Best Rooms: If you dream of staying in a room that overlooks the shores of Lake Michigan, be sure to book a Spectacular Room. For an affordable room with a great view, book a Wonderful Room on a high floor, which will have amazing views of the city.
4.5 star hotel
Area: Magnificent Mile
0.50 mi from Ohio Street Beach
Best Rooms: In the Historic Tower, rooms above floor 32 facing north have great city views. In either building, rooms facing east, on floors 23 and above, offer partial lake views.
Best Rooms: All views from the hotel are city views, which get a lot better after floor 17.
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.
4.5 star hotel
Area: Near North Side
0.56 mi from Ohio Street Beach
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.
Best Rooms: Rooms ending in *01 (e.g. 2001, 2301) are suites facing Millennium Park, Grant Park and Lake Michigan, but they're close to the elevator.
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.