Michigan Avenue's hotels are paramount to the success of Chicago's Magnificent Mile. With over 60 hotels located on or nearby, you will find much variety in accommodations. From intimate and cozy boutique hotels to Chicago's finest five-star luxury lodging, the Magnificent Mile has accommodations to suit many different tastes and desires. Here are five choices in hotels that are convenient to the shops, restaurants, businesses and entertainment of the fabulous Magnificent Mile.
- Ritz-Carlton Chicago
Located at the top of the Water Tower Place at 845 N.Michigan Avenue, the Ritz-Carlton is in the heart of downtown Chicago. The Ritz is a Four Seasons Hotel and a Five Diamond and Mobil Five Star accommodation as listed by AAA. It is only a few blocks away from its namesake, the Four Seasons Hotel Chicago.
All Ritz-Carltons are well-known for great amenities, and Chicago's Ritz-Carlton is no exception. Enjoy a pool, spa, fitness facilities, on-site shopping and a restaurant and bar. The hotel is within walking distance of Lincoln Park Zoo, Water Tower Place Shopping Center, Shakespeare Theater, the Museum of Contemporary Art and The Hancock Observatory.
- The Drake Hotel
For luxury and full-service, check into the Drake Hotel located at 140 East Walton Place on the lake side of Michigan Avenue. It is two blocks north of the John Hancock Center and a block south of Oak Street Beach. Amenities are plentiful at this hotel. Enjoy complete room service and all other features you would expect from an urban resort such as WI-FI and HDTV with premium channels. The Drake has several elegant restaurants and boasts the street level presence of retail tenants Chanel, Van Cleef & Arpels and Georg Jensen.
- The Westin Michigan Chicago Hotel
The Westin Michigan Avenue Chicago Hotel overlooks a picturesque stretch of Lake Michigan and is directly across the street from Oak Street Beach. It is near countless popular Michigan Avenue restaurants and a wide array of shopping options. It is near the Navy Pier, one of the Midwest's most popular tourist destinations. Enjoy marble foyers and bathrooms and all the comforts of home and plenty of technology.
- Penisula Chicago
The Peninsula Chicago is 20 stories of luxury at the intersection of East superior Street and North Michigan Avenue. The high rise hotel is located near the Navy Pier, Millennium Park, the John Hancock Center and the Art Institute of Chicago. Check into a spacious executive suite on a corner site with one of three different spectacular city views from a picture window. Suites have a discreet entry foyer, the sofas are plush, and the marble bathrooms have double vanities.
- Waldorf Astoria Chicago
The award-winning Waldorf Astoria Chicago has expansive rooms and suites with stunning interiors. It has been ranked as the number one Large City Hotel in the Continental United States. Enjoy a view from the terrace and a warm fire in the fireplace in the windy city's chilly winters. It features an indoor pool, restaurant, full service spa and a bar and lounge. It is within walking distance of the Newberry Library, the Chicago Water Tower and the Hancock Tower. It is also close to Millennium Park and the Art Institute of Chicago.