Check the Illinois Travel Guide or for a list of hotels, B&Bs, campsites, and resorts in the state. The newest addition to the list is Chicago's Conrad Hotel, 521 N. Rush St. (tel. 800/CONRADS or 312/645-1500;, which took over the property that was once Le Meridian in 2006. The Conrad offers swanky amenities like 500-thread-count sheets and Molton Brown bath products, as well as WiFi access, plasma TVs, iPod docking stations, and cotton candy for antsy kids upon check-in.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.