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Things to Do in the West Loop: The Most Desired location in Chicago

Welcome to the Crowne Plaza Chicago West Loop, the picture-perfect hotel with the greatest location in the heart of Chicago’s West Loop! Nestled in-between Restaurant Row, the United Center, The Chicago French Market, museums, wineries, boutiques, and galleries, Crowne Plaza Chicago West Loop will ensure you experience all that Chicago has to offer!  Our business travelers  also enjoy being within walking distance of the Financial District, Willis Tower, University of Illinois-Chicago and numerous other companies that are headquartered in Chicago. Mariano’s, Whole Foods, Walgreens, and Starbucks are just a few of the extra amenities guests’ love that are within steps of the hotel!  

West Loop

One of Chicago's most dynamic neighborhoods, West Loop is home to an abundance of restaurants, culture, and art. The area is best known for Greektown with its wall-to-wall bistros, boutiques, and bakeries. Nearby, Randolph Street hosts the world-famous Restaurant Row, where you'll find fantastic dining options and nightlife.

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Restaurant Row - 2 blocks

All along Randolph Street, you'll find Chicago's famous Restaurant Row. This street is home to a dazzling collection of restaurants, cafés, and lounges. The best part? It's only 2 blocks from our hotel's front door!

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Greektown - 0.2 miles

Once home to many Greek Americans, Greektown has become a sprawling collection of restaurants, bakeries, and boutiques. To celebrate the area's heritage, there's the annual Greek festival with its festive parade. The National Hellenic Museum showcases exhibits from antiquity into modernity.

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Mary Bartelme Park 0.2 miles

This 1.4-acre park features a viewing hill with stunning city vistas, as well as a fun play area for kids of all ages. The best feature, however, is the sunken dog park for your four-legged friends. Details
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United Center - 1.6 miles

The United Center is an indoor sports venue that's home to both the Chicago Blackhawks and the Chicago Bulls. This arena also hosts concerts, and family events. It's a quick 8-minute drive away.

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University of Illinois at Chicago - 7 blocks

Tour the UIC campus as a prospective student or visit your favorite college student during family week. As the largest medical school in the United States. UIC has approximately 29,000 students enrolled in 15 colleges.

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Rush University - 1.4 miles

Rush University Medical Center is an academic health system, with a mission to improve patient health with nationally recognized health care, education, and research.

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The Essentials

Crowne Plaza West Loop is next door to grocery stores, pharmacies, and coffee shops. Mariano's and Walgreens are seconds from the hotel, while Whole Foods is a 2-minute walk. For Starbucks lovers, the nearest café is 2-minutes on foot.