SOPHY Hyde Park
1411 E 53rd St, Chicago, IL 60615, USA
| +1 773-289-1003
Photo courtesy of SOPHY Hyde Park
SOPHY Hyde ParkWhy we love it: A boutique stay that immerses guests in the pleasures of Hyde Park
- A unique location away from the Mag Mile strip
- Thoughtful decor that pays homage to Hyde Park’s storied past
- Record players and books by local authors in each room
Those seeking a Chicago stay far from the busy Magnificent Mile will find serenity at SOPHY, a boutique hotel on Chicago’s South Side. Situated in the historic neighborhood of Hyde Park (home to the 1893 World’s Columbia Exposition), the property is near some of Chicago’s greatest sites, including the University of Chicago, the Museum of Science and Industry, and the future Barack Obama Library.
Inspired by the art, music, and literature of Hyde Park, interiors—designed by Stonehill Taylor—include wallpaper featuring a Nobel scientist’s blueprints, lobby lamps made from brass trumpets, and books by local authors in each room. A few more novels line the shelves at on-site restaurant MESLER, which serves a menu of comfort fare (think chicken and waffles, house-made pasta, and a signature burger). Post-dinner, retreat to your room and unwind with plush bathrobes, slippers, and some tunes—a record player and selection of Chicago blues vinyl are at the ready.