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Image for Embassy Suites Chicago Downtown Magnificent Mile
4 out of 5
511 North Columbus Drive, Chicago, IL
Free CancellationPay later
$167/night
Sep 29 - Sep 30
4.4/5Excellent! (5,942 reviews)

"I love the location and friendly staff Breakfast was great and the happy hour was wonderful Room was well appointed and bedding was wonderful We visited at a point where there was a low crowd and had no problem with elevators or outside noise"…"

Reviewed on Sep 12, 2019

Embassy Suites Chicago Downtown Magnificent Mile
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4 out of 5
17 E Monroe St, Chicago, IL
Free CancellationPay later
$176/night
Sep 27 - Sep 28
4.2/5Excellent! (12,526 reviews)

"Easy access to many amenities downtown, other nearby hotels and Millenium Park. Walking distance to great shopping and restaurants. The staff and service is great. It is a historic hotel, which offers a unique flavor and feeling for those seeking it."…"

Reviewed on Sep 12, 2019

Palmer House a Hilton Hotel
Image for Embassy Suites Chicago Downtown
4 out of 5
600 N State St, Chicago, IL
$148/night
Sep 29 - Sep 30
4.4/5Excellent! (3,965 reviews)

"Conveniently located to business site. Comfortable and quiet rooms. Excellent restaurants nearby."…"

Reviewed on Sep 12, 2019

Embassy Suites Chicago Downtown
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4 out of 5
151 East Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL
$159/night
Sep 28 - Sep 29
4.4/5Excellent! (11,434 reviews)

"Perfect location for all attractions. Walkable distance to everything"…"

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2019

Hyatt Regency Chicago
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3.5 out of 5
520 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL
Free CancellationPay later
$150/night
Oct 1 - Oct 2
3.7/5Good! (5,323 reviews)

"We like the look of the hotel, and the location. Also The staff was great!!! We had a rusted cabinet in the room. But the hotel promises to take care of it and gave us 2 breakfast ,. Some of the area of the hotel need a fresh paint and updating ."…"

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2019

Congress Plaza Hotel
Image for Hyatt Place Chicago/Lombard/Oak Brook
3 out of 5
2340 South Fountain Square Drive, Lombard, IL
Free Cancellation
$118/night
Sep 22 - Sep 23
4.4/5Excellent! (1,852 reviews)

"I loved everything, the price was good, the area that it was in was awesome. We couldn't have picked a better place an view of the city"…"

Reviewed on Sep 8, 2019

Hyatt Place Chicago/Lombard/Oak Brook
Image for SpringHill Suites Chicago O'Hare by Marriott
3 out of 5
8101 West Higgins Road, Chicago, IL
Free CancellationPay later
$101/night
Sep 28 - Sep 29
4.4/5Excellent! (1,787 reviews)

"It was close to the blue line. The free shuttle was great."…"

Reviewed on Aug 11, 2019

SpringHill Suites Chicago O'Hare by Marriott
Image for DoubleTree by Hilton Chicago - Magnificent Mile
3.5 out of 5
300 E Ohio St, Chicago, IL
Free CancellationPay later
$137/night
Sep 29 - Sep 30
4.2/5Very Good! (5,103 reviews)

"Big Ben was amazing, he helped with so much more than he had to."…"

Reviewed on Sep 10, 2019

DoubleTree by Hilton Chicago - Magnificent Mile
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3 out of 5
1150 North Arlington Heights Road, Itasca, IL
Free Cancellation
$91/night
Sep 22 - Sep 23
4.4/5Wonderful! (1,849 reviews)

"Great place for overnight stay - breakfast spread was good"…"

Reviewed on Aug 21, 2019

Hyatt Place Itasca
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3 out of 5
28 North Franklin Street, Chicago, IL
$175/night
Oct 4 - Oct 5
4.5/5Wonderful! (1,550 reviews)

"Definitely recommend this hotel . Walking distance to everything. Even had a Starbucks on one corner and a dunkin/cvs on the next! The staff was friendly and the breakfast they had was delicious ! Would stay again for sure ."…"

Reviewed on Sep 3, 2019

Hyatt Place Chicago/Downtown - The Loop
Image for Residence Inn by Marriott Chicago Downtown / River North
3.5 out of 5
410 N Dearborn St, Chicago, IL
Free CancellationPay later
$151/night
Sep 29 - Sep 30
4.6/5Wonderful! (1,509 reviews)

"I really enjoyed this facility, great location, quite, clean and comfortable room. The amenities can be better as far as the pool and workout area but these things will not influence my decision to stay there again. I definitely recommend it."…"

Reviewed on Sep 7, 2019

Residence Inn by Marriott Chicago Downtown / River North
Image for Sonesta ES Suites Chicago - Schaumburg
3 out of 5
901 E Woodfield Office Ct, Schaumburg, IL
Free CancellationPay later
$119/night
Sep 22 - Sep 23
4.4/5Excellent! (1,056 reviews)

"The property had outside entrances to the rooms. There was no elevator access to second floor rooms. Many people who were there for extended stays were very loud in the courtyard and outside the rooms. The property was very clean and nice."…"

Reviewed on Sep 2, 2019

Sonesta ES Suites Chicago - Schaumburg
Image for Comfort Suites Michigan Avenue Loop
3 out of 5
320 N. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL
Free CancellationPay later
$169/night
Sep 29 - Sep 30
4.2/5Excellent! (1,839 reviews)

"Great price and location. Rooms are also A LOT larger than I thought. This may have been a one bedroom apartment in the past as there is a separate bedroom kitchen too; very nice of a surprise to me."…"

Reviewed on Sep 7, 2019

Comfort Suites Michigan Avenue Loop
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3 out of 5
40 East Grand Avenue, Chicago, IL
$161/night
Sep 30 - Oct 1
4.4/5Wonderful! (1,926 reviews)

"The staff was excellent. Everyone was very friendly and professional. The one gentleman at breakfast has exceptional customer service. He was outstanding. The valet guys on the first floor were always very friendly, professional, and very helpful. They will store your luggage if needed. This is a ..."…"

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2019

Homewood Suites by Hilton Chicago Downtown
Image for SpringHill Suites by Marriott Chicago Waukegan/Gurnee
3 out of 5
4101 Fountain Square Pl, Waukegan, IL
Free CancellationPay later
$122/night
Oct 6 - Oct 7
4.6/5Wonderful! (1,090 reviews)

"Great location. Staff very friendly and professional. Nice clean rooms."…"

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2019

SpringHill Suites by Marriott Chicago Waukegan/Gurnee
Image for Fairfield Inn & Suites Chicago Downtown/River North
3 out of 5
60 W Illinois St, Chicago, IL
Free CancellationPay later
$144/night
Sep 29 - Sep 30
4.6/5Wonderful! (1,294 reviews)

"Excellent security and amenities. Staff was very helpful and accommodating."…"

Reviewed on Aug 20, 2019

Fairfield Inn & Suites Chicago Downtown/River North
Image for Hampton Inn Chicago Downtown/Magnificent Mile
2.5 out of 5
160 E Huron Street, Chicago, IL
$225/night
Sep 22 - Sep 23
4.2/5Excellent! (3,732 reviews)

"The good: breakfast was free! The not so good: you could be waiting a while for the elevator."…"

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2019

Hampton Inn Chicago Downtown/Magnificent Mile
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4.5 out of 5
221 N Columbus Dr, Chicago, IL
Free CancellationPay later
$191/night
Oct 6 - Oct 7
4.5/5Wonderful! (1,977 reviews)

"I liked the gym and pools the property had. The breakfast buffet was amazing."…"

Reviewed on Sep 11, 2019

Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel Chicago
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Where Should We Stay in Chicago?

If you've been thinking about a vacation with your kids, Chicago is a good choice. The interesting architecture, art scene, and notable monuments are just a few things that make this an attractive family vacation destination. Fly into Chicago, IL (MDW-Midway Intl.), which is the closest airport, or Chicago, IL (ORD-O'Hare Intl.), which is located 15.7 mi (25.3 km) from the city center. When you're thinking about where you should stay in Chicago, you might want to consider one of the 705 kid-friendly hotels and other accommodations here.

Families on vacation have good things to say about these accommodations:

Hyatt Regency Chicago: Offers 4 restaurants, laundry facilities, and free WiFi. Guests like the central location and helpful staff at this 4-star hotel.

Congress Plaza Hotel - Features 2 restaurants, free WiFi, and free cribs. The overall comfort and central location make this 3-star hotel popular with guests.

Hyatt Place Chicago/Lombard/Oak Brook - Offers an indoor pool, a restaurant, and free parking. Guests like the quiet location at this 3-star hotel.

SpringHill Suites Chicago O'Hare by Marriott - Features an indoor pool, a restaurant, and free parking. The overall comfort and central location make this 3-star hotel popular with guests.

DoubleTree by Hilton Chicago - Magnificent Mile - Offers an outdoor pool, a restaurant, and free cribs. Guests like the overall comfort and central location at this 3.5-star hotel.

When Should We Visit Chicago?

You're likely hoping for good weather for your family vacation. You can use this information to plan when to grab the kids and head to Chicago.

  • Hottest months: July, June, August, and September, with an average temperature of 83°F
  • Coldest months: January, February, December, and March, with an average temperature of 20°F
  • Driest months: February, January, December, and March, with an average rainfall of 2.31 inches
  • Rainiest months: May, June, July, and August, with an average rainfall of 4.05 inches

What Should We See and Do in Chicago?

Skydeck Ledge and Wrigley Field are interesting attractions you and your family might enjoy exploring while you are staying in Chicago. Make sure you have plenty of time to take in the area's activities like Millennium Park, Willis Tower, and John Hancock Center.

Chicago is also well-known for its:
  • Theater
  • Architecture
  • Museums
  • Art
  • Monuments
  • Entertainment
  • Shopping

Getting Around Chicago

Chicago has transportation options that will make it easy for you and the family to get around. Nearby metro stations include Monroe Station, Monroe Station, and Adams-Wabash Station. If you want to see more of the area, hop aboard a train from Millennium Station, Chicago Van Buren Street Station, or Chicago Union Station.

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