Best hotels in Chicago, Illinois

We list the best hotels in Chicago as recommended by travel experts from CNN, Lonely Planet, Fodor's, New York Times and more. All hotel recommendations have been referenced with customer reviews. The rating you see is an aggregate from several platforms and is always higher than 4 out of 5 stars.

4.5 Acme Hotel Chicago

Acme Hotel Company, Chicago

New York Times

“The affordable, well-situated Acme Hotel Company has a cheekily hip, rock ’n’ roll aesthetic that’s targeted at the Internet generation. It fulfills a need in the neighborhood, which has plenty of chain hotels and expensive lodgings lacking personality.”

4.7 Virgin Hotel Chicago

Virgin Hotel, Chicago

Lonely Planet

“Billionaire Richard Branson transformed the 27-story, art-deco Dearborn Bank Building into the first outpost of his cheeky new hotel chain.”

4.6 Alise Hotel Chicago

Staypineapple at The Alise Hotel, Chicago

Lonely Planet

“Housed in the landmark 1890s Reliance Building, the Alise’s slick, historic design woos architecture buffs. Deco-style lights, iron filigree stair railings and mosaic-tile floors prevail in the public areas.”

4.6 Athletic Association Chicago

Athletic Association Hotel, Chicago

New York Times

“Gorgeously restored and imbued with a modern spirit of play, the Chicago Athletic Association captures many of the city’s most compelling attractions — architecture, history and food — under one handsome roof.”

4.5 Godfrey Hotel Chicago

The Godfrey Hotel, Chicago

New York Times

“The Godfrey boasts a Cubist-inspired facade and a marble-clad elliptical lobby. The modern design aesthetic extends to the 221 rooms and suites, many of which have skyline views. A youthful atmosphere pervades the stylish hotel, as evidenced by the high-energy music playing in the lobby day and night.”

4.8 Langham Hotel Chicago

The Langham Hotel, Chicago

New York Times

“This 316-room hotel favors an understated elegance fitting its landmark riverfront location.The Langham pays careful attention to service and design and manages to overcome the building’s corporate feel to provide an elegant, tasteful stay.”