Some people want to live in luxury when they come to Chicago. They desire thick, warm towels; room service at all hours; a gourmet restaurant on premises; and a concierge to meet their every need. Others prefer to economize; they’re satisfied with a clean room and a comfortable bed. “There’s so much to do in Chicago, we won’t be spending much time in the hotel anyway” they say.
You can be at either extreme – or somewhere in between – and Chicago is certain to meet your needs. That’s because the Chicago area has nearly 700 hotels with more than 100,000 rooms. They offer excellent service, comfort and value at every price point. Chicago hosts more than 45 million visitors a year, so our hospitality knows what it’s doing.
In downtown Chicago -- with its concentration of superb restaurants, shopping and cultural attractions – you can choose from more than 30,000 rooms in hotels ranging from the five-star luxury variety hotels, to small, trendy boutique properties to student-friendly hostels. Twenty additional hotels with 4,500 rooms will be under development over the next ten years. Visitors looking to stay in a B&B (bed and breakfast) will find many options available to them all over the city.
Eat & Drink
You could eat at a different Chicago restaurant every day for 20 years and never eat at the same one twice. With more than 7,300 restaurants, Chicago’s sure to have many that suit your taste, budget and mood. Whether you’re looking for Chicago-style hot dogs or French haute cuisine, steaks or seafood, pierogi or pizza, you can find them in Chicago. And they’ll be good.
Chicago has long been a premier shopping and fashion destination. From major department stores to chic designer boutiques, the city boasts a vibrant retail scene that caters to the needs of every shopper. Today, the city is home to more than 250 Chicago-based fashion designers and 400 independently owned boutiques.
What’s your passion? Ballet? Baseball? Brontosauruses? Classical music? Political satire? Modern architecture? Chicago has them all. In this city, you’re sure to find attractions that match your interests, and you’ll probably develop some new ones while you’re here.
(Original information sourced from Chicago`s official Tourism Site)