Best Rooms: Rooms ending in *08 on the highest floors (i.e. 2608, 2708) may offer distant views of the water.
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.
2.5 star hotel
Area: Magnificent Mile
0.28 mi from city center
Best Rooms: King Bed Studios on floors 30 - 39 offer the best views of downtown Chicago.
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.
3.5 star hotel
Area: Near North Side
0.25 mi from city center
Best Rooms: Request a Studio King room type on floors 10 - 26 facing east towards Dearborn St.; these rooms offer a better city view.
Best Rooms: Rooms on floor 6 offer the best city views, but rooms on lower floors may have a view of the alley.