The Best Hotels to Book Near Chicago's Grant Park

Stay near Grant Park and youll be treated to a fantastic view of Chicagos skyline
Stay near Grant Park and you'll be treated to a fantastic view of Chicago's skyline | © dbimages / Alamy Stock Photo
Gabi Ancarola

Home to historic buildings and refined art, Chicago’s Grant Park blends vibrant culture, interesting nightlife and unforgettable shopping experiences on the Magnificent Mile. Here’s where to stay nearby, bookable on Culture Trip.

Grant Park is located in the Loop area of Chicago, the city’s central business district which features attractions such as Millennium Park, the Art Institute of Chicago and the Museum Campus. Near Grant Park, you can enjoy the views of Lake Michigan, a walk along Navy Pier or a baseball game at Wrigley Field. The city has a lot to offer, including some of the most elegant hotels in the state of Illinois.

1. Le Méridien Essex Chicago


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Le Méridien Essex Chicago is a modern hotel with neat, cutting-edge design and elegant style, just meters from Chicago’s Grant Park and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. You’ll love the Grant Park Bistro with its sophisticated French cuisine menu, as well as the luxurious state-of-the-art fitness center. The rooms are bright and spacious with warm wood accents, comfortable beds, a smart mini-fridge and a convenient coffee machine.

2. The Blackstone, Autograph Collection


Stylish lounge with velvet armchairs, leather couch, wood floors and fireplace at the Blackstone, Autograph Collection, Chicago
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Often described as an architectural icon rooted in the past of the city, the Blackstone Autograph Collection is a perfect downtown Chicago hotel set in a historic beaux-arts building. The stylish guest rooms and suites – decorated in total white with subtle accents of aqua – feature charming spaces, comfortable furniture and unique views of Lake Michigan. The venue is in a quiet but central location while the on-site restaurant, Mercat a la Planxa, serves meals that are simply delicious.

3. Hotel Blake


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Another historic venue in downtown Chicago, Hotel Blake is a boutique luxury property in the center of the historic Printer’s Row. Guests praise the welcoming vibe of the staff, the convenience of its business center and fitness center, as well as the on-site dining area, Meli Café and Juice Bar. Rooms – some ADA accessible – combine warmth with freshness and feature a desk and work area, in-room coffee maker with complimentary Lavazza coffee, environmentally conscious bath amenities and bathrooms with a relaxing rainfall showerhead.

4. Hilton Chicago

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Close to Buckingham Fountain, the Arts Institute of Chicago and Wabash Arts Corridor, the Hilton Chicago is an excellent city experience to enjoy the best of Chicago. Nearby, it’s also possible to visit the Shedd Aquarium, Adler Planetarium and Field Museum. The Hilton Chicago features a magnificent indoor swimming pool and sundeck – and a dynamic fitness center with immersive spin bikes. Choose among different rooms, suites or accessible rooms – all equipped with comfortable beds and a convenient sitting area to relax after a day exploring the city.

5. Club Quarters Hotel Chicago, Central Loop


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In this hotel, you’re able to enjoy not only the strategic location in the heart of Chicago’s business district but also every landmark, museum and art exhibition in town – all within walking distance from your suite. The venue offers both rooms and suites for short stays, as well as fully equipped, elegant apartments with every necessary comfort for an extended stay in Chicago. Modern and elegant, the Club Living Room is an excellent working space with super-fast and free wifi, complimentary refreshments and both Mac and PC workstations.

6. Chicago Athletic Association

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The spacious Founders Suite at the Chicago Athletic Association
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Old-time charm, 20th-century-inspired craftsmanship and attention to detail are just some of the highlights at the Chicago Athletic Association Hotel. A vintage atmosphere invites you to step into the glamorous old times that Chicago has long been known for. Choose from traditional guest rooms, elegant suites, or the generous spaces of the so-called Holy Cow Suites – with cozy fireplaces, convenient seating areas and oversized bathrooms. All of them have marble bathrooms and a gourmet mini-bar. Foodie at heart? Enjoy seven of the best dining places in town, including rooftop restaurant Cindy’s or the Milk Room, once used by members during the Prohibition.

7. Hotel Julian Chicago


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Julian Chicago is a stylish hotel just minutes from Millennium Park, Navy Pier, the Riverwalk, Monroe Harbor and Grant Park. The rooms here are comfortably sized, with imposing lofty ceilings and decorated with a sleek, modern design – and feature thoughtfully appointed amenities, fast wifi and a Nespresso machine. This hotel wisely blends classic Chicago architecture with bright public spaces and contemporary details of design. This exclusive property also features affordable stay packages and promotions, making it perfect if you’re someone who wouldn’t mind saving a dollar or two.

8. Silversmith Hotel


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The Silversmith is a refined boutique downtown Chicago hotel, located in the luxurious Jewelers Row district in Chicago’s central business district, the Loop. Chic design, contemporary comforts and a relaxing atmosphere combine in each of the 144 spacious guest rooms – some of them completely accessible. Each room features elegant high ceilings, large walk-in showers, mini-fridges, in-room coffee makers and more. The hotel is located on Wabash Avenue – a stone’s throw away from Millennium Park, Grant Park and the Art Institute of Chicago.

For more excellently located Chicago stays, see the best hotels near Millennium Park and the best hotels near Navy Pier, all bookable through Culture Trip. Fill up your trip with the best things to do in the Second City and make sure you grab a bite at the best brunch spots in Wicker Park.

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