Best Rooms: The Premier Rooms with lake views offer the best views in the entire hotel, which are northeast views that include panoramic views of the city and Lake Michigan. You don't have to empty out your savings to get a great view at this hotel; standard rooms have views looking north, which may provide a partial lake view, and views looking south, which have great views of the city.
Best Rooms: There isn't much offered in the way of views, but rooms facing Ohio Street offer a nicer city view on floors 4 - 6 (e.g. 410, 528, 640).
4 star hotel
Area: Near North Side
0.29 mi from city center
Best Rooms: The hotel isn't known for its views since it's surrounded by taller buildings. But if you get up to floor 14, you might get a partial river view from the southwest side, or a city view from the northeast side.
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.
3.5 star hotel
Area: Gold Coast
0.22 mi from city center
Best Rooms: Among King rooms, request one ending in *04 or *11 (e.g. 504, 611) on the front side to enjoy a nicer view of the area.