Chicago HotelsIf you're traveling to the Windy City any time soon, be forewarned: Chicago has an amazing selection of hotels, period. From five-star luxury establishments to two-star budget hotels, you can find a room for just about any budget under the sun. However, Chicago hotel rooms tend to be pricy, so if you are on a limited budget you’ll need to know where to look to find a good room for under $200 a night. With a little effort, you can find cheap hotels in Chicago, though -- so don't worry.
Five-Star Hotels in Chicago
Hotels that are rated as five-star hotels offer the best service, the best amenities and the best accommodations in the city. Chicago is loaded with these premium hotels. Some of the five-star Chicago hotels that you can choose from include the Park Hyatt Chicago located at 800 N. Michigan Avenue (with an average room price of about $565) and the Conrad Chicago located at 521 North Rush Street at Michigan (with an average room price of about $358).
The room rate for the Park Hyatt is well worth the investment if you are looking for a little luxury and pampering. The on-site services that this Chicago hotel offers include wardrobe storage, local car service, laundry and dry cleaning service, currency exchange, 24-hour room service, a business center, complimentary tea or coffee, complimentary shoe shines, complimentary pressing service for two items, on-site designer boutiques, full service concierge and computer support services. In addition to all of these amenities, you will also have access to the Internet, beautiful rooms and spectacular views.
The Conrad Chicago is another hotel that is worth the extra cash. Here you can expect 42-inch plasma flat screen TVs, an iPod alarm clock, two dual line phones with voicemail, an electronic safe, luxury bathrooms with deep soaking tubs and a separate shower, 500 thread count Pratesi linens, a Hi-fi Bose 321 entertainment system and complimentary internet access. You will also receive nightly turndown service, overnight laundry and dry cleaning, pressing service, access to an on-site restaurant, a fitness center, 24-hour business center, meeting rooms and amazing views of Lake Michigan.
Four-Star Hotels in Chicago
Four-star hotels offer great service, great amenities and great accommodations; however, they are typically a little less expensive than five-star hotels. In Chicago, you will have several four-star hotels at your disposal. Your first option is the Sofitel Chicago Water Tower. This 415-room hotel is ideal for singles looking to mingle and or couples searching for a romantic base of operations in Chicago. The average room price is about $327. Your second choice is the Hotel Monaco. Located at 225 N. Wabash, this four star hotel is one of Chicago’s most “pet friendly” hotels. Room prices here are generally over $300.
Budget Hotels in Chicago
If you can’t afford $300 to $600 a night on a hotel room, Chicago has several budget hotels that will help you stay within your budget. Planning an affordable Chicago vacation begins with finding a cheap hotel. Your first option is the Renaissance Chicago O’Hare Suites Hotel. With rooms starting at $109 a night, this is a real Chicago bargain. Location is the best feature of this hotel. It is close to the L, close to O’Hare International Airport, close to many Fortune 500 businesses and close to several key Chicago attractions. This hotel also offers family rooms, a fitness center, a pool, a hot tub, a complimentary newspaper, a business center, on-site dining, in-room broadband service and a mini-bar.
Another option is the Best Western River North Hotel. Rooms here start at $109 per night. The best feature of this hotel is their free parking, which is worth $25. This hotel also offers a swimming pool, a photocopy center, a cocktail lounge, video tapes, a health club, high-speed internet and complimentary newspapers, coffee and tea.
Chicago B & B’s
If you want an authentic and intimate Chicago experience, consider staying at a local B & B instead of staying at a hotel. There are several B & B’s located in and around the Chicagoland area. Your first option is the Windy City Sailing, Inc. This B & B is right on the water. Spend your vacation in Chicago on a private yacht. For $550 a night you will receive a 2 hour morning sailing tour of Lake Michigan, a continental breakfast, a feather bed, bath robes, AC/Heat, TV/DVD, wet bar and unbeatable views of the lake.
Your second option is on land, and it’s the Benedictine Bed and Breakfast. Rooms go for $145 a night. With your room price you will get AC, bath robes, DVD/CD players, fridge, hair dryer, TV, data ports, a private entrance and a full breakfast.
Chicago hotels are known for their unique styles, convenient locations, amazing amenities and unparalleled comfort. When planning your Chicago travel, you will want to select a hotel room that offers the amenities that you want, that are priced within your budget and most importantly, are located close to the sites and attractions that you are interested in. Come to Chicago and see what all the talk is about!