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Hotel BnB
0.4 mi from John G. Shedd Aquarium
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5/5Exceptional! (1 review)

"Absolutely loved my stay here!!! Perfect for someone traveling alone who needs to be close to downtown. Very, VERY clean. Amazing price for location. All day parking is located behind the building and is $15 all day (very cheap for all day parking downtown) Showers/Bathrooms are sparkling clean, ..."…"

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2020

Hotel BnB
Best Western Grant Park Hotel
2.5 out of 5
0.4 mi from John G. Shedd Aquarium
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The price is $60 per night
4.1/5Very Good! (3,112 reviews)

"Clean room,nice host, bug free, nice view, working vending machines"…"

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2020

Best Western Grant Park Hotel
Hilton Chicago
4 out of 5
0.5 mi from John G. Shedd Aquarium
The price is $127 per night
4.2/5Very Good! (2,109 reviews)

"We will be back! I booked the trip for my sons 15th birthday. When we got there we got a room upgrade. Everyone was so nice and helpful. Our second day everything closed because of coronavirus, the consierge was so helpful giving us ideas on other things to do! My only negative would be I wish the ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar 17, 2020

Hilton Chicago
Sonder - Essex on the Park
4 out of 5
0.4 mi from John G. Shedd Aquarium
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4.7/5Exceptional! (64 reviews)

"Absolutely loved how easy the check in and check out process was. They allowed us to check in early and check out a little bit later than scheduled. The communication with the staff was always pleasant and they answered the text messages immediately. The place was clean and extremely comfortable ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar 7, 2020

Sonder - Essex on the Park
Hotel Essex Chicago
4 out of 5
0.4 mi from John G. Shedd Aquarium
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The price is $99 per night
4.3/5Excellent! (943 reviews)

"Sliding bathroom doors"…"

Reviewed on Jul 10, 2020

Hotel Essex Chicago
Homewood Suites by Hilton Chicago Downtown South Loop
3 out of 5
0.4 mi from John G. Shedd Aquarium
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The price is $119 per night
4.5/5Wonderful! (253 reviews)

"They need to open the pool back up other than that it was great"…"

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2020

Homewood Suites by Hilton Chicago Downtown South Loop
Hilton Garden Inn Chicago Downtown South Loop
3 out of 5
0.4 mi from John G. Shedd Aquarium
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The price is $99 per night
4.5/5Wonderful! (245 reviews)

"Location near my daughters apartment we moved her into."…"

Reviewed on Jul 8, 2020

Hilton Garden Inn Chicago Downtown South Loop
Congress Plaza Hotel
3.5 out of 5
0.6 mi from John G. Shedd Aquarium
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The price is $98 per night
3.7/5Good! (6,025 reviews)

"Beautiful hotel. Nice staff. Clean roof. Nice location"…"

Reviewed on Jul 8, 2020

Congress Plaza Hotel
Travelodge by Wyndham Downtown Chicago
2 out of 5
0.6 mi from John G. Shedd Aquarium
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The price is $67 per night
3.5/5Good! (1,680 reviews)

"Great location really close to Grant Park, Michigan Ave is one block away which is awesome, hotel itself is dated, they say no smoking but for some reason there was the smell of weed this whole weekend, should screen their customers better but other than that I enjoyed my time here so did my son"…"

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2020

Travelodge by Wyndham Downtown Chicago
Staypineapple, An Iconic Hotel, The Loop
4 out of 5
1.2 mi from John G. Shedd Aquarium
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The price is $84 per night
4.6/5Exceptional! (1,051 reviews)

"I liked the charm of keeping the interior original it was very charming. I realize that I stayed at a difficult time with covid but felt the service could have been better. I had to ask for bathrobes. as soon as i asked for them they were provided but felt i should have been asked if i wanted them ..."…"

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2020

Staypineapple, An Iconic Hotel, The Loop
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John G. Shedd Aquarium is located in a vibrant area of Chicago known for its beautiful lakeside setting and stunning architecture. The neighborhood is home to 47 hotels and other accommodations, so you can find something that works for your stay.

Staying Near John G. Shedd Aquarium

You can choose from 41 hotels and accommodations within a mile of John G. Shedd Aquarium, including these options:

  • Congress Plaza Hotel: With a stay at this 3.5-star hotel, guests can enjoy access to 2 restaurants and a fitness center, along with free WiFi. Our customers like its beach locale and overall value.
  • Best Western Grant Park Hotel: This 2.5-star hotel features a restaurant, free WiFi, and a fitness center. Our customers like its family-friendly amenities and overall value.
  • Hilton Chicago- Michigan Ave Cultural Mile: This 4-star hotel features 3 restaurants, an indoor pool, and a health club. Our customers like its overall value and pool.

Things to See and Do Near John G. Shedd Aquarium

While you're in town visiting John G. Shedd Aquarium, you can explore the sights within just a few miles of the area.

You might want to spend some time browsing the exhibits at Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago Children's Museum, or Chicago History Museum. Willis Tower, Chicago Riverwalk, and John Hancock Center are well-known local landmarks worth a visit. You can watch performances at Arie Crown Theater, Oriental Theatre, and Cadillac Palace Theatre if you're interested in local theater.

Soldier Field and Grant Park are both worth a visit while you're checking out the area. Spend some time checking out Art Institute of Chicago, which is 1.1 mi (1.7 km) from John G. Shedd Aquarium, or make a stop by McCormick Place, located 1.1 mi (1.7 km) away.

Traveling around John G. Shedd Aquarium

With so many choices for transportation, seeing the area around John G. Shedd Aquarium is simple. Local metro stations include Roosevelt Station and Harrison Station. If you're taking a train into town, Chicago 18th Street Station, Chicago Museum Campus-11th Street Station, and Chicago McCormick Place Station are the stations closest to South Loop.

Frequently asked questions

What's the area like around John G. Shedd Aquarium?
John G. Shedd Aquarium is located in a vibrant area of Chicago known for its stunning architecture and popular art scene. If you’re looking for a convenient place to stay, check out the 127 hotels and other accommodations you’ll find within a mile.
What's the best hotel to stay close to John G. Shedd Aquarium?
Best Western Grant Park Hotel is one of the top choices for your stay based on our traveler data, and this hotel offers a restaurant and free WiFi. It’s located just a short 0.5 mi (0.8 km) from John G. Shedd Aquarium. Other good choices within a short distance include Congress Plaza Hotel and Hotel Essex Chicago.
If I need to cancel the hotel reservation for my stay near John G. Shedd Aquarium, will I receive a refund?
Yes, the majority of hotel room reservations are fully refundable as long as you cancel before the hotel’s cancellation deadline, which is often 24 or 48 hours before the scheduled arrival. If you booked a non-refundable reservation, it might still be possible to cancel it and get a refund within a 24-hour period of booking. Enter dates in and click on “Search”, then you can filter by “free cancellation” to review the best deals near John G. Shedd Aquarium.
Where can I learn more about changing or cancelling my trip in the area near John G. Shedd Aquarium?
For additional details about picking new dates or cancelling your stay near John G. Shedd Aquarium, head over to our customer service page.
What can I see and do near John G. Shedd Aquarium?
Study the collections at Field Museum of Natural History, Art Institute of Chicago, or Museum of Contemporary Art. While you’re exploring, swing by Buckingham Fountain, Civic Opera House, and Merchandise Mart to learn a bit about the area. You can catch a show at Chicago Theatre, House of Blues Chicago, and Cadillac Palace Theatre.

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