For tourists visiting Chicago, there’s no better place to stay than downtown on the Magnificent Mile. Though these hotels can be more costly than hotels further away from the Loop, they are worth the extra expense as they are located closest to all the sights most visitors want to see.
When you stay at a hotel on or near Michigan Avenue, you’re steps away from the designer shops of the Magnificent Mile. Some of Chicago’s most iconic buildings -like the John Hancock Building and the Wrigley Building – are just a few minutes away on foot. And Grant Park, the Lakefront, the beaches, and Museum Campus are all within walking distance.
Here are some of my tops picks for great hotels near the Magnificent Mile:
The Affinia Chicago is a boutique hotel that offers customized service with its “My Affinia” program. Guests can choose their pillows, rent “experience kits” that make their stay truly their own, and even bring along their dog or cat as the Affinia is pet-friendly.
Four Points By Sheraton – Chicago Downtown Magnificent Mile
The Four Points by Sheraton is located just off Michigan Avenue, in the nightlife area of Rush and Ontario. All rooms have mini-fridges, microwaves, and free internet access.
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Park Hyatt Chicago
Named one of the world’s best hotels, The Park Hyatt offers luxuriously appointed rooms with oversized tubs, walk-in showers, 24-hour concierge and butler services.
Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers
Located along the Chicago River, the Sheraton Hotel and Towers offers beautiful views of the River and Lake Michigan, proximity to Navy Pier, and comfortable Sheraton Sweet Sleeper beds.
Sofitel Chicago Water Tower
Rooms at the four-star Sofitel Chicago Water Tower hotel are sleek and stylish, with views of the John Hancock Building, marble baths, and Bose stereo systems.
The Allerton Hotel Chicago, Magnificent Mile
The Allerton Hotel is located in one of Chicago’s original highrise buildings. Known for it’s Renaissance decor, the hotel offers free wi-fi and mini-fridges in every rooms.
Four Seasons Chicago
The Four Seasons Chicago isn’t exactly a budget hotel, but like others in the luxury chain, it’s worth every dollar of the considerable nightly room rate. Rooms are lavishly-designed, the views are spectacular and the service is top-notch.
Inn Of Chicago Magnificent Mile
The 80+ years-old Inn of Chicago was completely renovated and upgraded in 2003 and offers offers free wi-fi, pillow-top mattresses, and stylish decor.
Located where the Chicago River meets Lake Michigan, the Swissotel is a luxury hotel that still has a fun side. Special kid-friendly rooms come stocked with games and toys, all rooms have iPod docks, and spectacular views of Navy Pier and the Lake can be seen from the 42nd floor pool.