Top 5 Romantic Getaways in and Near Chicago

09/19/2016 11:22 am ET

Chicago offers plenty of locations for couples to enjoy a weekend away from distractions, but finding the perfect place to make your stay can prove somewhat challenging.

Here are some of the ideal romantic getaways in Chicago that can make your visit worthwhile.

The Langham

Located in the heart of downtown Chicago, The Langham is steps away from Michigan Avenue and offers guests a great riverfront view.

Apart from varying styles of elegant rooms, this luxury hotel includes multiple restaurants and bars that offer top-tier culinary fare and service, along with a 67-foot swimming pool, health club, Chuan spa that offers holistic treatments, and an exclusive private club on the top floor that offers a breakfast buffet, afternoon tea, all-day refreshments, premium bar service, and butler services.

The Champagne Lodge and Luxury Suites

Want to be near the city, but enjoy a romantic getaway with a little more seclusion? The Champagne Lodge is a boutique hotel in Willowbrook that sits 18 miles southwest of downtown Chicago, while also located a few miles from Waterfall Glenn, where couples can enjoy scenic hiking trails, horseback riding, or biking.

Various luxury suite options are available, with features such as whirlpool tubs, walk-in steam room showers, stone-encased fireplaces, LED mood lighting, and even swimming pools with water massage therapy seats. www.thecl.com

The Peninsula Chicago

Also situated in the center of downtown Chicago on North Michigan Avenue, The Peninsula Chicago offers guests plenty of amenities and other features to make it a great getaway for couples.

The hotel includes a spa that Spa Finder awarded the Best Urban Spa Hotel from 2007 to 2008, and there are four restaurants that serve European, Cantonese/Shanghainese, and American cuisine for an unrivaled dining experience, with private dining rooms available.

Thompson Chicago

For couples who want to explore Chicago's luxurious Gold Coast, the Thompson Chicago is one of the most convenient places to stay. Located at Rush and State, certain rooms offer a great view of Lake Michigan and private terraces.

The location is only a seven-minute walk from the Clark/Division 'L' stop on the Red Line, a twelve-minute walk from the Magnificent Mile for a great shopping experience. The hotel includes a posh restaurant for elegant dining, and complimentary luxury car service is also available. www.thompsonhotels.com/hotels/thompson-chicago

Harvey House Bed & Breakfast

Harvey House Bed & Breakfast is another great location for couples who don't necessarily want to stay in downtown Chicago. This hotel is located in Oak Park, and is only three blocks from a nearby 'L' train stop, which provides access to the Chicago Loop.

Its close proximity to the Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio has influenced its room designs, which range from the style of Frank Lloyd Wright to old Hollywood. Guests get to experience perks such as an outdoor patio, free gourmet breakfast, along with luxurious features such as whirlpool tubs, stained glass windows, and fireplaces. In-room massages are also available.

These hotels offer couples the best experiences when traveling to Chicago, making sure you'll want to return for your next romantic getaway.

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