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Opt for a hotel next to Lake Michigan to complement your trip to the Windy City with picturesque lakeside views.
Staying close to Lake Michigan when visiting Chicago allows you to escape to peace and quiet when you need a break from the hustle and bustle. The rest of the time, you’ll have an array of cool shops, restaurants and galleries on your doorstep. And by staying at one of these top-rated hotels, you’ll have fantastic facilities to take advantage of as well.
Ultra-modern in style, the Thompson Chicago certainly fits its Gold Coast setting. Located in an upmarket area, where designer shops and stately homes line the streets, the hotel is favored for its minimalistic rooms punctuated with mid-century elements and lofty views over either Lake Michigan or the city’s skyscrapers. Italian-influenced restaurant Nico Osteria and adjacent wine bar Salone Nico are designed with mood lighting and easily hold their own in an area full of highly regarded dining institutions – be sure to book in during your stay.
Found next door to Wrigley Field, Hotel Zachary is inspired by Zachary Taylor Davis, the architect of the city’s famed baseball stadium. Blending old and new, this boutique hotel is decorated in a mid-century style with all the modern touches you need for a comfortable stay, including wireless phone chargers and uber-fast Wi-Fi. Opt for a room with a view over the field during your stay – a must if you’re an avid baseball fan.
Being careful to preserve its history, Viceroy Chicago retained the brick and terracotta facade of the 1920s hotel originally built on this site and erected an enormous glass building behind it. Stepping inside, the old glamor of the place manifests around most corners; Art Deco elements such as end-of-the-rainbow gold headboards and luxe drapery abound. Foodies should head straight to in-house restaurant Somerset – spearheaded by Michelin-star chef Lee Wolen – while evening cocktails are best sipped by the rooftop pool with the illuminated city glittering around you.