For a very special dining experience, go next door to Les Nomades. Formal and pricey, you will never experience romantic dining like this. The food is so special, wine is reasonable, and a calmness that allows you to just relax and enjoy the "Windy City"!
Next door, the FF on East Ontario, is not going to be the fanciest, and I have stayed at most of them in Downtown Chicago, but it is impressive. If you want a great location, plenty of shopping within walking distance and great dining choices, this is tough to beat.
For well under $99 per night, you will get a very clean and quiet room. It will not be large, but if you are just "Sleeping" and want to use your money on other things, you can't go wrong. There is a very nice Capital Grill next door, and the walk to Watertower Place is a couple of blocks.
The staff could not have been better to my group, and Brian at the front desk, made sure those that drove, found the hotel very easily.
Again, for a short stay on a budget, this FF is a great value!