What better way to beat the winter blues than by taking a mini vacation to beautiful downtown Chicago. January is one of the slowest months in the hotel industry, so many hotels offer discounts and special packages to increase occupancy. While most offer a nice breakfast package or even complimentary parking and internet, these are some very special packages available in Chicago. 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 Packages for Families
120 East Delaware Place
Chicago, IL 60611
The Family Fun in the City Package lists numerous amenities that your child will love! Kids get to choose a toy from the treasure chest at check-in and they will be greeted with a welcome amenity in the guest room, including a stuffed animal. Enjoy daily American breakfast for two in Allium and complimentary meals from the children’s menu for children ages five and under when dining with their parents in Allium.
Prepare for a visit from the Ice Cream Man between 3:00 pm and 6:00 pm (once per stay), choose an in-room movie to watch with popcorn and sodas delivered to your room (once per stay). There is also access to the Kids Clubroom on the 32nd floor, including foosball, air hockey, Nintendo Wii, books, toys and more. And 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! To book, click here.
600 North State Street
Chicago, Illinois, 60654
Introduce the kids to some classic Chicago food! The Taste of Chicago Package includes a box of Fannie May chocolates, a gallon sized collectible tin of the caramel and cheddar “Garrett Mix” popcorn, and a $25 gift card to use at Lettuce Entertain You restaurants. Enjoy complimentary valet parking ($59.00 value) for one vehicle per suite as well! To book, click here.
American Girl Place Package has all that your little ones could ask for. The package includes a spacious two-room suite with parlor and connecting bedroom. Enjoy a personalized welcome letter for your girl and her doll and an American Girl doll-sized travel bed for your girl to take home. Your doll (and girl) will receive turndown service, an in-suite movie for each night of your stay, snacks and juice to enjoy during your movie, and complimentary full breakfast each day of stay. To book, click here. See below for other hotels offering an American Girl Place package.
323 East Upper Wacker Drive
Chicago IL 60601
Swissotel Kids Suite is a very memorable way to spend a winter weekend. 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! Make your child a VIK today! To book, click here.
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, Aquativ 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! To book, click here. See below for other hotels that offer a similar Shedd Aquarium package.
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 Geneva Restaurant. To book, click here. See below for other hotels that offer a similar Art Institute package.
And who wants some adventure? Book The Field Museum Package and check out the new Jurassic World exhibit! Experience deluxe hotel accommodations, two VIP all-access passes to The Field Museum, breakfast for two in Geneva Restaurant, and complimentary use of the fitness center and pool. To book, click here. See below for other hotels that offer a similar Field Museum package.
*Honorable Mention* Though, this is not a kid-friendly package, who couldn’t use a night or two away from the kids? Swissotel’s Date Night Package is the way to go if you want to add a little romance to your life! Enjoy chocolate dipped strawberries in your room, a champagne toast for two in Amuse, a full buffet breakfast for two in Geneva Restaurant, and a 2:00pm late checkout (based on availability). No kids to jump on you at 6:00am! To book, click here.
676 North Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611
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, but instead of a quick day trip, why not make a weekend out of it! Kids receive a welcome card at check-in, a tasty candy display 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, An American Girl puppy and Dreamy Daisy Pet Bed, or a Bitty Baby blanket and pajamas. And for the grown-ups, complimentary valet parking is included as well as a $60 food and beverage voucher each day. To book, click here. Also, see below for other hotels offering an American Girl Place package.
17 E. Monroe Street
Chicago, IL 60603
The Palmer House’s Just Chillin Package welcomes families to melt away the winter blues with some fun! This package offers complimentary self parking, complimentary in-room wifi, and complimentary access to the pool and fitness center. Venture out to Millennium Park where you will cash in your voucher for two free skate rentals and when you’re done, come back to the hotel to fill welcome mugs with unlimited coffee or hot cocoa! To book, click here.
20 W Kinzie Street
Chicago, IL 60654
Enjoy Kinzie’s Explore Chicago Package with the amazing boutique accommodations.Included in your rate is one Chicago CityPASS (with the option to add more), Fannie May Chocolates, Garrett Popcorn welcome amenity, continental breakfast served daily on each guest floor, 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. Click here to book.
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. And you can take home an “I explored Chicago” bandana for your wonderful friend. To book, click here.
455 North Park Drive
Chicago, IL 60611
Loews’ Snowed Inn Package invites you to escape cabin fever and enjoy some Chicago activities. 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. Click here to book.
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! To book, click here.
More hotels that book some of the packages explained above
The Shedd Aquarium Package
Comfort Suites Chicago
Holiday Inn Mart Plaza River North
The Residence Inn Chicago Downtown/Magnificent Mile
Essex Inn Chicago
Fairfield Inn and Suites Chicago