That special day you’ve waited for your whole life is finally upon you. It’s time to settle into a bright new partnership with your loving spouse, and you need to pick just the right hotel for romance. But hold on- what if you two are just starting things off and your partner has hinted that it’s time to spice things up with a weekend trip to the Windy City? If it’s the right time to get away and head to Chicago for romance, whether it’s your first month as a couple or your first night as newlyweds, you’ll want to peruse this selection of highly romantic get-away destinations.
The first thing to check in on when booking a romantic hotel is to see if they offer the kinds of things that you and your loved one will most value during your time together. Do you want a room with a view? Do you prefer to see more of the city, Lake Michigan, or the Chicago River? Does the hotel offer a romantic package deal, including champagne, wine, chocolate, flowers, and deals on massage, spa, and beauty treatments? Check the menu of the restaurant and see what their room service does and doesn’t include, because after all, an ideal romantic trip may include a few meals in your room or suite.
A few hotels endeavor to cover all of these bases. At the Omni Chicago Hotel, you may book a suite- as the hotel is only suites- on the Magnificent Mile and stroll the rooftop fruit, vegetable, and herb garden. They do offer personal retreats with in room beauty and massage treatments. Nearby, the Kimpton Palomar provides in room spa services and a hosted wine hour with free drinks. Some hotels such as the Hyatt Regency and Sofitel Chicago Water Tower offer space specifically as a wedding site and offer wedding and honeymoon packages.
Whatever your destination, be sure to ask the concierge for suggestions on how to make your stay at the hotel and your visit to the city beyond a memorable experience. Hotel concierges are too frequently an overlooked service that can maximize your time and enjoyment during a vacation. And it may not need saying, but just in case- this is one trip in which you’ll want to leave the kids with their grandparents or a trusted family member. You deserve this time away together, so make the most of it in Chicago!