Opened on New Year’s Eve in 1920 and regarded as one of Chicago’s most iconic places to stay the Drake Hotel’s traditional charm and classic décor has given it movie star billing with scenes from “Risky Business”, “What Women Want” and “My Best Friend’s Wedding” on its credit list.
The hotel’s elegant guestrooms and varied dining venues along with a prestigious setting in Chicago’s Gold Coast neighbourhood on the Magnificent Mile close to Lake Michigan’s Oak Street Beach makes the Drake Hotel the perfect jumping off point for exploring all that this vibrant city has to offer.
Shoppers love the Magnificent Mile, an eight block stretch of North Michigan Avenue that is Chicago’s premier shopping district, and it’s right on your doorstep. Packed with more than 460 brand name stores, fantastic restaurants, hotels and attractions it’s a true shopping paradise. Make the short trip to the Chicago Museum Campus where you’ll find the Shedd Aquarium, the Field Museum of Natural History, Adler Planetarium, and Soldier Field, home of the Chicago Bears all close together, four exciting and inspiring attractions all well worth a visit! Cheer on the Cubs at Wrigley Field, and if the team is out of town then a guided stadium tour provide a great insight into everything you need to know about this sporting icon. Enjoy stunning views from 1000 feet up on the 94th floor at 360 Chicago for an eye popping view up to 55 miles out over four states, while you’re there, and if you’re brave enough step out onto the Tilt – an enclosed platform extending from the building at a 30 degree angle!
It’s worth making time to visit Millennium Park for a wonderful downtown area that’s alive with free concerts, cultural programmes, exhibitions, tours and other lively activities suitable for all the family. While you’re in town why not take in a show at the iconic Chicago Theatre, with a great variety of shows including stage plays, magic shows, comedy nights and music concerts from a host of popular artists there’s something for everyone at this landmark venue
For a fun day out at head to Navy Pier – it’s perfect for picking up a sightseeing boat tour and is packed with things to do including a Ferris wheel, carousel, old fashioned swings, IMAX theatre, Chicago Children’s Museum, live entertainment at the Family Pavilion Stage and much more. Make sure you stay for the fireworks show in the evening!
Getting around Chicago is easy and one of the best ways to explore the city is on one of the popular hop on hop off bus tours. With stops at Chicago Skydeck, Millennium Park, John Hancock Centre, the Shedd Aquarium, Field Museum, Adler Planetarium, Navy Pier and much more – it’s a great way to explore the main sights and attractions of Chicago at your own pace.
The Best Western Designer Inn and Suites is ideally located close to a number of Galena’s attractions including boutique shops, art galleries and historical sites. Wineries, coffee shops and fine-dining restaurants are also easily accessible from the hotel. Next door, there is a tasty restaurant and an Irish pub; with main street Galena being just half a mile away, this is a super location.
Every guestroom comes complete with a refrigerator, microwave, TV and free Wi-Fi; update friends and family at home with your adventures. Each room features a large sitting area and some with a balcony or patio. If you wish, you may upgrade your room to one including a whirlpool or fireplace. This hotel is serious about comfort and cleanliness, with helpful staff on hand 24/7 customer service is also excellent here. You can choose from 40 oversized deluxe king, queen and/or double queen rooms with fresh decor and luxurious linens.
The Best Western Designer Inn offers a range of amenities including a free hot breakfast and an indoor/outdoor swim through pool, a great place to relax after a day of sightseeing. Relax in the whirlpool and meet friends in the sitting area, perfect for planning a day of fun activities. Stay active with a fitness centre to start the day energetically. A 24 hour coffee/tea bar is a nice added extra for all guests to enjoy.
Located in the heart of Illinois’ capital city and just three miles from the Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport, the Wyndham Springfield City Centre hotel offers a perfect location for tourists. Adjacent to the Prairie Capital Convention Centre and a few blocks from the State Capital Complex this hotel has a prime location.
Designed with comfort in mind, this City Centre hotel offers 369 guestrooms that all feature upscale amenities such as down pillows, hypoallergenic beds, a HDTV and free Wi-Fi. Pet-friendly services are also available along with garages, valet parking and daily room service making this hotel the best choice for convenience. If you wish to upgrade your suite to have access to enhanced amenities, you can enjoy a parlour with dining area and wet bar along with a full gallery kitchen and amazing views of downtown Springfield.
The Riverview Inn & Suites, Rockford is located near attractions such as the Burpee Museum and the Aldeen Golf Club. This hotel is located along the Rock River featuring stunning views and surroundings. Decorated in hand-selected antiques and artefacts, this popular hotel is a super choice for all ages to see the best of the Rockford area.
The Riverview elegantly furnished guest rooms include amenities that will make you feel right at home: a pillowtop mattress, cozy seating areas and a flat-screen TV with premium channels and free WiFi. All of the rooms are equipped with single-cup coffee makers, a refrigerator and microwave. Select rooms offer beautiful river views. Guests can also enjoy a complimentary hot breakfast.
The hotel is situated in the heart of Rockford, with easy access to some of Northern Illinois’s most interesting attractions including the Coronado Theatre, Anderson Japanese Gardens, Discovery Centre Museum, and the Nicholas Conservatory & Gardens. Also, the Burpee Museum of Natural History, Midway Village Museum and Summer Wood Amphitheatre, Chicago Rockford International Airport
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