Chicago may be known as The Second City, but there’s nothing second place about these hotel baths. We’ve found the best hotel bathtubs in Chicago to add to your list of things to do for self care. Whether you’re spending another day in Chicago or you’re visiting the Windy City for vacation, make it a point to unwind in the deep tubs of some of the best hotels in Chicago.
Location: Downtown, Lake Michigan
Book this: Magnificent Mile Suite
Why it makes the list: The suite includes two full marble bathrooms, and the master features a freestanding, oversized soaking tub with a handheld shower head. Large picture windows reveal a view of Michigan Avenue that you can enjoy post-bath. The suite includes a super plush robe and pair of slippers to serve as your self care outfit after the soak.
Location: Gold Coast
Book this: Junior Suite with Terrace
Why it makes the list: A lot of Chicago hotels with bathtubs claim to have floor-to-ceiling views, but this suite bathroom delivers on floor-to-ceiling city views. The large hotel bathtub features a wire bath caddy to hold your essentials, making this tub absolutely perfect for a Chicago staycation or as a relaxing addition to your Chicago itinerary. The in-room Nespresso machine lends itself beautifully to a morning bath. After the soak, a furnished outdoor terrace allows you to take in skyline views of Chicago right from your suite.
Location: The Loop, Millennium Park
Book this: Founders Room #330
Why it makes the list: A view of Millennium Park from the hotel bathtub would’ve been enough to put this suite on the list. But this property went a step further: it includes a wrought iron, clawfoot bathtub. The benefit of a wrought iron bathtub is that it keeps your bath warmer for longer, so you can extend your self care soak. C.O. Bigelow bath products and boxer-chic robes make you feel like the champion of relaxation. The architectural details of a property that’s existed for 125 years give your bath views a vintage spin.
Location: Downtown, Magnificent Mile
Book this: The Peninsula Suite
Why it makes the list: The Peninsula Chicago is a standout property all on its own: it was named the number 1 Hotel in the USA by U.S. News and World Report for 2022. It’s only natural that the property would claim a spot. A large picture window that spans beyond the width of the bathtub floods the bathroom with natural light for morning baths and displays the twinkling lights of the Chicago skyline at night. The marble bathroom is fully stocked with amenities (we spy a jar of bath soak) and also includes media accessories and mood lighting. A private outdoor terrace beckons after your soak for you to enjoy the best post-bath views on this list.
Location: The Loop
Book this: The Infinity Suite
Why it makes the list: The only thing better than one of the best hotel bathtubs in Chicago, is two. The 2,700-square foot suite itself deserves its own post, but we’ll stick to the highlights of the two Statuario marble bathrooms. Both bathrooms are stocked with the same brand of amenities offered in the property’s Chuan Spa. The guest bathroom features a freestanding soaking tub squarely placed in front of a wall of windows to let you unwind amidst the skyscrapers. The master bathroom features heated mirrors (no fogging!), towel warmers (a winter bath plus!) and an infinity bathtub. The infinity tub is designed with an overflow channel built around it, so you can fill the tub to the brim and fully submerge without any worries. Placed in front of floor-to-ceiling windows that reveal the Chicago skyline, naturally.