While the city has lots to explore, sometimes you just want to relax in your room with a nice glass of wine. These Chicago hotels boast some of our favorite views of the city.
The newly renovated Blackstone Hotel now has a more contemporary vibe (stop by Timothy's Hutch for a nightcap) and the South Loop location grants guests unobstructed city and lake views. All suites and Lake View king and queen/queen rooms offer panoramic views of Lake Michigan from Navy Pier to Soldier Field. The hotel overlooks Grant Park and Buckingham Fountain, and you'll get a great glimpse of Museum Campus too, including the Shedd Aquarium, Adler Planetarium and majestic Field Museum. 626 S Michigan Ave, 312-447-0955
Hyatt Regency Chicago is best known as a massive business hotel, but the brand's flagship has a lot more to offer than ballrooms and meeting spaces. Rooms on the highest floors 20-24 offer the best views — book the West Tower for views of both Chicago River and Lake Michigan. If you are here for work, cross your fingers for a meeting in the 36th floor board room — you might find yourself distracted by the views of bustling Michigan Avenue below. 151 E Upper Wacker Dr, 312-565-1234
In Streeterville, Loews Chicago is an excellent hotel that's sometimes overlooked. The east facing floor-to-ceiling windows in the Navy Pier suite and lake view suites offer the best views of Lake Michigan and Navy Pier, so you can watch the fireworks from the comfort of your room. Premium rooms and corner doubles on floors 10 through 14 also have excellent views of the lake while corner kings face the city with views views of downtown and the Chicago River. Locals and hotels guests alike enjoy the views from rooftop restaurant and bar, Streeterville Social, in the summer. 455 N Park Dr, 312-840-6600
As the only skyscraper in Wicker Park, The Robey is far enough away from the downtown hub that you can fully appreciate the spectacular unobstructed views of Chicago's famous landmarks. Book one of nine corner suites or the top-floor panorama suite (which comes with a living room and private bar) for 180-degree views of the Chicago skyline from Willis Tower to 875 N Michigan (formerly the John Hancock Center). 2018 W North Ave, 872-315-3050
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