THE NEIGHBORHOOD HOTEL & WEVENTURE! 

The Neighborhood Hotel was created by people who love to explore! Naturally, we’re very much supportive of a company dedicated to guiding people through our favorite city in a special way. Enter: WeVenture! WeVenture offers unique and authentic day tours throughout Chicago. Tours range from two hour to one day adventures and cover everything from… Continue reading THE NEIGHBORHOOD HOTEL & WEVENTURE! 

Wellness in Southwest Michigan! 

To keep the body in good health is a duty… otherwise, we shall not be able to keep the mind strong and clear. – Buddha Maintaining a healthy mind and body is essential. Wellness practices can be woven into daily life wherever you live. However, there is something especially inspiring and healing about being in… Continue reading Wellness in Southwest Michigan! 

GET ON A BOAT W/ CHICAGO YACHTING!

A lake is a landscape’s most beautiful and expressive feature. It is Earth’s eye; looking into which the beholder measures the depth of his own nature. -Henry David Thoreau Let’s take a moment to express our eternal gratitude for Lake Michigan. Gazing at the Lake on a dreary winter day makes things feel brighter. On… Continue reading GET ON A BOAT W/ CHICAGO YACHTING!

WHAT’S WITH THE BUZZ? WE’VE GOT THE SCOOP ON THE CICADA INVASION OF 2024! 

Most people in the Midwest welcome the first signs of summer with open arms. We dream about the scent of barbecues on balmy evenings, dipping our toes into Lake Michigan and even the sweet, evening buzz that cicadas bring. It’s a sound that’s both jarring yet somehow comfortingly familiar. This year, the cicada sounds will… Continue reading WHAT’S WITH THE BUZZ? WE’VE GOT THE SCOOP ON THE CICADA INVASION OF 2024! 

YOU’VE GOT INTERNS, WE’VE GOT HOUSING!

Summer break is fun for all ages! For lucky interns, some of the summer “chill” is balanced with real life work experience. Those college kids and post grads need a place to stay as they venture into the work force! The Neighborhood Hotel Little Italy and Lincoln Park bookend the city making most commutes into… Continue reading YOU’VE GOT INTERNS, WE’VE GOT HOUSING!

THE NEIGHBORHOOD HOTEL + THE DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION

Summer in the city is coming in HOT! We can’t wait for balmy evening strolls, refreshing dips in Lake Michigan and countless meals on glorious patios! Events and festivals are some of the best parts of summer in Chicago. The city is buzzing and we’re here for all of it! One of the most anticipated events… Continue reading THE NEIGHBORHOOD HOTEL + THE DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION

The Neighborhood Hotel Grand Beach Wins Tripadvisor Travelers’ Choice Award 2024

Exciting news: The Neighborhood Hotel Grand Beach has been recognized in Tripadvisor’s® Travelers’ Choice® Awards for 2024! The award honors businesses that consistently earn great reviews, placing them among the top 10% of listings around the world on Tripadvisor.  As the world’s largest travel guidance platform, Tripadvisor has unparalleled authority with travelers and diners. This… Continue reading The Neighborhood Hotel Grand Beach Wins Tripadvisor Travelers’ Choice Award 2024

MOTHER’S DAY @ THE NEIGHBORHOOD HOTEL GRAND BEACH! 

Love and honor your mother [figure, earth, nature] at The Neighborhood Hotel Grand Beach!  Please join us for our 3rd annual Mother’s Day Weekend Pancake Breakfast on May 12th @ 9:30 AM EST @ The Neighborhood Hotel Grand Beach [open to guests staying at The Neighborhood Hotel New Buffalo too — quick 10 minute drive]!… Continue reading MOTHER’S DAY @ THE NEIGHBORHOOD HOTEL GRAND BEACH! 

Proud Partner of Choose Chicago!

The Neighborhood Hotel team is proud to partner with Choose Chicago®! We have tremendous gratitude for Choose Chicago as they’re the official destination marketing organization for Chicago, Illinois.  Choose Chicago’s Mission?  To enrich the community by attracting meetings, events and leisure travelers to Chicago.  Choose Chicago’s Vision?  To elevate the brand of Chicago as a… Continue reading Proud Partner of Choose Chicago!

FAMILY FRIENDLY ACTIVITIES IN NEW BUFFALO, MI

A few months ago, we posted about why traveling with your kids is great for their development [and for the family unit as a whole]. Now, let’s hone in on all of the adventures that you can do with your kids around New Buffalo, MI! Southwest Michigan is full of activities that are fun and… Continue reading FAMILY FRIENDLY ACTIVITIES IN NEW BUFFALO, MI

Best Breweries in New Buffalo, MI

The Neighborhood Hotel Grand Beach and The Neighborhood Hotel New Buffalo are conveniently located amongst nature, towns with some of the best shops and restaurants in the area and excellent wineries, breweries and distilleries!  The following is a list of our favorite breweries that are within 25 minutes of New Buffalo. This is great news… Continue reading Best Breweries in New Buffalo, MI

Best Wineries in New Buffalo

The Neighborhood Hotel Grand Beach and The Neighborhood Hotel New Buffalo are located close to nature, towns with some of the best shops and restaurants in the area and excellent wineries, breweries and distilleries!  The Lake Michigan Shore Wine Trail is the largest of the five wine regions throughout Michigan with 21 wineries! Nine of… Continue reading Best Wineries in New Buffalo

The Neighborhood Hotel NOLS Scholarship

The Neighborhood Hotel Founder, Jonathan Gordon, on a NOLS trip 20+ years ago. The Neighborhood Hotel team is comprised of outdoor enthusiasts. We love adventure and want to do whatever we can to support others who crave exploration. The National Outdoor Leadership School [NOLS] is one of our favorite organizations [you can find a few… Continue reading The Neighborhood Hotel NOLS Scholarship

Life is SWEET, in a NBHD Hotel SUITE!  

The Neighborhood Hotel Grand Beach (less than 90 minutes in your car from Chicago) is a place where nature’s bounty is celebrated and pure comfort is prioritized. Imagine beginning your day with sounds of nature, coffee by the campfire followed by a dip in the glistening pool or yoga near the ravine. The adventurer explores the… Continue reading Life is SWEET, in a NBHD Hotel SUITE!  

DAYDREAM ABOUT YOUR NEXT VACATION…

We’ll get very specific.  The Neighborhood Hotel Grand Beach (less than 90 minutes in your car from Chicago) is a place where nature’s bounty is celebrated and pure comfort is prioritized. Imagine beginning your day with sounds of nature, coffee by the campfire followed by a dip in the glistening pool or yoga near the… Continue reading DAYDREAM ABOUT YOUR NEXT VACATION…

SMELLS LIKE SPRING IN SOUTHWEST, MI!

We love a cozy, winter get away to New Buffalo and/or Grand Beach, but can’t help feel a little giddy as day light starts to last a little longer along with fresh buds and less freeze. These are the spring activities that we’re excited about – hooray for spring break!  FUN SPRING EVENT ALERT @… Continue reading SMELLS LIKE SPRING IN SOUTHWEST, MI!

ON THE WAY TO WRIGLEY FIELD!

Spring is [kind of] in the air! In other parts of the country, spring training games are happening everyday which means that baseball season is right around the corner. One of the many fun facts about The Neighborhood Hotel Lincoln Park is that Wrigley Field – home of the Chicago Cubs – is less than… Continue reading ON THE WAY TO WRIGLEY FIELD!

GRADUATION WEEKEND + THE NBHD!

One of our favorite things about The Neighborhood Hotel Little Italy is how easy it is to access so many of Chicago’s important cultural institutions, great food and SUPER important: the hospitals and universities! As we feel spring weather creeping in, we’re reminded of all that’s on the horizon before we dive into summer. We’d… Continue reading GRADUATION WEEKEND + THE NBHD!

Neighbor Spotlight:  THE INDIANA DUNES NATIONAL PARK 

The Neighborhood Hotel team delights in the collision between new and old. We love preserving and honoring the history of each hotel’s original building before/after the renovation process. We also appreciate being close to other forms of restoration/preservation taking place in Southwest Michigan and Northwest Indiana (near The Neighborhood Hotel Grand Beach and The Neighborhood… Continue reading Neighbor Spotlight:  THE INDIANA DUNES NATIONAL PARK 

GUIDE TO CHICAGO, BUELLER STYLE

Film buff or not, you’ve probably seen and loved Ferris Bueller’s Day Off – especially if you’re an 80’s baby. It’s one of the most celebrated films for so many reason. For the film’s Director, John Hughes, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1985) was a “love letter” to his hometown of Chicago. He said, “I really… Continue reading GUIDE TO CHICAGO, BUELLER STYLE

BEST ROAD TRIPS: DETROIT TO CHICAGO

WE’RE ALL ABOUT A GREAT DRIVE. ONE THAT’S FILLED WITH PLENTY OF CAR SNACKS, AN EPIC PLAYLIST AND FANTASTIC PIT STOPS. IT’S IMPORTANT TO MAKE THE MOST OUT OF YOUR TRIP AND EXPLORE GREAT CULTURE AND FOOD ALONG THE WAY.  PLUS, WE LOVE A TRIP THAT ENDS W/ COMFORTABLE, FUN LODGING @  THE NEIGHBORHOOD HOTEL!… Continue reading BEST ROAD TRIPS: DETROIT TO CHICAGO

WHERE TO FIND OLD CHICAGO

 We love and appreciate the progression of time as we move through this increasingly modern, high tech world. We also find comfort in the old, the familiar. There are places scattered throughout the city that truly feel like Chicago from back in the day. Despite all of the changes throughout the decades, some institutions have… Continue reading WHERE TO FIND OLD CHICAGO

THE NEIGHBORHOOD HOTEL FAQs

You’ve got questions, we’ve got answers! Planning a vacation should be efficient and fun, so we’ve compiled a list of our most frequently asked questions to make things easy! If you need more info, please email us OR go for it and book now!   LINCOLN PARK WHAT IS THE PARKING SITUATION? There isn’t parking… Continue reading THE NEIGHBORHOOD HOTEL FAQs

Fun Things to do in Chicago in 2024!

CHEERS TO 2024!  CHECK OUT THE NEIGHBORHOOD HOTEL’S “TO DO” LIST AS WE DELVE INTO THE NEW YEAR…  YES, IT’S DRIVEN BY THE 5 SENSES [WE LOVE A THEME]! SEE  1. City on Fire: Chicago 1871 @ theChicago History Museum. The History Museum is great for everyone — lots of fun facts about Chicago, cool… Continue reading Fun Things to do in Chicago in 2024!

UI HEALTH + THE NEIGHBORHOOD HOTEL

Fun things happen @ The Neighborhood Hotel!  SPOTLIGHT ON: UI HEALTH AWARD RECIPIENTS’ WEEKEND @ THE [BRAND NEW] NEIGHBORHOOD HOTEL LITTLE ITALY!  The Neighborhood Hotel Little Italy hosted UI Health award recipients and their guests. Everyone enjoyed a few nights at the very fresh hotel & had a blast celebrating and relaxing with their family… Continue reading UI HEALTH + THE NEIGHBORHOOD HOTEL

VOTE EVERYDAY, IT’S THE CHICAGO WAY! 

The Neighborhood Hotel Little Italy is in the running to win USA Today’s Best New Hotel Award! Please vote here once per day until voting ends on December 25th @ 12pm ET!  USA Today’s panel of travel experts nominated their favorite hotel openings of the last year which features an impressive lineup of hotels throughout the country. “This is a… Continue reading VOTE EVERYDAY, IT’S THE CHICAGO WAY! 

HOPE CHICAGO x THE NEIGHBORHOOD HOTEL

Thank you for: wearing our hats/rocking our swag, liking our social media posts, forwarding our e-blasts to friends, booking rooms —the list goes on. We’re very grateful as we continue to grow our brand and you, our guests, are vital to our success.  Last year, we donated 5% of Lincoln Park’s December revenue to Lurie Children’s… Continue reading HOPE CHICAGO x THE NEIGHBORHOOD HOTEL

THE NEIGHBORHOOD HOTEL + CHARMIN ULTRA SOFT

The Neighborhood Hotel is truly dedicated to comfort in all forms. Charmin Ultra Soft is the exclusive toilet paper that guests will find in the bathroom of every suite across all four [soon to be five] locations throughout Southwest Michigan and the city of Chicago. The Neighborhood Hotel locations [Grand Beach, MI, New Buffalo, MI &… Continue reading THE NEIGHBORHOOD HOTEL + CHARMIN ULTRA SOFT

BALANCE + HARMONY

Our common spaces are ideal for group gatherings while smaller nooks & suites offer plenty of quiet, restful options. Introvert? Extrovert?  Do you: Dive right in or hang back in a group setting?  People generally fall into one of these categories. It’s said that introverts feel energized after some alone time while extroverts feel recharged… Continue reading BALANCE + HARMONY

CALLING ALL WEDDING GUESTS: STAY WITH US IN SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN!

Need a place to stay as you celebrate someone’s BIG day? We’ve got you. The Neighborhood Hotel has two locations in Southwest Michigan. The Neighborhood Hotel Grand Beach is your escape. This is a place where nature’s bounty is celebrated and pure comfort is prioritized. Imagine beginning your day with sounds of nature, coffee by… Continue reading CALLING ALL WEDDING GUESTS: STAY WITH US IN SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN!

THE NEIGHBORHOOD HOTEL + HOLIDAY OVERFLOW

Savoring the present is important — just stay is one of our mottos.  But let’s [for a moment] jump ahead a few months and get excited about the holidays!   …Holidays = [mostly] joy + laughter with family & friends.   But, let’s be honest, does your house ever feel a little too cozy?   i.e. you love your… Continue reading THE NEIGHBORHOOD HOTEL + HOLIDAY OVERFLOW

THE NEIGHBORHOOD HOTEL + CHARITY

The Neighborhood Hotel team loves our [far from perfect] city. Our annual goal is to increase our support of organizations throughout Chicago. Every December, we donate a percentage of our profits to a charity. In December 2022, we partnered with the Louis L. Valentine Boys & Girls Club of Chicago located in Bridgeport, just a… Continue reading THE NEIGHBORHOOD HOTEL + CHARITY

IF THESE WALLS COULD TALK👻

Chicago really SHOWS UP for Halloween. It’s a fun day to hit the streets of Chicago – the energy is buzzing! While we don’t “dress up” The Neighborhood Hotel, this season reminds us to look “into” our buildings as they literally have stories ingrained in the walls — kind of a, “if these walls could… Continue reading IF THESE WALLS COULD TALK👻

BEST HOTEL NEAR UIC

We’re all about THE location + a GREAT education! The Neighborhood Hotel Little Italy is situated less than a mile from the University of Illinois Chicago, therefore filling a hole in the world of accommodations near the university.  “Students and their families, adjunct professors, prospective students, visiting sports fans, etc. need a place to stay that’s super close to UIC… Continue reading BEST HOTEL NEAR UIC

HEY, NEIGHBOR: CINESPACE STUDIOS!

Most people can relate to the excitement of when their city is featured on the big screen.  It’s personal, nostalgic, cool and spurs lots of conversation along the lines of:  -You’d never take LSD to the Western Suburbs.  or  -That Chicago accent is fake [it’s ahhhn the lake not awhn the lake]. To more positive… Continue reading HEY, NEIGHBOR: CINESPACE STUDIOS!

HEY, NEIGHBOR: RUSH HOSPITAL!

We’re all about THE location.  The Neighborhood Hotel Little Italy is situated within a half mile from UI Health and Rush Hospital, therefore filling a hole in the world of accommodations near the hospitals.  “Doctors, nurses/travel nurses, medical professionals, patients and their families need a place to stay that’s super close to the hospital(s) but also a… Continue reading HEY, NEIGHBOR: RUSH HOSPITAL!

THE BEST CLASSIC, DELICIOUS, CHICAGO FOOD

The Neighborhood Hotel team is all about the location. Our Lincoln Park hotel is ideally situated on Clark Street, within minutes of the lake, several cultural institutions, Wrigley Field, The LP Zoo and maybe the most important thing: FOOD. Good food. Not just good but classic, historically significant Chicago eats.  Let’s start with what’s directly… Continue reading THE BEST CLASSIC, DELICIOUS, CHICAGO FOOD

TRAVELING WITH KIDS: WHY IT’S GREAT FOR THEM

It’s often said that a family vacation isn’t so much a vacation but a trip. We get that— it’s a lot managing trains, planes and automobiles with small children – transitions are hard. Experts say the stress/hassle is worth it as travel expands a kid’s world, making them more empathetic and adaptable humans. Travel + Leisure Magazine featured… Continue reading TRAVELING WITH KIDS: WHY IT’S GREAT FOR THEM

BEST FALL + WINTER ACTIVITIES IN LINCOLN PARK, CHICAGO 

Most Chicagoans live for summer yet stay for the seasons. A majestic beauty falls over the city during the transitions from cold to chilly, hot to crisp. The striking green canopy of trees throughout Lincoln Park fades to blissful autumn colors that leave a satisfying crunch beneath your feet. The first winter snow brings a hush… Continue reading BEST FALL + WINTER ACTIVITIES IN LINCOLN PARK, CHICAGO 

FUN WINTER ACTIVITIES IN SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN

Winter in Southwest Michigan is magical. It’s peaceful, beautiful and lots of fun. Escape to The Neighborhood Hotel Grand Beach or New Buffalo where you’ll find the perfect balance between cozy, indoor hangs and exciting outdoor activities! As Alfred Wainwright says: “There’s no such thing as bad weather, only unsuitable clothing.”  Bring your warmest parka and… Continue reading FUN WINTER ACTIVITIES IN SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN

BEST DINNER OPTIONS IN NEW BUFFALO, MICHIGAN

The Stray Dog // 245 N Whittaker St, New Buffalo, MI 49117  The Stray Dog is a classic New Buffalo restaurant. It’s both family-friendly and lively, making it great for ALL foodies. Don’t miss the tacos — salads, sandwiches – the 1/2 pound burgers are solid too. Need some swag? Check out the gear shop… Continue reading BEST DINNER OPTIONS IN NEW BUFFALO, MICHIGAN

COMMUNITY LOVE + SUPPORT

We love a good party, celebration, gathering of any kind. From hotel openings to pop-up dinners, we often bask in the good life. Our most recent cause for celebration: hiring our new head of finance & investment management, Jimmy Georgantas! Instead of a team welcome lunch or dinner [which Jimmy G. fully deserves], we decided… Continue reading COMMUNITY LOVE + SUPPORT

THE NEIGHBORHOOD HOTEL + THE WEAVING MILL COLLAB

INTRODUCING ONE OF OUR MOST BEAUTIFUL PARTNERSHIPS YET…  CUSTOM THROW BLANKETS FOR THE NEIGHBORHOOD LITTLE ITALY x THE WEAVING MILL!  All 35 suites @ our newest location [in the heart of Little Italy] will feature these special throw blankets designed by Emily Winter and her Weaving Mill team.  The Weaving Mill is an artist-run industrial… Continue reading THE NEIGHBORHOOD HOTEL + THE WEAVING MILL COLLAB

BEST FALL ACTIVITIES IN SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN!

Welcome to the Dog Days of Summer! What’s up this Fall in Harbor Country?  Besides cozy campfires at The Neighborhood Hotel Grand Beach and dynamite bbq’s in New Buffalo!? We’ve got dreamy fall/winter happenings @ both locations.  .  Brilliant Fall Color Hikes Galien River County Park // 17424 Red Arrow Hwy, New Buffalo, MI Climb the 60 foot tower and… Continue reading BEST FALL ACTIVITIES IN SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN!

FUN THINGS TO DO IN CHICAGO’S LINCOLN PARK: RESTAURANTS, HOTEL & ACTIVITIES 

The Neighborhood Hotel Lincoln Park is the ultimate place to explore all that the neighborhood has to offer! Checkout our recommendations in the neighborhood + surrounding area.

BEST PRIVATE DINING & EVENT SPACES IN CHICAGO’S LITTLE ITALY

If you and your group are looking for event space at The Neighborhood Hotel booking the whole house might be right for you. Our Little Italy location has 35 suites that can sleep a total of 138 people. Additionally, each suite has a fully equipped kitchen giving you the option to either make your own food, hire a local chef or choose from a large list of great event spaces in the Little Italy neighborhood. Below are our best choices for your event!

HISTORY LESSON: THE NEIGHBORHOOD HOTEL FULTON MARKET

The Neighborhood Hotel Fulton Market @ 801 W. Madison [formerly, the Mid-City Trust & Savings Bank], is where grandeur and the vibrant energy of 1920’s Chicago intertwine with thoughtful, modern comfort. Your stay begins with ethereal beauty as the lobby’s marble pillars give way to a vast ceiling. The curvaceous terra-cotta staircase invites you to… Continue reading HISTORY LESSON: THE NEIGHBORHOOD HOTEL FULTON MARKET

SPOTLIGHT ON A HAPPY GUEST’S REVIEW @ THE NEIGHBORHOOD HOTEL LINCOLN PARK

The Neighborhood Hotel Lincoln Park provides travelers with a well-equipped, comfortably designed basecamp to nurture and inspire city exploration. Upon arrival, the vintage staircase provides your first adventure: the short trek up to your luxuriously humble abode. Imagine beginning your Saturday with a walk to the Farmer’s Market followed by an evening that ends with… Continue reading SPOTLIGHT ON A HAPPY GUEST’S REVIEW @ THE NEIGHBORHOOD HOTEL LINCOLN PARK

FUN THINGS TO DO IN CHICAGO’S LITTLE ITALY

con·ven·ient (adjective): situated so as to allow easy access to.  ac·cess (noun): a means of approaching or entering a place. These two words, access and convenience, seem to perfectly define The Neighborhood Hotel Little Italy. Our prime location grants guests seamless access to the immediate neighborhood’s vibrant offerings, allowing them to effortlessly explore and connect… Continue reading FUN THINGS TO DO IN CHICAGO’S LITTLE ITALY

THE BEST CORPORATE RETREAT IN SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN!

BOOK YOUR NEXT CORPORATE RETREAT @ THE NEIGHBORHOOD HOTEL GRAND BEACH! THE GREAT ESCAPE: OUT OF OFFICE, WITH THE OFFICE BUSINESS • LIFESTYLE • CREATIVE • BRAND  The Neighborhood Hotel Grand Beach is the ultimate spot for any kind of group get away! It’s campy-cool, immersed in nature yet complete with the comforts of a well-appointed… Continue reading THE BEST CORPORATE RETREAT IN SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN!

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The Neighborhood Little Italy
Where welcome drinks come in the form of bold espresso + crisp prosecco. We can't wait
Chi? [Who]
The Neighborhood Hotel
Cosa? [What]
Warmth, bellezza, history. The cornerstones of Italian culture that The Neighborhood Little Italy captures in its third + largest location with 35 suites (Studio - 2 bedrooms).
Quando? [When]
Spring/Summer 2023
Dove? [Where]
In the heart of Little Italy! Here, you're nestled in a neighborhood with an old world feel that seamlessly welcomes the new and modern. Plus, the most bustling parts of the city are just a stone's throw away and easily accessible on foot/public transit! Places like: The Illinois Medical District + Fulton Market + West Loop + UIC + The United Center + the Loop.
Perché? [Why]
To experience fun, adventure, and comfort!
Come? [How]
Our buildings have stories ingrained in the walls (in a non-creepy way) - stories that are meant to be told and shared. The Neighborhood Little Italy was formerly the National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame which honored the greatest Italian-American athletes, broadcasters, and sports workers to benefit athletics in the United States. Once again, we've fallen for a space outfitted with cool history + architecture. Grateful to all of the hard workers and supporters who are turning another NEIGHBORHOOD HOTEL vision/dream into reality!
The Neighborhood Little Italy building design
Rebel House is nailing the design. Soaring ceilings give way to chic urban lofts with sophisticated Italian villa vibes. the top floor's outdoor terraces feature captivating views of the city and the piazza across the street. La vita é bella.
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