Family-friendly Hotel Close to Spectator Spot
If you book early, the room rates can be family-friendly at the Hyatt Place Chicago/Downtown. The hotel also has a pool, which is the main attractions for kids on many vacations. It’s steps from the Washington/Wells El stop, giving you and your family quick, easy access to city attractions. On marathon day, your family can also easily walk to a spectator spot in the Loop and then hop on the Red Line to cheer you on a bit more south (and later on in the race, when you need it most).
I’m a proud member of the “One and Done” Marathon Club. I completed the Chicago Marathon in 2011 and count it as a great achievement one that I was happy to cross off my bucket list. I continue to run half marathons. I’ve completed 9 in various locations, including Chicago, Cincinnati, Key West, Monterrey, CA, and Nassau, Bahamas. For training in the Chicago area, I recommend Chicago Endurance Sports.