Chicago played host to a whopping 50.2 million domestic and international visitors in 2014. The number justifies O’Hare International Airport being the busiest in the world. Whether you’re a first time visitor or travelling here for the umpteenth time, the Windy City has tons to contribute to your discovery of visual arts, film, theater, and music. Tourists staying in the downtown area are a stone’s throw away from the Magnificent Mile- Chicago’s largest shopping district- and business travelers get easy access to The Loop- the central business district of Chicago. The Loop also houses famous skyscrapers and historic buildings that are well known for their architectural creativity. Moreover, staying in downtown Chicago gives you easy access to several restaurants, nightclubs, and museums. But, are you confused about which hotel to choose? We’ll tell you about the best luxury Chicago hotels that cater to budgets above USD 200.
The Talbott Hotel
The Talbott is ideal for folks looking for old school luxury. This European-style hotel was built in 1927 and the elegant rooms are equipped with free Wi-Fi and work desks. Energy efficient fixtures ensure that the environmentally friendly clan are happy. If you’re looking to ditch the modern, hip hotels, then this sophisticated boutique hotel is the ideal place to call home during your stay in Chicago. Suites are equipped with Italian linens and feather pillows, and some even come with Mac Mini computers.
The place boasts an efficient staff and what’s more, the hotel is dog-friendly, so if you have a furry friend travelling with you, doggy bowls and comfy dog beds are provided. Unwind after a busy day of sightseeing by treating yourself to a massage by the hotel’s Massage Therapist right in the comfort of your elegant room, and if your pooch also wants a massage, a certified animal therapist is at your disposal. Don’t miss the magnificent view of Lake Michigan which is only a short walk away from the hotel. Rooms begin at USD 200.
Sofitel Chicago Water Tower
Conveniently located in the middle of the Mag Mile, the Sofitel Chicago Water Tower provides high-end accommodation to travelers. The luxurious downtown hotel was designed by French architect Jean-Paul Viguier, and this 32-story prism holds its ground among the many skyscrapers in the area. The all-glass building gives you stunning views of the Chicago skyline and Lake Michigan. All rooms are equipped with Sofitel’s luxurious feathertop and duvet sleep system, SoBed, which ensures a superior sleeping experience.
The no-fuss, impeccable staff ensures you get the best of your stay, and if you’re in the Windy City for business, you can make use of the hotel’s well-equipped meeting rooms. The Café des Architectes restaurant in the hotel provides a stylish ambiance with delectable food, and the chic lounge Le Bar is ideal for pre- and post-dinner cocktails.
If beaches are your thing, the hotel is only a few minutes away from two of Chicago’s best beaches- the Oak Street beach and North Avenue beach. If you’re driving, opting for the parking-included package can save you a small fortune owing to the high valet parking charges. Rooms begin at USD 200.
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