Whether you’re looking for a local staycation, lodging for family or friends, the perfect event space for your special day, shower, milestone birthday, meetings or fundraiser, we have you covered with this list of local area hotels in the community!
From comfort, pools, meeting rooms, event space, restaurants and bars to theater and golf ,there are so many options for entertainment.
We’ve also added our favorite out-of-state hotels, recommendations from our Wanderlust Travel Stories Interview Series and our Wish List of places!
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Hotels in the Northern Suburbs
Chicago Marriott Suites
2 Parkway North Boulevard
Details: Two room suites, seasonal outdoor pool, fitness center, event space, restaurant & lounge, pet-friendly
Deer Path Inn
255 E. Illinois Road
Details: Historic, traditional hotel with afternoon tea, dining options, meetings & events, weddings, complimentary bicycles
DoubleTree by Hilton Libertyville-Mundelein
510 E. IL Route 83
Details: Hotel with large indoor pool, meeting space, restaurant & bar, near Hawthorn Mall, landscaped gardens, weekday local shuttle, DoubleTree warm cookies, pet-friendly rooms
The Forester Hotel
A Hyatt Hotel
200 N. Field Drive
Details: Brand new hotel near Lake Forest businesses, boutique inspired hotel by Hyatt Place, where science meets nature, rooms with cozy corner sleepers, bistro and bar, event space, weddings
Four Points by Sheraton
900 W. Lake Cook Road
Details: Spacious accommodations, free shuttle, restaurant & lounge, fitness center, indoor heated pool
Great Wolf Lodge
1700 Nations Drive
Details: Water Park, arcade, bowling, bunk beds, spacious themed suites, meeting space, dining, mini golf, magiquest, climbing wall, kids events
Hampton Inn & Suites Lincolnshire
1400 Milwaukee Avenue
Details: Walking distance to restaurants Big Bowl & Wildfire and entertainment including Regal Cinemas, Viper Alley, near Ryerson Conservation Area and trails, close to City Park Corporate Center, Siemens and Grainger, free pass to nearby Life Time Fitness, free breakfast, fitness center, indoor pool
Hilton Garden Inn
26225 N. Riverwoods Boulevard
Details: Located right near I-94 this hotel is near businesses, Conway Park, Vernon Hills and Lake Forest. They have a restaurant, indoor pool, business center and meeting rooms.
5550 North River Road
Details: Luxury accommodations, meeting and event space connected to convention center. Restaurant, bar, heated indoor pool. Walking distance to Parkway Bank Park, offering a variety of restaurants and entertainment such as indoor skydiving, bowling, comedy club, and movie theater. Or enjoy a short walk over to the Fashion Outlets of Chicago for some discounted shopping.
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Holiday Inn Express & Suites
An IHG Hotel
77 Buckley Road
Details: Newly renovated, near Independence Grove, Abbott Laboratories and Great Lakes Naval base, complimentary breakfast
An IHG Hotel
450 N. Milwaukee Avenue
Details: Ideal for group blocks, sporting events and meetings. Large guest rooms, pets welcome. Artwork inspired by nearby Cuneo Mansion. Pool, fitness center, Shuttle temporarily closed.
Hyatt Regency Deerfield
1750 Lake Cook Road
Details: Luxury hotel with newly renovated rooms, weddings, restaurant & lounge, fitness center
Lincolnshire Marriott Resort
10 Marriott Drive
Details: Crane’s Landing Golf, Marriott Theatre, spa, three Restaurants, Starbucks, meetings & event space, weddings
Residence Inn by Marriott
26325 N. Riverwoods Boulevard
Details: Just off I-94 this is conveniently located near businesses like Abbvie, Vyaire and Brunswick. This hotel has apartment like suites and extended stay and lower rates with complimentary breakfast. Onsite business room and outdoor barbecue patio. A short drive to Lake Forest College, Six Flags Great America, Lake County Forest Preserve system and much more.
601 N. Milwaukee Avenue
Details: Indoor pool, fitness center, Starbucks, on-site restaurants, grab-n-go food, pet-friendly rooms, Westin Heavenly beds, ergonomic workspaces. Near Cooper’s Hawk, Spears & Wakaba dining options.
Hotels in the South and Western Suburbs
The Herrington Inn & Spa
15 S. River Lane
Details: Quaint, boutique hotel overlooking the Fox River. Spa, meetings and events, weddings, turn down service with homemade cookies and milk. Atwater’s farm to table restaurant on the river, complimentary European continental breakfast. Located in the vacation like town of Geneva with many restaurants, shops and activities to explore and do.
100 W. Main Street
630-584-2100 or 800-284-0110
Details: Historic, luxury hotel located on the river. Rose garden, outdoor patio, boathouse. Spa and meeting space, celebrity weddings – site of Donnie Wahlberg & Jenny McCarthy’s wedding,
2139 City Gate Lane
Details: Four diamond hotel in the destination of Naperville with dining, bar, spa, fitness center, Lavazza Cafe
2815 Jorie Boulevard
Details: Located near the Sandlot Playground, Brookfield Zoo and other attractions located on a forest preserve with a scenic lake. Perfect for families, weddings and conferences. Restaurant, room services, fitness center, indoor pool, spa and pet friendly
Hotel Indigo Naperville Riverwalk
An IHG Hotel
120 Water Street
Details: Located in the heart of downtown Naperville on the river. Spa, fitness center, and pet-friendly
70 Yorktown Center
Details: A dynamic hotel for families and business travelers. Expansive ballroom and meeting space, restaurant, grab-n-go food, fitness studio and 25 meter heated indoor lap pool. Located close to the Morton Arboretum.
Hampton Inn Aurora
2423 Bushwood Drive
Details: Bunk Beds, Indoor pool and kiddie pool with small frog slide. Located near I-88, Chicago Premium Outlets, forest preserve, Raging Waves Waterpark and Blackberry Farm. Free hot breakfast.
Holiday Inn Express
An IHG Hotel
5235 Prairie Stone Parkway
Details: Brand new hotel near I-90 and Route 59 near NOW Arena and many shops and restaurants. Heated indoor pool and complimentary breakfast.
Courtyard by Marriott
100 W. Algonquin Road
Details: Indoor pool, fitness center, and bistro near Woodfield Mall, Lake Arlington and much more.
Hotels in the City
Park Hyatt Chicago
800 N. Michigan Avenue
Details: Luxury Hotel near Magnificent Mile with fitness center, pool, room service and pet-friendly accommodations
Midtown Athletic Club Hotel
2444 N. Elston Avenue
Details: Boutique experience with luxury amenities, city views located within a premier athletic club. Access to indoor and outdoor pools, whirlpools, tennis courts, yoga studio, boxing, cycle, golf simulators and group exercise classes. Also offering smoothie bar, farm to table restaurant and a spa.
85 E. Wacker Drive at North Michigan Avenue
Details: Luxurious hotel near everything downtown has to offer just steps away from the River Walk. Rooftop Terrace, meetings and events, spa.
455 N. Park Drive
Details: Luxurious hotel steps away from Navy Pier with skyline and lake views. Meeting space, indoor pool, restaurant, bar and rooftop terrace.
Kimpton Hotel Monaco
225 N. Wabash Avenue
Details: Near museums, River Walk, theaters and shopping. Kimpton Kids Program, In-room spa services, private dining, meetings & events.
Intercontinental Chicago Magnificent Mile
505 N. Michigan Avenue
Details: Iconic urban resort in the heart of the city with a fitness center, spa, Junior olympic pool, weddings, meeting space and Michael Jordan’s steakhouse.
Hyatt Centric Magnificent Mile
633 North Saint Clair Street
Details: Luxury hotel downtown with indoor pool, fitness center, room service, pet-friendly accommodations and restaurant.
Embassy Suites by Hilton
600 N. State Street
Details: Hotel with Indoor pool near Millennium Park, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago Theater and Willis Tower
Embassy Suites by Hilton
Chicago Magnificent Mile
511 N. Columbus
Details: Hotel near red line and two blocks from Magnificent Mile with indoor pool and complimentary evening social
Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel
221 N. Columbus Drive
Details: Iconic hotel on the Magnificent Mile near “the bean”, Grant Park, Navy Pier and more. Complete with indoor and outdoor pools, fitness center with basketball court and running track, lifestyle garden, restaurant and meeting space. This eco-friendly hotel is a great wedding venue or staycation destination.
Doubletree by Hilton Chicago – Magnificent Mile
300 E. Ohio Street
Details: Tucked between the Magnificent Mile and Navy Pier this hotel has an outdoor rooftop pool with restaurant and fitness center
Out of State Favorites
The Osthoff Resort
101 Osthoff Avenue
Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin
Details: We’ve vacationed here annually for over a decade! Just two hours away and the most beautiful sandy beach, two nice pools and a fabulous family resort. We love the activities for kids and families like fishing, arts & crafts, cooking, coffee cruise, smores, kayaks and more. Walk to restaurants in town or dine at the resort. Nightly ice cream walks are a must! Wonderful Aspira Spa and Cooking School. Year round events. Meetings, Weddings and more.
Marina Grand Resort
600 W. Water Street
New Buffalo, Michigan
Details; I spent a weekend here with my cousins! Waterfront resort on New Buffalo Harbor. Free bikes to ride around town, indoor and outdoor pool, rooftop deck. Walking distance to Lake Michigan, restaurants and shops.
Wild Dunes Resort
Destination by Hyatt
Charleston’s Island Resort
5757 Palm Boulevard
Isle of Palms, South Carolina
Details: We had a great family trip here. The resort is conveniently located near the Charleston airport. Golf, Kids Activities, Spa, Beach, Pools, Restaurants, Pizza, Hudson’s Market, Foosball, Bags and Ping Pong, Family Bingo, Excursions
Hilton Garden Inn Nashville Downtown Convention Center
305 Korean Veterans Parkway
Details: I enjoyed a great girls trip here with my best friends. Located two blocks from Music City Center and Country Music Hall of Fame this hotel has a great rooftop pool, wine bar and restaurants.
Hilton Boston Back Bay
40 Dalton Street
Details: This was a business trip turned couples trip… Located near Fenway Park, Prudential Center and the Freedom Trail this is a great hotel to see the sights. Also features an indoor pool fitness center and snack shop
Hilton Pensacola Beach
12 Via De Luna Drive
Details: We took a family trip here with my parents too. It is conveniently located near the Pensacola airport. Hilton Hotel with Bunk Beds, Suites, Restaurants, Pool Deck, Beach, Near Naval Aviation Museum, Blue Angels & Dolphin Cruise
Hilton Penn’s Landing
202 S. Christopher Columbus Boulevard
Details: This was a business trip, turned couples trip for us… Overlooking the Delaware River viewing New Jersey, this hotel is close to many sight-seeing opportunities like the Liberty Bell. It includes an indoor pool, park and waterfront dining.
Aloft South Bend
111 North Main Street
South Bend, Indiana
Details: We have stayed here when visiting my best friend who lives nearby. Walking distance to restaurants, bars and attractions. Near Notre Dame University.
The St. Regis Bahia Beach
Sate Road 187 Kilometer 4.2
Rio Grande, Puerto Rico
Details: My husband earned this rewards trip from his work! Located on 2 miles of secluded beach on the Atlantic Ocean, surrounded in natural wonders, wildlife sanctuary, oasis pools, Iridium Spa, fitness center, yoga on the beach, golf course, children’s programs, and many dining options this resort will not disappoint.
Hilton Los Cabos Beach & Golf Resort
Carreterra Transpeninsular, Los Cabos, Baja California Sur, Mexico
Details: This is where we spent our honeymoon! Located on the Sea of Cortez this stunning hotel has ocean view fitness center, rooms and suites (some with private plunge pools), Beach Club service, renowned restaurants, eforea spa, Kids Club, events and destination weddings, and four pools including an infinity pools, swim-up bar/restaurant, water slide and splash zone.
Grand Geneva Resort & Spa
7036 Grand Geneva Way
Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
262-248-8811 or 877-741-9598
Details: We’ve attended weddings here at this resort on 1300 acres of woodlands. two golf courses, family ski area, spa restaurants, pools and meeting space
Timber Ridge Lodge & Waterpark at Grand Geneva
The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne
455 Grand Bay Drive
Details: This was a rewards trip for my husband’s work! Luxurious hotel on a secluded barrier island including a tennis center, restaurants, spa, fitness center, pool, beach and recreational activities
Hilton Bentley Miami/South Beach
101 Ocean Drive
Miami Beach, Florida
Details: We used our Hilton Rewards points for this stay at this hotel! Beachfront hotel a short walk to restaurants, nightlife and the boardwalk. Pool, fitness center, spa, room service and restaurant.
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Prince of Wales Hotel
1471 W. Millers Cove Road
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Hotels on our Bucket List
Cartoon Network Hotel
2285 Lincoln Hwy E
Dollywood Parks & Resorts
2700 Dollywood Boulevard
Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort & Spa
575 Hyatt Lost PInes Road
Lost Pines, Texas
The Hotel Hershey
100 Hotel Road
The Abbey Resort
269 Fontana Boulevard
Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
The Ridge Hotel
Lake Geneva, Wisconsin