Boutique Hotels » Chicago, IL

Boutique Hotels in Chicago, IL

There are many different boutique hotels to choose from in a variety of Chicago neighborhoods. Each has a unique feel, and promises a personal, and often luxurious, stay in Chicago.
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Amalfi Hotel

If the stuffy luxury of the Gold Coast is not your style, then the Amalfi Hotel may be more your type of boutique hotel. Situated in the up and coming River North district, the Amalfi Hotel is the definition of cool. Each stay begins with a greeting from an Experience Designer at an individual check in desk who will act more like a close friend than a typical concierge to set you up at the best tables at the newest downtown restaurants or get you on the list at the hottest Chicago clubs.

The hotel decor is vibrant, filled with exciting textures and colors. Spa services are available in room. Like many boutique hotels, the rooms are quite small, although exquisitely furnished. The location of the Amalfi Hotel is convenient to the Miracle Mile, the Navy Pier and the Loop. Breakfast and Wi-Fi are complimentary.

Carleton Hotel

Architecture buffs visiting Chicago will want to make the trek out to the near Western suburbs to tour Frank Lloyd Wright's studio and homes. Who would want to miss the fascinating house built around a tree? The Carleton Hotel in Oak Park, which predates Frank Lloyd Wright's work, is the perfect home base for such an exploration.

The hotel's palatial rooms are filled with stately antique furniture and ceilings that tower overhead. Although the service is lacking, the front desk is friendly and the hotel ambiance is filled with inspired by the history pulsating through the walls. Many of the fashionable Oak Park restaurants are within walking distance of the hotel, as is the direct subway line to downtown Chicago.

Hotel 71

Hotel 71 is located on the banks of the Chicago River, at the intersection of E. Wacker and Michigan Avenue, admist stunning architectural buildings. The hotel is the perfect location for business meetings as it is within minutes of the Loop business district. But if your trip is for leisure purposes, Hotel 71 is located within walking distance of the Miracle Mile, art galleries, famous restaurants, and museums.

Hotel 71 offers a choice of rooms and suites in a luxurious decor. Each room offers views of either Downtown Chicago or the Chicago River. Past guests rave about the value for money and the location.

Hotel Felix

The focus of the Hotel Felix is the environment. It is the first Chicago boutique hotel to be LEED certified and provides amenities like organic bed linens, energy efficient plumbing, and renewable resources. You'll feel good knowing that even though you are staying in a luxurious hotel, you are managing your carbon footprint.

The mission of the hotel is to make its guests happy, and consequently, it is filled with zen, spa-like details like delicate fountains and pristine white marble. In addition to comfortable hotel rooms decorated in soothing tones, the hotel also offers a world class spa.

Surrounded by such a relaxing atmosphere, you may want to give in and just enjoy the rest. However, if you choose to venture outside of the serene walls of Hotel Felix, you'll find that you are within walking distance of Chicago's attractions like the Miracle Mile and the Navy Pier.

James Hotel

The James Hotel caters to the business traveler because of their world class meeting facility. If you are seeking a location for a smaller, high class meeting, the James can accomodate up to 220 people in their largest conference room, or smaller groups in a multitude of other, more intimate rooms. The setting is stylish yet not stuffy, and guests are thrilled to have access to David Burkey's renowned Primehouse restaurant.

There are a variety of room types to choose from, including simple rooms, suites, studios, lofts, and even one bedroom apartments. The hotel is located within walking distance to Millenium Park and the Museum of Contemporary Art. Be sure to check the website before booking as they frequently have specials.