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Rating System Explained

Our 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).

See an explanation of GAYOT's stars here.


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

The Ritz-Carlton Chicago - A Four Seasons 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
Hotel Lincoln
Hotel Sax Chicago
Hyatt Chicago Magnificent Mile
InterContinental Chicago
InterContinental Chicago O'Hare Airport Hotel
The James Chicago
JW Marriott Chicago
Pheasant Run Resort & Spa
Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel Chicago
Renaissance Blackstone Chicago Hotel
Sofitel Chicago Water Tower
Swissotel Chicago
The Talbott Hotel

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

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
Oak Brook Hills Marriott Resort
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
Eaglewood Resort & Spa
Embassy Suites Chicago - Downtown
Embassy Suites Chicago Downtown-Lakefront
Essex Inn

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