This post is in cooperation with the Hipmunk Boutique hotels 2016 campaign
Chicago, aka The Windy City, is one of the most beloved travel destinations in the United States. Offering up both world class attractions and sightseeing, Chicago is also renowned for its bold architectural style and sweeping skyline along the “magnificent mile”. One of the largest cities in the United States, Chicago can be an intimidating destination to plan for, but keep in mind this robust city offers up a hotel for any taste and budget.
Boutique hotels are all the rage in recent times and Chicago offers up a bounty of options. One unique feature of such properties is often a flamboyant history and the Millennium Knickerbocker has a suitably interesting story. Built in 1927, the hotel has served both as a stint as the Playboy Towers and housed Al Capone’s brother’s casino! The hotel has hosted presidents and rock stairs and features an iconic Crystal Ballroom adding to the 1920’s glamour.
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Pet lovers will rejoice when they stay at the Hotel Monaco, a Kimpton Hotel! Pets of all sizes are not only allowed, they are treated like royalty. Pet services concierges supply dog beds and bowls, treats, dog walking services, and a list of pet friendly attractions in the area. Ideally located in downtown, the hotel is walking distance to many of the sites that draw people to this great city.
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For the intrepid traveler of any age, consider the Chicago Getaway Hostel. Hosteling is no more just for the young backpacker, and the Getaway Hostel, nicely located in the affluent Lincoln Park area, may be just right for someone looking for a truly unique stay in a sometimes spendy city. Set in a 1928 Georgian Revival landmark building, the hostel has nearly returned to its original roots as a boardinghouse for single women. Long gone are all those hostel rules and guests now enjoy 24/7 admittance, a chef quality communal kitchen, free Wi-Fi and a choice of dorm or private rooms.
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If views of Lake Michigan and the magnificent mile is your dream, look no further than the Westin Michigan Avenue. This modern hotel features amazing views, a close proximity to all of the sights and sounds a traveler expects. Plush amenities and a super friendly staff will further please guests, with marble bathrooms to rejuvenate yourself after your trip to the gym or spa.
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High rollers will want to head to Trump International Hotel and Towers. Centrally located, this luxury high rise features limestone bathrooms, full kitchens, and custom stocked mini-bars. Work out in the fitness center, take a dip in the indoor pool, or enjoy a meal with panoramic views of the city all will give you a sense of living in ultimate luxury.
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Hipmunk in Chicago offers up an array of options that will suit all tastes and budgets. Whether your interests lie in shopping, touring, or finding the best deep dish pizza, this intriguing city will keep you coming back for more.