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Five Historic Chicago Hotels to Visit

By Nicole Sroka

Posted: Thursday, June 20, 2019

Chicago harbors incredible buildings with astounding architecture. In addition to skyscrapers like The Willis Tower and landmarks like The Chicago Water Tower, there are several historic hotels in Chicago ranging from the famed Congress Hotel to the breathtaking lakeside Drake Hotel. 

Downtown Chicago is home to many historic hotels which all possess unique histories that contribute to the dynamic culture of the city.

According to a U.S. News & World Report, summer is one of the best seasons to visit Chicago: June, July, and August are the most popular months to travel among tourists. High tourism interest leads to higher hotel rates and fewer room vacancies, so travel experts encourage tourists to reserve hotels three to four weeks prior to arrival.

These historic hotels have been visited by the likes of former presidents and politicians, celebrities Marilyn Monroe and Walt Disney, and mobsters like Al Capone. Embedded with unique pasts, brilliant architecture, and impeccable decor each hotel mentioned in the tour offers its visitors memorable experiences encompassing the progression of culture and preservation of luxury living.

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