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Welcome to Chicago Water Tower Hotels
Welcome to Chicago Water Tower Hotels! We are your premier source for hotel reservation services in and around Chicago Water Tower. We offer discounted rates and availability at over 71 hotels. Our selection of hotels range from 2 star to 4 star, with all amenities available. All discount membership cards are accepted and loyalty point programs maybe used on your Chicago Water Tower Hotels.
About Chicago Water Tower, IL
Built in 1869 and one of the few buildings that survived the Great Chicago Fire of 1871, the Chicago Water Tower is a beloved symbol of the city and her resilience. Situated among the modern skyscrapers, chic boutiques, and luxury hotels of today’s Magnificent Mile, the tower serves as a quirky reminder of Chicago’s past.
Designed in a Castellated Gothic style by architect William W. Boyington and constructed of limestone blocks, the Chicago Water Tower resembles a small castle. At 154 feet tall, the tower towered over all the neighboring buildings at the time it was built. The tower contained a 138 foot standpipe that stored water and regulated water pressure. Today the water tower is functionally obsolete but the pumping station is still used to pump water for the city.
Today the Chicago Water Tower serves as the location of a visitor information center and houses the City Gallery, Chicago’s official photography gallery. This historic structure was designated the first American Water Landmark by the American Water Works Association in 1968 and designated a Chicago Landmark in 1971. The Chicago Water Tower is the second oldest water tower in the United States and it’s peculiar turreted architecture served as the design inspiration for many White Castle restaurants. Other Attractions include: Grant Park, Millennium Park, Shedd Aquarium, and Soldier Field.
A visit to the Chicagoland area must include an outing to the Magnificent Mile, a/k/a the Mag Mile, covering the area from the Chicago River at Michigan Avenue just north of Wacker Drive, to Michigan Avenue at Oak Street. Begin your journey at the heart of activity i.e. the Chicago Water Tower, 806 North Michigan Avenue...read more
Chicago’s Magnificent Mile is justifiably famous for its stunning architecture, innovative restaurants and, of course, world-class shopping outlets. At the heart of the Magnificent Mile is Water Tower Place, the artfully designed eight-level shopping center...read more
After a visit to Chicago's impressive historic water tower, most visitors will be hungry from all the walking. There are several great places to enjoy a snack or full sit-down meal. For those who seek the best hole-in-the-wall places in large cities, one of Chicago's finest is located just steps from the water tower...read more
Commuters coming from the city center could easily walk to the Water Tower in 20 minutes or less and those looking to drive or take a cab could get there in 5 minutes or less. Parking on the street around The Water Tower could be difficult, but there are plenty of paid parking lots located within just a few blocks of the site...read more