Hotels with Waterparks in Chicago

We’ll guide you step by step to help you choose the best water park hotel in Chicago. Whether you have young children or teenagers, we’ve handpicked every available option in the Chicago area and present them to you in a curated list.

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List of Best Water Park Hotels in Chicago

Hampton Inn & Suites Chicago/Aurora

Hampton Inn in Aurora is located just off Interstate 88 and features an indoor pool, children’s pool, hot tub, and convenience store

It is a 90-minute drive to downtown Chicago and 2 mi away from Splash Country Aquatic Center.

The rooms have a flat-screen TV, coffee maker, microwave, and refrigerator. This waterpark hotel also has laundry facilities and a business center with public computers. The hotel serves a sumptuous breakfast to its guests daily.

Guests found the service excellent and the staff friendly. There are some mixed feelings about the breakfast, but overall experiences seem more than satisfying for a family stay. 

Great Wolf Lodge Chicago/Gurnee

If you’re looking for the best water park hotel in Chicago, take a look at the Great Wolf Lodge. However, be aware that its prices are considerably higher than other hotels with water slides in the area due to its extensive amenities for both children and adults.

This family resort with water slides features an 80,000 square-foot waterpark, an indoor rock climbing wall, an arcade, and a bowling alley

There are water slides, cavescoves, and water rides for a breathtaking adventure.

It offers 24-hour entertainment and eight on-site dining choices for guests to choose from. 

Kids can enjoy burgers and ice creams, while adults can have a cocktail or shareable plates for everyone.

Apart from a few comments about the high prices of the arcade and the mini golf, families have a great time here, with the water park being an obvious highlight.

Grand Bear Resort at Starved Rock

This waterpark hotel is just over a half hour drive away from Chicago and features water attractions like slides, a wave pool, a kiddie pool area, and a lazy river.

This family hotel has on-site dining, a miniature golf course, and an arcade that everyone can enjoy. 

Guests can enjoy rafting and boating on the nearby Illinois River

Each room has a cable TV with premium satellite channels, a microwave, and a refrigerator.

The property is commented to be nice, although a bit dated, and a great option for families with small children

Some guests have also pointed out that certain facilities are not available every day of the week, so make sure to check before booking.

Holiday Inn Club Vacations Fox River Resort

This hotel with an indoor waterpark for kids is located just outside of Chicago and boasts a children’s playground and a large waterpark with slides

Guests can also enjoy fishing, karaoke, billiards, and horse riding.

This is a holiday destination for family and friends who wants recreational and adrenaline-rushing activities.

It also has a mini-golf course and a restaurant and garden area. All rooms have a private bathroom, flat-screen TV, and air conditioning. Some rooms have a patio.

Holiday Inn Club Vacations Fox River Resort at Sheridan seems to provide guests with a comfortable and quiet setting, ideal for relaxation.

The guests especially enjoy the lake and the spacious rentals provided.

Country Inn & Suites (near Six Flags Chicago)

Set within walking distance from Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Chicago, this Country Inn & Suites hotel features an indoor pool, free breakfast, a gym, and a lending library

The spacious rooms (for 2-4 guests) come with cable TV, microwave, refrigerator, and coffee maker. Guests can additionally enjoy hiking and golfing in the surrounding area.

Families will definitely want to spend as much time as possible at the nearby Six Flags, which offers endless rides and attractions. Apart from family rides, there’s also a number of thrilling slides, kid-friendly games, wave pools, dining options, etc. There are also special events and group deals you should check out before visiting.

Timber Ridge Lodge and Waterpark

This waterpark hotel is situated less than an hour and a half from Chicago and features a wading pool, slides, a mushroom fountain, and a lazy river.

Guests can enjoy two golf courses, a ski run, WELL Spa and Salon, horseback riding, tennis courts, and a gym. There are eight on-site and barbecue restaurants to choose from. All suites have fireplaces, spa baths, balconies, and flat-screen TVs.

Apart from a charming location, guests also consider the rooms very spacious, the water park very kid-friendly, and the possibility to cook in the suites very convenient. This leads us to believe this is a great option for a family getaway from the big city.

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FAQ about hotels with waterparks in Chicago

  • Which popular hotels with waterparks in Chicago are fun for adultsi?

    Almost all hotels with waterparks in Chicago have some amenities for adults, but if we had to choose the ones that offer activities for all ages, we would have to go with the Great Wolf Lodge, which offers spa services, rock climbing, bowling, and other fun activities that are not just for kids. Also, Grand Bear Resort in Utica features some adult activities, like wine tours, as well as rafting and mini golf which are fun for the whole family.

  • Are water slides safe for children?

    Water slides are safe for children to use. They are inspected by several different agencies and the slides use natural forces to move people along. To get from one end of the slide to another, the water must hit your back side at a certain speed and pressure. That is one reason why people cannot go too fast compared to other slides. The water does all the work.

  • How much does it cost to stay at a water park hotel in Chicago?

    The average prices of water park hotels in Chicago can vary depending on factors such as location, amenities, season, and the dates of your stay. Generally, the prices can range from around $150 to $400 or more per night.

    It's important to note that prices may be higher during peak seasons, weekends, and holidays when there is higher demand. Nevertheless, these hotels sometimes have special deals and offers which can save you some money, so keep an eye on them if you're flexible.