Willows Hotel is a luxurious and relaxing hotel. The sophisticated lobby, with its roaring fireplace, reflects the hotel's 1920s French heritage, and so do the elegant rooms. The location matches the hotel's charm. The tree-lined, residential street is the perfect place to call home during your stay in the Windy City. Lincoln Park, the Chicago Historical Society, and dozens of restaurants are all within walking distance.
Located on the north end of the Magnificent Mile, and about a 20-minute taxi ride to the McCormick Place Convention Center, this is a large tourist-class hotel with 424 rooms and 28 suites. The hotel is well-known for housing visiting sports teams, but the staff frowns upon other guests' attempts to snap athletes' pictures. Guests are better advised to find their entertainment at the nearby Oak Street Beach, Hancock Observatory, The 900 North Michigan Shops and Water Tower Place.
211 North Oak Park Avenue Oak Park Chicago, IL 60302
This comfortable, recently renovated 65-room hotel makes the most of the local history. Nestled in the historic district of suburban Oak Park, the Ernest Hemingway Museum and Birthplace, and the Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio are within walking distance. The period furnishings look straight out of the 1920s and keep with the historical motif, but each room is equipped with modern amenities.
701 North Michigan Avenue Corner of Michigan & Huron Chicago, IL 60611
A multi-million dollar restoration has returned this elegant landmark to its former glory. Now, a stylish Art Deco tower standing above Michigan Avenue welcomes guests. Once decaying and unpopular with tourists, the hotel has become one of the best and most popular places to stay in the city. While other hotels offer comparable rooms at lower rates, the Allerton offers an historical perspective that the other Michigan Avenue hotels lack. The 443 rooms feature dark accents and decor that looks straight out of an actual bedroom instead of a factory close out sale. Many of the rooms have balconies that offer stunning city views. In downtown Chicago this fine hotel is close to just about everything and a mere ten minutes from the convention center.
For a hotel of this caliber, you may be surprised to find that a few nights here, in one of their 347 fine suites, could be within your budget. Experience the daytime bustle of the city, and then come home to an intimate retreat in a real Chicago neighborhood. A luxurious and sophisticated four-diamond hotel located on Chicago's "Magnificent Mile," it is close to a ton of what the city has to offer, including world class shopping, museums such as the Art Institute of Chicago and attractions like HARPO Studios, home to the Oprah show. The hotel also boasts an indoor swimming pool as well as the renowned 676 Restaurant.
The term boutique hotel may conjure up images of quaint, country inns, but Hotel Allegro is far from kitschy and rural. In fact, it is the epitome of urban luxury and style. The historic 1894 building is situated in the Theater District has Art Deco rooms that look straight out of a postmodern painting. The rooms are suited to business travelers, and feature such amenities as cherry wood desks and fax machines. The suites have whirlpool bathtubs. For a true night of something different opt for one of the theme suites.
This hotel is a good choice for thrifty museum lovers. The rates are reasonable, and John G. Shedd Aquarium and Oceanarium , Adler Planetarium and Field Museum (The) are all blocks away. On the downside, there isn't much else around, and the Loop isn't accessible by foot. Tourists at this hotel should familiarize themselves with the city's public transportation or use cabs to take full advantage of the city sites.
Like many of the condos in the area, this hotel was once a warehouse. As a result, the rooms are especially spacious, with large floor-to-ceiling windows that provide natural light. The hotel's large indoor pool, outside sun deck, free parking, and desirable location near the Ontario Street restaurants makes it a great choice for families. Business travelers will appreciate the personal work desk.
The exquisite chandeliers high above the Rococo interior peer down on you with pomp and grandeur in the elegant lobby. Built in 1927, this hotel reflects an era that once defined opulence in America with all the modern amenities, comfort and service that Hilton has to offer. The rooms are plush, too, but usually come with a price to match. However, weekend deals can be quite affordable. If you choose to stay elsewhere in the city, at least stop by the hotel's lobby to check out the architecture. There are four on site dining and lounge options to suit your every mood.
Guests at this 45-room hotel get the chance to partake in genuine Chicago neighborhood life, away from the Loop. Built in the 1920s, the small hotel once catered to vaudevillian performers and Mafia gangsters. Today, it is a charming European-style hotel with pleasant rooms, good service, and reasonable rates. Its neighbor, Ann Sather's Swedish restaurant, is known to offer complimentary cinnamon rolls, even via room service, for breakfast. The hotel's proximity to the Belmont El stop is certainly an advantage.