Chicago Family Fun at Best Western River North
There are so many fun things to do with kids in Chicago, whether it's flying high on a Ferris wheel at Navy Pier, taking a boat ride on Lake Michigan, sampling pizza or Chicago-style hot dogs, looking down at the skyscrapers from the Sears Tower, checking out the dinosaurs at the Field Museum and the Impressionist paintings at the Art Institute of Chicago, or getting wet in the fountain or ice skating in Millennium Park.
You'll need a fun place to stay. Best Western River North makes family travel to Chicago easy and fun without breaking the bank.
Kids are People, Too!
Families are important at Best Western River North, and we want your kids to feel special at our hotel. With this in mind, we offer each child under the age of 13 a complimentary Welcome Gift at check-in. The Welcome Gifts vary but can be anything from a Chicago themed coloring book with crayons to fidget spinners or ice cream bars during warmer months.
Premium Location for City Explorers Big or Small
Traveling with kids in Chicago is easy when your hotel home puts you within walking distance to most attractions. Walk to the Chicago River Walk and The Magnificent Mile, and ride a free trolley to Navy Pier. The ticket booth and pick up for Chicago Trolley & Double Decker Co. or Big Bus Tours is right across the street.
Looking to spend a day at the Museum Campus, zoo or Millennium Park? For those that won’t mind a 15-20-minute walk, you can easily walk to these attractions. If that seems a little too much for your little ones, its just minutes in a taxi, Uber, or bus before you’ve reached your destination.
Family-Friendly Onsite Recreation
Whether it’s 80 degrees or 30 degrees, raining, snowing, or bright sunshine, Best Western River North’s indoor pool ensures our guests just keep swimming. The water of our large indoor pool is a balmy 86 degrees, regardless of the weather outside.
The pool area offers lovely views of Chicago’s skyline and the views from our adjacent sundeck cannot be beat, particularly at night.
The sundeck and pool area offer several different types of seating options. We have cozy cushioned loungers for those who want to nap or soak up the sun, comfortable gathering areas to chat with friends or catch up on your reading and dining tables to enjoy snacks, meals or drinks delivered poolside from our onsite restaurant. It easy to see how you could spend hours enjoying this unique space at Best Western River North.
Pizzeria Ora, our onsite restaurant, is open for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and room service. The house specialty is the world-renowned Chicago style deep-dish or thin-crust pizza, a must-have while in Chicago. Salads, entrees, and burgers are some of non-pizza options available along with a special Kid’s Menu.
The famous Hard Rock Cafe, marked by the giant guitar that lights up West Ontario, is right across the street; and for the best Chicago hot dogs and beef sandwiches, Portillo’s is one block away. A 19,000-square-foot, eco-friendly McDonald’s will open in across the street from the hotel in late spring, replacing the original Rock ‘n’ Roll McDonald’s that was a civic icon and tourist attraction since 1983.
Time and Money Saving Offers, Exclusive to Best Western River North
Best Western River North has partnerships with Chicago’s top museums. This allows us to have admission tickets at discounted rates, available for purchase at the hotel front desk. Discounts range from $3 - $7 off regular admission prices. These savings add up quickly when purchasing admission for families. Additionally, you will skip the lines and head right into the attractions!