The Burnham

With hundreds of hotels to choose from, finding a place to stay in Chicago can be a little overwhelming. But what if you're looking for something a little out of the box? We've rounded up three unique boutique hotels you won't find anywhere but here.

Burnham Hotel

History buffs, take note. This Kimpton boutique hotel is housed in the 1890s Reliance Building, one of the first skyscrapers ever built. Original details remain here, including marble wainscoting and terrazzo floors, but rooms have been updated with modern details, like luxe blue and gold upholstery and mahogany furniture. For an added dose of history, book room 809, where Al Capone's dentist, "Dr. Frank," once ran his practice. Rates start at $139/night. (1 W Washington St, Loop)

Longman & Eagle 

Longman & Eagle

Guests at this cozy 6-room inn don't have to travel far for a good meal. Michelin-starred Longman & Eagle opened their own boutique hotel, situated directly above the restaurant, in 2010. The style here is sophisticated and modern, with exposed brick and wood-paneled walls fabricated using some of the building's original floors and ceiling beams.  Each room is unique, with terrariums, vintage mirrors and art from local artists decorating the space. Check in, then head downstairs to refuel with something from their meat-centric menu, like the fan favorite wild boar sloppy joe, served with crispy sage, pickled jalapeno and a side of beef fat fries. Room rates start at $85/night. (2657 N. Kedzie Ave, Logan Square)

Talbott Hotel

The Talbott Hotel

Built in 1927, the Talbott exudes old world charm while still keeping an eye on the future (the hotel is eco-friendly, and in 2008, became one of the first Green Seal certified hotels in the United States). In the lobby, guests are greeted with leather sofas and velvet chairs situated around the fireplace, making it feel more like an English study or a private club. Upstairs, spacious rooms are decorated in a neutral palette of creams and browns, and outfitted with carved wood furniture. Rates start at $165/night. (20 E Delaware Place, Gold Coast)