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Most popular areas in Chicago for 5-star hotels

The lakeside city of Chicago offers a regal selection of elegant 5-star hotels ready to offer stress-alleviating and relaxing accommodation for your cultural city break. In downtown Chicago, the Near North area is speckled with stately 5-star hotels, which line up beside small art galleries and historic Beaux-Arts architecture. Slightly south of here, the 5-star hotels at the upper-end of the Loop – Chicago’s financial and cultural center – offer immediate access to the city’s main museums and tranquil lakefront parks.

Top 5-star hotels in Chicago

The Sofitel Chicago Magnificent Mile is a 5-star hotel offering ultra-sleek, airy ensuite guestrooms, a flashy 24-hour fitness center, and limo/town car services. The James Hotel, meanwhile, boasts elegant guestrooms decked out in retro-chic furniture, and also offers a full-service spa and glitzy in-house bar lounges, where you can indulge in decadent cocktails. The Fairmont Chicago At Millennium Park is a modern gold-washed hotel with sweeping park and lake views – here, you can also enjoy a pampering full-service spa.

Where to find the best restaurants in Chicago

Downtown Chicago sings with a range of high-class restaurants, from snazzy steakhouses and fine French dining to authentic Italian bistros and experimental fusion cuisine eateries – the Magnificent Mile in particular is rich with ritzy restaurants. If you’re looking for celebrity chefs, check out the trendy restaurants in the hip Wicker Park area, and the historic Lincoln Park neighborhood, where you’ll feast in Victorian-era low-lit exposed-brick dining rooms. Chicago’s central 5-star hotels also champion upscale in-house restaurants, many offering European-inspired menus.

The most popular things to do in Chicago

Culture vultures will find no end of enthralling museums and galleries sprinkled across Chicago. Start at the Art Institute of Chicago, based in Downtown’s Loop area, a vast Beaux-Arts building which contains bountiful collections of impressionism, modern, and classical art by European and American masters such as Picasso and Hopper. History buffs, meanwhile, can stop by the Field Museum of Natural History, a Greek Revival building – fronted by looming stone colonnades – containing dinosaur skeletons, Egyptian relics, and geology collections. Nearby, see the Alder Planetarium, a domed early 20th-century Art Deco building housing educational astronomy exhibits. Shoppers looking to splurge in Chicago’s glitzy fashion boutiques and designer stores can stroll along the Magnificent Mile, a central strip strung with fancy stores, hotels, and restaurants.

Best ways to get around Chicago

Chicago boasts an abundance of public transport, ready to calmly carry you to almost anywhere you need to go in the city and its immediate suburbs – make use of the abundant public buses and the infamous elevated subway system, known as the L. There are plenty of taxicabs in the city, too, which can be hailed on the street or booked in advance from your hotel. For truly luxurious Chicago city transport, hire a private chauffeur service – many upper-end hotels also offer limo/town car services.

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