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 Juice and cookies, a welcome backpack including a kids' T-shirt and Teddy bear, a choice of any toy from the toy cart and a visit from the candy man. You also can opt for the American Girl Package, which includes an American Girl doll-sized travel bed that you take home, use of American Girl books and DVDs and complimentary room service for kids under 5.
Kiddie favorite The candy man arrived at our suite with a cart filled with jars of candy.
Parent favorite We also really enjoyed our huge bag of candy. Why should we stick with fruit for dessert if a candy man arrives at the door?
Kid-friendly Bed rails and other kid-safety features are available upon request.
Hibernation There was a tent in our room all set with an American Girl doll bed and pillow. But we dragged the kids out of the room to go to the pool and to feed the fish in the pond (get free fish food from the restaurant host).
Kids' package cost Starts at $329. The American Girl package starts at $389.