10 Best Hotels in Chicago for Group Travel

Chicago is the third most populous city in the United States, and not without a good cause. The museums, skyline and architecture of the city make for a stunning atmosphere of class. The Windy City hosts roughly 30.7 million visitors a year, traveling far and wide to experience the grandeur it offers. While travelers are greeted with never-ending sights and activities, the perfect place to stay can be hard to find. We have compiled a list of the top ten places to stay with your group while visiting Chicago so that your stay can be as brilliant as the Windy City itself:

  1. Palmer House
  2. Hyatt Regency Chicago
  3. Sheraton Grand Chicago
  4. Hyatt Regency McCormick Place
  5. Hilton Chicago
  6. Hyatt Regency O’Hare Chicago
  7. Embassy Suites Magnificent Mile
  8. InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile
  9. Swissotel Chicago
  10. Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel

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Palmer House interior
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The Palmer House a Hilton Hotel is designed with classy elements that have been a part of the property for over 140 years. The elegance of the seven ballrooms matches that of historic Chicago. Guests have access to over 77 beautiful meeting rooms and the Lockwood restaurant and bar on-site. In a stunning location, your stay at The Palmer House is at the heart of the theater and financial district of Chicago.

  • 255 reviews mention ‘groups’
  • 4-star rating

Promising Review: “The accommodations for my son’s wedding weekend were fantastic! What an amazing hotel! Beautiful! The wedding suite was so perfect. The location is also ideal and convenient. We had a large group staying at the hotel for the wedding and everyone loved the experience!”

Exterior of Hyatt Regency Orlando with fireworks
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At Hyatt Regency Chicago, you will be staying in the center of all that downtown Chicago has to offer. Your hotel stay comes with access to bicycle rentals, walking tours and offsite canoeing and bowling. You and your company will enjoy the luxuriously designed business center and banquet rooms, as well as the wonderful meals offered at the on-site restaurant.

  • 235 reviews mention ‘groups’
  • 4-star rating

Promising Review: “This was one of the greatest most memorable stays of my life with my wife. So many things to see and do and no need for a car…This hotel made me feel important while also catering to groups of hundreds for various events. I appreciate that I was not discounted for being a small group in a high-volume hotel. Impressive that they manage it all as well as they do.”

Sheraton Grand Chicago with view of the river
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Sheraton Grand Chicago is a one of a kind stay that treats its guests to comfortable hotel rooms from which the stunning skyline of Chicago can be admired. Go for a swim in the beautiful pools or utilize the many meeting rooms, conference facilities and banquet halls. Your stay will come with a trip to the breakfast buffet at a fine Chicago restaurant, located right within your hotel.

  • 167 reviews mention ‘groups’
  • 4-star rating

Promising Review: “Good meeting hotel. Staff were helpful. Elevators were quick. Rooms were comfortable. Food was good for a large meeting. Room service was very good! Great location on the river. We had a corporate party on the river walk and the area, food, and weather were very good. Meeting rooms available for very large and small groups.”

Hyatt Regency McCormick Place exterior
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The Hyatt Regency McCormick Place is a recently renovated chic hotel that is sure to impress. With a private patio, meeting rooms and busines center, the McCormick is happy to cater to the needs of guests for events and gatherings of all kinds. An indoor pool is heated in the cool seasons and the on-site restaurants are renowned for their delectable cuisine.

  • 160 reviews mention ‘groups’
  • 4-star rating

Promising Review: “My group had a great experience in Chicago and the Hyatt experience was a large part of the success of the trip. The room was great, the food was terrific, and the service was awesome! I will be back to the Chicago Hyatt!”

Hilton Chicago exterior entrance looking up
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The Hilton Chicago features stunning views of Grant Park and Lake Michigan and is a short distance from the finest shopping and restaurants of downtown Chicago. The hotel bar and lounge is the perfect spot for drinks, while the conference facilities and business center cater to your event needs. Jump in the pool or relax at the spa before dining at the on-site restaurant for amazing meals, all hosted by the wonderful staff.

  • 152 reviews mention ‘groups’
  • 4-star rating

Promising Review: “Rooms were very good. Staff was friendly. Easy check in/out. Location was amazing and it was easy to get from place to place and see landmarks. Meeting rooms were very large and able to accommodate a very large group.”

Hyatt Regency O'Hare Chicago exterior
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At Hyatt Regency O’Hare Chicago, guests are kept in-touch with the stunning atmosphere of Chicago. With dazzling cuisine and elegant décor throughout, your hotel will be a beauty in itself. Easy access to transportation and a short trek to the action of downtown Chicago can be found from your stay at this Hyatt location. Guests are sure to find the O’Hare to be a comfortable and convenient stay for their group.

  • 147 reviews mention ‘groups’
  • 4-star rating

Promising Review: “I originally booked this hotel for a convention, and it was overall a good experience. This hotel has everything, and the rooms are pretty nice. The staff was accommodating and went out of their way to fulfill our groups needs for our rooms.”

Embassy Suites Magnificent Mile exterior
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The Embassy Suites by Hilton in Chicago Downtown Magnificent Mile is at the heart of the shopping and restaurants that make Chicago so special. Close to the finest entertainment and corporate businesses in the city, your stay here will be an easy one. Offsite racquetball, squash and bowling are offered through your stay, and the pools and spa make for a relaxing visit. This Magnificent Mile hotel is a trip worth taking.

  • 141 reviews mention ‘groups’
  • 4-star rating

Promising Review: “We stayed as a group and the staff welcomed us every day as if we lived here. Smiles from everyone and excellent service. Special shout out to Donnie the bartender at the reception. He was the most friendly efficient person I ever met. He had wonderful suggestions and made our trips to the reception exceptional. Thank you so much Embassy suites!”

InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile exterior front
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The InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile is an IHG Hotel that features captivating architecture and a theme to highlight the 1920s. Fantastic views can be found from every room, and a visit to the restaurant on-site will surely impress all in your company. Access to the business center is available for events, and your hotel room will be fitted with the finest in comfort.

  • 124 reviews mention ‘groups’
  • 4-star rating

Promising Review: “Highly recommend this property. It’s in the hub of activity right on the Miracle Mile and accessible to everything in the river area. Great property for both business and personal travel. I even saw a large group (family reunion) that looked quite happy.”

Swissotel exterior with sign
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Swissotel Chicago is proud to combine the fine style of Europe with Swiss luxury. The architecture at and around the Swissotel is breathtaking, and the area has some of the best sight-seeing opportunities in Chicago. Multiple meeting rooms, ballrooms and venue spaces at the hotel ensure that guest have all that they need for their business and personal travels.

  • 106 reviews mention ‘groups’
  • 4-star rating

Promising Review: “I had events at the Swissotel from 2000 to 2011 with great experiences. I had the opportunity to return with another group and WOW! Still the same top-notch service in every department. I love being recognized by a few banquet staff from over 10 years ago. Such a great feeling. Thank you, Hannah Stofcik and the entire staff, at the Swissotel for making our event a huge success.”

Radisson Blu Aqua exterior
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At Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel in Chicago, attention is in the detail and design throughout the building. The beauty of the hotel is matched only by the Chicago skyline, seen from your guestroom window. Guests are invited to enjoy billiards and swimming in clean and smoke-free environments. The bar and restaurant are perfect dining locals, where everyone can find something to suit their tastes.

  • 100 reviews mention ‘groups’
  • 4.5-star rating

Promising Review: “The hotel was clean and very on trend stylish. The room was large, and the bathroom had a shower and a separate spa long tub – huge bonus! The food at Filini was delicious – I forgot completely that I was dining inside a hotel. Our business group had dinner in a conference room on evening, and it was served family style. You would have thought we were inside the restaurant. The service was impeccable.”

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