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Families visiting Chicago love the Ritz-Carlton hotel. Located in the Water Tower Place mall on Michigan Avenue, in the hub of downtown's most touristy area, it's walking distance to Oak Street Beach,... Read More
Families visiting Chicago love the Ritz-Carlton hotel. Located in the Water Tower Place mall on Michigan Avenue, in the hub of downtown's most touristy area, it's walking distance to Oak Street Beach, American Girl Place, the John Hancock Observatory, and many other attractions. The four-lane indoor lap pool has specific children's hours, and the 24-hour fitness center offers a variety of classes like yoga, pilates and Zumba. Parents can have "The Candy Man" visit their room between 4-6 p.m., and let the kids pick out a few pieces of candy from the glass jars. Kids ages five and up can bake cookies with the chef in the hotel's massive kitchen (for a small additional fee), which are delivered to the room (with milk!) as soon as they come out of the oven. At check-in, children can "pick up a friend" from a toy-filled wagon. If requested in advance, a small tent can be set up in the spacious rooms, and they can provide DVDs and popcorn.
160 E Pearson Street
Chicago, IL 60611
- Best for Family-Friendly Hotels Because: Besides it's central location, the Ritz-Carlton is one of the best family hotels in Chicago, offering many fun extras for kids.
- Recommended as Best Hotels Because: It's next-to-Water Tower Place location is convenient for both business and family travelers seeing luxury on the Magnificent Mile.
- Best for Luxury Hotels Because: The Ritz-Carlton has a worldwide reputation for its luxury accommodations, and its Chicago hotel is no exception.
- Best for Downtown Hotels Because: Parents looking for luxury love this hotel for its convenience and proximity to Water Tower Place.