Chicago Boutique Hotels

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.

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