Until recently, there was a lot to do near CDH -- in fact, about 30 feet away from our clinic is the Magnificent Mile with its big name stores, restaurants, art museums (e.g. Art Institute of Chicago), the Field Museum and Museum of Science/Industry, and architectural landmarks (John Hancock Center, Water Tower Place, Tribune Tower, etc).
Unfortunately, post coronavirus and urban unrest from about 3/2020 through 9/2020, the tourist part of Chicago has largely shut down. The Michigan avenue stores had substantial breakage of windows from looting associated with protests. Some very large hotels have closed. The restaurants are still largely shut down, and of course the tourist attractions are all closed.
Right now as of Sept 2020, there is just a moderate amount of traffic in Chicago, and if you are close enough to drive, this is the best idea. Still, below, we have marked favorite hotels near our clinic in bold. We think that staying near the clinic is the best idea as one can then explore downtown Chicago when not in the clinic. Another idea is to stay in a less central hotel close to the CTA/Metra lines. Taking the CTA or a bus exposes you to more chance of catching coronavirus. One can get downtown from O'Hare (for example) in about 1 hour on the CTA. A Google map of the clinic area can be found here. A hotel map is below, with our location marked with a 'C'.
H3: Hyatt Chicago Magnificent Mile, 633 North St. Clair Street (one block away). (expensive, ask for the NMH discount).
H4: Omni Chicago Hotel, 676 North Michigan Avenue (which is literally across the street). Reservations 312-944-5011
H5: Ritz Carlton Chicago, 160 East Pearson
H6: Westin Hotel Chicago, 909 North Michigan Avenue
H7: The Drake Hotel, 140 East Walton Place
H9: Marriot Fairbanks Court, 200 block of Ontario (usually most economical)