Hotel at a Glance: Days Inn Chicago
Days Inn Chicago is in Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood, which has a few trademarks: its namesake zoo, where admission is always free, and the 1,200-acre park that contains the zoo, where people play pick-up softball games and roam the network of biking and walking paths. Guests at Days Inn Chicago will be walking distance from all of this, as well as fine restaurants, theaters, nightclubs and shopping.
- Signature breakfast: Start your day with the complimentary Daybreak Breakfast buffet spread that includes hot waffles, cereals, hot oatmeal, eggs, fresh fruit, sweet rolls, pastries, bagels, and coffee.
- Location: Walk to Wrigley Field, Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, DePaul University; take a quick cab ride or easy public transportation to Michigan Ave, Millennium Park, Navy Pier, or the Museum Campus.
- Notable awards: Recipient of the 2014 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence and winner of the Days Inn Property of the Year Award in 2012, 2009 and 2004.
- In-room amenities: Satellite TV with HBO and pay-per-view, coffeemaker, digital safe, and duvets. Business Class rooms are larger and also have microwave, fridge, iron & board, and complimentary Wells Street Popcorn.
Chicago’s Lincoln Park: Historic, Upscale Neighborhood Along Lake Michigan
A fashionable enclave 2 miles north of the Loop, Lincoln Park is known for its historic brownstones, quaint boutiques and cafés, and tree-lined boulevards. This Chicago neighborhood is perhaps most famous for its namesake park, which sprawls across 1,200 acres adjacent to Lake Michigan. Here, joggers and bicyclists frequent the paved pathway that runs parallel to the shoreline. When it’s warm, North Avenue Beach attracts a flurry of activity from swimmers, sunbathers, and beach-volleyball players.
Another must-see attraction is the Lincoln Park Zoo, which dates back to the 1870s, when park commissioners bought their first animal inhabitant, a bear cub, for $10. Today, the zoo—open daily and free to the public—houses more than 1,200 animals, including gorillas, bears, giraffes, tortoises, and pythons. Just outside the zoo’s entrance, the Lincoln Park Conservatory showcases exotic, tropical plants year-round.
Just around the corner, the Chicago History Museum houses thousands of artifacts, manuscripts, and photographs that detail the city’s colorful history. Check out the rotating lineup of exhibits such as Lincoln’s Chicago, which profiles the 16th president’s frequent visits to the Windy City.