If you’re planning a visit to Chicago, you’ll love the Kinzie Hotel, which is a boutique hotel offering the same amenities as the large hotels but at a fraction of the price.
Though we moved out to the suburbs earlier this year, it’s important to us that our children know and appreciate the city. Chicago offers so many different opportunities – from world-class museums and theatres to great sports teams and some of the best food in the country – that we want to make sure our children experience. Our kids are still young so we are just now building our family traditions, but one thing I’d like to do each year is spend a couple of days in Chicago around the holidays.
There’s nothing like Christmas in Chicago! Michigan Avenue is all lit up, the Christkindlmarket is in full swing, and the holiday window display at Macy’s on State Street is a sight to behold. In the future, if we’re lucky, I’d love to set up an annual meal at Macy’s Walnut Room, but that’s a tough nut to crack (hardy har har) because everyone wants to eat by the giant Christmas tree!
This year, my parents are in town and were able to watch our daughter, so my husband and I took our son out for a night in Chicago and a stay at Kinzie Hotel. We didn’t get out and do much this year after we checked in, but thanks to the amazing views at Kinzie Hotel, phenomenal room service, and Holiday North Pole Express Package, we didn’t need to go anywhere!
The Holiday North Pole Express Package is a wonderful treat for anyone visiting Chicago around the holidays! When you book this package, you’ll receive two ornaments, Millennium Park ice skate rentals, and a visit from our North Pole Sweets Express. Because my son is just two, we skipped the ice skate rentals but we definitely enjoyed everything else!
I’d never stayed at Kinzie Hotel before, but check out the view from the bed! If you love a good city view (and who doesn’t?!), you won’t be able to look away from the windows.
We brought a few toys for our son but didn’t need them. All he wanted to do was look out the window and watch the world go by! Seriously, this is a million-dollar view!
I wanted a snack after we got to the hotel, and while I was just expecting to grab something from the minibar, I was beyond thrilled to learn that every night they offer snacks and drinks in the lounge. The adult beverages aren’t free, but the snacks are – they even bring out dessert! There was enough food (my image only has a portion of what was available) that you could easily make a meal of it if you wanted. The lounge itself was a great gathering place!
After grabbing a drink and a snack, I headed back to our room for the main attraction of our stay: the holiday bar cart!
If you book the Kinzie Hotel Holiday North Pole Express Package, you’ll not only receive two tickets for ice skating at Millennium Park, but they’ll also bring a bar cart to your room that’s filled with holiday goodies! The cart has hot cider and hot cocoa, as well as a few adult mixers for those who choose to indulge. There are also cookies, mints, and candy canes, and they drop off ornaments that you can decorate as a family!