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Rooms With A View

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 8:00 PM by Amber Gibson

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.

As you stroll through the Gold Coast looking through the haute couture in the Oak Street boutiques, you might think “Wow, I’d like to stay awhile and explore the neighborhood.” It’s a capital idea, and the Hotel Indigo Downtown/Gold Coast (1244 N. Dearborn Parkway) is the perfect place to park your bags and put your feet up.

As one walks south on Michigan Avenue from Congress Parkway, a gleaming image emerges on the west side of the street. Beyond the glass facade of the Spertus Museum of Judaica and the buildings of Columbia College, there it is: the Blackstone Hotel, a beacon of good taste and luxury since the day it opened its doors in in 1910.

Located on North Clark Street in River North, the Aloft Chicago City Center is a dazzlingly recent addition to Chicago’s hotel landscape. It’s been open since 2013 and it’s been well received by folks across the hotel industry and from visitors coming into town for conferences, family gatherings and leisurely visits to wander around Michigan Avenue and beyond.

Freehand’s Chicago location is in the heart of River North, where you can find some of Chicago’s best restaurants, shops, and bustling nightlife. The funky boutique hotel is housed inside of a restored art deco building that dates back to 1927. Whether you’re traveling solo or with a group, Freehand has all of the amenities you desire.

The 1929 landmark Art Deco Northwest Tower at the corner of Milwaukee, Damen and North Avenues has always intrigued passersby. Today this former office building is The Robey, a beautiful boutique hotel that deftly melds a storied past with modern hospitality, inviting visitors and locals alike to experience Chicago in a new way. Here are six reasons to book your next Chicago stay at the latest and greatest addition to Wicker Park, The Robey. 

The Hollander is one of Chicago’s top-rated hostels/hotels, located in Chicago's trendy Wicker Park neighborhood. It sits where Wicker Park meets Bucktown, making it the ideal location for accessing some of Chicago’s best nightlife and culture. It’s just steps away from the Damen Blue Line 'L' stop for ultimate convenience (to O'Hare airport and downtown), and a meeting place for travelers, with plenty of options for added privacy and comfort.

Frequent travelers know that a little extra room space can make a world of difference at the end of a long day of touring. Likewise, if you're traveling with little ones in tow, you know that designated space for sleeping kids is always a welcome amenity. But it can be difficult to dig through hotel booking sites to find larger, suite-style rooms. Now there's an online booking service that connects travelers with hotel suites and multiple room accommodations: Suiteness

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