Big rooms with iPod docks and 42-inch flat-screens
Separate soaking tubs and showers
11,000-square-foot spa and fitness center
Walking distance to Millennium Park
The Bar serves breakfast, as well as light bites and drinks in the evenings
Fee to use fitness center
Daily fee for Wi-Fi
This 687-room luxury hotel — renovated in 2010 — is in the Loop neighborhood, near Millennium Park and Lake Michigan. Big rooms have separate soaking tubs and showers (which even pricier hotels like the Ritz-Carlton lack), iPod docks and 42-inch flat-screen TVs. Add a bar, a spa, and stunning design by David Rockwell, and you've got one of Chicago's most luxurious hotels in this price range. But you'll have to pay extra for just about everything, including parking, the fitness center, and Wi-Fi.
The Fairmont is located in the Loop, three blocks from Lake Michigan, a block south of the Chicago River, and two blocks north of Millennium Park and Grant Park. The Loop is Chicago's business district, but it's also home to the Theatre District, major cultural institutions, historic buildings and famous parks.
Grant Park is home to popular sites like Museum Campus, the Buckingham Fountain, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Chicago Riverwalk, a river-level walkway along Wacker Drive between Michigan Avenue and Franklin Street. Millennium Park features Frank Gehry's Jay Pritzker Pavilion, which can seat 11,000, plus public art like the Cloud Gate.
The hotel is also a short walk from the Magnificent Mile, an iconic stretch of North Michigan Avenue known for upscale shopping.
4-minute walk to Millennium Park
12-minute walk to Magnificent Mile shopping
14-minute walk to Grant Park
16-minute walk (4-minute drive) to Navy Pier
5-minute drive to John Hancock Observatory
5-minute drive to Water Tower Place shopping
7-minute drive to the John G. Shedd Aquarium
8-minute drive to the Adler Planetarium
9-minute drive to Museum Campus
10-minute drive to Lincoln Park Zoo
30-minute drive to Chicago O’Hare International Airport
Big rooms with 42-inch flat-screens, iPod docks, and marble bathrooms with separate tubs and showers
The Fairmont Chicago’s rooms are decorated in earthy tones of brown, ivory, and tan, and feature floral artwork by Warwick Orme. The Fairmont Gold Conceirge Level comes with a bevy of extra amenities, including a private lounge and reception area, free coffee and tea, an honor bar, free continental breakfast, and free appetizers in the afternoon, to name a few.
42-inch flat-screen TV
Marble bathrooms with separate tub and shower, and rainfall showerheads, toilet room, hairdryer, and bath scale
Alarm clock/radio in rooms and iPod docks in suites
Daily fee for in-room Wi-Fi
Iron and ironing board
Telephone in room and bathroom
Rollaway beds available for a per night fee (in most room types), and cribs available for free