Winter Chicago Hotel Deals and Packages for Families

January and February are two of the slowest months in the hotel industry, so many hotels offer discounts and special packages to fill those rooms. Why not take advantage of the great deals to beat the winter blues with a mini Chicago vacation? These are some of the best packages available in Chicago right now! So dig a path to the car and and bring the family to the big city for a quick getaway with one of these Chicago hotel deals and hotel packages for families.

Winter Chicago Hotel Deals and Hotel Packages for Families

2019 Winter Chicago Hotel Deals and Packages for Families

Four Seasons Hotel Chicago

120 East Delaware Place
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 280-8800

The Family Fun in the City Package starts at check-in, when kids choose a toy from the treasure chest. They’ll be greeted with a welcome amenity in the guest room, including a stuffed animal. The package includes daily American breakfast for two in Allium, plus complimentary meals from the children’s menu for children ages five and under. The Ice Cream Man visits between 3:00 pm and 6:00 pm (once per stay), plus enjoy popcorn and sodas delivered to your room (once per stay). There is also access to the Kids Clubroom on the 32nd floor, which has foosball, air hockey, Nintendo Wii, books, toys and more.

Don’t forget access to the 50-foot indoor pool (featured in the movie Home Alone 2!) where you’ll find kickboards, pool noodles and floaties to help kids splash around. As if that wasn’t enough, they offer a kids’ shoeshine service where tennis shoes are returned with a Four Seasons charm and new shoelaces! Be sure to grab a selfie frame at the front desk so you can document this memorable stay.

Embassy Suites by Hilton, Chicago Downtown

600 North State Street
Chicago, Illinois, 60654
(312) 943-3800

Embassy’s Family Fun Package includes internet access, breakfast for up to four people, and late checkout (on weekends, when available). This location is on State Street, which is close to shopping and many dining options!

Intercontinental Chicago

505 N. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 944-4100

The Snuggle is Real Package offers a plush lion and custom blanket, hot cocoa and homemade marshmallow turndown service, unlimited in-room movies, and a $50 in-room dining credit to order some snacks. Enjoy a 2:00 pm late checkout with no fee and extra pillows to build forts and work off some cabin fever!

Kinzie Hotel Chicago

20 W Kinzie Street
Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 395-9000

Kinzie’s Explore Chicago Package includes one Chicago CityPASS (with the option to add more), Fannie May Chocolates, Garrett Popcorn, continental breakfast served daily on each guest floor, and an evening manager’s reception with hors d’oeuvres and a welcome drink each evening for each guest. They also offer free WiFi for unlimited devices and 24-hour access to the fitness & business centers.

Can’t leave for the weekend because you have a dog? No problem! Kinzie offers The Pamper your Pooch Package. Bring Fido along on your mini vacation and he can stay right along with you in this pet-friendly hotel. Your pooch will enjoy a pillowtop dog bed, dog bowl, and locally-made doggie spa amenities, as well as a copy of the “Pet Lovers Guide to the City.” Your dog will also be able to order a meal daily from the in-room “Doggie Delights Menu.” Plus, you’ll take home an “I explored Chicago” bandanna for your wonderful friend.

Loews Chicago

455 North Park Drive
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 840-6600

Loews’ Snowed Inn Package invites you to escape cabin fever and enjoy some Chicago activities. You will receive one complimentary ride on the Centennial Wheel at Navy Pier. When the day is over, return to your hotel room for hot cocoa and cookies, a complimentary in-room movie, and a tent and campfire set up the kids to enjoy during your stay (upon request, not for take-home use). This package also includes complimentary valet parking for one vehicle. And you will receive one complimentary ride on the Centennial Wheel at Navy Pier if you book select specific dates.

The Urban Explorer Family Package is a great adventure for you and your children to share. Each child will be given an explorer kit at check-in complete with a scavenger hunt booklet, journal with colored pencils, compass, water bottle, sunglasses, and a Mrs. O’Leary plush cow. The kids will also receive free breakfast and milk and cookies are delivered to the room!

Omni Chicago Hotel

676 North Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 944-6664

Omni is one of the hotels that offers the American Girl Place Package. We are so lucky to have an American Girl Place right here in our backyard. Why not make a weekend out of it? Kids receive a welcome card at check-in, an Omni doll-sized robe, a tasty candy treat on the night of arrival, and turndown for you and your doll (including cookies and milk). Girls also have the choice of an American Girl pajama set, book, and foldout bed or a Bitty Baby blanket and pajamas. And for the grown-ups, complimentary valet parking is included each day.

You can also check out The Drake and The Ritz-Carlton Chicago, which also offer American Girl Place packages!

Swissotel Chicago

323 East Upper Wacker Drive
Chicago IL 60601
(312) 565-0565

In the Swissotel Kids Suite, every child who checks in is considered a VIK (very important kid) and gets booked into a two-room suite with one bedroom for the adults and one for the kids. You receive a complimentary in-room movie, a tasty movie theater welcome amenity, and a complimentary breakfast buffet for two adults and up to two children. The kids suite is also stocked with age appropriate toys, books, games, and more!

The Shedd Aquarium Package is available at many Chicago area hotels. At the Swissotel, you will receive two VIP Shedd Aquarium tickets, which include access to the Abbott Oceanarium, Aquatic Show, the Sharks in Wild Reef, and more. You will also receive complimentary access to the 42nd floor fitness center and pool at the hotel to wind down after a long day exploring the living seas! And wake up in the morning to breakfast for two at The Palm Chicago restaurant.

(You’ll find similar Shedd Aquarium packages at Comfort Suites ChicagoHoliday Inn Mart Plaza River North, and Fairfield Inn and Suites Chicago, too.)

Another educational way to spend a chilly weekend is by booking The Art Institute Package. This package includes overnight accommodations in one of the luxurious guest rooms, two all-access VIP tickets to The Art Institute of Chicago, access to the pool and fitness center, plus a buffet breakfast for two at The Palm Chicago restaurant.

And who wants some adventure? Book The Field Museum Package! Experience deluxe hotel accommodations, two VIP all-access passes to The Field Museum, breakfast for two in The Palm Chicago restaurant, and complimentary use of the fitness center and pool.

Head over to our Resources for Families page for more helpful info to make your life easier! You also might be interested in checking out great deals on our Half-Price Tickets page.

About the Author

Claudia Coyne
Having grown up in Palos Park, Claudia has a great love for the southwest suburbs and the hidden gems of the area. Claudia currently lives in Tinley Park with her husband and four children (two girls, ages 6 and 4 and two boys, ages 3 and 1). Cabin fever with four children can get rough, so they’re always looking for new and exciting adventures outside of the house! During the warmer months, you’ll find her and the family at the pool, out on nature walks, grilling in the yard, or at the zoo. And pick a park, any park… Claudia’s kids possess a magical super power of being able to detect the nearest park within a 5 mile radius, so there’s always a stop off on the way home to discover new playgrounds! When the cold comes, they like to craft, hibernate at the library or indoor play places, and play in the snow. In her tiny sliver of free time, Claudia enjoys sewing, photography, and baking.

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