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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 Check out the best Chicago meeting hotels

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

Hotel Julian Chicago - Chicago
168 North Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60601
  • High end Downtown property
  • 17 floors in property
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Cambria Hotel Chicago Loop Theatre District in Chicago
32 West Randolph St., Chicago, IL 60601 Website
  • 4 star Downtown property
  • Check-in time: 04:00PM
The Langham Chicago
330 North Wabash Ave., Chicago, IL 60611
  • Luxury Five Star Downtown property
  • 316 rooms in property
Excellent 5.0 /5Hotel Reviews CallBookMore Details
Hampton Majestic Chicago in Chicago
22 West Monroe, Chicago, IL 60603
  • 3 star Downtown hotel
  • Check in time: 04:00 pm
  • Most guests liked the proximity to sightseeing
  • No lobby
Hotel Blake in Chicago
500 South Dearborn, Chicago, IL 60605
  • Three Star Downtown property
  • Fitness + Health Center
  • Air conditioning was criticized by 65%
  • Housekeeping was ok, according to 50%
Hyatt Centric The Loop Chicago - Chicago
100 West Monroe St., Chicago, IL 60603
  • High-end Downtown hotel
  • 24 floors in hotel
Very Good 4.5 /5Reviews CallBookMore Details
JW Marriott Chicago
151 West Adams, Chicago, IL 60603
  • Four star Downtown hotel
  • Fitness + Health Center
  • Value below average
  • No breakfast
Very Good 4.5 /5Guest Reviews CallBookMore Details
The Kimpton Gray Hotel in Chicago
122 West Monroe St., Chicago, IL 60603
  • High-end Downtown property
  • Check-in time: 3:00 pm
Very Good 4.5 /5Review Score CallBookMore Details
Silversmith Hotel - Chicago
10 South Wabash Ave., Chicago, IL 60603
  • Four star Downtown hotel
  • Check in time: 3pm
Very Good 4.5 /5Latest Reviews CallBookMore Details
Chicago Athletic Association Hotel
12 South Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60603
  • Four star Downtown hotel
  • Check in: 3:00pm
Very Good 4.5 /5Hotel Reviews CallBookMore Details
Residence Inn Chicago Downtown / Loop
11 South Lasalle St., Chicago, IL 60603
  • Expensive hotel
  • Check-in: 16:00
Staypineapple An Iconic Hotel The Loop Chicago
1 West Washington St., Chicago, IL 60602
  • 4 star Downtown hotel
  • Access to gym on-site
Very Good 4.5 /5Recent Reviews CallBookMore Details
The Blackstone Hotel in Chicago
636 South Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60605
  • Four-star Downtown hotel
  • Hotel has 23 floors
Very Good 4.5 /5Recent Reviews CallBookMore Details
Hyatt Place Chicago / Downtown The Loop : 28 North Franklin St.
28 North Franklin St., Chicago, IL 60606
  • Mid-scale Downtown hotel
  • 14 suites in hotel
  • Clean
  • Great view
Hotel Essex : 800 South Michigan Ave.
800 South Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60605
  • 4 star Downtown property
  • 15 floors in hotel
Thewit Chicago a Doubletree by Hilton Hotel - Chicago
201 North State St., Chicago, IL 60601
  • High-end Downtown hotel
  • 27 floors in hotel
  • Most guests thought rooms were spacious
  • Most guests were happy with the price
Very Good 4.5 /5Read Reviews CallBookMore Details
Virgin Hotels Chicago : 203 North Wabash Ave.
203 North Wabash Ave., Chicago, IL 60601
  • Four star Downtown hotel
  • 26 floors in hotel
Hard Rock Hotel Chicago - Chicago
230 North Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60601
  • High end Downtown property
  • Shuttle to airport available
Very Good 4.5 /5Reviews CallBookMore Details
Renaissance Chicago Hotel : 1 West Wacker Dr.
1 West Wacker Dr., Chicago, IL 60601
  • Expensive Downtown hotel
  • 40 suites in property
  • Prefect pool temperature
  • WiFi system needs upgrading
Very Good 4.5 /5Latest Reviews CallBookMore Details
Hotel Monaco Chicago : 225 North Wabash
225 North Wabash, Chicago, IL 60601
  • High-end Downtown property
  • Check in: 3:00 pm
Hilton Garden Inn Chicago Downtown Riverwalk
66 East Wacker Place, Chicago, IL 60601
  • Mid-scale Downtown property
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
Very Good 4.5 /5Reviews CallBookMore Details
Hampton Inn North Loop
68 East Wacker Place, Chicago, IL 60601
  • 3 star Downtown hotel
  • Hotel has a green policy See more
Homewood Stes Chicago Dwtn South Lo - Chicago
59 East 11th St. Chicago Il, Chicago, IL 60605
  • 3 star property
  • 23 rooms in property
Hgi Chicago Dwtn South Loop
55 East 11th St., Chicago, IL 60605
  • Affordable property
  • 146 sleeping rooms in hotel
The Westin Chicago River North : 320 North Dearborn St.
320 North Dearborn St., Chicago, IL 60654
  • 4 star Downtown property
  • Hotel has 424 rooms
Very Good 4.5 /5Reviews CallBookMore Details
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Graph of Chicago, IL Hotel Prices for Next 20 Days

Rates shown are nightly rates before taxes and do not necessarily reflect all Chicago, IL discounts available. The chart reflects the cheapest Chicago hotel for each day and each star rating category.

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: $184.59

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: $137.23

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: $117.30

2 Star Hotel Prices in Chicago

Finding the Best Hotel Discounts in Chicago

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.

A visit to Chicago Recapped

In many ways, Chicago remains to be America's last great city. Though the pulse of America has long been eclipsed by New York and Los Angeles in terms of population, Chicago has everything, except overbuilt infrastructure and rocketing prices of its coastal rivals. It's impossible to pass a chance to discover the city, as it is home to the O'Hare International Airport, the national headquarters for major airlines, and Amtrak's Union Station, the hub of every cross-country route. Chicago was regarded as the crucible of innovation. It is on the shores of Lake Michigan that America first saw suburbia and skyscrapers, most of which are still standing. Almost everything is less expensive.eating out costs much less, and even high class downtown hotels are comparatively inexpensive. Visitors of Chicago are bowled over by its superb skyline, ranging from the Sears tower to Michigan Avenue's parklands and museums. Guests can visit the highly ambitious Millennium Park, or shop at Macy's, one of the oldest and grandest department stores in the region. To get a feel of the city, tourists can ride a cruise boat with the view of Chicago River's bridges during sunset, or head out on a sunny summer afternoon at Wrigley Field, and catch a game of baseball in action.

'What makes me love Chicago? That's a kind of difficult question to answer. Let me think. There is a million things I could list that really make me love Chicago!
The President of the United States, Barack Obama, said this when a young girl asked him during one of his presidential rallies in 2007. A long time has passed since then, and the man himself has grown to become one of the most loved American presidents of all time. What hasn't changed, however, is the fact that his answer echoes the sentiment of millions of other people who love Chicago “ their Sweet Home Chicago.

From Theodore Dressier's ˜Sister Carrie' to Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Chicago has umpteen cultural and social references embedded in its very existence. That apart, it is still one of the best planned cities in the world, one of the best run municipalities in the world, one of the busiest cities in North America, one of the coldest places to be on Christmas and one of the finest cities you would want to be in if you are a jazz or blues fan. 

From the Town Hall to Michigan Avenue, Chicago and music go like Huckleberry and Tom “ different but compatible. Hence, if you are making a much awaited trip to Chicago anytime soon, be sure to explore these hidden nuances of this city of love, labor and life. Rising above regular tourist stuff “ jumping from one sight to the next without really caring for either “ is definitely not going to make you any happier in Chicago. 

Living Cheap in Chicago 

For some travelers, finding cheap hotels is an indescribable joy that heightens the spirit of their tours. If you happen to be one among such thrifty tourists, you are going to love Chicago A LOT “ because there are over 200 Chicago hotels that can be called positively cheap but definitely not low-quality. 

Music fans can definitely lodge around the Michigan Avenue and enjoy the busy streets, hallowed Motel Music Studio and of course, the spectacular sight that is Lake Michigan. While opting for an economical hotel in Chicago, the only thing you must remember is that you won't be getting any mind-blowing facilities with it. If a no frills attached accommodation does it for you to get through the night, then these are the best options for you. 

Among the Chicago hotels that occupy much of the Michigan Avenue hospitality space, Congress Plaza is a popular name known for quality and comfort at cheap prices. Another popular pick is Comfort Suites Michigan Ave., located at a short distance from Lake Michigan. Bellwood Hotel “ though it may not appeal to connoisseurs of aesthetics “ can get the job done as well, without hurting your credit card too much. 

Stepping Up to The High-Life 

Chicago may not be the richest city in the world (or America, for that matter), but it certainly features a fair share of luxury hotel and resort establishments that regularly cater to wealthy tourists who can afford to let their purse strings loose every once in a while. 

Among all the luxury hotels in Chicago, Sofitel Chicago takes the top prize. Known for its exotic interior decor in the style of English aristocratic homes, Sofitel provides the utmost comfort to its patrons. 

Similarly, Hyatt Regency in Chicago is a no mean deal either. Located in the most prime part of the city, Hyatt Regency is known for its excessively luxurious global cuisine restaurants. Other notable mentions include Marriott Heritage, InterContinental, Hilton Hotel Chicago and Park Avenue Chicago. 

Spending Time Wisely in Chicago

In the year 2014, Chicago attracted over 50 million tourists “ a whopping number in its own regard. Being a city of high repute and cultural heritage, tourists must ensure that they spend their time in Chicago wisely, not trying to cram too many sights in too short a time span. 

Here are some of the most famous as well as not-so-famous things to see or visit in Chicago. 

Magnificent Mile provides the best opportunity for tourists and visitors to satiate their shopping cravings with more or less every brand of good market standing operating factory outlets along this mile-long stretch. Add to it a minimum of 500 restaurants and you are looking at a true wonderland that you would love to get lost in. 

Navy Pier is another understated attraction in Chicago that you must make it a point to visit. Chicago is also home to other mainstream tourist attractions Sears Tower and Museum Campus that will automatically take the top spot in your itinerary. 

Lincoln Park, Millennium Park and Grant Park are three of the most famous public parks in Chicago, worthy of your time. 

Hotels Near O'Hare Chicago Airport 

The O'Hare Airport in Chicago is among the busiest airports in North America, handling heavy traffic all year long. 

Since most tourists use it as a point of entry into Chicago, it is quite expected that a number of cheap hotels as well as luxury ones occupy the immediate vicinity of it. 

It would not be (it should not be, at any rate “ as long as it's not Christmas!) too difficult for you to find a good deal with a good hotel near the airport. 

Getting Around in Chicago 

Chicago is a very finely built city that can incorporate heavy transport quite easily. With an extensive network of lanes, streets and highways inside the city and a vast system of expressways outside of it, Chicago has ensured that it can sustain a good traffic reputation, as long as it is not disrupted by inclement weather.

When in Chicago, tourists are best advised to use private taxi cabs for getting around from one place to another. Many hotels in Chicago operate their own sightseeing shuttle service that can be extremely convenient if you don't wish to go around looking for trustworthy cab deals. 

For those in the know of the fabric of the city, local Amtrak network should be good enough to travel anywhere in the city, round the clock. 

FAQs about hotels in Chicago

What are the best rated hotels in Chicago?

The Langham Chicago, Hotel Julian Chicago and Hampton Majestic Chicago are the best rated hotels based on customer reviews in the last 365 days.

What are the most luxurious hotels in Chicago?

The Langham Chicago, Hotel Julian Chicago and Cambria Hotel Chicago Loop Theatre District are the top 3 luxury hotels near Chicago city center.

What hotels are closest to the city center of Chicago?

Hotel Julian Chicago, Cambria Hotel Chicago Loop Theatre District, and The Langham Chicago are the properties closest to Chicago city center.

How much does a cheap hotel in Chicago cost per night?

In the last year, a 2 star hotel in Chicago can be as cheap as $117.30 per night. (based on HotelPlanner prices)

How much does a 3 star hotel in Chicago cost per night?

In the last year, the average 3 star hotel in Chicago has been $137.23 per night. (based on HotelPlanner prices)

How much does a luxury hotel in Chicago cost?

In the last year, the average 4 star hotel in Chicago has been $184.59 per night. (based on HotelPlanner prices)

What are the best independent hotels in Chicago?

The Langham Chicago, Hotel Julian Chicago and Hampton Majestic Chicago are the best rated independent hotels (not part of a big brand).

What are the most popular Marriott hotels in Chicago?

JW Marriott Chicago, Residence Inn Chicago Downtown and The Westin Chicago River North are the best rated Marriott/Starwood branded hotels (based on customer reviews score).

What are the best IHG hotels in Chicago?

The Kimpton Gray Hotel, Hotel Monaco Chicago and Hotel Allegro a Kimpton Hotel are the best rated Intercontinental Hotel Group (IHG) branded hotels (based on user reviews score).

Verified reviews of the city: Chicago, IL

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

"Visit Chicago!"
Score 5.0 / 5

We went to Shedd Aquarium, Chicago Children's Museum and Lincoln Park Zoo! My grand daughter, daughter and I enjoyed it all!

Debra G., from 05-Mar-2020
"Beautiful at christmas"
Score 4.0 / 5

We Always like Michigan Ave at Christmas time.

Michael J., from 14-Dec-2019
Score 5.0 / 5

Great dining. Lots to see and do. All of the city is easily accessible.

Katrina M., from 09-Dec-2019
"Great hospitality"
Score 5.0 / 5


Levia L., from 03-Dec-2019
"So Nice"
Score 5.0 / 5

Great weekend before Christmas. Lots to do. We ate in Greek town, went to the Museum of Science and Industry, ate at Giordano's, shopped, etc. The city was all decorated. So nice!

Lori W., from 17-Nov-2019
Score 5.0 / 5

The food and transportation are my favorite things about Chicago!!

Caitlin P., from 13-Nov-2019
Score 4.0 / 5

Dunkin' Donuts was just around the corner!

Douglas N., from 05-Nov-2019
Score 4.0 / 5

Love all the restaurants bars and shopping

Michelle S., from 27-Oct-2019
Score 5.0 / 5

Chicago is the best city in the world and that's why I live here!

Elizabeth B., from 24-Oct-2019
"I will definitely come back soon :)"
Score 4.0 / 5

Beautiful city and so much history.

Cynthia O., from 22-Oct-2019
"Great people"
Score 4.0 / 5

Great people. We don't generally like the "big city life", however the folks were friendly everywhere we went.

Carlos Z., from 21-Oct-2019
Score 5.0 / 5

Everything was close by. A lot to do before and after the race. The race support was unparalleled. The race was first class all the way.

Donald H., from 17-Oct-2019
Score 4.0 / 5

The buildings were pretty spectacularly tall and well designed.

James S., from 17-Oct-2019
"Great Trip"
Score 5.0 / 5

It's a very picturesque city, beautiful architecture & I did the marathon and it was very well organized.

Geneva P., from 16-Oct-2019
"Nice Visit"
Score 5.0 / 5

Wonderful city.

Amanda S., from 30-Sep-2019
"Clean and great"
Score 5.0 / 5

Clean and comfortable

Arthur G., from 29-Sep-2019
"Loved it"
Score 5.0 / 5

We are very impressed with this city. It was our first time here and we hope not the last. The architecture is breathtaking. We loved how clean and well organized the city is. We enjoyed the restaurants and we saw Hamilton- we could have never afforded that in New York.

Eddy D., from 27-Sep-2019
"Loves the City"
Score 4.0 / 5

The excitement of the city always makes a trip to Chicago worth going.

Carey C., from 18-Sep-2019
"Chicago is beautiful!"
Score 5.0 / 5

Chicago is beautiful! Best restaurants and scenery there is!

Ellen D., from 02-Sep-2019
"Beautiful city"
Score 4.0 / 5

Safety of the city. Greenery - lots of parks and planter boxes making for a beautiful city. The art institute is world class.

Brandee A., from 26-Aug-2019
"Most Beautiful City "
Score 4.0 / 5

It's the most beautiful city in this country.

Wm F., from 20-Aug-2019
"Staff was extremely welcoming and helpful"
Score 5.0 / 5

The hotel is in a great location

Lesley G., from 20-Aug-2019
"Wonderful Chicago! "
Score 5.0 / 5

I found the people of Chicago delightful! Most were willing to help me find my way. I enjoyed walking in the parks, the Art Institute and the Harold Washington Library was amazing!

Cynthia W., from 09-Aug-2019
"Beautiful city."
Score 4.0 / 5

It's an amazing city with many great restaurants and beautiful downtown.

Maged A., from 07-Aug-2019
"Very very nice and relaxing!"
Score 5.0 / 5

The lake. People are nice. Food was good

Maria S., from 04-Aug-2019
"Great city of Chicago! "
Score 5.0 / 5

Downtown Chicago is a lot of fun. Lots of people & great restaurants.

Kevin K., from 03-Aug-2019
"Great city of Chicago! "
Score 5.0 / 5

We love Chicago and have been there many times. Took the architecture boat tour again. Fabulous.

Mary S., from 31-Jul-2019
"Chicago review"
Score 4.0 / 5

I love visiting Chicago! I visited the Navy Pier, had some amazing food, took the architecture boat tour, and visited the Oriental Institute at the University of Chicago.

Lydia D., from 30-Jul-2019
"Great Hotel!"
Score 4.0 / 5

The hotel was great!I loved the way people walk everywhere in the city. It's always busy and it feels energetic. There is such diversity and everyone seems to get along well. Being a theater person myself, I love the variety of productions available to see there. Next time I won't be in such a hurry, and will certainly take in a show or two. PS The food is marvelous!

Bobbi V., from 30-Jul-2019
"Excellent Stay"
Score 4.0 / 5

Chicago is beautiful city with history, interesting attraction, and amazingly clean. It exceeded and surpassed my highest expectation. Everything was excellent.

Frederick B., from 26-Jul-2019
"Great Fried Chicken "
Score 5.0 / 5

Harolds chicken! One of the best fried chicken I've ever had.

Michel V., from 24-Jul-2019
"Chicago is Great! "
Score 4.0 / 5

Chicago is the best place with restaurants, site seeing, boat ride, and the amazing historical history of Chicago. My family had a awesome weekend in Chicago.

Osa N., from 23-Jul-2019
"Great Stay!"
Score 5.0 / 5

Chicago was fun, the hotel is far enough outside of the city that you don't have to be "Chicago pricing" but close enough that you can get to everything fairly easy.

Tori L., from 22-Jul-2019
"Chicago is a Great City!"
Score 4.0 / 5

Chicago is absolutely beautiful. So much to see and explore. The “Bean” in Millennium Park was pretty snazzy. The Navy Pier was wonderful. Seadog ride cancelled due to weather so that was a bummer.

Nicole M., from 20-Jul-2019
"Fun Downtown Area "
Score 4.0 / 5

Downtown shopping and eating locations.

Lavonne S., from 15-Jul-2019
Score 5.0 / 5

The guests were here during Chicago Summer which is always going to be a wonderful experience. They attended the Taste and went on a chartered boat on Lake Michigan, so needless to say they were all very happy being here.

Suzy F., from 15-Jul-2019
"Great Area for Activities "
Score 4.0 / 5

Restaurants & attractions.

Kevin K., from 14-Jul-2019
"Great Food"
Score 5.0 / 5

The food was great!

Brenda R., from 12-Jul-2019
"Tons to do "
Score 5.0 / 5

I like the Art Institute museum, the Chicago Cubs, White Sox, Bears, Blackhawks, and Bulls professional sport teams, and the shopping near Lake Shore Drive.

Cynthia R., from 05-Jan-2019
"Convenient "
Score 4.0 / 5

Public transportation is so easy with the Ventra card

Joy B., from 23-Nov-2018
"Tons to do"
Score 4.0 / 5

Field Museum, Shedd Aquarium, Willis Tower, Museum of Science & Industry, Art Institute, Lou Manaltis, 11 Diner, Giordonos

Christopher M., from 07-Nov-2018
"Millennium Park and the entire lakefront/museum campus is awesome"
Score 5.0 / 5

Especially on beautiful weather weekend. There is a lot to see and do downtown. We had dinner at the Safe House Chicago and Acebounce and had fun at both restaurants.

Christine D., from 30-Oct-2018
"We love the Cubs! "
Score 5.0 / 5

We love going to Chicago to see the architecture, the people, the food, the sights and the sounds!

Carrie G., from 03-Oct-2018
"The cultural arts, museums, food, plays and music!"
Score 5.0 / 5

There is so much to do here and so many interesting tours! The highlights for us were the Art Institute, the Chicago Architectural Foundation boat cruise and Driehaus Museum.

Catherine R., from 15-Sep-2018
"Chicago is my home city"
Score 4.0 / 5

It is a city of amazing food (although, I'm a heathen and prefer thin crust to deep dish), beautiful architecture, and my personal favorite, world-class museums. In particular, the Art Institute of Chicago is a great visit, as is the Museum of Science and Industry or the Field Museum. However, my personal hands-down favorite is the International Museum of Surgical Science. It's not for the faint of heart, but if you are at all interested in medicine, anatomy, history, biology, or any intersection thereof, you will hardly find a more unique experience. It is one example among many you can find of why Chicago is great.

Dean N., from 10-Sep-2018
"City Review"
Score 4.0 / 5

We enjoyed The Air Show and Navy Pier we're we purchased lots of Garrett Popcorn

Teneta H., from 21-Aug-2018
"Great Hotel!"
Score 4.0 / 5

All the things to do, the museums, Navy Pier is an event in itself, all the mallls and tons of restaurants

Michelle H., from 24-Jul-2018
"Great Stay!"
Score 4.0 / 5

Chicago was very different to other cities with it different levels. An interesting mix of old and new buildings. The history of Chicago is also very interesting.

Neale R., from 04-Jul-2018
"Great Hotel!"
Score 4.0 / 5

Beautiful City of Chicago with great restaurants, theatres and great shopping area.

Bonnie J., from 13-Jun-2018
"Great Stay!"
Score 4.0 / 5

We shopped in Wicker Park. What an interesting area with great places to shop and dine.

Zel F., from 12-Jun-2018
"Great Stay!"
Score 5.0 / 5

There are so many things to see and do. My kids loved the Museum of Science and Industry, Shedd Aquarium, and Medieval Times.

Leslie R., from 22-May-2018
"Great Hotel!"
Score 4.0 / 5

Going to see Blue Man Group was a highlight of our trip. Seeing the larger side of our state is always eye opening to students.

Justin L., from 06-May-2018
"Great Hotel!"
Score 4.0 / 5

Chicago is a great city!!

Thaddeus C., from 19-Mar-2018
"Great Stay!"
Score 5.0 / 5

Food and shopping was awesome as well as the hotel accommodations.

Lakeisha S., from 27-Feb-2018
"Great Stay!"
Score 5.0 / 5

Great food, shopping and bars.

Jon C., from 14-Jan-2018
"Great Stay!"
Score 4.0 / 5

Well my daughter lives there for one. The restaurants are very good and there is always something to do.

Jane O., from 02-Jan-2018
"Nice Stay!"
Score 5.0 / 5

The atmosphere and the hotel hospitality and rooms were great.

William King., from 01-Jan-2018
"Great Stay!"
Score 4.0 / 5

No additional comments received, other that shopping the Magnificent Mile is always a treat for a ladies group.

Gordon G., from 21-Nov-2017
"Great Stay!"
Score 4.0 / 5

We were there for a wedding. Did go to the Lincoln park zoo and the aquarium which were great.

Mary C., from 10-Oct-2017
"Great location and rate!"
Score 4.0 / 5

Navy Pier is packed with activities and gorgeous waterfront scenery, and Millennial Park is a fabulous space for walking, picnicking, jogging, photography, people-watching, and so on.

Lisa C., from 29-Sep-2017
"Great Hotel!"
Score 4.0 / 5

Perfect location for the training attendees.

Crystal F., from 28-Sep-2017
"Great Stay!"
Score 4.0 / 5

We have been to Chicago many times in the past, to be a part of the Labor Day weekend of the Chicago Jazz Fest in The Park. It's the best in the Mid-West.

Carolyn C., from 07-Sep-2017
"Great Hotel!"
Score 4.0 / 5

We live in the Chicago suburbs. It was great to have the view of the lake and the river walk just outside our hotel. We hosted a wedding at Galleria Marchetti and it was wonderful. We took pictures in the gardens at the Art Institute. Some of our guests went to see Hamilton on Sunday afternoon. The Air and Water show was taking place on Saturday and that was great entertainment. Chicago is an awesome city.

Sherri S., from 22-Aug-2017
"Great Stay!"
Score 4.0 / 5

Architectural tour, Cubs game were great.

Stephanie H., from 21-Aug-2017
"Great hotel and locations!"
Score 4.0 / 5

I like having the ability to walk to a large variety of shopping and restaurants.

Jackie T., from 11-Jul-2017
"Nice hotel!"
Score 5.0 / 5

The food and sights were incredible as well as the property.

Barb L., from 05-Jul-2017
"Great hotel and location!"
Score 5.0 / 5

Everything covered by city pass; as well as potbelly's, Wildberry, Gino's east, lake...

Maria M., from 04-Jul-2017
"Great hotel!"
Score 4.0 / 5

Always enjoy Chicago!

Matt B., from 06-Jun-2017
"Great Architecture"
Score 5.0 / 5

The architecture is note worthy.

Corinne N., from 17-May-2017
"Great City "
Score 5.0 / 5

Chicago is a great city. We frequently visit it.

Rebecca N., from 17-May-2017
"Lots to Do!"
Score 5.0 / 5

Its a lot of action and lot to see

Melvin K., from 10-May-2017
"Fun City!"
Score 4.0 / 5

Exciting environment; great walking city, hot spots to eat, drink and mingle...years since I last visited; will definitely be back. Great people-watching town (downtown) :)

Cindy M., from 03-May-2017
"Fun City!"
Score 5.0 / 5

Chicago was a fun city with a lot to do. We were easily busy for two days straight and could have spent significantly more time there.

Morgan R., from 01-May-2017
"Great Museum"
Score 5.0 / 5

Museum of science and industry was amazing.

Jessica D., from 30-Apr-2017
"Great City!"
Score 5.0 / 5

Very clean and friendly city.

Kevin L., from 27-Apr-2017
"Beautiful City!"
Score 4.0 / 5

The city of Chicago was not only beautiful but it was clean! It offered lots of options for activities and it left me wanting more!

Joanna P., from 12-Apr-2017
"Had A Great Visit"
Score 5.0 / 5

The weather was beautiful during our stay and the city was very vibrant.

Jim R., from 22-Feb-2017
"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
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
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
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 121 reviews
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