The 7 Best Hotels In Chicago

The 7 Best Hotels In Chicago

Spending some time in the Windy City? Once you’ve finished gallivanting around Chicago’s most Instagrammable spots, chowed down some burgers and hit up a few bars, you’re going to need a decent night’s sleep.

Good thing then, that Chicago has no shortage of great hotels. But look, you don’t want just great – you want the best. And the best is what we have right here…

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1. The Peninsula

This 20-story luxury hotel has iconic views of Chicago’s skyline, in a super location – it’s just a five-minute walk to the Museum of Contemporary Art and Hancock Center observatory. The sky high swimming pool has floor-to-ceiling windows so you can look out at the city while you float.

The Peninsula Hotel in Chicago

2. The Robey

The Robey is an uber-cool hotel in an Art Deco masterpiece formerly known as the Northwest Tower, with 89 tower rooms and industrial-style attic suites. With 180-degree views of the city skyline, the rooms are full of sunshine. There’s also a sleek outdoor swimming pool with cabanas.

The Robey Hotel in Chicago

3. W Chicago Lakeshore

This swish hotel is the ideal choice for jetsetters, trendsetters, business travelers and pleasure-seekers – basically, everyone who loves a stylish place to stay. Just be sure to splurge on a “Spectacular” or “Marvelous” room to get that lake view for your Instagram feed.

W Chicago Lakeshore Hotel

4. ACME Hotel Company 

ACME is downtown Chicago’s lifestyle boutique hotel with a hip, high-tech vibe. Want to stay somewhere bang on trend? This is the place to book. Rooms are minimal with all the lush extras you want – luxury bedding, blazing fast WiFi and a spa inspired bathroom.

Rooms come with cocktail shakers and free coffee delivery the next morning.

Best hotels Chicago

5. Virgin Hotels Chicago 

Virgin Hotels Chicago is a fun, modern spot with rooms that have plenty of space for lounging around in. Bringing your pooch? It’s one of the best dog-friendly hotels there is, with comfy dog beds in the rooms, a “porcelain chamberpot”, treats and a red Virgin doggy bandana for extra style.

Virgin Hotels Chicago

6. Thompson

This boutique hotel has a stylish loft-like design with jewel-toned velvet furniture in rooms and huge windows to take in the downtown Chicago skyline and Lake Michigan waterscape. With a great Italian restaurant and plush cocktail lounge, you won’t want to leave.

Thompson Hotel

7. The Blackstone

Since 1910, The Blackstone has attracted celebrities, socialites, and politicians. Appropriately named “The Hotel of Presidents,” this historic Chicago hotel has hosted several heads of state, from Teddy Roosevelt to Jimmy Carter.

Want a room with views of Lake Michigan and Grant Park and spacious marble bath? The Blackstone is a beautiful historic hotel where grand architecture meets contemporary design.

The Blackstone Hotel

Sarah Clayton-Lea

Co-founder of Big 7 Travel, Sarah created the company through her passion for championing the world's best food and travel experiences. Before her career in digital media, where she previously held roles such as Editor of Food&Wine Ireland, Sarah worked in the hospitality industry in Dublin and New York.

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