Ask ChicagoNow: What is the best Chicago hotel?

Ask ChicagoNow: What is the best Chicago hotel?

ChicagoNow is a group of bloggers from all sorts of different backgrounds.

With so much collective experience, we’ve decided to put that knowledge to use by posing some of the oldest and most popular questions to the group.

What is the best Chicago hotel?

“While I can’t speak for the rooms, I would say the Conrad based on their stunning rooftop, Thai-influenced bar and restaurant Noyane.” — Sher BonDurant, On Tap in the Windy City

“For me it’s always been a tie between the Hard Rock Hotel, which is now closed, and the Hyatt on Wacker along the river. The Carbide & Carbon Building is a favorite architecturally, but the Hyatt has the better view.” — Sophie Sanchez, Cosmic Chicago

“I recently stayed at Cambria for a work event and loved that it was walking distance from Navy Pier, but I remember having tea at the Park Hyatt long ago when my daughters were young.” — Susan Schulhof, Looking for the Good

“My new favorite is the Hotel Lincoln on Clark Street. It’s right across the street from Lincoln Park. A great location, it’s an easy walk to Old Town, the lake, neighborhood cafes and coffee shops. The J. Parker rooftop bar has gorgeous views of the skyline and Lake Michigan. Rooms have eclectic artwork and subtle references to Abe himself. Jonathan Adler toiletries make you smell like herbs and citrus. The front desk staff is so accommodating and friendly, you won’t find a stuffy molecule of air in the place. Behind the front desk is a two-story wall of really bad art that will make you think of your grandmother, but it can’t help but make you smile. The Drake and the Palmer House have always been special places because of their storied Chicago history, grand presence and timeless authority. Who needs to see the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican when you have the ceiling in the lobby of the Palmer House?” — Very Terry

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