Boutique Chicago Hotel Near the West Loop
A stay at Hotel Chicago in River North provides you not only with luxury Marriott Bonvoy Autograph Collection accommodations and amenities. You’ll also find yourself at an incredibly strategic perch on Chicago’s Near North Side, with some of the Windy City’s top-draw neighborhoods right at your fingertips!
Among those top-draw neighborhoods is most definitely the West Loop, once a predominantly industrial, wholesaling, and meat-packing zone that’s now famed as one of the best dining districts in the country.
Taste Your Way Through the West Loop on a Hotel Chicago Getaway
Just a hop, skip, and a jump from our Marina City hotel, edging the western waterfront of the Chicago River, the West Loop is a linchpin district within Chicago’s Near West Side.
It boasts a fascinating history: all the way from the 1850-established Fulton-Randolph Market to the location of Harpo Studios, where The Oprah Winfrey Show began filming in 1989.
Nowadays, this lively neighborhood is best-known for its culinary attractions, not least the many famed eateries along that part of Randolph Street justly nicknamed “Restaurant Row.”
An incredible smorgasbord of diverse restaurants, cafes, bars, and food markets await your attention. Enjoy Mediterranean cuisine (and fine Midwestern-sourced ingredients) at avec (615 W. Randolph St.), for example, and delicious sushi at Momotaro (820 W. Lake St.), and singular Italian-Croatian-Adriatic cookery over at Rose Mary (932 W. Fulton St.)
Discover for yourself just why celebrated Sepia (123 N. Jefferson St.) earned its Michelin star, and sample Central Texas-style barbecue in the heart of Chicago at Green Street Smoked Meats (112 N. Green St.).
And then there’s what many regard as the single best burger in America: the cheeseburger served up at legendary Au Cheval (800 W. Randolph St.).
And it’s hard to beat the one-stop-shop of Time Out Market (916 W. Fulton Market), which brings together some of the city’s top chefs, bakers, mixologists, and more in a 50,000-square-foot foodie’s paradise.
Other West Loop Attractions
The dining scene’s the star of the show, but the West Loop has much else to offer, including museums such as the WNDR Museum (1130 W. Monroe St.), famed for such installations as one of Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Mirror Rooms, and the National Hellenic Museum (330 S. Halsted St.), among the anchors of the West Loop’s Greektown (which, it must be said, is also a fabulous place to find something to eat!).
The West Loop also boasts a standout (and historic) performance venue in the Epiphany Center for the Arts (201 S. Ashland Ave).
Savor the Best in River North Hospitality at Hotel Chicago While Exploring the West Loop
The West Loop’s but one of the many fine Chicago districts and neighborhoods you’ll find amazingly convenient to your Hotel Chicago accommodations. Learn more about some other nearby destinations right here—and come enjoy our Autograph Collection hospitality soon!