Review: Park Hyatt Chicago

Jessica Peterson

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Park Hyatt Chicago is the way to experience the Magnificent Mile, Chicago’s famous shopping district. Our room had a perfect view of the Chicago Water Tower, surrounding architecture, and a swath of Lake Michigan. Located on Michigan Avenue, we were within walking distance of most of the itinerary stops for One Perfect Day in Chicago.

To be honest, I was sticker shocked by hotel prices in Chicago. It doesn’t help that state hotel tax is 16.4%. You can easily spend $300-plus for a three- to four-star hotel in the Windy City. We were staying only two nights as we passed through on our way to visit family in Michigan and Ohio. I opted to pay for our room with United Mileage Plus miles. I wasn’t disappointed when I saw the sunken tub with views to the gorgeous skyline. The hotel is immaculate, upscale, and the staff was courteous and helpful.

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Jessica Peterson is a travel filmmaker, photographer, and journalist. She released her first documentary film about indigenous culture on Guam in 2016, after having lived nearly 7 years on the Pacific island.
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5 Comments

  1. Leah S.
    October 31, 2014 at 6:59 am

    We are thinking of having a family reunion in downtown Chicago. Do you think it’s worth the money or would our money be better spent going to an all-inclusive resort somewhere all together?

    • Global Girl Travels
      October 31, 2014 at 9:07 am

      Hi Leah. I think your choice depends on what your family enjoys doing — city life or beach time? I would lean towards an all-inclusive resort just because there are activities for adults and kids and you can sit around and shoot the breeze, rather than pound the pavement.

  2. Leonie
    November 10, 2014 at 2:47 pm

    The photos look amazing!!

    Leonie ♥
    IkonikBeauty

  3. Peter
    PeterReply
    July 11, 2016 at 12:27 pm

    My wife turns 50 in 2017, so is it better to treat her to NYC or Chicago? Many thanks!!

  4. Peter
    PeterReply
    July 11, 2016 at 12:28 pm

    All the photos look awesome by the way!!

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