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    The Blackstone, Autograph Collection

    0.67 miles away

    Chicago, IL
    4-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2422 reviewsTripAdvisor (2422)

    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 Bonvoy program can can earn or cash in points at this Autograph Collection property.

    Chicago, IL
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2422 reviewsTripAdvisor (2422)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
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    Chicago Athletic Association

    1.12 miles away

    Chicago, IL
    4.5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2190 reviewsTripAdvisor (2190)
    Free WiFi

    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
    Free WiFi
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    Silversmith Hotel Chicago Downtown

    1.17 miles away

    Chicago, IL
    4-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2316 reviewsTripAdvisor (2316)
    Free WiFi

    Situated in the heart of Chicago's downtown Loop area, the Silversmith Hotel Chicago Downtown places guests within a mile of several Windy City attractions, including Millennium Park, the Chicago Theatre, Buckingham Fountain and the Art Institute of Chicago. And for shopaholics, you're in luck: Just a mile north of the property is the city's Magnificent Mile. Business travelers will also appreciate that the hotel sits less than a mile west of the city's Puerto Convention Center, plus the Silversmith features five meeting spaces and a business center. And if grabbing a bite out at one of Chicago's famous steakhouses or deep dish pizzerias doesn't sound appealing, you can dine at the hotel's Adamus restaurant. Recent guests recommend its contemporary American cuisine. Guests also praised the clean, comfortable accommodations. Each boasts a gray, white and purple color palette and amenities like 12-foot ceilings, free Wi-Fi access and a Keurig coffee maker.

    Chicago, IL
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2316 reviewsTripAdvisor (2316)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Palmer House, A Hilton Hotel

    1.12 miles away

    Chicago, IL
    4-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 10297 reviewsTripAdvisor (10297)

    If this hotel's title of "North America's longest continually operating hotel" means anything, it's that the Palmer House knows how to keep its guests coming back time and again. Welcoming Chicago visitors since 1873, this iconic downtown mainstay is a favorite among travelers who want to experience a bit of bygone glamour. The Gilded Age lobby – and lobby bar – is opulent, and guests say it exudes Old World charm. The guest rooms, on the other hand, are not as grand. Guests report the lodgings are a little small compared to other Chicago hotels, but they do come equipped with creature comforts like flat-screen TVs, high-speed Internet access (for a fee) and, of course, the Hilton brand's signature Serenity beds. The Palmer House also boasts a fitness center and an indoor pool (an especially popular feature among those who stayed here with kids). When it's time for a meal, you can find a hearty menu of American cuisine at the Lockwood Restaurant. If you're a Hilton Honors member, you can collect or cash in points by staying here.

    Chicago, IL
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 10297 reviewsTripAdvisor (10297)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
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    Marriott Marquis Chicago

    1.04 miles away

    Chicago, IL
    4-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 242 reviewsTripAdvisor (242)
    Free WiFi

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    Millennium Park(2.02 mi)
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    Chicago, IL
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 242 reviewsTripAdvisor (242)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Hyatt Regency McCormick Place

    1.1 miles away

    Chicago, IL
    4-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 5310 reviewsTripAdvisor (5310)
    Free WiFi

    This Chi-town Hyatt is convenient to the convention center, making it a great spot for business travelers – especially since you can access the convention center via sky bridge. But leisure travelers say that it's a bit far removed from some of the city's top to-dos. Still, this South Loop outpost offers most of the usual amenities of a Hyatt brand hotel, including a fitness center, a business center and an indoor pool. And according to many previous visitors, you'll find room rates here to be a bargain compared to more central hotels. If you'd like to feel a little bit closer to the downtown action, recent guests recommend booking a room on one of the upper floors for a better view of the Chicago skyline. No matter which room you stay in, you'll find it dressed in relatively simple decor and boasting an iHome stereo system, a 37-inch flat-panel TV, plenty of work space and high-speed Internet access. Though you'll be a bit removed from Chicago's dining scene, you'll find plenty to eat at the hotel, such as steak at Shor and pasta at Forno. What's more, members of the Hyatt Gold Passport program can accrue or redeem points by choosing to stay here.

    Chicago, IL
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 5310 reviewsTripAdvisor (5310)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Hilton Chicago

    0.64 miles away

    Chicago, IL
    4-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 5986 reviewsTripAdvisor (5986)

    The Hilton Chicago has an interesting history: The 1968 Democratic Convention riots took place at its front door, and the presidential suite has hosted a plethora of U.S. presidents. Yet despite its relevance in American history, the Hilton Chicago fails to impress some of its visitors. Recent guests say this property is a bit of a letdown compared to other Hilton outposts, citing subpar service and tired guest room decor. Still, the spacious accommodations — many of which have two bathrooms and all of which house flat-screen TVs, Wi-Fi access (for a fee) and touch-panel concierge services – are popular with recent guests. The Hilton Chicago also features an indoor pool and easy access to the Field Museum, Shedd Aquarium and Grant Park, not to mention a business center and ample meeting space. And whether you're here on business or for pleasure, many visitors recommend the 720 South Bar & Grill as a good spot to grab a meal and drinks after a long day. Members of the Hilton Honors program can accrue or redeem points here.

    Chicago, IL
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 5986 reviewsTripAdvisor (5986)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
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    Club Quarters Hotel, Central Loop

    1.19 miles away

    Chicago, IL
    4-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 2239 reviewsTripAdvisor (2239)
    Free WiFi

    Along with its sister property, the Central Loop Hotel, the Club Quarters Hotel, Central Loop is a favorite among recent guests for its affordable rates and convenient downtown Chicago location. While some reviewers felt the guest rooms could use an update, most described the accommodations as simple and clean. Lodging types range from superior rooms with kitchenettes to extended stay apartments with full kitchens. All rooms include flat-screen TVs, Keurig coffee makers, work desks and complimentary Wi-Fi access. What's more, those in town on business can take advantage of loaner iPads and wireless printing services offered in the on-site business center. The hotel also offers a 24-hour fitness center and the Club Living Room, where guests can enjoy free snacks and complimentary coffee and tea during the week. Though some lodgers were disappointed that the on-site restaurant is currently closed for renovation, reviewers were pleased with the endless dining options located just outside the hotel. The property is situated just four blocks west of attractions like the Art Institute of Chicago and Millennium Park

    Chicago, IL
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 2239 reviewsTripAdvisor (2239)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Union League Club Of Chicago

    1.1 miles away

    Chicago, IL
    4.5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 185 reviewsTripAdvisor (185)

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    Millennium Park(0.49 mi)
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    Chicago, IL
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 185 reviewsTripAdvisor (185)
    4.5-star Hotel Class
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    The Wheeler Mansion

    0.9 miles away

    Chicago, IL
    4-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 119 reviewsTripAdvisor (119)
    Free WiFi

    Despite its name, this mansion-turned-hotel only has 11 rooms, each comfortably fitted with plush velvet drapes, antiques, and goose-down feather beds. Still, travelers seem to either love or hate this Near South Side hotel. Some guests express displeasure with the small service staff, while others are dissatisfied with the hotel's distant location from Chicago's top attractions. But still others say they were charmed by the bed and breakfast atmosphere, and enjoyed its seclusion from the downtown noise.

    Chicago, IL
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 119 reviewsTripAdvisor (119)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Chicago's Essex Inn

    0.6 miles away

    Chicago, IL
    3.5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 3.5 based on 2131 reviewsTripAdvisor (2131)
    Free WiFi

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    Millennium Park(0.74 mi)
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    Chicago, IL
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 3.5 based on 2131 reviewsTripAdvisor (2131)
    3.5-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Hampton Inn Majestic Chicago Theatre District

    1.18 miles away

    Chicago, IL
    3-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2305 reviewsTripAdvisor (2305)
    Free WiFi

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    Millennium Park(0.34 mi)
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    Chicago, IL
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2305 reviewsTripAdvisor (2305)
    3.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Congress Plaza Hotel

    0.75 miles away

    Chicago, IL
    3-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 3 based on 3186 reviewsTripAdvisor (3186)
    Free WiFi

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    Millennium Park(0.51 mi)
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    Chicago, IL
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 3 based on 3186 reviewsTripAdvisor (3186)
    3.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Best Western Grant Park Hotel

    0.55 miles away

    Chicago, IL
    2.5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 3.5 based on 1465 reviewsTripAdvisor (1465)
    Free WiFi

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    Millennium Park(0.92 mi)
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    Chicago, IL
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 3.5 based on 1465 reviewsTripAdvisor (1465)
    2.5-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Travelodge Hotel Downtown

    0.75 miles away

    Chicago, IL
    2-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 3 based on 2346 reviewsTripAdvisor (2346)
    Free WiFi

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    Millennium Park(0.58 mi)
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    Chicago, IL
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 3 based on 2346 reviewsTripAdvisor (2346)
    2.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi

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