Three Chicago hotels were ranked among the top 10 hotels in the country (including two in the top five), according to U.S. News & World Report.
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 luxury Chicago hotels that made the 2019 list.
2nd out of 10 best hotels
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 at the Peninsula Spa, swim in the Olympic-length indoor pool or enjoy Cantonese delicacies with a view of the city skyline at Shanghai Terrace.
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.
Insider tip: Whether or not you’re staying at the hotel, don’t miss the ultra-elegant afternoon tea. Sip on seasonal teas and enjoy decadent bites beneath The Lobby’s soaring 20-foot ceiling.
5th out of 10 best hotels
Guests love this spot’s refined urban vibe and incredible location. Just off The Magnificent Mile, the Four Seasons Chicago is centrally located among some of the city’s best restaurants, shopping and attractions. Rooms feature breathtaking views of the city and lake, plus upscale touches like modern tech and spacious marble bathrooms.
Families will feel right at home here; the hotel staff have a knack for making guests of all ages feel welcome. Visit the fully stocked Kids Clubroom or order up the in-room ice cream-sundae delivery service.
For dining options, check out the hotel’s contemporary restaurant, Allium. The acclaimed spot showcases elevated Midwestern cuisine, with stunning plates of locally sourced ingredients in an opulent space.
7th out of 10 best hotels
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.
Just west of Michigan Avenue, The Langham is in a quiet pocket within walking distance of River North’s bustling restaurants, bars and galleries. Just cross the bridge to visit the Chicago Riverwalk, a scenic urban waterfront studded with patio bars, kayak rentals and public art.