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*Estimated average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices may vary.
OFF SEASON
November:
$241 avg/night*
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July:
$246 avg/night*

Featured Chicago Beach Hotels

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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 (6,159 reviews)
$76/ night for 2 guests

Beach; North Michigan Avenue shopping; restaurants.

Reviewed on Jun 3, 2017
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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 (8,308 reviews)
$67/ night for 2 guests

Great location near shopping and the beach.

Reviewed on Jul 3, 2017
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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 (1,603 reviews)
$76/ night for 2 guests

Nice walking distance to lakeside beach.

Reviewed on May 9, 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 (928 reviews)
$122/ night for 2 guests

It is in a great location - just north of Chicago, within walking distance of beaches, great restaurants and shopping.

Reviewed on Jul 25, 2017
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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 (2,267 reviews)
$109/ night for 2 guests

SHOPPING, BEACH, SITE SEEING AND GREAT CHICAGO FOOD

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2017
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Hotel Lincoln
Hotel Lincoln
4.0 out of 5.0 1816 N Clark Street, Chicago
Free Cancellation
4.3/5 (2,243 reviews)
$89/ night for 2 guests

Great location..across from zoo and beach.

Reviewed on Jul 1, 2017
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Ambassador Chicago
Ambassador Chicago
4.0 out of 5.0 1301 N State Pkwy, Chicago
Free Cancellation
4.2/5 (1,951 reviews)
$79/ night for 2 guests

Beach and Magnificent Mile within walking distance.

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2017
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Claridge House
Claridge House
4.0 out of 5.0 1244 N Dearborn Parkway, Chicago
Free Cancellation
4.4/5 (231 reviews)
$80/ night for 2 guests

Close to many restaurants, bars and main attractions like the magnificent mile, shopping, Lake Michigan beach and Chicago 360.

Reviewed on Jul 11, 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 (983 reviews)
$71/ night for 2 guests

Close to Fantastic shopping, beach, historical sites.

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2017
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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 (224 reviews)
$105/ night for 2 guests

Nice close to beach clean pool

Reviewed on Jul 14, 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 (2,238 reviews)
$111/ night for 2 guests

The beach, shopping and great restaurants

Reviewed on Jul 3, 2017
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Raffaello Hotel
Raffaello Hotel
4.0 out of 5.0 201 E Delaware Pl, Chicago
4.1/5 (2,457 reviews)
$85/ night for 2 guests

I love the location, because it is close to the beach, shopping and places to dine.

Reviewed on Apr 12, 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 (2,271 reviews)
$110/ night for 2 guests

The views were get and the close proximity to restaurants, the beach and the Magnificent Mile were great.

Reviewed on Jul 12, 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 (4,679 reviews)
$85/ night for 2 guests

The proximity to the beach and Navy Pier was great

Reviewed on Jul 2, 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 (3,371 reviews)
$67/ night for 2 guests

This hotel is conveniently located near the Lincoln Park which is a favorite tourist spot, including nice beaches and a very nice zoo.

Reviewed on Jun 1, 2017
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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
4.4/5 (1,126 reviews)
$98/ night for 2 guests

Lots of space in the rooms, fast check in, great staff

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2019
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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 (1,585 reviews)
$53/ night for 2 guests

Good for joggers (close to running path along the Lincoln Park beach), near Boystown (gay clubbing area), near many restaurants!

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2017
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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 (4,516 reviews)
$118/ night for 2 guests

Everything was super from the minute we stepped out of vehicle. The valet gentleman was courteous and informative, the room very clean, the housekeeping staff amazingly prompt, the complementary breakfast was fresh and the workout facility was one of the best we've seen in a hotel! We will definitely ...

Reviewed on Jan 7, 2019
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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.