Best Family Hotels in Illinois

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    Four Seasons Hotel Chicago
    Chicago, IL
    1.3 miles to city center
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    • 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.
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    The Ritz-Carlton, Chicago
    Chicago, IL
    1.2 miles to city center
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    • 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.
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    Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago
    Chicago, IL
    0.5 miles to city center
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free Parking

    • 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.
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    Loews Chicago Hotel
    Chicago, IL
    0.7 miles to city center
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    Loews Chicago Hotel offers a variety of child and teen-friendly amenities, including in-room child-proofing kits. Complimentary cribs and baby bath amenities come included, plus kids under 18 stay for free. Board games, gaming systems, iPads and pool toys round out the hotel's appeal to childern of all ages. What's more, a downloadable activity guide offers sightseeing suggestions for families hoping to explore the Windy City.
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    InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile
    Chicago, IL
    0.7 miles to city center
    $12.55 Nightly Resort Fee
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    $12.55 Nightly Resort Fee
    The InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile offers a variety of family-friendly packages. One example is The Snuggle Is Real package, which includes a lion plush teddy, hot cocoa and homemade marshmallows, unlimited in-room movies and more.
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    The Langham, Chicago
    Chicago, IL
    0.5 miles to city center
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    The Langham, Chicago offers a special Kids Suite with books, games and videos. There is also a large indoor pool, along with a variety of attractions within walking distance of the hotel.
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    The Peninsula Chicago
    Chicago, IL
    1 mile to city center
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    • 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. Additionally, the hotel offers an on-site scavenger hunt, while the spa menu includes manicures and pedicures for children.
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    Waldorf Astoria Chicago
    Chicago, IL
    1.3 miles to city center
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    The Waldorf Astoria Chicago provides all the basic amenities to satisfy families traveling with children, such as cribs and high chairs.
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    Thompson Chicago
    Chicago, IL
    1.4 miles to city center
    $17 Nightly Resort Fee
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    $17 Nightly Resort Fee
    • Free WiFi

    Cribs, rollaway beds and babysitting services are available for an additional fee.
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    The Gwen, A Luxury Collection Hotel
    Chicago, IL
    0.7 miles to city center
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    The hotel offers the basic amenities for families with children. Children's welcome amenities are available, as well as children's bath amenities and robes. Cribs, high chairs and bottle warmers are also available.
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    St. Jane Chicago
    Chicago, IL
    0.3 miles to city center
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    The hotel doesn't have any amenities for children per se, but it does occasionally offer packages that include tickets to museums and other family-friendly events.
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    Park Hyatt Chicago
    Chicago, IL
    1.1 miles to city center
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    This property offers the Camp Hyatt program, which offers activities ranging from arts and crafts to board games for children ages 3 to 12.
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    Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel Chicago
    Chicago, IL
    0.4 miles to city center
    $25 Nightly Resort Fee
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    $25 Nightly Resort Fee
    • Free WiFi

    Rooms at the Radisson Blu Aqua are spacious enough for families traveling with children, and connecting rooms are available for added space. Families with small children may wish to request a room with a bathtub, as these are not provided in all guest bathrooms.
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    theWit, A DoubleTree By Hilton Hotel
    Chicago, IL
    0.4 miles to city center
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    The trendy and youthful atmosphere at theWit does not create the most kid-friendly environment, but rooms are spacious enough to hold families with children comfortably. Connecting rooms are available for additional space.
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    The Blackstone, Autograph Collection
    Chicago, IL
    0.5 miles to city center
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    With the smallest rooms starting at 395 square feet, The Blackstone, Autograph Collection offers plenty of space for families traveling with children. The property is located less than a mile from Shedd Aquarium and The Field Museum, both of which offer activities that appeal to kids of all ages.
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    Kimpton Hotel Palomar Chicago
    Chicago, IL
    0.7 miles to city center
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    • 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.
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    Sofitel Chicago Magnificent Mile
    Chicago, IL
    1.2 miles to city center
    $23.48 Nightly Resort Fee
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    $23.48 Nightly Resort Fee
    • Free WiFi

    There are no special amenities for children or families, but cribs are available free of charge
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    Hotel Arista
    Naperville, IL
    $7.95 Nightly Resort Fee
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    $7.95 Nightly Resort Fee
    • Free Parking

    • Free WiFi

    Travelers prefer the quiet Hotel Arista for stays in the outer Chicago 'burbs, complimenting its reasonable rates and amenable staff. Situated in Naperville, Illinois, about 30 miles west of the Windy City, this locally owned boutique hotel prides itself on personalized service. After making your reservation, you'll be asked to fill out a "Personal Preference Menu" to ensure that everything from your pillow to the snacks in your "Nosh Box" are up to your standards. Hotel Arista also boasts spacious digs: Rooms include well-lit marble bathrooms (with deep-soaking tubs and mirrors with embedded TV screens), iHome radios, Wi-Fi access and Nintendo Wii and Wii Fit game consoles upon request. You can also refuel at the Che Figata, which offers authentic Italian fare. As far is service is concerned, recent visitors are split: Some said attention to detail from the staff was lacking compared to their last visit, while others said they experienced courteous and helpful hotel employees.
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    JW Marriott Chicago
    Chicago, IL
    0.4 miles to city center
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    With bathtubs in every guest room and the smallest rooms starting at 375 square feet, the JW Marriott Chicago offers enough space and basic amenities for families traveling with children.
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    Hotel Lincoln, A Joie de Vivre Hotel
    Chicago, IL
    2.4 miles to city center
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    The Hotel Lincoln does not offer any children's activities or amenities beyond standard items like cribs and high chairs, but its location at the edge of Lincoln Park makes it a good choice for families. The Lincoln Park Zoo, a free attraction, is within walking distance and the park offers spacious grounds for walking, biking and playing.
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    The Talbott Hotel, A Joie de Vivre Hotel
    Chicago, IL
    1.3 miles to city center
    $17 Nightly Resort Fee
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    $17 Nightly Resort Fee
    • Free WiFi

    Kid-friendly destinations surround the hotel, including a Sprinkles Cupcakes location, are just one block away.
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    Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel
    Schaumburg, IL
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free Parking

    You'll find the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel on North Thoreau Drive in Schaumberg, Illinois, about 30 miles northwest of Chicago. Although this hotel is probably too far from the city for leisure travelers, those in town on business will find all their needs met. This Renaissance property boasts nearly 150,000 square feet of meeting space, not to mention a full-service business center. Many who have stayed here reported a good experience, praising the hotel for its quality customer service and ample amenities. Guest rooms offer contemporary decor and giant windows. Some guests were wary of a room facing the freeway, but they say that the windows are well insulated and keep noise out. You'll also find flat-screen TVs (including a TV embedded in the bathroom mirror) and high-speed Internet access (for a fee). This hotel also boasts a sizable fitness center, as well as an indoor pool and whirlpool. Meanwhile, an in-house restaurant, which past guests say is pricey, as well as a cafe and a bar serve up a variety of dishes ranging from steaks to salads. What's more, members of the Marriott Bonvoy program can earn and redeem points here.
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    Hyatt Centric Chicago Magnificent Mile
    Chicago, IL
    0.9 miles to city center
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    • 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.
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    The Herrington Inn & Spa
    Geneva, IL
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free Breakfast

    • Free Parking

    • Free WiFi

    The Herrington Inn & Spa is located in Geneva, Illinois, although the hotel's decor was inspired by the luxury lodgings of France and Italy. Housing a mere 61 guest rooms, this boutique property offers visitors a unique hotel experience with services like in-room bath drawings (offered by the hotel's spa) and a complimentary European-style continental breakfast. Each of The Herrington's rooms features furnishings reminiscent of a Victorian parlor, including stone mantels above the fireplaces, plush sofas and beds, and private balconies. But you'll find 21st century amenities, too, including whirlpool tubs, honor bars and complimentary high-speed Internet access. Recent guests highly recommend making the most out of a stay at The Herrington Inn by indulging in a treatment at The Spa, which visitors praise for its ample services and friendly staff. The in-house restaurant, Atwater's (named in honor of one of Geneva's first settlers), also receives compliments for its classy ambiance and regional fare. Although some travelers note that a stay at The Herrington will cost you a pretty penny, many say the experience is completely worth the price. You'll find this inn in northeastern Illinois, about 40 miles west of Chicago.
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    The Westin Lombard Yorktown Center
    Lombard, IL
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    • 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.

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