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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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Eaglewood Resort & Spa
Embassy Suites Chicago - Downtown
Embassy Suites Chicago Downtown-Lakefront
Essex Inn
Felt Manor
Hampton Inn Chicago Downtown/N. Loop/Michigan Ave.
Hampton Inn Majestic Chicago Theater District
Harrah's Joliet
Harrison House Bed & Breakfast
Hellman Guest House
Hilton Chicago
Hilton Suites Chicago/Magnificent Mile
Hilton Chicago O'Hare Airport
Hilton Garden Inn Chicago Downtown/Magnificent Mile
Hilton Lisle/Naperville
Hilton Orrington/Evanston
Hilton Rosemont/Chicago O'Hare
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Chicago O’Hare
Homewood Suites by Hilton Chicago Downtown
Hotel Allegro Chicago, a Kimpton Hotel
Hotel Burnham Chicago, A Kimpton Hotel
Hotel Felix
Hotel Indigo Chicago Gold Coast
Hotel Indigo Chicago - Vernon Hills
Hotel Lincoln

Hotel Monaco Chicago
Palomar Chicago, a Kimpton Hotel
THIS ESTABLISHMENT HAS BECOME HOTEL RUSH Four Points by Sheraton Chicago Downtown/Magnificent Mile
Hyatt Centric The Loop Chicago
The Hyatt Lodge at McDonald's Campus
Hyatt Regency Chicago
Hyatt Regency McCormick Place
Hyatt Regency O'Hare
Hyatt Regency Woodfield
Inn of Chicago, an Ascend Collection Hotel
The IVY Hotel
Kinzie Hotel
La Banque Hotel
Marriott's Lincolnshire Resort
Longman & Eagle
Majestic Hotel Chicago
MileNorth, A Chicago Hotel
Millennium Knickerbocker Hotel Chicago
Omni Chicago Hotel
The Palmer House, A Hilton Hotel
PUBLIC Chicago
Raffaello Hotel
Renaissance Chicago Hotel
Renaissance Chicago O'Hare Suites Hotel
Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers

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