Hibernating at home during a Chicago winter with little kids can get old really quickly. So we decided to spend six days and nights hibernating in Chicago-area hotels instead.
The rules were simple: Test each hotel to see if it's possible to entertain two small kids and keep your sanity without stepping outside. Not only did we keep our sanity, but we had a blast doing it.You might also like:
Kids' package includes If you stay in the Fairmont Gold Level (rooms start at $254), opt for the bath butler service, which includes a prepared bubble bath complete with kid-sized robes and bath toys.
Kiddie favorite The Gold Level includes cookie time, appetizers, breakfast and a dessert spread.
Parent favorite We loved lounging in the fancy Fairmont Gold lounge, with views of the city.
Kid-friendly While the hotel is geared toward adults (fancy restaurants, fancy lounges and an upscale lobby), they didn't mind the mess my children made everywhere they went.
Hibernation The Gold package basically turns the hotel into an all-inclusive resort, sans the drinks and the pool.
Kids' package cost The kids' package is only available at the Fairmont Gold Level, and costs $40 for the first child and $60 for the second. Regular rooms start at $189.