- Standard Rooms don't include Wi-Fi
- Pricey self and valet parking
- Shower/tub combos
Huge, historic hotel in South Loop, across from Grant Park
The Hilton Chicago was built in 1927, but thanks to an extensive renovation in 2012, the hotel's furnishings reflect the 21st century. The public spaces — like the huge, grand lobby with dual staircases and the ballroom with stunning chandeliers — are impressive and outfitted with contemporary decor. Plenty of seating, a cozy fireplace, and a bar keep business and leisure travelers comfortable in the lobby.
The hotel remains a good choice in South Loop for guests who appreciate a hotel with a storied past. Numerous presidents have been guests, and the hotel had a major role in the film version of "The Fugitive" starring Harrison Ford (the last 20 minutes of the movie were filmed here).
Across the street from Grant Park, in Chicago's South Loop neighborhood
The Hilton Chicago is located in Chicago's South Loop neighborhood, across the street from Grant Park and within walking distance of the Art Institute of Chicago and the Buckingham Fountain. But you'll need to drive or take the subway to see most of the city's other popular tourist sites.
Modern guest rooms with flat-screen TVs, computers, and coffemakers
Rooms have streamlined, modern decor that includes neutral tones with a pop of color in the wall art over the bed. The rooms feature velvets, silks, lacquered wood furniture, leather chairs, bronze accents, rich woods and fine linens. Bathrooms also were included in the renovations and, while still small, are less ornate and offer a more subtle take on luxury with dark woods and white tiling.
Indoor swimming pool and grand ballrooms
An Irish pub and a casual American restaurant
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