You’re finally ready to vacation in Chicago after a long flight or drive. The first place you’ll see is your hotel room. Wouldn’t it be nice if you had a spacious home away from home, a place to rest after a full day touring the city where your expectations for comfort and service are unquestionably met? You’re willing to spend a bit more so you can enjoy your downtime, so let’s take a look at four-star hotels in Chicagoland.
Bear in mind that hotel ratings refer to amenities and expectations, which should always be a clean, comfortable stay regardless of number. Those ratings aren’t tied to the star ratings offered by travel sites, as those ratings are dictated by guests who’ve stayed there. Marriott and the Hyatt are chains frequently associated with four-star ratings. Examples of such hotels in Chicago include the Chicago Marriott Downtown with its rooftop garden, riverside Sheraton Grand Hotel, the 1920’s era Warwick Allerton-Chicago, and the Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel on Wacker Drive.
We’re well beyond the basics now with these luxurious hotels. Four-star hotels are generally large, multi-story constructions with unique architectural features. You can anticipate a grand lobby, possibly with a bar and a restful seating area. These hotels frequently feature grand meeting and ballrooms, business centers, full-service upscale restaurants, pools, fitness and sauna centers, concierge service, and valet parking. Service from staff will be exceptional, as they will pull out all the stops to accommodate your comfort. Public spaces within the hotel will be well-lit any time of day. You can expect to find these hotels downtown near the best shopping, with views of the Chicago River or the major cultural hot spots. Frequently, they are near public transportation hubs such as the subway.
You room will feature modern, elegant décor, plenty of room to stretch out, and all the creature comforts needed for a true vacation experience. Furnishings should or might include a bed that puts most others to shame, a vanity, a writing desk, a top-notch television with premium channels, a mini-fridge, a safe, and probably a good deal more. A balcony view, preferably of Lake Michigan, the Chicago River, or nearby attractions should round out the amenities.
Four-star hotels cost a bit more, but they’re worth it for the traveler who simply wants a reliably enjoyable, restful stay in the Windy City. You’ve worked all year for your vacation, so living a little within your budget can be a worthwhile treat, and the four-star offerings in Chicago are ready to provide a great overnight experience.