Splash and Stay! Kid-Friendly Chicagoland Hotels with Pools

Make a splash with a family staycation at these Chicagoland hotels.

Make a splash this winter with a family staycation! From indoor pools at budget-friendly hotels to day passes at splurge-worthy spas, here is where families can hit the pool in Chicagoland. 

Note: Hotel pools and jacuzzi often close for regular maintenance. Before booking your pool getaway, call or check the hotel’s website to make sure the pool is open. Happy swimming! 

Hotel Pools with Day Passes 

The Hyatt Lodge Oak Brook 

Photo credit: Hyatt Lodge Oak Brook

  • Overnight cost: $170+
  • Day pass: $25+/adults, $7/children, free for infants 

Need a retreat from all the hustle and bustle? The Hyatt Lodge Oak Brook is the perfect place for suburban families who want to unwind in nature without the long drive out of Chicagoland. 

The hotel is surrounded by ponds, streams and wooded forest preserve trails. After a day spent enjoying the outdoors, families can take a dip in the 70-foot indoor pool or unwind in the hot tub. The spa and fitness center also offers a dry sauna and steam room. 

Families that opt for a day pass can access the fitness center and locker rooms, pool and hot tub, saunas and steam room, walking trails and on-site dining.

InterContinental Chicago

  • Overnight cost: $170+ 
  • Day pass: $40/adult, $25 child, infants under 1 are free 

A pool day at the InterContinental Chicago puts your family in the heart of downtown. The hotel frequently offers fun family offers and packages — like a family pet getaway without the pet fees!

The true star of the hotel is the junior Olympic indoor swimming pool with city views from the 14th floor. Active families can get a workout at the three-level fitness center before relaxing in the gorgeous 1920s pool. Or, take the pampering one step further with a luxurious spa treatment. 

Looking for a luxury pool day on a budget? ResortPass offers day passes that include access to the pool, sauna, fitness center and on-site restaurants. 

The Westin Chicago Lombard

  • Overnight cost: $160+
  • Day pass: $25+/adults, $15+/children, free for children ages 3 and under

The Westin Chicago Lombard is a great choice for a staycation. Located steps away from the shops, restaurants and attractions at Yorktown Shopping Center, this hotel has spacious rooms and a pool, hot tub and sauna. 

If you don’t plan on staying the night, purchase a day pass to access the pool, hot tub, dry sauna, fitness center and on-site dining. 

Budget-friendly Hotels with Pools

Hampton Inn Chicago Orland Park

  • Overnight cost: $140
  • Day pass: Not available 

This budget-friendly stay has everything you need for a fun pool staycation without any of the unnecessary frills. For under $150, your family can enjoy spacious rooms, an indoor pool, a fitness center and a free hot breakfast. 

Hyatt Place Chicago/Itasca

With free breakfast, pet-friendly rooms, digital check-in, a fitness center and a heated indoor pool, Hyatt Place Chicago/Itasca is perfect for a swimming getaway in the northwestern suburbs. 

The Royal Sonesta Chicago River North

Photo credit: The Royal Sonesta Chicago River North

  • Overnight cost: $130+ 
  • Day pass: Not available 

The Royal Sonesta Chicago River North has everything you need for the perfect family staycation: large family rooms, an outdoor rooftop patio, a 17th-floor fitness and leisure center and a heated swimming pool with floor-to-ceiling city views. Plus, breakfast is free for kids ages 9 and under. 

Splurge-worthy Hotels with Pools

Four Seasons Hotel Chicago

Photo credit: Four Seasons Hotel Chicago

  • Overnight cost: $400+ 
  • Day pass: Not available

Families seeking a luxury staycation can book a downtown getaway at the Four Seasons Hotel Chicago. Spend the day exploring the city’s shops, attractions and restaurants, then unwind at the newly renovated spa and pool. 

Kids can splash around in the waterfall-edge indoor pool while grown-ups enjoy the largest whirlpool in the city. Both pools offer stunning skyline views that you can’t find at just any downtown hotel. 

Bonus: Little guests receive an activity book upon check-in, which features Chicago-themed activities and crafts. 

Holiday Inn Chicago — Tinley Park

  • Overnight cost: $150
  • Day pass: Not available 

Holiday Inn Chicago — Tinley Park is a great family-friendly hotel if you’re looking for a pool getaway in the south suburbs. Kids will love getting to swim all day in the indoor pool. Parents will love the on-site dining, which offers breakfast, dinner and drinks. Plus, kids ages 18 and under stay for free, and up to two kids ages 11 and under eat free per adult. 

Lincolnshire Marriott Resort

  • Overnight cost: $150+
  • Day pass: Not available 

Summer or winter, rain or shine, families can enjoy a splash-tastic pool day at the Lincolnshire Marriott Resort. The hotel has both an indoor and an outdoor pool available for guests. The indoor pool area has a small swimming pool and a jacuzzi tub for adults, and the larger outdoor pool offers drink service. 

Once your kids are done swimming, there is plenty of shopping, walking trails, a golf course and equestrian stables nearby, perfect for an outdoor staycation during the summer months. 

Residence Inn by Marriott Chicago

  • Overnight cost: $150+
  • Day pass: Not available 

Take a dip in an indoor heated swimming pool at Residence Inn by Marriott Chicago. The hotel offers free hot breakfast, a fitness center and more, with comfortable rooms starting around $150 per night.


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Nikki Roberts
Nikki Roberts
Nikki Roberts is the assistant editor on the Chicago Parent team. She is always on the lookout for the coolest and trendiest new attractions, restaurants and events for Chicagoland families. Her newsletters, online family guides and exciting digital content keep families informed on all the latest happenings around town.
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