Hotel of the week
Sophy Hyde Park
“There’s no shortage of great things to see and do in Hyde Park, but there is a shortage of great places to stay,” said Lori Rackl in the Chicago Tribune. Fortunately, the Chicago South Side neighborhood has received a shot in the arm with the debut of a boutique hotel inspired by Hyde Park’s history as a hotbed for artists and intellectuals. Jazzy décor fashioned from brass instruments fills the lobby, while laboratory beakers adorn shelves in the science-oriented bar. The 98 guest rooms, meanwhile, feel like lived-in apartments, complete with record players and local blues on vinyl.
sophyhotel.com; doubles from $175
Justin Franz/The Washington Post, Alan Shortall ■