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Top Hotels for Your Chicagoland Vacation

The Chicagoland area is filled with activities. See a sunset over Lake Michigan. Go to a professional sporting event. Live in the lore of mobsters and corrupt politicians at historic bars throughout the city. These hotels will ensure that you have a comfortable place to return after a day packed with fun.

Spring Into Chicago From the Chicago Getaway Hostel

Let’s assume hostels are generally for budget-conscious younger travelers. And let’s assume that younger travelers like to go out. If all that’s true, there really isn’t a better option than the Chicago Getaway Hostel. It’s location in Lincoln Park makes it a perfect launching pad for those who want to experience everything the north side of Chicago has to offer. From Wrigley Field and infamous blues club Kingston Mines to North Avenue Beach and the historic architecture of the Gold Coast, all within walking distance, there’s literally something for everyone near the hostel. Private and shared rooms are available. Rates start at around $30 a night. Every room comes with complimentary Wi-Fi, lockers, luggage storage, and other amenities.

For Business or Pleasure, Stay at the Kimpton Hotel Monaco

Located just outside the Loop in downtown Chicago, the Kimpton Hotel Monaco is the perfect place for business and pleasure travelers. The four-star hotel offers complimentary tea and coffee in the morning and a wine hour in the evening. Suites, some overlooking the Chicago River, come with two-person whirlpool bathtubs and window seats. Pets are also allowed at no extra charge, and you can even ask for a goldfish. There’s a fitness center and a 24-hour business center. The hotel is also in walking distance of attractions such as Millennium Park, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Riverwalk, and myriad bars and restaurants.

Host an Event at the Millennium Knickerbocker

The first thing you’ll notice at the Millennium Knickerbocker hotel in Streeterville is the juxtaposition between the building and lobby’s classic architecture and the modern decor of the rooms. Rooms at the four-star hotel start at approximately $144, far cheaper than four-stars further south along the Magnificent Mile. The hotel is walking distance to Chicago’s shopping mecca, Michigan Avenue, sunsets along Lake Shore Drive, Ohio Street Beach, and Navy Pier. Also, with its grand event and business space, the hotel is a fantastic place to host an event or wedding.

Bring Your Laptop for a Stay at the Hyatt Rosemont

This hotel is excellent for people who are in the area for business or an event or travelers who need a place to stay the night before an early flight. The four-star hotel is near O’Hare International Airport, which is about 16 miles northwest of downtown Chicago. The Hyatt Rosemont features 206 rooms and five suites at reasonable prices. For business people looking to destress before or after a long meeting, the Cook County Forest Preserve offers biking and running paths. The hotel’s shuttle will pick up and drop off guests at the airport.

Book a Romantic Weekend at the Champagne Lodge and Luxury Suites

Halfway between downtown Chicago and the smaller suburb of Joliet sits the Champagne Lodge and Luxury Suites. Right off Interstate 55, the three-star hotel provides easy access to Chicago, Illinois’ capital (Springfield), and beyond. It’s an oasis for those who want a romantic night inside the hotel room. Guestroom bathrooms include whirlpool tubs, walk-in steam rooms and waterfall showers. Rooms also include stone-encased fireplaces, lavish bedding, headboards, and mirrors on the ceiling. Rooms start at $130 a night.

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