Boutique hotels in Chicago take the whole idea of "boutique"
style to the next level. If you're looking for a
lodging experience off the beaten path of chain hotels,
you might take a look at Chicago boutique hotels before you finalize your vacation plans-chances
are, you'll be glad you did. Boutique hotels in
Chicago have the goal of offering a lodging experience
that becomes integrated into the sightseeing of your vacation.
In addition to visiting the Sears
Tower Skydeck, the Lincoln
Park Zoo, or the Museum
of Science and Industry, your hotel can also be a
destination in itself, rather than four walls and a bed.
Below are some choices of unique boutique hotels in Chicago
that will have you looking forward to your lodging as
much as the things to do in Chicago.
The Whitehall is always atop the list of boutique hotels that one simply must consider when visiting the Second City. Located in the heart of Chicago's Gold Coast neighborhood, the Whitehall has established itself as a leader among Chicago boutique hotels. The gorgeously appointed rooms are visually pleasing, and the Whitehall offers 8 elegant suites that really push the envelope when it comes to style. An overnight shoe-shine is an old-fashioned amenities, but don't be fooled-the Whitehall is firmly embedded in the 21st century, offering high speed internet and a fully equipped fitness center. If you're into modern, hip dÉcor, look no further than the Affinia, one of the consistently high-rated boutique hotels in Chicago. You'll like the location: it's fairly quiet while standing only four blocks from Lake Michigan and very close to the Magnificent Mile. The rooms are decorated to appeal to travelers with a fun sense of style. The Affinia is certainly recommended for younger travelers who enjoy a unique setting that still provides all the expected amenities.
When it comes to luxury boutique hotels in Chicago,
the Hotel Monaco is highly recommended. A four star hotel
that has been placed among the United States' top
forty hotels, the Monaco provides a style all its own-and
is perhaps the quintessential destination boutique lodging
in Chicago. While the Monaco is located close to Millennium
Park and "The Loop" business district,
you may find it hard to leave. The amount of amenities
offered by the Monaco is, frankly, absurd. Complimentary
wireless internet, a hosted wine hour, pet friendly accommodations,
and special "tall rooms" with longer beds
are just a few of the things that set the Monaco apart
among Chicago boutique hotels. The Monaco partners with
nearby Spa Space, a full service spa, to provide guests
with the most luxurious experience. Another of the luxury
boutique hotels in Chicago is the W Chicago Lakeshore.
While the W Hotel company is technically a small chain
with locations that offer several hundred rooms, they
do the "boutique hotel" experience so well
that it would be a crime not mention them among luxury
boutique hotels in Chicago. The W Chicago Lakeshore has
been voted the best romantic hotel in Chicago-and
that says something. The style of the W's rooms
set it apart-just look at images online before you
book your trip and it will be hard to choose elsewhere.
Overlooking Lake Michigan, the rooftop lounge Whiskey
Sky is a night-time place to see and be seen in Chicago.
The Bliss Chicago Spa offers unmatched massage and facials,
and the W Chicago Lakeshore famously provides a "Whatever/Whenever"
desk, literally a genie to meet any need that should arise,
as long as it's legal, and for a corresponding fee.
If it's a truly unforgettable stay you're looking for, these Chicago boutique hotels will not disappoint.