Elysian Hotel

The Elysian Hotel has often been rated Chicago's best, standing out even amongst the city's crop of five-star hotels.  The Elysian has an excellent location at the northern end of the Magnificent Mile, just a few blocks from the historic Water Tower.  It's in the Gold Coast, Chicago's most upscale neighborhood.

The rooms are large, on average more than 80 square meters, and feature wireless internet.  The furniture is elegant, especially the beds, which feature 460-thread count Rivolta Carmignani Italian linens.  The bathrooms are large and comfortable, adorned with marble fixtures.  A fitness center is open to guests.  There is also a bar and two restaurants: Balsan is a European bistro and RIA is fine dining featuring sustainable produce.

The Elysian is luxurious, but also understated.  This might just be the best hotel in Chicago.

Address: 11 East Walton Street
Telephone: (312) 646 1300
Website: elysianhotels.com
Rates: Rates start around $225/night for a Deluxe Room.

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