Your Chicago Family Hotel

Make Kinzie Hotel your home base for your upcoming family adventure in the Windy City! Located in the heart of downtown Chicago, Kinzie Hotel offers easy access to countless educational, kid-friendly, and iconic attractions.

During your family getaway, you'll love the spacious layouts of our guest rooms. For some added privacy, book a One Bedroom King Suite which features a master bedroom and separate living room with a pull-out sofabed. Need a second room? Make sure to request an adjoining hotel room to keep your family in one place during your Chicago adventure.

Ready to start planning your family vacation to the Windy City? Find the perfect accommodations for your family, check out our family-friendly guide to Chicago, and get excited for an unforgettable family excursion!

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Family Friendly Amenities

During your trip to Chicago, your family will enjoy:

  • Spacious Downtown Guest Rooms with Pull-Out Sofas
  • Deluxe, Continental Breakfast on Your Floor for Your Entire Family
  • Adjoining Rooms Upon Request
  • High-Speed WiFi for Unlimited Devices
  • In-Room Keurig with Coffee, Tea, and Hot Chocolate
  • Pet-Friendly Rooms to Accommodate the Entire Family
  • Valet Parking with In and Out Privileges for $64.00 per Night
  • Walking Distance from Millennium Park, the Rainforest Cafe, and other Family-Friendly Institutions
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Pet Friendly Accommodations

You vacation just won't be the same if your entire family can't join you. We get it, which is why we invite you to bring along your furry friend on your Chicago adventure. With pet friendly accommodations, you'll be able to bring your pupper along to experience the very best of the Windy City! Take a look at Kinzie Hotel's pet policy and doggy amenities and start planning your Chicago excursion!

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Millennium Park

Located in the heart of the city, Millennium Park offers a great introduction to Chicago. There, you can take family selfies in front of the Bean (officially known as the Cloud Gate), let the kids splash around in the totally unique Crown Fountain, and take a stroll through the picturesque Lurie Gardens.

During the summer, Millennium Park's grassy, outdoor Jay Pritzker Pavilion hosts free concerts on Tuesday and Thursday nights, movies in the park on Tuesday nights, and Grant Park Orchestra performances on Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday nights. If you're planning ahead, bring a blanket, snacks, and drinks for an unforgettable family picnic alongside Chicago's beautiful skyline.

201 E Randolph Street | About a Twelve Minute Walk from Kinzie Hotel | $4.00 - $6.00 Uber Fare

Head to Millennium Park

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Maggie Daley Park

Spend the afternoon outside at the 20-acre Maggie Daley Park. In addition to its signature whimsical 3-acre play garden, the state-of-the-art park also includes a small-scale prairie for hiking, a mini-golf course, an ice skating rink during the winter, scenic picnic groves, and phenomenal views of the lakefront and skyline. With plenty of options for kids of all ages, the picture-perfect Maggie Daley park offers something for the entire family.

As you plan your trip, keep in mind that access to the park is free, but the mini-golf course, ice skating rink, climbing wall, and tennis courts require tickets.

337 E Randolph Street | About a Five Minute Drive from Kinzie Hotel | $5.00 - $6.00 Uber Fare


Check Out Maggie Daley Park

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Navy Pier

Bring the kids on a fun-filled lakefront adventure at Chicago's iconic Navy Pier. Bask in phenomenal city views from the world-famous Ferris Wheel, catch a movie at the IMAX theater, or take a thrilling boat ride on the Seadog. If you're traveling with kids under the ages of ten, don't miss the Chicago Children's Museum, which features three floors of interactive play stations.

With tons of unique gift shops, great Chicago restaurants like Billy Goat, Rainbow Cone, and Giordano's, and plenty of outdoor waterfront seating, the carnivalesque entertainment destination offers endless opportunities to create amazing family memories in the Windy City!

Navy Pier is free to explore, but Centennial Wheel rides, boat excursions, the IMAX, and Chicago Children's Museum will require tickets, which you can purchase on the pier.

600 E Grand Avenue | About a Seven Minute Drive from Kinzie Hotel | $11.00 - $12.00 Uber Fare


Explore Navy Pier

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Chicago CityPASS

Planning to explore Chicago's world-class museums during your family vacation? Bypass the ticket lines and get the most bang for your buck with the Chicago CityPASS! When you buy the Chicago CityPASS, you'll receive VIP admission for one to the Shedd Aquarium, Field Museum, and Skydeck Chicago. You'll also get VIP entry to your choice of the Museum of Science and Industry or the John Hancock Building's 94th floor 360 Chicago and access to either the Adler Planetarium or the Art Institute of Chicago.

Chicago CityPASS booklets are available for both adults and children and will give your family everything you need for a fun, easy, and educational Chicago sightseeing adventure!

If you plan to visit numerous museums during your family vacation, book our Explore Chicago package, which includes Chicago CityPASSes, the option to add on 24-hour CTA passes, and plenty of Garrett's popcorn to quell your post-museum hunger!

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Field Museum of Natural History

Take the kids on a journey back in time when you visit the Field Museum of Natural History! Marvel in awe at the largest and most complete T Rex skeleton in the world. Next, take a trip down the Nile as you discover the culture, traditions, and mummification practices of Ancient Egypt. After that, shrink down to the size of a penny and explore the fascinating world that lives beneath the Earth's surface!

As you plan your family trip, bear in mind the Field Museum is a huge place and requires a full day to cover. We recommend bringing a lunch or eating at the museum's on-site restaurant, The Field Bistro.

1400 S Lake Shore Drive | About a Ten Minute Drive from Kinzie Hotel | $7.00 - $9.00 Uber Fare

Field Museum of Natural History

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The Shedd Aquarium

Witness the wonders of the sea with a daytrip to the Shedd Aquarium! Explore the colorful and vibrant Wild Reef, stroll through the rainforest at the Amazon Rising exhibit, and see the aquarium's beloved beluga whales.

During your visit, don't miss the Shedd's current 4-D Experience, which adds rumbling floors, gusts of air, and misting water to the 3-D movie experience. Needless to say, your burgeoning marine biologist will absolutely love the thrilling, interactive, oceanic adventure!

To minimize your time waiting in line, we recommend buying your tickets online in advance.

1200 S Lake Shore Drive | About a Fifteen Minute Drive from Kinzie Hotel | $8.00 - $10.00 Uber Fare

Head to The Shedd Aquarium

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Lincoln Park Zoo

Hear the roar of the lion and gaze upon the majestic beauty of the giraffe when you spend the day at Lincoln Park Zoo! Located in Chicago's picturesque and historic Lincoln Park, the free zoo features 35 acres of exciting wildlife exploration. Your kids will love the tropical atmosphere of the Helen Brach Primate House, the cute and fun penguins at the Kovler Penguin-Seabird House, and the interactive Farm-in-the-Zoo, where they can pet goats and feed cows.

If you're visiting Chicago during the winter, don't miss the bright, festive wonderland of the Lincoln Park Zoo Lights festival, which typically runs between Thanksgiving and New Years.

2001 N Clark Street | About a Ten Minute Drive from Kinzie Hotel | $7.00 - $9.00 Uber Fare

Lincoln Park Zoo

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Dylan's Candy Shop

Sure, taking your kids on an architectural boat tour of Chicago is a great way to introduce them to the city. But you know what they really want: candy!

During your Chicago getaway, treat the kids to a shopping spree at Dylan's Candy Bar. Located in the Tribune Tower on the Magnificent Mile, the whimsical, colorful, and saccharine Dylan's Candy Bar is a living tribute to all things sugary.

Your kids can build their own bulk candy tins, pick out some sweet Chicago souvenirs, and literally run around like kids in Chicago's most fantastical candy store.

445 N Michigan Avenue | About an Eight Minute Walk from Kinzie Hotel | $5.00 - $6.00 Uber Fare

Go Wild at Dylan's Candy Bar

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American Girl Place

Make your daughter's trip to Chicago one to remember with a trip to the 52,000 sq. ft. American Girl wonderland on the Magnificent Mile. While the American Girl Place certainly boasts an unbelievable doll and accessory store, the AGP also features an American Girl themed restaurant, free craft classes, and a one-of-a-kind salon where dolls can get their hair styled and ears pierced.

If your daughter loves American Girl Dolls, she'll adore the magical, interactive American Girl dreamworld in the Water Tower Place.

If you plan to eat at the American Girl Cafe, we recommend making your reservation in advance.

835 N Michigan Avenue | About a Twenty Minute Walk from Kinzie Hotel | $5.00 - $7.00 Uber Fare

American Girl Place

The LEGO Store

Are your kids LEGOmaniacs? Are you a recovering LEGO obsessive? Make sure to stop at the LEGO Store at Water Tower Place during your upcoming stay in Chicago! With oversized, awe-inspiring displays of the Chicago skyline, a 1,000 lb, life-sized LEGO stormtrooper, and all of the LEGOs products you can imagine, the Magnificent Mile LEGO Store is a must-visit destination for die-hard LEGO enthusiasts and casual builders alike!

During your visit, take a stroll up the Mag Mile, marvel at some of the country's best LEGO work, and keep adding to your never-ending collection of block!

835 N Michigan Avenue | About a Twenty Minute Walk from Kinzie Hotel | $5.00 - $7.00 Uber Fare

The LEGO Store