After a day of riding the roller coasters, these hotels near Six Flags Great America, Illinois will ensure your night is far more serene. Here is our guide on where to stay – now bookable via Culture Trip.
Bet you didn’t think you’d be on vacation with Superman and Batman, did you? Six Flags Great America is a super family holiday getaway that guarantees you’ll be the family hero as far as the kids are concerned. Between the roller coasters and water rides next door at Hurricane Harbor, you’ll be first in line for your choice of rides when you stay at one of these nearby hotels.
Planning on spending most of the summer in a swimsuit? Then you’ll love The Forester. Not only is it just 10 minutes from the shore of Lake Michigan, it’s less than 20 from Hurricane Harbor Chicago – and Six Flags Great America, next door – home of the world’s tallest water coaster. After a day of getting wet and wild, return to dry off by the patio fireplace of the hotel’s excellent Oaken Bistro and Bar.
Take one too many rides on the Raging Bull, Giant Drop, and American Eagle wooden coaster? Ease those harness aches at the Lincolnshire Marriott Resort’s spa, with a massage, a body wrap or foot bath. Or just soothe yourself with a plunge in the whirlpool on the hotel’s pool deck. After a lie-in in your sumptuous king bed, perk up with a Starbucks frappuccino, conveniently served in the lobby, before taking a refreshing stroll around the resort’s large lake.
If the Superman: Ultimate Flight ride was any longer, it’d fly past your room at Hampton Inn. This hotel is a mere five-minute drive from Six Flags, taking you far less time to get into the park than it’ll take to move through the queue for The Dark Knight Coaster. Hampton Inn has a pool if you don’t get a chance to splash around in Riptide Bay and a fitness center if you want to work on your own superhero physique.
For ballgame fans, and especially those of the Chicago Cubs, Hotel Zachary will load the bases for a home run of a holiday. Not only is your room decked out in baseball memorabilia, such as framed vintage photos of Cubs players, if you book a Wrigley Field View room you’ll be sleeping within pitching distance of the famous ground itself. Got a taste for the action? Hit the batting cages at nearby sports bar Sluggers, before filling up on finger-licking BBQ at the hotel’s Smoke Daddy restaurant.
A convenient location to the amusement park is only one of the reasons Wingate by Wyndham Gurnee is a perfect choice for prime proximity. Two international airports, Chicago O’Hare and Milwaukee’s General Mitchell, are within an hour of this crisply contemporary hotel, which offer guests free breakfast and an indoor pool. Six Flags is a five-minute drive away, and if the weather turns south, you’ve got the ginormous Gurnee Mills Mall on your doorstep for some compensatory retail therapy.
Give the kids and the dogs a weekend of fun at Sonesta Simply Suites. These pet-friendly suites have full kitchens so you can make sure you always have healthy meals on hand for your picky eaters. Six Flags is only 5mi (8km) away and even closer is the Greenbelt Forest Preserve with miles of hiking and biking trails that’ll put even the most energetic East Siberian Laika and eight-year-old to an early bedtime.
A dedicated work area, living space, and pantry equipped with a mini-fridge and microwave in a studio suite? You’d better believe it, SpringHill Suites don’t skimp on space or functionality even in their most basic of rooms. With free wifi and breakfast buffet piled on, you’ll be convinced that they quoted you too low of a nightly rate. Take advantage of this budget-friendly hotel to treat your sweet tooth at Six Flags’ Funnel Cake Foundry.
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