WELCOME MESSAGE

Welcome to Old Town Chicago, IL! Old Town Chicago Hotels offers great rates on over 50 hotels near Old Town Chicago. All of our hotels have been approved by AAA and the Mobile Travel Guide, the authorities in hotel inspection. All hotels offer a generous savings off of regular hotel rack rates. Book securely online for great rates on hotels near Old Town Chicago!

>About Old Town Chicago

Old Town Chicago Hotel Map

Hotel Indigo Chicago Downtown Gold Coast
1244 North Dearborn Parkway,
Chicago, IL 60610

Holiday Inn Express Chicago Magnificent Mile
640 N. Wabash Avenue,
Chicago, IL 60611

Crowne Plaza Metro Downtown
733 West Madison
Chicago, IL 60611

Hotel Indigo Gold Coast
1244 North Dearborn Parkway, Chicago, IL
Chicago, IL 60610

PUBLIC Chicago
1301 N State Pkwy
Chicago, IL 60610

Hotel Lincoln
1816 N Clark St
Chicago, IL 60614

Millennium Knickerbocker
163 E Walton St
Chicago, IL 60611

Thompson Chicago
21 E Bellevue Pl
Chicago, IL 60611

Sofitel Chicago Water Tower
20 E Chestnut St
Chicago, IL 60611

The Whitehall Hotel
105 E Delaware Pl
Chicago, IL 60611

The Westin Michigan Avenue Chicago
909 N Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60611

The Tremont Chicago
100 E Chestnut St
Chicago, IL 60611

Hilton Suites Chicago Magnificent Mile
198 E Delaware Pl
Chicago, IL 60611

Raffaello Hotel
201 E Delaware Pl
Chicago, IL 60611

Dana Hotel And Spa
660 N State ST
Chicago, IL 60610

Best Western River North Hotel
125 W Ohio St
Chicago, IL 60610

...More Hotels

Local Information

> Old Town Chicago Hotels
Find hotels near Old Town Chicago!
> Attractions in Old Town Chicago
Check out the attractions in Chicago!
> Getting to Old Town Chicago
Essential transportation information.
> Shopping
A guide to local shopping
> Special events
What's going on nearby
> Customer Service
Need help with your travel plans?
> Meeting Planning
Need help with planning your meeting?

About Old Town Chicago

Chicago has many interesting neighborhoods for visitors to explore. Among the most interesting is Old Town on the near north side of the city. Old Town has many Victorian buildings that are of architectural and historic interest. The area has always had a vibrant atmosphere with many activities for visitors to enjoy.

Location
In the early days, Old Town was bordered by North Avenue, Clark Street, and Ogden Avenue. Today, its boundaries are marked by Armitage Avenue, Division Street, Clark Street to the east, and Larrabee Street to the west. It is just north of the city's downtown area.

History
The Old Town section of Chicago began as a neighborhood of German-Catholic immigrants who settled in the city in the 1800s. The area got its name from the days of World War II, when it was designated a civil defense unit. After the war, the cohesion of the community remained, and they began holding annual fairs called the "Old Town Holiday." The name stuck and remains to this day. The Old Town area in Chicago has seen a number of incarnations over the years. Many of the buildings were destroyed during the Chicago Fire in 1871. In their place, Victorian homes and working-class arose. The area has experienced a number of incarnations. In the 1950s, it was home to the immigrant Puerto Rican population. During the 1960s, the hippie culture came to the area. Folk music reigned during the late 60s and 70s. It was then home to the city's gay population. Gentrification came to the area during the 2000s.

Theaters
Old Town has been the home of live theater for many years. The Second City improvisational theater has entertained million of residents and visitors to the city over the years. A number of small theaters provide the live theater experience, featuring both avant-garde and classic works.

Restaurants
Old Town has always had a variety of restaurants to choose from to satisfy Chicagoans discerning tastes. Ethnic restaurants of many kinds have found their home in Old Town, as well as steak houses, fondue restaurants and simple, tasty neighborhood grills. Though the names and ambiances may change, visitors can always find interesting cuisine in the Old Town area.

Music
The area has seen the rise and fall and many different music styles over the years. The Old Town School of Folk Music has been located in Old Town since the early 1960s. It was home to many rock and roll clubs over the years. Jazz and blues are also popular in this area.

Art
Old Town is home to one of the country oldest art fairs. It began in 1950 as an open exhibition featuring both amateur and professional artists. However, by 1958, a committee was formed to choose the best work in a variety of genres. Today, 250 artists participate in the fair that includes live entertainment and a Garden Walk tour of the historic homes.