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From outstanding restaurants to beautiful museums and architecture, there’s plenty to do in Chicago—there are also plenty of places to stay. Chicago is home to a number of outstanding luxury properties as well as some boutique hotels so great that once you check in you might never want to leave. If you’re trying to decide where to stay on your next trip to the city, here are few stellar boutique hotels worth a look—each one offering something a little different.
The Talbott is located in Chicago’s Gold Coast Historic District, just steps away from Oak Street Beach and a short walk to Millennium Park and the Art Institute of Chicago. The boutique hotel has an on-site restaurant, 10 East, which offers modern takes on American fare. There’s also a state-of-the-art fitness center, meeting rooms, and the luxurious guest rooms offer free Wi-Fi.
Hotel Felix is located in Chicago’s River North neighborhood, just steps from the Magnificent Mile. Each room in the eco-friendly hotel is decorated in natural earth tones. A great area for shopping and food, the hotel’s restaurant, Troquet River North, offers excellent wine, cocktails, and food. Live entertainment is also available some days of the week.
Located in Chicago’s Wicker Park neighborhood, The Robey is the second flagship hotel from the group behind Hotel Americano in New York. The 69-room hotel is located in the Coyote Building—an Art Deco-style tower that originally opened its doors in 1929. Rooms feature herringbone wooden floors and offer stunning views of the surrounding neighborhood and Chicago skyline.
The 16-story Ivy Hotel has just 63 guest rooms, enabling the staff to offer a highly–personalized luxury hotel experience. The hotel is located close to Chicago’s Magnificent Mile, making it an easy home base for an afternoon of exploring. The hotel’s 16th-floor terrace is also open during warmer months, offering a unique way to take in the city from above.
The Guesthouse Hotel offers the perfect mix of hotel and home living. Each suite offers free WiFi, a private balcony with barbecue facilities, a gas fireplace, an open gourmet kitchen, and an en-suite washer and dryer. Suites are available in one-, two-, and three-bedroom configurations—making the property a great place for small groups and families.
The Viceroy Chicago is located on the site of a 120-year-old building in the city’s Gold Coast neighborhood, a short walk away from many great attractions. The building is the perfect mix of new and old, with a preserved brick and terra cotta facade paired with retro-chic midcentury modern rooms. The stylish hotel also has a rooftop bar and lounge that offers panoramic views of the city as well as a seasonal rooftop pool.
Chicago Cubs fans will love The Wheelhouse. Located just a few blocks away from Wrigley Field, the hip boutique hotel has a distinctive baseball flair. Rooms feature floor-to-ceiling windows, locally-curated minibars, and 50-inch smart TVs to keep you entertained once you’re in for the night. When you’re not headed to a game, the area also offers lots of great bars and restaurants.