The Wyndham took over this lapis-blue, 39-floor riverfront property in 2013, transforming it into a space with a down-to-earth feel and luxury aspirations. When it was built in the 1950s, the building was originally a residence, and each apartment had terraces. Now, you can see where the terraces were enclosed, adding a little extra space to each fully window-lined, light-filled room. Of the hotels 334 rooms, 140 of them are double queens—a high number for downtown—and all of those are extra roomy, with a little nook for a seating area and couch. You won’t find the same attention to style here that you will in independent boutique hotels—it’s largely beige with splashes of color to and fro—but you also won’t want for comfort. The art throughout the hotel portrays steely urban girders and train tracks, always reminding you that you’re in the thick of a city on the move. And you are. The location on Wacker Drive puts you near Millennium Park, the museums and businesses of the Loop, as well as the shopping, dining, and nightlife of River North. There’s a 24-hour fitness center on site and a restaurant.