In case you missed it, we took one last family vacation to a Chicago right before school started. I promise to share everything about our trip *very* soon, but first I wanted to share all about our stay at Loews Chicago Downtown Hotel while we were there! It was the best place to stay downtown Chicago with kids and we had the best experience from arrival to departure and we felt just like we were at home!
I partnered with Loews Hotel for our Chicago vacation. All opinions are my own.
The downtown Loews location (they also have one at O’Hare) is conveniently located right downtown and we were able to walk to many of the places we wanted to visit! At the top of our list was seeing The Bean in Millennium Park (where we got engaged!!) and taking some time to play in Maggie Daley Park. Since jumping in a cab isn’t the easiest with kids, being able to walk up to the Magnificent Mile and then head towards Millennium Park was the best option for us! Plus the boys thought all the giant buildings were absolutely the coolest.
But back to our room. It was absolutely beautiful and perfect for our family of four! We were greeted with an amazing spread of treats along with cookies and milk for the boys! Flavor by Loews is a really fun program where Loews partners with local food and beverage companies to offer to guests. I tried some local cold-pressed juices that I fell in love with as well as some local honey!
The view out our window was AMAZING! It was looking right out over Navy Pier and we were even able to see the fireworks that night! Which was perfect because we were already cozied up in our pajamas and went to bed right when they were over!
The Loews Loves Families program makes you feel like you are at home, but in a luxury hotel with all the amenities you can think of! I’m definitely booking a spa treatment next time we visit! I was able to sneak away to the gym and loved that they had a Peloton bike. It was just like being at home. ;) They also had a large swimming pool and on some weekends they offer a “dive-in” movie for families!
If your kids need to burn some energy while staying at Loews Chicago Downtown, we found a park literally around the corner from the hotel! We cut up Illinois Street to walk to Ohio Street Beach and head to Navy Pier and ran right in to a little playground. It was the perfect spot for the boys to run and get the extra energy out before dinner!
With the Chicago Discovery Family Package when you check in to the Chicago Loews, your kids receive a backpack filled with a scavenger hunt booklet, a notebook and pencil, a compass, a water bottle, sunglasses, and a Mrs. O’Leary plush cow! The boys thought their new backpacks were the coolest and took them everywhere during our trip!
We decided to have room service deliver breakfast on our last morning in Chicago. You should have seen the boys’ faces when pancakes were rolled right into our room!! I had the most amazing french toast I’ve ever had in my entire life. And then we had one last snuggle in the giant bed before heading home!
Right now Loews is offering a special family getaway package where when you book a stay for 3 nights or more you can get a second room at 50% off, free breakfast for up to two kids, a $30 food and beverage credit, and complimentary parking. This is a great deal for families who travel for the holidays!
If you’re heading to Downtown Chicago for a family vacation this winter, you should definitely take advantage of the Snowed Inn Package! When you book this package you receive hot cocoa and a decorate-your-own cookie kit, a free in-room movie rental, a kids pop up tent (the boys would LOVE this!!!) with campfire play set, 2 cocktails in the Lobby Lounge or ETA Restaurant, 2 tickets per family for the Centennial Wheel at Navy Pier, and valet parking with in/out privileges. This package sounds so amazing for a fun family trip!!
Click here to see all of the offers for Loews Chicago Downtown.
If you are headed to Chicago anytime soon with (or even without) kids, definitely add staying at Loews Chicago Downtown to your list! The hotel is within walking distance of the Magnificent Mile and Millennium Park plus you can take a cap to explore more of the city! We can’t wait to head back and stay at Loews Chicago!
Thank you so much to Loews Hotel for inviting us to the best sleep over with bedtime fireworks!