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Le Méridien Essex Chicago - Chicago - Lobby
Le Méridien Essex Chicago
7.9 Good
Kimpton Gray Hotel - Chicago - Bar
Kimpton Gray Hotel
8.5 Very good
Pet friendly
Hyatt Centric The Loop Chicago
8.2 Very good
Free Wi-Fi
Pet friendly
Arlo Chicago
8.5 Very good
Free Wi-Fi

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Warwick Allerton Chicago - Chicago - Bedroom
Warwick Allerton Chicago
7.5 Good
Free Wi-Fi
Pet friendly
Hyatt Regency Chicago - Chicago - Bedroom
Hyatt Regency Chicago
8.5 Very good
Free Wi-Fi
River Hotel
8.4 Very good
Free Wi-Fi
Pet friendly
Freehand Chicago
7.4 Good
Free Wi-Fi
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Chicago South Loop Hotel - Chicago - Bedroom
Chicago South Loop Hotel
6.7 Okay
South Side$225+
Free Wi-Fi

The 10 best hotels in Chicago

Discover the top hotels in Chicago handpicked by local expert Jessi Roti.
Jessi Roti
December 6, 2023

From the ultimate vacation splurges to more affordable luxury, Chicago has hotels across the city that provide their own spins on comfort and Midwestern hospitality, in addition to offering unique, in-house experiences just blocks away from some of the city’s best sites and sounds. While most travelers tend to stick to the Magnificent Mile when they come to town, this list embraces stays tucked away in neighborhoods like Hyde Park, Wicker Park, Chinatown, and Fulton Market to push the bounds of what folks imagine their Chicago visit can include. Explore the city’s rich culture beyond deep dish pizza and crosstown baseball rivalries through the eyes of a local with this collection. You’re guaranteed to find reasons to visit every season.


Nobu Hotel Chicago


155 North Peoria Street



For being in the heart of one of the city’s most bustling neighborhoods – the trendy Fulton Market near West Loop – Nobu offers a kind of repose that nearly makes you forget you’re in a major city. Inspired by streamlined Japanese aesthetics and culinary precision at its in-house sushi restaurants, this is one of the most unique hotels in Chicago. The oasis-like feel is carried into every room, and its reservation-required rooftop showcasing stunning skyline views.
I highly recommend a dip in the indoor tranquility pool, or enjoy a steam as part of other wellness amenities. With its proximity to West Loop and River North, you’re a short walk from incredible clubs, bars, and restaurants.
I recommend dancing at Nights & Weekends or Tribe, taking in a concert at Bottom Lounge or City Winery, or playing vintage arcade games at Emporium Fulton Market.


Sophy Hyde Park


1411 East 53rd Street



Nestled in Downtown Hyde Park, the Sophy Hotel, one of the luxury hotels in Chicago, offers modern sophistication with a nod to the creative pulse inspiring the next generation of the neighborhood.
With common spaces, standard rooms, and deluxe suites that almost double as art galleries, a stay at the Sophy is a feast for the senses. Speaking of feasting, the hotel houses Mesler Kitchen – a restaurant and lounge turning out redefined, elevated takes on classic American dishes from brunch to late-night bites. Visiting during fall? Get cozy around the firepit on outdoor terrace, The Sanctuary, where cocktails and mocktails are plenty.
Once rested and fed, you’re just blocks from favored nightlife haunts like The Promontory, as well as the landmark Frederick C. Robie House designed by legendary architect Frank Lloyd Wright, Museum of Science & Industry, the SMART Museum of Art, and loads of shopping.


Jaslin Hotel


261 West Cermak Road



A trip to Chicago could be spent exploring Chinatown alone, and the Jaslin Hotel is perfectly located for your venture. Situated just off Archer Avenue, the hotel is close enough to the action but far enough to get a proper rest after inevitably shutting down the nearby karaoke bars – or, my personal favorite, standout craft cocktail lounge Nine Bar – close at 2 a.m.
Offering standard amenities including complimentary Wi-Fi, a work desk, and an iron and ironing board, the hotel encourages guests to become part of the neighborhood. Need a bit of guidance? The 24-hour reception staff is there, providing restaurant recommendations and regularly updating a running calendar of local events to partake in, something that makes Jaslin one of my top-rated hotels in Chicago.


The Robey, Chicago, a Member of Design Hotels


2018 West North Avenue



Finding its home in what Chicagoans think of when they hear “Flat Iron Building,” formerly known as the Northwest Tower, The Robey has become more than a hotel – it’s a beloved, local hangout spot for its art deco vibes, stellar brunch, and bars Clever Coyote and The Up Room.
With an exclusive 89 rooms, the boutique accommodations are split between 69 tower rooms–inclusive of its top-floor Panorama Suite which boasts a 180-degree view of the city skyline – and 20 Annex Lofts that offer guests more distinctive, warehouse-style sleeping quarters.
All guests are invited to enjoy complimentary bikes and several discounts from local businesses to aid them in their self-guided tours around Wicker Park, Bucktown, and beyond. Still a little jet-lagged? Book an in-room massage for when you return.


citizenM Chicago Downtown


80 East Wacker Place



Just off Michigan Avenue, the unassuming CitizenM is an art-pop lover’s dream stay. Fully Instagrammable, from its entry level to second-floor lobby check-in and communal areas, guests are greeted by eclectic, tongue-in-cheek, existentialist works that would’ve inspired even the likes of Andy Warhol.
The hotel aims to alleviate some of the overthinking travelers experience when visiting new cities – presenting one, identical style across its 280 rooms – perfect for two adults instead of numerous ones of varying appeal and higher price points. Outfitted with an extra-large bed to share, adjustable, colored mood lights, and blackout blinds, the hotel offers unexpected ways to customize your stay to your liking.
Start your day off with a buffet breakfast before crossing the Michigan Avenue bridge to retail heaven or take to the renovated Riverwalk for a different perspective.


Chicago Athletic Association


12 South Michigan Avenue



The Chicago Athletic Association is one of those hotels you don’t ever have to leave if you don’t want to. That said, it is directly across the street from Millennium Park and down the block from the renowned Art Institute, so you probably should.
In case rain or some other unexpected, inclement weather does derail your downtown wanderlust, the renovated, landmark space has everything including incredible bars with such as Cindy’s Rooftop and Cherry Circle Room (just two of five onsite), game rooms, trivia nights, and Chicago’s first Topgolf Swing Suite. The hotel also regularly hosts curated dance parties, pop-ups, and makers markets in partnership with some of the city’s most exciting creatives and tastemakers, making it one of the best hotels to stay in Chicago.
Choose from a standard room, suite, or “Holy Cow” suite (Harry Caray impression optional) and you will love your stay.


Kimpton Gray Hotel


122 West Monroe Street