My wife and I are planning a trip to Chicago, probably in mid September. Hopefully, the weather at this time of year will be somewhat reasonable. We're from the Toronto area and are assuming that it should be similar, i.e. somewhere between 55- 70 degrees during the day with a reasonable chance of sunshine.
We are both theatre lovers and would like to do a show each night we are in the Windy City after a day of seeing the local sights. We also enjoy a good dinner and plan to do a few good restaurants, e.g. Alinea and Charlie Trotters. After doing some research, it appears that most of the theatres are located in the Loop district (we think.) We are looking for a recommendation for a location for a convenient hotel within walking distance of theatres that is accessible to local transit (we don't plan to rent a car and may cab it late at night.) Any advice would be appreciated. We're not sure if the Loop or Millenium Mile area would be best. Shopping is not really an interest for this trip. Hotel recs would also be appreciated. We're looking for a 4-star as most of our time will be outside of the hotel and we would not really take advantage of everything a 5-star would have to offer. Thanks!