Hotels Near Union Park in Chicago

by Nicholas Katers

Chicago residents and tourists head to the city’s West Side for activities at Union Park. This public park host youth sports classes throughout the year using indoor and outdoor facilities. Outdoor enthusiasts enjoy nature within the Windy City at the park’s hiking trails and gardens. Union Park also accommodates thousands of spectators during the annual Pitchfork Music Festival. The proximity of Union Park to downtown Chicago simplifies the search for hotels and inns.

Bed and Breakfasts

Travelers can glimpse into Chicago’s past while enjoying modern amenities at Chicago bed and breakfasts. The Gold Coast Guest House Bed & Breakfast houses four guest rooms with private bathrooms in a home dating back to 1873. Kitchen staff at this inn accommodates dietary needs with organic and vegetarian options. The Wheeler Mansion outfits its suites with arm chairs and fireplaces to provide a welcoming environment to guests. Travelers can work with the innkeeper to arrange computer and bike rentals for low daily rates.

Boutique Hotels

Boutique hotels like The James Chicago cater to jet setters looking for unique accommodations. The James Chicago offers rooms, lofts and penthouses with clear views of downtown Chicago. This property houses the Spa by Asha, which provides massages and skin treatments by appointment. David Burke’s Primehouse on the first floor serves steaks and sandwiches in ample portions. The River Hotel provides bottled water at refrigerators on each level to keep guests hydrated. Bacino’s Italian Restaurant within the hotel lobby offers Mediterranean specialties for sit-down and room service guests.

Luxury Hotels

Chicago’s abundance of luxury hotels allow travelers to relax in style around trips to Union Park. The Peninsula Chicago offers rooms decorated in sketches, paintings and soft colors. Guests can arrange for massages at the Peninsula Spa by ESPA and enjoy Chinese cuisine at the Shanghai Terrace. The Four Seasons Hotel Chicago greets guests with French decor and art throughout the property. Hotel staff can respond to guest requests for hypoallergenic bedding, newspaper deliveries and humidifiers. This luxury hotel provides free towels and swimsuits to guests using the indoor pool.

Hostels

Hostels like the Chicago Getaway Hostel provide affordable accommodations near Union Park. This property near the Lake Michigan coast offers ten-bed dorm rooms along with private suites. Guests can take advantage of wireless Internet and daily breakfast service as part of their nightly rates. The Chicago Getaway Hostel also handles free rentals of laptops and guitars. Walls and corridors in this hostel feature images of Chicago celebrities as well as famous quotes. Travelers can participate in weekly events hosted by the hostel staff including city tours, movie nights and spaghetti dinners.

About the Author

Nicholas Katers has been a freelance writer since 2006. He teaches American history at Carroll University in Waukesha, Wis. His past works include articles for "CCN Magazine," "The History Teacher" and "The Internationalist" magazine. Katers holds a bachelor's degree and a master's degree in American history from University of Wisconsin-Green Bay and University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, respectively.