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Lodging Strategy

Where should we stay? With hundreds of Chicago hotels, it may seem like a daunting question. But don’t worry—our expert writers and editors have done most of the legwork. The selections here represent the best this city has to offer—from the best budget motels to the sleekest designer hotels. Scan "Best Bets" on the following pages for top recommendations by price and experience. Or find a review quickly in the listings. Search by neighborhood, then alphabetically.

Facilities

Unless otherwise noted in the individual descriptions, all the hotels listed have private baths, central heating, and private phones. Almost all have Internet capability and Wi-Fi access as well as valet service.

Reservations

Reservations are an absolute necessity when planning your trip to Chicago—hotels often fill up with convention traffic, so book your room in advance.

With Kids

In the listings, look for the word "family," which indicates the property is particularly good for kids.

Prices

Prices in the reviews are the lowest cost of a standard double room in high season; they do not take into account discounts or package deals you may find on consolidator websites.