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Five great Hilton hotels in Chicago you should check out

Looking for somewhere to rest your head? These hotels are some of the Windy City’s finest

Written by Time Out. Paid for by Hilton

Whether you’re seeking simple pleasures or five-star luxury, finding a hotel that fits your needs isn’t always easy. Plus, scouring the internet for a stay that suits you can leave you exhausted (so much for the holiday spirit). Luckily, there are a handful of hotels in Chicago where you can stay over in style and get a good night's sleep. Here are the best Hilton hotels in Chicago, so you can spend less time on your travel plans and more time daydreaming about that vacay.

Waldorf Astoria Chicago

Anything but a shrinking violet, the guest rooms here average at an impressive 890 square feet—and that’s just the start of the Waldorf’s luxury. You can expect cozy fireplaces, a lot of marble and tubs so deep you’ll want to soak for hours. On-site amenities include a serene indoor pool and an award-winning spa, where you can freshen up post-flight (because breathing in recycled air is about as enjoyable as filing your taxes). Had a long haul? Get a facial and then head back to the room for a, yawn, well-deserved snooze.

Conrad Chicago

A celebrated five-star spot located close to the buzzy shopping street, Michigan Avenue, the Conrad is right in the heart of the city. Still, it’s not just the placement that makes this hotel desirable—it’s also classically stylish, making it ideal for business meet-ups. The decor is functional, calm and modern, with 65-inch TVs, smart technology, espresso machines and more at your fingertips. If the sun’s out, wander up to rooftop bar and restaurant Noyane for meticulous Japanese cuisine served alongside panoramic views.

Palmer House

Palmer House is grand and it knows it. Yep, this hotel is seriously impressive—it’s one of America’s oldest, operating for over 140 years, and the historic space boasts three ballrooms and intricate frescoes that’ll make your heart melt. You can also expect a 19th-century mural, delicate candelabras and velvety soft furnishings. But don’t judge a book by it’s oh-so-glamorous cover, because the atmosphere is anything but stuffy. Fairytales beware, you’ve got some competition.

The Drake

The Drake has four stars under its belt and easy to see why. Sleek and stately, the building has an air of the old-school which is upkept by the decor: chandeliers and a dash of plush velvet. Open since the roaring 20s, the hotel is located at the beginning of the Magnificent Mile, which means you’re within stomping distance of some of the cities best restaurants and retailers—not to mention Oak Street Beach. Our advice? Order room service and make the most of your newly-adopted room, because the sweeping skyline views will show you Lake Michigan from great heights.

Hilton Chicago

A lakefront hotel that’s in close proximity to a variety of Chicago’s most exciting attractions, this space is effortlessly laid-back. With a pool, gym, simple fare at on-site Irish pub, Kitty O’ Sheas, and well-equipped rooms, the Hilton Chicago is great for family stays—and you can even bring your precious pooch along, because this hotel is pet-friendly. Winner! Fancy some American football? Nearby is Soldier Field, home of the Chicago Bears, so you can go and cheer for the home team.

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