Best Rooms: Rooms ending in *08 on the highest floors (i.e. 2608, 2708) may offer distant views of the water.
2.5 star hotel
Area: Magnificent Mile
0.15 mi from Chicago Water Tower
Best Rooms: King Bed Studios on floors 30 - 39 offer the best views of downtown Chicago.
Best Rooms: Although the hotel doesn't offer full lake views, the Luxury King rooms on the higher floors, 16 and up, are your best bet for a partial lake view. If you can spring for a suite, consider the Prestige Suites; these are corner rooms, with numbers ending in *08 (e.g. 1708, 2008), which offer partial lake views and a view of Hancock Tower.
Best Rooms: Booking any of the Lakeview Rooms will guarantee you incredible views of Lake Michigan. If you prefer saving money over having a lake view, consider booking a standard guest room that overlooks Michigan Ave.
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.
4.5 star hotel
Area: Near North Side
0.39 mi from Chicago Water Tower
Best Rooms: The only way to guarantee a great city view is by booking a Deluxe City View room. Views from most standard rooms are blocked by surrounding buildings.