We stayed at the Hilton Suites in downtown Chicago during our trip. Great location - one block from Michigan Avenue and two blocks to Water Tower Place and the Cheesecake Factory. With the miserable weather, it was good to be close to good food and shopping. We searched the internet and were able to get a good price on the hotel. Lots of families checking in - with the suite you could comfortably fit 6 into a room and it had a pool up on the top floor. Plus it was close to American Girl Place - we saw several girls with their dolls in hand.
The main living room was huge. We had and refrigerator (for our leftover cheesecake) and a microwave and sink in a little kitchen area. There was a desk, sofa, and a wonderful large flat panel TV. Not much of a view - our room faced inside. I read that the rooms with the king beds face the lake.
The bedroom had 2 cushy beds and another tv. The beds were very comfortable. Wish the mirror in this room was lighted - it would have been nice to have an extra spot to put on makeup.
The bathroom was lovely as well - beautiful vanity, nice shampoos and lotions, but no shower cap.
Here is the view from the pool level on the top floor. You can barely see the lake - just the gray in the background.
Only downside on the hotel was the $50 dollar parking per night. Yikes, but as we learned, parking is simply outrageous in downtown Chicago. Other than that, it was a great place to stay in downtown Chicago!