If you or someone you know are traveling to Chicago to spend the 4th of July weekend, you need somewhere that represents the city’s identity to stay. And, of course, you also want to have the best views of all the Independence Day fireworks. If you haven’t booked your trip, check out these hotels for an unforgettable 4th of July in Chicago this year—without breaking the bank.
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323 E Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL 60601
Located in the heart of downtown Chicago, with views of Navy Pier and Grant Park, Swissotel Chicago is the perfect home base for a weekend of festivities. =For families, the hotel offers a deluxe Kids Suite, a two-room suite offering your kids their very own separate but adjoining room, accommodating up to 6 people. The Kid’s Suite is decorated with kid-friendly linens and kid-sized tables and chairs and includes a complimentary movie, popcorn, milk, and cookies.
Additionally, the suite has kid-friendly games, toys, coloring books, stuffed animals and more, along with complimentary breakfast at The Palm. After a day enjoying summertime Chicago, head to the hotel’s cocktail bar, Amuse, for refreshing summer cocktails and small bites.
55 E Ontario St, Chicago, IL 60611
For art lovers looking to spend their 4th of July weekend with style and taste, 21c Museum Hotel Chicago is your perfect choice. Right now, guests can take advantage of their summertime Chi special when booking their getaway, which includes a $50 daily Uber credit and a welcome drink from the beloved Lure Fishbar.
20 E Chestnut St, Chicago, IL 60611
In the heart of Chicago’s iconic Gold Coast neighborhood, Sofitel Chicago is the ultimate, luxury destination for 4th of July weekend. Just steps away from Magnificent Mile, the lakefront and more, Sofitel Chicago is in the heart of the city. Their summer activation features one-of-a-kind summer menus, including the Sofitel Spritz cocktail collection and an ambiance that transports guests to Saint Tropez, France. Their outdoor lounge, La Terrace, also has live music throughout the weekend.
330 N Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60611
Celebrating its 10th Anniversary this year, The Langham, Chicago is the destination for all things luxury. Located along the Chicago River and steps away from Millennium Park, Navy Pier and Gold Coast beaches, this 5 Star Hotel is at the center of the city’s universe. Guests are enamored by its elegant design, beautiful artwork, spacious suites with sweeping city, river and lake views, and unparalleled service.
540 Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611
Surrounded by upmarket shops along the Magnificent Mile, Marriott is the perfect place to be this Independence Day for the best view and the comfiest experience. This high-end hotel features comfortable guest rooms, a state-of-the-art fitness center, unique drinking options at the Lobby Bar and Reviver, and various other amenities. Guests staying for the 4th of July weekend can take advantage of their Summer Saving package. Additionally, those hoping to turn a weekend getaway into a full-on vacation can save even more by staying 5+ consecutive nights.
226 W Jackson Blvd, Chicago, IL 60606
Directly next to Willis Tower and the Union Station, and just a quick trip to Navy Pier and a 5-minute walk to Grant Park, you will be immersed in the Fourth of July action! Enjoy their special “Park for $23 in 2023” package to take advantage of discounted $23 / day parking during your stay! Canopy Hotel offers amenities, such as an onsite chef-driven restaurant, a first-class fitness center, and spacious guestrooms and suites.
900 E Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60611
Catch the spectacular Navy Pier fireworks show from the comfort of your own room. Twice a week during the summer, the city puts on a festive display that is a must-see while in town and the hotel is offering a special fireworks package with all you need to enjoy it. On Wednesdays, enjoy a specialty cocktail from On the Rocks. On Saturdays, the package includes Champagne for two. Guests will also enjoy specialty chocolate truffles and a high floor placement based on availability. Round out your stay with a late checkout of 1:00 pm. The Fireworks Package can be booked here on Wednesdays, or here on Saturdays through Labor Day.
301 E North Water St, Chicago, IL 60611
While staying at Sheraton Grand Chicago Riverwalk, a nautical flair will enhance every aspect of guests’ visit from the comfort of their room or suite to where they decide to dine. Kick off the 4th of July weekend at Sheraton’s dining outlet Chicago Burger Company for a patriotic party along the riverwalk on Saturday, July 1, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., complete with specialty burgers; red, white and booze cocktails and more! At night, cozy up in a lake-facing room to watch the Navy Pier firework show.
Those looking to pamper themselves this Independence Day would enjoy a stay at the Renaissance Hotel. Boasting a generous 330 square feet of space, our rooms offer ultimate comfort and style after a long day of exploration. Wake up to impeccable views of the Chicago River and skyline, plus enjoy the added benefit of large bathrooms and the convenience of in-room refrigerators. Catch the fireworks at Raised, Renaissance Hotel’s own urban rooftop bar, or directly from your room’s window.
There is no better choice in town for those planning a 4th of July staycation with their fur baby than AC Hotel Chicago Downtown. The hotel offers a pet-friendly getaway just moments from Millennium Park, The Art Institute, the Museum Campus, and an abundance of some of the city’s most renowned restaurants, shopping, and nightlife.
221 N Columbus Dr, Chicago, IL 60601
Sleek and modern, Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel’s rooms and suites feature exceptional views of Lakeshore East Park, Millennium Park, or the Chicago cityscape with free Wi-Fi, Lavazza coffee and premium teas, and pet-friendly options. During the day, relax in the hotel’s spa or walk across the heart of Chicago. Return at night to view the fireworks in the comfort of your room. The hotel also offers discounts for first responders and educators!
2815 Jorie Blvd, Oak Brook, IL 60523
Book the hotel’s special firework package on July 3rd! Enjoy the perfect vantage point from the stunning, spacious patio at the Hearth Lounge, or celebrate with the 4th of July VIP event in the Q Room. From 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., enjoy an outdoor lakeside table to catch the fireworks with a package with access to a special menu, including mouthwatering Carne Asada and Pork Carnitas Tacos, Fajitas, and more. Beer buckets will be available for $15, and a DJ will be spinning throughout the evening.
For those seeking a more exclusive experience, the VIP 4th of July Celebration event in the Q Room is a perfect choice. Limited tickets are available for this 21+ private viewing experience, where guests can enjoy the Oak Brook fireworks with a 3-hour open bar while dining on a gourmet buffet of delicious Mexican favorites and a dessert station featuring chocolate-covered churros.
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