Romantic Getaways in Chicago

It’s always a great time to visit Chicago. This welcoming city is one of the top tourist destinations in the United States for a reason.

Architecturally significant and diverse with many world-class attractions, a wide range of dining options, plenty of popular cultural and culinary festivals, and home to hundreds of theaters, Chicago has it all. Whether you love to enjoy a night out or spend the afternoon exploring the city’s charms, Chicago has you covered.




List of romantic hotels in Chicago

Kimpton Hotel Monaco

Nestled in the bustling city center, just 12 minutes away from Millennium Park is the Palomar.

Floor to ceiling windows, soak in the hot tubs if you opted for a specialty room, air-conditioning, private bathroom and room service.

The Palomar offers free coffee and tea service, grab one of the bicycles that you can rent out for free and pedal your way through the city and see just how much Chicago has to offer, or take a dip in the indoor swimming pool.

Related: hand-picked list of best spa hotels in Chicago.

Claridge House

Tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the city center while remaining but a short walk away from Oak Street Beach and Magnificent Mile, the beautifully quaint Claridge House will stun you with its elegant authenticity.

The beds and couches scream comfort, the luxurious rainfall shower awaits you in the bathroom.

Claridge House also boasts an on-site restaurant, the Juniper, that offers guests breakfast and dinner, as well as light appetizers and cocktails in between meals.

The on-site spa is the perfect place to enjoy some much-deserved pampering with your SO.

The Blackstone

Set just off of the theatre district of the Windy City, close to Millennium Park is the iconic Blackstone Hotel.

Select rooms offer a view of Lake Michigan, the luscious marble bathrooms come with rainfall showerheads.

The on-site restaurant, Mercat a la Planxa, serves Catalan and Mediterranean dishes. 

Penthouse at Grand Plaza

Located in the center of Chicago’s most exciting area, the Penthouse at Grand Plaza is a superb location.

The apartments are ample with large ceiling windows, as well as a beautiful fireplace. The apartment comes equipped with a kitchen and 3 bathrooms as well as 3 separate balconies.

We can find an illuminated swimming pool and sun deck in the rooftop area; the Grand Plaza Chicago also boasts a gym and a basketball court.

Zachary Chicago

Close enough to the home of the Chicago Cubs that you can book a room overseeing it, is the Zachary Chicago.

While standard rooms come equipped with what you’d expect from an upscale hotel room, select rooms offer premium views of the aforementioned Wrigley Field and panoramic views of the skyline.

The on-site restaurant serves meals all the way from breakfast to a late-night cocktail, specializing in American cuisine for lunch and dinner.

Hotel EMC2

Named after Einstein’s famous equation, the EMC2 Hotel blends creativity, beauty and function.

The rooms are equal parts comfortable, modern and creative. The room service is something to highlight, order the milk and cookies room service package and be greeted by robot butlers!

The on-site restaurant, The Albert Tavern serves superb cocktails and seasonal cuisine for both lunch and dinner.

Godfrey Hotel Chicago

The Godfrey Hotel Chicago is located in the upscale River North area.

The rooms at the Godfrey Hotel Chicago sport an elegant contemporary décor, all of them come equipped with a spacious bathroom. The beds use fine linens, that coalesce with the furniture to bring a comfortable experience.

In the rooftop you’ll find a lounge with a sweeping view. The on-site restaurant, Dolce Italian serves delectable traditional Italian cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner. 

Sophy Hyde Park Hotel

Located in the city center near the boardwalk, just scarce minutes away from the boardwalk is the Sophy Hyde Park.

The rooms are modern and elegant, with oversized art pieces decorating the walls and hardwood floors. The marble-tiled bathrooms sport a spacious walk-in shower.

You can additionally request a room with a dining area and a living room. The hotel has a splendid on-site restaurant.

Langham Hotel Chicago

Centrally situated in downtown Chicago and boasting a wide sweeping view of Lake Michigan is the famous Langham Hotel.

The hotel has an award-winning on-site spa, Chuan Spa.

The on-site restaurant, Travelle, offers contemporary season American cuisine.


The rooms are dressed in warm wood tones. Each of the lavishly adorned bathrooms sport a deep soaking tub and rainfall shower head. You can request to have a room that overlooks either the Chicago skyline, the Chicago River, or Lake Michigan.

The Publishing House Hotel

This publishing house turned into a boutique hotel offers an intimate atmosphere in a quaint neighborhood. 

Each of the 11 uniquely designed rooms are delightful. The staff decided to use the smaller size of the rooms to their advantage, opting to decorate in a way that drives home the feeling of intimacy and comfort. Still, all rooms have a private bathroom.

The Hotel is in a central position to the metro line.

Nobu Hotel Chicago

In the heart of what is arguably the best neighborhood in Chicago, West Loop, is the Nobu Hotel Chicago.

The helpful and welcoming staff, the location as well as the Japanese art and tall ceilings coalesce to make the minimalistic rooms feel both comfortable and tranquil.

The hotel has an indoor pool for you to take a dip and unwind, a fitness center if you feel like balancing out the indulgences, a bar and private parking. 

The Waldorf Astoria Hotel

The historic Waldorf Astoria in Chicago’s central Gold Coast neighborhood.

The concierge has it as its sole mission providing you with the best attractions and restaurants to visit in the vicinity so that all you have to concern yourself about is enjoying your time together to the fullest.

Its rooms are modern and elegantly decorated. Every room comes with a fridge and a private bathroom. Select rooms have a terrace.

The hotel’s many amenities include an indoor pool and a spa.

Ambassador Chicago

Within earshot of the Magnificent Mile and the Water Tower place is Ambassador Chicago.

The tall ceilings and luxurious lobby set the expectations for your stay. Its rooms are spacious and tastefully decorated with an expansive seating area for lounging, premium cable channels and a minibar.

The Ambassador offers its guests the use of the Screening room, where they can enjoy a movie on the massive 110-inch movie screen

The Thompson Hotel Chicago

Located in the Chicago City Center this luxurious boutique-style hotel is the perfect destination for your romantic break.

Each room is elegantly decorated, and the bathrooms are equipped with a large rain shower head.

The on-site restaurant, Nico Osteria, serves handmade pasta dishes, seafood and a variety of signature cocktails in their upscale dining room.

The Thompson offers room service and an on-site gym.

Villa D'Citta

This hotel tucked in a Tuscan-style villa oozes classy opulence and is the definitive go-to option for a romantic break with your partner.

The Italian-inspired décor transports you to the plains of Tuscany, with its hardwood floors, oversized intricately carved beds and surreal brick tiled bathroom.

Most rooms have not only a fireplace but a small seating area, equipped with oversized couches.

In the outdoor rooftop lounge area, you can enjoy a hot tub.

Romantic things to do in Chicago

Once you have chosen the perfect hotel for your romantic getaway, let’s find a complementary thing to do in Chicago so you can get the most out of your couple’s vacation.

Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool

Originally built for raising tropical water lilies, Lily Pool is a 3.14-acre natural area located along the southernmost edge of Lincoln Park Zoo, later redesigned in the prairie style by landscape architect Alfred Caldwell.

Enter this magical, hidden garden, sit down and breathe for a second. Listen to bird songs and gentle waterfall sounds in this quiet and peaceful place, perfect for a picnic or a romantic stroll.

Chicago French Market

Led by the idea of supporting local food vendors and bringing back the European-styled marketplace, Chicago French Market gathers more than 30 local vendors that stand out for their high-quality products.

The market presents foods from around the world, offering its guests the option of both eating in its Parisian-style seating area and getting a grab-and-go meal, as well as buying fresh ingredients for cooking at home.

Skydeck Chicago

Situated on the 103rd floor of the famous Willis Tower, the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere, Skydeck Chicago allows its visitors to enjoy a bird’s eye view of the Windy City’s spectacular skyline.

Appreciate the 360-degree views spanning up to 50 miles and four states.

For a more thrilling experience, step out to the glass balcony that extends four feet outside the building.

Garfield Park Conservatory

Visit this stunning botanical garden with your significant other, walk through the shrubbery and enjoy the exotic species kept in the greenhouse, or visit the outdoor area for more of a walk in a park type of date with your partner.

AIRE Ancient Baths

Inspired by the ancient tradition of Roman, Greek and Ottoman bathhouses, AIRE Ancient Baths is a unique spa experience.

This factory converted into a spa in River West is designed for a peaceful, romantic retreat. AIRE also offers couples specials for a most relaxing and indulging spa experience. A Chicago must-do for couples.


Maggie Daley Park

The Maggie Daley Park is a well-known and widely enjoyed local Chicago attraction, while it’s rich in activities such as wall climbing, ice skating rings and child-oriented play gardens, the sprawling park is also beautiful and it makes for a perfect picnic destination.

More romantic getaways close to Chicago

If you want to find more romantic hotels, we recommend these locations below, so you can find the perfect accommodation for your next romantic getaway or vacation.

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