Boutique Hotels in Chicago

The Windy City has been well known for its hospitality since the Roaring Twenties when “hospitality” meant alcoholic beverages served in gratis to guests in lush parlors and intimate lounges. Although the days of Prohibition have long past, Chicago still hospitably welcomes visitors, and the city’s boutique hotels offer some of the most comfortable and convenient accommodations for sightseers and avid shoppers.


Most Chicago boutique hotels are located on or near the Magnificent Mile. This famous shopping district draws people from all over the world to shop at flagship stores and enjoy unique purchasing opportunities. Just south of the Magnificent Mile lies the popular Museum Campus, easily accessible by public transportation from the area’s hotels. Navy Pier, Millennium Park and Soldier Field are a few of the other attractions conveniently located to Chicago’s boutique hotels.

The Hotels

Trump International Hotel is one of the newest boutique options in Chicago. Located just one block from the Magnificent Mile, this hotel features amenities such as a day spa and an indoor pool that features spectacular views of the river. Guest rooms also feature amazing views of the city through floor-to-ceiling windows. Other amenities include 42-inch LCD televisions, in-mirror TVs, separate showers and deep-soaking tubs, and 500-count Italian linens.

MileNorth Chicago is located in easy walking distance of the city’s famous water tower as well as Tribune Tower and the Wrigley Building. Guests here enjoy unlimited access to the facility’s 24-hour fitness center, and a bar as well as an intimate café are also located within the hotel. Other amenities include high-definition televisions in each room, MP3 docking stations, and in-room refrigerators.

Sofitel Chicago Water Tower caters to hard-core shoppers with its convenient location between the Magnificent Mile and the intimate Oak Street shopping district. Amenities include complimentary WiFi in the lobby and meeting spaces, feather mattresses and duvets, evening turndown service, ornate marble bathrooms with separate showers, and optional valet parking services.

Kimpton Hotels features four unique boutique options in downtown Chicago. Hotel Monaco is the closest to Michigan Avenue and Lakeshore Drive and features a hosted evening wine hour each night in the lobby. Hotel Burnham, located in the historic Reliance Building, offers a taste of old Chicago style with modern luxuries such as a well-equipped fitness center and in-room spa services. Hotel Palomar Chicago is set in the trendy River North neighborhood where guests can enjoy a myriad of art shows as well as some hip nightlife. Business travelers will enjoy a stay at the newly renovated Hotel Allegro where they’ll have convenient access to the city’s financial district and several local theaters for entertainment in the evening or on a day off.

Reasons to Book

Boutique hotels in Chicago offer ideal accommodations for a wide range of travelers. Shoppers, sightseers and business travelers can find what they require at these establishments. Today, the city of Chicago continues to welcome guests in style.

Last Updated: October 17, 2014