2022 Lollapalooza: Where To Stay During Chicago's Hottest Summer Festival
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2022 Lollapalooza: Where To Stay During Chicago's Hottest Summer Festival

Chicago , United States
Brittni Williams
Brittni Williams Jul 15, 2022

Summer is finally here, and that means it’s time to kick off the season at some of the country’s most popular festivals. And what better way to do it than at Lollapalooza!

What is Lollapalooza?

Lollapalooza is a summer music festival for fans of all music genres. It features a number of musical artists, from rappers to heavy metal bands. This year’s lineup includes performances by Lil’ Baby, Don Toliver, Willow, and more.

There are also plenty of things to do and see at the fest. At Lollapalooza, you’ll find several food and beverage options. And aside from the musical performances, other entertainment includes interactive activities and fun giveaways.

When and Where is It?

Lollapalooza happens every year in the middle of summer. It begins on Thursday, July 28th and ends on Sunday, July 31st. Although it’s a 4-day annual event, you can purchase tickets for just one, two, or three days instead.

The festival takes place at the beautiful Grant Park in Chicago, Illinois. Grant Park is home to many other incredible landmarks and attractions as well.

For example, the Art Institute of Chicago is a notable destination as one of the largest and oldest art museums in the state. Also, the Shedd Aquarium is an aquatic wonderland where you can get up close and personal with some of the world’s most exciting marine life.

Where To Stay During Lollapalooza?

Fortunately, there are several hotels to stay in while you visit the festival. After all, the city is popular with tourists so you can expect a wide selection of places to choose from. If you’re planning a trip to Lollapalooza or just want to explore Chicago, there are plenty of hotel options to do so comfortably. Here’s a list of Chicago hotels to stay in for the ultimate “home away from home” experience:

Chicago Athletic Association


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The Chicago Athletic Association is a boutique hotel with a Venetian Gothic architectural style set in the 1890s. The hotel is one of Hyatt’s most popular places to stay for its premium amenities and service.

Located across from the iconic Millenium Park, the hotel offers incredible views of the city. You can even see Lake Michigan while visiting one of their grandiose ballrooms.

While the Chicago Athletic Association is recognized for its stylish design, it’s dedicated to comfort. There, you’ll find a number of homey features, including a 24-hour fitness center, laundry services, and of course, room service. Even better, pet lovers can invite their furry loved ones along as well!

ACME Hotel

ACME Hotel is a cool and trendy hotel that’s also affordable. If you’ve never been to the city, this hotel is a great way to experience authentic Chicago culture.

ACME Hotel offers an extensive list of amenities, giving you the best bang for your buck. Some of its unique indulgences include an on-site bodega, limo service, a DIY cocktail bar, and even coffee delivery!

If that’s not enough, the hotel also has FREE ESPN guitar rentals so you can party even while the festival is over. And if you’ve partied too hard, you can always request their “Hair of the Dog” package, which includes two bottles of Gatorade, aspirin packets, AND a $25 gift certificate to the popular burger joint MBurger.

The Drake


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If you’re looking for luxury AND comfort, there’s no better place to stay than The Drake Hotel. The hotel opened in 1920 and has since become an iconic and historical destination for travelers from around the world.

The Drake Hotel has seen a number of celebrity guests throughout the years. Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio sat at the Cape Cod Room, the country’s first themed restaurant. And the famed Walt Disney sipped one of the hotel’s fabulous handcrafted cocktails in The Gold Coast Room.

You can join in on the fun as well. Aside from its incredible rooms and suites, the hotel’s amenities are just as fantastic. Their five-star dining options are both visually appealing and delicious. And their fitness center is free for guests to use whenever they please.

And if you need a ‘fit for the festival, stop by their shopping center where you can find everything you need and more.

Hotel Felix

Hotel Felix is a boutique hotel that combines comfort and community. The feel-good hotel is the first in downtown Chicago to earn Leadership in Energy and Environment Design certification, making it a great place to stay for the environmentally-conscious traveler.

Aside from being eco-friendly, the hotel is also dedicated to providing a top-tier experience to its guests. From luxury bedding to breathtaking views of the city, Hotel Felix is the place to be when you’re not at the Lollapalooza festival.

If you’re a military or government member, don’t forget to check out Hotel Felix’s discounted rates on guest rooms.



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Located in the River North neighborhood of Chicago is Freehand. Freehand is a popular hotel known for its vintage and Art Deco design. But that’s not all the hotel has to offer, of course. It’s also the home of an award-winning cocktail bar.

Try a delicious, handcrafted cocktail at Broken Shaker, winner of Tales of the Cocktail‘s “Best Hotel Bar.” Or, if alcohol isn’t your thing, start your morning with a cup of hot coffee at Cafe’, the hotel’s coffee shop.

And as for the rooms, the hotel has you covered. Featuring private lockers, room service, and full luxury bath amenities, Hotel Felix is a choice destination for your trip to Chicago.

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