4 star hotel
Area: South Loop
0.73 mi from John G. Shedd Aquarium
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
1.52 mi from John G. Shedd Aquarium
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: For the best view of the river, be sure to specifically book a River View room. These rooms also provide better city views than the City View room categories, because the latter rooms look out over buildings from the back of the hotel.