Welcome to Chicago’s West Loop
In recent years, Chicago’s West Loop has emerged as a hip, trendy neighborhood that’s retained its gritty industrial roots amidst a modern transformation. Warehouse buildings have been converted to lofts, and factory fronts have become restaurants and creative cocktail bars. The diversity is rich, and the food is exceptional. Think exposed wood beams, cozy cafes, contemporary art, and craft food and beer - at every turn.
With its close proximity to the CTA Green, Pink, and Blue Lines, getting in and out of the West Loop is easy. It’s the ideal location to both enjoy the immediate surroundings or quickly bounce around Chicago for the day. And Hotel Chicago West Loop affordable rates, cheap parking, and free WiFi making us the perfect place to call home during your spontaneous Chicago adventure!
Things to Do in the West Loop
Vintage shopping? Specialty food selections? Don’t miss the Randolph Street Market, a European-style indoor-outdoor market, America’s largest urban market. You might find that vinyl record you’ve been looking for to add to your collection or an antique edition of your favorite novel. There is no telling what you’ll come away with, and it’s a must-visit on any Chicago adventure list.
Find out more about the festivals, venues, and shops you shouldn’t miss in Chicago’s West Loop attractions guide.
Where to Eat in the West Loop
The phrase “an embarrassment of riches” is the only way to describe the dining scene in the West Loop. Native Chicagoans agree - it’s hard to find another city neighborhood with the same level of quality and wide breadth of cuisine choices that you can find in the West Loop. From Korean to Oaxacan to globally-inspired fine dining restaurants, you’ll leave with the knowledge that Chicago is about more than Italian beef sandwiches and hot dogs (though we love those too).
Check out our West Loop Dining Guide for detailed information on the must-eat spots we recommend.
We’re United Center’s Neighbors
If you're traveling to the neighborhood for an event at “The Madhouse,” you won't find a better, more convenient place to stay than Hotel Chicago West Loop. Since we’re about a half mile away, you can park overnight with us for only $25.00, then avoid the nightmarish-version of the madhouse that is finding parking at a Bulls or Blackhawks game! Walk over to the arena in 10 minutes.
Consistently ranked as one of the loudest indoor arenas in the U.S., the United Center is the home of the Chicago Bulls and Chicago Blackhawks, but also hosts a wide variety of well-known performers every year. The Eagles, Shakira, U2 and Maroon 5 are only a small selection of the artists making stops on their national tours. For UC restaurant, bar, and transportation tips, check out our team's United Center visitor's guide.
The University of Illinois at Chicago
Located a short walk away from our doors is the University of Illinois at Chicago, one of the nation’s most diverse student bodies. As the city’s only public research university, it plays a vital role in studying real-world problems and leveraging the capabilities of some of the most brilliant minds in all disciplines to formulate solutions. From urban education and planning to public health policy to computer science, UIC is leading the way in the discussion on countless societal and scientific issues that affect the everyday life of the Chicagoan and the American.
While UIC is a pillar of Chicago's academic community, they're not all business. At UIC Pavilion and UIC Forum, you'll found an eclectic mix of events, from Flames basketball to big-name concerts to Chicago' original flat track roller derby league, the Windy City Rollers.
Steps Away from the Illinois Medical District
A 560-square-acre space that’s home to four world-class hospitals and in close proximity to two research-based universities? Yes, the Illinois Medical District is one of America’s largest urban medical districts with one of the most diverse patient populations. When you’re visiting as a professional or a student, stay at Hotel Chicago and remove transportation woes from the equation. You can easily walk to any of IMD’s medical centers from our hotel doors and store your vehicle overnight with us for only $25.00 per night.
Learn more about the Illinois Medical District and its position as the healthcare hub of America’s third-largest city.