Blackstone Hotel

Historic hotel in The Loop

This 1910 beaux-arts landmark is known as the ‘hotel of presidents’ (a dozen have slumbered here). The 23-story beauty now caters to an upmarket business crowd. Rooms are urban-stylish (downy bedding, monochrome bathrooms, abstract artworks); several have lake views (about $50 extra). The 5th-floor Art Hall features works by emerging local artists. Wi-fi costs $15 per day.

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