Best Hotels for the 2012 Holidays

It seems like everyone you know is descending upon Chicago this year—and they all need a place to stay. Here are ten recommendations.

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Acme Hotel Company

FOR: Your arty college roommate and her boyfriend

WHERE: Acme Hotel Company (15 E. Ohio St., 312-894-0800, acmehotelcompany.com) From $169; suites from $259.

Acme Hotel Company amenities

THE GIST: Pop art meets high-tech design at this 15-floor, 130-room River North boutique hotel with lava lamps in the lobby and album covers from the likes of MGMT in the elevators. The hipster design details catch the eye, but the tech flourishes really elevate this under-the-radar spot. Rooms are equipped with LED lamps and free 100 MB bandwidth Wi-Fi for fast browsing, and suites feature B&W Zeppelin audio systems. There’s no lobby bar or restaurant yet; both are expected by the end of the year. But a thermos of hot coffee will appear outside guests’ doors at any time they request.

KEY TO SYMBOLS
good value Good value    boutique Boutique (<200 rooms)   Family friendly Family friendly   Great bar scene Great bar scene   Trendy restaurant Trendy restaurant 
Scenery Scenery (views, etc.)   Pool Pool   Spa Spa   Free Wi-Fi Free Wi-Fi  24-hour room service 24-hour room service

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Photograph: Courtesy of hotel

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