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 Lincoln1816 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 Raffaello201 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 Hotel20 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 Chicago1301 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 & Eagle2657 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 Hotel140 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...theWit201 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 DuplexNorth 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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