Traveling parents know that a good hotel swimming pool is key to a fun family vacation. You can even make your trip extra-memorable with fun summer deals that include private pool time. Here are our picks for Chicago’s best (kid-friendly!) hotel pools.
Kids of all ages will love the indoor swimming pool at Sheraton Grand Chicago. The hotel, which opens on June 7, has a prime riverside location near Michigan Avenue, Millennium Park, and Navy Pier. This year, their new Family Summer Splash Package includes one hour of exclusive access to the pool, with all the space and water toys your family needs. The package also includes free parking and a late checkout.
The Langham, Chicago
The Langham, rated one of the best hotels in the country, is also one of the city’s best spots for families. The 67-foot indoor swimming pool includes a heated hydrotherapy hot tub, a Himalayan salt stone sauna, steam room, cooling shower, and heated relaxation recliners. Treat your family to a memorable weekend with private access to the entire pool, including toys, floats, and poolside snacks.
InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile
At Chicago’s InterContinental Hotel, you can literally dive into an Art Deco treasure. Located on the fourteenth floor, this stunning, indoor pool is commonly referred to as the Johnny Weismuller pool, a testament to the famous Olympic athlete and actor best known for his role as Tarzan, who once trained here. Dive in and imagine you’re back in the ’30s, when the pool was the place to make a splash in Chicago.
Kids will love the dedicated kids’ lane, where they can race to their heart’s content. Moms and dads will enjoy relaxing poolside — lots of comfy chaise lounges are perfect for coffee (or cocktail!) sipping.
Four Seasons Chicago
Your kids might recognize this famous hotel swimming pool already: It starred as a backdrop in Home Alone 2 (Kevin loses his trunks while swimming here!). This hotel swimming pool is decidedly luxe, with its turquoise blue waters, classic columns, and domed glass ceiling.
The adjacent Fitness Center at Four Seasons Hotel Chicago offers a wide range of luxurious spa services and 24-hour fitness facilities for parents that want some downtime. But the 50-foot indoor swimming pool is where you’ll find all the fun.
Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel Chicago
In the summer months, the Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel Chicago‘s outdoor rooftop pool is a top pick for families visiting Chicago. As one of the only outdoor rooftop pools in Chicago’s popular downtown area, the Radisson Blu pool and terrace space is the perfect oasis for parents hoping for a moment of relaxation and kids that want to cool off with a splash.
The hotel’s picture-perfect location mean you’re steps away from all the sights, including Navy Pier. Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel Chicago is pet-friendly, too, so you can even bring Fido along for the fun!
The best feature of the Peninsula Chicago’s beautiful indoor pool is its view: located on the 19th floor, its 20-foot floor-to-ceiling windows offer unbeatable panoramas of Lake Michigan and the city. It’s especially fun for kids in the wintertime, when they can enjoy indoor swim time while snowflakes fall on the city outdoors.
During warmer weather, catch some rays on the pool’s adjoining sun deck. Hungry? Dining menus are on-hand for a poolside meal or snack.
The 1929 landmark Art Deco tower at the corner of Milwaukee, Damen, and North Avenues was transformed into The Robey, a beautiful boutique hotel that deftly melds a storied past with modern hospitality.
The hotel’s rooftop Cabana Club features an outdoor swimming pool that’s small in size but big in breathtaking views of Chicago’s skyline. It’s just the right pool for a kid-sized dip on a hot Chicago summer day. Moms and dads will love sipping handcrafted cocktails and catching rays on the Cabana Club’s comfy lounge chairs.