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Hotel Essex Chicago
8.5 Excellent

0.5 km from city centre, Chicago Show on map

ExcellentBased on 761 reviews
8.5

Featuring a rooftop terrace, a rooftop pool and free Wi-Fi, Hotel Essex is situated in Chicago and provides unique accommodation. This hotel is set in the heart of the city.

Omni Chicago Suites - Magnificent Mile
8.9 Excellent

2.1 km from city centre, Chicago Show on map

ExcellentBased on 800 reviews
8.9

Conveniently located, Omni Chicago Hotel & Suites Magnificent Mile offers easy access to Chicago's popular tourist attractions. A short stroll from Michigan Avenue, it provides comfortable rooms equipped with a desk, a mini bar and wireless internet access.

Hampton Inn & Suites Chicago-Downtown
8.6 Excellent

1.7 km from city centre, Chicago Show on map

ExcellentBased on 1,161 reviews
8.6

Conveniently situated, Hampton Inn & Suites Chicago-Downtown offers easy access to Chicago's best hot spots. It also features free Wi-Fi, a sauna and an indoor pool.

Staypineapple, An Iconic Hotel, The Loop
9.0 Excellent

0.8 km from city centre, Chicago Show on map

ExcellentBased on 712 reviews
9.0

Strategically located in the centre of the city, this 4-star hotel makes for an ideal base in Chicago. It is located a short stroll from Chicago Loop and Millennium Park.

Hotel Chicago West Loop
8.1 Excellent

3.3 km from city centre, Chicago Show on map

ExcellentBased on 1,004 reviews
8.1

Situated within walking distance of Polk Railway Station, Hotel Chicago West Loop offers guests a convenient base when visiting Chicago. It has a fitness centre, as well as a 24-hour reception, free Wi-Fi and luggage storage.

Hyatt Centric The Loop Chicago
8.8 Excellent

0.6 km from city centre, Chicago Show on map

ExcellentBased on 1,270 reviews
8.8

Conveniently situated, Hyatt Centric The Loop Chicago offers easy access to Chicago's popular hot spots. It also provides a rooftop terrace, an express check-in and check-out feature and valet parking.

Congress Plaza Hotel
7.6 Good

0.3 km from city centre, Chicago Show on map

GoodBased on 7,158 reviews
7.6

Conveniently situated, Congress Plaza Hotel Chicago offers easy access to Chicago's best sightseeing areas. It provides city views and free Wi-Fi.

Intercontinental Chicago Magnificent Mile
8.4 Excellent

1.7 km from city centre, Chicago Show on map

ExcellentBased on 596 reviews
8.4

Strategically located in the heart of the city, this 4-star hotel makes for an excellent base in Chicago. It also offers valet parking, a sauna and an indoor pool.

Hotel Julian
8.6 Excellent

1.1 km from city centre, Chicago Show on map

ExcellentBased on 744 reviews
8.6

Hotel Julian Chicago provides a chic setting when in Chicago. This hotel is set in the heart of the city.

The St. Clair Hotel - Magnificent Mile
8.1 Excellent

2.0 km from city centre, Chicago Show on map

ExcellentBased on 1,934 reviews
8.1

The St Clair Hotel - Magnificent Mile is located in Chicago and is close to local attractions, such as John Hancock Center Observatory, Chicago Water Tower and Michigan Avenue. Only a short stroll from Magnificent Mile, it offers modern rooms equipped with a coffee maker, free wireless internet access and a private bathroom.

Tips for booking a Downtown Chicago hotel

Cheapest month:November
Most expensive month:May
Average price in Downtown Chicago:$228/night
Absolute cheapest price found:$12/night
Cheapest day:Wednesday
Most expensive day:Tuesday
$107 - $335
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.
$84 - $235
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.

Top Rated Downtown Chicago hotels

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Ace Hotel Chicago
8.9 Excellent

2.4 km from city centre, Chicago Show on map

Ace Hotel Chicago is located in Chicago and is close to Millennium Park. Those staying at the property can also enjoy complimentary Wi-Fi access throughout their stay.

2
Found Hotel Chicago River North
8.5 Excellent

2.0 km from city centre, Chicago Show on map

Conveniently located in the centre of the city, this 3-star hotel makes for an ideal base in Chicago. It is set amongst a range of popular eateries and is minutes on foot from Merchandise Mart Railway Station.

3
Homewood Suites by Hilton Chicago Downtown West Loop
9.1 Excellent

1.6 km from city centre, Chicago Show on map

Homewood Suites by Hilton Chicago West Loop provides a comfortable setting while in Chicago. It also features valet parking, meeting rooms and an indoor pool.

4
The Peninsula Chicago
9.5 Excellent

2.2 km from city centre, Chicago Show on map

Strategically located in the middle of the city, this 5-star hotel makes for an ideal base in Chicago. It is also a five-minute walk from Michigan Avenue and Magnificent Mile, and is close to many of the area's popular attractions.

5
Sofitel Chicago Magnificent Mile
8.9 Excellent

2.5 km from city centre, Chicago Show on map

Conveniently located, Sofitel Chicago Magnificent Mile allows for easy access to Chicago's best tourist attractions. It provides 5-star accommodation with air-conditioned rooms.

6
The Langham, Chicago
9.6 Excellent

1.4 km from city centre, Chicago Show on map

Conveniently situated, The Langham Chicago allows for easy access to Chicago's best hot spots. It also features a Jacuzzi, a sauna and an indoor pool.

7
Cambria Hotel Chicago Loop - Theatre District
8.8 Excellent

1.0 km from city centre, Chicago Show on map

Conveniently located in the centre of the city, this 3.5-star hotel makes for an ideal base in Chicago. It is situated a short stroll from Millennium Park and Chicago Loop.

8
Kinzie Hotel
8.8 Excellent

1.5 km from city centre, Chicago Show on map

Located in Chicago, Kinzie Hotel is within a 20-minute drive of Chicago Midway International Airport and offers free wireless internet access in all areas. This luxury hotel is set in the heart of the city.

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Freehand Chicago
8.4 Excellent

1.8 km from city centre, Chicago Show on map

Conveniently situated, Freehand Chicago offers easy access to Chicago's best hot spots. It is located a short walk from Magnificent Mile and Michigan Avenue.

$40
Avg. per night
Hotel Chicago West Loop
8.1 Excellent

3.3 km from city centre, Chicago Show on map

Situated within walking distance of Polk Railway Station, Hotel Chicago West Loop offers guests a convenient base when visiting Chicago. It has a fitness centre, as well as a 24-hour reception, free Wi-Fi and luggage storage.

$64
Avg. per night
Found Hotel Chicago River North
8.5 Excellent

2.0 km from city centre, Chicago Show on map

Conveniently located in the centre of the city, this 3-star hotel makes for an ideal base in Chicago. It is set amongst a range of popular eateries and is minutes on foot from Merchandise Mart Railway Station.

$66
Avg. per night
The Whitehall Hotel
8.2 Excellent

2.6 km from city centre, Chicago Show on map

Strategically located in the centre of the city, this 4-star hotel makes for an excellent base in Chicago. It is located a short walk from Michigan Avenue, the Museum of Contemporary Art and Magnificent Mile.

$70
Avg. per night
Hampton Inn & Suites Chicago-Downtown
8.6 Excellent

1.7 km from city centre, Chicago Show on map

Conveniently situated, Hampton Inn & Suites Chicago-Downtown offers easy access to Chicago's best hot spots. It also features free Wi-Fi, a sauna and an indoor pool.

$72
Avg. per night
The St. Clair Hotel - Magnificent Mile
8.1 Excellent

2.0 km from city centre, Chicago Show on map

The St Clair Hotel - Magnificent Mile is located in Chicago and is close to local attractions, such as John Hancock Center Observatory, Chicago Water Tower and Michigan Avenue. Only a short stroll from Magnificent Mile, it offers modern rooms equipped with a coffee maker, free wireless internet access and a private bathroom.

$72
Avg. per night
Travelodge by Wyndham Downtown Chicago
6.7 Good

0.2 km from city centre, Chicago Show on map

Conveniently situated, Travelodge by Wyndham Downtown Chicago offers easy access to Chicago's main hot spots. It is located a short stroll from Monadnock Building and Grant Park.

$72
Avg. per night
Congress Plaza Hotel
7.6 Good

0.3 km from city centre, Chicago Show on map

Conveniently situated, Congress Plaza Hotel Chicago offers easy access to Chicago's best sightseeing areas. It provides city views and free Wi-Fi.

$78
Avg. per night

Hotel prices in Downtown Chicago

2 stars or below

$38 - $98

No. 1 most popular

$72
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No. 2 most popular

$98
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Best value

Hi Chicago
8.7 Excellent
$38
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3 stars

$40 - $144

No. 1 most popular

$125
Avg. per night

No. 2 most popular

$116
Avg. per night

Best value

Freehand Chicago
8.4 Excellent
$40
Avg. per night
4 stars and up

$70 - $456

No. 1 most popular

$456
Avg. per night

No. 2 most popular

$168
Avg. per night

Best value

The Whitehall Hotel
8.2 Excellent
$70
Avg. per night

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Where to stay in Downtown Chicago

About Downtown Chicago

Downtown Chicago incorporates the famous Chicago Loop. The area is a vibrant neighbourhood with cultural centres, shops, restaurants, parks and lively nightlife. Visitors to the city can cruise the waterways, journey to the top of Willis Tower or visit one of the clubs or theatres of Downtown Chicago.

Adventurous spirits should begin their exploration at Skydeck Chicago on the 103rd floor of Willis Tower. There’s a glass balcony known as “The Ledge” where visitors can gain breathtaking views of the city beneath them. Those preferring to keep their feet firmly on the ground can venture to Art Institute Chicago. With three floors of sculptures, artwork and relics to peruse it’s the ideal place to spend a day. Unmissable attractions of Downtown Chicago include the Adler Planetarium, Grant Park, Chicago Cultural Centre and The Field Museum. For extensive views of the city skyline, head for Millennium Park. The vast riverside park features Frank Gehry’s Pritzker Pavilion and Anish Kapoor’s Cloud Gate also known as “The Bean”. Shoppers will relish the variety of department stores in Downtown Chicago, and there are plenty of chic cafes in which to enjoy a well-earned break. After dark, the neighbourhood comes to life. Stylish restaurants sit side by side with fast food outlets as theatre signs illuminate, tempting visitors to see the latest show-stopping performances.

Navigating Downtown Chicago is easy on foot as block numbers are consistent throughout the city. A good way to reach the area is via the popular Metra electric line. Disembark at Millennium Station for the parks and lakeside. Local buses run along most central thoroughfares, and there are several subway stations. Keen cyclists will enjoy a chance to travel the city on two wheels. The city has a popular bike hire scheme and several picturesque trails circle Lake Michigan. Alternatively, opt for a laid-back transport option and explore the city via water taxi. Taxi and Uber services are available.

Chicago became a city in 1837, and the world’s first skyscraper graced the skyline in 1885. In addition to the city’s impressive feats of engineering, downtown Chicago has a unique musical heritage. The term “Jazz” was coined here in 1914, and the musical movement spawned many of the greats. Today, the city has an abundance of jazz clubs, over 5,000 restaurants, 250 theatres, more than 55 museums and 3,237 hectares of parks and recreational space.

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