We're planning an end-of-summer weekend staycation outside of our own apartment, and we've been browsing the AT archives for Chicago hotel ideas. Skipping plane fare means a little more to spend on hotels, so we're looking into nicer options that have stylish rooms. (Being AT fans, a well-decorated room is important to us!) Click below for a few of the ideas we've rounded up...
The Dana Hotel and Spa (shown at top) is new to the city and replaces an old Chicago hotel in River North. It's close to the Gold Coast, and rooms are modern with floor-to-ceiling glass windows and/or balconies.
The James Hotel in River North is one that gets mentioned a lot on AT. Modern spaces range from standard guest rooms to "studios" and "lofts."
One place we'd love to try is the Ruby Room Spa in Wicker Park. They require a minimum 2-day stay and ask that you schedule spa services with them. The rooms have no TV, no phones, and no standard reception services. They don't offer a normal hotel experience, but rather focus on the idea of retreat and relaxation.
We've stayed at the W Hotel in the City Center before and enjoyed it. The rooms were nicely decorated, the restaurant was great, and the service staff was very helpful. There's also a Lakeshore Drive location.
Other suggestions for a good weekend "staycation" hotel in Chicago? Let us know in the comments.
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