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Top Chicago Beach Resorts & Hotels

Hotel Lincoln

Hotel Lincoln

4.0 out of 5.0 1816 N Clark Street, Chicago, IL
(45 Reviews)
This boutique hotel features 2 restaurants, a bar/lounge, and a 24-hour fitness center. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the business center, free WiFi in public areas, and valet parking. Enjoy the a rooftop terrace and conveniences like a 24-hour front desk and laundry facilities.
The Homestead Evanston

The Homestead Evanston

3.0 out of 5.0 1625 Hinman Ave, Evanston, IL
(11 Reviews)
This hotel features a restaurant, a 24-hour fitness center, and a bar/lounge. Business travelers can take advantage of the free WiFi in public areas. Free continental breakfast is served.
The Drake, a Hilton Hotel

The Drake, a Hilton Hotel

4.0 out of 5.0 140 E Walton Place, Chicago, IL
(75 Reviews)
This romantic hotel's 5 restaurants, 2 bars/lounges, and fitness center are some of the featured amenities. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the business center, express check-out, and valet parking. Self parking, a coffee shop, and limo/town car service are also offered.
Millennium Knickerbocker Chicago

Millennium Knickerbocker Chicago

4.0 out of 5.0 163 East Walton Place, Chicago, IL
(218 Reviews)
This hotel features a coffee shop, free newspapers, and valet parking. WiFi in public areas is free. Luggage storage and a safe deposit box are also provided.
The Whitehall Hotel

The Whitehall Hotel

4.0 out of 5.0 105 E Delaware Pl, Chicago, IL
(117 Reviews)
This boutique hotel features 2 restaurants, a bar/lounge, and a fitness center. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the business center, free WiFi in public areas, and valet parking. Self parking, express check-in, and a computer station are also offered.
Chicago Lake Shore Hotel

Chicago Lake Shore Hotel

3.0 out of 5.0 4900 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL
(46 Reviews)
Luggage storage is provided and the front desk is staffed around-the-clock. Enjoy free perks like free self parking and an area shuttle. Laundry facilities are provided for your convenience.

Oceanfront Hotels in Chicago

The Blackstone, Autograph Collection

The Blackstone, Autograph Collection

4.0 out of 5.0 636 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL
(26 Reviews)
Located in The Loop, this romantic hotel is steps from Lakefront Trail, Grant Park, and Columbia College Chicago. Buckingham Fountain and Art Institute of Chicago are also within 10 minutes. Harrison Station and Chicago Van Buren Street Station are within a 5-minute walk.
Sheraton Grand Chicago

Sheraton Grand Chicago

4.0 out of 5.0 301 E North Water St, Chicago, IL
(177 Reviews)
Located in Near North Side, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Michigan Avenue and Navy Pier. Millennium Park and John Hancock Center are also within 1 mi (2 km). Grand Station (Red Line) is 11 minutes by foot and State Station is 13 minutes.
Waterfront Hotel and Marina

Waterfront Hotel and Marina

2.0 out of 5.0 3309 North Chapel Hill Road, Johnsburg, McHenry, IL
(6 Reviews)
Located near the slopes, this McHenry hotel is in the city center and within 6 mi (10 km) of Volo Bog State Natural Area, Petersen Park Beach, and McCullom Lake. McHenry Shores Beach Park and McHenry City Hall are also within 6 mi (10 km).

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Chicago Beach Hotel Guide

If you close your eyes, you can hear the crowds cheering at Wrigley Field from here. Yes, you long for a trip to the land of pan pizza and the Magnificent Mile, a city so sparkly they had to put a giant metallic bean in the middle where all the shimmer can bounce off the side and play in the sky. And while you’re no stranger to the epicurean adventures to be had in The Windy City, you also love to visit the city in the summer and soak up the sun. Between the Chicago River and Lake Michigan, you won’t be left wanting for places to gaze at the water or even get in and play for a while. Book Chicago hotels on the beach with Travelocity, and you’ll wake up to a serene view. Yes, that’s some wise wandering.

Where are the best beaches in Chicago?

There are no fewer than two dozen beaches in Chicago, a fact that may surprise the island-hoppers in your social circle. Among the best are Oak Street Beach and the 31st Street Beach. Oak Street Beach is near Michigan Avenue and all of its appeal, while the 31st Street Beach offers up a spectacular skyline view along with a picnic area and fishing dock. Stay at one of our top Chicago beach hotels, and you can walk to the sand with morning coffee in hand.

What are the best restaurants in Chicago with a view of the water?

Chicago is brimming with eateries that spoil you with views of the Chicago River and Lake Michigan while you dine.

  • Castaways Bar & Grill: For some of the best water views in The Windy City, pull up a chair at this restaurant on North Avenue Beach with a colorful outdoor dining area and juicy burgers.
  • Sixteen: For an upscale experience, check out this eatery along the Chicago River. Located on the 16th floor, your eyes can guzzle the view while you savor a fine glass of wine.
  • North Pond: This establishment offers quiet dining just steps from the pond in Lincoln Park, not to mention a seafood menu so delightful you won’t mind the butter running down your chin in front of everyone.

What food should you eat while in Chicago?

After you sink your teeth into a divinely gooey slice of deep-dish pizza, there is yet more food to be discovered in Chicago. While pizza and hot dogs tend to make the headlines when it comes to Chi-Town food, St. Louis-style ribs, Korean chicken wings, and chocolate-covered churros are also must-try dishes in this diverse city. While you’re at it, slurp up some noodles and top it all off with a bowl of gelato.

You want to do some retail therapy and be surrounded by homespun charm, but you’re not ready to give up the dream of finding some sand in your jeans for months to come. Head to Chi-Town, where the best of metropolitan and beachy meet. When you book Chicago beachfront hotels, like the Chicago Lake Shore Hotel or Thompson Chicago, your vacation is off on the right sandal-clad foot already.

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