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Resorts and hotels with water parks in Chicago

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Sitting on the banks of Lake Michigan is Chicago, the third-largest city in the USA. Also known as the “Windy City”, Chicago is an excellent representative of the American culture, with skyscrapers, incredible parks and grounds, as well as splendid lake views. The city counts with interesting museum, different neighborhoods and delicious cuisine, which makes it perfect for a family vacation.

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Best hotels with water parks in Chicago

Great Wolf Lodge Illinois

Your family won’t be able to get enough of this remarkable resort with water parks in Chicago.

This hotel with water slides boasts an 80,000 square foot indoor waterpark, an indoor rock climbing wall, an arcade, and a bowling alley.

Apart from a 24-entertainment available at this family resort, there are also 8 on-site dining options, including the one and only Ben and Jerry’s ice cream shop.

Holiday Inn Club Vacations Fox River Resort

One of the jewels of our hotels with water slides in Chicago is definitely  Holiday Inn Club Vacations Fox River Resort!

This resort with water parks features an indoor pool, seasonal outdoor pool, a hot tub, and a children’s playground. 

There are many activities available at the property, including billiards, table tennis, and mini-golf, as well as golfing and fishing. 

Hampton Inn & Suites

With an indoor pool and a children’s pool, as well as a hot tub, this Aurora resort with water slides is a great choice for a family vacation. 

All rooms have a coffee maker, microwave, refrigerator, and a flat-screen TV.

This family resort is only 3.2 km from the Splash Country Aquatic Center, a water park filled with all sorts of fun attractions. 

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Aloft Chicago Mag Mile

Next up on our list of hotels with water parks in Chicago is Aloft Chicago Mag Mile. 

All rooms of the hotel include air conditioning, a flat-screen TV, a fridge, a coffee machine, and a private bathroom.

This hotel features an indoor pool, a restaurant, a shared lounge, and a billiards table. 

Free WiFi and private parking are available at the property. 

Sheraton Grand Chicago

This family resort located in the heart of the Chicago city center offers splendid rooms with river or city skyline views

On-site guests can enjoy 5 restaurants and bars, as well as a fitness center and a minimarket.

There are many activities available at an additional charge, such as bike and walking tours.

Homewood Suites by Hilton Chicago Downtown South Loop

Set near several famous Chicago attractions, this water park hotel features a restaurant, fitness center, a bar, and a shared lounge.

Guests can also make use of an indoor pool, hot tub, and sun terrace available at the property.  

For parents eager to have some time for themselves, this accommodation offers babysitting services at an additional charge. 

The Hotel at Midtown

Let’s proceed with our list of resorts with water parks in Chicago with The Hotel at Midtown!

With babysitting services and a kids’ club, this family hotel is perfect for parents eager for some me-time. 

During your time off parent duty, you can enjoy numerous incredible facilities, including indoor and outdoor lap pools, spa, sauna, steam room, and workout facilities. 

All rooms feature air conditioning, a flat-screen TV, and a private bathroom. 

Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel

This boutique hotel, set in Chicago’s Theater District, boasts an indoor pool and an on-site Rejuvenation Center, which provides spa services.

The hotel’s rooftop bar is perfect for cocktails and cuisine with a spectacular view of the city skyline and the Chicago River. 

All rooms feature a private bathroom, a cable TV, and a seating area. 

Four Seasons Hotel Chicago

Let’s proceed with our list of the best hotels with water parks in Chicago with the Four Seasons Hotel Chicago!

This water park hotel boasts splendid skyline city views, a spa with a 50-foot indoor pool, and a restaurant with American cuisine. 

To give you a break from parent duty, this hotel offers babysitting services or the Kids’ Clubroom with video games, arts and crafts, and a movie area.

Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel

When it comes to family hotels in Chicago, this one is a good choice for vacations with kids.

The property counts with a restaurant, a fitness center, an indoor pool, and a hot tub.

There are different off-site activities available for guests, including horseback riding, bowling, hiking, and tennis. 

Things to do in Chicago with kids

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Explore the best plans, activities and attractions for kids in Chicago. We compiled a list of everything you need to organize a perfect family vacation in Chicago.  All in one place, just scroll down for more information!

Navy Pier

One of the landmarks of Chicago is without any doubt the Centennial Wheel at Navy Pier

Enjoy an incredible view of Lake Michigan on top of this 200-feet high Ferris Wheel.

Apart from the Centennial Wheel, visitors of the Navy Pier can enjoy attractions such as the Carousel and the Drop Tower.


Chicago Children’s Museum

Located on the Navy Pier, this museum is perfect for an exciting family afternoon.

The Chicago Children’s Museum features interesting interactive exhibits for your children to play and learn with. 

Children under the age of 10 will benefit greatly from a visit to this museum so make sure to include it in your travel itinerary!

Maggie Daley Park

At this park, you can find Chicago’s only outdoor climbing park. 

Maggie Daley Park also features picnic areas, tennis courts, wave lawn and different slides.

Winter season at the park, however, is reserved for ice skating, so make sure to give it a go and have fun with your kids. 

Chicago Children’s Theater

Chicago’s Children’s Theater, as its name suggests, was created  with one goal in mind: to keep children and families entertained

This theater offers incredible shows with life-size puppets or even acting classes for children who will stay in the city for a longer period of time.

Shedd Aquarium

Both adults and children will enjoy this marvelous aquarium in Chicago. 

Shedd Aquarium features attractions such as Amazon river tanks, reef exhibits, and Polar Play Zone with dolphins and otters. 

Take your kids to this aquarium to get a glimpse of the incredible marine life of this planet. 

Adler Planetarium

Since 1930, Chicago is home to one of the most beautiful planetariums in the USA.

Take your kids to see the moon or enjoy the Planet Explorer area and gain some knowledge regarding space exploration. 

This planetarium also offers interesting sky shows and other family-friendly activities. 

More water park resorts and hotels with water slides near Chicago

If you’ve already been to Chicago and now you want to check out more places or these resorts simply don’t match your taste, check out our recommendations for water park getaways in other USA destinations! We have the full list of hotels with water slides and resorts with water parks in the USA!


  • What are the best hotels with water parks in Chicago?

    Without any doubt, our vote for the best hotel with water slides for kids goes to the Great Wolf Lodge Illinois!

    Apart from an astonishing indoor water park, this hotel with water slides offers activities which will blow your kids' minds! An indoor adrenaline park with a ropes course and a climbing wall, an  arcade and a bowling alley. We definitely think this water park hotel ticks all the boxes, so make sure to check it out on your own account!

  • What do you have to know before making a reservation for hotels with water parks in Chicago?

    Before making a reservation,  plan your trip  carefully and choose your accommodation according the location that suits you best.  In addition, don't forget to check the offer of facilities and activities the water park hotel features. Keep in mind that our list doesn't include only  family resorts and hotels with water slides, but that most of the hotels have just a pool. However, they do offer different kid-friendly activities, which is why they deserve a place on our list of best family resorts and hotels in Chicago. 

  • What are the best cheap hotels with water parks in Chicago?

    From our list, we would like to point out 3 cheapest family resorts in Chicago:  Aloft Chicago Mag Mile, Homewood Suites by Hilton Chicago Downtown South Loop, and  The Hotel at Midtown. 

    These aren't  hotels with water slides, but they do have either indoor or outdoor pools, as well as a rich offer of family activities. The last 2 hotels also feature babysitting services, which could be quite useful if your goal is not only to save some money, but also a bit of energy. Travelling on a budget for a family vacation has never been easier!

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