These three hotels are great for families and within walking distance to some of the city's best attractions.
Chicago is a tourism mecca, yet so many longtime residents have
never experienced the city as a visitor would. The key to creating
a true staycation: Get the family out of the house for a weekend
(or longer!) and try one of these amazing hotels within walking
distance of some of Chicago's best attractions.
Situated conveniently on Michigan Avenue in the heart of the
Magnificent Mile, this gorgeously restored property offers a host
of packages for families, including the aptly named Steakation,
which includes a $100 gift certificate to the Michael Jordan Steakhouse
inside the hotel.
Kids will love the ornate, lively indoor pool and parents can
get pampered at the adjacent spa.
If the adults can steal away for an evening, visit The Purple Pig across
the street, a Mediterranean-inspired foodie paradise.
Kids will feel like royalty at the historic Palmer House, which
welcomes children with its Peacock Club program. Their own personal
concierge will take special requests for snacks, books or movies to
have waiting for the family. Upon check-in, a goodie-filled
backpack provides mini travelers with fun activities. In the room
they are greeted with a pint-sized robe (the coziest on the
planet!), slippers, bath toys and a stuffed peacock.
The picturesque Lockwood restaurant offers kids 6 and under free
breakfast. Another bonus: the hotel is steps away from Millennium
Rather stay in a neighborhood instead of downtown? Then the
Hotel Lincoln, across the street from the Lincoln Park Zoo, is the
place.This newly opened hip hotel, decked out with original works
from local artists, is a breath of fresh air with quirky decor like
its check-in desk made of drawers.
Opt for a family suite, furnished with a king-sized bed, a
separate sleeping area with bunk beds and two bathrooms.
Just can't bear to leave your pooch or kitty at home? Not a
problem. Hotel Lincoln is pet-friendly.
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.