As my husband and 6-year-old twins entered our room at the
Langham Hotel, we were both thinking the same thing: Why wasn't
this one of the overnights when we left the girls with the
grandparents? The beauty and aura of romance exuding from the
Langham really can't be overstated.
When I say this place has a wow factor, I mean it literally. For
the adults, the wow began with the gorgeously appointed room. For
the girls, they mouthed "wow" when we went to swim in the sparkling
67-foot pool under a ceiling of twinkling lights. Plus, the
pool is surrounded with floor-to-ceiling windows, making for a
breathtaking view of the city.
Ultimately, we were thrilled we didn't steal a night away from
the girls because they would have missed out on an exquisite
There is a Kids Suite, an inventive, generously sized play space
perfect for entertainment on rainy or cold days or a pre-bedtime
The book shelves are filled. Tiny tables are neatly furnished
with activity books and crayons. Game-playing kids will have a
blast with a lively round of Trouble, Monopoly or Candyland. Little
ones will appreciate the line of rocking horses and gigantic
The Langham makes movie night easy for families. Given a wide
array of family-friendly flicks, the movies of choice are delivered
along with a DVD player. We snuggled in bed with the curtains open,
simultaneously watching the city lights and "Brave." Just when we
thought it couldn't get any better, the doorbell rang and gigantic
chocolate chip cookies and milk were delivered.
Definitely schedule an overnight with the kids at The Langham.
Better yet, if you need a bit of romance rekindling, leave them at
Linda made it a goal to try out every kid-friendly venue in Chicago, which she chronicles in her Chicago Parent Good-to-Go column.
See more of Linda's stories here.
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