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Top Chicago family friendly hotels around the holidays?

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Top Chicago family friendly hotels around the holidays?

Looking to take maybe a 2-3 day trip to Chicago with the family.

Want to stay at a great family hotel that is kid friendly.

Last year we stayed at the Omni and did the American Girl package.

Pretty much all I see are the AGPs offered at these hotels.

I could've sworn there was one last year that allowed the kids to cook/bake with a chef. Something like cookies or a cake??

We'd be looking for a hotel on the Mag Mile. With 2 kids, something close to all shopping and walking we'll do.

suggestions?

Illinois
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for Chicago, Illinois
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1. Re: Top Chicago family friendly hotels around the holidays?

There are many hotels along the Mag Mile area - at all price-points.

Play with your proposed dates at www.hotels.com or similar site and see what works within your budget. You can choose hotels by amenities and area.

Several good hotel deals here - http://www.travelzoo.com/hotels/chicago/

Chicago, Illinois
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2. Re: Top Chicago family friendly hotels around the holidays?

The Embassy Suites by Navy Pier is close to Michigan Ave, has a decent pool and is across the street from a grocery store.

Chicago, Illinois
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3. Re: Top Chicago family friendly hotels around the holidays?

Embassy Suites on State St. is a better location / indoor pool. There is a Trader Joe's, Jewel and Wholefoods within walking distance. Lots of family restaurants within blocks. The Red Line subway is at Grand and State Streets. Also check Fairfield Suites, Homewood Suites, Comfort Suites, Hampton Inn & Suites ... all in the River North tourist area just off Michigan Ave. Some of the suites hotels offer free breakfasts.

Check hotels.com for prices.

Chicago
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4. Re: Top Chicago family friendly hotels around the holidays?

The Ritz Carlton has a good kids program. You can bake cookies with the chef and they have the Candy Man that will come to your room all dressed up with a big cart of candy. They will also decorate the room for your child.

Trump also has the trump kids program.

B.

Chicago
posts: 77
5. Re: Top Chicago family friendly hotels around the holidays?

Thanks all!

It wasn't so much that I was looking for hotels or locations, I was more location for family or kid activities for each hotel. Pretty much every hotel I was finding only offered the AGP. I wanted something different.

The Ritz sounds fun. My kids are going to love to bake with the chef!

Thanks again everyone.

Chicago, Illinois
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6. Re: Top Chicago family friendly hotels around the holidays?

It would have helped if you would have given us a price range. Nobody wants to suggest the Ritz Carlton for a Holiday Inn budget. The Four Seasons brand hotels (which also manages the Ritz Carlton, Chicago) always has family friendly activities. Since you live in Chicago (according to your TA personal information) just call the hotel and ask for special family events over the holidays.

Chicago
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7. Re: Top Chicago family friendly hotels around the holidays?

Peninsula has a kids academy, you can bake cookies with the chef and they have other activities too.

8. Re: Top Chicago family friendly hotels around the holidays?

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