Known just as much for its farmlands and forests as for the bustling city of Chicago, Illinois has something great to offer almost every type of visitor. This includes an excellent selection of resorts. The choices range from peaceful nature retreats tucked away in the countryside to chic spa resorts found inside lofty Chicago high rise buildings.
1.Dana Hotel and Spa
© Dana Hotel and Spa
Found in the trendy River North Gallery District, the Dana Hotel and Spa is located within easy walking distance of both Millennium Park and the shopping district on the Magnificent Mile. The contemporary rooms are equipped with self-serve bars, Keurig coffee makers, and technology such as iPads, flat screen TVs, and complimentary Wi-Fi. In addition to these excellent in-room amenities, the hotel also offers a chic contemporary restaurant, a luxurious spa with a steam roof and a fitness center, and a rooftop bar with beautiful views of the city. Room service is available to guests 24/7.
660 N State St, Chicago, IL 60654, Phone: 312-202-6000
2.Aerie's Lodging & Terrace Conference Centre
© Aerie's Lodging & Terrace Conference Centre
Perched overlooking the Illinois and Mississippi Rivers, Aerie's Lodging & Terrace Conference Centre offers a beautiful selection of rooms, suites, cottages, and villas. Amenities vary from room to room, but many come with flat screen TVs, coffee makers, kitchenettes, and relaxing whirlpool tubs. The property also offers plenty of other things to keep visitors occupied, including a winery that hosts live music on the weekends, a terrace with beautiful views of the river, and a zipline course that takes approximately two hours. Complimentary Wi-Fi is available in most of the rooms, and minimum stay rules often apply on weekends.
14 W Main St, Grafton, IL 62037, Phone: 618-786-8439
3.Chicago Marriott Lincolnshire Resort
© Chicago Marriott Lincolnshire Resort
Sitting on a stunning 175-acre property, the Chicago Marriott Lincolnshire Resort features luxurious amenities like an 18-hole golf course, a theater, and a state-of-the-art fitness center. All rooms are equipped with flat screen TVs, marble bath vanities, and well-designed work desks; some also offer kitchenettes with microwaves and mini fridges. There are four on-site restaurants to choose from, and guests will sometimes have the chance to enjoy meals prepared with ingredients grown right on the hotel property. Other amenities include indoor and outdoor swimming pools, tennis courts, a coffee stand in the lobby, and complimentary bike rentals.
Ten, Marriott Dr, Lincolnshire, IL 60069, Phone: 847-634-0100
4.Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa
© Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa
The Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa can be found only six miles outside the town of Galena, but it sits on a 6,800-acre lakeside property that provides a true escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. The 5,000-square-foot spa is the perfect place to unwind, and all the rooms are equipped with relaxing amenities like whirlpool tubs, pillow-top mattresses, and flat screen TVs. The property offers plenty of outdoor recreational opportunities to keep guests entertained as well; highlights include four award-winning golf courses, cross country skiing, horseback riding, and even hot air ballooning.
444 Eagle Ridge Dr, Galena, IL 61036, Phone: 815-777-5000
5.Eaglewood Resort & Spa
© Eaglewood Resort & Spa
Housed inside a beautiful Prairie-style building, the Eaglewood Resort and Spa is a sophisticated resort conveniently located only 14 miles away from O'Hare International Airport. The rooms and suites are decorated with charming mission-style furnishings, but they also offer modern amenities like iHome radios, coffee makers, complimentary Wi-Fi, and whirlpool tubs. The 106-acre property boasts plenty of other amenities for guests to enjoy as well, including an 18-hole golf course, a 6-lane bowling alley, a spa with a full treatment menu, a fitness center with an indoor pool, and several excellent restaurants. On-site parking is available if needed.
1401 Nordic Rd, Itasca, IL 60143, Phone: 630-773-1400
© Goldmoor Inn
Set on a beautiful hilltop property just outside of Galena, the Goldmoor Inn is a charming bed and breakfast with wonderful views of the Mississippi River. The estate offers an excellent selection of suites, cottages, and log cabins, which come with amenities like fireplaces, whirlpool tubs, and private balconies. A complimentary in-room breakfast is served each morning, and room service is available throughout the day. Guests are also welcome to enjoy their other meals at the inn's upscale restaurant. The property also features a lovely selection of gardens, and other amenities include a wine cellar, massage services, complimentary Wi-Fi, and three meeting rooms.
9001 W Sand Hill Rd, Galena, IL 61036, Phone: 815-777-3925
7.Heartland Spa & Fitness Resort
© Heartland Spa & Fitness Resort
Only two miles away from Big Foot Beach State Park, the Heartland Spa & Fitness Resort is the ideal destination for anyone who wants to enjoy some time in nature and focus on their health. The all-inclusive rates cover fun fitness classes, spa services, all meals and snacks, and a variety of wellness programs that can be enjoyed by anyone, while resort amenities include an indoor pool, a hot tub, and a private pier on Geneva Lake. The adults-only resort is only open to guests over the age of 16, and minimum stay rules apply.
335 Wrigley Dr, Lake Geneva, WI 53147, Phone: 262-248-2157
8.Herrington Inn & Spa
© Herrington Inn & Spa
Conveniently located within walking distance of downtown Geneva, The Herrington Inn & Spa is a boutique hotel with 61 elegant rooms to choose from. All rooms come with whirlpool tubs, fireplaces, and patios or balconies, many of which offer views of the river. A complimentary continental breakfast is available every morning, and the hotel also offers a nightly turndown service with milk and cookies. The hotel's fine dining restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner every day of the week, and the hotel spa offers a full treatment menu. Guests can arrange to be picked up from the nearby rail station.
15 S River Ln, Geneva, IL 60134, Phone: 630-208-7433
9.Hilton Chicago Indian Lakes Resort
© Hilton Chicago Indian Lakes Resort
Tucked away on a lush 260-acre property, the Hilton Chicago Indian Lakes Resort offers a charming blend of modern comfort and traditional prairie style. The comfortable rooms feature custom-designed beds and flat screen TVs; guests can also stay in one of the suites, which have separate living areas and fireplaces or private balconies. A daily continental breakfast is included in the room rate, and the on-site restaurant specializes in steak, seafood, and other contemporary American cuisine. The resort offers a number of other amenities as well, including a 27-hole golf course, an award-winning spa, and several indoor and outdoor pools.
250 W Schick Rd, Bloomingdale, IL 60108, Phone: 630-529-0200
10.Hilton Chicago Oak Brook Hills Resort
© Hilton Chicago Oak Brook Hills Resort
Boasting an 18-hole championship golf course and two restaurants, the Hilton Oak Brook Hills Resort is a traditional conference hotel that caters both to visitors traveling for work and those traveling for pleasure. The comfortable rooms come with complimentary Wi-Fi, coffee machines, and flat screen TVs, while the suites offer separate living areas and minifridges. Some units also feature private balconies. When not in their rooms or on the golf course, guests are welcome to make use of the resort's well-equipped fitness center, the indoor and outdoor pools, and the tennis, basketball, and volleyball courts.
3500 Midwest Rd, Oak Brook, IL 60523, Phone: 630-850-5555
11.Lincolnshire Marriott Resort
© Lincolnshire Marriott Resort
Thanks to its fantastic location on a 175-acre property in the North Shore woods, the Lincolnshire Marriott Resort offers enticing amenities like an 18-hole golf course, a tennis center, 37 miles of trails for hiking and biking, and a restaurant that serves food prepared with ingredients grown on-site. The chic, modern rooms are part of the resort's allure as well; all come with pillowtop mattresses, luxury bath products, and an evening turndown service. Club level rooms also offer access to an exclusive lounge with complimentary food and beverages, including a continental breakfast and an honor bar.
Ten, Marriott Dr, Lincolnshire, IL 60069, Phone: 847-634-0100
12.Oak Terrace Resort & Spa
© Oak Terrace Resort & Spa
Hidden away in the countryside of central Illinois, the Oak Terrace Resort & Spa is perfectly suited to a relaxing getaway. There are several accommodation options to choose from, including lodge rooms with private balconies, two-bedroom townhomes, and luxury villas with hot tubs and fireplaces. The property is centered around a 65-acre lake and it offers plenty of outdoor amenities for guests to enjoy; highlights include a golf course, tennis courts, and boat rentals. The spa is a great place to relax and unwind, and there is an excellent selection of on-site dining options with something to suit every preference.
100 Beyers Lake Rd, Pana, IL 62557, Phone: 217-651-4250
13.Pheasant Run Resort
© Pheasant Run Resort
Found on an inviting 250-acre property in the countryside, the Pheasant Run Resort offers colorful rooms and suites equipped with complimentary Wi-Fi and cable TV. Some rooms also offer kitchenettes, and suites include separate living areas. The property is less than 4 miles away from downtown St. Charles, but its excellent selection of amenities mean that guests don't have to leave the property during their stay unless they want to. Highlights include 36 holes of golf, an indoor replica of New Orleans' Bourbon Street complete with shops and restaurants, two theaters, a comedy club, and a spa.
4051 E Main St, St. Charles, IL 60174, Phone: 630-584-6300
14.Quail Creek Country Club and Resort
© Quail Creek Country Club and Resort
Formerly a PGA tour side, the Quail Creek Country Club and Resort boasts one of the best golf courses in the region. The course was designed in 1919, and it still draws golfers from all over the country. However, there are plenty of things for non-golfers to do as well; other amenities include a swimming pool, a steakhouse, tennis and racquetball courts, and a fishing lake. There are 34 resort rooms to choose from, all of which are equipped with mini fridges and coffee makers. Stay and play packages are available for golfers; rates vary according to the day.
1010 E Highland Ave, Robinson, IL 62454, Phone: 618-544-8674
15.The Champagne Lodge
© The Champagne Lodge
Offering a luxurious selection of spa suites, The Champagne Lodge and Luxury Suites is a boutique adults-only hotel located less than twenty miles away from downtown Chicago. All suites come with whirlpool tubs, walk-in showers, and fireplaces; some also come with private steam rooms. Only members are permitted to stay at the lodge; memberships last one year from the date of purchase, and several different levels are available. Wi-Fi and a continental breakfast are include in the room rate, and the on-site spa offers massages, mud wraps, facials, and a wide range of other spa treatments for both singles and couples.
16W621 S Frontage Rd, Willowbrook, IL 60527, Phone: 630-455-0555
16.The Peninsula Chicago
© The Peninsula Chicago
Established in 2001, The Peninsula Chicago is a five-star hotel set inside a landmark high-rise building in downtown Chicago. The luxurious spa offers a full menu of Asian-inspired spa treatments and takes up two full floors of the hotel; guests who book two or more hours of spa treatments are given complimentary access to the indoor swimming pool, the relaxing sun terrace, and the well-equipped fitness center. The rooms come with marble bathrooms and floor-to-ceiling windows, some of which feature views of the nearby Lake Michigan. Other in-room amenities include flat screen TVs, iPod docks, mini bars, and complimentary Wi-Fi.
2508, 108 E Superior St, Chicago, IL 60611, Phone: 312-573-6860
17.The Spa at Four Seasons Hotel Chicago
© The Spa at Four Seasons Hotel Chicago
The Spa at Four Seasons Hotel Chicago is located above a busy shopping mall, where it provides a welcome, soothing escape from the hustle and bustle of the city below. It provides easy access to many of Chicago's best shops and restaurants, but it also offers a contemporary on-site restaurant so that guests only have to leave the premises if they want to. In addition to comfortable rooms with marble bathrooms and flat screen TVs, the hotel offers amenities like a spa with a wide range of treatments, an indoor pool, a sauna, steam rooms, a fitness center, and a stunning art collection.
120 E Delaware Pl, Chicago, IL 60611, Phone: 312-280-8800
© WorldMark Galena
Sitting at the edge of a beautiful forest, WorldMark Galena offers a charming mountain atmosphere and a selection of comfortable suites. The Eagle Ridge Golf Club is only a five-minute walk away, and the hotel is only eight miles away from Lake Galena. Both studio and one-bedroom suites are available; all come with kitchens or kitchenettes, whirlpool tubs, and cozy living areas complete with fireplaces. There are plenty of communal spaces and amenities for guests to enjoy as well, including a barbecue area, a basketball court, a game room, and an indoor pool with a hot tub and sauna.
5129 W Longhollow Rd, Galena, IL 61036, Phone: 815-776-9020
18 Best Illinois Resorts
- Dana Hotel and Spa, Photo: Dana Hotel and Spa
- Aerie's Lodging & Terrace Conference Centre, Photo: Aerie's Lodging & Terrace Conference Centre
- Chicago Marriott Lincolnshire Resort, Photo: Chicago Marriott Lincolnshire Resort
- Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa, Photo: Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa
- Eaglewood Resort & Spa, Photo: Eaglewood Resort & Spa
- Goldmoor Inn, Photo: Goldmoor Inn
- Heartland Spa & Fitness Resort, Photo: Heartland Spa & Fitness Resort
- Herrington Inn & Spa, Photo: Herrington Inn & Spa
- Hilton Chicago Indian Lakes Resort, Photo: Hilton Chicago Indian Lakes Resort
- Hilton Chicago Oak Brook Hills Resort, Photo: Hilton Chicago Oak Brook Hills Resort
- Lincolnshire Marriott Resort, Photo: Lincolnshire Marriott Resort
- Oak Terrace Resort & Spa, Photo: Oak Terrace Resort & Spa
- Pheasant Run Resort, Photo: Pheasant Run Resort
- Quail Creek Country Club and Resort, Photo: Quail Creek Country Club and Resort
- The Champagne Lodge, Photo: The Champagne Lodge
- The Peninsula Chicago, Photo: The Peninsula Chicago
- The Spa at Four Seasons Hotel Chicago, Photo: The Spa at Four Seasons Hotel Chicago
- WorldMark Galena, Photo: WorldMark Galena
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