Front entrance of Hotel Baker with 1928 vintage stained glass peacock fanlight above the entry
Stay or Celebrate at Hotel Baker

Traditional Grandeur & Modern Flair Await at ‘The Crown Jewel of the Fox’

Step into a world where history and luxury intertwine at Hotel Baker, the celebrated ‘Crown Jewel of the Fox.’ On the bank of the Fox River in the heart of downtown, our St. Charles, IL hotel is a distinguished icon, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. With 53 accommodations, exquisite wedding and meeting spaces, and our upscale martini lounge in St. Charles, Illinois, we are dedicated to providing our guests with quality experiences at every moment. Immerse yourself in the beauty of our formal rose garden, the grandeur of our vintage ballroom, and the tranquility of our riverside setting. Discover more about our storied past dating back to 1928, and our vibrant present as we continue to shine as a beacon of elegance and innovation.

Our Rooms & Suites

Our 53 uniquely designed rooms, some featuring original furnishings from 1928, invite you to enjoy a relaxing overnight stay, whether you’re here for business, a special event, or a romantic getaway.

Spa Suites

Our sought-after Spa Suites, including the Baker and Penthouse Suites, offer an unparalleled retreat with breathtaking views and private outdoor hot tubs, perfect for special occasions or a rejuvenating getaway.

Luxury & River King Rooms

Enjoy the perfect blend of comfort and vintage charm in our Luxury & River King Rooms, perfect for business trips or simply a weekend getaway. Select rooms offer stunning river views to enhance your stay.

One Bedroom Suites

Experience the comfort of a ‘home-away-from-home’ in our spacious and elegant One Bedroom Suites, featuring a regal king-size bed and a separate living area, all set in the historic elegance of Hotel Baker.

Standard King Rooms

Whether you’re here for business or leisure, our Standard King Rooms offer everything you need for a comfortable stay with a relaxing space to call your own in the heart of downtown St. Charles, IL.

Double Rooms

Discover comfort and style in our Double Rooms, perfect for friends or family traveling together. With two plush double beds, you’ll enjoy a restful night’s sleep in the historic ambiance of Hotel Baker.

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What Our Guests Say

I stay at the Hotel Baker a few
times a year on business. I love its character,
history, and charm. The first time I stepped inside I felt comfortable and at home.

Dylan H, Yelp Review

Such nostalgia! Wonderful service from
the moment they open the door for you, literally! Beautiful property on such a perfect location.

Lexi B, Yelp Review

VERY cool, boutique hotel in picturesque
St. Charles, IL. The Baker is filled with wonderful architectural details and comforting design features.

Matt R, Yelp Review

I loved the experience for the experience.
I’ve wanted to stay there for decades, and it is
one item checked off my bucket list!

Patti P, Yelp Review

We Welcome All Types of Events

Hotel Baker has upheld a tradition of excellence for over 80 years, with our Illinois venue serving as host to prestigious political galas, charitable events and celebrations. But the most important occasion is yours!

Bride and groom kiss outside a historic hotel in St. Charles, Illinois
Wedding Destination

From our grand ballrooms & gardens to every personalized detail, our wedding experts are here to set the stage for your dream wedding in Illinois.

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Say ‘I Do’ in Style
Hotel Baker entry door detail
Multiple Meeting Rooms

Designed for comfort and flexibility, our meeting spaces are set to accommodate groups from 10 to 350, all within an elegant atmosphere.

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Gather the Team
Performers at an event at a boutique hotel near Chicago, IL
All-Occasion Venue

Each venue space is customizable for various occasions and group sizes, and guests have the option of on-site lodging as an additional perk.

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Celebrate a Milestone
ROX at Hotel Baker, wine & martini lounge in St. Charles, IL
ROX at Hotel Baker

Unwind and Dine at Our Martini Lounge – Your Evening Destination

For an exquisite evening out, come join us at our upscale wine & martini lounge serving global small plates, signature cocktails, and live entertainment in the Hotel Baker. Savor one of the area’s most extensive wine lists and our expertly mixed martinis — perfect for pairing with our signature Tuna Carpaccio, a favorite for sharing. We’re open evenings Wednesday to Saturday, inviting you to raise a glass to the good life with us in downtown St. Charles, Illinois!

Things To Do
Couple enjoying the outdoors in St. Charles, Illinois

Local Activities are Always in Season in St. Charles

You’ve found a truly perfect home base for exploring St. Charles any time of year. Immerse yourself in the city’s rich history along the Fox River, where riverside adventures, downtown treasures, and a world of local experiences are just steps from your door.

Crown Jewel of the Fox River

We’re conveniently located within a short drive of Chicago. Our boutique hotel, historically revered as the ‘Crown Jewel of the Fox,’ proudly stands along the river in the heart of downtown St. Charles, Illinois.

Map with Hotel Baker's location near Chicago, Illinois