Chicago Weekend Guide

The Chicago metropolitan area, located along beautiful Lake Michigan, is also known as Chicagoland, and it's home to almost 10 million people. The city is full of breathtaking architecture and landscaped public parks. Here's a quick guide for seeing the best of the Windy City in just 48 hours.

Kimpton Hotels and Restaurants

1. Where to Stay: Hotel Burnham

Built by Daniel Burnham in 1895, this charming boutique hotel in the historic Reliance Building, served as a model for our nation's first skyscrapers. The hotel is an architectural treasure with a prime location near Chicago's Cadillac Palace Theater and Ford Center for the Performing Arts. The rooms feature plush beds and the mahogany writing desks echo the motif of the wood-paneled lobby. Its history is enhanced with modern design and amenities like complimentary Starbucks coffee in the lobby each morning and a wine reception each afternoon from 5 to 6 p.m.

Bring your furry friends: pets are welcome at the Burnham and pet beds, treats, dog-walking and litter box cleaning services are available.

Hotel Burnham

1 W. Washington Street Chicago, IL 60602


Phone: 312-782-1111

Starwood Hotels

2. Where to Stay: The W Lakeshore

The W hotels are synonymous with luxury, and Chicago's lakeshore location is no exception. This hip hotel offers plush rooms decorated in deep reds, black and gray -- a welcome break from the beige, sage and white in most other hotels. When booking, "wonderful rooms" feature dramatic city views and the pricier "spectacular rooms" boast lake views. Situated in the hotel is the trendy Wave restaurant and Rande Gerber, a stylish top-floor bar.

If you are a runner, you're steps from the scenic lakefront path; pamper yourself after your run at the Midwest outpost of the popular Bliss Spa.
The W Lakeshore

644 North Lake Shore Drive Chicago, Illinois 60611


Phone: 312-943-9200


3. Where to Stay: The Majestic Hotel

This hotel is the perfect choice for those seeking a peaceful retreat rather than a stylish hot spot. The Majestic is located on a quiet tree-lined street near the restaurants and shops lining Lincoln Park. The larger suites in the hotel feature sun porches, butler's pantries, a refrigerator, microwave and a wet bar. If you plan on attending a Cubs game while in Chicago, this hotel is ideal as it's only a short walk to Wrigley Field.
The Majestic Hotel

528 West Brompton Ave. Chicago, IL 60657


Phone: 773-404-3499

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