Need to get away but don’t want to travel? These new or newly refreshed Chicago hotels are just the answer.

The Study’s restaurant, Truth Be Told Photograph: Study Hotels


The Study at University of Chicago 

Opened in the spring, the hotel has 167 handsome rooms, each with a large desk and a soft leather chair and ottoman perfect for curling up with a book from its library supplied by the Strand, New York City’s storied bookstore. Just outside, there’s more to lure philomaths, like the Seminary Co-op Bookstore, home to one of the largest collections of academic volumes in the world; Frank Lloyd Wright’s Robie House; and the Renaissance Society, where you can catch the exhibition Fear of Property through November 6. From $299 a night. 1227 E. 60th St., Woodlawn


The LaSalle Chicago 

Occupying a Daniel Burnham–designed landmark in the financial district, this new gem from the Autograph Collection evokes art deco elegance with its touches of gold, velvet, and black marble. With 232 large rooms in the heart of the Loop, it’s the ideal place to experience the best of downtown — though with a library and 21st-floor restaurant, there’s plenty to keep you busy on the property. Bonus: A fall deal gets you two nights of free valet parking — a savings of $150. From $389 a night. 208 S. La Salle St., Loop


CitizenM Chicago Downtown

Opening in September, this “affordable luxury” brand’s first Chicago hotel features 280 compact rooms (150 square feet) just a block from the Riverwalk. On its Michigan Avenue façade, you’ll see its massive, colorful mural by Illinois-born, New York–based artist Nina Chanel Abney. Inside, you won’t find frills like a restaurant or bathrobes, but you’ll still get rainfall showers, a gym, and a full-service bar. From $187 a night. 80 E. Wacker Pl., Loop

Park Hyatt Chicago Photograph: Park Hyatt


Park Hyatt Chicago

Looking for a view? Following a $60 million overhaul — the first since it opened in 1980 — Park Hyatt’s greatest asset is no longer NoMi and the restaurant’s legendary open-air garden perched high above the north end of the Mag Mile. These days, the biggest draw is the hotel’s 146 entirely elevated rooms, including 36 suites (among them a wellness suite), with camel and cream tones, custom wall sculptures by local artist Eric Gushee, and sleek, marble-clad bathrooms. From $645 a night. 800 N. Michigan Ave., Magnificent Mile