* Five well-appointed hotels to maximize your Lollapalooza experience
* All are ideally located for getting to Grant Park, the event site
* Each hotel is unique to Chicago, helping you discover the Windy City
From August 3rd to 6th, Grant Park in Chicago will be host to the legendary music festival Lollapalooza. With the event just around the corner, it’s time to make sure you are fully prepared for the music-filled weekend. Whether you can’t wait to check out Rag ‘n’ Bone Man, Muse or Alt-J, where you stay during the festival can make all the difference. Check out our five picks for the best hotels in Chicago to help you have the best Lollapalooza ever.
1. Hilton Chicago – Michigan Ave Cultural Mile
The impressive Hilton Chicago towers over Grant Park, making your commute to the stages a short walk. During your stay, you can take advantage of the indoor pool, running track or sundeck. Definitely schedule some time to dine on the rooftop balcony. In room, you’ll find everything you need for comfortable rest, including premium TV channels and Hilton’s signature Serenity beds.
2. Hyatt Regency Chicago
With a range of on-site dining options including a steak restaurant and an open-air bar, the Hyatt Regency will be a retreat for your festival downtime. Every room has a flat-screen TV, coffeemaker, safe and iPod docks to help you get in the mood. For those who fancy a bit of sightseeing between shows, the hotel is also conveniently located near Chicago’s must-see attractions such as the Bean and Navy Pier.
3. The Blackstone, Autograph Collection
The Blackstone Hotel is one of Michigan Avenue’s most iconic properties. Located near Grant Park, this luxury hotel is a great place to stay if you want to walk to and from the event. Inside you’ll find modern interiors and rooms with views over gorgeous Lake Michigan.
4. Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel Chicago
The most visually striking property on this list, the Radisson Blu is a modern marvel next to Millennium Park along the lakeshore. Proximal to both the event and central Chicago, the hotel’s minimalist rooms feature flat-screen TVs, WiFi and coffeemakers for a pre-concert perk up. Facilities include both an indoor and outdoor pool, gym, sundeck and a rooftop terrace.
5. Chicago Athletic Association
Built in a restored Gothic building, the Chicago Athletic Association is a short walk from Chicago’s most famous landmarks like Millennium Park and the Bean. As a guest, you can also enjoy the rooftop terrace, which has some of the best views in the city. Each industrial-chic room features a 42-inch flat-screen TV, minibar and 24/7 room service–great for anyone who’s too tired to go out after a long day at Lolla.
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