Hotels near the Daley Center in Chicago

by Patrick M. Lind

Chicago's Daley Center houses 120 courtrooms and a variety of city and county offices. With its downtown location in The Loop, the Daley Center lies within close proximity to many hotels. These hotels range from well-known chains to lesser known luxury hotels. By staying near the Daley Center, you are never far from any of downtown Chicago's most famous sights.

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Hotel Allegro Chicago

The Hotel Allegro Chicago lies just one block west of the Daley Center, within steps of the The Palace Theatre and the Thompson Center. This pet-friendly luxury hotel has an artsy, contemporary appearance of vibrant colors and abstract decor. The hotel's 483 guest rooms mix royal blues with silver and chocolate browns to create a warm yet cutting-edge surrounding. Standard in-room amenities include 37 in. flat-screen TVs, iPod docking station and mini-bar with organic treats. The hotel offers complimentary overnight shoe shines and free coffee and tea. In-room massage and spa services are available. This is a Green Seal Silver Certified Chicago hotel, meaning it uses eco-friendly practices, minimizes waste and has a socially and environmentally sensitive purchasing policy.

theWit Hotel

Located at the corner of State and Lake, one block from the famed Chicago Theater, theWit Hotel puts guests just three blocks from the Daley Center. Even though the hotel contains almost 300 guest rooms and suites, it maintains a boutique hotel feel with floor-to-ceiling windows, designer furniture and bathrobes in each room. Guests can sit around the firepits at the hotel's rooftop indoor/outdoor lounge on the 27th floor and enjoy drinks and live music. The onsite fitness center stays open 24 hours and features a yoga studio. Dining options include an Italian restaurant and two casual lounges. Guests can book the hotel's multimedia movie theater for private screenings or attend one of the TV viewing parties throughout the week.

Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel

The Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel overlooks the Chicago River, with many rooms featuring river views. This sophisticated hotel has a casual contemporary style mixing refined luxury with thoughtful design. The lobby welcomes guests with a non-traditional fountain and a grand staircase. Guest rooms have a modern appearance and come with designer duvets, marble bathrooms and high-speed Internet access; Sony Playstations are available for hourly rental. The hotel allows pets for a non-refundable $45 fee. The onsite restaurant and separate bar serve cocktails and American cuisine; the onsite cafe offers Starbucks products. For Marriott Rewards this is a category 6 property. The Daley Center is just two blocks south of the hotel.

Hotel Burnham

Famed Chicago designer and architect Daniel Burnham designed and built the Reliance Building back in 1895, the original structure the Hotel Burnham resides within. This historically recognized landmark underwent a complete rehabilitation in 1999. This 122-room hotel reflects the building's history while creating a modern surrounding filled with today's most modern amenities. Each room comes with a flat-screen television, high-speed Internet access, organic mini-bar and Italian linens. The restaurant serves meals in a stylish setting mirroring the era of the hotel's construction. Guests can enjoy a glass of wine at the nightly evening wine reception. This is a pet-friendly establishment. The Daley Center is just around the block.

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.

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