Since it’s the 3rd biggest city in the US, Chicago has tons of hotels. No matter where you want to stay in the city, you should be able to find decent accommodation. However, most of the popular attractions are located in the heart of the city, so keep that in mind when searching Chicago hotels. The good news is that most of the city and surrounding areas is perfectly manageable through public transportation.
Some of the best neighborhoods for tourists are River North, Gold Coast, the Loop, and Lake Shore East (New East Side). There is good accommodation in all of these neighborhoods. The Palmer House is a popular hotel among those who are looking for a historical experience. Since 1871, it has hosted every US president. It’s well-situated in the Loop, near Millennium Park and The Art Institute.
Another luxury hotel is the Ritz-Carlton, which is located just off the Magnificent Mile. Here, you’ll get some nice Navy Pier and city views. There is a wide range of suite and room options, some of which include more than one bedroom and a full kitchen.
A few more luxury Chicago hotels include:
• The Langham
• The Peninsula
• The Gwen
• The Godfrey Hotel
• Ambassador Chicago
• theWit Chicago (DoubleTree by Hilton)
The Langham and The Peninsula are two of the highest rated luxury hotels.
Affordable Chicago Hotels
What about economy hotels? If a luxury or historic hotel is out of your price range, there are always more affordable options.
Here are a few cheap Chicago hotels to consider:
• Ohio House Motel (North LaSalle Street)
• Hampton Inn Chicago (Downtown – Magnificent Mile)
• Comfort Inn Arlington Heights (O’Hare)
• Claridge House (N Dearborn Parkway)
• River Hotel (The Loop)
• Found Hotel Chicago (River North)
• HI Chicago (The Loop)
You’ll find hotels of all price ranges, from under $75 to over $299 in Chicago and its neighborhoods. In addition to hotels, there are a variety of nice vacation rentals and rooms by apartment and condo owners.
Some people want to stay at a property that provides great views of the lake. Some hotels on or near the Lakefront Area include:
• Hotel Lincoln
• Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel
• Loews Chicago Hotel
• W Chicago
• Sheraton Grand Chicago
If you want to stay near the Navy Pier, it’s located in the Streeterville neighborhood, which is filled with many hotels, restaurants and cafes, the Chicago Shakespeare Theater, and Museum of Contemporary Art.
Whatever type of vacation or business trip you have in mind, there are Chicago hotels that will suit your preferences.
You can search for more hotels and read reviews at Travelocity. Discounts on Chicago hotels are usually found there. There are also special offers on airline tickets, car rentals, cruises, and more. Use Travelocity as your starting point for travel planning.