Internationally Recognized & Locally Loved

It’s always been our mission to be one of the best boutique hotels in Chicago, and we’re honored to have been recognized by several esteemed travel organizations over the years. Thank you for making The Gwen one of the best places to stay and play when visiting Chicago.

Conde Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Awards 2021Travel + Leisure PureWow

A table laid out with tea pots, fine china, and light snacks for the Tispy Tea Party at The Gwen.



Trip Advisor Travelers’ Choice Award Winner
Conde Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice
#1 in Chicago and #8 in the world on the Conde Nast Traveler’s Readers’ Choice lists as well as #1 on Conde Nast Traveller (UK)

Thrillist “The Most Essential Rooftop Bars in Chicago”
USA Today 10 Best “The best in the Midwest: Chicago’s luxury hotels.”

Notable Lists

Business Insider: 12 Best Hotels in Chicago
Eater Chicago (Kostali): Tipsy Tea

A private dining table at Kostali



U.S. News & World Report 2020 Awards
#9 in Best Illinois Hotels
#8 in Magnificent Mile
#15 in Luxury Collection Hotels
#18 in Best Chicago Hotels
#66 in Marriott International Hotels
#202 in Best USA Hotels 

AAA Diamond Awards: 2020
4 Diamond rating

Notable Lists
Business Insider: 12 Best Hotels in Chicago
Eater Chicago (Kostali): The Hottest Restaurants in Chicago Right Now, January and February 2020
Thrillist (Kostali): The Best Restaurants in Chicago Right Now
InsideHook (Kostali): The 8 Best Restaurants That Opened in Chicago This January

A large green sectional in the lobby of The Gwen.



U.S. News & World Report 2019 Awards – #9 in Best Chicago Hotels
Travel & Leisure World’s Best Awards 2019 – #9 Hotel in Chicago
Conde Nast Traveler Reader’s Choice Awards 2019 – #6 Hotel in Chicago
AAA Diamond Awards: 2019 – 4 Diamond rating
Marriott Hotel of the Year – Distinctive Luxury Award

Notable Lists
Forbes: The Best Hotels in Downtown Chicago
Travel Channel: The Prettiest Glamping Spots for a Fall Getaway
Architectural Digest: A Design Lover’s Guide to Chicago
National Geographic Traveller UK: Where to stay in Chicago
Time Out Chicago (Upstairs): Best Rooftops in Chicago
AFAR Magazine (Upstairs): How to Drink Outside in Chicago All Year Long
Eater Chicago (Kostali): Most Anticipated New Restaurant Openings, Summer and Fall 2019
Robb Report (Kostali): The 16 Most Hotly Anticipated Restaurant Openings This Fall