Chicago Hotels Near WhirlyBall

by Laura Latzko

WhirlyBall is an amusement center in Chicago where people can play a special sport called “WhirlyBall,” a hockey-like game played on bumper cars. Hotels near WhirlyBall sit near other Bucktown attractions, such as the neighborhood’s comedy clubs, artist colony, cafes, Asian restaurants or boutiques. Many of the hotels that are within a five-mile radius of WhirlyBall are located in the Lincoln Park neighborhood, an area that features more affordable hotels than other sections of the city, such as the Loop neighborhood. Hotels near WhirlyBall offer amenities for busy tourists, such as daily continental breakfasts.

Days Inn Chicago

The Days Inn Chicago, a hotel that is about two miles from WhirlyBall, sits within a 10-minute drive of Lincoln Park’s theaters, restaurants and parks. The hotel is close to Lincoln Park, a public park with nature trails and an on-site zoo; Wrigley Field, the home ballpark of the Chicago Cubs baseball team since 1914 and the Magnificent Mile, a major shopping area with a glass-atrium mall. Restaurants with different types of cuisine, including Angelina Ristorante and King Crab Tavern and Seafood Grill, sit close to the hotel. The facility offers a daily complimentary breakfast with foods such as waffles. Guests who want to work out can use Bally Total Fitness, a neighboring health club with Pilates and yoga classes, for free. The hotel provides guests staying in some suites with free bottled water and snack foods.

City Suites Hotel

Found about 2.2 miles from WhirlyBall, City Suites Hotel sits close to attractions such as the Willis Tower, a 110-story building that was once called the “Sears Tower;” Millennium Park, a public park with an outdoor entertainment pavilion, a theater for dance and theater performances and an ice skating rink and the Museum of Contemporary Art, a museum with modern art exhibits. The hotel gives daily cookies to guest staying in its suites. The hotel’s suites have a homey feeling, with dining-room tables with chairs for two people, bathrobes, coffee tables and multiple arm chairs. For couples, the hotel offers a package with fine wine and chocolate-covered strawberries.

Best Western Hawthorne Terrace

The Best Western Hawthorne Terrace is located about three miles from WhirlyBall. The hotel sits within a short drive of attractions such as Apollo Theater, a theater that hosts live theatrical and musical performances, and Shedd Aquarium, an aquarium with marine animals such as whales, sea turtles and sharks. Inside the hotel’s suites, people can watch cable TV and movie channels on flat-panel TVs. For couples on a romantic vacation or families out to relax, the hotel offers suites with hot tubs. Guests can also sit and have meaningful conversations on the hotel’s furnished outdoor terrace. For an extra fee, visitors can get a ride to and from Chicago’s airports. The hotel also has an on-site indoor parking garage, where guests are able to park for an additional charge, as well as a 24-hour concierge service.

Majestic Hotel

The Majestic Hotel is located about 3.3 miles from WhirlyBall. The hotel sits within a 15-minute drive of Chicago’s Chinatown, the Chicago History Museum, the House of Blues and the John Hancock Observatory. Packages to the hotel include dinner at the Jack’s on Halsted, a bistro-style restaurant with burgers, pasta and fish dishes. The packages also feature tickets to shows at the Comedy Sportz Theatre, a comedy club with improv acts, or theatrical performances. In suites at the hotel, people will find makeup mirrors and mini bars stocked with snack food and beverage items.

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