This 354-room hotel is centrally located right on the river, minutes from The Loop, and across the street from the iconic House of Blues. It features a modern but smallish fitness center in the basement, many dining and drinking options on-site (including the sexy Crimson Lounge and the Bin 36 restaurant), and in-room spa services. The decor is sleek, modern, and neoclassical -- but many rooms have a view of an eight-story parking garage, which can put a damper on the overall impression. Overall, it's a great pick for those looking for a chic, urban experience smack in the heart of the city. In 2012, the hotel joined the Access family — it was previously a Thompson hotel.