With its many fashion boutiques and coffee shops, not to mention the charming old Polish Cathedrals, Lincoln Park is an upscale, cosmopolitan part of Chicago that's a delight to wander. The Chicago History Museum showcases vintage Americana, and then of course there's the park itself. Facing Lake Michigan, it offers beaches, wildlife trails and Lincoln Park Zoo, where you can see gorillas and polar bears free of charge.
A quaint suburb embodying the traditional charm of old-time America, Lombard is a far cry from the urban sprawl of the inner-city Chicago. It's known for its annual Lilac Festival and parade, and for the "Little Orphan Annie" house, where the red-headed character was dreamt up by Harold Gray. The nearby village of Oak Brook is even more idyllic, and known for its golf courses and polo club.
Forming part of the always bustling Michigan Avenue, Magnificent Mile is THE place to shop in Chicago. Swanky boutiques, upmarket department stores, and smart restaurants make it a must-visit, and landmarks to look out for include the epic Wrigley Building and the Chicago Water Tower, one of the few structures to survive the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. The nearby River North district is famed for its many art galleries.
Home to the Civic Opera House, the Goodman Theater, and the Art Institute of Chicago, where American masterpieces can be found alongside Old Masters, the Loop is worth visiting just for the streets alone. Look up at some of the USA's most celebrated skyscrapers and the elevated trains hurtling along the "L", and then there's Grant Park – a gorgeously landscaped expanse with the huge Buckingham Fountain at its center.
Super comfy beds, fantastic club on the rooftop- hotel guests get in for free! Service could be better though. They barely give you any amentities, you have to ask for everything and that was kind of annoying. As a double tree brand, these things should already be in your room.
Reviewed by a Hotels.com guest on Dec 1, 2013
For me, very good means not at all unpleasant or negative. It is to be expected and a good value for amount paid. Service, condition and comfort were very good, but not astonishingly so. The neighborhood, location, and cleanliness were very good. The restaurant there was also very good, especially if you are too tired or pressed for time to go out for a dining "adventure" but still want a good meal. I will definitely use this hotel when I go to Chicago again. It was not a disappointment.
Reviewed by a Hotels.com guest on Jun 27, 2013
Fantastic location, within walking distance to shopping and eating areas. Room was comfortable and big. Only compliant is the lack of wi-fi which is chargable per device. I sign up for wifi and use it on my mobile phone. When I wanted to use the wifi on my tablet, I was told that I need to pay for another access again. I wanted to disconnect the wifi from my mobile phone and switch to the tablet and was told that it cannot be done. So if you need to use wifi on 3 equipment in the same room, you have to pay 3 times which is ridicuolus.
"Beat vibe to the place... Just loved the feel!!"
Reviewed by a Hotels.com guest on Apr 22, 2013
I really enjoyed the Dana. One of the better and cooler hotels I've stayed in. Loved the distressed cement ceilings, the hardwood floors and general layout of the rooms. The doorman, TJ worked his butt off as did the door staff in general. But I will say that's were the service ended. The check-in staff were not friendly or helpful. I don't generally care, but it was very noticeable to me However, that alone won't stop me from booking there in the future. It would just be nice if that part would improve.
Reviewed by a Hotels.com guest on Dec 13, 2012
My first trip to Chicago for business and the hotel was perfectly located right in the heart of town. Convinient for both business and sight-seeing to my reckoning. I did feel that the room layout was a bit cramped though. Overall good stay experience for me.
"The staff here are the real stars"
Reviewed by a Hotels.com guest on Nov 16, 2012
This is a great place to stay with your family. The breakfast is great and dinner is served from Mon-Thurs. It is within walking distance to many great eateries. Michigan Avenue is within a short walk. Hot beverages are available throughout the day. Rooms are clean. However, the real stars that make this place stands out is the people who run it. Everyone makes it a point to go out of their way to make your stay a pleasant one. Special mention goes to the bellhops. The staff will brave the rain, cold and traffic to get us a cab and since we have 6 in the family, they have to get us a mini van. Amer is a gem.