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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"Rooms were Huge and Cheap"
Reviewed by a Hotels.com guest on Feb 13, 2013
It was perfect! The staff are more the happy to help you, they put my friends and I all on the same floor giving 2 of us upgrades, for the same price, to allow us all to be on the same floor. The front desk suggested great places to eat and visit and were really friendly. The suits were very spacious and accommodating with full kitchens, and a washer and dryer. The free breakfast was great with lots of variety to choose from along with a make your own waffle station. Prime location to enjoy what Chicago has to offer and if your partying only a few blocks away from the bars. Rooms were clean and were cleaned every afternoon. The rooms were cheap and If you can get over the fact that there was no pool or spa then it is the perfect place to stay.
Reviewed by a Hotels.com guest on Dec 25, 2012
We stay at the Best Western Grant Park every December when we attend the Midwest Band & Orchestra Clinic. We are always satisfied with the hotel and staff ----- the hotel is close to everything downtown and has easy access to the CTA (bus and trains) ------- we buy the 7day pass and use the hotel as our home base. We will return again.
"Good place to stay in Chicago"
Reviewed by a Hotels.com guest on Sep 16, 2012
Three star hotel that was very comfortable. The particular week we visited , was very busy with conventions, and hotels were at a premium. Feel we paid too much for the room.Staff-especially the doorman- very friendly.
Reviewed by a Hotels.com guest on Sep 10, 2012
Hotel was great. Close to downtown, restaurants and bus stops. Rooms very comfortable and clean. Excellent pool and fitness facility. Great place if your visiting Chicago. Parking a little pricey but its close to public parking lots that are more reasonable.
Reviewed by a Hotels.com guest on Sep 6, 2012
Really enjoyed our stay...good location, good service, clean room with great amenities...was much better than anticipated...will definitely book again when in Chicago. Thanks for the recommend Hotel.com
"From Pit to Palace"
Reviewed by a Hotels.com guest on Aug 23, 2012
Everything was beautiful. We had originally planned to stay at another hotel, but cut the stay short because i was dissatisfied with the room and the service i had received. The staff. At the Marriott was very friendly and helpful to me and my children from the time we arrived through our departure. I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone staying in Chicago.