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GAYOT's star rating system rates each hotel property on its décor, service, amenities and ambience. The scale ranges from one star (the basics) to five stars (pure luxury).

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Four Seasons Hotel Chicago
Park Hyatt Chicago
The Peninsula Chicago
Waldorf Astoria Chicago

Chicago Athletic Association Hotel
Conrad Chicago
Dana Hotel and Spa
The Drake Hotel
Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park
The Godfrey Hotel Chicago
Hard Rock Hotel Chicago
Hilton Chicago/Indian Lakes Resort
Hyatt Chicago Magnificent Mile
InterContinental Chicago
The James Chicago
JW Marriott Chicago
Le Meridien Chicago - Oakbrook Center
Loews Chicago Hotel
Loews Chicago O’Hare Hotel
Pheasant Run Resort & Spa
Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel Chicago
Renaissance Blackstone Chicago Hotel
The Ritz-Carlton, Chicago
Sofitel Chicago Water Tower
Soho House Chicago

Swissotel Chicago
The Talbott Hotel
Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago
Virgin Hotels Chicago
W Chicago - Lakeshore
The Westin Chicago River North
The Whitehall Hotel
theWit - A DoubleTree by Hilton

AC Hotel Chicago Downtown
ACME Hotel Company
The Allerton Hotel Chicago
Aloft Chicago City Center
Aloft Chicago O’Hare
The Avenue Crowne Plaza Hotel Chicago
Best Western Plus Hawthorne Terrace Hotel
The Carleton of Oak Park
Marriott Chicago Downtown at Medical District/UIC
Chicago Marriott Naperville
Chicago Marriott O'Hare
Hilton Chicago/Oak Brook Hills Resort & Conference Center
Congress Plaza Hotel
The Deer Path Inn
Doubletree Hotel Chicago Magnificent Mile
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Chicago - North Shore Conference Center
Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa

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