Must see hotels in Chicago

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    Wheelhouse Hotel

    A 2018 newbie, the Wheelhouse features 21 rooms in a restored greystone building not far from Wrigley Field. The smallish rooms have an earthy, urban loft…

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    Sophy Hyde Park

    Hyde Park got its first boutique hotel in 2018, and it's a design winner. The 98 rooms have an artsy-hip look that feels truly fresh. Each is a good size,…

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    Fieldhouse Jones

    This hip hotel occupies a vintage, redbrick dairy warehouse. It's great value for the Gold Coast, drawing a wide range of travelers – global backpackers,…

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    Majestic Hotel

    Nestled into a row of residential housing, the Majestic is walking distance to Wrigley Field and Boystown and mere steps from the lakefront. From the…

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    Acme Hotel

    Urban bohemians love the Acme for its indie-cool style at (usually) affordable rates. The 130 rooms mix industrial fixtures with retro lamps, mid-century…

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    Publishing House Bed & Breakfast

    The building was indeed a publishing house more than a century ago, and it’s now transformed so it looks like the stylish home of your coolest city friend…

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    Ace Hotel

    Chicago’s branch of the super-hip Ace chain rises up across the street from Google’s shiny office. Hints of Frank Lloyd Wright, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe…

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    Found Hotel Chicago

    Breezy Found Hotel joins the elevated hostel/casual-hotel brigade. The 60 rooms come in several configurations, including four-bed dorms with sturdy (and…

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    Waldorf Astoria Chicago

    The Waldorf routinely tops the list for Chicago’s best uber-luxury hotel. It models itself on 1920s Parisian glamour and, we have to admit, it delivers it…

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    Viceroy Chicago

    The Gold Coast's newest luxury hotel, the Viceroy has 198 rooms and suites with art deco–inspired design elements with warm woods, gold accents and luxe…

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    Hampton Inn Chicago Downtown/N Loop

    This unique property with a central location makes you feel like a road-tripper of yore. Set in the 1928 art deco Chicago Motor Club Building, the lobby…

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    Virgin Hotel

    Billionaire Richard Branson transformed the 27-story, art deco Dearborn Bank Building into the first outpost of his cheeky new hotel chain. The airy,…

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    Hotel Julian

    Twelve stories in a 1912 office building now comprise one of the Loop's newest mod-luxe hotels. Large rooms are elegantly decorated with a slightly…

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    Longman & Eagle

    Check in at the tavern downstairs and then head to your wood-floored, vintage-stylish accommodations on the floor above. The six rooms aren't particularly…

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    Hotel Zachary

    Gleaming Hotel Zachary – named after Zachary Taylor Davis, the architect of Wrigley Field – opened in 2018 right across the street from the celebrated…

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    Urban Holiday Lofts

    An international crowd fills the gender-segregated dorms (with four to eight beds) and private rooms of these converted loft condos; some rooms have…

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    Holiday Jones

    Holiday Jones has an irreverent personality, with old steamer trunks turned stereo speakers comprising the front desk and cartoony posters lining the…

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    Hotel Lincoln

    The boutique Lincoln is all about kitschy fun, as the lobby's 'wall of bad art' and front desk patched together from flea-market dresser drawers attest…

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    HI-Chicago

    Chicago's most stalwart hostel is immaculate, conveniently placed in the Loop, and offers bonuses such as a staffed information desk, free volunteer-led…

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    Freehand Chicago

    At this super-hip hostel-hotel hybrid, travelers split evenly between the four-person, bunk-bed dorms and private rooms. All feature warm woods, bright…