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    Four Seasons Hotel Chicago
    Chicago, IL
    5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 3584 reviewsTripAdvisor (3584)
    Free WiFi

    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
    Free WiFi
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    Waldorf Astoria Chicago
    Chicago, IL
    5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2682 reviewsTripAdvisor (2682)
    Free WiFi

    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
    Free WiFi
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    Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago
    Chicago, IL
    5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 3284 reviewsTripAdvisor (3284)
    Free WiFi

    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
    Free WiFi
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    The Ritz-Carlton, Chicago
    Chicago, IL
    5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 633 reviewsTripAdvisor (633)
    Free WiFi

    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 Bonvoy program can earn and redeem points by choosing to stay here.

    Chicago, IL
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 633 reviewsTripAdvisor (633)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    JW Marriott Chicago
    Chicago, IL
    4-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1691 reviewsTripAdvisor (1691)

    It took a $396 million renovation to restore this JW Marriott (a gorgeous former bank building) to its former architectural glory. And according to recent guests, it was money well spent. Situated just a block from the Chicago Board of Trade at the heart of the Loop, the JW Marriott Chicago impresses business travelers with its central location and leisure travelers with its well-equipped fitness center and 20,000-square-foot spa, Spa at JW Chicago. Meanwhile, everyone seems to agree that the guest rooms look great: Guests rave about the oversized bathrooms and modern in-room amenities like iPhone docks and flat-screen TVs. When they aren’t enjoying their accommodations, many visitors flock to the hotel bar and gourmet Italian eatery, The Florentine. But the real highlight of a stay here, according to many travelers, is the hotel's quality customer service. Although you shouldn't expect to be waited on hand and foot, visitors say that the JW Marriott Chicago's staff works hard to ensure a comfortable stay. What's more, Marriott Bonvoy members can earn or redeem points by choosing to bed down here.

    Chicago, IL
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1691 reviewsTripAdvisor (1691)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
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    Hyatt Lodge at McDonald's Campus
    Oak Brook, IL
    4-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 853 reviewsTripAdvisor (853)
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi

    Fun fact: This hotel is right by Hamburger University, a Micky D's training facility. But in all seriousness, travelers say the Hyatt Lodge at McDonald's Campus deserves to be on your radar. Located in Oak Brook, Illinois – about 20 miles west of Chicago – this Hyatt hotel is a suitable choice for the business traveler set, but an even better getaway for leisure travelers. Sure, you'll find 47,000 square feet of event space here, but the activities offered at this lodge-style property range from spa treatments to pool lounging to mountain biking (things you won't want to miss out on while you're working). But whatever your reason for staying here, you should find your experience to be enjoyable. Previous guests approve of the guest rooms, which boast Hyatt's Grand beds, marble bathrooms and balconies overlooking the woodland or garden. Travelers also gush over the Hyatt Lodge at McDonald's Campus' picturesque natural landscape and its Frank Lloyd Wright-esque design. Meanwhile, the lodge houses three restaurants, which range from upscale eats to casual cuisine. And by choosing to bed down here, members of the Hyatt Gold Passport program can accrue or redeem points.

    Oak Brook, IL
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 853 reviewsTripAdvisor (853)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    The Peninsula Chicago
    Chicago, IL
    5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 1810 reviewsTripAdvisor (1810)
    Free WiFi

    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
    Free WiFi
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    The Langham, Chicago
    Chicago, IL
    5-star HOTEL CLASS
    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
    Free WiFi
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    Park Hyatt Chicago
    Chicago, IL
    5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1944 reviewsTripAdvisor (1944)
    Free WiFi

    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
    Free WiFi
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    Virgin Hotels Chicago
    Chicago, IL
    4.5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1792 reviewsTripAdvisor (1792)
    Free WiFi

    Opened in January 2015, The Virgin Hotels Chicago, the first hotel introduced by Virgin Airline owner Richard Branson, puts a twist on the traditional guest room. Called "The Chambers," standard rooms include a separate "Dressing Room," complete with a closet, a makeup vanity and sliding doors for privacy, and the "Sleeping Lounge" with the bed. The patent-pending custom beds feature ergonomic headboards and optional footboards so you can work or watch TV without back pain. Recent visitors cited these innovative features, plus the fun, stylish decor and complimentary Wi-Fi access, as reasons for a return visit. When you're not exploring the Loop and River North districts, you can choose between working up a sweat in the 25th-floor fitness center, grabbing a meal at one of the two on-site restaurants. Night owls can dance and listen to live music at two on-site nightclubs, including the rooftop lounge, Cerise. The property also boasts a coffee bar that transitions into a wine bar in the evenings. While guests love the on-site offerings and modern amenities, they also praised the staff as friendly, prompt and knowledgeable of the Chicago area. 

    Chicago, IL
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1792 reviewsTripAdvisor (1792)
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    W Chicago - Lakeshore
    Chicago, IL
    4.5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 2041 reviewsTripAdvisor (2041)

    Overlooking Lake Michigan (as you might've guessed from its name), this W hotel offers guests a trendy Chicago home base just minutes from some of the city's top attractions. Popular hotel features include the Bliss Spa on the eighth floor, as well as CURRENT restaurant, which serves seasonal modern Italian cuisine. Meanwhile, the accommodations feature decor with bright pops of color here and there, as well as LCD flat-screen TVs, minifridges, high-speed Internet access and amenities for your pet, should you require them. Guests say they enjoy the W Chicago - Lakeshore's waterfront location, but some found difficulty with an at-times too-cool staff and were disappointed with charges for in-room Wi-Fi. And because this hotel is part of the Marriott hotel family, Marriott Bonvoy members can earn and use points here.

    Chicago, IL
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 2041 reviewsTripAdvisor (2041)
    4.5-star Hotel Class
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    InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile
    Chicago, IL
    4.5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 5459 reviewsTripAdvisor (5459)

    The InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile still has touches of its historic 1929 incarnation as the Medinah Athletic Club. The original hand-stenciled ceilings and tapestries continue to adorn the lobby, while rooms in the Historic Tower have Old World features like vintage patterns and gold accents. And though much of the original athletic club's facilities were reconfigured to make way for the hotel's amenities, the junior Olympic swimming pool (in all its vintage opulence) remains. Still, this Chicago hotel has kept up with the times: Guest rooms come equipped with high-speed internet access (for a fee), flat-screen TVs and minibars. In addition to this InterContinental's antique charm, recent visitors also laud the hotel's mid-Magnificent Mile locale and its exceptional staff. The only thing travelers lamented was the fee for in-room Wi-Fi and the pricey charge for on-site parking. The Eno wine bar, however, earns praise from discerning diners for its master sommelier selections, and travelers also appreciate the hearty plates served at Michael Jordan's Steakhouse. The icing on the cake: Members of the IHG Rewards Club loyalty program can earn points by staying here or cash in rewards to help cover the cost of their stay.

    Chicago, IL
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 5459 reviewsTripAdvisor (5459)
    4.5-star Hotel Class
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    dana hotel and spa
    Chicago, IL
    4-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 4977 reviewsTripAdvisor (4977)
    Free WiFi

    The dana hotel and spa in Chicago's Near North district makes a great home base for those who want to take advantage of the Windy City's long list of things to do while hanging their hat somewhere stylish. Travelers love this boutique hotel's swanky ambiance. The accommodations are fairly minimal in terms of decor, but each room comes equipped with a rainforest shower, Egyptian cotton linens and a Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin sound system. However, the main attraction here is the view. Guest rooms feature expansive wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling windows that allow guests to look out over the city. Guests recommend booking a corner room on a higher floor to have multiple Chicago views, but should you end up on a lower floor, you can always take in the sights from the hotel's stylish Vertigo Sky Lounge. On another note, you should know that the stylish dana hotel's day spa is extremely popular. So if you want a weekend massage and facial, consider making your appointment several months in advance.

    Chicago, IL
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 4977 reviewsTripAdvisor (4977)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Palmer House, A Hilton Hotel
    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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    Swissôtel Chicago
    Chicago, IL
    4.5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 5284 reviewsTripAdvisor (5284)

    Offering impressive views of Navy Pier, The Magnificent Mile and Millennium Park, the Swissôtel Chicago is most popular among recent guests for its unbeatable location. And because it's situated on a quiet stretch of Chicago's East Wacker Drive, guests say the hotel allows travelers to get close to the downtown bustle without the added city noise. The only common gripe is this Swissôtel's expensive parking fees, which some guests were able to avoid by parking in a public lot a few blocks away. Still, travelers who have stayed here are willing to put up with parking woes, saying that the property is top-notch and the staff is quite accommodating. Plus, members of Le Club AccorHotels, the brand's loyalty program, can pay for rooms with accrued points. Along with its convenient position amid the downtown cityscape, Swissôtel also boasts spacious rooms with marble bathrooms, LCD TVs, iPod docking stations and in, some rooms, Lake Michigan and Navy Pier vistas. Among its other amenities are a fitness center, an indoor pool and a spacious event center; the hotel also houses three restaurants – Geneva Restaurant, The Palm Restaurant and Amuse – all of which garner consistent praise from travelers.

    Chicago, IL
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 5284 reviewsTripAdvisor (5284)
    4.5-star Hotel Class
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    The Godfrey Hotel Chicago
    Chicago, IL
    4.5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2408 reviewsTripAdvisor (2408)
    Free WiFi

    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
    Free WiFi
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    Hotel Arista
    Naperville, IL
    4.5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 514 reviewsTripAdvisor (514)
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi

    Travelers prefer the quiet Hotel Arista for stays in the outer Chicago 'burbs, complimenting its reasonable rates and amenable staff. Situated in Naperville, Illinois, about 30 miles west of the Windy City, this locally owned boutique hotel prides itself on personalized service. After making your reservation, you'll be asked to fill out a "Personal Preference Menu" to ensure that everything from your pillow to the snacks in your "Nosh Box" are up to your standards. Hotel Arista also boasts spacious digs: Rooms include well-lit marble bathrooms (with deep-soaking tubs and mirrors with embedded TV screens), iHome radios, Wi-Fi access and Nintendo Wii and Wii Fit game consoles upon request. You can also refuel at the Che Figata, which offers authentic Italian fare. As far is service is concerned, recent visitors are split: Some said attention to detail from the staff was lacking compared to their last visit, while others said they experienced courteous and helpful hotel employees.

    Naperville, IL
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 514 reviewsTripAdvisor (514)
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    theWit, A DoubleTree By Hilton Hotel
    Chicago, IL
    4.5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2953 reviewsTripAdvisor (2953)

    As its name suggests, theWit aims to entertain. The decor – with its bright colors and stained-glass windows – evokes an amusing feel, while stand-up comedy can often be heard over the speakers in the hallways and lobby. It's no surprise why theWit tries so hard to get a rise out of you: Its perch on the end of the theater district (next door to the Chicago Theater in the Loop) means that this hotel has some steep competition. But unlike the surrounding performance spaces, this DoubleTree-affiliated property has much more than jokes. Should you be a bigger fan of movies than stand-up, consider hosting a viewing party in the on-site movie theater. Or guests recommend spending some time on the rooftop bar or in the hotel spa – both venues are bound to please. And the fun doesn't have to stop at bedtime: Guests love playful amenities like smartphone docking station, touchscreen telephones and flat-screen TVs. Because this Chicago hotel falls into the Hilton profile, members of the Hilton Honors rewards program can earn and redeem points here.

    Chicago, IL
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2953 reviewsTripAdvisor (2953)
    4.5-star Hotel Class
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    Eaglewood Resort & Spa
    Itasca, IL
    4-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 668 reviewsTripAdvisor (668)
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi

    If you want to have your cake and eat it too, the Eaglewood Resort & Spa might be a good choice for you. Since it's located in Itasca, about 26 miles northwest of downtown Chicago, the resort is close enough to the city to visit when you want, but far enough away to feel peaceful and serene. Guest rooms here are spacious and come equipped with pillow-top matresses, mahogany furnishings and flat-screen TVs while suites boast private balconies. For stellar views, travelers insist on booking a rooftop suite, which are separate from the resort's main building, adding an extra dose of privacy. If you decide not to head into the Windy City, you'll find plenty to do right here: Eaglewood features a fitness center, an indoor pool, an 18-hole golf course and even an on-site bowling alley. You'll also find a 10,000-square-foot, full-service spa, which earns praise from R&R-seekers for its laundry list of massages and skin treatments. And when mealtime rolls around, Burnham's satisfies a wide variety of cravings with its buffet, while Prairie River Fire Pit and Patio offers a more refined atmosphere. Visitors also rave about the hotel staff at this property. Though recent guests enjoyed the expansiveness of the property, they do concede that it's easy to get lost here.

    Itasca, IL
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 668 reviewsTripAdvisor (668)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    The Herrington Inn & Spa
    Geneva, IL
    4-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 442 reviewsTripAdvisor (442)
    Free Breakfast
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi

    The Herrington Inn & Spa is located in Geneva, Illinois, although the hotel's decor was inspired by the luxury lodgings of France and Italy. Housing a mere 61 guest rooms, this boutique property offers visitors a unique hotel experience with services like in-room bath drawings (offered by the hotel's spa) and a complimentary European-style continental breakfast. Each of The Herrington's rooms features furnishings reminiscent of a Victorian parlor, including stone mantels above the fireplaces, plush sofas and beds, and private balconies. But you'll find 21st century amenities, too, including whirlpool tubs, honor bars and complimentary high-speed Internet access. Recent guests highly recommend making the most out of a stay at The Herrington Inn by indulging in a treatment at The Spa, which visitors praise for its ample services and friendly staff. The in-house restaurant, Atwater's (named in honor of one of Geneva's first settlers), also receives compliments for its classy ambiance and regional fare. Although some travelers note that a stay at The Herrington will cost you a pretty penny, many say the experience is completely worth the price. You'll find this inn in northeastern Illinois, about 40 miles west of Chicago.

    Geneva, IL
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 442 reviewsTripAdvisor (442)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Free Breakfast
    Free Parking
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    The Westin Michigan Avenue Chicago
    Chicago, IL
    4.5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 2884 reviewsTripAdvisor (2884)

    Sitting right at the corner of Michigan and Delaware avenues, this Westin hotel is just steps from the Magnificent Mile's best boutiques. And if you've got kids in tow, you'll appreciate the hotel's proximity to Navy Pier (roughly 15 minutes away by bus). Guests note that The Westin Michigan Avenue Chicago's downtown location is its best feature, but convenience does have its drawbacks. Some previous visitors complain of small rooms that could use a facelift and a noisy atmosphere due to traffic on the street below. Do your best to reserve a spot on a higher floor; no matter which room you end up in, you'll find it features Westin's signature Heavenly bed and bath fixtures, as well as a flat-screen TV and wireless Internet access (for a fee). Plus, several travelers say that they're willing to forgive the cramped conditions as a result of this Westin's reasonably priced rates. When you're not out on the town, you can get your workout in at the hotel fitness center, or you can stop counting calories and enjoy a meal at The Grill on the Alley, which receives praise for its prime steak and fresh seafood. And because this hotel is part of the Marriott hotel family, Marriott Bonvoy members can earn and use points here.

    Chicago, IL
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 2884 reviewsTripAdvisor (2884)
    4.5-star Hotel Class
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    Soho House Chicago
    Chicago, IL
    4-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 123 reviewsTripAdvisor (123)
    Free WiFi

    Part hotel, part members club, the Soho House Chicago offers a unique experience for travelers. Decorated in a retro, hip style, the hotel and club offers a host of amenities that include a rooftop pool, an expansive 17,000-square-foot gym, a 30-seat cinema room, the Cowshed spa and a music room with monthly events. After working up an appetite, guests can choose from two members-only establishments or three open-to-the-public eateries that serve everything from pizza to free-range chicken. Guests compliment all the common spaces, saying they are beautifully decorated and always buzzing with activity. When it's time to bed down, guests can choose from rooms ranging from small, spanning 200 to 300 square feet, to large rooms, which measure 600 square feet. No matter which size you choose, accommodations come with king-sized beds, Egyptian cotton sheets and walk-in rainforest showers. Decorative touches like concrete ceilings, ornate rugs and wood flooring add to the chic aesthetic of the hotel and club. Guests and locals alike praise the Soho House Chicago for offering laid-back luxury, but for others, the constant activity wasn't relaxing enough. You'll find the Soho House located three blocks southeast of Morgan Station in the trendy West Loop neighborhood. 

    Chicago, IL
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 123 reviewsTripAdvisor (123)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Hotel Felix
    Chicago, IL
    4-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 3.5 based on 1759 reviewsTripAdvisor (1759)
    Free WiFi

    Located five blocks from The Magnificent Mile on Chicago's North Side, the Hotel Felix has an almost perfect location for travelers looking to hit the city's most popular attractions. And the hotel's sustainable practices (it was the first hotel in Chicago to receive a Silver LEED certification) are a hit with those who strive to live green. This boutique property's 225 rooms are outfitted with luxurious bedding and techie perks, like complimentary Wi-Fi access, iHome docking stations, and motion-activated lighting. But not everyone who stays here leaves feeling "felix" (the hotel takes its name from the Latin word for "happy"). Many travelers say that the rooms here are too small for the hotel to be considered a high-end property, while others cite inconsistent customer service as a reason to steer clear. If you do decide to stay at the Hotel Felix, you'll have access to the in-house Spa Boutique, not to mention Troquet restaurant, which does earn praise for its French cuisine and relaxed atmosphere.

    Chicago, IL
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 3.5 based on 1759 reviewsTripAdvisor (1759)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel Chicago
    Chicago, IL
    4.5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 5428 reviewsTripAdvisor (5428)
    Free WiFi

    With Lake Michigan as its backdrop, the Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel Chicago combines Chicago's iconic views and its chic, urban design. Previous guests are blown away by the look of this relatively young hotel, describing the building's design as interesting and innovative. Within walking distance of Millennium Park and The Magnificent Mile, this Radisson – which falls within the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group brand – serves as an excellent home base for city exploration without appearing too tourist-focused. Recent guests say the Radisson Blu Aqua maintains a boutique hotel feel without sacrificing the high customer service standards hallmark to the brand. The stylishly designed rooms feature flat-screen TVs, single-service coffee makers and free Wi-Fi – an amenity for which previous guests are thankful. And though this property puts you near a variety of neighborhood eateries, visitors recommend the on-site Filini restaurant and bar for Italian cuisine and a lively atmosphere. Guests can also enjoy a wealth of rooftop amenities, from the lap pool and hot tub to the fire pit and deck chairs from which to take in Chicago's skyline. When the chilly Chicago weather comes, guests can make use of the indoor two-lane lap pool. Additionally, Club Carlson rewards program members can use their points here for free nights and upgrades.

    Chicago, IL
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 5428 reviewsTripAdvisor (5428)
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Loews Chicago Hotel
    Chicago, IL
    4.5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2703 reviewsTripAdvisor (2703)
    Free WiFi

    If you're hoping to be within walking distance to some of the Windy City's top attractions, this newer Loews outpost should be at the top of your list, according to recent travelers. Opened in early 2015, the Loews Chicago Hotel has already wowed guests with its attentive service and enviable location just outside the Loop (less than a mile from Navy Pier), and its cool, contemporary decor. Past guests particularly loved the rooms, especially the comfy beds and spacious bathrooms. Accommodations are also equipped with Keurig coffee makers, flat-screen TVs, floor-to-ceiling windows and free Wi-Fi access. The other star of the show here: Streeterville Social, which bills itself as the city's largest outdoor rooftop terrace. When you're not admiring the skyline views or sipping on cocktails, sample some of the "refined street food" from the rooftop kitchen or challenge your fellow travelers to Jenga (the lounge boasts a custom giant set). For heartier fare, make reservations at Rural Society, the on-site Argentinean steakhouse helmed by "Iron Chef" Jose Garces. Other amenities that stood out to recent guests: the fitness center (and its 75-foot-long indoor lap pool), the spa and the Audi car service, which drops guests anywhere within a 3-mile radius of the hotel. Plus, if you're a member of the Loews YouFirst program, you can earn and redeem free perks by staying here.

    Chicago, IL
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2703 reviewsTripAdvisor (2703)
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi

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