Dana Hotel and Spa, Chicago

Address 660 N State St, Chicago, IL 60654 Map, Tel (312) 202-6000 Call, Website

This hip spa hotel (complete with nightclub in the lobby) might seem like an odd choice for a stay with kids, but there are a few things to recommend it: glass-walled showers make it easy for a parent traveling alone with kids to keep an eye on your child while getting ready, a continental breakfast is included with the room charge, and whole foods is only a few blocks away

Rooms are recently renovated and clean, though they are beginning to show some minor signs of wear.