During my travels, I’ve stayed at a Loews Hotels for business a number of times and been very impressed. Their staff is always top notch and very professional. It’s the kind of place where you truly feel like they have thought of everything – great spaces to work, clean and streamlined rooms, lots of electrical outlets and also a ton of charging ports for all your electronics.
When Loews invited me to Chicago to experience how they are making summer family travel fun as well, I was intrigued!
Yes, it’s true! One of my favorite hotels for business travel is also a great destination for family travel. Josh and I headed down to Chicago via the train and arrived a bit before the regular check-in time. We stopped by Loews Chicago, hoping to stash our bags with the concierge while we took in the sights. The friendly clerk behind the desk informed us our room was ready and we were welcome to check in early.
As part of the Urban Explorer Package, Josh and I received fun backpacks with a scavenger hunt, pens, a compass, a notebook, sunglasses, a water bottle and a stuffed cow. (The cow is actually Mrs. O’Leary’s cow from the children’s song abut the Great Chicago Fire and is a main character in the scavenger hunt.)
There are cards with clues about different famous landmarks in the city and families are encouraged to take a picture of Mrs. O’Leary’s cow in front of the different locations and post them on social media with the hashtag #LoewsChicago. There is even a giant screen in the lobby where you might see your Instagram photo pop up! (I did!) The package also includes free breakfast for the kids and cookies and milk at night.
In addition to the fun backpack scavenger hunt, Loews Chicago has a few other tricks up its sleeve when it comes to keeping the kids happy and busy. The lap pool has kickboards and floaty rinds and wings in case the kids would like to splash around a bit. If the kids can’t bear to leave their favorite furry friend at home, they can come along for the trip! Loews allows up to two pets per room for just a small additional fee. They even have a pet room service menu!
Loews Chicago is perfect if your kids are little OR if they are teens.
If your kiddos are still little, the Loews Love Kids program offers perks like nightlights, cribs with crib sheets, and childproofing kits. There are tons of “kid-friendly” options on the food menus as well. If your kiddos are more of the tween or teen variety, the hotel offers wi-fi, teen-only places to eat and even video game consoles that can be checked out and used in the rooms. (This was a perfect solution for us when I need to take an hour to get a little work done and didn’t want Josh to be bored.)
One of my favorite things about Loews Chicago is its location. We felt like we were in the middle of everything we wanted to do. We were just a quick walk from Navy Pier , the Magnificent Mile, and Millenium Park, and enjoyed the Navy Pier fireworks display from our river view room in the evening.
You can connect with Loews Hotels on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. You can also visit their Chicago location’s website to see what fun packages they are offering at the time of your visit. Headed to the Shedd Aquarium? There’s a package for that! Want a credit toward food while you stay? There’s a package for that! Bringing your honey for a quick getaway or driving down and want to be able to use your car? There are packages for those too! No matter what your needs are, Loews Hotels has got you covered!!
We were guests of Loews Hotels at their Chicago location for the purpose of writing this post. As always, all opinions are our own.
robin Rue says
I have stayed in a few other Loews hotels before, so I have no doubt this one is just as awesome. I will stay there if I ever make it to chicago!
Melissa Chapman says
My brother is moving to Chicago so I know I will need to stay there and the Loews looks like the perfect centrally located spot. I wonder how long it would take from NY by train or car.
Bill Sweeney says
That sounds like a great hotel. I always look for an awesome hotel whenever we travel. Hey, we’re on vacation. I’m not going to cheap out for some crappy place to stay. I love it.
The USB ports in the outlets had me at hello! Such a great idea for families!
Catherine Sargent says
This looks likes a nice hotel. I have never been to Chicago, but I would love to go and stay at this Loews hotel with the family.
Liz Mays says
I’ve been really happy with my Loews Hotel stays so I’d definitely stay at this Chicago one. The little extra conveniences they offer make a big difference.
I have stayed at several Loews hotels and loved all of them. This one sounds like it is great too!
The building is stunning on the outside. I bet it does strike a nice figure in the Chicago skyline. I’ll now be keeping Loews on my search list the next time we’re taking a trip.
Angela Milnes says
The staff make a huge difference. Glad to hear they’re so amazing at Loews!
Sheena Tatum says
If a hotel isn’t clean, I just can’t bring myself to stay. It sounds like my kind of place!
Louise Bishop says
Staying in Chicago has always impressed me. I love hotels that hit every type of traveler.
Rachel Ferrucci says
I really need to get to Chicago and spend a few days there. I have so many things I’d like to do there and I’ll put Lowes on my list when I’m looking for a place to stay!
Janell Poulette says
Loews looks like a nice place to stay. I have never been to Chicago, but if i ever go I will keep this in mind. It looks like a really run place!
I really enjoy Loews hotels. I have been in Atlanta and Nashville always super comfy!
Shannon Gurnee says
That looks like a great hotel to visit! I would love to check it out someday!
Annemarie LeBlanc says
Looks like a really nice place to stay when in Chicago. I’ve been to a few Loews hotels before and I had a nice stay. There is always a friendly hotel staffer to help you with anything.
We really do enjoy traveling as a family. The Loews Chicago Hotel sounds like the perfect fit for us with both comfort and adventure.
My Teen Guide says
The Loews Hotel looks like a great place to stay in Chicago. Well, actually, anywhere there is a Loews Hotel would be a great place to stay. The cleanliness of the premises is impeccable. I love their friendly staff too. We sometimes do staycations in Loews Hotel Vogue in Montreal.
Amy Desrosiers says
I think my husband had the pleasure of staying here. He is always flying in and out of Chicago.