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 Giant cookie, popcorn, gummy bears, bath toys, baby bath toiletries, Teddy bear, parking and free kids' room service.
Kiddie favorite The bath toys were an extra special surprise, as was the martini glass filled with gummy bears.
Parent favorite The suite was huge.
Kid-friendly They didn't blink an eye when we took our 1-year-old and 4-year-old to tea.
Hibernation Between the afternoon tea ($42 for adults, $18 for children), the glorious floor-to-ceiling window pool, the bathtime filled with toys and the restaurants, there's no need to leave the hotel.
Kids' package cost The Winter Family Retreats package starts at $395 per night for a two-night minimum.