Price From $159
'Hood Gold Coast, a wealthy neighborhood of Chicago known for its quaint brownstone residences, the Division Street late-night bar gauntlet, and the so-called Viagra Triangle, an area frequented by older single men. Think high-end steakhouses, piano bars, and dance clubs.
First Impression Where's my daiquiri? Situated on one of the Gold Coast's quieter, tree-lined streets, Hotel Indigo's expansive, coastal-themed lobby is like an oasis in the city.
The Rooms Hardwood floors and deep-sea-blue decorative accents give the rooms a relaxing, beach-house vibe.
Plus When you tire of reclining in the lobby, walk about two blocks west to Lake Michigan and its free beaches. You're also an easy walk from Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse, which draws hometown celebrities such as actor Vince Vaughn.
Minus Parking is $36 a day; street parking is virtually nonexistent.
Free Wi-Fi? Yes, in all rooms and public areas.
Credit Cards Accepted Visa, MC, AmEx, Discover, Diners Club.
Details Doubles from $159.