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Chicago, IL: Hotel & Motel Planning Guide

Find hotels & motels in Chicago using the list below. Search for the cheapest discounted hotel and motel rates in or near Chicago, IL for your upcoming personal or group trip. Discover the most favored Chicago Illinois hotel rooms. Review the Chicago hotel list below to find the perfect lodging. We also have a map of the Chicago hotels. Need 5+ Rooms? Secure Chicago Group Hotel Discounts or Book a Chicago Meeting

The Chicago center point is around the area of Monadnock Building and the area of Fisher Building.

Whether you're going there for business or just because you want to get away, Chicago is one of the largest cities in the U.S., and it's famous for its striking skyline and its endless array of things to do. More from this guide...

Chicago Hotels, Motels & Accommodations

Chicago Athletic Association Hotel 12 South Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60603 Website
  • High-end Downtown property
  • 7 conference rooms in property
From$127
Very Good 4.5 /5Read Reviews Call
Comfort Suites Chicago : 320 North Michigan Ave. 320 North Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60601 Website
  • Mid-scale Downtown property
  • Check in time: 3:00 PM
From$74
Very Good 4.5 /5Reviews Call
W Chicago City Center 172 West Adams St., Chicago, IL 60603 Website
  • 4-star Downtown property
  • Fitness + Health Center
From$149
Very Good 4.0 /5Guest Reviews Call
Hard Rock Hotel Chicago 230 North Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60601 Website
  • 4-star Downtown hotel
  • Hotel has 23 meeting rooms
From$104
Very Good 4.0 /5Recent Reviews Call
Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Chicago Downtown 506 West Harrison, Chicago, IL 60607 Website
  • Three Star Downtown property
  • 5 floors in hotel
Hotel Chicago Autograph Collection by Marriott : 333 North Dearborn St. 333 North Dearborn St., Chicago, IL 60654 Website
  • High end Downtown hotel
  • Hotel has 16 floors
From$100
Very Good 4.0 /5Guest Reviews Call
Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza River North 350 West Mart Center Dr., Chicago, IL 60654 Website
  • 3 star Downtown hotel
  • Access to gym on-site
The Langham Chicago 330 North Wabash Ave., Chicago, IL 60611
  • Luxurious 5-star Downtown hotel
  • 8 meeting rooms in property
From$299
Excellent 5.0 /5Review Score Call
Hampton Majestic Chicago : 22 West Monroe 22 West Monroe, Chicago, IL 60603
  • 3-star Downtown hotel
  • Gym is available on property
From$169
Very Good 4.5 /5Guest Reviews Call
Hostelling International Chicago
+1-800-997-5148
24 East Congress Pkwy., Chicago, IL 60605
  • Low priced Downtown property
  • Check in time: 3:00 PM
From$38
Very Good 4.5 /5Review Score Call
Hyatt Centric The Loop Chicago 100 West Monroe, Chicago, IL 60603
  • High-end Downtown property
  • Hotel has 6 meeting rooms
From$89
Very Good 4.5 /5Reviews Call
JW Marriott Chicago - Chicago
+1-888-305-3366
151 West Adams, Chicago, IL 60603
  • High-end hotel
From$149
Very Good 4.5 /5Reviews Call
The Silversmith Hotel - Chicago 10 South Wabash Ave., Chicago, IL 60603
  • High-end Downtown property
  • 144 rooms in hotel
Hotel Burnham 1 West Washington St., Chicago, IL 60602
  • High end Downtown property
  • Hotel has 19 suites
From$106
Very Good 4.5 /5Reviews Call
Blackstone a Renaissance Hotel in Chicago 636 South Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60605
  • High-end Downtown property
  • 23 floors in property
La Quinta Inn & Suites Chicago Downtown 1 South Franklin, Chicago, IL 60606
  • Affordable Downtown property
  • 241 sleeping rooms in hotel
From$95
Very Good 4.5 /5Read Reviews Call
Thewit Hotel Chicago 201 North State St., Chicago, IL 60601
  • Four-star Downtown hotel
  • 9 meeting rooms in hotel
From$209
Very Good 4.5 /5Reviews Call
Virgin Hotels Chicago 203 North Wabash Ave., Chicago, IL 60601
  • Expensive property
From$75
Very Good 4.5 /5Review Score Call
Renaissance Chicago Hotel in Chicago
+1-888-305-3366
1 West Wacker Dr., Chicago, IL 60601
  • High-end Downtown property
  • 27 floors in property
From$209
Very Good 4.5 /5Reviews Call
Hotel Monaco in Chicago 225 North Wabash, Chicago, IL 60601
  • Four-star Downtown hotel
  • 13 floors in property
From$106
Very Good 4.5 /5Guest Reviews Call
Hampton by Hilton Chicago Nloop / Michigan Avenue 68 East Wacker Place, Chicago, IL 60601
  • Three Star Downtown property
  • 15 floors in property
From$89
Very Good 4.5 /5Read Reviews Call
Hilton Garden Inn Chicago / North Loop in Chicago 66 East Wacker Place, Chicago, IL 60601
  • 3-star Downtown property
  • Gym / Fitness Center Available
From$89
Very Good 4.5 /5Read Reviews Call
Wyndham Grand Chicago Riverfront - Chicago 71 East Wacker Dr., Chicago, IL 60601
  • Four-star Downtown property
  • 36 suites in hotel
The Westin Chicago River North 320 North Dearborn St., Chicago, IL 60654
  • 4 star Downtown property
  • 20 meeting rooms in hotel
From$119
Very Good 4.5 /5Review Score Call
Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel Chicago
+1-888-690-5247
221 North Columbus Dr., Chicago, IL 60601
  • 4 star Downtown hotel
  • Fitness + Health Center
From$229
Very Good 4.5 /5Latest Reviews Call
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If you're planning on visiting Chicago anytime soon, you might be wondering how to get the best deal on a hotel in the city. This guide points you toward luxury options, low-budget steals, and the hotels that offer the best overall values.

Choosing the Right Time to Visit Chicago

If you're flexible about the dates when you're going to be in Chicago, you have several factors to consider.

Is scoring a good deal on your hotel at the top of your priorities list? You'll want to visit the city during the winter, after the chaos of the Christmas season wears off. Rates are generally low in January, but they start to climb again as the weather warms up. November might also be a cheap time to go. Bear in mind that if you visit during the winter, you may have to deal with unfriendly weather conditions, so plan accordingly.

Spring and autumn are also good times to visit. These times are cheaper than summer, and they offer mild weather. However, you should have a list of indoor attractions to keep you busy in case rain starts to pour. It's always fun to take in the city's many museums.

Summer is the most popular time to visit Chicago. Understandably, hotel rates skyrocket during the sunny season. The advantage of going in summer is the warm weather, and you might also catch an event in the city. The Puerto Rican Parade and Festival, the Chicago Blues Festival, and the Chicago Pride Fest are all in June. In July, you might catch Taste of Chicago or the Square Roots Festival. August brings the Chicago Jazz Festival and the Chicago Air and Water Show.

Below is a chart of the current pricing seasonality of hotels and motels in Chicago, IL:

seasonality of hotel rates in Chicago

Averate Rates by Star Rating

Below are 3 charts displaying average nightly cost trends by star rating class in Chicago, IL. Analyze these illustrations to determine the cheapest months to book a room in Chicago for upcoming travels.

Chicago’s Luxury Hotels

4 Star Average Prices: $211.98

Want to feel like an A-list celebrity while you're in Chicago? When cost is a minor concern and you're looking for five-star treatment, check out the following Windy City hotels:

Trump International Hotel and Tower Chicago.

The Trump name is synonymous with over-the-top luxury, and this hotel is no exception. It is one of only 10 hotels in the world to have a Forbes five-star rating for both its hotel and its restaurant. Expect stunning views of the city and unrivaled service and amenities.

The Langham Chicago.

This landmark skyscraper, designed by Mies van der Rohe, invites guests to enjoy its gorgeous views and convenient location. It is close to the Loop, the Magnificent Mile, and Millennium Park. Inside the spacious rooms, you'll find handmade wood furnishings, large bathrooms, and other opulent touches.

The Waldorf Astoria Chicago.

This AAA five-diamond masterpiece of hospitality features an award-winning spa and health club, spacious rooms with large tubs that are perfect for soaking, and private bars. The rooms also have top-notch sound systems so you can plug in your iPod and immerse yourself in your signature sounds.

The Peninsula Chicago.

The Far Eastern vibe at The Peninsula will make you feel like you've been transported to a new realm of luxury. Stop by the spa to unwind before you head to the hotel's gourmet restaurant, and then retire to your room to soak in a beautiful view of the city.

4 Star Hotel Prices in Chicago

Chicago’s Most Budget-Friendly Options

3 Star Average Prices: $129.50

If you're going to be too busy exploring the city to care much about how well-appointed your hotel is, you'll probably want to book a room that is as cheap as possible.

Hostelling International Chicago.

This one is a hostel rather than a hotel, but you're still getting affordable hospitality in one of the world's most captivating cities. The hostel is clean, the staff members are friendly, and you can expect to meet fellow travelers who can share their experiences and advice with you. There are between 8 and 10 beds per room.

Travelodge Hotel Downtown Chicago.

This hotel offers a convenient location downtown, making it easy for you to explore the sights and sounds of the city. Basic amenities, such as in-room coffeemakers and free HBO and Showtime, will make your stay as comfortable as it is affordable.

Chicago's Essex Inn.

When you stay here, you might score a room with a lovely view of Grant Park and Lake Michigan. In your room, you'll find colorful decorations, an LCD TV, and a comfy work desk. Complimentary shuttle services make it a breeze to get to Chicago's top attractions, including The Magnificent Mile. There is also on-site coin-op laundry.

The Congress Plaza Hotel in Chicago.

The Congress Plaza Hotel and Convention Center's building is more than 120 years old — it's the perfect place to absorb Chicago's history while you stick to your budget! The rooms are spacious, and many of them offer a view of Lake Michigan. Upgrade to a Deluxe room if you decide you have a little wiggle room in your wallet.

3 Star Hotel Prices in Chicago

2 Star Average Prices: $120.26

2 Star Hotel Prices in Chicago

Which Chicago hotels have real discounts?

No matter what kind of lodging you're looking for in Chicago, you want your stay to be as easy on your wallet as possible, right? Use these tips:

Get a group together to travel with you. Most hotels offer fantastic group discounts. You could save nearly 25 percent at the classy Westin Chicago River North. The average group savings at the Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel Chicago is more than 28 percent! Depending on when your group goes, you might be able to score even deeper discounts.

Look for AAA hotels. Most hotels are happy to give AAA discounts, so be sure to take this into account when you're booking. Embassy Suites Chicago Downtown is a classy option that offers discounts to AAA members as well as to seniors and individuals who are in the military.

Use your age. If you're a member of AARP, you might be able to get a great deal on your hotel stay. The Warwick Allerton Hotel Chicago is one of many hotels in the city that offers better rates to seniors.
Ask for a military discount. As a thanks to the nation's service members, many hotels — including the Park Hyatt Chicago — offer special rates to those who serve in a branch of the military.

The discounts you receive will depend on the hotel's policies and the season when you book. Even if a hotel doesn't advertise online that they offer a particular discount, it doesn't hurt to ask, just in case there is a hidden way for you to save money.

Reasons to Choose Chicago

There is no shortage of reasons why you should choose Chicago as your next destination:

The architecture: The Willis Tower, formerly called Sears Tower, is the second tallest building in the U.S., and it is only one part of Chicago's unforgettable skyline.

Navy Pier: Visit during the summer to get some thrills on Chicago's waterfront.

Lincoln Park Zoo: This is one of the nation's oldest zoos — and admission is totally free!

The Magnificent Mile: If you're a shopaholic, you'll want to spend most of your time in Chicago combing through this strip of stores. There are both big department stores and eye-catching boutiques.

The food: Enjoy local fare as well as dishes from around the world.

Chicago's past visitors have said that the city is a “fascinating” and “lively” place. Head to the Windy City to see for yourself why so many people love it there.

Chicago’s Best Values

Do you want to strike a balance between luxury and affordability? The following hotels offer more than you would expect for the price.

Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza - Chicago.

One Hotel Planner expert who visited here remarked, “This hotel is in a great location that is attached to the Merchandise Mart… it provides a welcoming atmosphere. The food is delicious! … this hotel can accommodate up to 700 people for any social occasion and up to 1000 people for corporate events with additional breakout rooms as well.” The rooms include complimentary Wi-Fi.

Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Chicago Downtown.

Enjoy free Internet access, an up-to-date fitness center, and a stellar location that makes it easy to explore all that Chicago has to offer. The property's outdoor rooftop pool is the perfect way to unwind in the summer. If you're in the Windy City on business, you'll appreciate that the hotel is close to Bank of America and PepsiCo.

Hampton Inn Majestic Chicago.

Guest reviews give the Hampton Inn Majestic Chicago a 4.5 out of 5 rating. These high marks are thanks to the hotel's boutique styling, complimentary breakfast, and perfect location. It's in the Bank of America Theater, so it's the ideal place if you and your friends are heading to Chicago to see a live show.

The Silversmith Hotel.

This gem in Chicago's financial district features modern, glamorous styling and excellent amenities. Grab a cocktail at the restaurant. Rely on the friendly staff to try their best to accommodate your needs and wants.

Verified reviews of the city: Chicago, IL

Below are reviews of the city of Chicago, IL from an actual visitor's perspective.

"Stayed In"
Score 5.0 / 5

Never left the hotel! Study session for doctoral comp exams. Did get sick of Outback, but we could have ordered out (our decision).

Joseph K., from 28-Aug-2016
"Great Location "
Score 5.0 / 5

Hotel is located near highway with easy access to downtown Chicago.

Barbara H., from 07-Aug-2016
"Beautiful City "
Score 4.0 / 5

Chicago is a beautiful city with lots to see. It's a must see on my list.

Judy M., from 05-Aug-2016
"It's Always Amazing"
Score 5.0 / 5

Can't be specific. What's not to like about Chicago?

Robert R., from 30-May-2016
"Better Than New York"
Score 5.0 / 5

We enjoyed our time in Chicago. We liked it more than New York. The Navy Pier, Cubs game and the Wendella Boat tour were our groups' favorite attractions.

Jesus P., from 29-May-2016
"Great, Entertaining, Plenty to do"
Score 5.0 / 5

Take a Hop-On Hop-Off Bus. Experience a Sunset River Cruise. It's a must-see city!

Schnell F., from 10-May-2016
"My Favorite Things"
Score 5.0 / 5

Chicago things I liked:Michigan AvenueHancock Tower - 360 chicago and Tilt!Giordano'sPortillo'sAl's BeefCleanliness of City, not dirty like ma(NY) others of similar size. Chicago is my new favorite city.

Jason N., from 24-Mar-2016
"So Much Diversity"
Score 5.0 / 5

The opportunities for cultural experiences were great. One of the most exciting cities to visit.

Mike J S., from 22-Mar-2016
"Downtown Attractions"
Score 4.0 / 5

I had lots of international travelers, who were delighted with the opportunity of visiting Chicago for the first time. The Hard Rock Hotel Chicago is so convenient to so many downtown attractions and Chicago is definitely a walkable city (when the weather is as nice as its been this week.)

Rebecca P., from 09-Mar-2016
"You Can't Complain About Free"
Score 5.0 / 5

Working with students from in-state, a free visit to the Museum of Science and Industry is always an outstanding bargain. Additionally, the free admission to the Lincoln Park Zoo, which is for anyone, is one of the better values the city as to offer.

Tony N., from 07-Dec-2015
"Not To Be Missed"
Score 5.0 / 5

Chicago is one of my top 5 "must see" cities. The city is full of amazing people, history, culture, music and architecture. I travel there every year for a trade show and every time it's just as exciting as the last.

Kathleen C., from 20-Sep-2015
"Fun City to Visit"
Score 5.0 / 5

Chicago is such a fun city to visit, especially in the summer. All the people out and about and the great sites to see. I recommend going on a river and lake cruise. You will learn a lot and see some fabulous views.

Michele S., from 18-Aug-2015
"Convenient"
Score 4.0 / 5

Very walkable with multiple attractions for everyone from foodies to culture, history to live entertainment, and even shopping all within steps of each other!

Robin K., from 23-Jul-2015
"Chicago is a Great City to Visit"
Score 4.0 / 5

Be sure to check out Lake Shore Drive and take the Entertainment Blvd exit. Everything was great from Goose Island to Entertainment Park.

Kenneth P., from 22-Jul-2015
"Great Architecture and Activities"
Score 4.0 / 5

The architecture is incredible all over the city. There are also many great restaurant options. There's so much to see and do!

Aubree A., from 16-Jul-2015
"Good Time Spent"
Score 4.0 / 5

Michigan Avenue and the Riverboat cruises were both great. Navy Pier was beautiful with the fireworks show.

Pat H., from 02-Jul-2015
"A Diverse City"
Score 4.0 / 5

We really enjoyed visiting Pilsen and Chinatown for our cultural discovery project.

Brenna M., from 31-May-2015
"Great Cultural Experience"
Score 4.0 / 5

Visited the local museums and enjoyed a variety of other activities.

Amanda F., from 27-Apr-2015
"Eclectic Menu"
Score 4.0 / 5

Great food, especially from the Soho House restaurant.

Ashley O., from 21-Mar-2015
"Reunited and It Feels So Good"
Score 4.0 / 5

It has been about 15 years since I have been to Chicago and I really enjoyed our time there. The Willis (Sears) Tower Skydeck was nice, our dinner at Lou Malnati's pizza (so fresh and delicious!) was great, our boat tour on Wendella Boats (Lake and River tour) was superb, and even though traffic was heavy, it moved every day we were there so getting around wasn't awful. Just allow for 15-20 minutes and you're fine. Our Charter company, TriState Travel, provided professional and customer-oriented service with friendly drivers.

Jeremy L., from 19-Mar-2015
"Experience Chicago Like Never Before"
Score 4.0 / 5

Greatly enjoyed a performance of A Christmas Carol at the Goodman Theatre, always gets you in a holiday mood. Excellent food at Blackie's and the owners were great to work with. Dave and Buster's not only provided a great breakfast, but awesome experience for our group, allowing us to have the whole restaurant and gaming area to ourselves prior to the restaurant opening for the public. The Skydeck experience is something everyone should try during a visit to Chicago with's its views and the Ledge attraction. Water Tower Place is a great shopping experience, with many stores to visit and some pretty good dining options. I would also recommend Riccobene's on 26th street.

Tony N., from 24-Nov-2014
"Come with a Big Smile and an Empty Stomach"
Score 5.0 / 5

Chicago has the incredible luck of having hundreds of ethnic restaurants as well as American favorites. If you can't find something good to eat, you have no taste buds.

Ray K., from 03-Nov-2014
"Fun Indoor Activities"
Score 5.0 / 5

We enjoyed the Museum of Science and Industry and the Shedd Aquarium.

Valerie P., from 16-Oct-2014
"Chicago Has An Energy All On Its Own"
Score 5.0 / 5

Tanta restaurant for small plates and Pequod for Pizza was superb. Some of our group went to the Purple Pig and said it was well worth the 2 hour wait. Windella Architectural cruise was just excellent and the spicy bloody Mary's the bartender made were perfect. Farmhouse for Brunch was a great ending to a super weekend. Chicago has an energy all of its own, coupled with the genuine friendly nature of natives made this an enjoyable experience for all our guests.

Jody H., from 29-Sep-2014
"A Great Deal of Beauty to Chicago"
Score 5.0 / 5

The flower boxes along Michigan Avenue, State Street, and even in the Loop have added a great deal of beauty to Chicago. The friendliness of people on the CTA buses, "L", and taxi drivers were a nice surprise that we had not experienced in 1950-54 or during my own semi-annual trips to Chicago for the Chicago Dental Society Mid-Winter Dental Seminars. My wife and I stayed until Saturday, so thoroughly enjoyed the Chicago Symphony Orchestra performance in Millenium Park. Five days just was not enough time to see more than half of our "Wish List."

Otto S., from 22-Sep-2014
"For the Sports Enthusiast"
Score 5.0 / 5

Wrigley Field was amazing!

William P., from 21-Sep-2014
"Lively Place"
Score 5.0 / 5

We love to visit Chicago for the fabulous shopping and dining available.

Lori R., from 18-Aug-2014
"Fascinating"
Score 4.0 / 5

The architectural tour on the river, Millennium Park, many restaurants and baseball games were amazing.

Patricia Z., from 30-Jul-2014
"If you're looking for variety"
Score 4.0 / 5

The Allison Woods Park, the Navy Pier, boat tours, outlet shopping mall and museums were great to visit.

Clintina M., from 29-Jul-2014
"Taste of Chicago!"
Score 5.0 / 5

The TASTE of Chicago was great on the 13th of July! Chicago has the best HOTDOGS in the world!!!Art Festival was fun and the ART throughout Millennium Park is awesome!

Mid W., from 15-Jul-2014
"Go Cubs."
Score 4.0 / 5

Greatest city on the Great Lakes. Lots to do especially around the lakes. If your in the mood and the weather is nice you can rent a bike and ride north along the lake bike path to Wrigley Stadium to catch a Cubs Game.

Charlene B., from 13-Jul-2014
"Navy Pier"
Score 4.0 / 5

We have enjoyed Chicago before, just never long enough to get familiar with the transit systems, which are excellent, by the way. Navy Pier was a great place to spend an afternoon.

Loren G., from 25-Jun-2014
"Chicago, greatest city on the great lakes."
Score 5.0 / 5

The location was within walking distance of shopping, theaters and any type of restaurant imaginable.

Nancy A., from 23-Jun-2014
"Wonderful People"
Score 4.0 / 5

Everything! Nicest people in a city that I have encountered. We had a terrific time! Thank you Chicago. Manhattan you've been replaced!

Kimberly M., from 16-Jun-2014
"My Faves"
Score 4.0 / 5

Six Flags, Candace Dance Studio, Willis Sky Tower, Magnificent Mile, Field Museum, Soldier Field, Lakeshore Drive, the beach, Emilio's Tapas, Cafe BaBaReeba, Cloud Crest/Millennium Park, Apollo Theater to name a few.

Matt T., from 02-Jun-2014
"My defining features of Chicago"
Score 4.0 / 5

Pilsen, Chinatown, Ed Debevic's and of course the National Restaurant Show.

Laurie S., from 22-May-2014
"Top Attractions"
Score 5.0 / 5

Skydeck is a must: allows you to see Chicago from up high. The Museum of Science and Industry is the best attraction in Chicago. You need a whole day to see this, and still might not be able to see it all. Navy Pier is fun for kids. Catch the Planetarium, Shedd Aquarium and Field Museum while there. You will probably need a week in Chicago if wanting to see everything!

Melissa L., from 19-May-2014
"Great City for Families"
Score 5.0 / 5

Loved the experience. The hustle and bustle was great, and exciting for my little ones.

Raynette C., from 14-Apr-2014
"Great Energy"
Score 5.0 / 5

Great great city. The town is alive, vibrant and lots of fun!

Jeff G., from 07-Apr-2014
"Spacious"
Score 4.0 / 5

I always love the Art Museum. The sidewalks were amazingly clear for the amount of traffic going over them.

Lila W., from 24-Mar-2014
"Check out the museum"
Score 5.0 / 5

The Museum of Science and Industry

Andrea R., from 15-Nov-2013
"Plenty to do and see!"
Score 4.0 / 5

So much to do!

Jessica M., from 11-Nov-2013
"Very active"
Score 4.0 / 5

Very active, exciting downtown. Perfect for our conference.

Martha N., from 28-Oct-2013
"Great weather"
Score 4.0 / 5

Beautiful weekend of weather.

Steven M., from 27-Oct-2013
The average traveler rating of the city of Chicago, IL shown above is 4.5 out of 5 based on 44 reviews
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