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The Drake, a Hilton Hotel

The Drake, a Hilton Hotel

140 E Walton Place, Chicago
4.0 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (57 reviews)

Overlooking Lake Michigan, this opulent 1920s landmark Chicago hotel is set on the Magnificent Mile, with the shops of Water Tower Place a block away; Oak Street ...

Memorial Day Weekend at the DrakeA beautiful and historic hotel in Chicago with a wonderfully helpful and courteous staff! The location is amazing...great for access to the beaches on Lake Michigan and/or the shopping and sights of Michigan Avenue.
  May 31, 2017

$109

$109
Millennium Knickerbocker Chicago

Millennium Knickerbocker Chicago

163 East Walton Place, Chicago
4.0 out of 5.0
4.3 out of 5 (185 reviews)

This 1927 landmark Chicago hotel is a half block from Michigan Avenue/Magnificent Mile shopping, two blocks from Oak Street shopping and Water Tower Place. Lake ...

Especially loved our bartenders Stephen and Raphael.
  Nov 15, 2017

$89

$89
Chicago Lake Shore Hotel

Chicago Lake Shore Hotel

4900 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago
3.0 out of 5.0
2.7 out of 5 (40 reviews)

Located 5 miles south of downtown Chicago, this hotel is also just south of McCormick Place and overlooks Lake Michigan.

Quiet motel near beachIt was very nice walking along the bike path near the beach to the Museum of Science and Industry.
  Oct 17, 2017

$76

$76
Dewitt Hotel and Suites

Dewitt Hotel and Suites

900 N Dewitt Pl, Chicago
3.0 out of 5.0
3.3 out of 5 (3 reviews)

Located in Near North Side, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of John Hancock Center and Chicago Water Tower. Tribune Tower and Wrigley Building are ...

good value with great location. nice holiday decorstayed 2 nites. close to the Mile. lots of choices for meals. a block from the lake!
  Dec 14, 2015

$62

$62
Hotel Lincoln

Hotel Lincoln

1816 N Clark Street, Chicago
4.0 out of 5.0
4.8 out of 5 (30 reviews)

Located in Lincoln Park, this boutique hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Park West, Second City, and Chicago History Museum. Lincoln Park Zoo and North Avenue ...

Beautiful Hotel with great locationLOVED the character and feel of the hotel, but the hotel room didn't have a mini fridge and parking was way over priced. Enjoyed the cafe for breakfast. Had a great view.
  Mar 5, 2017

$118

$118
Hotel Indigo Chicago Downtown Gold Coast

Hotel Indigo Chicago Downtown Gold Coast

1244 N Dearborn Parkway, Chicago
3.5 out of 5.0
4.3 out of 5 (37 reviews)

Located in Gold Coast, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Newberry Library, International Museum of Surgical Science, and Water Tower Place. Navy Pier ...

Lovely hotel, and great location. This was a lovely hotel. The room was bright, cheerful and the location was perfect. It was within 2 blocks to the beach. The breakfast area was adorable, and food was delicious. Would definitely stay here again.
  Jun 11, 2017

$79

$79
The Westin Michigan Avenue Chicago

The Westin Michigan Avenue Chicago

909 North Michigan Ave, Chicago
4.5 out of 5.0
3.9 out of 5 (67 reviews)

Set in the heart of North Michigan Avenue shopping, this 27-story Chicago Westin hotel is across from the John Hancock Center, a block from Water Tower Place, ...

We enjoyed our stay. The hotel staff was very friendly and helpful.
  Oct 24, 2017

$74

$74
Ambassador Chicago

Ambassador Chicago

1301 N State Pkwy, Chicago
4.0 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (18 reviews)

Ambassador Chicago's Gold Coast location is within a short walk or cab ride to the finest shopping and dining as well as the majority of downtown Chicago businesses, ...

Nice hotel in a very nice area.When I made the reservation I requested a room with a nice view. I followed up with that request the week prior to our visit and I was told a room with a nice view could not be guaranteed, it was based on availability at arrival. We arrived shortly after 3, the earliest check in time, and we were ...
  May 15, 2017

$127

$127
Illinois Beach Resort & Conf. Center, BW Premier Collection

Illinois Beach Resort & Conf. Center, BW Premier Collection

One Lake Front Dr., Zion
3.0 out of 5.0
3.0 out of 5 (2 reviews)

Nestled on the beach, this Zion hotel is 1 mi (1.7 km) from Illinois Beach State Park and 2.8 mi (4.5 km) from Cancer Treatment Centers of America Midwestern ...

Great location and food is incredible. Really need to upgrade rooms!!!
  Aug 17, 2015

$95

$95
The Homestead Evanston

The Homestead Evanston

1625 Hinman Ave, Evanston
3.0 out of 5.0
4.6 out of 5 (5 reviews)

Situated near the airport, this hotel is 0.4 mi (0.7 km) from Northwestern University and within 6 mi (10 km) of Loyola University Chicago and Skokie Theatre. ...

Recommended! Enjoyed our stay and look forward to returning on our next visit to the area. Very friendly staff, clean & spacious room with the feeling of home away from home. Close to the lakefront. Beautiful area!
  Jul 18, 2016

$119

$119
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If you close your eyes, you can hear the crowds cheering at Wrigley Field from here. Yes, you long for a trip to the land of pan pizza and the Magnificent Mile, a city so sparkly they had to put a giant metallic bean in the middle where all the shimmer can bounce off the side and play in the sky. And while you’re no stranger to the epicurean adventures to be had in The Windy City, you also love to visit the city in the summer and soak up the sun. Between the Chicago River and Lake Michigan, you won’t be left wanting for places to gaze at the water or even get in and play for a while. Book Chicago hotels on the beach with Travelocity, and you’ll wake up to a serene view. Yes, that’s some wise wandering.

Where are the best beaches in Chicago?

There are no fewer than two dozen beaches in Chicago, a fact that may surprise the island-hoppers in your social circle. Among the best are Oak Street Beach and the 31st Street Beach. Oak Street Beach is near Michigan Avenue and all of its appeal, while the 31st Street Beach offers up a spectacular skyline view along with a picnic area and fishing dock. Stay at one of our top Chicago beach hotels, and you can walk to the sand with morning coffee in hand.

What are the best restaurants in Chicago with a view of the water?

Chicago is brimming with eateries that spoil you with views of the Chicago River and Lake Michigan while you dine.

  • Castaways Bar & Grill: For some of the best water views in The Windy City, pull up a chair at this restaurant on North Avenue Beach with a colorful outdoor dining area and juicy burgers.
  • Sixteen: For an upscale experience, check out this eatery along the Chicago River. Located on the 16th floor, your eyes can guzzle the view while you savor a fine glass of wine.
  • North Pond: This establishment offers quiet dining just steps from the pond in Lincoln Park, not to mention a seafood menu so delightful you won’t mind the butter running down your chin in front of everyone.

What food should you eat while in Chicago?

After you sink your teeth into a divinely gooey slice of deep-dish pizza, there is yet more food to be discovered in Chicago. While pizza and hot dogs tend to make the headlines when it comes to Chi-Town food, St. Louis-style ribs, Korean chicken wings, and chocolate-covered churros are also must-try dishes in this diverse city. While you’re at it, slurp up some noodles and top it all off with a bowl of gelato.

You want to do some retail therapy and be surrounded by homespun charm, but you’re not ready to give up the dream of finding some sand in your jeans for months to come. Head to Chi-Town, where the best of metropolitan and beachy meet. When you book Chicago beachfront hotels, like the Chicago Lake Shore Hotel or Thompson Chicago, your vacation is off on the right sandal-clad foot already.

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