Hotels in Illinois
Opened in April 2006, The James marries a residential vibe to a hotel setting. To evoke an apartment style, all of the 297 contemporary rooms have a separate dining area with plasma screen TV’s; some include a separate living area with oversize couches, coffee tables, and Eames chairs.
This literary-themed inn has a library, cozy rooms, and historical connections to Ulysses S. Grant; a close friend of the general’s who lived in Galena constructed the building in 1855.
Business travelers arriving at Hotel Arista, a 45-minute drive east from Chicago, will be impressed by the hotel’s modern touches.
As the preferred stop for visiting heads of state, the Drake is the grande dame of Chicago hotels, with a prime location, storied history, white-glove service, and of course a distinguished guest list.
Perched high on a bluff, the rustic lodge has a range of accommodations, from hotel-style rooms to cabins in the woods. Unwind at the indoor pool and sauna after exploring the area’s canyons, trails, and waterfalls.
Located right on the Chicago River and just a short walk from Michigan Avenue, this 20-story hotel features an exterior of polished granite and glass that seems indistinguishable from the towers surrounding it.
Swiss efficiency in downtown Chicago with services geared for business travelers (there's a new 38,000-square-foot event center).
Formerly the Amalfi Hotel
The hotel makes lodging nostalgic; its U.S. 66 theme includes an on-site exhibit of vehicles and street signs. Ask for a remodeled room or suite.
From complimentary companion goldfish (yes, bowls are included) and GM-led Segway tours to in-room spa treatments, guests don't have sacrifice personal touches for convenience at this downtown Loop boutique hotel, which overlooks the Chicago River.
Built in 1929 to serve as the Medinah Athletic Club for the Shriners organization, this Magnificent Mile landmark has been renovated using the club’s 1930 yearbook as a guide and by employing state-of-the-art restoration techniques.