Best Hotels in Chicago, Illinois

CriticPick lists the best hotels in Chicago as recommended by the most popular travel experts from CNN, Lonely Planet, Fodor’s, New York Times and more. All hotel recommendations have been referenced with customer reviews. The ratings you see is an aggregate from several platforms and is always higher than 4 out of 5 stars. Our ratings are to be trusted as they include both customer reviews and expert opinions.

Officially known as the City of Chicago, this city is the third most populous city in the United States. Chicago has been widely described as the birthplace of the skyscraper and described as perhaps the most influential architectural city of the 20th century. Chicago is a trendsetter; it saw the creation of the first standardized future contracts at the Chicago Board of Trade which today now accounts for 20% of all volume in commodities and financial futures.

The city is an international hub for industry, commerce, finance, telecommunications and transportation. As a major transport hub, O’Hare International Airport is one of the busiest in the world while the city has the highest number of US highways and railroad freights.

Chicago has been described as a model for economic diversification making the city attractive to several investments. Chicago is also a top destination for tourism; it is the second most visited city in the United States with tens of millions of visitors entering the city annually.

The city is also home to several landmarks that include the Millennium Park, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Navy Pier, Lincoln Park Zoo, the Willis (Sears) Tower and Museum Campus.

If you like our list of design hotels in Chicago, then you should also check out our selection of boutique hotels in Cincinnati or luxury hotels in Detroit.

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What are the best neighborhoods to stay in Chicago?

Chicago is a city in the Midwestern U.S. state of Illinois and is the third largest city in the U.S. by population. Some of the best neighborhoods in Chicago are:

Bridgeport
Bridgeport is a working-class neighborhood that is transforming with the establishment of bakeries, bars, and restaurants. The area is acclaimed for its bars and breweries that serve best drinks in the city. Schaller’s Pump, the oldest bar in the city, is located in the neighborhood.

Chinatown
The Chinatown neighborhood in Chicago is not as big as the Chinatowns located in San Francisco or New York but is large enough for you to remain entertained all through your stay. The neighborhood has Chinatown Square that houses the biggest Chinese shopping mall in the Midwestern region, Chinatown Gate, or Wentworth Avenue for delicious dim sum treats.

Hyde Park
Hyde Park is a neighborhood that is located in the southern side of the city and is a cultural throve and is the home to the Museum of Science and Industry, the University of Chicago campus, the home of former President Barack Obama, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Robie House, among several other places.

Uptown
Uptown is a neighborhood in the city that is a lively blend of old and Chicago. The neighborhood offers some of the best Vietnamese food that can be found in the city. The neighborhood is the home to Aragon Ballroom, Riviera, Art Deco architecture, and restored movie palaces.

Wicker Park
Wicker Park is a neighborhood that is replete with vegetarian restaurants, vintage boutiques, artisanal donut shops, tree-lined streets, and other beautiful features.

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