About Town: St. Charles' Hotel Baker a Gem of Past and Present
Due to its architectural and historical significance, the building, located at 100 W. Main St., is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Built more than eight decades ago, St. Charles’ Hotel Baker, 100 W. Main St., still stands as a prominent and popular attraction.
Due to its architectural and historical significance, the building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Many of the hotel’s 53 guest rooms have whirlpool tubs. The Baker Suite, ideal for small corporate groups or extended parties, features a screened-in patio with a hot tub and Fox River views. The Penthouse Suite includes a two-person rooftop hot tub, king-size bed, and sitting area. Many of the furnishings found throughout the hotel and in various guest rooms are original pieces from 1928.
The hotel’s Rox City Grill features the culinary creations of Executive Chef David Hassan. Fare includes lobster rolls, beef tenderloin sliders, salads, steaks such as filet mignon and rib eyes, butternut squash filled tortellaci, and an array of desserts, including pumpkin cheesecake, warm doughnut holes, and devil’s chocolate fudge cake.
Guests also can enjoy the Wine and Martini Lounge, which features live entertainment Thursday through Saturday and hosts one of the area’s most extensive wine lists.
Hotel Baker guests can start off their weekday mornings enjoying a complimentary Deluxe Continental Breakfast.
The hotel, which overlooks the Fox River, is a popular venue for weddings and banquets.
Staying guests can hop a ride on a private trolley which will take them around town.
Editor's note: This is one of a series of occassional stories in the coming months profiling prominent places in town that are unique to St. Charles.