Articles Mentioning Chicago Hotels

9 Hostel Chains Every Budget Traveler Should Know About

What pops into your head when you hear the word “hostel”? Rowdy student crews on break, wobbly metal bunk beds, and mangy bathrooms down the hall? Or, how about scruffy party dens with wasted acidheads dancing to ska-punk bands? If that’s not your scene, but you love the idea of saving precious travel dollars and…

Most Romantic Bed-and-Breakfasts in the U.S.

While many bed-and-breakfasts have a certain charm to them, thanks to a limited number of rooms and personalized service, not all exude a romantic vibe ideal for couples. That’s why we’ve scoured hundreds of B&Bs in the United States to find those that are the most romantic of the lot, making them perfect contenders for…

Chicago’s 5 Coziest Hotel Bars

No trip to Chicago is complete without hitting iconic watering holes like the Billy Goat Tavern and the Green Mill Cocktail Lounge. But if you’re looking for a spot with a trendier scene, a cozy hotel bar always fits the bill. From hip neighborhoody places in River North to refined establishments on the Gold Coast,…

The Best Fall Weekend Getaways in the U.S.

If you thought summer was fun, there’s a ton of stuff on the books for fall. Noncommittal temperatures may be throwing a wrench in your ability to plan for this year’s fall foliage, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still plan a fantastic weekend getaway this autumn. While we love leaf-peeping as much as everyone…

13 U.S. Hotels With the Best Outdoor Restaurants and Bars

When spring and summer roll around, diners and drinkers around the world love to indulge outdoors. (And if you’re in a destination that enjoys temperate climes year-round, you can even do so in the winter!) Since we’re big fans of hotels, we’ve taken a look at properties across the United States, from cities to the…

The Top Summer Travel Trends of 2017

Beach at the Franciscan Lakeside Lodge/Oyster Family road trips, beach trips, and mountain and lakeside getaways enjoy enduring popularity in the summer — one of the most popular times of the year to travel. These classic summer-travel staples are as mainstream and treasured as ever, but we’ve noticed a few other travel trends defining summer…

10 Hotels With Amazing City Skyline Views

Whether you want to find a bit of romance or simply to be humbled by the genius of humanity, a skyline can be an awe-inducing thing of beauty. With that in mind we’ve collected 10 of the top hotels around the world that offer stunning views of skylines new and old. You’ll find everything from…

12 Last-Minute Summer Getaways for U.S. Travelers

Whether summer snuck up on you before you could make vacation plans, or you’re looking to utilize those summer Fridays with easy trips, we’ve rounded up 12 destinations that are perfect for last-minute getaways. All 12 picks have flights and hotels available throughout the summer season — and for affordable prices — and offer either…

The 13 Best Things to Do in Chicago

There’s no place quite like Chicago — and it’s not just because it gives new meaning to the word cold. While it has big city offerings, it feels cozy, approachable, and somehow familiar, even if you’ve never been before. Whether you want a lovers’ getaway, an escape with friends, or a trip with family, Chicago…

The 10 Best Gay-Friendly Neighborhoods in America

A rainbow flag flies in New York’s West Village. mathiaswasik/Flickr The current administration may have chosen not to officially recognize it, but this month is LGBTQ Pride month. June was designated as the month of celebration to honor the Stonewall riots of New York City, which occurred in June 1969. This commemoration has expanded across…