A selection of the best and unique hotels in Chicago, USA. A selection by Laura Becker
Sono Chicago, situated in Chicago’s Old Town neighborhood, is about 1.2 km from Lincoln Park Zoo. Parking is free with a permit provided by The Sono Chicago, and each room is outfitted with a flat-screen TV, premium cable channels, and an en suite bathroom with a large shower. A complimentary continental breakfast is served daily. The Magnificent Mile is within 2 km of the property, and O’Hare and Midway International Airports are both within a 30-minute drive.
Rooms: 8 Stars: 3
Ray’s Bucktown Bed and Breakfast offers a unique experience in the heart of Chicago. Located near shops and restaurants in the Bucktown neighbourhood, this B&B features a sauna, free WiFi, and in-room breakfast service. Each room has hardwood floors, a flat-screen TV, and complimentary toiletries and a hairdryer. You can also find a summer herbs garden, several communal areas, free parking, laundry facilities, and pet-friendly rooms (with an additional fee). Plus, the Congress Theatre, DePaul University, Wrigley Field, and Lincoln Park Zoo are all within a short distance. Chicago O’Hare International Airport is a 19 km drive away.
Rooms: 11 Stars: 3
Experience a one-of-a-kind stay at Bridgeport Bed and Breakfast, one of the best unique hotels in Chicago. This B&B is situated just 6 miles south of the Windy City’s center, 3 minutes’ drive from U.S. Cellular Field, home of the White Sox. Each suite is equipped with a flat-screen cable TV, free internet access, fingerprint security locks, and a full-size fridge. The on-site Polo Café serves American cuisine for brunch, lunch, and dinner. Guests will receive a complimentary breakfast voucher during their stay. Free parking, shuttle service to McCormick Place and nearby train stations, and banquet space are all available for your convenience. McCormick Place is 4 miles away, and the Illinois Institute of Technology can be reached in 6 minutes by car.
Rooms: 4 Stars: 3
Chicago’s Guesthouse Hotel is the perfect choice for a unique stay. Located close to Montrose Beach and Lake Michigan, the hotel features boutique shopping, a 24-hour front desk, and a mini-market. Suites come complete with gourmet kitchens, flat-screen TVs, high ceilings, and a private balcony with barbecue facilities. Guests also enjoy free WiFi access and a fitness centre on-site. You’ll be near Wrigley Field, DePaul University, and Lincoln Park Zoo. Chicago O’Hare International Airport is 20 km away. With its many amenities and convenient location, The Guesthouse Hotel is the perfect place for a memorable stay.
Rooms: 25 Stars: 4
Best areas to find hotels in Chicago, USA
The best areas to search for a hotel in Chicago, USA are the Loop, Magnificent Mile, River North, Streeterville, the Gold Coast, and Lincoln Park.
The Loop is the heart of Chicago and home to world-class shopping, dining, and entertainment. It is also home to a variety of hotels, including the Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel, the LondonHouse Chicago, and the Hampton Inn & Suites Chicago Downtown.
The Magnificent Mile is a stretch of Michigan Avenue that runs from the Chicago River to Oak Street. It is home to some of the city’s most iconic landmarks, including the John Hancock Center, the Wrigley Building, and the Tribune Tower. Hotels in this area include the InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile, the Marriott Chicago Magnificent Mile, and the Sheraton Grand Chicago.
River North is a vibrant neighborhood that is home to some of Chicago’s best restaurants, bars, and galleries. Hotels in the area include the Embassy Suites by Hilton Chicago Downtown, the Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, and the Raffaello Hotel.
Streeterville is an affluent neighborhood located on the east side of the Chicago River. It is home to Navy Pier, the Museum of Contemporary Art, and the Magnificent Mile. Hotels in the area include the Courtyard Chicago Downtown/Magnificent Mile, the Loews Chicago Hotel, and the DoubleTree by Hilton Chicago Magnificent Mile.
The Gold Coast is one of the most exclusive neighborhoods in Chicago. It is home to upscale boutiques, high-end restaurants, and the iconic John Hancock Center. Hotels in this area include the Waldorf Astoria Chicago, the Four Seasons Hotel Chicago, and the Thompson Chicago.
Finally, Lincoln Park is a vibrant neighborhood located on the north side of the city. It is home to the Lincoln Park Zoo, the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, and the Chicago History Museum. Hotels in this area include the Best Western Plus Hawthorne Terrace, the Hilton Garden Inn Chicago Lincoln Park, and the Inn of Lincoln Park.