AC Hotel by Marriott Chicago Downtown 

Keen to base yourself at the heart of the action without breaking the bank? The AC Hotel by Marriott could be just what you’re looking for.

The AC brand is Marriott’s 21st Century take on affordable urban lodgings – digs that come with fewer frills than you’d find in a bells-and-whistles Marriott but are nonetheless reliable and well placed for exploring. When you take into account that the AC Chicago also has a pool and a small gym, you’re getting an awful lot of bang for your buck. Of the 226 contemporary-styled rooms, some have balconies and even the smallest, a classic king, has a desk and comes with free Wi-Fi and complimentary water. Dining is limited to breakfast but hey – you’re Downtown, with scores of fantastic eateries on the doorstep. After you’ve ticked off Lake Michigan, Millennium Park, flexed your credit card in the shops and restaurants along the city’s Magnificent Mile and craned your neck at the Wrigley Building and the neo-Gothic Tribune Tower, it’s great to know that a refreshing dip is just minutes away, and that you can get the evening started with a craft beer at the AC’s lounge.

3 stars

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