Hotels With Parking in Downtown Chicago

by Patrick M. Lind
A view of downtown Chicago from the Chicago River

A view of downtown Chicago from the Chicago River

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Staying at a hotel in downtown Chicago has many advantages. First off, you are near the city's most important and famous sights. Second, you can get by without using your car. That makes it important to find a hotel, which provides on-site parking. Many hotels in downtown offer valet parking, with a handful of others allowing guests to self-park.

Trump International Hotel & Tower

The Trump International Hotel & Tower in downtown overlooks the Chicago River. Guests can enjoy the safety and security of the hotel's on-site, indoor valet parking service. The 339 guest rooms and suites feature floor-to-ceiling windows for ever expansive, unobstructed views of the city; limestone bathrooms, Italian wood furnishings, large flat-screen televisions and complimentary wireless Internet come standard. Guests have a choice of dining options including a seasonally open, landscaped outdoor terrace cafe, which serves a selection of cocktails and modern American cuisine like bison kebab and grilled eggplant. Personal and shopping assistants are available. Personal trainers assist with workouts in the health club.

Residence Inn Chicago Downtown/Magnificent Mile

The Residence Inn Chicago Downtown/Magnificent Mile is located just one block east of Magnificent Mile with walking distance to the Lake and Oak Street Beach. Many rooms look out over Lake Michigan; all rooms come with a fully equipped kitchen, sitting area, openable windows and free high-speed Internet access. For guests opting to stay in the larger suites, the hotel includes a complimentary BBQ dinner on Wednesday nights with the room rate. The hotel allows pets with the payment of a non-refundable pet fee. Valet parking is available with rates varying based on length of stay. This is a Marriott Rewards category 5 hotel.

Best Western Chicago River North

The Best Western Chicago River North offers something truly unique for downtown Chicago -- free self-parking. The hotel allows one space per room with unlimited in and out privileges. The hotel is located just north of the Loop, near the River North Art District. Guest rooms have a simple contemporary design and come with standard amenities and free wireless Internet access. For recreation, guests can take a dip in the indoor swimming pool with rooftop deck or workout in the state-of-the-art fitness center. Onsite dining options include a pizzeria. Numerous off-site dining establishments like Portillo's, Rainforest Cafe and Ed Debevic's lie within steps of the hotel.

Courtyard Chicago Downtown Magnificent Mile

Guests of the Courtyard Chicago Downtown Magnificent Mile can choose between onsite valet and self-parking. Valet parking includes unlimited in and out privileges, self-parking does not. The hotel stands at the corner of Ontario Street and Magnificent Mile, giving guests convenient access to world-class shopping, dining and culture. Business travelers will enjoy the advantage of the hotel's 24-hour business center with computer, fax and photocopy services. All guest rooms feature wireless Internet access and expansive views of the city and lake. The hotel features a Starbucks coffee shop and an indoor swimming pool.

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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