Best Hotels Near McCormick Place

May 29, 2018

There’s no shortage of comfortable hotels throughout the City of Chicago. Yet, not all are conducive to the needs of McCormick Place exhibitors and attendees. Therefore, we put our insider knowledge to good use and provide you with a brief list of what we feel are the best options.

Most Popular On-site Hotel:

Hyatt Regency McCormick Place

The Hyatt Regency is the most popular choice for first-time McCormick Place attendees. Guests praise the Hyatt for its clean, large rooms, automated check-in, and on-site location. While convenience is one of their strong suits, some guests remain dissatisfied by their high prices, customer service issues, and slow response times to requests and/or complaints. Best for those on corporate accounts that aren’t concerned with value.

Newest On-site Hotel:

Marriott Marquis Chicago

The Marriott Marquis is a new hotel also connected to the McCormick Place convention center. It offers modern interiors with stellar views (when staying in higher level rooms). The Marriott will provide anyone with a comfortable stay just steps away from your conference or event. Similar to The Hyatt, guests aren’t so pleased with the customer service as well as the hotel dining options. Apparently, “room service” can take an abnormally long time which they request you pick up from the first floor.

Best Value:

Carlton Inn Midway

Carlton prides itself on its unbeatable customer service and value. As one of the highest rated hotels on this list, we prove to surpass expectations every time! Our top on-budget McCormick Place hotel offers free breakfast, parking, wifi, fitness center, business center, Midway Airport shuttle, local area shuttle, and premium movie channels. Our budget friendly all-in-one pricing is without any resort fees or amenity add-ons, saving you $60-100/night from downtown properties. Conveniently located near Midway Airport, our hotel offers free shuttles for groups of 5 or more to and from McCormick Place, if arranged in advance with our General Manager. (7 miles)

Highest Rated Downtown:

The Blackstone, Chicago

One of the highest rated hotels within a close vicinity, with about a 15 minute commute via public transportation. Blackstone provides a fully luxurious experience, with a glamorous 1920’s design and high-end amenities such as dry cleaning, shoeshine service, pet-friendly rooms, fine dining, and more. Located downtown Chicago, it allows one to better explore everything this beautiful city as to offer. It is surrounded by 5 star restaurants, shopping, and more. If you want to have a more well-rounded Chicago experience in one of the most luxurious hotels around, The Blackstone is a great place to do so. (3.4 miles away)

Trendiest Downtown:

Virgin Hotels Chicago

The Virgin Hotel is one of Chicago’s trendiest and most lively hotels. Their playfully luxurious design creates a unique ambiance and unforgettable experience. Located downtown Chicago, this hotel isn’t as close as the on-site Hyatt or Marquis, but, if you want to indulge in a trendy and hip environment without leaving the comfort of your hotel, you can always count on Virgin to provide a good time (the rooftop bar is a great place to hang out!). On the downside, the Virgin doesn’t offer a business center. Some guests have had run-ins with staff, but overall it seems as though the Virgin team is there to ensure you have a great time. (2.5 miles away)

Glamorous Downtown:

Silversmith Hotel Chicago Downtown

The Silversmith is a high-end hotel, also located downtown Chicago. Boasting a unique lounge art-deco aesthetic, the Silversmith is chic, glamorous, and luxurious to look at. Spacious rooms and an elegant hotel restaurant, Adamus, most guests find they have everything they need all in one place – plus, the bustling City of Chicago right outside! Complaints? Some experience issues with check-in times, being told their room isn’t ready. Be prepared for a possible wait — leave your suitcase with the concierge and enjoy a leisurely lunch! (2.2 miles away)

Enjoy your visit to Chicago’s McCormick Place!


The above article was written for this Chicago blog hosted by the Carlton Inn MidwayMidway Airport’s Best Value Hotel. The blog is meant to educate and entertain. Management does not warrant the accuracy or completeness of the information on this website. Carlton Inn Midway may make changes to the content or policies at any time without prior notice. That which was written above does not represent the voice of hotel management. Rather, it is the lone voice of the writer.