Hotel Monaco Chicago
Set in a converted circa-1912 hat factory, this sleek hotel in the vibrant Chicago Loop is 8 minutes’ walk from the Chicago River, a 3-minute walk from an El train station and a mile from the iconic Willis Tower skyscraper. Stylish travel-themed rooms with eclectic furnishings feature minibars, flat-screen TVs and Wi-Fi (fee), plus city views, yoga mats and Italian linens. Upgraded rooms add river views, and suites have separate living rooms with sofas. In-room spa treatments and 24-hour room service are offered. Evening wine and loaner bikes are complimentary. Other amenities include a hip restaurant and a gym. Pets are welcome for a fee.