Wrigleyville is the name given to the neighborhood surrounding Wrigley Field – home of the Chicago Cubs and one of the oldest ballparks in the USA – making it a magnet for sports fans, with lively post-game bars and memorabilia stores. Meanwhile, music fans can catch big-name artists play at the Metro. Whatever your reason for visiting this area of Chicago, there is a superb collection of hotels within walking distance of the Wrigley Field gates, the best of which are found below.
If you want to see the best of Chicago under one roof, you can’t go wrong with Hotel Versey. The decor riffs heavily on the Windy City, with striking work from local artists, Cubs memorabilia and tributes to the area’s jazz and rock heritage scattered throughout the hotel. Rooms are equally Chicago-centric thanks to the statement murals of local attractions, and each one comes with a Nespresso coffee machine and signature duvets. Wrigley Field, Lake Michigan and the Lincoln Park Zoo are all within walking distance.
This boutique hotel was named after Zachary Taylor Davis, the architect of Wrigley Field. Guest rooms and suites come with art from local and international artists and design furnishings, and some feature views of that famous baseball stadium through the floor-to-ceiling windows. The elegant on-site bar whips up pre- and post-game cocktails and casual dining. And if you fancy eating out, there are plenty of exciting bars and diners nearby; head to Lucky Dorr Patio and Tap for craft beers or Swift & Sons Tavern for steak sandwiches and oysters.
Wrigleyville is part of the Lakeview East area, which is well placed for jogging and cycle rides by Lake Michigan, a hopping nightlife scene and theater trips. Here, you’ll find the Hawthorne Terrace Hotel, complete with a fitness center and free daily continental breakfasts. The 83 rooms feature Amazon Alexa devices, Egyptian bed linens, jetted baths, treetop views, granite-surfaced bathrooms and Keurig coffee makers.
A floating baseball bat installation in the lobby is your first hint that this design-forward hotel is well suited to the sports enthusiast. Throughout the Wheelhouse, you’ll find nods to America’s favorite pastime, be it the giant scoreboard on the lobby wall or the Genuine Autographed Louisville Slugger Bats mural in the double queen room. The 21 rooms and suites are equally design-focused with local art and bespoke millwork. Best of all? You’re just a three-minute walk to Wrigley Field.
This four-star hotel with Lake Michigan views is found across the street from Lincoln Park, around a 10-minute drive south of Wrigley Field. It has a distinct, vintage style and showcases work from featured artists. The Kennison restaurant and J Parker Rooftop Bar are both well-loved, stylish Chicagoan haunts, while the Sushi Suite 202 is an intimate Japanese speakeasy from executive chef Kin Wangchuk – try the 17-course omakase experience.
If you’re seeking great value and an easy commute from one of the airports, choose the City Suites in Northalsted. This hotel has art deco-inspired yet modern furnishings, with tea and coffee available round the clock beside a real fire. While there’s no restaurant, there’s a wide choice of eateries on the doorstep.
For a bolthole that’s very close to Wrigley Field, the Majestic Hotel is just a 15-minute stroll away and has baseball memorabilia adorning the walls. Each afternoon, the aroma of freshly made cookies wafts through the public areas, where you’re invited to enjoy the complimentary baked goods. Parking is available on-site, and you’ll have access to a nearby fitness center for your workout.
Riffing on the style of the 19th century, this boutique hotel pays homage to the local zoos and museums through quirky animal portraits on the walls. You’ll arrive at the elegant frontage via a tree-lined avenue and spend your afternoons on a plush wingbacked seat by the fire. If you book one of the 51 rooms or four suites, your stay will come with afternoon cookies and coffee and tea on demand.
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