Best Rooms: The Paramount Spa Suites and the Spa Rooms offer the best views of Chicago River. If you're looking to get a view but don't want to spend extra money on a suite, Classic Rooms with king-size beds on higher floors have good views of the city, and you can request that your room be closer to the Chicago River or closer to Lake Michigan.
Best Rooms: Rooms ending in *08 on the highest floors (i.e. 2608, 2708) may offer distant views of the water.
Best Rooms: For views of Lake Michigan, request an even-numbered room on floors 17 - 35 in the West Tower.
Best Rooms: The *01 suites (e.g. 901, 1101, 1401) are located on the corners and provide the best views of the city, albeit partial (because of the way the building is shaped, you won't find any unobstructed or full views at this property). Looking south, you can see Water Tower Place and the Hancock Center.
Best Rooms: Request a room with a view of the Chicago River on floor 5 or higher; you can get this view from most room types, except the suites.
3 star hotel
Area: Near North Side
0.18 mi from city center
Best Rooms: The best city views are found from rooms ending in *09 on floors 8 and above (e.g. 809, 909, 1109); most other views are blocked by surrounding buildings.
3 star hotel
Area: Magnificent Mile
0.16 mi from city center
Best Rooms: There isn't much in the way of views offered from this hotel, unless you book a suite. In that case, you'll enjoy more of a panoramic street view.