By Moira Lawler | January 27, 2017 | Lifestyle
Staying in town—but with a posh change of scenery—for a night or two gives you that getaway feeling without the hassle of traveling. Here are five hotels to book for a Chicago weekend that oozes with romance.
If you and your valentine are a stay-at-home kind of couple, Conrad Chicago lets you do your thing—but in upgraded digs. The Romance and Chill package greets you with a bottle of bubbling Champagne and chocolate-covered strawberries. Then, you can do what you do best and spend the night watching movies and noshing on Garrett’s popcorn and pizza. Enjoy a breakfast at Bottle & Baptiste and a late 2 p.m. checkout the next day. Available through February 28. 101 E. Erie St., 312-667-6700
You don’t need to be paired up to enjoy a staycation. Grab your best friend and head to the tony Gold Coast hotel to indulge in their Single Awareness Day package, which is available from February 10 to 15. It includes a two-night stay with Prosecco when you check in, a staff-planned itinerary for a night out, and a $50 food and beverage credit (late-night room service, perhaps?). Now this is how to be single. 21 E. Bellevue Pl., 312-266-2100
It’ll be love at first sight when you and your S.O. pull up to this Parisian-style Gold Coast hotel. The Love, Luxe, & Fire package treats you to Veuve Clicquot and dessert, a gratis movie each night of your stay, and an exclusive offer at their high-end spa. Extra romantic perks—like a candlelit bath or rose petals set on top of the plush bed—are but a request away. Available through February 28. 11 E. Walton St., 312-646-1300
To some, romance means a dozen roses and a multi-course dinner spent cooing in your loved one’s ears. To others, it means celebrating their crazy love in a less cliché way. If you fall into the latter group, the Chicago Athletic Association Hotel has the ultimate date night for you. They’re bringing back their much-loved roller skating event on February 10 and 11. Couples (or singles!) can skate to Jay-Z, Beyonce, and LL Cool J and then keep the magic going by spending the night in one of the hotel’s cozy, impeccably designed rooms. 12 S. Michigan Ave., 312-940-3552
There’s something romantic about lazy mornings when you can indulgently savor moments in bed with your partner rather than rushing off to work, errands, or life’s other demands. The Bed & Breakfast offer from the five-star hotel gives you a reason to linger a little longer by delivering breakfast—which could include a classic omelet or decadent banana pancakes topped with salted caramel—straight to your room. 120 E. Delaware Pl., 312-280-8800