With its many fashion boutiques and coffee shops, not to mention the charming old Polish Cathedrals, Lincoln Park is an upscale, cosmopolitan part of Chicago that's a delight to wander. The Chicago History Museum showcases vintage Americana, and then of course there's the park itself. Facing Lake Michigan, it offers beaches, wildlife trails and Lincoln Park Zoo, where you can see gorillas and polar bears free of charge.
A quaint suburb embodying the traditional charm of old-time America, Lombard is a far cry from the urban sprawl of the inner-city Chicago. It's known for its annual Lilac Festival and parade, and for the "Little Orphan Annie" house, where the red-headed character was dreamt up by Harold Gray. The nearby village of Oak Brook is even more idyllic, and known for its golf courses and polo club.
Forming part of the always bustling Michigan Avenue, Magnificent Mile is THE place to shop in Chicago. Swanky boutiques, upmarket department stores, and smart restaurants make it a must-visit, and landmarks to look out for include the epic Wrigley Building and the Chicago Water Tower, one of the few structures to survive the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. The nearby River North district is famed for its many art galleries.
Home to the Civic Opera House, the Goodman Theater, and the Art Institute of Chicago, where American masterpieces can be found alongside Old Masters, the Loop is worth visiting just for the streets alone. Look up at some of the USA's most celebrated skyscrapers and the elevated trains hurtling along the "L", and then there's Grant Park – a gorgeously landscaped expanse with the huge Buckingham Fountain at its center.
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Reviewed by a Hotels.com guest on Jan 7, 2014
Fabulous stay in a wonderful historic hotel. Easy access to everything. Helpful staff. Only problem was some of the restaurants were closed for refurbishment and with snowy weather it limited our range for diners.
"Central location for walking Chicago"
Reviewed by a Hotels.com guest on Sep 5, 2012
Easy to walk around Chicago both north and south of the river from Hotel Sax. Great location next to House of Blues, and with the famous 'corn cob' twin apartment buildings being next door, we were able to easily orient ourselves when out and about (very important with jet lag!) An in-room coffee maker would be much appreciated - we thought these were basically standard in the USA.
Reviewed by a Hotels.com guest on May 6, 2012
This was a good choice for us -so handy to Chicago central. Staff were good the hotel itself was a little tired but price and location wise it was perfect.would have no hesitation to stay there again if I were to return to Chicago