Okay, so they're mostly for tourists, but these Chicago hotels have bars, restaurants, or spas that are worth a visit. Staycation, anyone?
The Ritz's ritzy restaurant and rooftop lounge are worth a visit, especially at sunset. Try one of the tequila-based signature cocktails and grab a fancy push-up pop for dessert.
Cool boutique inn that's priced way netter than the Mag Mile spots. Bonus points that room service lets ya dine off Harry Caray's menu. Send the visiting fam here.
When you wanna make out-of-towners "ooh" and "ahh," take 'em to The Donald's place for a drink! The bar's view and cocktails are impeccable.
A luxe getaway just off the State & Lake el. You surely don't have to be a local to hey pampered here. Spring for a facial--then treat yourself to a martini upstairs.
I love the location on the fringe of Old Town and Gold Coast. There's a luxe spa, frequent last-minute deals for locals to swoop in on, and, of course, The Pump Room for a dinner amongst the glamorous.
Take a seat at the raw bar and try the East coast oysters and the fruity hamachi-foie crudo. It's as fresh as it gets in the Midwest!
A gorge building that's worth gawking at from both outside and in. Check out Filini, the Italian resto inside.
A Lincoln Park-adjacent inn that draws locals for its dining and boozing options (rooftop bar? Oh yeah!). Check out the adorable coffee shop on the Clark Street side. Great spot for visiting fam to stay.
Gladly will I deal with an uppity crowd in order to take in the amazing vistas while putting down some of Craig Schoettler's genius cocktail creations. The menu changes seasonally, but if there's anything involving liquid nitrogen, just DO it!