A proper staycation carries the luxury of sleeping in a strange cushy bed without the hassle of traveling anywhere or really packing anything. No, you’re not at the hotel for the big conference; you’re there because you’ve busted your ass at work all month and you deserve to have a maid for one weekend. So treat yo' self and make a reservation at these 12 hotels/inns around Chicago with an ideal itinerary for food and nightlife.
This sexy hotel is the perfect stay for a fantasy night of rockstardom or a weekend out with friends. With a wet bar, extra seating, and hi-tech audio in your room, you may end up staying in -- and staying up -- to party.
Where to eat: Walk just down the block to Eataly and take a seat at any of the delicious half-dozen restaurants from the famed Batali and Bastianich families.
Where to drink: Try any of the Painkillers at Three Dots and a Dash, and sip on a Weston from The Berkshire Room at the hotel before bed.
What to do: Hit up one of the nearby piano bars for a few songs.
Where to brunch: Go to Bottlefork for a "Bag" of Crisps & Eggs.