Regardless of the season, Chicago is an amazing travel destination for families. There are so museums here to check out, arts and cultural performances to watch, parks to play in, and neighborhoods to explore. Conveniently situated in the Midwest, this is a popular road trip destination for family vacations, and the city’s two busy airports bring in travelers from all over the world. For your next family vacation, book a room at one of these family-friendly hotels in Chicago and enjoy all the city has to offer!
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Kimpton Hotel Palomar Chicago (Prices & Photos)
This is a luxury boutique hotel in the River North neighborhood of Chicago with expansive guest rooms and suites, as well as a 17th-floor pool and terrace and a kitchen and bar. Not only does the hotel welcome kids, but pets are welcome here too. Complimentary amenities include bikes to take a ride around town and yoga mats in every room. You and your family will be about a mile from the Chicago Children’s Museum, two miles from the Lincoln Park Zoo, and 0.5-mile from the Magnificent Mile when you stay here. Sable is the onsite restaurant that serves new American cuisine that’s seasonally inspired and a favorite among locals.
Four Seasons Hotel Chicago (Prices & Photos)
You can also stay with your family at the Gold Coast’s Four Seasons Hotel and enjoy amazing skyline views and be just steps away from the shops and restaurants here. Navy Pier is nearby and a favorite spot among families. You can get in-room ice cream sundae delivery at this hotel and also a kids’ clubroom so that little ones of all ages feel welcome. Suites with living areas separate from the master bedroom are available to give families more room to spread out and relax. Meanwhile, parents enjoy the classic cocktails and cuisine prepared by Executive Chef Michael Zachman served here.
Ritz-Carlton Chicago (Prices & Photos)
We also love the Ritz-Carlton Chicago for family trips to the Windy City if you’re looking to treat your family to a luxurious stay. When you stay here, you’ll be just a short walk away from the Field Museum, Millennium Park, and Navy Pier. You can also go for a walk or run along the Lake Michigan shore from here to get some fresh air and exercise together. The rooms here have large picture windows that offer lovely city views, high-speed Wi-Fi, and 24-hour in-room dining for meals you don’t want to leave the room for. Family members can also enjoy the indoor swimming pool, yoga classes, fitness center, and onsite dining. Children’s amenities here include child-size bathrobes, complimentary children’s toiletries, and child treatments at the onsite spa.
Hilton Chicago Magnificent Mile Suites (Prices & Photos)
These suites are spacious for families and also welcome pets for a $75 deposit for pets up to 75 pounds. This Hilton is an all-suite hotel in the Gold Coast neighborhood and just steps from the Lakefront Path and John Hancock building. Families enjoy staying here because there are separate living and sleeping areas, breakfast on site, and special children’s amenities. These include a children’s restaurant, high chairs, cribs, and family package offered. The family fun package includes breakfast for four and Wi-Fi. There’s a fitness room and pool here to stay active too.
Embassy Suites Chicago Downtown (Prices & Photos)
This Chicago hotel offers spacious two-bedroom suites for families and complimentary breakfast. It’s located on State Street between Ontario and Ohio Streets, has a fitness center, and is a block from the free Navy Pier trolley. Rooms also include mini-refrigerators, microwaves, coffeemakers, and Wi-Fi. For families, the hotel offers a children’s restaurant menu, high chairs, cribs, and family package. Embassy Suites offers a complimentary evening reception with drinks and snacks, and there’s a casual pizzeria onsite that’s a favorite among kids. The family fun package includes premium Wi-Fi in addition to a delicious breakfast to start your day of exploration.
Omni Chicago Hotel (Prices & Photos)
The Omni Chicago has 347 all-suite guest rooms, two outdoor swimming pools, and two outdoor sundecks that are great for families. It also has a rooftop garden, is non-smoking, and home to the excellent 676 Restaurant. Hypoallergenic blankets and pillows are available upon request, as well as refrigerators for your room. Omni also offers an American Girl Place package that includes a breakfast buffet and favorite doll accessories for your little one.
Peninsula Chicago (Prices & Photos)
This five-star hotel has won numerous awards and has suites that are ideal for families. Book a holiday room package for seasonal amenities to treat your kids. You’ll enjoy views of the Magnificent miles and have access to the onsite award-winning restaurants when you stay here.
Hampton Inn and Suites River North (Prices & Photos)
The Hampton Inn offers free hot breakfast, indoor pool, fitness center, and two onsite restaurants. Treat your family to a stay here and get easy access to Wrigley Field, the Museum Campus and Navy Pier. For families traveling with kids, the hotel provides cribs and high chairs.
Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel Chicago (Prices & Photos)
There are 334 rooms and suites at the Radisson Blu Aqua with free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, and nice cityscape views. Families enjoy health club access with the fitness center and indoor and outdoor pools. Modern tea service is in the lobby, and the hotel offers live music on Tuesdays and Fridays, as well as special events that feature poetry and more.
InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile (Prices & Photos)
Chicago’s InterContinental hotel is a block north of the Chicago River and has a junior Olympic-sized swimming pool. Enjoy upscale cuisine at the Michael Jordan Steakhouse or just grab a quick bite at Starbucks. Families should consider the Snuggle is Real package, which includes a cozy blanket, plush lion teddy, hot cocoa, unlimited in-room movies, and more.
Homewood Suites by Hilton Chicago Downtown (Prices & Photos)
Last but not least, the Homewood Suites by Hilton Chicago Downtown is a great place to stay with your family. This hotel offers all-suite rooms with full-size refrigerators, complimentary Wi-Fi, an indoor top-floor pool, and complimentary grocery shopping service. It’s an excellent choice for an extended stay in Chicago with your family. Full hot breakfasts are included each morning, as well as an evening complimentary social hour on Mondays through Thursdays. Look into the American Girl package if your little one enjoys these iconic dolls.