Chicago - Travel tips

Where to stay (and why) in Chicago

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Chicago - Travel tips Where to stay (and why) in Chicago

What's not to like about a city that smells like chocolate?


Really, it does. The smell comes down the Chicago River, from the chocolate factory on West Kinzie Street, so if a Chicagoan's ever told you about it they're not mad and they're not lying.

There's much to Chicago than that, of course. The third largest city in the USA is a cultural hub, full of music, art, and food.

(On the last, of course, it's all about the city's famous deep-dish pizza. Hello, Lou Malnati's.)

To help you navigate the Windy City, we picked out three Chicago hotels you can't miss.

The James

Fabulously central, The James is one of Chicago's gems. It has an excellent spa and the hotel's boutique style is perfect for solo travelers and couples looking for a lively city trip.

Explore The James

The Robey

For incredible city views and architectural chic, look no further than The Robey.

With 69 rooms in the hotel's tower and 20 loft spaces in the annex, this is Chicago's ultimate blend of trendiness and luxury.

Explore The Robey

The Kimpton Gray Hotel

Also super central; also super chic.

The Kimpton has an incredible fitness center, allows pets free of charge, and even has on-demand tie and pocket square buying service.

Because, you know, everybody forgets to pack their pocket square.

Explore The Kimpton Gray Hotel


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