The Best Hotels With Kitchens in Chicago

Self-cater at a Chicago hotel and youll have more spending money to see the sights, including the Millennium Park
Self-cater at a Chicago hotel and you'll have more spending money to see the sights, including the Millennium Park | © Images & Stories / Alamy Stock Photo
Amy Blyth

Enjoy a self-catering Chicago break at one of these top hotels with kitchens. Save money and relish a home-cooked meal in between exploring the Windy City’s museums, parks, Chicago River and Lake Michigan sights.

1. 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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Stay away from the hustle and bustle of downtown Chicago at the Guesthouse Hotel, which is set in the friendly Andersonville neighborhood. This boutique hotel offers up to three-bed suites that come with full-sized gourmet kitchens. You’ll also find spacious living areas, plus balconies with gas grills. Once a condo building, the hotel also houses a small gym, lobby library and a rooftop deck with skyline views.

2. Homewood Suites by Hilton Chicago-Lincolnshire


Homewood Suites by Hilton Chicago-Lincolnshire
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Homewood Suites provides some of Chicago’s best apartment-style accommodation. Suites come with kitchens featuring a microwave, huge fridge, cooktop and coffee maker. There’s also a separate living and sleeping area, communal pool, fitness center and an evening social on weekdays. The suburban hotel lies north of downtown, close to the I-94 and near some of the city’s best golf courses and the Chicago Botanic Garden.

3. 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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Book the lavish Opus Suite at Sophy Hyde Park and you get a large kitchen with a four-burner stove, microwave and fridge, as well as a four-seater island. There’s also a dining area for eight, king bedroom and marble bathroom with deep soaking tub. Expect sophisticated decor throughout the hotel, with an eclectic art collection and geometric motifs. Set in the South Side neighborhood, you can enjoy views of Hyde Park and the city skyline.

4. Best Western Plus Hawthorne Terrace Hotel


Best Western Plus
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If you’re coming to Chicago for a baseball game, why not stay at this modern hotel, set in the Lakeview East neighborhood just minutes from the iconic Wrigley Field. The contemporary one- and two-bed suites come with kitchenettes, although guests also receive a complimentary daily breakfast and newspaper. The property also has a pretty patio area and fitness center with sauna and whirlpool for relaxing.

5. Homewood Suites by Hilton Aurora Naperville


Aurora Naperville
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The kitchens at Homewood Suites Aurora Naperville have a high-quality granite finish, as well as full-size fridge, microwave, cooktop and dishwasher. There’s also a dining area and comfy lounge in the one- or two-bed suites. The location in central Naperville is perfect for access to Meridian Business Park and golf courses such as the Aurora Country Club. Facilities include free parking and breakfast, a pool and a hi-tech fitness center.

6. Homewood Suites by Hilton Chicago Downtown West Loop


Homewood Suites
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This central branch of the Hilton’s Homewood Suites lies smack in the middle of downtown’s West Loop district. From here, you can walk to the prestigious Magnificent Mile. The newly renovated two-room king suites have living areas, dreamy beds and substantial kitchens for your self-catering needs. Book the corner apartments for the most impressive city views, and don’t miss the free hot breakfast and Monday to Thursday drinks reception.

7. Found Hotel Chicago River North

Boutique Hotel, Budget Hotel, Hostel

Double bed on wooden frame in room with two spotlight lamps and a chair at FOUND Hotel Chicago
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Found Hotel, set in a restored cast-iron building in the River North area, is a haven for business travelers and digital nomads. Depending on your budget, you can choose from private or shared dorm rooms that have a stylish hotel feel. The community lounge and co-working space is decorated with wood and has sofas, board games, artwork and high-speed wifi. There’s a coffee shop in the lobby and an excellent community kitchen.

8. Homewood Suites by Hilton Orland Park


Homewood Suites by Hilton Orland Park
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With easy access to the I-80, the Hilton’s Homewood Suites at Orland Park is ideal for a golf break, with numerous courses nearby, including the Cog Hill Country Club. Trains from 153rd Street take you into downtown within an hour, and there’s also a free 5mi (8km) shuttle service from the hotel. Suites have their own kitchens with a dishwasher, cooktop, microwave and fridge, living areas and king-sized beds. You can also take advantage of the free parking, pool, gym and weekday evening socials.

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