Chicago’s Weed Street District is offers international dining, name-brand retail shopping and an active nightlife that attracts college students and bachelorette partiers. The surrounding area has a variety of lodging options with personality, located close enough to walk or take a cab to and from all the excitement on and around Weed Street.
Bed and Breakfast
Ame is a three-suite restored home built in 1878, located .9 miles northeast, around the block from Lincoln Park. Room rate includes breakfast—served from 7 a.m. to noon, which you can enjoy in-suite or outdoors on a 600-square foot deck during warm-weather months. The hotel offers executive office suites and meeting space for a fee, a mile away from the property. House of Two Urns, .7 miles southwest in Wicker Park, is an eight-room inn inside a historic brownstone, originally built as a Polish bakery in 1912. The hotel received the 2009/2010 Best Urban Chicago Inn award from BedandBreakfast.com. Room rate includes a homemade breakfast, cooked-to-order daily. Relax in the garden or enjoy a view of the city from the rooftop deck. The six-suite Villa D’ Citta is an Italian-style stone mansion built in 1887, .9 miles north in Lincoln Park. The rooftop deck has a whirlpool, and a stone grotto provides outdoor space to relax. The hotel includes a breakfast and snacks throughout the day in the room rate. Guest suites have whirlpools and private verandas. The two-story brick Wicker Park Inn, located in 1.1 miles west, has six guest rooms and three apartments for rent. Room rate includes continental breakfast and complimentary day passes to Wicker Park Fitness. All rooms have private bathrooms stocked with toiletry products and hair dryers.
Hotel Indigo, located 1.2 miles east on Chicago’s Gold Coast, offers 165 guest rooms and two suites renovated in 2005. For $75, you can bring your pets of 40 lbs. or less with you. Enjoy casual fare at the Golden Bean restaurant and cocktails in the Phi Lounge. The hotel has an on-site nail salon, and fitness and business centers.
Chicago Getaway Hostel is located 1.2 miles north in Lincoln Park. Lodging includes single-sex dorms for four to 10 people from $20 and private rooms from $54 for single or double-occupancy as of 2010. You’ll receive linens and a pillow upon arrival. There are no age limitations or curfew and alcohol is permitted. Room rate includes continental breakfast, Wi-Fi and organized events.
Two luxury properties are located 1.5 miles southeast, just off the Magnificent Mile: Sofitel Chicago Water Tower and Four Seasons Hotel Chicago. The 346 rooms at the Four Seasons Hotel Chicago have a French décor with marble bathrooms and picture windows overlooking Lake Michigan or the Chicago skyline. There are four on-site restaurants and lounges. Other amenities include an opulent indoor pool, full-service spa and fitness center. The 32-story glass Sofitel Water Tower Hotel created by French architect Jean-Paul Viguier has 415 guest rooms and suites. Dine on French Fare on the veranda of Café des Architectes and have cocktails in the Café des Architectes bar and Le Bar. The hotel has a fitness center with modern cardio and weight-training equipment.