BEST WESTERN Grant Park Hotel
1100 S Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60605-2301
Phone: 312/922-2900 | Fax: 312/922-8812 | 172 Rooms
Check Out Time: 12:00 PM | Check In: 3:00 PM | Online Reservations
Welcome to one of the most fascinating, culturally rich cities in America where you can discover everything the city has to offer from your convenient Chicago hotel.
A superb location and competitive price isn't mutually exclusive. When you stay at this comfortable Chicago hotel, you're within walking distance to Museum Campus where Shedd Aquarium, Alder Planetarium, Field Museum and Soldier Field await. You're also right across from Grant Park where the Taste of Chicago, Lollapalooza and other exciting music events happen.
Maybe picking up some keepsakes or high fashion is more your speed - and you're in luck. Just one mile away is the famous shopping district Magnificent Mile, and ½ mile away is Navy Pier. In town for a special event? McCormick Place Convention Center is also just one mile away - close enough to enjoy a leisurely stroll in the neighborhood or a quick cab ride away.
A fantastic location isn't the only thing waiting for guests. These private, deluxe rooms feature spacious living, divine beds, and free Wi-Fi so you're always connected. Consider your downtown Chicago hotel your official home away from home. Everything you need is right here, complete with friendly staff to ensure your stay is fabulous.
Don't miss out on our full American breakfast. The most important meal of the day is located in our full service restaurant, so indulge yourself. Enjoy platefuls of sizzling hot eggs and waffles. Delectable sides of flaky pastries and fresh fruits are sublime. Of course, there's an assortment of hot and cold cereals and yogurt, too. Complete the meal with premium 100% Arabica coffee.
Whether you're in town for business or pleasure, we've got you covered. It's all about location (and of course affordability), so there's no need to look any further than this Chicago hotel. All the perks of the city are right at your doorstep.
Book your next stay at the BEST WESTERN Grant Park Hotel and know that you (and your travel plans) are in good hands! Enjoy your stay.
Please be aware our hotel pool is closed for renovations until further notice. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Hotel Amenities & Services
- Wireless internet connection in public areas
- Exercise facilities
- Restaurant on-site
- Outdoor pool seasonal/Close for Repairs
- Exercise facility, Open from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
- Cocktail lounge, Boutique Wine Shoppe
- 24-hour front desk
- Multilingual staff (English, Spanish)
- Safe deposit box at the front desk
- Paid parking, 38.00 USD, 24-hours
- Photocopy services
- Late check out available upon request and availability
- Higher rates may apply for holidays/special events
- Weight lifting equipment
- Stair stepper
- Stationary bike
- Coffee shop
- Interior corridor
- Free wireless Internet available in public areas; Free in-room wireless Internet access; Free wireless Internet access available in public areas and all guest rooms; All guest rooms are hardwired and offer free wireless Internet access; All guest rooms are hardwired for Internet access
- Ice/vending machines
- Dry cleaning
- Complimentary newspaper
- Valet parking, nominal fee, $38.00, 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
BEST WESTERN Grant Park Hotel
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Conveniently located, the best western grant park hotel in Chicago, Illinois is shown on the map. Detailed driving directions from popular points or nearby cities are listed below. For those with GPS, here you go:
Longitude: 41.869156 / Latitude: -87.624615
Driving Directions to Hotel
From: All directions. If you are traveling from Interstate 90, Interstate 94 or Interstate 290, exit Congress Parkway and travel to Michigan Avenue, and then turn right to 11th Street. If you are traveling from Interstate 55, travel north to Lake Shore Drive, turn left to Balboa Drive, and turn left to Michigan Avenue. The BEST WESTERN Grant Park Hotel is just ahead.
BEST WESTERN Grant Park Hotel
We care about the quality of your stay with us. Below are nearby attractions, shopping and restaurants that are popular with our guests. Listed locations are nearby with approximate distance listed where available.
Most Popular Area Attractions
Hear live jazz in Chicago
Get ready for a good time in Chicago. Over Labor Day weekend, make your way to downtown's historic Chicago Loop, for the Chicago Jazz Festival. This four-day, free jazz music festival is held in the Petrillo Music Shell in Grant Park. The festival was established in the late 70s, by consolidating three separate August festivals into one large festival.
Attend this wonderful festival to hear performances by local musicians, top musicians from around the world and musicians from the Jazz Institute of Chicago. Past performers include, Ella Fitzgerald, Miles Davis, Roy Haynes, BB King, Dizzy Gillespie and Count Basie. Many performers continue late-night performances, after the festival is over.
Featuring running from across the country and over 100 nations, the Bank of America Chicago Marathon is an annual race happening each October. The marathon courses through central Chicago, ending in Grant Park.
The Chicago Marathon also features special events like the Abbott Health & Fitness Expo, and the 27th Mile Post-Race Party at Butler Field.
A Gold Label event by the International Association of Athletics Federations, the Chicago Marathon is also a spectator’s delight.
The famous Chicago Theatre
The Chicago Theatre, built in 1921, was originally named the Balaban and Katz Chicago Theatre. The marquee outside of this flagship theatre, represents the unofficial symbol for the city of Chicago. In 1983, this Chicago Landmark was added to the National Register of Historic Places. The theatre was one of the first in the country to be built in the Neo-Baroque French-Revival style and remains the oldest of its kind in Chicago.
Throughout the years, the theatre has hosted premiere films, plays, concerts, speeches and magic shows. Step inside this beautiful seven-story building, to see the five-story grand lobby decorated in a French Baroque style, the grand staircase and crystal chandeliers. Enjoy standing on the stage during the Marquee Tour and learn of its rich history.
Historic Chicago Water Tower
The Lake Michigan shoreline in northern Illinois, is home to the Windy City of Chicago. Whether flying into Chicago O'Hare International Airport or Chicago Midway International Airport, arrive in Chicago ready to enjoy a theater production, eat delicious food, shop and see the city landmarks. Make your way to downtown's Michigan Avenue, to view the historical Chicago Water Tower.
This 154-foot limestone tower, built in 1869, housed a 138-foot standpipe for holding water used for firefighting. It worked in conjunction with the Chicago Avenue Pumping Station, to pump fresh water from Lake Michigan for the city's use.
This beautiful city landmark resembling a castle, is one of a few historical buildings that survived the Great Chicago Fire in 1871. In 1969, it was designated the first American Water Landmark. While on the Magnificent Mile in the city's Near North Side community, stop by the visitor information center in the tower to learn more about its rich history. While there, spend a few minutes browsing the photographs in the City Gallery, housed in the tower.
Explore DePaul University in Chicago
A top private school in Chicago, DePaul University was established in 1898, and is split into two main campuses – the Loop campus and the Lincoln Park campus. The campuses are less than five miles apart – the Lincoln Park Campus features more of the liberal arts colleges, while the Loop Campus is home to the Kellstadt Graduate School of Business, and the law school. Explore the Chicago area and be sure to pay a visit to DePaul University.
Once on or near campus, don't miss out highlights like the Richardson Library on the Lincoln Park campus, and the Richard M. and Maggie C. Daley Building on the Loop campus. Your Chicago visit should be met with sports, as the DePaul University Blue Demons thrill fans, especially in basketball. Visit the Allstate Arena for men's basketball games, or check out the Sullivan Athletic Center for Blue Demons women's basketball games.
World famous Grant Park Fountain
Recreational areas in the lively city of Chicago were established as early as 1844, a few years after the city was founded.
A large park along the shore of Lake Michigan, originally known as Lake Park, became Grant Park in 1901, honoring former United States President Ulysses S. Grant. This 319 acre downtown park is located in the historic Chicago Loop area. Visit Chicago soon.
Throughout the years, Grant Park has been the site for many city events including the 1911 Chicago International Aviation Meet, Taste of Chicago, Grant Park Music Festival, Lollapalooza and the start and finish line for the Chicago Marathon.
Features of this incredible park include Buckingham Fountain, Chicago's Museum Campus, Petrillo Music Shell, Congress Plaza, Millennium Park, the Art Institute of Chicago, Daley Bicentennial Plaza, Hutchinson Field and several gardens.
Enjoy a tour of the Lincoln Park Zoo
The Lincoln Park Zoo is located near the shores of Lake Michigan in a lush natural park, minutes from downtown Chicago. Founded in 1868, the zoo is one of the oldest zoos in America, and is an ideal destination for families visiting the Chicago area. Spend a wonderful day exploring over 1,200 animals including polar bears, gorillas, monkeys, penguins, reptiles, sea lions, tigers and lions.
The Carousel and Children's Train Ride are also fun rides for little ones. Stop by the Wild Things! Gift Shop to shop for toys, books, clothing, jewelry and hand-made items. Open daily and free-of-charge, a visit to the zoo is fun for all Chicago visitors.
Ferris Wheel at Navy Pier
While in Chi-Town, be sure to include a visit to one of the historical landmarks in the city. The Chicago Navy Pier, along the Lake Michigan shore, remains a top tourist attraction in the city. The 3,300-foot pier, originally named Municipal Pier #2, was built in 1916 to provide space for lake freighter cargo.
In addition to the passenger steamers that docked along the pier, it was used as a place for the public to gather and for Navy training during World War II.
After a major renovation in the early 90s, Navy Pier grew to be the most visited attraction in the city of Chicago. The pier is home to a concert stage, a Ferris Wheel, the Chicago Children's Museum, the Chicago Shakespeare Theater, the Amazing Chicago's Funhouse Maze, and the Smith Museum of Stained Glass Windows.
Take the family to the Shedd Aquarium
A thrill for visitors young and old, the Shedd Aquarium is nestled against the shore of Lake Michigan in Chicago. Plan your next visit to the Chicago area and be sure it includes time spent exploring the Shedd Aquarium. Built in 1930, the Shedd Aquarium is a premier destination for visiting families.
As you explore the Shedd, you'll be able to view nearly 1,500 different species of animals, including 25,000 fish – there's five million gallons of water in total at the Shedd. Originally known as the John G. Shedd Aquarium, this educational wonderland features exhibits like Waters of the World, Amazon Rising, Abbot Oceanarium, and the Polar Play Zone.
See the Bears play at Soldier Field
Built in 1924, historic Soldier Field is the oldest stadium in the NFL. It has been the proud home of the NFL's Chicago Bears since 1971. After some modernization in 2003, Soldier Field seats over 63,000 rabid Bears fans every Sunday.
Apart from the stadium's extensive history with Da Bears, Soldier Field has been a terrific host for many different sporting events in the Chicago area over its extensive history. Most recently, a outdoor NHL hockey match was played in frigid weather between the Chicago Blackhawks and the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Foodies in the vibrant city of Chicago love a fun event centered around food. The Taste of Chicago features fun, food, music and entertainment, in historic Grant Park along the Lake Michigan shoreline. From the humble beginnings in 1980, the festival has grown in popularity becoming the "world's largest food festival" and the largest festival in Chicago. This five-day festival, held each July, definitely doesn't disappoint for the millions of people attending.
Schedule plenty of time to taste a variety of Chicago-style food, ethnic foods and regional foods from numerous participating restaurants. Some of the favorite foods include, Chicago-style pizza, Maxwell Street Polish Sausage, Chicago hot dogs, Eli's Cheesecake, barbecued ribs and Italian Beef.
Tour the Art Institute of Chicago
The Art Institute of Chicago first opened in 1879 on the corner of State and Monroe Streets, with a simple mission of exhibiting a variety of art and educating students. The museum was built in its current location in 1893 from the rubble of the 1871 Chicago fire. The museum houses fifteen collections, including Textiles, Photography, Contemporary, Modern and European Decorative Arts. The Touch Gallery encourages visitors to feel the art to enrich their experience and appreciation of art.
Spend a few days exploring the many attractions, shopping, dining and recreation in Chicago. Best Western hotels offer comfortable accommodations and excellent guest services at several locations throughout Chicago. Make the most of your time in this exciting city.
Launching its legacy in 1994, the United Center is home to the NBA's Chicago Bulls and the NHL's Chicago Blackhawks during months of October to April. The arena is located in downtown Chicago and is structurally the largest arena in the United States.
The United Center is known locally as "The House that Jordan Built", due to the success of the Chicago Bulls during Michael Jordan's tenure on the team. The arena can seat up to 23,000 fans for a variety of versatile events – famed concerts, NCAA tournament games, and Ultimate Fighting Championship matches frequent the illustrious arena during the offseason.
Tour the University of Chicago campus
One of the state's private research schools, the University of Chicago is just inland of Lake Michigan, a block west of Jackson Park, and a top destination for prospective students in the Chicago area. Established in 1890, U of C educated an average of 15,000 students overall on a yearly basis based on enrollment numbers. Travel into Chicago and plan a visit to the U of C.
Don't miss out on the Mitchell Tower, modeled after the Magdalen Tower at the University of Oxford. Rockefeller Chapel, built in 1928, is another of the top campus attractions, along with the Gerald Ratner Athletics Center, home to the U of C Maroons athletics teams – check out volleyball, swimming, basketball, and wrestling.
A public research university located near the Chicago Loop, the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) is the largest university in the Chicagoland area. Its Near West Side campus serves approximately 16,000 undergraduates and 11,000 graduates.
UIC is known to have the largest medical school in the United States and is a central part of the Illinois Medical District. The university also offers over 70 bachelors degrees, over 75 master degrees, and 60 doctoral degrees through its 13 schools and colleges.
As the UIC Flames, the university competes in 14 varsity sports. Visitors can attend games at the UIC Pavillion basketball arena, baseball's Les Miller Field, and soccer's Flames Field.
Formerly know as Comiskey Park, MLB's Chicago White Sox take the field at US Cellular Field every summer. Opened in 1991, the ball park can seat over 40,000 baseball fans on game day – centrally located in Chicago.
After many renovations, the ball park now houses many different modern amenities like the two-level Bull Pen Sports Bar – featuring a full range of food and drink options while fans enjoy the game. Come cheer on the Sox this summer at US Cellular Field.
Make your way to the top of Willis Tower.
Formerly Sears Tower, Willis Tower stands at an impressive 1,451 feet – offering incredible views of the Chicagoland area. From 1973 to 1998, it was the tallest building in the world – and at 108 stories, it remains the tallest building in America.
Located on the Chicago Loop in downtown Chitown, Willis Tower was the headquarters for Sears, Roebuck & Co. from 1973 until 1992.
Today, visitors enjoy a quick, 60-second ride to the 103rd floor for an incredible view of the city from the 1,353-foot-high Skydeck. Each year, more than one million tourists visit the Skydeck.
Test your fear of heights in one of the glass-bottom skyboxes – allowing visitors to look through the floor to the city below.
Embrace the winter and have fun at Chicago's top attraction. Make your way to the Chicago Navy Pier for the Winter WonderFest at Navy Pier. This month-long December event offers plenty to do for the entire family. Lace up your ice skates for fun at the Chicago Blackhawks Indoor Ice Skating Rink, ride the fast-paced Himalaya or check out the action in the Glacier Run Simulator. Festival-goers love the Winter Wing Glider, Tinsel Tunnels, Arctic Wonder Obstacle Course, Gumball Bouncer, Matterhorn Climb and Slide, Slippery Snowflake Slide and the Holiday Howdy Horse.
Those ready for a challenge have fun on the Extreme Ice Trail Ropes Course and Snowy Summit Climbing Wall. Little ones have a blast on the Ferris Wheel, Kringle Carousel and the Reindeer Express Train Ride. With a variety of live entertainment, WonderFest characters and the New Year's Eve Fireworks show, be sure to stay in town for a few days to do it all.
Watch the Cubs play at Wrigley Field
Wrigley Field has been the home field for the Chicago Cubs baseball team since 1916. The field was built in 1914 and is the second-oldest ballpark in America. Over 41,000 fans pack the stadium to watch the Cubs play at Wrigley, and it's a premier attraction in Chicago. The field was originally named Weeghman Park for the Chicago Whales. This was before being renamed Wrigley Field for the chewing gum magnate William Wrigley, Jr., the owner of the team.
While in the Chicago area, visit the ballpark for a guided tour to learn more about its rich history and beginnings. The ballpark, nicknamed, "The Friendly Confines," also offers educational tours for kids. Baseball fans can partake in a behind-the-scenes guided tour of the stadium to better understand its 97 year history. Be sure to bring your camera to capture the beautiful ivy-covered outfield walls.
More Area Attractions & Services
- 0.25 mile(s) from Grant Park Bandshell, Planetarium and Field Museum
- 0.25 mile(s) from Millennium Park
- 0.25 mile(s) from Soldier Field, home of the Chicago Bears
- 0.25 mile(s) from Lollapolooza
- 0.25 mile(s) from Shedd Aquarium Oceanarium
- 0.40 mile(s) from Art Institute
- 0.50 mile(s) from Buckingham Fountain
- 0.50 mile(s) from Northerly Island, where many outdoor concerts play
- 1.00 mile(s) from Lakeside Convention Center
- 1.00 mile(s) from Magnificent Mile Lights Festival, in the financial district
- 1.00 mile(s) from McCormick Convention Center, Lakeside Center
- 2.00 mile(s) from United Center, home to the Chicago Bulls
- 3.00 mile(s) from U.S. Cellular Field, formerly Comiskey Park
- 4.00 mile(s) from Wrigley Field, home to the Chicago Cubs
- 0.25 mile(s) from Jewel Osco Pharmacy
- 0.25 mile(s) from State Street Shopping
- 1.00 mile(s) from Magnificent Mile Shopping
Distances to Popular Points of Interest
- 1 mile(s) from IBM
- 1.25 mile(s) from Boeing
- 0.75 mile(s) from Amoco BP
- 0.25 mile(s) from Columbia Colleges, Columbia College Buildings and classes surround the Grant Park area. Two are right across the street from the hotel
- 0.45 mile(s) from DePaul University, DePaul University ~ Loop Campus is located only 5 blocks from the hotel
- 0.50 mile(s) from Roosevelt University, Roosevet University ~ A short walk from the hotel
- 0.50 mile(s) from Art Institue of Chicago, Art Institute of Chicago
- 1.9 mile(s) from Loyola University, Loyola University
- 2.5 mile(s) from UIC, University of Illinois at Chicago ~
- 5 mile(s) from University of Chicago, University of Chicago
- 12 mile(s) from Northwestern University, Northwestern University
- 55 mile(s) from Northern IL University NIU, Northern Illinois University ~ NIU ~ Home of the Huskies
- Fine dining on premises
- Fornetto & Mei's Kitchen, on premises, Full Service, Italian, Open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner, Brand new restaurant and wine shoppe on property serving Italian and Chinese cuisine. Where the Orient meets Italy.
- Fornetto Caffe Shop, on premises, Coffee Shop, Italian, Open for: breakfast, lunch, Serving Lavazza Coffee, paninis, pastries, assorted teas, sorbets, juices. Adjacent to hotel serving on the go items or sit and relax with seating along windows to view the hustle and bustle of the downtown area and Grant Park.
- 0.25 mile(s) from Firehouse, Bar/Lounge, American, Open for: lunch, dinner,
- 0.25 mile(s) from Kitty O'Shea's, Bar/Lounge, American, Open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner, Irish
- 0.25 mile(s) from Ohsoy, Full Service, Japanese, Open for: lunch, dinner,
- 0.25 mile(s) from Savoy, Full Service, American, Open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner,
- 0.25 mile(s) from Gioco's, Bar/Lounge, Italian, Open for: lunch, dinner,
BEST WESTERN Grant Park Hotel
Enjoy your stay with us even more by checking out some of the most popular area points of interest and local area events happening in or near Chicago. Chase the links to explore the local region even more.
Local Events Worth Considering:
2015 Chicago Baseball
Both the Chicago Cubs and the Chicago White Sox will each play 81 home games this summer at Wrigley Field and U.S. Cellular Field respectively. Game times vary by day and location.
2015 Irish American Heritage Festival
Missed St. Paddy's Day? No problem – the Irishing American Heritage Center in Chicago will be hosting its annual heritage festival this summer, featuring live music, Celtic dance, contests, kid's activities, and so much more. The evet start time is TBA.
2015 Chicago Craft Beer Festival
Chicago celebrates all things hops, suds, and barley this summer during its Craft Beer Festival, held on Sheffield Avenue for two days. The festival begins opens at noon each day.
2015 Wizard World Chicago Comic Con
The largest Comic Con in the Chicago area, the annual Wizard World Chicago Comic Con is held in late August at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont.
2015 Chicago Hot Dog Fest
What better way to enjoy a Chicago-style hog dog than at the Chicago Hot Dog Festival, going on for three days this summer near Lincoln Park. Festival details and times are TBA.
2015 Bank of America Chicago Marathon
The 38th annual Bank of America Chicago Marathon features over 40,000 runners, and ends in Grant Park. Other events include the Abbott Health & Fitness Expo, and the 27th Mile Post-Race Party at Butler Field.
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