10 of the most romantic hotels in Chicago

A bustling metropolis in one of the greenest regions of the US, Chicago is a must-see travel location – and certainly a neat destination for couples. If you’re planning to visit, you can expect an almost never-ending skyline of unique architecture, plenty of art installations and cultural centers – not forgetting the soulful music! But every trip begins with an anchor, a ‘home away from home’. And you’ll feel it in the most romantic hotels in Chicago.

A romantic getaway spot shouldn’t only provide comfort, but offer a unique atmosphere that inspires and ignites passion – that encourages sharing of feelings – perhaps even provides new experiences that strengthen the bond between people. Obviously, you won’t find this in any random hotel, but our curated list of top romantic stays should make your search for this special place super-duper easy.

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Because there’s no singular thing that determines whether a hotel is romantic or not, we decided to look at several factors that promote a romantic experience, instead of just listing (for example) romantic hotels in Chicago with jacuzzis in a room. Each hotel gets a score in different categories, and there’s no particular order to it.

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10 of the most romantic hotels in Chicago

1.Palmer House Hilton

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The Palmer House Hotel has a long and rich history and is a popular choice for various dignitaries and stars. It has a superb location – smack dab in the city center, making it a perfect getaway for those new to the city who want to take in all the major sights. What really sets it apart though is the luminous, elegant, and meticulously decorated lobby, which will transport you and your date back to a more civilized era.

You might like to enjoy an Old Fashioned Whiskey at the hotel bar – especially praised by guests.

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2.The Robey

8.5/10

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Rising high above all the other buildings in the area and featuring a characteristic wedge shape, The Robey is hard not to notice. This hotel is located in a quieter and more distant region than some of the other romantic hotels in Chicago listed, but still offers spectacular views of skyscrapers and residential neighborhoods. This is the perfect cozy place to come back to after a hectic day in the city and enjoy a glass of wine, while looking out at the landscape.

You might like to book a table at the rooftop lounge, where tasty cocktails and wide panoramic views of the city are accessible.

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3. 21C Museum Hotel

7/10

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21C is both a museum and a hotel, offering a 2-in-1 experience for art enthusiasts – hosting over 90 pieces of art. The hotel itself has a great location in downtown Chicago, in close proximity to various restaurants and museums. As you might guess from the hotel theme, the rooms are also decorated very tastefully with art pieces and décor that will create an unforgettable atmosphere for lovebirds.

You might like to pamper yourselves with some room service. By most accounts, the customer service is top-notch.

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4. Hotel Lincoln, JDV

8/10

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If you enjoy nature and long walks with your partner, Hotel Lincoln might be the best option for you. It’s located right next to the picturesque Lincoln Park, with nice views of downtown Chicago and Lake Michigan. Even if you choose not to go out, the quiet neighborhood and sweeping views will guarantee a pleasant stay for the two of you.

You might like to soak in some good vibes and music at the rooftop restaurant.

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5. Swissotel

9/10

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Swissotel is one of the newer romantic hotels in Chicago, but it continues many of the decades-old traditions of the Swissotel brand. Couples staying at the hotel can expect luxurious interiors and spectacular views on the highest floors (40+).  Outside the comfort of the rooms, there’s also access to multiple ballrooms, restaurants, and a professional fitness center.

You might like to take a camera up to one of the top floors and catch the sun rising/setting over the Chicago River.

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6. Sable at Navy Pier

7/10

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Overlooking the harbor, the Sable hotel is highly praised for the peaceful views afforded by the large windows in each room. It’s also nice that it faces seaward, so you won’t have to worry about any prying eyes. The nautical theme and location apply to many room interiors.

You might like enjoying a night out at one of the party boats, stationed at the harbor.

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7. Four Seasons

9/10

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The Four Seasons Hotel is easily one of the tallest and best hotels in Chicago – and is quite respected for putting a spotlight on local art, music, and other cultural artifacts. It’s a great choice for couples who want all their needs handled in one spot, since the list of amenities and services is pretty expansive. In other words, you can really treat yourselves to the luxury experience here and enjoy the magical days of vacation.

You might like to order some tasty Chicago-style food from the hotel restaurant, such as a burger or deep-dish pizza.

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8. EMC2

8/10

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EMC2 (named after the famous physics equation) is a place that stands out in many ways, and you can get a taste of this even just from the colorful exterior. It’s a place that blends art and science into hundreds of unique designs. Not only are couples treated to modern and spacious rooms with plenty of amenities, but they’ll have a wonderful time exploring all the little nuggets of unique art and décor that it has to offer.

You might like tasting a custom-made cocktail at the Albert Tavern, which also offers a wide range of cuisine.

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9. Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel

9/10

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Radisson Blu might not be an oceanfront property on some dreamy island, but it’s the next best thing. This high rise has a distinct blue theme both inside and outside, and is one of very few Chicago hotels with balcony designs that are truly creative. Then there are the swimming pools. Not only are they huge, but the outdoor pool also features a sundeck and an unforgettable view of the city center.

You might like taking a nice long soak in the hot tub after a long day of enjoying the city.

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10. Waldorf Astoria

9.5/10

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Even though a bit on the pricey side for local accommodation, the Waldorf Astoria has pretty much everything a visiting couple can dream of: great location, spacious and quiet rooms, breathtaking views, and numerous facilities. You can even take your beloved fur babies with you to this shining star of luxury hotels in Chicago.

You might like starting your day off in the wellness center. You can exercise or go for something more relaxing – like yoga/massage/steam room.

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