4 star hotel
Area: South Loop
0.25 mi from Buckingham Fountain
Best Rooms: If you're looking for some visual stimuli, reserve a Lake Michigan View room so you can look out over the lake as well as Grant Park.
Best Rooms: By staying on floor 24, you might be able to get a partial city view from rooms facing north.
Best Rooms: Since the hotel is located in the middle of the city, the views are mainly of other buildings.
Best Rooms: The Premiere Corner King rooms have wraparound views that can include the Navy Pier, the city skyline, Lake Michigan and Millennium Park. If you want a room with a view but need more than one bed, request a Classic Room Special View, so you don't miss out on views of the Navy Pier, Chicago River and Lake Michigan.
3 star hotel
Area: The Loop
0.85 mi from Buckingham Fountain
Best Rooms: There aren't any real views from this hotel because it's only nine stories high, and surrounding buildings are all 15 stories or higher.
Best Rooms: River view rooms can't be specifically booked online. Reserve the room type you prefer, then call ahead and/or request a river view upon arrival at the hotel.
3 star hotel
Area: Near North Side
1.14 mi from Buckingham Fountain
Best Rooms: Rooms facing opposite East Grand Avenue have the best city views, from floors 15 and higher; these can be booked in any room category, though suites with 2 double beds with this view are limited.