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Homewood Suites by Hilton Chicago Downtown/Magnificent Mile
3 out of 5
152 E Huron St, Chicago, IL
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The price is $92 per night
4.4/5Excellent! (1,610 reviews)

"Very Nice Room, Nice View And Comfortable Bed, Convenient Store With Food"…"

Reviewed on May 31, 2020

Homewood Suites by Hilton Chicago Downtown/Magnificent Mile
Hyatt Regency Chicago
4 out of 5
151 East Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL
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The price is $159 per night
4.4/5Excellent! (12,597 reviews)

"I enjoyed most of al the quietness and I hate the fact I had to parked my car in another private parking garage"…"

Reviewed on May 27, 2020

Hyatt Regency Chicago
Hotel Lincoln
4 out of 5
1816 N Clark Street, Chicago, IL
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The price is $128 per night
4.3/5Excellent! (2,211 reviews)

"This hotel was perfect for our stay. Cute modern and cozy!"…"

Reviewed on Mar 23, 2020

Hotel Lincoln
The Drake, a Hilton Hotel
4 out of 5
140 E Walton Place, Chicago, IL
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The price is $159 per night
4.3/5Excellent! (2,312 reviews)

"This is a wonderful old world classic hotel. Clean, well appointed with a friendly and helpful staff; especially the concierge. Room was clean and quiet. Bath was great and breakfast provided many good choices, including custom made omelets.Great location and high tea, if you are so inclined. A focal ..."…"

Reviewed on Apr 2, 2020

The Drake, a Hilton Hotel
Claridge House
4 out of 5
1244 N Dearborn Parkway, Chicago, IL
The price is $100 per night
4.2/5Excellent! (666 reviews)

"Good location, Not much to eat at the downstairs bar in the evening. Nice service. The parking next door is outrageously priced and it’s your only option. Hotel staff are helpful."…"

Reviewed on Mar 17, 2020

Claridge House
Millennium Knickerbocker Chicago
4 out of 5
163 East Walton Place, Chicago, IL
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The price is $79 per night
4.2/5Excellent! (7,216 reviews)

"It was nice, An clean staff was helpfull.i would recommend them"…"

Reviewed on May 21, 2020

Millennium Knickerbocker Chicago
The Ambassador Chicago, a Joie de Vivre Hotel
4 out of 5
1301 N State Pkwy, Chicago, IL
The price is $129 per night
4.2/5Excellent! (2,158 reviews)

"Beautiful old kinda small rooms. Cute details. But what makes this place amazing is the people! Love love love staying here just for the people."…"

Reviewed on Mar 17, 2020

The Ambassador Chicago, a Joie de Vivre Hotel
The Westin Michigan Avenue Chicago
4.5 out of 5
909 North Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL
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4.2/5Excellent! (2,296 reviews)
Quick stay

"Great location! Staff was friendly. Room was comfortable and clean."…"

Reviewed on Mar 2, 2020

The Westin Michigan Avenue Chicago
Sheraton Grand Chicago
4 out of 5
301 E North Water St, Chicago, IL
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4.2/5Excellent! (5,012 reviews)

"Loved the location easy to walk to different places and the views were gorgeous."…"

Reviewed on Mar 10, 2020

Sheraton Grand Chicago
Hotel Versey Days Inn by Wyndham Chicago
3 out of 5
644 West Diversey Parkway, Corner Diversey/Clark/Broadway, Chicago, IL
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The price is $79 per night
4.2/5Very Good! (3,678 reviews)

"the decor was phenomenal and the staff was fantastic"…"

Reviewed on Mar 17, 2020

Hotel Versey Days Inn by Wyndham Chicago
DoubleTree by Hilton Chicago - Magnificent Mile
3.5 out of 5
300 E Ohio St, Chicago, IL
The price is $165 per night
4.2/5Very Good! (5,703 reviews)

"Easy check in, clean rooms, great location, I’ll definitely be back."…"

Reviewed on Mar 8, 2020

DoubleTree by Hilton Chicago - Magnificent Mile
The Homestead Evanston
3 out of 5
1625 Hinman Ave, Evanston, IL
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4.1/5Very Good! (1,139 reviews)
A great trip and location

"Our location was perfect for Chicago. We looked at a couple rooms downtown and then we decided to look here in Evanston. It was a great idea. Easy and close to our friends . Plus there was room to breathe and walk in peace! There were coffee shops and stores in walking distance for that afternoon ..."…"

Reviewed on Dec 26, 2019

The Homestead Evanston
Raffaello Hotel
4 out of 5
201 E Delaware Pl, Chicago, IL
The price is $108 per night
4.1/5Very Good! (2,438 reviews)

"Absolutely cracking location. Room was spacious and product's supplied were of good quality. We would stay again despite some things that we felt let the hotel down. The negatives; the hotel is undergoing refurbishment we were not aware if this before arrival. There was a lack of infirmation on check ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar 11, 2020

Raffaello Hotel
The Whitehall Hotel
4 out of 5
105 E Delaware Pl, Chicago, IL
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The price is $69 per night
4.1/5Very Good! (10,150 reviews)

"Wonderful staff .. nice decor.. comfortable rooms."…"

Reviewed on May 22, 2020

The Whitehall Hotel
W Chicago - Lakeshore
4.5 out of 5
644 N Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL
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The price is $189 per night
4.1/5Very Good! (2,315 reviews)

"The hotel is beautiful however no fridge or microwave, you are to request upon arrival which doesn't say when you book reservation. Also prices on food are ridiculous."…"

Reviewed on Mar 14, 2020

W Chicago - Lakeshore
Chicago Getaway Hostel
2 out of 5
616 W Arlington Pl, Chicago, IL
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The price is $52 per night
4/5Very Good! (1,889 reviews)

"This property was fun to stay at and would be even funner during a normal, non-COVID 19 time. Staff was friendly and it was in a great location!"…"

Reviewed on May 28, 2020

Chicago Getaway Hostel
Illinois Beach Hotel & Conference Center, BW Premier Collection
The price is $118 per night
3.9/5Good! (330 reviews)

"Hotel was very unique and we loved the pool area with all the glass windows and tropical trees. Room was clean and beds soft although the blankets felt on the small side for the queen beds. Would recommend bringing your own towels for pool cause the ones from the hotel seemed to go fast."…"

Reviewed on Mar 9, 2020

Illinois Beach Hotel & Conference Center, BW Premier Collection
Chicago Lake Shore Hotel
3 out of 5
4900 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL
The price is $101 per night
3/5 (1,779 reviews)

"The hotel is great, located right across the Lake. The staff was also very good."…"

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2020

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Beach Hotels in Chicago

Known for its theater and architecture, Chicago offers a lot for the traveler booking a vacation. There are 212 beach hotels and other accommodation options to choose from in this vibrant destination, so it's easy to find one that meets your needs.

As you search for a place to stay by the beach in Chicago, you might be interested in these top-rated hotels with positive customer reviews.

Ambassador Chicago - 4 romantic hotel, 7-minute walk from Oak Street Beach. It features 2 restaurants, complimentary wireless Internet access, and 2 bars/lounges. Guests love the beach and shopping.

Dewitt Hotel and Suites - 3 aparthotel near Oak Street Beach. Our travelers recommend its beach and shopping. This aparthotel boasts a sauna, complimentary wireless Internet access, and kitchens.

Homewood Suites by Hilton Chicago Downtown/Magnificent Mile - 3 hotel near Oak Street Beach. It offers an outdoor pool, full, and a restaurant. Guest reviews highlight the breakfast and shopping.

Hilton Orrington / Evanston - 4 hotel near the beach. It features a restaurant, complimentary wireless Internet access, and a bar/lounge. Guests love the central location and shopping.

The Whitehall Hotel - 4 romantic hotel, 8-minute walk from Oak Street Beach. Our travelers recommend its walkability and shopping. This hotel boasts 2 restaurants, complimentary wireless Internet access, and a bar/lounge.

Planning Your Trip to Chicago

Curious about the best time to visit? These temperature and rainfall averages will give you an idea of the local weather.

  • Hottest months: July, June, August, and September, with an average temperature of 83°F
  • Coldest months: January, February, December, and March, with an average temperature of 20°F
  • Driest months: February, January, December, and March, with an average rainfall of 2.31 inches
  • Rainiest months: May, June, July, and August, with an average rainfall of 4.05 inches

Sightseeing in and Around Chicago

After arriving and settling in at your hotel, you might want to venture out and explore everything Chicago has to offer. If you're eager to check out the beaches, head to Ohio Street Beach or Oak Street Beach for some relaxation by the water. Experience the area's theater and architecture, and make time for local attractions like Millennium Park and Willis Tower. For even more to see and do, pay a visit to Skydeck Ledge or John Hancock Center. Visitors also enjoy Chicago for its:
  • Skyscrapers
  • Art
  • Monuments
  • Museums
  • Entertainment
  • Shopping

Getting Around Chicago

If you're looking to fly to Chicago, the closest major airport is in Chicago, IL (MDW-Midway Intl.), located 8.6 mi (13.9 km) from the city center. Nearby metro stations include Monroe Station, Monroe Station, and Adams-Wabash Station. If you want to see more of the area, hop aboard a train from Millennium Station, Chicago Van Buren Street Station, or Chicago Union Station.

Frequently asked questions

What is Chicago like for travelers who love the beach?
Known for its theater and architecture, Chicago offers a lot for the traveler booking a vacation.
What's the best accommodation to stay near the beach in Chicago?
Bishops Hall is a top 4-star beach hotel with a restaurant and free WiFi. Other good options to stay near the beach include Chicago Lake Shore Hotel and The Homestead Evanston. To enjoy some time by the water, head to North Avenue Beach or Ohio Street Beach.
What's the weather like in Chicago?
If you’re wondering about the local weather, you can use these monthly averages to determine the best time to visit. The hottest months are usually July and June with an average temp of 72°F, while the coldest months are January and February with an average of 30°F. Average annual rainfall for Chicago is 39 inches.
What is there to see and do around Chicago?
After arriving and settling in at your accommodation of choice, you might want to venture out and explore. If you’re eager to check out the beaches, head to North Avenue Beach or Ohio Street Beach for some relaxation by the water. Experience the area’s theater and architecture, and make time for local attractions like Millennium Park and Chicago Theatre. You can also pay a visit to Willis Tower or Chicago Riverwalk for more to see and do.
What's the best way to get around Chicago?
To get to Chicago, book a flight to Chicago, IL (ORD-O’Hare Intl.), the closest major airport, which is located 15.7 mi (25.3 km) away. Nearby metro stations include Monroe Station (Red Line), Monroe Station (Blue Line), and Adams-Wabash Station.

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