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Fall Hotel Packages In Chicago

By Lauren Wulf

From fashionistas and foodies to history buffs, if you plan to visit Chicago this holiday season, these Chicago hotels have fall packages you won't want to miss out on. Each package below is just in time for holiday travel and shopping!

hotel palomar

Fashion Enthusiasts

Hotel Palomar
505 North State Street
Chicago, IL 60654

"Pop & Shop" package at Hotel Palomar Chicago – This premier boutique in River North has partnered with LookStyle Fashion Consulting so guests can effortlessly navigate the array of shops dotted along the Magnificent Mile, Chicago's ultimate shopping destination. Following a personal consultation and champagne breakfast, guests will be whisked away by a car service to traverse the city's best boutiques. The "Pop & Shop" package includes:

• Deluxe accommodations for two
• Champagne breakfast for two at Sable Kitchen & Bar, run by Executive Chef and former Bravo "Top Chef" competitor, Heather Terhune
• Two personal Lookstyle consultants for a three-hour styling session

The set rate for this package is $750 per night, based on double occupancy (add $50 for a third guest); available now through December 31, 2012 (blackout dates apply). To make reservations, visit or call 877-731-0505. Must be booked 14 days in advance. Client is responsible to contact Lookstyle directly to set-up reservation for shopping service at

four seasons

Kids Day Out

Four Seasons Hotel
120 East Delaware Place
Chicago, IL

Kids In The City Package at the Four Seasons – Enjoy free gifts and special savings offered exclusively to guests of Four Seasons Hotel Chicago. Out in the city, there are countless ways to capture a child's imagination. Back at the Hotel, we'll treat your little ones to a visit from the Ice Cream Man, complimentary meals, and use of our indoor swimming pool.

Offered: Nov 07, 2012 - Dec 31, 2013

Package Includes:

• Complimentary meals for children 12 and under from our In-Room Dining children's menu
• A visit from the Ice Cream Man between 3:00 pm and 6:00 pm
• Many special savings and discounts from local retailers and cultural attractions
• Luxurious accommodations

Guests are advised to reserve their complimentary visit from the Hotel's Ice Cream Man at check-in. An additional room connecting to a Lake-View Room is available at the family rate of USD 365 per night. To reserve a second room, please contact the Worldwide Reservations Office or the Hotel directly.

All offers are subject to availability at the time of reservation. Offers are not valid in conjunction with any other offer or contract and do not apply to groups. Rates are per room, per night, vary by arrival date and/or length of stay, and do not include applicable taxes, service charges, levies, resort fees, gratuities or surcharges, unless otherwise noted. Early departure fees may apply. Rates are subject to change.

hotel allegro

Culinary Enthusiasts

Hotel Allegro
171 West Randolph Street
Chicago, IL 60601

"Ah, Italia!" package at Hotel Allegro – A trip to Chicago means indulging in the city's authentic Italian cuisine. Guests can wine and dine the night away at 312 Chicago restaurant with a culinary package that delivers a five-course feast for two, personally prepared by the restaurant's Executive Chef and native Italian, Chef Luca Corazzina. 312 Chicago is known for its robust and flavorful seasonal dishes, all featuring recipes passed down from Chef Luca's mother. The "Ah, Italia!" package includes:

• Deluxe accommodations for two
• Five-course tasting for two, with wine pairings, at the chef's counter at 312 Chicago
• Recipe cards from Chef Corazzina
• Bottle of Italian wine to savor before turn-down
• Bottle of specially pressed 312 Chicago Italian olive oil
• Late 2 p.m. checkout

Starting rates for this package are $359 per night, based on double occupancy; available now through December 31, 2012 (blackout dates apply). To make reservations, visit or call 800-643-1500 and mention rate code ITALIA. Must be booked 48 hours in advance. Dinner is available Tuesdays-Saturdays only. Maximum two guests per seating. Time of dinner reservation is subject to availability.

The Wit

Bed & Breakfast Enthusiasts

201 North State Street
Chicago, IL 60601

"theWit Bed & Breakfast" Chicago Hotel Package – Relax, rejuvenate, and enjoy a great rate too. This downtown Chicago hotel package deal gets you off to a great start every morning. Sit down to breakfast in State and Lake featuring a wide assortment of hot and cold entrees and cooked-to-order specialties. You'll soon be ready to spend the day at the theater, museums or shopping, along Michigan Avenue.

Package Includes:

• Your choice of a stylish guestroom or suite, featuring our exclusive Sweet Dreams Doubletree Sleep Experience mattress
• Exceptional breakfast every morning of your stay in State and Lake Restaurant
• Overnight Accommodations

hotel burnham

Design Enthusiasts

Hotel Burnham
1 West Washington Street
Chicago, IL 60602

"Architectural Appreciation Escape" package at Hotel Burnham – Since no trip to the Windy City is complete without taking in the city's array of awe-inspiring skyscrapers, Hotel Burnham partnered with the Chicago Architecture Foundation for history buffs to discover the hotel's rich turn of the century design (the hotel itself is a National Landmark) as well as other architectural jewels of the Windy City. The "Architectural Appreciation Escape" package includes:

• Deluxe accommodations for two (request to sleep in the former dentist office of notorious gangster Al Capone!)
• Two passes to any walking tour presented by the Chicago Architecture Foundation (for example: "Tiffany Treasures," to examine four of Chicago's most magnificent art-glass and mosaic installations or "Downtown Deco," to explore skyscrapers of the Roaring 20s era.)
• A keepsake copy of The Reliance Building: A Building Book from the Chicago Architecture Foundation
• Lunch for two at Atwood Café, named after famed architect Charles Atwood
• Late 2 p.m. checkout

Starting rates for this package are $319 per night, based on double occupancy; available now through December 31, 2012 (blackout dates apply). To make reservations, visit or call 1-800-KIMPTON and mention rate code ARCH.

Lauren Wulf, CBS Chicago

Lauren Wulf writes about living in Chicago on a budget on her website, A Poor Girl's Guide Chicago.

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