Hotel Versey

Hotel in Lake View & Wrigleyville

High-spirited Hotel Versey plays off two themes: the Cubs (Wrigley Field is a mile away) and music history (touring indie bands often stayed here during its earlier, more humble incarnation). Quirky art on the subjects livens up otherwise standard rooms. It's in a dandy location: an easy amble to the lakefront's parks and beaches, and a 15-minute bus ride to downtown.

Amenities include free wi-fi and access to a nearby LA Fitness center. Bars, restaurants and shops throng the area.