3.5 star hotel
Area: Gold Coast
0.39 mi from Ohio Street Beach
Best Rooms: Among King rooms, request one ending in *04 or *11 (e.g. 504, 611) on the front side to enjoy a nicer view of the area.
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: The *01 suites (e.g. 901, 1101, 1401) are located on the corners and provide the best views of the city, albeit partial (because of the way the building is shaped, you won't find any unobstructed or full views at this property). Looking south, you can see Water Tower Place and the Hancock Center.
4 star hotel
Area: Magnificent Mile
0.50 mi from Ohio Street Beach
Best Rooms: Rooms ending in *01 or *02 on the 31st floor or higher (e.g. 3102, 4501) offer partial views of the Chicago River. Even-numbered rooms between *04 - *36, on or above the 25th floor (e.g. 2610, 4624) have partial views of Lake Michigan.
Best Rooms: For views of Lake Michigan, request an even-numbered room on floors 17 - 35 in the West Tower.
Best Rooms: The hotel is surrounded by other buildings, but facing Walton St. you may be able to get a glimpse of the beach from rooms ending in *14, *16, or *18 on floors 6 - 12(e.g. 614, 916, 1118).
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.