4 star hotel
Area: South Loop
1.50 mi from McCormick Place
Best Rooms: When booking, you can request a park-view room that overlooks Grant Park for a $25 upgrade fee, but be sure to request it in advance because there are only a few such rooms.
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: Since the hotel is located in the middle of the city, the views are mainly of other buildings.
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: 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.
Best Rooms: There isn't too much in the way of views, but even-numbered rooms on floors 10 and higher are your best bet for views of the city.