Where to Stay for Independence Day

Z Bar at the Peninsula

Are you visiting Chicago for the 4th of July? Here are the best hotels that will optimize your stay, and your view of the Navy Pier fireworks show.

Sheraton Grand Chicago Riverwalk

Located in River North, this riverfront hotel gives you a clear view from the comfort of your room. Enjoy the lake, river, and iconic skyline from one of the lake view suites. If you would rather see the sights up close, Sheraton Grand is a short walk away from Millennium Park and the star of the show, Navy Pier.

The Blackstone

This historical hotel on Michigan Avenue has previously hosted numerous presidents. Put yourself in their shoes while you enjoy the patriotic holiday. After you learn Chicago’s present and past in one of the famed suites, you can easily make your way to Navy Pier.

Aloft Chicago Mag Mile

Aloft Chicago Mag Mile entrance

Located right on the Magnificent Mile, you can effortlessly explore a selection of the best restaurants and shops in the city. The hotel offers a chic stay with eye-catching digital art. After a 15-minute-walk from Navy Pier, you can enjoy cocktails and plenty of amenities.

InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile

Also on the Magnificent Mile, this hotel features a junior Olympic swimming pool, spa, gift shop, steak house, and more. Built in 1929, InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile has a history of quality and comfort. 

Radisson Blu Chicago Aqua Hotel

A walkable distance from the Magnificent Mile, Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel is in the heart of the city. Enjoy spectacular amenities including two swimming pools, a lifestyle garden, a track, and a basketball court.

Sable Hotel at Navy Pier 

Sunrise at Navy Pier

Place yourself in the middle of the action at Sable Hotel at Navy Pier. This hotel sits right on the lake and provides unmatched access to functions at Navy Pier. Enjoy shopping, the Crystal Gardens, the Ferris wheel, and other rides before catching the fireworks right outside your door.

The Peninsula

Z Bar

This Asian-inspired hotel includes Z Bar, a rooftop bar that overlooks downtown. Just a few steps away from Water Tower Place, you can fulfill all of your shopping needs. Enjoy dazzling views and fireworks while enjoying one of Z Bar’s unique cocktails.

Londonhouse Chicago

Lodonhouse provides a comfortable stay in the heart of downtown complete with rooftop cuisine and cocktails. Located just along the Riverwalk, enjoy the views and food on your way to Navy Pier.

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