You don’t have to go far to have a great family vacation, especially when you live in the Glenview, Illinois, area. Not only are you surrounded by fantastic museums, events, restaurants, and other sites in the Greater Chicago area, you’re also close to some amazing hotels with family-friendly accommodations. That’s why Crème de la Crème of Glenview has put together this list of some of the best places to book a family staycation in and around our hometown.
Renaissance Chicago Glenview Suites Hotel
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If you want to stay close to home, then book a room at the Renaissance Chicago Glenview Suites Hotel. Here you’ll find sleek and modern rooms with queen and king-sized beds, a desk, high-definition TVs, and even sofa beds in larger rooms and suites. This hotel has plenty of activities on-site for the whole family to enjoy, including an indoor pool, a restaurant, an outdoor picnic area, and billiards. There’s also access to a nearby, offsite tennis court, and both the restaurant and room service have kids’ meals with your children’s favorite foods.
If you want to explore the great outdoors of Glenview, this hotel is in an optimal location — it’s right in the middle of a few local parks, including Community Park West, The Grove, and Beck Lake. The Renaissance Chicago Glenview Suites Hotel is located at 1400 Milwaukee Ave. in Glenview.
Staybridge Suites Chicago – Glenview
Glenview is home to another great family-friendly hotel: the Staybridge Suites Chicago – Glenview. This hotel features a variety of family-sized rooms (some of which feature kitchenettes), a free breakfast buffet, an indoor pool, and an on-site playground for the kids. What’s more, this hotel also offers free cribs and infant beds to guests, a great money-saver for families staycationing on a budget.
This hotel is perfect for families eager to explore Kohl Children’s Museum, enjoy the outdoors at Gallery Park, play golf at Willow Hill Golf Course, the Glenview Prairie Club, and the Valley Lo Club, and experience other awesome sites around Glenview. You’ll find this hotel at 2600 Lehigh Ave. in Glenview.
The Langham, Chicago
If you need a family-friendly hotel in the city for your family staycation, then the Langham is the place to book. The hotel features a variety of family rooms and suites so everyone can sleep comfortably. In addition to space, you can also get room service dining featuring kids’ favorites and borrow board games for in-room fun. Plus, many of the rooms offer an amazing view of the city’s skyscrapers around you.
Don’t want to leave the hotel? Your family can swim and splash around the private indoor pool and even have snacks poolside. You can also have a movie night with the kids in the hotel’s Cinema Suite that features a big projection screen, comfy chairs, as well as a popcorn machine and other snacks. The hotel also features a few outstanding restaurants, including a place to have afternoon tea.
If you’re planning to venture into the city, the Langham is steps away from Millenium Park, Navy Pier, the Museum of Contemporary Art, as well as public transport to go all around the city. The address for the Langham Chicago is 330 N. Wabash Ave. in Chicago.
Lincolnshire Marriott Resort
Head north of Glenview to nearby Lincolnshire and the Lincolnshire Marriott Resort. It’s located right along a small lake and is close to the Des Plaines River, so you can book family rooms with water views. This resort is great for families who may want to stay for a long weekend and stick close to their accommodations because there’s a golf course, indoor tennis courts, an indoor pool, two restaurants, a picnic area, and full-service spa on-site.
This resort is also a great spot if you’re looking to explore the great outdoors. The Edward L. Ryerson Conservation Area is just a few minutes south, and the Captain Daniel Wright Woods Forest Preserve is a few minutes north. There are also half a dozen or more golf courses around, including the Chevy Chase Country Club a few miles down the road. You can find the Lincolnshire Marriott Resort at 10 Marriott Drive in Lincolnshire.
Eaglewood Resort and Spa
Travel southwest to nearby Itasca, Illinois, for a stay at the Eaglewood Resort and Spa. It’s a four-star resort with a full-service spa and sauna, indoor pool, a hair salon, and four restaurants on-site. Adults will enjoy grabbing a drink at the resort’s three stylish lounge bars. Any golfers on your staycation will enjoy playing the gorgeous 18-hole course, shopping for gear in the pro shop, and relaxing in the clubhouse after a game.
Around Itasca and the Eaglewood Resort and Spa, your family will find fun activities like indoor rock climbing at Vertical Endeavors, hiking in Maple Meadows County Forest Preserve, ice skating at Addison Ice Arena, bouncing around at Sky Zone Trampoline Park, playing at Urban Air Adventure Park’s indoor playground, and cooling off at the Oasis Water Park.
Eaglewood Resort and Spa is located at 1401 Nordic Road in Itasca.
Hilton Chicago/Oak Brook Hills Resort & Conference Center
Go south to Oak Brook for a few nights’ stay at the Hilton Chicago/Oak Brook Hills Resort & Conference Center. This place has a spa, four amazing restaurants, an indoor pool, outdoor tennis courts, a beautiful terrace, and a garden on-site. The golfers in your family can play at the on-site course or at one of the half dozen courses nearby.
This hotel is also close to the Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art, which features exhibits on geology and gemology as well as gemological art. You’re just a few minutes drive to the Graue Mill and Museum and the Hinsdale History Museum, both of which are great local history museums where your family can learn more about the people, places, and events that shaped Chicagoland suburbs.
Visit the Hilton Chicago/Oak Brook Hills Resort & Conference Center at 3500 Midwest Road in Oak Brook, Illinois.
Whether you’re planning a family staycation soon or just need a reason to plan one, consider booking at one of these family-friendly hotels and resorts. Did we miss your family’s go-to spot for family staycation accommodations? If so, contact us so we can add it to our list!