Willis Tower

Willis Tower which includes views, a city and a skyscraper
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Visit the Skydeck and gaze down over the Chicago cityscape from a dazzling 1,353 feet above the sidewalk.

Willis Tower, the tallest building in the US, is a 1,450-foot modern office block that offers unrivalled views of Chicago. Ride the elevators to the 103rd floor Skydeck, 1,353 feet above the sidewalks to check out a viewing platform and small museum. On a clear day it’s possible to see as far as Indiana, Michigan and Wisconsin. Gaze across the city’s major attractions, including Lake Michigan and Millennium Park.

This landmark building on South Wacker Drive, in the West Loop, was constructed in 1973 as The Sears Tower (the name changed in 2003). It was the tallest building in the world for 25 years until the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lampur, Malaysia took this honor. The Willis Tower still holds the title as the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere, though, and it’s the seventh tallest building in the world. It holds more than 3.8 million square feet of office space.

Don't miss one of the highlights of the Skydeck, the glass ledge which juts out from the side of the building. Walk on the glass floor and peer down at the street more than 1,000 feet below. Many stop to have their photo taken. There are 360-views from glass windows on every side of the tower, and a railing to hold on to in case you get dizzy.

Take the time to walk through a small interactive museum about Chicago. There are short videos, a trivia game, and photographs of the City’s attractions from 1,353 feet in the air.Enter on the south side of the building along Jackson Boulevard.

For more details on interesting local attractions and activities, check out our things to do in Chicago page.

Top Hotels Close to Willis Tower

La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Chicago Downtown
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Chicago Downtown
3 out of 5
1 S Franklin Street, Chicago, IL, 60606
The price is $87 per night from Dec 22 to Dec 23
$87
per night
Dec 22 - Dec 23
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Chicago. Enjoy free WiFi, room service, and a fitness center. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (2,219 reviews)
Just OK.
"This hotel is just OK for the price. The staff said that the hotel doesn't offer any housekeeping or refreshing towels, etc. if you stay less than a week. My room keys kept demagnetizing every day, which has never happened before so their keys are probably cheap junk. The hotel is in decent condition ..."

Reviewed on Dec 5, 2022

La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Chicago Downtown
Congress Plaza Hotel
Congress Plaza Hotel
3.5 out of 5
520 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL, 60605
The price is $116 per night from Jan 2 to Jan 3
$116
per night
Jan 2 - Jan 3
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly hotel in Chicago. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 restaurants, and 2 bars/lounges. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean ...
3.7/5 Good! (3,836 reviews)
"all very well.. only in room 933 when you showered. the water was coming out and wetting the entire bathroom floor. but everything else very good."

Reviewed on Dec 5, 2022

Congress Plaza Hotel
Club Quarters Hotel, Central Loop, Chicago
Club Quarters Hotel, Central Loop, Chicago
4 out of 5
111 West Adams Street, Chicago, IL, 60603
The price is $92 per night from Jan 1 to Jan 2
$92
per night
Jan 1 - Jan 2
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Chicago. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and room service. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (1,975 reviews)
Great location
"Great location near the blue line from airport and near attractions/ stores."

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2022

Club Quarters Hotel, Central Loop, Chicago
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Best Lodging Options Near Willis Tower

Central Loop Hotel
Central Loop Hotel
4 out of 5
111 West Adams Street, Chicago, IL, 60603
Central Loop Hotel
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Chicago Downtown
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Chicago Downtown
3 out of 5
1 S Franklin Street, Chicago, IL, 60606
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Chicago Downtown
Congress Plaza Hotel
Congress Plaza Hotel
3.5 out of 5
520 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL, 60605
Congress Plaza Hotel
Club Quarters Hotel, Central Loop, Chicago
Club Quarters Hotel, Central Loop, Chicago
4 out of 5
111 West Adams Street, Chicago, IL, 60603
Club Quarters Hotel, Central Loop, Chicago
Hilton Garden Inn Chicago Central Loop
Hilton Garden Inn Chicago Central Loop
3 out of 5
245 S Franklin St, Chicago, IL, 60606
Hilton Garden Inn Chicago Central Loop
Canopy by Hilton Chicago Central Loop
Canopy by Hilton Chicago Central Loop
4 out of 5
226 West Jackson Blvd, Chicago, IL, 60606
Canopy by Hilton Chicago Central Loop
Kimpton Gray Hotel, an IHG Hotel
Kimpton Gray Hotel, an IHG Hotel
4.5 out of 5
122 West Monroe Street, Chicago, IL, 60603
Kimpton Gray Hotel, an IHG Hotel
Hyatt Centric The Loop Chicago
Hyatt Centric The Loop Chicago
4 out of 5
100 W. Monroe St, Chicago, IL, 60603
Hyatt Centric The Loop Chicago
The Allegro Royal Sonesta Hotel Chicago Loop
The Allegro Royal Sonesta Hotel Chicago Loop
4 out of 5
171 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL, 60601
The Allegro Royal Sonesta Hotel Chicago Loop
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.