With its many fashion boutiques and coffee shops, not to mention the charming old Polish Cathedrals, Lincoln Park is an upscale, cosmopolitan part of Chicago that's a delight to wander. The Chicago History Museum showcases vintage Americana, and then of course there's the park itself. Facing Lake Michigan, it offers beaches, wildlife trails and Lincoln Park Zoo, where you can see gorillas and polar bears free of charge.
A quaint suburb embodying the traditional charm of old-time America, Lombard is a far cry from the urban sprawl of the inner-city Chicago. It's known for its annual Lilac Festival and parade, and for the "Little Orphan Annie" house, where the red-headed character was dreamt up by Harold Gray. The nearby village of Oak Brook is even more idyllic, and known for its golf courses and polo club.
Forming part of the always bustling Michigan Avenue, Magnificent Mile is THE place to shop in Chicago. Swanky boutiques, upmarket department stores, and smart restaurants make it a must-visit, and landmarks to look out for include the epic Wrigley Building and the Chicago Water Tower, one of the few structures to survive the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. The nearby River North district is famed for its many art galleries.
Home to the Civic Opera House, the Goodman Theater, and the Art Institute of Chicago, where American masterpieces can be found alongside Old Masters, the Loop is worth visiting just for the streets alone. Look up at some of the USA's most celebrated skyscrapers and the elevated trains hurtling along the "L", and then there's Grant Park – a gorgeously landscaped expanse with the huge Buckingham Fountain at its center.
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"Excellent location and friendly place!"
Reviewed by a Hotels.com guest on Mar 12, 2014
I had an excellent stay with Hostelling International. Best things about this hostel: 1) Great location. It's situated right in the heart of everything, from rail station, to places of interest like Museum Campus and Millennium Park and short bus ride to Downtown. 2) Facilities like pool table, ping pong table, wifi. There's even complimentary breakfast! Common areas as such allows you to meet other travelers like yourself. 3) Super friendly staff who will answer all your questions such as upcoming events in the city.
Reviewed by a Hotels.com guest on Feb 11, 2014
This is a really nice, bare bones place but it had no parking. Yes, they do have parking but it was sold out and cost an extra 20 some odd dollars if you were lucky enough to get it. I ended up having to go searching and found a parade 4 blocks away. I had to walk with my son at 1 am back to get some sleep then again in the morning. It is otherwise a really nice place with a common room that has a pool table and foose ball. The staff was nice but weren't much help with the parking.
"Highly recommended !"
Reviewed by a Hotels.com guest on Feb 11, 2014
Was in Chicago for a weekend for a concert, and this hotel was the closest to the venue that looked clean, yet still affordable, and it far exceeded my expectations. The staff are very friendly, and it is located in an area where there are many shops and restaurants. Will be staying at this hotel again!
Reviewed by a Hotels.com guest on Dec 3, 2013
Almost things is good. Especially, close to all must-see sights is amaizing. However, I was disappointed because I saw real price about my room.When I paid fee, a staff hide a original receipt quickly, but I saw the real price $83/night although i paid $115/night. I felt terrible.
Reviewed by a Hotels.com guest on Nov 14, 2013
This hotel is in a convenient location - just a short walk to the Orange line el-train - and if you need it, they offer a free shuttle to the station (but it's so close - why would you need it?). The service was excellent upon arrival, and the front desk staff went out of their way to accommodate us. Breakfast was surprising - pancake machine, egg and croissant sandwiches, yummy coffee, juice, fruit, cereal, yogurt and plenty of doughnuts. The only real downside was that this hotel was quite noisy. I'm usually a light sleeper when away from home, so I could hear the train in the morning, and a couple of trucks in the parking lot quite early. Otherwise, the place is not fancy, but clean and comfortable.
"Location & Staff Acceptional!!!"
Reviewed by a Hotels.com guest on Sep 27, 2013
Could not get a better location for the sights of Chicago ... but the real value in this hotel is the staff.They are so friendly, accommodating, and knowledgeable about their city. Their restaurant suggestions were always right on!!!! We had the best Chicago expience because of them. The location is perfect for walking the Magnificent mile and on to other sights. The rooms are fine, small but the beds are very comfortable and we had 2 windows so the room was bright & cheerful.