3 star hotel
Area: The Loop
1.25 mi from John G. Shedd Aquarium
Best Rooms: There aren't any real views from this hotel, as it's surrounded by taller buildings.
Best Rooms: Situated next to W 22nd Pl. and surrounded by the buildings, ChinaTown Hotel has no real views to offer.
Best Rooms: For views of Lake Michigan, request an even-numbered room on floors 17 - 35 in the West Tower.
Best Rooms: If you're looking for the best view, it's best to book a Chicago River View room. All standard guest rooms have city views, but the views may be blocked by surrounding buildings.
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.
4 star hotel
1.75 mi from John G. Shedd Aquarium
Best Rooms: Rooms of varying categories on floors 11 - 17 offer great views of the city in all directions.