5 Best Lakefront Hotels In Chicago, Illinois - Updated 2024

Nikki
Nikki 
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Chicago is best known for its signature deep-dish pizza and the iconic art installation, Cloud Gate, also known as The Bean. However, it has plenty more attractions and dining options to explore. Jumpstart your Chicago food trip by visiting Uno Pizzeria and Grill, the restaurant said to be the birthplace of deep-dish pizza. Then, explore other Chicago classics, such as hotdogs at The Wiener Circle in Lincoln Park. Since the city is also known as a craft beer capital, be sure to visit breweries, such as Goose Island and Half Acre. Music is an important part of the city, and you will see many jazz clubs such as GreenMill Jazz Club here. The city also prides itself on having great waterfront views at Lakefront Trail. Get to experience all that Chicago has to offer. Start off by scroll down to see the best lakefront hotels in Chicago, Illinois.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and access to lake. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on July 07, 2024.

1. Sable At Navy Pier Chicago, Curio Collection By Hilton (from USD 285)

With a convenient location and beautiful lakefront views, Sable At Navy Pier Chicago is the ideal accommodation for the weekend. This modern hotel offers magnificent views of Lake Michigan and the city skyline. The spacious rooms have free wifi access and coffee and tea makers for caffeine lovers. Dine stylishly at the hotel’s restaurant and bar, which offers Latin and Iberian-inspired cuisines. Once you’re ready to explore Chicago, start off with the iconic Millennium Park, which is at a 1.9 km (1.2 mi) distance from the hotel.

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Sable At Navy Pier Chicago, Curio Collection By Hilton

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible Visual Aid: Braille Visual Aid: Tactile

Address: 900 E Grand
1.88 km (1.2 mi) from Millennium Park

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

2. Best Western Plus Hyde Park Chicago Hotel (from USD 139)

This hotel located at Lake Shore Drive has rooms that offer either city or lake views. From here, Lake Michigan is just 200 m (656 ft) away. If you wish to explore the rest of Chicago, the property offers guests a free shuttle to downtown Chicago. After a day filled with fun activities, relax at the hotel’s comfortable rooms that come with complimentary wifi. The next day, enjoy a complimentary hot breakfast, courtesy of the property.

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Best Western Plus Hyde Park Chicago Hotel

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: 4900A S Lake Shore Drive
9.12 km (5.7 mi) from Millennium Park

Parking Pets allowed 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Fitness centre Golf course (within 3 km) Non-smoking rooms Business centre Facilities for disabled guests

3. W Chicago - Lakeshore (from USD 280)

This elegantly designed hotel offers stunning views of Lake Michigan while giving guests a luxurious stay. Enjoy a private view of the lake from your own suite or relish Chicago’s city lights if you choose a room with a city view. No matter what view you choose, each fabulously designed room gives free wifi and cable access. Hungry? You don’t need to go far to experience American cuisine because the property has an in-house restaurant. If you’re feeling lazy, room service is also available from 6:30am to 10:30pm.

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W Chicago - Lakeshore This is a Proud Certified property where you can be extra sure of a welcoming stay.

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: 644 North Lakeshore Drive
1.37 km (0.9 mi) from Millennium Park

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

4. Chicago Lake Shore Hotel (from USD 156)

Stay at Chicago Lake Shore Hotel and enjoy lakefront views for an affordable price. This straightforward property offers comfortable accommodations adorned and furnished with all the necessities. The hotel offers free parking, free wifi, and a free shuttle service. Each room has an available coffee and tea maker, great for kicking off your day. Plus, Lake Shore Cafe is just next door, where guests can enjoy delicious comfort food while listening to live jazz on Fridays.

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Chicago Lake Shore Hotel

Wheelchair accessible

Address: 4900 SOUTH LAKE SHORE DRIVE, Hyde Park, Chicago (IL), United States, 60615
9.05 km (5.7 mi) from Millennium Park

Parking Pets allowed Meeting/banquet facilities 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Golf course (within 3 km) Non-smoking rooms Business centre Free parking

5. Hotel Lincoln (from USD 238)

This trendy hotel with convenient access to Lakefront Trail offers complimentary wifi and parking among many great amenities. Depending on the season, guests can also enjoy complimentary bike rental and complimentary TILT tickets at the 360 Chicago Observation Deck. Guests can choose between rooms with either lake or park views. The hotel also offers several dining options, such as The Kennison, located in the lobby, or J. Parker Rooftop Bar, which offers a great city view.

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Hotel Lincoln

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible Visual Aid: Braille

Address: 1816 North Clark Street
3.77 km (2.4 mi) from Millennium Park

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

A relaxing respite at the heart of the city

When people think of Chicago, they usually think of a busy city. Indeed, an energetic and busy lifestyle is part of the city’s identity and its charm. The nightlife, in particular, is amazing in Chicago. However, there are also plenty of relaxing getaways within the electrifying city. Just book these best lakefront hotels in Chicago, Illinois, for a relaxing respite amid the crowded and highly energetic streets.

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