With so much to do in the Windy City -- from eating hot dogs with pickles on them, to eating deep-dish pizzas the size of car wheels also with pickles on them -- it's important to have a good place to lie your fat head down. That's why we compiled this list of first-rate lodges that aren't Roger from Blind Date. The picks: Hotel Lincoln 1816 North Clark Street; Lincoln Park; 312.254.4700 More influential and luckier with the lady-hotels than the Hotel Buchanan, Hotel Lincoln sits directly next to Lincoln Park (shocker!) and offers 184 handsome rooms that look like they were designed for a Wes Anderson flick. Read the full review... The Raffaello 201 East Delaware Place; Gold Coast; 312.943.5000 Recently renovated and centrally-located on Michigan Ave, Raffaello has 24-hour room service from Pelago Ristorante, massage treatments, and a next-level rooftop speakeasy called Drumbar. Read the full review... Talbott Hotel 20 East Delaware Place; Gold Coast; 312.944.4970 Originally built in 1927, Talbott's a boutique Gold Coast relic on Delaware Place that juxtaposes antiquated decor with modern technology. Read the full review... PUBLIC Chicago 1301 North State Parkway; Gold Coast; 312.787.3700 With 285 over-sized rooms in the heart of Gold Coast, Public offers everything from complimentary breakfast in bed, to grub from insanely famous chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten. Read the full review... Longman & Eagle 2657 North Kedzie Avenue; Logan Square; 773.276.7110 Best known for their ever-changing menu, farm-to-table freshness, and comprehensive collection of whiskeys, L&E is the quintessential restobartel (restaurant + bar + hotel) to stay at whilst visiting Chicago, but with only eight rooms to choose from, lodging is limited. Read the full review... The Drake Hotel 140 East Walton Place; Gold Coast; 312.787.2200 The Drake has endeavored to be one of the first urban resorts in the nation for almost a century... so please don't refer to it as the Drizzy. Read the full review... theWit 201 North State Street; Loop; 312.467.0200 For an energetic hotel situated amongst a lengthy lineup of historic Chicago landmarks, check out theWit. Read the full review... Penthouse Duplex North State Street; River North; 847.432.0411 If you think hotels are totally played, try this on for size: a two-story penthouse located smack-dab on Magnificent Mile, with unobstructed city views, a fireplace, and totally awesome window pottery(?). Read the full review...

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1. Raffaello Hotel 201 East Delaware Place, Chicago, IL 60611 (Gold Coast)

Recently renovated and centrally-located on Michigan Ave, Raffaello serves up 24-hour room service, full concierge services, and a next-lever rooftop speakeasy they call Drumbar.

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2. Talbott Hotel 20 E. Delaware Place, Chicago, IL 60611 (Gold Coast)

Originally built in 1927, Talbott's a boutique Gold Coast relic on Delaware Place that juxtaposes antiquated decor with modern technology.

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3. PUBLIC Chicago 1301 North State Parkway, Chicago, IL 60610 (Gold Coast)

With 285 over-sized rooms in the heart of Gold Coast, Public offers everything from complimentary breakfast in bed, to grub from insanely famous chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten.

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4. Longman & Eagle 2657 N. Kedzie Avenue, Chicago, IL 60647 (Logan Square)

Best known for their ever-changing menu, farm-to-table freshness, and comprehensive collection of whiskeys, L&E is the quintessential restobartel (restaurant + bar + hotel) to stay at whilst visiting Chicago, but with only eight rooms to choose from, lodging is limited.

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5. The Drake 140 East Walton Place, Chicago, IL 60611 (Gold Coast)

The Drake has endeavored to be one of the first urban resorts in the nation for almost a century... so please don't refer to it as the Drizzy.

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6. theWit Hotel 201 N. State Street, Chicago, IL 60601 (Loop)

For an energetic hotel situated amongst a lengthy lineup of historic Chicago landmarks, check out theWit.

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7. Penthouse Duplex North State Street, Chicago, IL 60611 (River North)

A two-story penthouse with unobstructed city views located smack-dab on Magnificent Mile.

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