A hotel boudoir shoot can be incredibly fun and luxurious experience! If you plan it right, you can even turn your boudoir session into a mini staycation.
To help with your plans, I’ve compiled a list of my very favorite Chicago hotels that will be picture perfect for your boudoir photoshoot. At the very end, I’m including my favorite tips in planning a hotel boudoir shoot so be sure to read!
The Langham hotel is a personal favorite of mine for boudoir. Located in the heart of downtown Chicago, the rooms at the Langham feature timeless, classic decor and floor-to-ceiling windows which offer gorgeous lighting!
While the Deluxe Premier rooms are perfectly adequate for a boudoir shoot, if you want to splurge, I encourage you to look into their suites! The suites at the Langham feature luxurious soaker tubs that would be an absolutely dream for boudoir photos.
Address: 330 N Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60611
Room Recommendations: The Deluxe Premier, The Regent Suite, The Lake View Suite
Website: The Langham Website
The Hoxton Hotel is located in Chicago’s trendy West Loop neighborhood and features very modern, trendy decor to match.
The rooms here are on the smaller side, so I highly recommend booking the largest rooms the hotel offers, the Cosy Up or Roomy.
Address: 200 N Green St, Chicago, IL 60607
Room Recommendations: Cosy Up or Roomy
Hotel Website: The Hoxton Website
The Nobu Hotel is an ultra chic urban retreat in Chicago’s Fulton Market neighborhood. The rooms are impeccable, designed with a modern-meets-industrial sophistication style. If you love a minimalist look and beautiful neutral color palettes, you’ll love this hotel for your boudoir photos!
Treat yourself to sushi with the the girls at the fantastic Nobu Restaurant and dish over all the details of your boudoir shoot when you’re done.
Address: 155 N Peoria St, Chicago, IL 60607
Room Recommendations: The Zen Suite, The Deluxe City View
Hotel Website: Nobu Hotel Website
Nestled in the heart of Wicker Park, The Robey is a uniquely shaped triangular building that was redesigned in recent years by a pair of Belgian designers.
The hotel rooms here boast plenty of natural light, which is always key for great photos. That being said, the rooms here are small. For this reason, I highly recommend booking their larger hotel rooms for your boudoir shoot. The more angles, the better!
Be sure to enjoy their fabulous rooftop pool during summer and grab a delicious lunch at Cafe Robey after your session.
Address: 2018 W North Ave, Chicago, IL 60647
Room Recommendations: The Corner Suite, The Panorama Suite
Hotel Website: The Robey Website
The Publishing House is the bed and breakfast of my dreams!
This urban oasis in the West Loop features 11 beautifully decorated rooms with a luxurious vintage-chic style.
To give yourself as many photography angles as possible, I recommend booking a medium, large or extra large size hotel room for your boudoir shoot.
Address: 108 N May St, Chicago, IL 60607
Room Recommendations: Sinclair Room, Everleigh Room, Rooney Room, Bellow Room
Hotel Website: Publishing House B&B Website
The historic Ambassador hotel will always be a favorite Chicago hotel of mine! Its history dates back to the 1920’s and the hotel used to host famous celebrities like Marilyn Monroe.
For boudoir, I especially love the light and airy feel throughout. The rooms feature floor to ceiling white draping, white furniture and bedding and a neutral color palette. For the best results, I highly recommend booking a suite and if you feel like splurging, The Terrace West suite has its very own private balcony with views of the Chicago skyline. This could be a beautiful option for some unique outdoor boudoir photos during the Chicago summer season.
Address: 1301 N State Pkwy, Chicago, IL 60610
Room Recommendations: The Junior Suite, Terrace Suite West
Hotel Website: The Ambassador Website
For those looking for boudoir hotel options in the West Suburbs of Chicago, I highly recommend the Drake in Oak Brook. Their Premium rooms feature moody dark gray walls, small chandeliers over the bed and elegant furnishings throughout.
Address: 2301 York Rd, Oak Brook, IL 60523
Room Recommendations: The Premium King Room or Suite
Hotel Website: The Drake Oak Brook Website
Steps from the charming Northwestern University campus, the Graduate Hotel in Evanston offers a classic, vintage style. This is perfect for women who may want a more “cozy cottage” feel to their hotel boudoir photos.
Different from most other hotels in the Chicago area, their beautifully decorated rooms feature unique wallpapers, cozy furnishings, patterned rugs, and soft color palettes. Every room is unique so be sure to look through the website linked below.
Address: 1625 Hinman Ave, Evanston, IL 60201
Room Recommendations: Graduate Corner Lakeview King, The Queen Suite
The Graduate Website: The Graduate Website
If you love the idea of doing your boudoir shoot in a hotel, here are a few tips to make the most of it.
If you are envisioning a luxurious boudoir experience and would like more information about working together for your boudoir session, I’d love to hear from you! Please visit my website for more information and reach out by visiting my contact page or emailing me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do you have a favorite hotel that’s not listed here? If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comments!
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