Bus: 36 Broadway, 76 Diversey, 77 Belmont, 134 Stockton/LaSalle Express, 143 Stockton(773) 528-8400 willowshotelchicago.com41.934164 -87.643634 555 W Surf St (at Broadway) Lakeview, Chicago
This quaint, 55-room hotel near the busy intersection of Clark and Diversey has an old-fashioned French country feel. Fans of minor hotel curiosities (and, for that mater, of vintage private-eye movies) will enjoy riding in the original 1920s Otis elevator, creaks and all. Room rates include a continental breakfast and afternoon cookies everyday at 4pm. Good value. *High-speed internet (free wireless in rooms).