The 5 Best Hotels for Families in Chicago

Kristine Hansen | February 01, 2018

Traveling with the kids? Plenty of Windy City hotels welcome them with open arms--and unique experiences. Sure, you want perks such as a pool, proximity to kid-friendly attractions (like Navy Pier and the museums) and casual dining options, but some hoteliers are going the extra mile for families by offering a package loaded with amenities.

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Four Seasons Hotel Chicago

Why it made the list

With kid-sized plush bathrobes and a roving ice-cream cart that can come to your room, what kid wouldn't like to stay at the Four Seasons Hotel Chicago? This Gold Coast also hosts a kids' club filled with games, toys and more. Plus, if your child has seen "Home Alone 2," then he or she will want to swim in the pool as it was featured in the movie.

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Embassy Suites by Hilton Chicago Downtown

Why it made the list

With two-room suites, there's a lot of room for the fam to spread out. Another perk is that a free trolley running to Navy Pier (a place the entire family with enjoy, with shopping, restaurants, a ferris wheel operating year-round, an IMAX Theatre and Chicago Children's Museum) is just a block from the hotel. A free breakfast is included in all rates.

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The James Chicago

Why it made the list

The hotel chain's "Lil' James" program extends to the Chicago and New York City properties, providing kids with--to enjoy in the rooms--Nintendo Wiis, kid-friendly DVDs and board games. Special kid's menus at the restaurants make family meal time a breeze. Milk and cookies are delivered with turndown service. There's even kid-sized bicycles and helmets, great to enjoy along the nearby lakefront.

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Omni Chicago Hotel

Why it made the list

In the heart of the Mag Mile, on North Michigan Avenue, this hotel is near attractions like the American Girl store and cafe as well as Navy Pier. The "Omni Kids Crew" perks include a backpack filled with an activity book, crayons, stickers, card games and binoculars--plus milk and cookies delivered to the room on the first night.

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Hotel Lincoln

Why it made the list

What makes this hotel--part of the Joie de Vivre collection of hotels--perfect for families is that it's right across the street from the no-cost Lincoln Park Zoo. On Wednesday and Saturday during the summer and fall, Green Market in Lincoln Park (the 'hood's namesake park) is a fun spot to stroll. Consider upgrading to the Family Suite, with two bunk beds, two baths, a King bed and a pull-out sofa bed. Free bicycle rentals through the hotel might appeal to older kids.

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