Hot Chicago Hotels

Hotels in Chicago are turning up the heat and becoming--more than just a place to sleep--a place to see and be seen. Killer amenities, extra special touches and outstanding dining and nightlife scenes make these five Chicago hotels the places where everyone wants to stay, party and be pampered. (Photo: Elysian)

Updated: July 14, 2010

Hot Chicago Hotels

Dana Hotel & Spa Chicago Hotels

660 N. State Street, Chicago, IL 60654

What more could you want? This downtown boutique hotel sports skyline views, a tricked out sound systems, and a Japanese steakhouse complete with a floating sushi bar.

Elysian Hotel

11 E Walton St, Chicago, IL 60611

One can't help but feel like royalty when inside the uber-posh Elysian, a new mainstay in the Gold Coast. When not being treated like a king or queen at the world-class spa, check out one of the hotel's two renowned restaurant options (Ria and Balsan). The luxurious rooms with super cozy beds practically beg for a good night's sleep.

Thewit A Doubletree Hotel

201 N. State Street, Chicago, IL 60601

The Wit Hotel gives the Loop quite an architectural boost. Its modern design is completed by a giant lightening bolt stamped on the front of the building, but it's the trendy rooftop bar and classy restaurant, Cibo de Matto, that really heat this place up.

The James Chicago Hotels

55 East Ontario, Chicago, IL 60611

The downtown boutique hotel holds its own, with trendy, artsy decor and JBar, an intimate haunt next door where you can go for cocktails--and some pretty killer truffle and chocolate popcorn.

Hotel Palomar Chicago

505 N State St, Chicago, IL 60654

This hot downtown hotel boasts an all-too convenient location next to Nordstrom, as well as in-house restaurant, Sable Kitchen and Bar. Expect a great bar scene and a whiskey list so extensive that you may not remember your shopping binge the next morning.