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    Four Seasons Hotel Chicago
    Chicago, IL
    5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 3584 reviewsTripAdvisor (3584)
    Free WiFi
    The Four Seasons Hotel Chicago features a Kids Club, complete with games, arts and crafts, movies and more. Teens will enjoy the on-site pizza-making class and special teen spa services. The hotel's Ice Cream Man will bring a cart of sweet treats straight to guest rooms.
    Chicago, IL
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 3584 reviewsTripAdvisor (3584)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago
    Chicago, IL
    5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 3284 reviewsTripAdvisor (3284)
    Free WiFi
    With standard guest rooms measuring 600 square feet and connecting rooms available for additional space, the Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago offers plenty of space for families of all sizes. Kid-friendly packages that feature treats at turndown and a gift upon arrival are available as well.
    Chicago, IL
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 3284 reviewsTripAdvisor (3284)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    The Ritz-Carlton, Chicago
    Chicago, IL
    5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 633 reviewsTripAdvisor (633)
    Free WiFi
    The Ritz-Carlton, Chicago offers a variety of children's amenities, including child-sized bathrobes and toiletries. Kids 4-12 can also participate in the Ritz Kids program.
    Chicago, IL
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 633 reviewsTripAdvisor (633)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile
    Chicago, IL
    4.5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 5459 reviewsTripAdvisor (5459)

    The InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile still has touches of its historic 1929 incarnation as the Medinah Athletic Club. The original hand-stenciled ceilings and tapestries continue to adorn the lobby, while rooms in the Historic Tower have Old World features like vintage patterns and gold accents. And though much of the original athletic club's facilities were reconfigured to make way for the hotel's amenities, the junior Olympic swimming pool (in all its vintage opulence) remains. Still, this Chicago hotel has kept up with the times: Guest rooms come equipped with high-speed internet access (for a fee), flat-screen TVs and minibars. In addition to this InterContinental's antique charm, recent visitors also laud the hotel's mid-Magnificent Mile locale and its exceptional staff. The only thing travelers lamented was the fee for in-room Wi-Fi and the pricey charge for on-site parking. The Eno wine bar, however, earns praise from discerning diners for its master sommelier selections, and travelers also appreciate the hearty plates served at Michael Jordan's Steakhouse. The icing on the cake: Members of the IHG Rewards Club loyalty program can earn points by staying here or cash in rewards to help cover the cost of their stay.

    Chicago, IL
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 5459 reviewsTripAdvisor (5459)
    4.5-star Hotel Class
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    The Peninsula Chicago
    Chicago, IL
    5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 1810 reviewsTripAdvisor (1810)
    Free WiFi
    With rooms and suites at The Peninsula Chicago being some of the most spacious in the area, families traveling with children have plenty of space to spread out even in the most basic room. Kids will enjoy being greeted by Peter Bear, The Peninsula Chicago's large stuffed bear, and lucky young guests may even receive a toy or treat from Peter Bear during their stay.
    Chicago, IL
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 1810 reviewsTripAdvisor (1810)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Waldorf Astoria Chicago
    Chicago, IL
    5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2682 reviewsTripAdvisor (2682)
    Free WiFi
    The Waldorf Astoria Chicago provides all the basic amenities to satisfy families traveling with children, such as cribs and high chairs.
    Chicago, IL
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2682 reviewsTripAdvisor (2682)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Loews Chicago Hotel
    Chicago, IL
    4.5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2703 reviewsTripAdvisor (2703)
    Free WiFi
    Loews Chicago Hotel offers a variety of child and teen-friendly amenities, including in-room child-proofing kits. The Loews Loves Kids Program provides complimentary activity books at check-in, plus a “Kids Closet” with games, strollers and fun items for guests to use during their visit. For teens, the property offers music download cards and a lending library with gaming consoles and iPads, along with age-appropriate sightseeing recommendations.
    Chicago, IL
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2703 reviewsTripAdvisor (2703)
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Kimpton Hotel Palomar Chicago
    Chicago, IL
    4.5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2996 reviewsTripAdvisor (2996)
    Free WiFi
    With room sizes starting at 325 square feet and options for multiple beds, the hotel offers enough space for families to travel comfortably. The Palomar Baby Butler also offers a variety of amenities.
    Chicago, IL
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2996 reviewsTripAdvisor (2996)
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Hotel Lincoln, A Joie de Vivre Hotel
    Chicago, IL
    4-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2542 reviewsTripAdvisor (2542)
    Free WiFi

    Nestled along the southwestern edge of Chicago's Lincoln Park, this Joie de Vivre hotel serves as a convenient home base for visitors to the Windy City looking for just a touch of peace and quiet. Recent guests say the Hotel Lincoln's well-equipped rooms offer a restful night's sleep. Rooms represent what the hotel calls "classic urban Midwest charm of Chicago," featuring in-room amenities like HD TVs, iHome docking stations, coffee makers and complimentary Wi-Fi access. Meanwhile, on-site perks include a fitness center and complimentary seasonal bike rentals. Recent visitors commend the Hotel Lincoln's employees as some of the most personable and helpful they've encountered. Plus the property is home to two restaurants that earn a thumbs-up from guests and locals alike. Perennial Virant dishes out expertly crafted farm-to-table cuisine, while The J. Parker (on the hotel's rooftop) provides panoramic park and lake views along with a smattering of cocktails and lighter bites.

    Chicago, IL
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2542 reviewsTripAdvisor (2542)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Eaglewood Resort & Spa
    Itasca, IL
    4-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 668 reviewsTripAdvisor (668)
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
    Eaglewood Resort & Spa welcomes families with a Family Fun package that includes accommodations, an hour of bowling, a breakfast buffet for four and a complimentary pizza and pitcher of soda.
    Itasca, IL
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 668 reviewsTripAdvisor (668)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    The Drake, A Hilton Hotel
    Chicago, IL
    4-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 4465 reviewsTripAdvisor (4465)
    The Drake caters more to leisure and business travelers. However, cribs and high chairs are available at the property. The hotel also features Family Rooms with two bathrooms and additional square footage to accommodate families.
    Chicago, IL
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 4465 reviewsTripAdvisor (4465)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
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    Palmer House, A Hilton Hotel
    Chicago, IL
    4-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 10297 reviewsTripAdvisor (10297)
    The Palmer House offers cribs and high chairs as well as children's menus at the on-site restaurants. The hotel also screens kid-friendly movies every Friday at 6 p.m. at the indoor pool.
    Chicago, IL
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 10297 reviewsTripAdvisor (10297)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
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    Hyatt Centric Chicago Magnificent Mile
    Chicago, IL
    4-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2587 reviewsTripAdvisor (2587)
    Free WiFi
    Although there is not a kids club at the Hyatt Chicago Magnificent Mile, the hotel participates in the Babies Travel Lite program which will deliver all necessities for baby prior to arrival.
    Chicago, IL
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2587 reviewsTripAdvisor (2587)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    The Westin Michigan Avenue Chicago
    Chicago, IL
    4.5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 2884 reviewsTripAdvisor (2884)
    Although The Westin Michigan Avenue Chicago does not have an on-site kids club, the Westin Eat Well Menu for Kids is available. SuperChefs, including doctors, chefs and dietitians, have created a nutritious menu for Westin hotels with kids in mind.
    Chicago, IL
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 2884 reviewsTripAdvisor (2884)
    4.5-star Hotel Class
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    The Westin O'Hare
    Rosemont, IL
    4-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 1295 reviewsTripAdvisor (1295)
    The Westin O'Hare welcomes children, offering the Heavenly Crib for infants and engaging amenities for children ages 4 to 12 at check-in
    Rosemont, IL
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 1295 reviewsTripAdvisor (1295)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
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    W Chicago - City Center
    Chicago, IL
    4-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 2799 reviewsTripAdvisor (2799)

    The W Chicago - City Center (located in the Loop, less than a mile east of the Art Institute of Chicago) is known for its trendy attire and almost cavernous feel. Like many W Hotels, this Chicago iteration is geared toward hip couples and savvy business folk. The color scheme is deep violet and gray and there is thumping techno and house music playing nearly nonstop in the lobby. Many travelers report satisfaction with their W Chicago - City Center experience. Recent guests describe the rooms as comfortable (albeit a little dark) and praise the in-suite amenities, which include 42-inch plasma TVs, iPod docking stations, Bliss Spa bath products and snack boxes. (Some recent guests do note that standard rooms are on the smaller side.) Other perks that come with a stay at this W include access to a fitness center and in-room spa services, as well as comfort items for your four-legged friends. Meanwhile, the on-site restaurant, IPO, garners compliments for its "New Urban" cuisine and chic atmosphere. And because this hotel is part of the Marriott hotel family, Marriott Bonvoy members can earn and use points here.

    Chicago, IL
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 2799 reviewsTripAdvisor (2799)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
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    Hyatt Regency McCormick Place
    Chicago, IL
    4-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 5310 reviewsTripAdvisor (5310)
    Free WiFi
    The Hyatt Regency McCormick Place offers the Babies Travel Lite program, which allows guests to order baby supplies to be delivered to their guest room before or during their stay. The on-site restaurants offer children's menus, and the hotel is a short drive from child-friendly attractions, such as the Shedd Aquarium.
    Chicago, IL
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 5310 reviewsTripAdvisor (5310)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Hyatt Regency Chicago
    Chicago, IL
    4-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 8127 reviewsTripAdvisor (8127)
    Free WiFi

    Situated on the northern edge of the Loop, the Hyatt Regency Chicago is convenient to both The Magnificent Mile and Grant Park. In addition to its excellent Chicago location, recent travelers also praise the hotel's guest rooms, which boast simple (yet stylish) decor, flat-screen TVs, floor-to-ceiling windows and free high-speed Internet access. Some travelers do note that the walls are thin, so if you're a light sleeper, you may want to request a room on a higher floor to avoid late night street noise. Previous visitors are also quick to compliment this Hyatt's customer service staff, which they describe as friendly and welcoming – if you get to meet them. Another point of contention is the $63 a night parking charge. However, there are numerous perks to staying here. Guests of the Hyatt Regency Chicago are welcome to use the hotel fitness center, and the in-house restaurants –particularly Stetsons Modern Steak + Sushi – earn compliments for their cuisine. Additionally, members of the Hyatt Gold Passport rewards program can also earn and redeem points here.

    Chicago, IL
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 8127 reviewsTripAdvisor (8127)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Kimpton Hotel Allegro
    Chicago, IL
    4-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 1037 reviewsTripAdvisor (1037)
    Hotel Allegro offers many of the children's amenities found at other Kimpton properties, including welcome gifts, child-sized animal print bathrobes, kid-friendly menus, hula hoops in the fitness center, and babysitting services on request. Child safety kits, cribs and other equipment are also available through the concierge or front desk.
    Chicago, IL
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 1037 reviewsTripAdvisor (1037)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
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    Millennium Knickerbocker Hotel Chicago
    Chicago, IL
    4-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 1388 reviewsTripAdvisor (1388)
    Amenities for children include kids menus and concierge guidance to family-friendly attractions. Parents can also opt for the Ask Alfred Children's Concierge as an add-on amenity for $15 per child that comes with a backpack stuffed with a teddy bear, snacks, crayons, an activity book, stickers, and postcards.
    Chicago, IL
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 1388 reviewsTripAdvisor (1388)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
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    The Langham, Chicago
    Chicago, IL
    5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 3030 reviewsTripAdvisor (3030)
    Free WiFi

    Situated on the banks of the Chicago River and less than a mile from the shopping on The Magnificent Mile, The Langham, Chicago is a hit with recent travelers. Opened in 2013, the hotel impresses guests with its attentive service, quiet location and riverfront views. Occupying the first 13 floors of a 52-story landmark skyscraper, The Langham, Chicago boasts 316 guest rooms and suites. Accommodations are outfitted with soaking tubs and rain showers, 55-inch LCD TVs and complimentary Wi-Fi access. Past lodgers compliment the comfy beds and relaxing bathrooms and recommend booking a room with a river view to make the most of the hotel's location. When you're not relaxing in your room, you'll find plenty of other amenities at your fingertips. In addition to the Chuan Spa, the hotel also touts a health club and 67-foot-long indoor pool. Though many of downtown Chicago's top restaurants are within reach, previous visitors suggest giving the on-site restaurant, Travelle Kitchen + Bar, a try. As is the case throughout the property, guests say the service staff members at the restaurant are both attentive and friendly.

    Chicago, IL
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 3030 reviewsTripAdvisor (3030)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Thompson Chicago
    Chicago, IL
    4.5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2622 reviewsTripAdvisor (2622)
    Free WiFi

    The Thompson Chicago sits in the Near North Side neighborhood, one block back from Chicago's Michigan Avenue near Oak Street Beach and close to many attractions and restaurants. Recent guests loved the location of this Thompson property and all agree the decor in the lobby, including the large fireplace with its library feel, strike a nice balance between refined and homey. Past visitors said that everyone from the general manager to the doorman is congenial – and they're especially skilled at remembering names here. The Thompson Chicago's rooms offer a sleek, sophisticated design, featuring floor-to-ceiling windows with views of Lake Michigan and The Magnificent Mile, 400-thread-count Sferra linens and bathrooms with rainfall showers. Additional conveniences include the two dining options that are popular with guests as well as locals. Nico Osteria is an Italian-inspired seafood restaurant, serving dishes like lobster spaghetti and swordfish pancetta, while the Salone Nico keeps up the European feel with an extensive wine list from Greece and Italy, although both dining options can be a bit pricey for some travelers' tastes. 

    Chicago, IL
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2622 reviewsTripAdvisor (2622)
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    The Talbott Hotel, A Joie de Vivre Hotel
    Chicago, IL
    4-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 3663 reviewsTripAdvisor (3663)
    Free WiFi
    The Talbott Hotel makes a clear effort to welcome children by featuring special American Girl packages for families traveling with young girls. The American Girl flagship store is within close walking distance, and other kid-friendly destinations surround the hotel, including a Sprinkles Cupcakes location, are just one block away.
    Chicago, IL
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 3663 reviewsTripAdvisor (3663)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    The Westin Lombard Yorktown Center
    Lombard, IL
    4.5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 902 reviewsTripAdvisor (902)
    Free Parking

    The Westin Lombard Yorktown Center scrapes the sky above Lombard, Illinois, about 20 miles west of Chicago. Although regional public transportation will make it relatively easy for leisure travelers to get into and out of the city, it's a trek and this Westin hotel is better suited for business travelers. Visitors can log onto the Internet for free in the hotel's common spaces (there's a charge for room access), or they can get the job done in the on-site business center and meeting rooms. According to recent guests, this Westin is nothing to write home about, but fans of the Marriott-affiliated hotel chain will find that the Lombard version lives up to standards. Guest rooms are dressed in white and hardwood decor, and come equipped with flat-screen TVs, Heavenly bath fixtures and sizeable work desks. Travelers also appreciate this Westin's decent room rate, which they say is much lower than that of a Chicago hotel and for which visitors can enjoy access to the property's indoor pool and fitness center. This hotel's restaurants also win favor with visitors, with prime steak served at Harry Caray's Italian Steakhouse and fresh seafood served at Holy Mackerel!. The hotel is even friendlier on the wallets of Marriott Bonvoy program members, who can use points to pay.

    Lombard, IL
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 902 reviewsTripAdvisor (902)
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    Free Parking
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    Le Méridien Chicago - Oakbrook Center
    Chicago, IL
    4.5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 315 reviewsTripAdvisor (315)
    Free Parking

    Even though this Le Méridien property sits around 18 miles west of downtown Chicago, recent travelers said the hotel's location is ideal for a staycation or a weekend shopping getaway. (Oakbrook Center is one of the largest malls in the nation, with more than 160 specialty stores, 20 restaurants and grab-and-go eateries and an AMC movie theater.) But if your perfect vacation doesn't involve spending a ton of cash, don't fret. An on-site fitness center is available free of charge, and the property's two restaurants – Longitude 87 and El Tapeo – offer tasty meals and drinks at reasonable prices, according to past guests. When you're ready to catch some zzz's, unwind in your comfortable digs. All guest rooms feature crisp white linens and wooden furniture, and include amenities like 48-inch flat-screen televisions and Illy espresso machine. However, be prepared to pay for in-room Wi-Fi. And because of this property's connection to the Marriott hotel family, Marriott Bonvoy members can earn and use points here.

    Chicago, IL
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 315 reviewsTripAdvisor (315)
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    Free Parking

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