10. I’m always going to recommend checking airbnb.com out before you rent an expensive hotel room. It’s not just for quaint apartments overseas; there are lots of great places to be found in downtown Chicago. There’s everything from private rooms to entire lofts up for rent, so give it a once over before you finalize plans.
11. If luxury is more your speed, try the Talbott Hotel, which is located just a few steps from Oak Street and The Magnificent Mile. With a main lobby that’s decked out in rich dark woods and leather furniture, the Talbott pays homage to old world charm. As a bonus, they offer many different types of reservation packages, including a newlywed package that includes personalized robes and a concierge to help you plan your weekend in the city.
12. Located in the heart of downtown Chicago, without the price of the Magnificent Mile, is the Kinzie Hotel. With free Wi-Fi, free breakfast, and (most importantly) free cocktails during happy hour, the location isn’t the only thing to love about this hotel. The inside is clean and modern, with views of the city skyline at every window.
13. While a Hampton Inn might not seem honeymoon-worthy, the Hampton Inn Majestic in the theatre district is worth a stay. Located just a few blocks from the major theatres in Chicago, this hotel is a blend of classic and contemporary decor. The building that houses it was built in 1904.
14. Located just a few steps from Millennium Park, The Silversmith Hotel is a good option for anyone who wants to be in the heart of downtown. True to its name, the rooms and bar area are decked out in shining silver.
15. If you’re looking for a cozy bed and breakfast in the heart of the big city, The Wicker Park Inn is the hotel for you. Tucked in next to a courtyard in the trendy Wicker Park neighborhood, this hotel is also steps from bars and hipster coffee shops. This is a great place for art enthusiasts, as the neighborhood has the largest population of working artists in the city.
16. Flemish Inn Chicago is another bed and breakfast style hotel; only it focuses on apartment style rooms. It’s small and almost unnoticeable amongst the Gold Coast neighborhood landscape, but this tiny bed and breakfast comes highly recommended. If you want to stay here, you do need to book pretty far in advance. They fill up very fast.