and Navy Pier are a short ride away on the L. Accommodations range from "small" 290-square-foot rooms to Ace Suites with 864 square feet of space, but all feature navy, white and gray color palettes, black-tiled bathrooms and midcentury modern furnishings. (Some warn, though, the rooms were a touch on the dark side.) Standard amenities include organic cotton sheets, stocked minibars, free Wi-Fi access, Rudy's toiletries and custom Bluetooth radios. Select guest rooms also boast curated vinyl collections with turntables and acoustic Martin guitars. Outside the rooms, guests can take advantage of the 24-hour fitness center, a photo booth, Waydown (the rooftop bar with nightly entertainment) and a rooftop garden and event space. And when it's time to eat, head to City Mouse, which serves seasonal Midwestern fare daily. Recent visitors loved the hotel's central location, friendly staff and rooftop bar.

    Chicago, IL
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 249 reviewsTripAdvisor (249)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Great Critic Rating
    Free WiFi
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    Kimpton Gray Hotel
    Chicago, IL
    #14 in Best Hotels in Chicago
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 605 reviewsTripAdvisor (605)

    The Kimpton Gray Hotel is located in downtown Chicago's Financial District, but it attracts more than just business travelers. With Vol. 39, a law library-inspired bar, and Boleo, a rooftop lounge with Latin American street food, it's a popular hot spot for tourists and locals alike. Plus, as a member of the Kimpton family, it offers all of the brand's signature amenities, like complimentary wine receptions, free bike rentals and the Forgot It, We've Got It amenities program. Taking after its name, accommodations are decorated in a soothing gray color palette, with powder blue accents, lace-inspired carpets and unconventional artwork. For a truly lavish stay, book the Presidential Suite, which at 908 square feet houses a living room with a custom wet bar, spa-like bathrooms and two signature bathrobes that are free to keep. Recent guests raved about the "wonderful" decor, "friendly" staff and "beautiful" rooftop eatery, as well as the great location, which is ideal for business and leisure travelers alike, though others pointed out that being in the heart of the city does come with noise. If you're an IHG Rewards Club member, you can earn or redeem points when staying here.

    Chicago, IL
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 605 reviewsTripAdvisor (605)
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    Good Critic Rating
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    Viceroy Chicago
    Chicago, IL
    #15 in Best Hotels in Chicago
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 625 reviewsTripAdvisor (625)
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    Nestled within Chicago's Gold Coast neighborhood by The Magnificent Mile's shops and the 360 CHICAGO Observation Deck, the Viceroy Chicago is a convenient option for leisure travelers and history buffs. Inside, you will find 1920s-themed guest rooms and suites with bold accent walls and period-inspired furnishings, plus various modern conveniences, including Nespresso machines, rain showers and free in-room Wi-Fi access. Additional perks like a seasonal rooftop pool and lounge, a fitness center and Somerset, an American restaurant that's helmed by Michelin-starred chef Lee Wolen, are located outside the rooms. Although this Viceroy property lacks other amenities, such as a spa and a business center, many previous guests raved about the Viceroy's "outstanding" service, "spectacular" rooftop and "beautiful" rooms. What's more, several appreciated having access to the hotel's complimentary Tesla car service. If you opt to forgo using the Viceroy's Tesla, you can get around via the L (the closest subway station sits a few blocks away). Or, you can use your own set of wheels, but keep in mind the $72 overnight valet parking fee.

    Chicago, IL
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 625 reviewsTripAdvisor (625)
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    Good Critic Rating
    Free WiFi