Most-Romantic Hotels in Chicago

by Patricia K. Maggio

About Patricia K. Maggio

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Patricia K. Maggio is a freelance writer originally from Chicago, Ill. She has been living, studying or working in Europe since 2007, when she graduated with a B.A. in English from DePaul University. Most recently, her screenwriting work has appeared on BBC America and STYLE Network.

Most-Romantic Hotels in Chicago

With its stunning city views and gorgeous Lake Michigan beaches, Chicago is a romantic city for tourists and locals. Also home to world-class art, restaurants, theaters and hotels, Chicago is full of endless tourist activities. Some of Chicago's most romantic hotels are located in the heart of all the downtown action with spectacular views and convenient access to all Chicago has to offer.

Sofitel Chicago Water Tower

The Sofitel Chicago Water Place is situated on a leafy side street off buzzing Michigan Avenue, Chicago's Magnificent Mile. Just steps from first-rate shops, Lookingglass Theatre and the historic Water Tower, and within walking distance to the beach, Sofitel is a couple's paradise. The rooms are spacious, and the hotel is decorated in contemporary European style. Each room features an LCD TV for romantic nights in and luxury marble bathrooms. Sofitel also offers a modern French restaurant on-site, Café Des Architectes, which sources local ingredients. Its outdoor terrace is perfect for a romantic brunch in the summer months. Sofitel Chicago Water Tower 20 E. Chesnut St. Chicago, IL 60611 312-324-4000 sofitel.com

theWit --- a Doubletree Hotel

Part of the Doubletree Hotel family, theWit Chicago offers a boutique experience with all the trimmings. With a yoga studio, multi-screen cinema and a rooftop lounge, theWit is the height of luxury and convenience in the heart of Chicago. Located in the Loop on North State Street near the famous Chicago Theater and Macy's (formerly Marshall Field's), theWit is also within easy reach of Lake Michigan and the Lake Shore trail, taking travelers on a romantic skyline walk to Lincoln Park Zoo. The hotel features classic guest rooms with deluxe beds and high-definition entertainment systems, along with spa rooms complete with floor-to-ceiling windows and Kohler soaking tubs. TheWit --- a Doubletree Hotel 201 N. State St. Chicago, IL 60601 312-467-0200 thewithotel.com

Trump International Hotel and Tower

One of the most romantic and lavish holiday spots in Chicago is the Trump International Hotel and Tower. A four-star hotel complex located on the banks of the Chicago River, just blocks from the Art Institute, Trump Towers offers everything a visitor could want for a romantic stay. With 339 guest rooms and suites, Trump boasts a world-class restaurant, spa and romantic Riverwalk locale. Guests are even invited to personally select items for the in-room mini-bar before arrival and to make use of the personal assistant to help plan a custom romantic vacation. Trump International Hotel and Tower 401 N. Wabash Ave. Chicago, IL 60611 312-588-8000 trumpchicagohotel.com

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