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ShermansTravel experts know how to pick a good hotel. Whether in the budget, moderate, or luxury price range, the hotels we recommend always meet our highly selective criteria for what amounts to an unbeatable experience. We look at location, comparing the hotel to other offerings in the area; price range, determining where the hotel falls on the scale of affordability, and whether it merits the expense; and finally, experience, that all-important benchmark covering everything from aesthetics to service. We assess every aspect of the hotel experience, from beds and views to service and that indefinable thing called vibe.

Top Hotels in Chicago

Amalfi Hotel Chicago

The consummate business traveler’s hotel (think state-of-the-art, 24-hour fitness center, ... more

20 West Kinzie St.
Chicago , IL
877-262-5341
Tags: business | moderate
Belden-Stratford Hotel

This landmark Lincoln Park-area residential hotel (set just across from the zoo and a short walk ... more

2300 Lincoln Park West
Chicago , IL
773-281-2900
Tags: historic | great value
Best Western Hawthorne Terrace

Packing a one-two-punch of affordability and location (you can hear the fans roaring at nearby ... more

3434 N Broadway Ave
Chicago , IL
888-860-3400
Tags: budget | great location
City Suites Hotel

Set on busy Belmont Avenue, where real locals live, you’ll find plenty of hip eateries and ... more

933 W. Belmont Ave.
Chicago , IL
773-404-3400
Tags: budget | great value | trendy
Hotel Burnham

This century-old National Historic Landmark is home to the extravagant boutique, Hotel Burnham, ... more

1 W. Washington St.
Chicago , IL
312-782-1111
Tags: moderate | great value | trendy | architecture
Hotel Cass

The Hotel Cass has teamed up with HolidayInn Express to transform the former no-frills hotel ... more

640 N Wabash Ave
Chicago , IL
312-787-4030
Tags: budget
Hotel Indigo Chicago

The stylish Hotel Indigo Chicago debuted in May 2005, bringing an innovativeand inspirational ... more

1244 North Dearborn Pkwy.
Chicago , IL
312-787-4980
Tags: moderate | boutique hotel
Hotel Sax

Out of the ashes of the old House of Blues Hotel, a thrilling new Phoenix, the 357-room Hotel ... more

333 N. Dearborn St.
Chicago , IL
312-245-0333
Tags: moderate | editor pick | trendy
InterContinental Chicago

Tucked along Michigan Avenue, this 790-room hotel is extremely close to thecity's glitziest ... more

505 N. Michigan Ave.
Chicago , IL
312-944-4100, 800-628-2112
Tags: luxury | expensive | historic | swimming pool | hotel bar
Magnolia Studios

The duo of newly renovated (in 2009) studios found in this intimate inn, run by a ... more

5705 N. Magnolia Ave.
Chicago , IL
773-319-2331
Tags: budget | inn
Ohio House Motel

For location, price and the nostalgia factor, you can’t beat this strictly no-frills, ... more

600 N. Lasalle St.
Chicago , IL
312-943-6000
Tags: family | budget
Park Hyatt Chicago

The Hyatt chain is Chicago based, so naturally its flagship property is a realstunner. In ... more

800 N. Michigan Ave.
Chicago , IL
312-335-1234
Tags: luxury | expensive | smart splurge
The Drake

The famous lakefront property is marvelously elegant, with a magnificent setting that never ... more

140 E Walton Pl
Chicago , IL
312-787-2200
Tags: luxury | expensive | editor pick | historic
The James

All heads turned when this luxury boutique hotel opened in 2006. Think modern, white rooms, the ... more

55 E Ontario St
Chicago , IL
312-337-7217
Tags: luxury | expensive | trendy
The Peninsula

The Pen is that rare luxury hotel that is frequented by world travelers andlocals alike. You'll ... more

108 E. Superior St.
Chicago , IL
312-337-2888
Tags: luxury | expensive | editor pick | smart splurge | swimming pool | smart luxury winner
theWit

Chicago, the birthplace of the skyscraper, has been architectural geek heavenfor years. ... more

201 N. State St.
Chicago , IL
866-318-1514
Tags: luxury | smart splurge | smart luxury winner | great location | trendy | hotel bar | rooftop lounge

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“If you have an early flight, choose a hotel close to the airport the night before. Starting a trip on too little sleep is never fun.”

Karen Dion Freelance Editor

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