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The Peninsula Chicago ...

Chicago, IL
Best Hotels #1 in Best Chicago Hotels

The Peninsula Chicago ...

Chicago, IL
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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.
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The Langham, Chicago ...

Chicago, IL
Best Hotels #2 in Best Chicago Hotels

The Langham, Chicago ...

Chicago, IL
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The Langham, Chicago
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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.
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Four Seasons Hotel Chicago ...

Chicago, IL
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Four Seasons Hotel Chicago ...

Chicago, IL
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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.
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Waldorf Astoria Chicago ...

Chicago, IL
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Waldorf Astoria Chicago ...

Chicago, IL
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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.
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Park Hyatt Chicago ...

Chicago, IL
Best Hotels #5 in Best Chicago Hotels

Park Hyatt Chicago ...

Chicago, IL
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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, Hyatt Gold Passport members can earn or cash in points here for additional stay benefits like free room upgrades.
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Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago ...

Chicago, IL
Best Hotels #6 in Best Chicago Hotels

Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago ...

Chicago, IL
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Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago
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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 Sixteen, the hotel's signature Michelin-rated restaurant. Guests praise the restaurant for its French-inspired American cuisine (crafted by executive chef Thomas Lents) 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.
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The Ritz-Carlton, Chicago ...

Chicago, IL
Best Hotels #7 in Best Chicago Hotels

The Ritz-Carlton, Chicago ...

Chicago, IL
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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.
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Virgin Hotels Chicago ...

Chicago, IL
Best Hotels #8 in Best Chicago Hotels

Virgin Hotels Chicago ...

Chicago, IL
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Virgin Hotels Chicago
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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. 
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Thompson Chicago ...

Chicago, IL
Best Hotels #9 in Best Chicago Hotels

Thompson Chicago ...

Chicago, IL
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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. 
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Sofitel Chicago Magnificent Mile ...

Chicago, IL
Best Hotels #10 in Best Chicago Hotels

Sofitel Chicago Magnificent Mile ...

Chicago, IL
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There's a good chance that you can enjoy the Sofitel Chicago Magnificent Mile's upscale amenities for a more reasonable rate than the other nearby high-end hotels. What amenities? Try marble bathrooms with separate tubs and showers, Bose sound systems and picturesque views of downtown Chicago and the John Hancock Observatory available in the rooms and suites. Recent guests say the Sofitel Chicago's accommodations possess a cosmopolitan, French flair representative of the posh Sofitel brand. The distinctly Euro feel infused in the modern decor is certainly easy on the eyes, but visitors are even more impressed by the hotel's convenient location – it's the rhombus-shaped building just two blocks off The Magnificent Mile – and its friendly staff members. When staying here, you will have complimentary access to the property's on-site fitness center and, according to past guests, you'll need it should you choose to dine on-site. Travelers are fond of the contemporary French cuisine served for moderate rates at the Cafe des Architectes. What's more, members of the Le Club Accorhotels rewards program can cut costs even further by using points to pay for their stay.
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Chicago Athletic Association ...

Chicago, IL
Best Hotels #11 in Best Chicago Hotels

Chicago Athletic Association ...

Chicago, IL
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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).
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Kimpton Hotel Monaco Chicago ...

Chicago, IL
Best Hotels #12 in Best Chicago Hotels

Kimpton Hotel Monaco Chicago ...

Chicago, IL
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The Hotel Monaco Chicago lives up to many people's expectations of a Kimpton hotel, boasting bright, funky decor and an excellent location. Looking out over the Chicago River from its seat in the northeast corner of the Loop, this hotel stuns travelers with the Victorian-esque furnishings and bold patterns found throughout the hotel, including in the guest rooms. Accommodations also come with LCD televisions, honor bars and yoga mats, while kid- and pet-friendly amenities are available upon request. According to previous guests, fans of the Hotel Monaco style will enjoy a stay in the Chicago version, particularly because of the hotel's excellent customer service. Plus, you'll find all the Kimpton brand extras here, including the beloved nightly wine and cheese reception and the "Guppy Love" program. (For those unfamiliar with Kimpton ways, "Guppy Love" is when they send a goldfish to your room to keep you company.) And Kimpton Karma members will be able to get additional perks, like free Wi-Fi access, and can earn and redeem night credits here. But this property has a few unique characteristics worth noting. First, there are the in-room spa treatments. And let's not forget the flavorful Midwestern cuisine served at South Water Kitchen, which travelers enjoy.
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The Godfrey Hotel Chicago ...

Chicago, IL
Best Hotels #13 in Best Chicago Hotels

The Godfrey Hotel Chicago ...

Chicago, IL
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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. 
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The James Chicago ...

Chicago, IL
Best Hotels #14 in Best Chicago Hotels

The James Chicago ...

Chicago, IL
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The James Chicago is a bit of a hipster: The lobby has an ever-rotating art collection from eclectic local and international artists and the enclosed courtyard has been turned into a video projection exhibition space. But the primary vision of this hotel is the seamless marriage of form and function: Accommodations are trendy – with minimalist furnishings and slate-tile and marble bathrooms – along with modern amenities like flat-screen smart TVs and complimentary Wi-Fi. Although some travelers note that room rates here are steep, they say that the experience is worth the price. Guests praise the excellent customer service, as well as the laundry list of massages and skin treatments offered by the on-site Spa by ASHA. Recent guests also have positive things to say about the delicious entrees served at David Burke's Primehouse restaurant, along with the hotel's prime Chicago location on The Magnificent Mile. What's more, this hotel participates in the Stash Hotel Rewards program, meaning members can receive additional perks.
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LondonHouse Chicago, Curio Collection by Hilton ...

Chicago, IL
Best Hotels #15 in Best Chicago Hotels

LondonHouse Chicago, Curio Collection by Hilton ...

Chicago, IL
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LondonHouse Chicago stood out to recent guests for two reasons: its location and its rooftop bar. Sitting at the corner of North Michigan Avenue and Wacker Drive, the 1920s-era property sits just steps from the Magnificent Mile, offering views of downtown, the Chicago River and Lake Michigan from its popular rooftop venue. Though reviewers gushed about the rooftop's vantage point, they also admitted that the indoor and outdoor area can get congested, especially on weekends. If you want to enjoy the views without the crowds, consider booking a Vista Room, which is equipped with floor-to-ceiling windows that afford spectacular skyline views. Though all accommodations don't offer floor-to-ceiling windows, every room is equipped with a 55-inch TV, a minifridge and complimentary Wi-Fi access. Outside your digs, you'll find a 24-hour fitness center and the LH Spa. The hotel doesn't have an on-site restaurant, but it does offer a small food menu at the rooftop bar. It also serves a daily continental breakfast at LH on 21, the indoor bar located on the 21st floor. And since this hotel is part of Hilton's Curio Collection, members of the Hilton Honors rewards program can use or earn points by staying here.
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