CHICAGO Attractions

Explore Chicago during your stay with easy access to top attractions from our historic hotel in the University District. From educational fun at Shedd Aquarium and Field Museum to games and events at United Center and Fifth Third Arena, the city offers something for everyone. No matter what brings you to town, travel beyond the ordinary at our Hyatt Place hotel.

Our brand Hyatt Place hotel is an attraction all in and of itself; drawing inspiration from the history of this remarkable piece of infastructure, the building's  design encompasses restored and preserved historical pieces that have been rooted within the former Cook County Hospital for over 106 years.

Hyatt Place Chicago – Medical / University District

1835 W Harrison Street
Chicago, Illinois, United States, 60612



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Cook County Museum located at Hyatt Place Chicago - Medical/University District

Cook County Hospital Museum | Hyatt Place Chicago - Medical/University District

Designed by architect Paul Gerhardt, this Beaux Arts style building opened in 1914 and served as the cook county hospital until it closed in 2002. Often described as Chicago’s Ellis Island, the hospital served all residents of cook county and no one was turned away. 106 years later the redevelopment of this Chicago landmark, now consists of our Dual Branded Hyatt House and Hyatt Place hotels, medical and office space for cook county health, food hall, and a museum showcasing the rich history and legacy of the hospital.

Chicago Attractions + Museums

Aquarium in Chicago | Hyatt Place Chicago - Medical / University District
Millenium Park, Chicago | Hyatt Place Chicago - Medical / University District
Family biking in Chicago near Hyatt Place Chicago - Medical / University District

Shedd Aquarium

Enjoy educational fun for all ages at Shedd Aquarium, just 15 minutes away from our hotel. Take a tour through the aquarium to see aquatic wildlife in action and enjoy immersive experiences including a shark feeding tour, a beluga encounter and more.

Field Museum

Tour the exhibits at Field Museum, less than 4 miles away from Hyatt Place. This natural history museum features exciting displays and experiences including a 40-foot long T-Rex skeleton, the Daniel F. and Ada L. Rice DNA Discovery Center, and more.

Millennium Park

Enjoy the great outdoors and one of Chicago's most iconic landmarks at Millennium Park. Located 10 minutes away from our hotel, this park offers over 20 acres of outdoor space and includes Lurie Garden, Crown Fountain, and the Cloud Gate statue.

The Art Institute of Chicago

Tour the galleries at the Art Institute of Chicago, 3 miles away from Hyatt Place Chicago - Medical District. With exhibits spanning a wide variety of styles, artists, and time periods, this museum offers an educational excursion everyone can enjoy.

Clarence Buckingham Memorial Fountain

While sightseeing in Chicago, don't forget to check out the Clarence Buckingham Memorial Fountain. Located 3 miles away from our Hyatt Place hotel, this impressive fountain is one of the largest in the world and features stunning light displays at dusk.

Willis Tower SkyDeck

Take in aerial views of the city from Skydeck at Willis Tower, just 5 minutes away from Hyatt Place Chicago - Medical/University District. Skydeck is on the 103rd floor of Willis Tower and offers breathtaking views spanning up to four states.

Sports & Entertainment

Hyatt Centric Concert
Ice Hockey

United Center

Catch concerts, games, and events at United Center, the largest arena in the United States. Located less than a mile from our hotel, this multipurpose venue is the home to Chicago's basketball and hockey teams, and a host to NCAA tournaments and more.

Fifth Third Arena | Chicago Blackhawks Community Ice Rink

Whether you're attending an event, athletic training, a game or hockey tournament, the Fifth Third Arena is within steps of Hyatt Place. Hockey fans can also enjoy watching the Chicago Blackhawks warm-up, practices are open for public viewing!

Local Food + Drink

Local dining near Hyatt Place Chicago- Medical/University District
Local Pizza near Hyatt Place Chicago - Medical/University District

Restaurant Row

Visit Restaurant Row to enjoy a wide selection of restaurants, bars, and cafes. Located 5 minutes away on Randolph Street, Chicago's vibrant restaurant scene offers bold flavors, live music, and more ways to have an unforgettable dining experience.


Take a 10-minute drive to Oriole for an upscale Chicago dining experience. This two Michelin starred and AAA 5 Diamond rated restaurant is 2 miles away and offers an extended tasting menu and thoughtful wine pairings in an elegant, intimate setting.

Girl & The Goat

Located on Randolph Street, Girl and the Goat serves up small plates with bold, globally influenced flavors from an open floor plan kitchen. The menu also includes wines from around the world, craft beers from local breweries and signature cocktails.

Green Street Smoked Meats

Head to Green Street Smoked Meats to savor a menu of house-smoked brisket, pastrami, ribs, and more in an industrial setting. Located less than 10 minutes away from Hyatt Place, this local BBQ joint offers patio seating, craft brews, and cocktails.

Parlor Pizza Bar West Loop

Stop by Parlor Pizza Bar for wood-fired pizza topped with fresh, local ingredients. Pair your slice with craft brews and outdoor seating. Parlor Pizza's West Loop location is less than 10 minutes away from Hyatt Place Chicago - Medical District.