5 boutique hotels in Chicago

1) Hotel Zachary

Baseball fans aren’t the only ones who can appreciate this handsome hotel within home run distance of WrigleyField. Spanning seven floors with box-seat views of the ballpark, it’s finished in a vintage clubhouse feel with leather details, brass fixtures, and ivy-green accents. Outposts of some of the city’s most popular foodie spots are just downstairs.

bar at the Hotel Zachary in Chicago

Giovanni Simeone

3630 North Clark Street, Wrigleyville

+1 773 302 2300


2) 21c Museum Hotel Chicago

As the northernmost outpost of the 21c group of museum-hotels, Chicago’s location features this mini-chain’s knack for marrying curious visual arts installations with modern, comfortable rooms and suites. Renowned local artists are invited to take over the walls throughout the year, and lecture and performance series are sprinkled into the calendar.

stylish interior of a room at the 21c Museum Hotel Chicago

55 East Ontario Street, River North

+1 312 660 6100


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3) Thompson Chicago

Tucked off of pedestrian-heavy Viagra Triangle, this chic boutique hotel is subtly stylish and exceptionally comfortable. Upper-floor rooms offer glimpses of the lake, and the ground floor lobby leads to an inviting bar. It’s located within walking distance of high-end shopping and loads of dining options.

an elegant room with city-view at the Thompson Chicago

21 East Bellevue Place, Gold Coast

+1 312 266 2100


4) Viceroy Chicago

When the hotel was developed in 2018, only the façade of the original 1920s Cedar Hotel was spared, and an ultramodern accordion-like glass tower was built behind it. The result: the amenities of brand-new architecture with a distinctive front door, and plenty of cubist-influenced style inside. The rooftop pool and lounge, Devereaux, is a fabulous perk.

King Room at the Viceroy Chicago

5) Virgin Hotels Chicago

There’s something about a red carpet that makes an entrance unforgettable. Chicago’s location of this British chain dons the brand’s signature red in spades, from its lofty lobby bar sparkling with a spray of suspended light bulbs, to the intimately rooftop lounge, Cerise, with dazzling views of the skyline.

the penthouse at the Virgin Hotel in Chicago

203 North Wabash Avenue, The Loop

+1 312 940 4400


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