When built in 1927, this was the world’s largest hotel with some 3000 rooms (and a hospital, and a theater…). Renovations brought that total down to 1544, but the gilt grandeur and crystal-dripping class have remained. The rooms are standard-issue Hilton types, with heavy drapes, cherrywood decor and comfy beds. A lake-view upgrade (about $30) makes a nice enhancement. Wi-fi costs $13 per day.
Anecdotes abound at the Hilton: in the 1940s it served as an army barracks; and at the height of the 1968 Democratic National Convention riots, police tossed protesters through the front plate-glass windows.
Overlooking Grant Park and Lake Michigan, this hotel is within 5 minutes’ walk of Millennium Park. It features on-site dining, an indoor pool and a 37-inch flat-screen TV with HBO in every room. An MP3 alarm clock and mini-refrigerator are included in every elegant room at Hilton Chicago. Room service is available, and free bathroom amenities are standard. A heated indoor pool and hot tub along with a seasonal sundeck are offered at Chicago Hilton. Guests can work out in the modern fitness centre at an extra cost, or make use of the on-site business centre. 720 South Bar & Grill serves local cuisine and craft beers for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Kitty O’Sheas Irish pub provides live entertainment. Herb N' Kitchen offers light fare, meals to go, and coffee. The Shedd Aquarium and Field Museum are 1 mile away. Soldier Field, home of the Bears, can be reached in 5 minutes’ drive.
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