Illinois

Hotels in Illinois

Business travelers arriving at Hotel Arista, a 45-minute drive east from Chicago, will be impressed by the hotel’s modern touches.

Following a $50 million renovation by renowned architect David Rockwell, the Fairmont Chicago has established itself as one of the Loop’s most popular hotels.

Rising 67 stories above Michigan Avenue, the Park Hyatt Chicago is within a five-minute walk of major attractions like the John Hancock Center and the Museum of Contemporary Art. The hotel has an urban-chic vibe that begins in the lobby, where huge black columns make a striking first impression.

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.

Fusing boutique-hotel modern with the historic architecture of the Printers Row neighborhood, the Blake’s 19th-century Morton Salt building façade leads to an of-the-moment lobby.

Hipsters unite at this trendy hotel that promises to “blow your mind, not your wallet.” Rooms are modern with Serta mattresses and spa-inspired bathrooms.

Location, location, location. Set in the heart of the Loop, this stylish boutique hotel is the gateway to downtown Chicago. Rooms are spacious, bright and modern with plush bedding, 42-inch TVs and a spa-worthy bathroom. The highlight: The trendy rooftop lounge with excellent skyline views.

Located in the center of the Magnificent Mile, standard rooms are contemporary and bright, with 27-inch flat screen TVs, an in-room coffee maker and floor-to-ceiling windows to showcase the skyline.

This River North hotel is all about Zen ambience. The lobby, done up with earth tones, a sleek fireplace and white quartz walls, has minimalist appeal, and that vibe extends to the rooms, with eco-chic design elements and “sustainable” art made from recycled materials.

Daniel Burnham’s Reliance Building, dating back to 1895, is one of the country’s first skyscrapers.  This national historic landmark turned boutique hotel capitalizes on its status with classic features that exude Old World charm.

Hotelier Ian Schrager knows glamour, and The Public is a re-imagined Gold Coast hotspot—an au courant transformation of the historic see-and-be-seen  Ambassador East Hotel.

Stylish—and situated smack in the middle of Lincoln Park—Hotel Lincoln profits from its prime location. The lobby and rooms are charmingly retro, giving a nod to the building’s Prohibition-era past (Al Capone operated a speakeasy on site).

Inspired by Cubism, Chicago’s newest boutique hotel is sleek and chic with spacious rooms, luxury linens, 46-inch LED TVs and state-of-the-art bathrooms.

Calling all hipsters: For a trendy getaway that won’t level your wallet, check into the Acme. Classic rooms are fine, but you should try to spring for the King Suite.

This high-energy, artsy boutique hotel has it all: spacious, bright rooms with a view; state-of-the- art technology; plush bedding and a spa-inspired bathroom stocked with amenities. But the 27th floor indoor/outdoor lounge is the highlight.