Hotels for Families in Chicago

Chicago › Kid-Friendly Hotels
Updated: November 5, 2023
By Santorini Dave

Best Family Hotels in Chicago

• Best Pool: InterContinental
• Family Suite: Residence Inn
• Family of 4: Hampton Inn
• Family of 5: Four Seasons
• Family of 6: Hilton

Chicago for Families

The 9 Best Hotels for Families in Chicago

1. Four Seasons Hotel (luxury) – Magnificent Mile

Located steps from the Magnificent Mile, the Four Seasons knows how to take care of families. Teens can take a pizza-making class or enjoy the spa for specialized treatments. Young ones should have the hotel’s own storyteller stop by to read a bedtime tale or send in the Ice Cream Man for sundaes. Large indoor swimming pool is kid-friendly. One-bedroom suites sleep a family of 5. Phone: (312) 280-8800

2. Hilton Chicago (luxury) – South Loop

One-bedroom and two-bedroom suites are huge and wonderful for families of 4 to 6. The hotel is across from Chicago’s “front yard”, Grant Park, location of Shedd Aquarium, the Art Institute, and many other cultural sites and open green space. The indoor pool is great as well as the indoor running track. During the summer months, relax in the sun on the spacious rooftop deck. Phone: (312) 922-4400

3. InterContinental Chicago (luxury) – Magnificent Mile

Situated on the Magnificent Mile and near many cultural and entertainment attractions. Hop on a trolley or visit Navy Pier or Millennium Park. A Junior Olympic size indoor heated pool provides lots of space for kids. Phone: (312) 944-4100

4. Swissôtel Chicago (luxury) – The Loop

The hotel has Kids Suites and VIK (Very Important Kid) check-in with an area for coloring, reading, and playing. Kid suites are separate but adjoining rooms with child-sized furniture and amenities like DVDs, stuffed animals, and video games. If that isn’t enough, the penthouse indoor heated pool will keep them splashing up a good time. Phone: (312) 268-8010

5. Residence Inn Downtown (midrange) – River North

This all-suite hotel offers a relaxing place to spend time between busy days at nearby attractions like the Magnificent Mile. Extended stay guests can use the free grocery shopping service to prepare meals in full-size kitchens. An on-site market is very convenient for a quick snack and an evening reception offers complimentary refreshments Monday through Thursday. Complimentary hot breakfast provided. One and two-bedroom suites sleep a family of 4, 5, or 6 (or more in a pinch). Phone: (312) 494-9301

6. Hampton Inn & Suites Downtown (midrange) – River North

If the fantastic location north of the Loop wasn’t enough reason to stay, the free breakfast and wi-fi are two more. Kids need to burn a little excess energy? Send them to the indoor heated pool or one of the many nearby parks. Phone: (312) 832-0330

7. Homewood Suites Downtown (midrange) – Magnificent Mile

An excellent choice for families. There’s cider and cocoa in the lobby and a spacious indoor pool. Every room is a suite with separate living room and bedrooms. Take advantage of the fully equipped kitchen with the complimentary grocery shopping service. Shopping, museums, and cultural attractions await nearby due to the excellent location. Phone: (312) 644-2222

8. Embassy Suites Downtown (midrange) – River North

Spacious two-room suites give families lots of room. Free cooked-to-order breakfasts provided. Spend your day enjoying various sites of the city which are steps away. Come back to a nightly reception with snacks and complimentary beverages. Finish your day with a dip in the indoor heated pool and whirlpool. Phone: (312) 943-3800

9. Best Western Plus River North (budget) – River North

A fantastic value in the city. Free parking and a great location in the heart of downtown make this an inexpensive gem. Walk or hop a free trolley to Navy Pier or shop your heart out on the Magnificent Mile. A full-size indoor pool allows for laps or playing with the kids. Standard rooms are fine but the suites provide more space to relax with a separate living area. Phone: (312) 467-0800

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  1. Derek Trekell from Marriott Hotels


    I work for Marriott International in Downtown Chicago. I am wondering how a hotel would go about getting their name on this list. Please let me know what we can do. Thanks,
    Derek Trekell

    1. Santorini Dave The Hotel Expert

      I would be happy to take a second look but was concerned that the rooms at the Marriott Hotel Downtown were too small for families (though the location is excellent). I will be sure to let you know when I am back in the Chicago to update my content.

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