When couples plan a romantic evening, it’s easy to choose something simple like dinner at a nice restaurant. Next time you plan a special date, why not spoil your significant other and surprise them with a stay at a luxury hotel? Whether it’s for the night or the weekend, these are our favorite Chicago hotels for a romantic getaway. We bet you will want to stay longer than a night or two.
Located just a half a block from Millennium Park, The Fairmont is the perfect location for taking a night time stroll with your loved one or having a glass of champagne at The Bar before heading to a show.
Couples can also book a package called The Chocolate Bar, where a variety of ten decadent treats including chocolate covered strawberries, brownie bits, biscotti or even hot chocolate is delivered to your room. This might be the perfect way to celebrate with your sweetheart before settling in for the evening.
Sofitel is centrally located in the Gold Coast and its unique architecture is stunning. Higher floors offer beautiful views of the city and Lake Michigan. This year Sofitel is bringing back their version of Paris’ “Love Locks” bridge. As homage to the famous bridge, romantics are invited to attach locks to a display at the entrance of the hotel declaring their eternal love and friendship throughout the entire month of February. Every lock attached to the exhibit last year will return with the installation so couples can return to visit their messages of love. Locks can be purchased at the hotel or couples can bring their own. At the end of the month, the display will be taken down and stored until the following February when it returns with all of its locks from previous years.
Those looking for a grander experience may want to try the Magnifique Romance package which includes a love lock, champagne, chocolate covered strawberries, complimentary breakfast, and a luxurious late check out of 4:00 p.m. (upon availability). Who wouldn’t want to take advantage of this?
Just steps from Michigan Avenue, the Waldorf Astoria Chicago is all about luxury, comfort, and service. They offer a fabulous package called Love, Luxe and Fire where guests can enjoy a stay in a room or suite with a fireplace. Guests also receive a welcome gift of champagne and dessert, one complimentary in-room movie per evening, and 20% off each spa treatment for each individual. If you would rather forego the romantic package, have dinner and drinks in Bernard’s Bar & Restaurant before retiring to your room for the evening.
Located in the heart of the action on the Gold Coast, the Park Hyatt has a beautiful and intimate spa with both private massage rooms as well as a couples massage room. NoMI Spa offers a calm oasis away from the action of downtown.
In addition to the spa, NoMI Kitchen is also located at the Park Hyatt. NoMI Kitchen offers fresh American contemporary cuisine and one of the best views in the city, overlooking the historic Water Tower and Lake Michigan. The tables by the window are often considered among the most romantic in Chicago.
If you want to sleep in, try the Bed & Breakfast at the Park package. The package includes a luxurious guest room, full breakfast for two at NoMI Kitchen and a late checkout. Sounds like my kind of stay.
Another property located just off Michigan Avenue, Four Seasons Chicago has a very romantic experience available at their spa. The Skylight Swim is available to hotel guests only, and provides exclusive access to their 50-foot indoor swimming pool and attached jacuzzi. Guests who book the experience have private access to the pool from 11pm-midnight. They are served champagne and canapés poolside. It is booked on a first come, first served basis, as they can only accommodate one couple per evening, but what an unforgettable experience it would be.
The hotel also has a Let’s Get Away package that is perfect for a romantic getaway. It can be customized with the following:
• Choose one experience: a visit from the Hotel’s Ice Cream Man or a visit from the Martini Man
• Choose either a $50 Spa credit or overnight valet parking for one vehicle
The Martini Man is always a big hit for couples! Who doesn’t want a custom martini made in the comfort of their own guest room?
The restaurant on property, Allium, is perfect for a special meal, or just sitting by the fireplace with a cocktail makes for a cozy and romantic evening.
The Peninsula bills itself as a place “Where Far Eastern Graciousness Meets with Midwestern Hospitality” and everything about this luxury property is an extension of that philosophy. Located just off the Magnificent mile, the hotel’s Shanghai Terrace was voted the number one Chinese restaurant in Chicago by Zagat and the menu encompasses a magnificent blend of traditional dishes and creative renditions of classics. Couples may also want to enjoy breakfast, brunch, or afternoon tea at The Lobby or grab a drink at The Bar before calling it a night.
The Peninsula Spa also offers couples massages in a private suite if you simply want to spend the day relaxing.
With rooms overlooking the Chicago River, The Langham offers a River Romance package that welcomes couples with champagne in a river view room. It also includes a $100 breakfast credit for two, complimentary valet parking, and 20% off a 60 or 90 minute Chuan Spa treatment. It is the all-in-one package for the perfect couples getaway!
The hotel also offers romantic five course meals at Travelle Kitchen + Bar for special occasions. A champagne toast, magical meal, and sublime dessert, might be exactly what you need for the perfect evening!
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