Top 10 Luxury Hotels in Chicago

Chicago is the third largest city in the US and its size allows it to offer a range of attractions. Visitors browse exhibits at the museums and galleries, savor the famous deep-dish pizzas, and meander through the parks and zoos. Chicago is all about fun, food and entertainment.

You can enjoy all these activities and then go back to a luxury hotel room for well-earned relaxation. Here are our top 10 luxury hotels in Chicago, in no particular order:

Architect Jean-Paul Viguier designed the Sofitel Chicago Water Tower. This bright white wedge of a building thrusts dramatically into Chicago’s skyline. The luxe interiors and attentive staff are exactly what you’d expect from a luxury hotel in a big city.

Sofitel Chicago Water Tower


The James Chicago aims to be one better than the rest: richer and more stylish. Designer furnishings enhance the opulent rooms. It has everything from a fitness centre and spa to the trendy J Bar.

Top 10 Luxury Hotels in Chicago James Chicago

The new Dana Hotel and Spa is a modern vision of glass and sleek metal. The light airy minimalist rooms have state-of-the-art technology and unbelievable views. There is a fitness centre, full-service spa and the ever-popular Vertigo open-air rooftop lounge.

Top 10 Luxury Hotels in Chicago Dana Hotel and Spa

Formerly known as The Elysian, the Waldorf Astoria Chicago is a stylish Art Deco hotel with superior service. The spacious suites have excellent amenities, to say nothing of the hotel’s facilities. There are two restaurants, a spa, a gym and a fleet of BMWs to take you along the Gold Coast.

Top 10 Luxury Hotels in Chicago Waldorf Astoria Chicago

The Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago is the world’s tallest residential tower. Nothing is understated: decadence is the order of the day. That goes for the suites as well as the facilities: a Michelin-starred restaurant, a chic cocktail bar, and a spa and health complex that measures a staggering 23000 square feet.

Top 10 Luxury Hotels in Chicago Trump International Hotel & Tower

Offering a welcome departure from the predictable mahogany and marble, the Hotel Sax Chicago – now the Hotel Chicago Downtown, has sleek lines and a soft color palette. The hotel is ideally situated on the Marina City complex on the Chicago River.

Top 10 Luxury Hotels in Chicago Hotel Sax Chicago

The PUBLIC Chicago may be a designer boutique hotel, but the emphasis is on inclusivity rather than velvet rope exclusivity. The hotel is a stylish blend of classic and contemporary with excellent service and creature comforts.

Top 10 Luxury Hotels in Chicago PUBLIC Chicago

For panoramic views, it’s difficult to beat the glass wedge that is the Swissôtel Chicago. Renowned Chicago architect Henry Weese designed the generous rooms and suites. The accommodation offers everything from Swiss Comfort Beds to ergonomic seating and multi-port docking stations.

Top 10 Luxury Hotels in Chicago Swissôtel Chicago

The Park Hyatt Chicago is sleek and modern from the lobby to the rooms and suites. Here you can find one of Chicago’s most sophisticated restaurants, a stylish cocktail lounge and impressive views. This is modern luxury at its finest.

Park Hyatt Chicago


With a perfect position at the centre of downtown Chicago, the Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park, welcomes guests to experience the essence of luxury. Comfortable rooms with views, chic restaurants and a luxe spa create a picture of magnificence.

Top 10 Luxury Hotels in Chicago Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park

Emma Flemming

As well as being a contributing writer for LuxeInACity, Emma is a teacher, freelance writer and has her own blog. She has four university degrees and qualifications in English, Psychology and Education. Over the years Emma has enjoyed travelling to and experiencing luxury in several countries. Apart from travelling and writing, her interests lie in art, yoga and trying out new dining hotspots. Emma lives in South Africa and when she is not writing, can be found scuba-diving in the Indian Ocean.

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