Chicago

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.
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Chicago Hotels
4.8 Langham Hotel Chicago

The Langham Hotel, Chicago

Fodors

“Open since 2013, a Mies van der Rohe-designed skyscraper is now home to the city’s hottest stay. The Langham Chicago stands out for its winning mix of impeccable service, sleek style, and outstanding location.”

Featured as Fodor’s Choice in Chicago.

$289
4.3 Hotel Lincoln Chicago

Hotel Lincoln, Chicago

Fodors

“Across from Lincoln Park, this historic hotel’s cool, kitschy vibe still feels authentic, thanks to details like the original Hotel Lincoln sign in the lobby. Guest rooms combine vintage and modern elements, including original art.”

Featured as Fodor’s Choice in Chicago.

$142
4.7 Waldorf Astoria Chicago

Hotel Waldorf Astoria, Chicago

Frommers

“Built in 2008 as the Elysian, the Waldorf Astoria brand took over the space in 2012, and has done a superb job of maintaining its elegant, over-the-top image.”

Featured as Frommer’s Exceptional Choice in Chicago.

$287
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.”

$71
4.5 Ace Hotel Chicago

Ace Hotel, Chicago

CN Traveler

“Humming, industrial-vibe magnet for Google employees who work across the street, and urban nomads checking in to check out the banging West Loop—and the city’s cultural attractions beyond. Well worth it for the insider access to a great restaurant, skyline-framing rooftop bar, and exposure to local art.”

Featured in CN Traveler’s 2018 Hot List.

$179
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.”

$119