Summer is all about saying YES. Ditching the routine, getting outside and celebrating the season of fun with friends and/or, your true love! Nothing says amore like a summer staycation with your lover in downtown Chicago and/or Southwest Michigan! Even if your own home is minutes away from the hotels, there is something very romantic and refreshing about being in a different space with your partner while exploring a new or familiar place with a vacation mindset!  Each Neighborhood Hotel location is situated near beauty, both natural and man made. Within minutes, you and your sweetheart can experience delicious food, take in culture or meander through the great outdoors! Choose your adventure, hold hands and enjoy each other.

We love LOVE. 


A Drinking Song


Wine comes in at the mouth

And love comes in at the eye;

That’s all we shall know for truth

Before we grow old and die.

I lift the glass to my mouth,

I look at you, and I sigh.

#1: Love in Lincoln Park

-Stay @ THE NEIGHBORHOOD HOTEL Lincoln Park [flowers and chocolate might be waiting].

-Take a leisurely stroll around North Pond or along Lake Michigan [just a few blocks from the hotel]. Hold hands, listen to the birds. 

-Enjoy a cocktail down the block at Bar Esme [their libations are special & unique – just like your love] and discuss your dreams, together! 

-Gaze into each other’s eyes over a gorgeous plate of rigatoni @ Ricardo Trattoria [nothing more romantic than delicious Italian food]. Don’t sleep on the tiramisu for a sweet treat or grab a delicate macaron from Vanille Patisserie across the street from the restaurant. 

-Cuddle up with popcorn and a rom com in your cozy suite! Melt into slumber under lux, Sferra sheets! 

-Begin the day with morning coffee [you’ll love your suite’s Moccamaster] and a warm, egg sandwich from nearby Colectivo.  

#2: Amore in Little Italy

-Stay @ THE NEIGHBORHOOD HOTEL Little Italy [flowers and dolce might be waiting].

-Take a lovely stroll around Peanut Park [just a few blocks from the hotel] or cruise the neighborhood — there is something romantic about summer-in-the-city streets. 

-Lean into delicious food and connection @ S.K.Y. [the space is dim and beautiful] while discussing the day or year’s highs and lows. 

-Return to your suite for popcorn and a rom com as you fade into peaceful slumber. 

-Morning coffee [thanks to your trusty, in-suite Moccamaster] and a luxurious, aromatic shower with Malin + Goetz bath products provides the ideal wake up! Plus, a delectable Italian pastry from Scafuri is softly calling your names! 

#3: Nature is for Lovers

-Stay @ THE NEIGHBORHOOD HOTEL New Buffalo OR Grand Beach [fresh flowers and sweets might be waiting].

-Catch the sunrise and/or sunset at the beach a few minutes down the block OR hike through Warren Woods and enjoy the peaceful sounds of nature. 

-After a deluxe afternoon nap, head to River Saint Joe for a pre-dinner beer and enjoy the pure and utter beauty of their sustainable farm. The golden glow from the late afternoon sun is magical. 

-Choose to sit side-by-side and enjoy a gorgeous, wood fired pizza and a caprese salad on the casually romantic patio @ Brewster’s -directly across the street from the hotel! Locals and visitors LOVE this place.

-Sweets for your sweetie? Head to Oinks for a scoop of ice cream or some old fashioned candy. 

-Cuddle up around the fire pit in the backyard [we’ve got s’mores], star gaze and enjoy the soothing, country air.

-Head back to your suite for popcorn and a movie as you drift into a deep, restful slumber.

-Morning coffee [in bed] awaits and a blueberry muffin from David’s Deli & Coffee is basically around the corner. Hit the shower (complete with divine smelling Dr. Bronner’s bath products] and dive into a new day! 

Au revoir – see you and your love next time!

About The Neighborhood Hotel

The Neighborhood Hotel was founded in 2020 by Jonathan Gordon — a travel enthusiast who enjoys spaces that inspire, comfort and fuel. Each suite is well equipped for short and longterm stays (i.e. kitchens, laundry, etc.). The Neighborhood Hotel transforms old buildings with compelling history into well outfitted apartment style hotels that honor the old while representing the now. The vibe is fresh and fun with rooms that are stocked to support everyone from the homebody to the adventurer. The hotels provide a basecamp for the explorer and a sanctuary for the traveler who needs to recharge, reset or just chill. The suites are simple and clean, punctuated with accents that bring the right amount of pop. The Neighborhood Hotel has locations in Chicago: Lincoln Park, Little Italy, West Loop (2025 opening) and Southwest Michigan: New Buffalo and Grand Beach. 

Read about TNBHD in: Architectural Digest, Midwest Living and CN Traveler! 

Connect with @the.neighborhood.hotel on Instagram and LinkedIn

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Coming Soon:
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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