Located on the shore of Lake Michigan, Chicago boasts excellent shopping, fine dining, and a rich history. While summers may be hot, the winters can be even colder. So we did some research and found the top-rated hotels with fireplaces inside their rooms. We’ll highlight the best suites, guest feedback, and overall experience. But before reviewing each hotel in detail, here’s our run-through of the best options.

Best Fireplace Suites for Families

  • The Penthouse at Grand Plaza – Grand Plaza is in the center of Chicago and is convenient for exploring the city’s attractions. The Deluxe Two-Bedroom Penthouse Apartment has its own fireplace and has views of Lake Michigan and the city skyline. It also has a full kitchen and a separate living area.
  • Waldorf Astoria Chicago – For small families, there are a few options at Waldorf Astoria. They have Junior Suites and One-bedroom Suites with fireplaces. Parents will be comfy on the extra-large double bed, while kids have the sleeper sofa in the living area.

Most Romantic Fireplace Suites

  • Villa D’ Citta – The small and intimate Villa D’Citta is a good choice for a romantic break. The rooms are decorated in an Italian-inspired theme. Check out the Suite with Terrace which has direct access to the hot tub.
  • Waldorf Astoria Chicago – The Waldorf Astoria is easily the best option if you’re looking for pure luxury. Their King Rooms, Junior Suites, and One-Bedroom Suites all have fireplaces. Morning coffee can be taken on the terrace, and you can snuggle in front of the TV and fire in the evenings.

Cheapest Chicago Fireplace Suites

  • Residence Inn Chicago Deerfield – The Residence Inn at Deerfield is a little cheaper than the sister hotel at the airport. The Two-Bedroom Suites are available for $219 USD per night, even over the Christmas period.
  • Claridge House – Located in Chicago’s Gold Coast area, Claridge House is a good budget-friendly choice. They have King Deluxe Rooms for as low as $179 USD per night in some months.

1. The Penthouse at Grand Plaza

Being close to the Magnificent Mile, the Grand Plaza’s central location is hard to beat. The apartment building has views across Chicago’s skyline and Lake Michigan. Guests at the Penthouse Apartments will have fireplaces in the lounge area. There’s also access to the rooftop swimming pool and fitness center. While the typical hotel services aren’t available, there’s a very convenient supermarket downstairs. A lot of guests have described this as the perfect homely stay.

  • Guest Reviews: The apartment had everything we needed. The pool and gym were great, and the subway stop was next door.
  • Star Rating: 4 stars
  • Best Rooms: Penthouses
  • Address: 540 North State Street, River North, Chicago, IL 60654, United States

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2. Waldorf Astoria Chicago

The Waldorf Astoria is located in the Gold Coast area, just a five-minute walk from the Magnificent Mile. However, other tourist spots are a little harder to reach. All the rooms are very comfortable and the staff are friendly and attentive. The Deluxe King Rooms and Suites have fireplaces that keep the rooms toasty warm. The private bathtubs are also a nice touch. For more luxuries, try their spa treatments, steam room, and sauna.

  • Guest Reviews: The suite was stunning. The hotel restaurant was amazing. 
  • Star Rating: 5 stars
  • Best Rooms: Three-bedroom Presidential Suite
  • Address: 11 East Walton, Chicago, IL 60611, United States

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3. The Guesthouse Hotel

The Guesthouse has a great location, with several cafes, retail shops, and restaurants all close by. Their three-bedroom suites are perfect for families or group trips as they have lots of living space. They also feature a fully-equipped kitchen and a cozy fireplace. If you don’t plan to cook, there are also lots of good restaurants nearby. The hotel is very clean throughout, and the staff are very helpful and friendly. Secure parking is available onsite too, but it does come with a fee.

  • Guest Reviews: Everything was perfect. It was more like an apartment than a suite. The full kitchen, washer, and dryer were super.
  • Star Rating: 4 stars
  • Best Rooms: Three-bedroom Suite
  • Address: 4872 North Clark, Chicago, IL 60640, United States

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4. Homewood Suites by Hilton Chicago – Schaumburg

If you are looking for a stay outside of the city, the Homewood Suites are located in Schaumburg. The village was voted the ‘Best Place to Live in Illinois’ by Money magazine in 2018. Warming fireplaces are available in the one-bedroom suites, which also have full kitchens. Some of the fireplace suites have two double beds; others have one bed and a sofa bed. The beds are very comfortable, but the sofa beds could be better.

  • Guest Reviews: It was a big suite and the fireplace came in handy. Overall it was a wonderful stay.
  • Star Rating: 3 stars
  • Best Rooms: Fireplace Suites
  • Address: 815 American Lane, Schaumburg, IL 60173, United States

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5. Claridge House

Claridge House Boutique Hotel is located in the middle of Chicago’s Gold Coast area and is close to the Magnificent Mile. Their Superior King Rooms have fireplaces and are a little larger compared to their other rooms. The hotel is clean and comfortable throughout, although bigger bathrooms would be good. There’s also an on-site spa and restaurant. While the hotel is small, most guests have found their staff very helpful.

  • Guest Reviews: The room was beautiful and spacious. There were plenty of food options nearby.
  • Star Rating: 4 stars
  • Best Rooms: Superior King Rooms
  • Address: 1244 North Dearborn Parkway, Chicago, IL 60610, United States

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6. Residence Inn Chicago O’Hare

The Residence Inn Chicago O’Hare is a Marriott-run property that is located a three-minute drive from O’Hare Airport. Most guests stay here because of the free airport shuttle service. On arrival, warm up with a coffee by the fireplace in the hotel’s lobby. For families, the Two-bedroom Queen Suites with private fireplaces is perfect and can sleep up to six people. Other facilities onsite include an outdoor pool and a fitness center. There are also many shops and restaurants in the area, although there are fewer options late at night.

  • Guest Reviews: The room was very clean. The breakfast was delicious and the airport shuttle was very convenient.
  • Star Rating: 3 stars
  • Best Rooms: Two-bedroom Queen Suite
  • Address: 7101 Chestnut Street, Rosemont, IL 60018, United States

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7. Residence Inn Chicago Deerfield

This Residence Inn is located a little farther north than its sister property near the airport. It has an outdoor pool and a fitness center. Their Two-Bedroom Suites have nice kitchens and living spaces. But more importantly, they have cozy fireplaces. Guests can enjoy an included breakfast buffet in the mornings, and there is also a 24-hour convenience store for snacks. This is a good hotel if you’re on a budget. Some guests have commented though, that the bathrooms could be a little bigger.

  • Guest Reviews: The room was excellent with a kitchen and a fireplace. Breakfast could have been better.
  • Star Rating: 3 stars
  • Best Rooms: Two-bedroom Suite
  • Address: 530 Lake Cook Road, Deerfield, IL 60015, United States

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8. Villa D’ Citta

This small and elegant hotel is located in the heart of the Lincoln Park shopping and dining district. It’s a great choice for couples. The rooms have an Italian-inspired décor, and there is a shared sun deck area with a hot tub. One of the hotel’s more popular rooms is the Two-bedroom suite. Inside, you’ll have a four-poster bed, fireplace, private hot tub, and walk-out terrace. Keep in mind, that there is limited parking available on-site if you’re traveling by car, and it can be tricky to find a spot nearby. Guests can use the open kitchen, but there are plenty of bars and restaurants nearby too.

  • Guest Reviews: The Tuscan suite was fantastic. We would stay here again. Great neighborhood with lots of bars and restaurants.
  • Star Rating: 4 stars
  • Best Rooms: Two-bedroom Suite
  • Address: 2230 North Halsted Street, Lincoln Park, Chicago, IL 60614, United States

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9. Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago

Trump International Hotel & Tower is located in a 92-storey building next to the river. The hotel offers amazing views across the city and Lake Michigan. On-site, the fine dining and a luxury spa are just as classy. There is also a modern gym and a 75-foot heated indoor swimming pool. For fireplace rooms, check the Deluxe King Suites and Premier Suites. You can choose between city, river, or lake views. Most guests chose this hotel since it’s close to bars, restaurants, and the Magnificent Mile.

  • Guest Reviews: We stayed in the spa room and had a wonderful view of the city. Great facilities, especially the spa and the pool.
  • Star Rating: 5 stars
  • Best Rooms: Premier Two-bedroom Suites
  • Address: 401 North Wabash Avenue, River North, Chicago, IL 60611, United States

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Find More Chicago Hotels

Best Chicago Suites with Fireplaces

Chicago HotelsBest Rooms
The Penthouse at Grand PlazaPenthouses
Waldorf Astoria ChicagoThree-bedroom Presidential Suite
The Guesthouse HotelThree-bedroom Suite
Homewood Suites by Hilton ChicagoFireplace Suites
Claridge HouseSuperior King Rooms
Residence Inn Chicago O’HareTwo-bedroom Queen Suite
Residence Inn Chicago DeerfieldTwo-bedroom Suite
Villa D’ CittaTwo-bedroom Suite
Trump International Hotel & Tower ChicagoPremier Two-bedroom Suites

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