Top 10 Accessible Hotels in Chicago
By: Sara Toth Stub | Aug 20 2017
Chicago offers many hotel options that put you right in the heart of the action with stunning urban views. The most accessible hotels in the city tend to be the large and newly-renovated chain hotels, which also tend to be somewhat expensive, due to their prime location. While the accessibility levels of the rooms at older and boutique hotels varies, try stepping into their lobby bars for a drink to soak up the atmosphere. One place on your list for this should be the historic Palmer House Hotel, where the ornate bar is decorated with frescoes and marble pillars and the menu includes chocolate chip mojitos.
The Chicago Theatre on State Street
This is a luxury hotel located along the Magnificent Mile, which puts many of the city’s attractions and best dining and shopping options within easy walking distance. The staff is known to be helpful and all have received training on how to accommodate guests with disabilities.
Public areas of the hotel are accessible for wheelchairs and have labels in braille to guide those guests who are blind. Although many rooms offer wide doorways and shower grips, 14 are designed to be fully accessible, with roll-in showers, amplified telephones headsets and other features. The hotel has valet parking at an indoor garage, but can only accommodate vehicles up to 6 and a half feet in height.
This is a newly-renovated option close to Millennium Park and Navy Pier that puts the city at your fingertips. It is 27 stories, and offers the spaciousness of an all-suite hotel in the middle of the city.
The public areas and hallways of this hotel are wheelchair accessible, and accessible guest rooms have 32-inch wide doorways. The hotel offers accessible on-site parking in addition to valet parking.
This all-suite hotel is a good option for families or for those who want a little more space and may take advantage of the kitchenette for doing some light cooking or in-room dining. It also has the advantage of being just one block from the Grand Avenue “El” train station, which is fully accessible and reaches many points of interest in the city, including Wrigley Field the Loop, and Chinatown.
The hotel’s suites meet ADA accessibility standards for all features, including doorway clearance width and bathroom layouts. Accessible parking is only offered through the hotel’s valet parking service.
This hotel is just steps away from the Magnificent Mile, and offers perks like a free breakfast and a rooftop swimming pool. It has a sleek and modern design and is just five blocks from the Museum of Contemporary Art, which is another great accessible site, often overlooked by tourists.
In addition to being wheelchair accessible with 32-inch wide doorways, this hotel offers several rooms that are also hearing accessible, with visual alarm and doorbell notification devices. All of the hotel’s public spaces are accessible, including the pool. The hotel can accommodate vans in its valet-only lot.
This swanky hotel puts you in the heart of the Loop area. There is a feeling of luxury and sophistication throughout, from the library in the lobby to the marble bathroom in each room.
The hotel’s public areas are wheelchair accessible with the exception of the registration desk. It also has accessible rooms with doorways wider than 32 inches. The hotel offers accessible on-site parking. Service animals are permitted. The hotel invites guests to call the general manager to address specific accessible accommodation needs.
This hotel offers those staying in Chicago for both long and short periods of time modern accommodations with sweeping views of the city. The hotel is well-suited to families and those who need more space, as each room is set up as a suite and contains a kitchenette. Those needing an extended stay can also find special deals here.
The hotel is wheelchair accessible and offers rooms with 32-inch wide doorways and roll-in showers. The hotel allows both pets and service animals.
This hotel is located in the south part of Chicago’s loop, and is close to attractions such as the Willis (formerly Sears) Tower and the United Center, where the Chicago Blackhawks and Bulls play during their seasons. The hotel itself has a modern vibe with a minimalist decorative style.
The hotel’s public areas are wheelchair accessible, including the onsite meeting rooms. A limited number of rooms cater to guests with disabilities and meet current standards set by the ADA. The Holiday Inn offers accessible parking, including for large vans.
This is a good choice for people who want some nature in the midst of the city, as it is near Millennium Park and the Field Museum campus, with their open green spaces. The hotel has a contemporary and modern feel, with extra amenities like free breakfast, in-room refrigerators and microwaves.
The entire hotel, except for its pool, is accessible to guests in wheelchairs. There is an accessible restroom in the lobby and accessible valet parking.
This is a boutique option with large rooms and vintage style furniture in addition to a rooftop lounge. Decorate with bright whites and lime greens, the rooms have an airy and spacious feeling
The hotel’s accessible rooms meet ADA requirements. The hotel offers accessible parking and allows pets.
This hotel may not appear especially exciting on the outside, but the comfortable interior gives guests a good value for their money. It offers guests everything they need, including a spa and swimming pool, just blocks from the Chicago River downtown.
The hotel offers accessible rooms that meet current ADA standards, with details such as low-pile carpet, and with different bed configurations, including two doubles and a king.