One of three adjacent hotels that opened in summer 2013 and are operated by White Lodging, this 212-room Hyatt delivers affordable overnights in a prime Chicago location. The lobby—decorated in orange, brown, gold, blue and gray—has plenty of comfy seating and an intriguing floor-to-ceiling tree decoration, a motif that appears in other areas of the facility as well. Our check-in was quick and friendly, and our 14th-floor room held a king bed and a sleeper sofa, separated by a tree-themed divider. The room had a nice view of the city, and window shades that were so effective at blocking out light, we slept well past our usual wake-up time. The bathroom didn’t include a tub, but still managed to feel spacious and bright.
The complimentary Kitchen Skillet hot breakfast is a step above what you'll find at many other hotels. Guests choose from big bowls of fresh fruit, steel-cut oatmeal, yogurt and the Signature Sandwich (egg, bacon and Gouda on a potato roll), along with other hot items offered on a rotating basis. In addition, guests can buy made-to-order entrees and appetizers from a 24-hour Gallery Menu, stop for a specialty drink at the Bakery Cafe, or pick up snacks and drinks from a Grab ‘n Go case. The 16-story hotel shares a basement fitness center with the neighboring Fairfield Inn.
The Magnificent Mile, Navy Pier, Millennium Park and many other Chicago attractions are within a mile of the hotel, making for an easy walk or short taxi ride. Hyatt rooms start from $179 a night; parking is $60 for valet or $45 to self-park for 24 hours.