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Millennium Knickerbocker Chicago
Millennium Knickerbocker Chicago
4.0 out of 5.0 163 East Walton Place, Chicago
Free Cancellation
4.3/5 (6,037 reviews)
$82/ nightfor 2 guests

Great location nice staff. A very nice location for all MichiGan Ave activities.

Reviewed on Dec 8, 2018
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The Whitehall Hotel
The Whitehall Hotel
4.0 out of 5.0 105 E Delaware Pl, Chicago
Free Cancellation
4.1/5 (8,123 reviews)
$74/ nightfor 2 guests

Friendly staff, convenient to Michigan Avenue, easy check in

Reviewed on Dec 9, 2018
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Chicago Lake Shore Hotel
Chicago Lake Shore Hotel
3.0 out of 5.0 4900 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago
3.0/5 (1,577 reviews)
$67/ nightfor 2 guests

I stayed here because the location was near U Chicago. Price was very good compared to other downtown hotels and easy accessibility to main roads for navigating around Chicago with my car. It wasn't fancy but was clean in general. I didn't like that there was no refrigerator. I didn't like the fact ...

Reviewed on Oct 1, 2018
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The Homestead Evanston
The Homestead Evanston
3.0 out of 5.0 1625 Hinman Ave, Evanston
Free Cancellation
4.1/5 (887 reviews)
$127/ nightfor 2 guests

The staff was really nice and helpful. The complimentary breakfast was also nice and the proximity to the city was also great

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2018
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The Drake, a Hilton Hotel
The Drake, a Hilton Hotel
4.0 out of 5.0 140 E Walton Place, Chicago
Free Cancellation
4.3/5 (2,191 reviews)
$105/ nightfor 2 guests

My stay at the Drake was again wonderful!! Staff is always helpful, our room was a bit warm engineer was send to our room to help. He opened our window just a crack to allow a gentle Dec breeze to cool us. Lol! (He did inform us no AC this time of year) he stayed a few extra minutes to help my daughter ...

Reviewed on Dec 3, 2018
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Hotel Lincoln
Hotel Lincoln
4.0 out of 5.0 1816 N Clark Street, Chicago
Free Cancellation
4.3/5 (2,160 reviews)
$76/ nightfor 2 guests

Nice hotel in a great location. Staff was friendly and accommodating.

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2018
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Ambassador Chicago
Ambassador Chicago
4.0 out of 5.0 1301 N State Pkwy, Chicago
Free Cancellation
4.2/5 (1,854 reviews)
$101/ nightfor 2 guests

i didnt like how small the bathroom was and the tub was dirty

Reviewed on Dec 3, 2018
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Claridge House
Claridge House
4.0 out of 5.0 1244 N Dearborn Parkway, Chicago
4.4/5 (148 reviews)
$79/ nightfor 2 guests

Fantastic everything! Great value, great location, great staff. The continental breakfast is also a nice added plus to a great stay. The boutique nature of this hotel is welcoming and friendly.

Reviewed on Dec 3, 2018
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Dewitt Hotel and Suites
Dewitt Hotel and Suites
3.0 out of 5.0 900 N Dewitt Pl, Chicago
Free Cancellation
3.8/5 (943 reviews)
$67/ nightfor 2 guests

This was my second stay. Great as usual. No frills and simple. Perfect location.

Reviewed on Dec 7, 2018
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Illinois Beach Hotel & Conference Center, BW Premier Collection
Illinois Beach Hotel & Conference Center, BW Premier Collection
3.0 out of 5.0 One Lake Front Dr., Zion
Free Cancellation
3.7/5 (219 reviews)
$84/ nightfor 2 guests

We loved being on the lake and a nice huge pool. It has a lounge and restraunt which we enjoyed as well. Small room and breakfast was just ok.

Reviewed on Sep 8, 2018
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The Westin Michigan Avenue Chicago
The Westin Michigan Avenue Chicago
4.5 out of 5.0 909 North Michigan Ave, Chicago
Free Cancellation
4.2/5 (2,197 reviews)
$98/ nightfor 2 guests

Very professional staff all was so friendly and helpful

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2018
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Raffaello Hotel
Raffaello Hotel
4.0 out of 5.0 201 E Delaware Pl, Chicago
4.1/5 (2,386 reviews)
$99/ nightfor 2 guests

We had a wonderful stay at the hotel. Location was great.

Reviewed on Dec 8, 2018
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W Chicago - Lakeshore
W Chicago - Lakeshore
4.5 out of 5.0 644 N Lake Shore Dr, Chicago
Free Cancellation
4.0/5 (2,182 reviews)
$101/ nightfor 2 guests

great ambiance, definitely felt upscale. reccomended

Reviewed on Dec 7, 2018
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DoubleTree by Hilton Chicago - Magnificent Mile
DoubleTree by Hilton Chicago - Magnificent Mile
3.5 out of 5.0 300 E Ohio St, Chicago
Free Cancellation
4.2/5 (4,555 reviews)
$73/ nightfor 2 guests

The view of the city was nice. We loved the art installation in the lobby. The restaurant served a great breakfast with excellent service.

Reviewed on Dec 5, 2018
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Hotel Versey Days Inn by Wyndham Chicago
Hotel Versey Days Inn by Wyndham Chicago
3.0 out of 5.0 644 West Diversey Parkway, Chicago
Free Cancellation
4.2/5 (3,298 reviews)
$76/ nightfor 2 guests

Its a very nice hotel, friendly staff, super clean

Reviewed on Dec 9, 2018
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Homewood Suites by Hilton Chicago Downtown/Magnificent Mile
Homewood Suites by Hilton Chicago Downtown/Magnificent Mile
3.0 out of 5.0 152 E Huron St, Chicago
Free Cancellation
4.4/5 (1,043 reviews)
$92/ nightfor 2 guests

The location to the magnificent mile was perfect. Hotel was clean and spacious.

Reviewed on Dec 3, 2018
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Chicago Getaway Hostel
Chicago Getaway Hostel
1.5 out of 5.0 616 W Arlington Pl, Chicago
Free Cancellation
4.1/5 (1,524 reviews)
$27/ nightfor 2 guests

The hostel itself is very good and clean. The only inconvenience is the shared bathroom is located far enough from the dorms so you have to leave the room and walk to the other part of the floor. The staff is very friendly and helpful. Will stay here again

Reviewed on Dec 4, 2018
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Sheraton Grand Chicago
Sheraton Grand Chicago
4.0 out of 5.0 301 E North Water St, Chicago
Free Cancellation
4.2/5 (4,427 reviews)
$101/ nightfor 2 guests

Great location in downton, clean and good service.

Reviewed on Nov 28, 2018
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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.