Best Spa Hotels in Chicago, USA

A selection of the best spa hotels in Chicago, USA. A selection by Selina Meier

The Hotel & Athletic Club at Midtown

The Hotel & Athletic Club at Midtown

Guests staying at the The Hotel & Athletic Club at Midtown can enjoy full access to the indoor and outdoor lap pools, spa, sauna, steam room, workout facilities, whirlpools, tennis courts, yoga studio, boxing gym, cycle studio, golf simulators, and 190 group fitness classes throughout the week. All rooms are air conditioned and come with a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, seating area, private bathroom, bathrobes, free toiletries, and a hairdryer. Free parking is also available for all guests. The hotel is located 3.1 km from Wrigley Field in Chicago, 3.6 km from Lincoln Park Zoo, and 5 km from United Center. The nearest airport, Midway International Airport, is 16 km away.

Rooms: 55 Stars: 4

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JW Marriott Chicago

JW Marriott Chicago

Experience luxurious accommodation in the heart of downtown Chicago when you stay at JW Marriott. This historic hotel is located just 1 mile from Millennium Park and the Art Institute Museum, and is surrounded by the city’s financial district. Every room features a 42-inch flat-screen LCD TV with Netflix and satellite cable, as well as a marble bathroom with double vanity, bath tub, shower and plush bath robes. Enjoy exquisite Italian cuisine at The Florentine restaurant or grab an appetizer at the Lobby Lounge during happy hour. For added convenience, in-room dining is available 24 hours. Navy Pier and other attractions are easily accessible via Monroe Public Transit, only 3 blocks away.

Rooms: 610 Stars: 5

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The Peninsula Chicago

The Peninsula Chicago

Situated on the iconic Magnificent Mile, The Peninsula Chicago is one of the finest spa hotels in the city. Just a 5-minute stroll from the Museum of Contemporary Art, the hotel boasts an array of luxury amenities, from a full-service Asian-inspired spa, award-winning restaurants, and well-appointed guest rooms with 42-inch flat-screen TVs and free WiFi. Each room is equipped with a temperature and lighting control console and a soaking tub in the private bathroom. Guests can also enjoy a half-Olympic indoor swimming pool with stunning views of the cityscape, a modern gym offering fitness classes, and an outdoor sun terrace. The hotel also offers a renowned afternoon tea with champagne and chocolate, as well as two award-winning restaurants and an on-site bar. Popular attractions such as Water Tower Place and Navy Pier are just a short walk away.

Rooms: 339 Stars: 5

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Waldorf Astoria Chicago

Waldorf Astoria Chicago

Experience the ultimate in luxury at the Waldorf Astoria Chicago, nestled in the city’s Gold Coast neighbourhood. Relax with a massage at the on-site spa & wellness centre, or take a dip in the indoor pool. Shopping along The Magnificent Mile is just a 5-minute walk away. Enjoy modern amenities in your room, such as a flat-screen TV, microwave and refrigerator, plus stylish décor and rich fabrics. The fitness centre and The Brasserie, an American brasserie with fashionable cocktails and delicious dishes, are also available. Explore the Navy Pier, 2 miles away, or the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, 10 minutes’ walk from the hotel.

Rooms: 215 Stars: 5

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InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile

InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile

Situated on the iconic Magnificent Mile, InterContinental Chicago is a premier spa hotel with luxurious amenities. Boasting premium cable channels, a coffee maker and Italian marble bathrooms in each room, the hotel also features an indoor pool with elevated bleacher seating, a multi-level modern fitness centre, a sauna and a spa. Enjoy a meal at Michael Jordan’s Steakhouse & Bar, or at Center Court for breakfast and lunch. The hotel is conveniently located close to Navy Pier, Millennium Park and Oak Street Beach, while the Shedd Aquarium and Art Institute of Chicago are a 15-minute drive away.

Rooms: 792 Stars: 4

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The Royal Sonesta Chicago River North

The Royal Sonesta Chicago River North

The Royal Sonesta Chicago River North is a 4-star boutique hotel in the heart of downtown Chicago. Its design and décor is inspired by the Chicago World’s Fair and each room includes a 37-inch flat-screen TV and a large bathroom with designer bathrobes and amenities. Guests can use the 24-hour fitness center and indoor pool and sundeck. There’s also a free morning coffee and tea bar. CBR serves regional cuisine for breakfast and dinner, plus a brunch menu on weekends. The hotel is just 1 minute from the CTA Red Line, 1 mile from Navy Pier and Millennium Park and 17 miles from O’Hare and Midway airports. There’s no SPA, but a fitness center and swimming pool.

Rooms: 257 Stars: 4

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LondonHouse Chicago

LondonHouse Chicago

Experience the ultimate in luxury at LondonHouse Chicago. Nestled along the iconic Michigan Avenue and Chicago River, this historic landmark building is home to the city’s only tri-level rooftop bar. Enjoy spacious guest rooms, 24-hour fitness centre, flexible meeting spaces, and spectacular views from the grand ballroom. Indulge in reimagined regional cuisine and cocktails at LH, and take in the sights from the terrace. Within easy reach are Millennium Park, Navy Pier, and the Art Institute of Chicago. Relax and unwind at the on-site spa and wellness centre. LondonHouse is the perfect place for an unforgettable stay.

Rooms: 452 Stars: 4

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Best areas to find hotels in Chicago, USA

Chicago is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the United States, with a wide variety of hotels available to suit all budgets and preferences. When searching for a hotel in Chicago, there are a few key areas to consider.

The Loop: The Loop is the heart of downtown Chicago, and it’s home to many of the city’s top attractions, including Millennium Park, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Magnificent Mile. It’s also one of the most popular areas for hotels, with a range of options from budget-friendly to luxury.

Near North Side: The Near North Side is a great area for visitors looking to be close to the action. This area is home to a variety of restaurants, bars, and attractions, as well as some of the city’s best shopping. Hotels in this area tend to be more upscale and offer a range of amenities.

South Loop: The South Loop is a great option for visitors who want to be close to the lakefront. This area is home to the Museum Campus, Shedd Aquarium, and Field Museum, as well as a variety of restaurants and bars. Hotels in this area range from budget to luxury.

Lincoln Park: Lincoln Park is a great option for visitors who want to be close to the lakefront and the city’s top attractions. This area is home to the Lincoln Park Zoo, Lincoln Park Conservatory, and the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum. Hotels in this area range from budget to luxury.

Gold Coast: The Gold Coast is one of the most upscale neighborhoods in Chicago, and it’s home to some of the city’s best shopping and dining. Hotels in this area tend to be more expensive, but they offer a range of amenities and services.

River North: River North is a great area for visitors looking for a mix of attractions and nightlife. This area is home to a variety of restaurants, bars, and galleries, as well as some of the city’s best shopping. Hotels in this area range from budget to luxury.

Wicker Park: Wicker Park is a great option for visitors who want to be close to the action without being in the heart of downtown. This area is home to a variety of restaurants, bars, and galleries, as well as some of the city’s best shopping. Hotels in this area range from budget to luxury.

No matter which area of Chicago you choose to stay in, there are plenty of hotels to suit your needs. Be sure to research the amenities and services offered at each hotel before booking to make sure you get the best deal.

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