Grant Park is proudly referred to as Chicago's front yard. Home to the iconic Buckingham Fountain, this 319-acre park is situated between The Loop and Lake Michigan and is the site of some of the city's biggest events, including Taste of Chicago and Lollapalooza. If you want to be close to the action, we've found some great hotels near Grant Park Chicago.

Whether you're exploring for an event or just want to stay close to one of Chicago's best attractions, these are some of the best downtown Chicago hotels near Grant Park. From historic to modern, from budget to luxury, there's a variety of accommodations available. What's also great is that you'll be close to the Loop, Museum Campus, and the Magnificent Mile. 

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Hotels Near Grant Park Chicago


Congress Plaza Hotel

520 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL

The Congress Plaza Hotel & Convention Center has been a standby on Michigan Avenue since it opened in 1893. What began as an Annex to the Auditorium Theatre is one of the largest hotels in Chicago and one of the most convenient Grant Park hotels. It was last renovated in 2015, so you can expect modern conveniences with a side of epic Chicago history.

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Chicago Athletic Association

12 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL

When you want to be close to Millennium Park and the Art Institute, the Chicago Athletic Association is a great Chicago Loop hotel. When you stay here, make sure you head up to Cindy's on the rooftop for one of the most excellent views in the city. Speaking of great views, check out our guide to Chicago rooftop bars.

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Virgin Hotels Chicago

203 N Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL

This LEED Gold Certified hotel offers free wifi throughout. You can also dig into some delicious dining at Commons Club, especially if you want to pair your dinner with some creative craft cocktails. They've also got a stellar rooftop. While the Loop Chicago location is great, there's so much going on here you might not want to leave the hotel.

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Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel

Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel Chicago

221 N Columbus Dr, Chicago, IL

There’s no mistaking this downtown Chicago hotel. It’s in the Aqua building, that distinctive white tower with the exterior that appears to undulate like a wave. The rooms are also beautifully designed, and due to the unique structure of the building the rooms are of different shapes. Bonus: Radisson Blu Aqua has both an indoor and an outdoor swimming pool.

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Hyatt Regency Chicago

151 E Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL

With two towers and over 2,000 guest rooms, Hyatt Regency Chicago is the largest hotel in Chicago, and they know it: their second-floor bar is named BIG. It's also just across the river from the Magnificent Mile.

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Palmer House Hilton

17 E Monroe St, Chicago, IL

The Palmer House Hilton began as a love story and is now one of Chicago's most luxurious hotels and one of the grandest places to stay in the country. It's a great location, in the Loop and within walking distance to Grant Park.

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Hilton Chicago - Michigan Avenue Cultural Mile

720 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL

Lighten up your stay with an abundance of natural light and stunning views of Grant Park, Lake Michigan, and the urban landscape of downtown Chicago. This hotel on South Michigan Avenue is one of the most historic places to stay near the Loop.

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The Blackstone Autograph Collection

636 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL

Built in 1920, this historic Chicago hotel is on the National Register of Historic Places. Feel free to bring Fido when you stay here; the Blackstone is pet friendly and allows two dogs per room up to 75 pounds each. You're even close to Grant Bark Park, an off-leash dog park in Grant Park.

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St. Jane Hotel Chicago

230 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL

Located in the historic Carbide and Carbon Building, the St. Jane Hotel is a luxurious Grant Park hotel that focuses on providing an exemplary experience. Previously the Hard Rock Hotel, it's been the hotel of choice for Lollapalooza for years.

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Bookmark this guide to downtown Chicago hotels near Grant Park to help you plan your visit:

Whether you're exploring Grant Park for an event or want to stay close to one of Chicago's best attractions, you'll want to find a place to stay nearby. We've found some great hotels near Grant Park Chicago, so you can stay where you play!