Hotels in Illinois
Set in a renovated, ivy-covered Victorian townhouse, originally constructed in 1873, this bed-and-breakfast is located just four blocks from the Magnificent Mile.
Architect Lucien Lagrange created this 60-story skyscraper (formerly the Elysian) in the style of a 1920s Parisian grand hotel, complete with a brick porte-cochere for elegant arrivals and departures.
With a history dating back to 1928, the Whitehall Hotel is housed in a former luxury apartment building only half a block from the Magnificent Mile.
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.
Swiss efficiency in downtown Chicago with services geared for business travelers (there's a new 38,000-square-foot event center).
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.
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.