Two Chicago hotels were ranked among the top five hotels in the country, according to U.S. News & World Report. Chicago is the only U.S. city to have two hotels properties in the top five this year.
The annual reports uses hotel awards, customer satisfaction ratings from online reviews, and published opinions from travel experts to rank luxury hotels and resorts around the world. Explore the Chicago hotels that made the 2021 list.
The Peninsula Chicago
3rd best hotel in the country
A true stunner located in the heart of The Magnificent Mile, The Peninsula Chicago boasts some of the most spacious suites in the city. The luxurious rooms offer city views, plush bedding, soaking tubs and a polished, cosmopolitan vibe.
The upscale amenities don’t end inside your room. Guests can book an Asian-inspired massage or swim in the Olympic-length indoor pool at the Peninsula Spa.
While you technically never have to leave the hotel, The Peninsula is also in a prime spot for exploring. Shopping abounds up and down Michigan Avenue, including the famed Water Tower Place. You’re just five minutes from the Museum of Contemporary Art, a few blocks from the lake, and within steps of some of the trendiest dining in the city.
COVID-19 hygiene and safety: The Peninsula is offering reservation flexibility, with no cancellation fees in 2021. All employees wear face masks, and employees and guests will receive a temperature screen upon arrival. A dedicated Hygiene Manager ensures stringent standards are met in guest rooms, restaurants, and common areas.
The Langham, Chicago
5th best hotel in the country
The attentive service and luxurious amenities have made The Langham, Chicago a favorite for travelers from all over. The rooms at this riverside hotel are all about understated elegance, with perks like comfy beds, soaking tubs and rain showers, and sweeping views of the Chicago river.
The Langham, Chicago’s award-winning spa offers a variety of soothing treatments, like a combination of aromatherapy and heated baths designed to reduce stress. The luxe second-floor restaurant, Travelle, serves new American dishes with a seasonal focus and is currently offering takeout.
Just west of Michigan Avenue, The Langham is in a quiet pocket within walking distance of River North’s bustling restaurants and bars. Just cross the bridge to visit the Chicago Riverwalk, a scenic urban waterfront studded with patio bars, kayak rentals, and public art.
COVID-19 hygiene and safety: The Langham is committed to the highest standards of sanitation and hygiene practices. Express and contactless check out is available, and social distancing is promoted throughout the hotel. Flexible rates are available if your plans change.