In the Heart of Downtown Chicago: Our Stay at Hyatt Regency Chicago

As many of you know, during our trip to Chicago I ran in the Bank of America Chicago Marathon! It was a busy day for us as later that day we checked into the Hyatt Regency Chicago. We were so excited to partner with Hyatt during our stay in Chicago as Nathan and I are huge fans of the Hyatt brand. So, when we started researching places to stay in Chicago, the Hyatt Regency Chicago was at the top of our list!

First, it was amazing how centrally located the hotel is! Right off of the Magnificent Mile, in the heart of downtown Chicago. Our first impressions when we walked into our room was a sense of calm. The room was clean, quiet, and had the most amazing view of the city. I don’t know about you, but there really is nothing better than a room with a view. It was probably the favorite aspect of our room. It was so nice to wake up to the Chicago city scape each morning.

Did I mention that the Hyatt Regency Chicago also has complimentary wifi, 24-hour fitness center, and four restaurants? (#win!) I was completely wiped out from the marathon so it was great that there were many different dining options in the hotel. We settled on having an early dinner at the American Craft Bar & Kitchen, which has a delicious, locally sourced, farm-to-table menu with a hint of southern flair that seemed just the ticket.

Nathan posing with his dinner 😀

The next day we got up early and spent our day exploring. We walked all around the Magnificent Mile, and really tried to soak up that part of the city. We’ve both been to Chicago before but had never really taken the time to get to know the city as much as we were able to during this trip.

It rained for most of our trip, but there was something romantic about walking around together in the rain. The Hyatt Regency Chicago truly is in the heart of downtown Chicago, so we were never far away from a little R&R after a day of sightseeing. Besides exploring the Mag Mile, we walked to Navy Pier, did a little shopping, and ate at some amazing restaurants.


It was definitely windy!

We tried our best to find tickets to a Cubs game, but unfortunately we were unsuccessful. Lucky for us, BIG Bar was the perfect spot to hang out and watch the Cubs game with quite the beer selection!

Even though I didn’t work out at the gym during our stay, I was so impressed with the setup! The fitness center (also open 24-hours for you night owls) had a large variety of cardio equipment, each with its own television.  The fitness center also is stocked with headphones, towels, magazines, and fruit to make your workout experience as enjoyable as possible. I will absolutely take advantage of this feature next time I visit!

On our last morning, we ran down to The Market to pick up some essentials for a lazy morning in bed – coffee, croissants, and a copy of the Chicago Tribune. Lucky for us – The Market had everything we wanted (& more)! What was really impressive was how many local items they had in stock. Another plus? It’s open 24-hours!

On our way out we stopped by the Skybridge to get a little work done. The space has power-equipped seating in a busy atmosphere, perfect for coffee-sipping and emailing.

We couldn’t have picked a better spot for our little getaway. Overall, Nathan and I enjoyed a relaxing stay at the Hyatt Regency Chicago, and we’ll definitely be back on our next trip to Chicago!

Watch the vlog of our stay here (& don’t forget to subscribe!) ↴

 

Click here to see more of the Hyatt Regency Chicago and book your own weekend getaway – you won’t regret it!

Thanks again to Hyatt Regency Chicago for having us!

 

*This post was sponsored by Hyatt Regency Chicago. All opinions are my own. 

 

 

 

XOXO,

24 COMMENTS

  1. Torey Noora | 26th Oct 17

    You seriously just made me want to plan our next trip to Chicago! Xx

    • Nicole | 26th Oct 17

      Thanks Torey! We are already planning our next trip! haha.

  2. Jenna Colgrove | 26th Oct 17

    i hope you enjoyed your stay in my city!!

    • Nicole | 26th Oct 17

      Thanks Jenna! We had a great time! It made us want to make Chicago our new home 😉

  3. Ashley Zeal | 26th Oct 17

    I’m in Chicago right now! It’s the best. Congrats on finishing your marathon!

    • Nicole | 26th Oct 17

      I hope you’re having a great time! If you’re in the mood for a fun bar to go to – we went to The Drifter our last night in Chicago and had such a fun time. I would wait to go until around 9:00 when the entertainment starts 😉

  4. Laura B | 26th Oct 17

    Oh my gosh! I’ve been dying to go to Chicago! It looks so gorgeous!

    • Nicole | 26th Oct 17

      You need to go! Besides this rain the weather was great this time of year and I can’t even count all of the great restaurants we ate at while we were there.

  5. Kylie | 26th Oct 17

    Oh my goodness, that looks like the most incredible time! I live in Chicago and you make me want to staycation here! Haha!

    • Nicole | 26th Oct 17

      It was a great time! And you totally should. We loved it!

  6. Nicole Green | 26th Oct 17

    This looks like the perfect place to stay in Chicago! So centrally located to everything; congrats on the marathon!

    • Nicole | 26th Oct 17

      It was a perfect location! We were literally within walking distance of so many things. Not to mention it sat right on the water so it had such a beautiful view!

  7. Ashley | 27th Oct 17

    I’ve always wanted to visit Chicago!! You had an amazing view at your hotel!

  8. Ruth Ridley | 27th Oct 17

    I have never been to Chicago!! When I go I am staying here!! You two are adorable!!

  9. Anna English | 27th Oct 17

    This makes me want to plan a trip to Chicago ASAP!

  10. Shannon | 27th Oct 17

    Congrats on running the marathon! What a great accomplishment! Chicago is my absolute favorite city and this looks like such a great place to say. Perfect location!

    Shannon
    Clothes & Quotes

  11. miriam | 29th Oct 17

    looks like an amazing hotel! def. want to visit one day!

  12. Erica // Coming up Roses | 29th Oct 17

    Congrats on running the marathon! That’s amazing! And that hotel sounds amazing too. I lovelovelove Chicago and this makes me want to go back soon!

  13. Stephanie // A Sparkle Factor | 30th Oct 17

    What a great hotel! I’ll definitely keep it in mind for any future trips to Chicago!

  14. Liz | 30th Oct 17

    That sounds amazing! I want to visit!

    Liz
    http://Www.lizzieinlace.com

  15. Lindsay | 30th Oct 17

    The Hyatt always has such amazing hotels! The regency in Chicago is gorgeous! Loved reading your post!

  16. Angelle | 30th Oct 17

    LOVE Chicago!! Will have to add this hotel to my list to stay next time that i visit!!

    xoxo,
    Angelle
    http://www.dashingdarlin.com

  17. Stuart Brazell | 30th Oct 17

    Chicago is always a good idea and this hotel looks fabulous!!

    Xx, Stuart

  18. Lacey | 30th Oct 17

    Chicago is my absolute favorite place! So amazing you went for the marathon!

    xx,

    Lacey || theglittergospelblog.com

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