The restaurant chain may not be that wonderful, but the hotel—flashy, loud, and packed with plasma TVs—has our approval; set within the glitzy, Art Deco 40-story Carbide and Carbon Building, it has modern rooms adorned with rock-and-roll paraphernalia and a busy bar, Angels & Kings. Ask for a tower room, which comes with striking views of Michigan Avenue, Millennium Park, and the Chicago River. Complimentary issues of Time Out Chicago keep guests in the
know about what's happening in the city. There's no Hard Rock Café here, by the way, but an upscale diner by the name of Chuck's Manufacturing serves a mean burger as well as macaroni and cheese and other bar and comfort food.