13 Best Hotels With Balconies In Chicago, Illinois - Updated 2024

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Chicago nestles on Lake Michigan in Illinois and is one of the larger cities in the USA. The city’s skyline features skyscrapers where the Willis Tower stands out, as does the John Hancock Center and the neo-Gothic Tribune Tower. There are many museums and art galleries in the city, with the Art Institute of Chicago standing out for its Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings. Navy Pier offers restaurants, shops and carnival rides. Old Town Chicago is also a must-visit, with its attractive buildings from the Victorian era, now housing many shops and boutiques. Speaking of boutiques, Wells Street has some of the most quirky fashion shops, as well as craft brew outlets, coffee shops and quaint pubs. The Second City Comedy Club is worth a visit for a fun night out, or alternatively you can visit the various festivals and events around the city.

To get a good view of the city’s landscapes, stay in hotels with balconies in Chicago, Illinois, USA.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and access to balcony. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on May 31, 2024.

1. The Guesthouse Hotel

The Guesthouse Hotel is located in the heart of Chicago and provides guests with an affordable and relaxing place to stay. It features suites with gourmet kitchens, a flat-screen TV, high ceilings, and a private balcony with barbeque facilities. You’ll also have the ability to stay up to date with the online world thanks to the free Wi-Fi access that’s provided at the hotel.

Its location is approximately 2.8 km (1.7 mi) away from Montrose Beach, 2.9 km (1.8 mi) from Wrigley Field, 3.9 km (3.4 mi) from DePaul University - Lincoln Park Campus, and 20 km (12.4 mi) from Chicago O'Hare International Airport. In addition, Lincoln Park Zoo, where you can enjoy both watching and interacting with animals, can be reached in just 10 minutes by car.

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The Guesthouse Hotel

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: 4872 North Clark
6.18 km (3.9 mi) from Lincoln Park Zoo

Parking Pets allowed Meeting/banquet facilities 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Fitness centre Non-smoking rooms Business centre Facilities for disabled guests

2. AC Hotel Chicago Downtown (from USD 203)

AC Hotel Chicago Downtown in right in the heart of downtown Chicago, close to the Magnificent Mile, Navy Pier, Millennium Park and Shedd Aquarium. The hotel offers parking, an indoor pool, outdoor terrace and a fitness center. The hotel offers free high-speed Internet. Enjoy dining at SafeHouse Chicago, open for lunch and dinner. The hotel’s stylish rooms feature luxurious beds and flat-screen TVs, as well as a mini-refrigerator for storing snacks and a coffee maker. Some rooms have a private balcony with a view.

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AC Hotel Chicago Downtown

Wheelchair accessible

Address: 630 North Rush Street
3.21 km (2.0 mi) from Lincoln Park Zoo

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Tennis court Golf course (within 3 km)

3. Waldorf Astoria Chicago Hotel (from USD 515)

One of the best hotels in Chicago with balconies, Waldorf Astoria Chicago Hotel is located in the downtown area and offers an award-winning spa, health club, and pool. Enjoy coffee and pastries at the Petit Margeaux French patisserie on the lobby level or enjoy a meal at Margeaux Brasserie, a typical Parisian cafe serving French cuisine.

Luxurious rooms and suites offer amazing lake views of the Lake Michigan shoreline and downtown, some with spacious private terraces to enhance the view. All have luxuriously comfortable beds and flat-screen TVs.

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Waldorf Astoria Chicago

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible Visual Aid: Braille

Address: 11 E. Walton Street
2.47 km (1.6 mi) from Lincoln Park Zoo

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Sauna

4. Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, Chicago (from USD 275)

Looking for hotels in downtown Chicago with balconies? Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel is minutes away from Millennium Park, Navy Pier and the Magnificent Mile. The hotel offers a lifestyle garden, spa services, a fitness center and Filini, an Italian restaurant. All 334 rooms offer beautiful views over the city, some with private balconies. See the Chicago Lakefront, Lakeshore East Park, and Millennium Park without stepping out of your room. Rooms also offer flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi and coffee and tea making facilities.

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Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, Chicago

Wheelchair accessible Visual Aid: Braille

Address: 221 North Columbus Drive
4.08 km (2.6 mi) from Lincoln Park Zoo

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Fitness centre

5. Hyatt Regency O'Hare Chicago (from USD 147)

Hyatt Regency O'Hare Chicago is conveniently placed within walking distance of the Rosemont Theater, MB Financial Park at Rosemont, US Foods Headquarters, Fashion Outlets Chicago and Rivers Casino. There are two restaurants on site – the O’H American Grill serving breakfast and lunch, both buffet and a la carte. The Red Bar and Lounge offers American cuisine for dinner from an a la carte menu. Rooms range from a standard double room to the luxurious Plaza Suite. All have flat-screen TVs and en-suite bathrooms and some feature balconies offering great views.

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Hyatt Regency O'Hare Chicago

Address: 9300 Bryn Mawr Avenue
19.82 km (12.4 mi) from Lincoln Park Zoo

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Fitness centre

6. Hilton Chicago Oak Brook Suites (from USD 155)

One of the best hotels in Chicago with private balconies, Hilton Chicago Oak Brook Suites is located a short walk from Drury Lane Theater, Oakbrook Center and McDonald’s Plaza. The hotel features a swimming pool, fitness center, restaurant and bar. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the property. Rooms and suites are spacious and comfortable with flat-screen TVs. Queen suites feature a private balcony with views of the city.

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Hilton Chicago Oak Brook Suites

Wheelchair accessible

Address: 10 Drury Lane Oakbrook Terrace, Oakbrook Terrace, Oakbrook Terrace (IL), United States, 60181
27.74 km (17.3 mi) from Lincoln Park Zoo

7. Crowne Plaza - Chicago West Loop (from USD 515)

Crowne Plaza - Chicago West Loop is a three-star hotel just a 12-minute walk away from Union Station. Rooms come with small, non-smoking balconies and are furnished with workspaces, cozy beds, and coffee and tea facilities. Nearby attractions include Millenium Park, Willis Tower, and Civic Opera House. If you’ve been out and about all day, enjoy dining in the hotel in one of the two on-site restaurants, Dine Resturant And Lounge and Metro Klub - both serve American cuisine.

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Crowne Plaza - Chicago West Loop, an IHG Hotel

Wifi Available

Address: 25 S Halsted St
4.65 km (2.9 mi) from Lincoln Park Zoo

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Fitness centre Non-smoking rooms

8. Viceroy Chicago (from USD 406)

Viceroy Chicago is located in the Gold Coast neighborhood, among many historic mansions and close to Lake Michigan and the Magnificent Mile. The hotel’s restaurant serves Midwest cuisine and there is a rooftop bar, lounge and pool offering panoramic views of the lake and Chicago’s skyline. Rooms feature flat-screen TVs, tea and coffee making facilities, free Wi-Fi and bathrooms with rain showers. Some rooms feature a private balcony with incredible views.

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Viceroy Chicago

Wheelchair accessible

Address: 1118 North State Street
2.19 km (1.4 mi) from Lincoln Park Zoo

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Fitness centre

9. The Gwen, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Michigan Avenue Chicago (from USD 289)

The Gwen A Luxury Collection Hotel is situated in a prime location in the city, giving its guests convenient access to all of the cant-miss attractions and destinations. Each room is equipped with a flat-screen TV, plush bed linens, and an ensuite bathroom, and select rooms have their own balconies. A few of the great amenities this property offers include Wi-Fi in all public areas, a fitness center, ticket services so you can watch the best sports games and theater shows, a poolside bar, and 24-hour room service.

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The Gwen, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Michigan Avenue Chicago

Wheelchair accessible

Address: 521 North Rush Street, River North, Chicago (IL), United States, 60611
3.42 km (2.2 mi) from Lincoln Park Zoo

10. Eurostars Magnificent Mile (from USD 305)

Eurostars Magnificent Mile is a boutique hotel located in the chic River North neighborhood of the city. The hotel offers a spa for relaxation. When you get hungry, enjoy local cuisine made with fresh ingredients at River North Bistro on the ground floor. Most rooms feature floor-to-ceiling windows while others have balconies offering city views. Additionally, bathrooms feature rain showers.

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Eurostars Magnificent Mile

Wifi Available

Address: 660 North State Street
3.1 km (2.0 mi) from Lincoln Park Zoo

Parking Meeting/banquet facilities 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Sauna Fitness centre Non-smoking rooms Business centre Laundry

11. Pilsen Road House (from USD 150)

Pilsen Road House is located 1.8 mi (2.9 km) from Willis Tower​ and 4 mi (6.4 km) from McCormick Place. All rooms in the hotel offer air conditioning, a coffee machine and a flat-screen TV, while some have balconies overlooking the view. The hotel has a fitness center and massage facilities. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the property. Barbecue facilities are available to guests and there is a garden on site.

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Pilsen Roadhouse

Address: 1827 S Racine Ave, Lower West Side, Chicago (IL), United States, IL 60608
7.42 km (4.7 mi) from Lincoln Park Zoo

12. The Wheelhouse Hotel (from USD 397)

The Wheelhouse Hotel is a luxurious boutique hotel in the Wrigleyville neighborhood of Chicago. The sports-themed hotel has a selection of restaurants, lounges and bars including Bodega and Union Full Board. Enjoy cocktails in the speakeasy Tinker to Evers, or enjoy views of the city from The Wheelhouse up on the rooftop. Guest rooms vary from king rooms to terraced penthouse suites with a separate seating area. All rooms feature earthy touches, with local art and bathrooms with walk-in showers. Some feature a balcony with a view over the city.

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The Chicago Hotel Collection Wrigleyville

Address: 3475 N. Clark St., Lake View, Chicago (IL), United States, IL 60657
3.18 km (2.0 mi) from Lincoln Park Zoo

Other accommodations with a balcony

13. Villa D' Citta Bed & Breakfast (from USD 387)

Villa D’ Citta Bed & Breakfast can be found in the heart of Lincoln Park, which is home to a vast number of restaurants and shopping centers. It will only take a 15-minute walk to Lincoln Park Zoo, while the Magnificent Mile is 6.4 km (3.9 mi) away. This property boasts large windows that look out onto the idyllic views of the surrounding neighborhood.

A private grotto and garden with barbeque facilities will be one of the best features that you will fall in love with as it is the perfect spot for you to just relax and spend some quality time together with your loved ones.

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Villa D' Citta

Wifi Available

Address: 2230 North Halsted Street
1.27 km (0.8 mi) from Lincoln Park Zoo

Parking Tennis court Golf course (within 3 km) Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms Family rooms Breakfast in the room

Take in the views of Chicago!

When exploring this fascinating and historic city, stay in comfort and style in hotels with balconies in Chicago, Illinois, USA.

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Anne Sewell was born in England, but has spent most of her life in Africa - Malawi, Zimbabwe and South Africa - and now resides on the beautiful Costa del Sol in southern Spain. She loves writing...Read more

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