The 5 Best Hotels for Sports Fans in Chicago

Kristine Hansen | February 06, 2018

Chicago's a sports town through and through, and well represented by all the leagues, from Da Bulls to Wrigleyville's 2016 World Series Champs Chicago Cubs. Whether you need a room to see the Bears show the opposing team who's the boss at Soldiers Field or the Blackhawks rip up the ice at United Center, here's where to crash.

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Jaslin Hotel

Why it made the list

In town to see the White Sox play at Guaranteed Rate Field? Hotel options on the South Side are limited, but this cool boutique hotel is only 1.5 miles away, in Chinatown. Open since 2016, some of the rooms flaunt Chicago-skyline views and there's a cheery red-and-white decor theme.

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Chicago Athletic Association

Why it made the list

Before this building morphed into a hotel, it was a men's club for the elite, including William Wrigley Jr. (who once owned a stake in the Chicago Cubs). If you're a fan of all sports then this hotel is for you. While it's close to Soldier Field (7-minute drive) and convenient to United Center and Wrigley Field via L stops, back at the hotel are reminders of old-school sports in the Game Room (shuffleboard, anyone?).

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Hotel Versey

Why it made the list

Pretty much the most boutique-y hotel you're going to find close to Wrigley Field, the lobby in this former Days Inn (in 2017 it transformed into Hotel Versey) is packed with Cubs memorabilia, perfect if you're in town to see your Cubbies win at Wrigley Field, 1.3 miles from the hotel and a quick 10-minute ride north on North Clark Street.

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Hilton Chicago

Why it made the list

The closest hotel to Soldier Field--it's a scenic 20-minute walk--which is where the Chicago Bears play all home games, this South Michigan Avenue property is very family-friendly but also has all the frills (an indoor pool, seasonal sundeck, indoor running track and two restaurants: the grab-and-go Herb N' Kitchen and 720 South, for all-day dining).

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Ace Hotel Chicago

Why it made the list

Just 1.2 miles from United Center--home turf for the Chicago Blackhawks and Chicago Bowls, on the Near West Side--this edgy property has siblings in Palm Springs; Portland, Ore.; and New York City and is the brand's newest property. It opened in 2017, flaunting an industrial-chic look within a building once used by Italian-Americans to make cheese.

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