Hotels Near the Chicago Football Stadium

by Patrick M. Lind, Demand Media

    The National Football League's Chicago Bears play their home games at Soldier Field, the iconic Chicago football stadium. Located southeast of the Loop, between Lake Shore Drive and Lake Michigan, this Greco-Roman styled stadium sits within a short distance from a variety of hotels. The closest hotels are found on South Michigan Avenue and give visitors convenient access to the stadium, the Museum Campus and downtown.

    Best Western Grant Park

    The Best Western Grant Park lies just half a mile from Soldier Field, across the street from the Museum Campus/11th Street Metra train station. What stands out most about this hotel is its location, the rooms have a fairly traditional decor and design and come with standard amenities. A handful of the 172 guest rooms have views of the lake. Complimentary wireless Internet is available throughout the property. The hotel's restaurant serves international dishes like Oriental duck and Neo-Milanese pizza, and offers a "bed and breakfast" package that includes a continental breakfast with the room rate. Guests have access to a seasonal outdoor swimming pool.

    Chicago’s Essex Inn

    Chicago’s Essex Inn puts guests near Grant Park just over half a mile from the stadium and within a block of Buddy Guy's Legends, the blues club and restaurant owned by blues legend Buddy Guy. The hotel's contemporary guest rooms feature wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling windows; rooms on the upper floors have unobstructed views of the city and the lake. The glass-ceiling, rooftop indoor swimming pool provides a year-round place for relaxation, and the dry sauna and fitness center offer further recreational opportunities. Additional, the decorative rooftop garden looks out over the park and the lake. The hotel's complimentary shuttle service takes guests to many points along Michigan Avenue.

    Hilton Chicago

    Located less than a mile from Soldier Field, the Hilton Chicago, a Michigan Avenue landmark, surrounds guests with history and luxury while placing them close to the action. The hotel's marble floored lobby welcomes guests and the Great Hall with grand piano, tall, decorative ceilings and Romanesque pillars takes guests back to a past time. Guest rooms have an upscale feel and come with contemporary amenities including high-speed Internet access. The on-site Irish pub with dark wood bar and wall trimmings offers drinks and traditional pub fare like fish and chips till the early morning hours.

    Renaissance Blackstone Chicago Hotel

    One of Michigan Avenue's most historic hotels, the Renaissance Blackstone Chicago Hotel dates back to 1910. The hotel's classic French Beaux-Arts exterior opens to a fully modern hotel that mixes elements of the past with contemporary design styles. For lovers of Chicago art, more than 1,400 works of art by local artists cover the walls of the hotel. The cutting-edge guest rooms feature modern decor and furnishings and come with the most up-to-date amenities like iHome stereos and flat-screen televisions. The onsite restaurant serves fine Catalan cuisine and tapas. For Marriott Rewards Program members, this is category 6 establishment.

    About the Author

    Patrick M. Lind has been freelance writing since 2007 and has worked as an editor and journalist for ChicagoSporting.com. He received a Master of Arts in history from the University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands and has traveled extensively throughout the United States, Europe, Asia and Middle East.

    Photo Credits