2.5 star hotel
Area: Magnificent Mile
0.09 mi from Chicago Place Mall
Best Rooms: King Bed Studios on floors 30 - 39 offer the best views of downtown Chicago.
Best Rooms: Rooms ending in *08 on the highest floors (i.e. 2608, 2708) may offer distant views of the water.
Best Rooms: There isn't much of a view from any room because of surrounding buildings.
3 star hotel
Area: Near North Side
0.27 mi from Chicago Place Mall
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.
Best Rooms: The Deluxe Lakeview rooms are located on the higher floors, and offer the best view of Lake Michigan. The Deluxe Michigan Avenue rooms are located on the lower floors, and offer a great view of Michigan Avenue and the water tower.
Best Rooms: Booking a Deluxe room will guarantee a high floor, as rooms in this category are only found on floors 22 - 26. On these floors, the rooms facing east offer the best city views of the Gold Coast neighborhood.