Chicago is renowned for its soaring skyscrapers, passionate sports fans and speaker-thumping festivals. To immerse yourself in its energy, opt to stay in a bed and breakfast. You can put yourselves in the shoes of a local, balancing out days of baseball games, deep-dish pizza and art museum exploration with homely comforts. This is our pick of Chicago’s best.
A gray-stone facade and embellished iron gate characterize this stunning Lincoln Park property built in 1887. Wander through the grotto and up the spiral staircase of the Italian-style villa to catch some sun by the spa, or borrow a bike and head out for a beach day along Lake Michigan. Italian architecture exudes old-world charm in each of the unique rooms, some with their own fireplaces and separate entrances. Enjoy a homemade breakfast, or use the kitchen to whip up your own meal using fresh ingredients from the weekly Lincoln Park farmers’ market. No matter your reason for visiting Chicago, a stay at Villa D’Citta will be a memorable experience.