The Best Apartments in Chicago

The 943 Crosby by Sonder provides plenty of natural light
The 943 Crosby by Sonder provides plenty of natural light | Courtesy of Sonder at 943 / Expedia
Amy Blyth

These top Chicago apartments offer the perfect blend of privacy and convenience, with self-catering facilities and lounges. Retreat to your private oasis in between exploring Chicago’s museums, parks and art galleries.

Chicago boasts a collection of chic apartments that offer a home away from home experience. Enjoy the privacy and convenience of having your own self-contained haven in the heart of Chicago, near the Windy City’s top attractions. Here are some of the best apartments in Chicago that feature kitchens, lounges and space for all the family.

1. Sonder Roosevelt Suites


Sonder Roosevelt Suites
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Stay in one of the bright, airy apartments at Sonder Roosevelt Suites. The stately building is set in Chicago’s Loop neighbourhood, home to landmarks like Millennium Park and the aquarium. Each studio-style apartment has big windows with city views, a kitchen for home-cooked meals and cable TV. Expect a clean, modern design with comfy furnishings that make you feel right at home.

2. Sonder – 943 Crosby


Sonder at 943
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The 943 Crosby by Sonder is a mid-rage aparthotel that enjoys a superb location. Set in the River North neighborhood, you’re close to the Lake Michigan beach and the Riverwalk, plus the Chicago Water Tower and House of Blues. Each classy one-or-two-bed suite has wooden floors with contemporary metal and glass furnishings. There’s plenty of windows for natural light, as well as an on-site laundry and kitchen.

3. Sonder – Barry Ave


Sonder - Barry Ave
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This four-star Chicago apartment building offers a warm, homely feel. Stay in split-level apartments that have generous windows and hardwood floors, as well as lounges with satellite TV. Kitchens come fully kitted out with everything you need, including a coffee maker. The most impressive option is the three-bed deluxe suite that sleeps six. Sonder Barry Avenue lies in Lakeview, a short walk from Lincoln Park Zoo and Wrigley Field.

4. The Guesthouse Hotel

Bed and Breakfast

A living room with a chandelier, a black fireplace, armchairs and framed pictures against a white wall at the Guesthouse Hotel
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Come to The Guesthouse hotel for boutique, self-catering accommodation in the Anderson neighbourhood, away from the hustle of downtown. The former private condo building is now a full-service holiday rental with 25 apartments and a lobby with polished cement floor, fireplace and leather couches. Book up to three-bed suites with kitchens, spacious living areas and even balconies that come furnished, with gas grills. The building also has its own gym and rooftop deck with skyline views.

5. Sophy Hyde Park

Boutique Hotel

A double bed and a cushioned sofa on a patterned rug in an ensuite bedroom at Sophy Hyde Park
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For a luxurious apartment in Chicago, splash out on the Dorchester Suite at Sophy Hyde Park. You’ll relish the swish living area with sofas, kitchen and dining area, as well as a dressing room and huge soaking tub. That’s not to mention views of Hyde Park and Chicago’s urban skyline. Sophy has a sophisticated vibe, filled with eclectic art that compliments this South Side neighbourhood. Elegant touches include marble tiled bathrooms, a fireplace lobby and art deco bar.

6. Kasa Chicago South Loop Apartments


A contemporary vacation rental overlooking the city from Kasa Chicago.
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The Kasa Chicago South Loop Apartments are set in downtown, right near Grant and Millennium Parks. Guests can take advantage of free parking and choose from studios or up to three-bed apartments. Once you close the door, soft furniture and plush fittings put you at ease and the lounge area is perfect for relaxing, with a large smart TV. Each individually designed apartment has a kitchen, washing machine and memory foam beds.

7. Grand Local Ave Luxury Apartments


One of the best things about this renovated apartment building is the large communal backyard and terrace, which offers sweeping city views. The Grand Local Ave apartments lie near buzzing Michigan Avenue and the Water Tower, boasting high ceilings and brand-new appliances. Each apartment has a patio or terrace, kitchen, living area, washing machine and picture windows.

8. The Pittsfield Hotel Apartments + Suites


Pittsfield Apartments
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Check into this art deco aparthotel for ultimate downtown convenience. You’re located in The Loop neighbourhood, within walking distance of Grant Park and Chicago’s bars and eateries. The swanky building has its own café, laundry and restaurant and is decorated with eye-catching prints featuring retro movie stars. Each apartment has a seating area, kitchenette and LCD TV with satellite channels.

9. Best Western Plus Hawthorne Terrace Hotel


Best Western Plus
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Heading to Chicago for a baseball game? Then opt for an apartment at the Best Western Hawthorne Terrace Hotel, which is within walking distance of Wrigley Field, home of the Chicago Cubs. The building is covered in vines and has a pretty patio area, as well as a fitness center with sauna and whirlpool. Stay in a contemporary one- or two-bed kitchenette apartment and receive a complimentary daily breakfast and newspaper.

10. Residence Inn Chicago Downtown/Loop


Residence Inn Chicago Downtown:Loop
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The king studios and one-bed suites at Residence Inn offer exquisite comfort and a prime location. The grand Roanoke building is set on historic LaSalle Street in The Loop, near key Chicago attractions. There’s a fully-equipped kitchen, plus a separate dining area and living room with cable TV. Décor is contemporary-chic with work desks, leather furnishings and killer skyline views.

11. Residence Inn by Marriott Chicago Downtown Magnificent Mile


Residence Inn by Marriott
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Brought to you by Marriott, this branch of the Residence Inn upholds the brand’s prestigious reputation. This particular building has a gym and pet-friendly amenities, and is set on the Magnificent Mile, not far from the Chicago Skydeck. Guest suites have kitchens for self-catering and living rooms with cable TV, as well as enviable views of the city or Lake Michigan.

12. Homewood Suites by Hilton Chicago Downtown


Homewood Suites 2
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The Hilton’s Homewood Suites lies in the downtown West Loop district. Book a stay here to enjoy newly-renovated suites and studios or the supreme corner city view apartment. Facilities include a substantial kitchen and separate living area, communal fitness center and pool. Guests receive a free breakfast and are invited to a complimentary evening drinks social from Monday to Thursday.

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