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BEST WESTERN PLUS Hawthorne Terrace Hotel

3434 N Broadway Avenue, Chicago, IL 60657-2516
Phone: 773/244-3434   |   Fax: 773/244-3435   |   83 Rooms
Check Out Time: 12:00 PM   |   Check In: 2:00 PM   |   Online Reservations

Welcome to the BEST WESTERN PLUS Hawthorne Terrace Hotel, an intimate and charming hotel nestled in the bustling Lakeview neighborhood of Chicago. We are just steps from the vibrant nightlife, theatre, sidewalk cafés, upscale dining, lakefront biking and jogging. All of this and within minutes from celebrated Michigan Avenue by the use of scenic Lake Shore Drive. Combining the personal attention of a small hotel with the confidence you'll feel staying with a name you trust, each of the 83 tastefully-appointed rooms and junior suites include a complimentary full breakfast and newspaper. The hotel offers full business facilities with two-line phones in every room, a fitness center with sauna and whirlpool. Within walking distance of Wrigley Field, Home of The Chicago Cubs, you can also enjoy lakefront jogging, golf and tennis. A meticulous renovation and an accommodating staff make the BEST WESTERN PLUS Hawthorne Terrace Hotel a popular choice for seeing all the best Chicago has to offer.

Our prime location steps from Chicago's lakefront, you will enjoy unmatched access to the most exciting part of town. You can be in The Loop or on Michigan Avenue in just minutes. You can explore all the local sights and sounds right here in the neighborhood. Electrifying nightlife and restaurants abound, from ethnic cuisine to sidewalk bistros to fine dining. We're also in the heart of Chicago's renowned off-Broadway theatre district.

For sports fans, golf, tennis and jogging are nearby. We're the closest hotel to historic Wrigley Field, the home of the Chicago Cub's and the oldest, most charming ballpark in the country. Since the BEST WESTERN PLUS Hawthorne Terrace Hotel puts you in the center of everything, it's the only hotel to choose in Chicago. Also the most convenient for easy travel to O'Hare Airport, Midway Airport and downtown by train, bus or taxi. Enjoy your stay.


Hotel Amenities & Services

  • Complimentary breakfast.
  • 100% Smoke-free hotel
  • Complimentary full breakfast, choice of breads, cereal, fruit, hot eggs, hot breakfast meat, other hot items, yogurt, juice, and coffee.
  • Dry cleaning same day available
  • Exercise facility, open from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., fitness center with whirlpool and dry sauna
  • Safe deposit box, available at front desk, small articles only, no charge
  • Ice/vending machines, 1st and 3rd floors
  • Paid parking, 38 USD nominal fee
  • Fax services
  • Late check out, extra charges may apply
  • Parking for the physically challenged Nominal fee includes tax
  • Valet parking, nominal fee includes tax
  • Garage parking, nominal fee includes tax
  • Steam room, European dry sauna
  • Hot tub, theraputic whirlpool is available in our fitness center
  • Universal gym
  • Stair stepper
  • Stationary bike
  • Treadmill
  • Elevator
  • Interior corridor
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge available through the hotel front desk
  • Multilingual staff, Spanish
  • Porterage/bell services
  • Express check out
  • Cable or satellite television, extensive cable service including HBO®
  • Free wireless Internet access available in public areas and all guest rooms
  • Printer and PC available
  • Fax machine
  • Computer available
  • Computer modem hookups
  • Photocopy, nominal fee
  • Photocopy machine
  • Dataports
  • Courier
  • Notary public
  • Shipping
  • Air-conditioning
  • Higher rates may apply for holidays/special events
  • Outdoor patio terrace
  • Complimentary USA Today
  • Theraputic whirlpool

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Conveniently located, the best western plus hawthorne terrace 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: 41.944134  /  Latitude: -87.645429


Driving Directions to Hotel


From: Lake Shore Drive. Exit Belmont Avenue (west), proceed on Belmont Avenue .5 miles to Broadway Avenue and turn right (north), take Broadway Avenue .5 miles to the BEST WESTERN PLUS Hawthorne Terrace Hotel on the left.

From: Interstate 90/94. Exit Addison Street (east), proceed on Addison Street four miles to Broadway Avenue, turn right (south) onto Broadway Avenue and proceed .25 miles BEST WESTERN PLUS Hawthorne Terrace Hotel on the right.

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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

Chicago Blues Festival

Chicago Blues Festival

Enjoy the Blues in Chi-town

The Windy City is known for many things, including its food, sports, media, arts, theater and music. To begin enjoying all that Chicago has to offer, make your way to Grant Park, in the downtown historic Chicago Loop community. Since 1984, Grant Park's Petrillo Music Shell has hosted the Chicago Blues Festival. Each June, blues music fans gather together to celebrate the history of blues music by listening to performances of blues, soul, blues-rock and jazz blues music.

This three-day music festival was created to honor McKinley Morganfield, also known as Muddy Waters, "the father of Chicago blues". Join in the festivities and have fun listening to local and top-tier nationwide musicians. The festival's rise in popularity has made it the "world's largest free concert of its kind" and the city's largest music festival.

Chicago Jazz Festival

Jazzman on the bass

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. 

Chicago Marathon

By Richard Smith

Chicago Marathon

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.

Chicago Theatre

Chicago Theatre

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. 

Chicago Water Tower

Chicago Water Tower

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.

DePaul University

DePaul University

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. 

Grant Park

Visit Grant Park, IL

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

Lincoln Park Zoo

Lincoln Park Zoo

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.

Navy Pier

Navy Pier

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.

Shedd Aquarium

Shedd Aquarium in IL

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.

Taste of Chicago

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

The Art Institute of Chicago

Art Institute of Chicago

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.

United Center

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.

University of Chicago

University of Chicago

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. 

University of Illinois at Chicago

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.

US Cellular 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.

Willis Tower

Willis Tower

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.


Winter WonderFest at Navy Pier

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. 

Wrigley Field

Wrigley Field score board

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

Local Area Recreation Opportunities

  • 0.5 mile(s) from Lincoln Park, tennis courts
  • 2 mile(s) from Montrose Beach
  • 2 mile(s) from North Avenue Beach
  • 3 mile(s) from Hollywood Beach

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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:

December 2015

December 2, 2015
2016 BrewLights

Head over to Lincoln Park Zoo during the annual ZooLights celebration, and be sure to grab a frothy brew, provided by Louis Glunz Beer for one night only. The lights come on at 5:30 p.m.

December 5 & 6, 2015
2015 Polar Palooza

Rogers Park in Chicago hosts this unique cold weather event, set to feature ice skating, live music, holiday shopping, food and drink, kids' activities, and so much more. The festival begins at noon both days.

January 2016

January 23 & 24, 2016
12 Annual Chicago Travel & Adventure Show

The Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont hosts this annual get together celebrating all things travel, culture, and adventure. Get unique travel tips, hear stories, see cultural demonstrations, and more, all beginning 10 a.m.

February 2016

February 11-21, 2016
2016 Theatre Week

Take your pick from over 100 theater performances held at various locations throughout Chicago for over a week. Celebrate peforming arts with Chi-Town residents this winter – showtimes vary by day and location. 

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