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: Odd-numbered Deluxe room have the best views of the lake, which is the preferred view.
4 star hotel
Area: Gold Coast
0.08 mi from Hancock Tower
Best Rooms: Rooms with numbers ending in *03 and *04 (e.g. 503, 504, 603, 604) have great views of Magnificent Mile. But even if you can't nab one of those rooms, you'll be pleased to know that all standard rooms offer city views.
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: For the best views of the lake and Michigan Ave., be sure to book one of the Park View King rooms or the Executive Suites. You'll also want to get up to at least floor 11 for the best vantage points.
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.
4.5 star hotel
Area: Near North Side
0.51 mi from Hancock 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.