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The Best Hotels in Buffalo Grove, IL and Fun Things to Do

shutterstock_725429788.jpgBuffalo Grove is a suburban village situated 30 miles to the northwest of Chicago. A part of Lake and Cook counties of Illinois, the city has been home to some great sports men and women, authors, and actors. These include Raymond Benson, one of the eight subsequent authors to continue the literary legacy of Mr. Ian Fleming, i.e., James Bond. Successful movie actor Vince Vaughn of the Wedding Crashers, The Internship, and Hacksaw Ridge grew up right here in Buffalo Grove playing football and baseball. 
 
Historically, Buffalo Grove was settled by New England pioneers in 1834 who received generous land grants from the government.  In the 1840's Germans immigrated to the area because land was cheap and for many, living accommodations in Germany had become less than desirable. Today, reminders of the German inhabitants still remain, as many of the area parks and streets are named after the first residents of Buffalo Grove.  To learn more about the area, visit Buffalo Grove's lovely Raupp Museum.
 
 
There are some great hotels in Buffalo Grove, IL and neighboring areas that are sure to make your visit worthwhile. These hotels offer great amenities such as free Wi-Fi and parking. If you’re willing to travel a bit toward the city, you can find even fancier upgrades to these Buffalo Grove, IL hotels.  That said there are plenty of great lodging in Buffalo Grove and fun things to do here.
 


Stay at some of the best hotels in Buffalo Grove!

 
Find fantastic comfort and amenities in the Buffalo Grove hotels. Since Buffalo Grove is close to the city of Chicago, enjoy significant upgrades from the best hotel chains such as the Hilton and even the Trump International chain of hotels.
Although the prices may vary, the amenities do too. Whether you’re in Illinois for business or pleasure, count on these hotels to make your stay memorable.
 
The top traveler ranked hotels here include the Four Points by Sheraton Buffalo Grove, the Extended Stay America Buffalo Grove and the Oakwood at Amli Chevy Chase.  If you don’t mind traveling into Chicago, enjoy a stay at the Talbott, the Hilton Chicago or the Palmer House Hilton.
 

 

Four Points by Sheraton Buffalo Grove

The Sheraton Buffalo Grove is one of the best hotels in Buffalo Grove that is a very short drive from the O’Hare International airport. If you are tired after a long flight, this hotel is a convenient place to rest. It provides excellent accessibility to the main highways and the rooms’ amenities are thoughtful, such as the free high-speed internet, a mini refrigerator, and air conditioning. To host a private party or corporate dinner, you can do so in the hotel’s banquet hall.
 
 
shutterstock_287601008.jpgEnjoy a great work out in the hotel’s fitness center or soak up in the pool to refresh yourself. Grab the breakfast buffet at the hotel’s restaurant in the morning to fuel up for the rest of your day. And, after a day of work, drink a craft beer right from the tap thanks to the “Best Brews” program at the hotel.
 

If you’re here on business, this is one of the Buffalo Grove IL hotels with business center access. Schedule meetings with your clients in one of the hotel’s meetings or conference rooms. Prepare your presentations and browse your emails at the business center.
 
 
 

The Extended Stay America Buffalo Grove

shutterstock_131668274.jpgThe Extended Stay America is one of the pet-friendly hotels in Buffalo Grove, IL. The amenities are thoughtful and include a fully equipped kitchen.
 
This Buffalo Grove hotel falls into the lower price range and is uncompromising on the amenities.  If you need to do your laundry after a busy day of traveling, you need not despair. You can do so in the coin-operated laundromat which is open at all times.
 
Refuel with the grab-go-breakfast before using the cab facility at the hotel to get around.  Or, the All-Star Shuttle team is geared to deliver unmatched service to hotel guests.
 

 

Oakwood at Amli Chevy Chase

This property is one of the conveniently located and moderately priced hotels in the city of Buffalo Grove. The hotel has simple and unpretentious décor. The Oakwood at Amli Chevy Chase has excellent amenities like a pool and a fitness center. Relax and refresh after a dip in the pool or after an invigorating workout at the fitness center. The hotel is family-friendly and rooms are clean and fresh and have free Wi-Fi internet.
 

 

The Talbott

shutterstock_680612932.jpgThis is one of the very best hotels in Buffalo Grove, IL and nearby areas that is offering discounted rates. The Talbott hotel has top of the line amenities from a pool, hot tub spa, to a gym and fitness center. The hotel’s ideal location near the Magnificent Mile makes it an excellent choice for a vacation getaway. Travelers have experienced fine customer service at this award-winning hotel.
 
 
It just reopened after undergoing major renovations, so it’s offering discounted rates. Enjoy luxury and comfort with clean and comfortable rooms. It even has amenities for business and is also considered the number one family hotel by travelers.
 

 

Looking for fun things to do in Buffalo Grove?

 
You have a lot of options open when you need fun things to do in Buffalo Grove, IL and nearby areas. Here's a short list of nearby attractions.
 

 

Traveling with children?  Try these three fun activities!

 
shutterstock_444026062.jpgBuffalo Grove Spray 'N Play
Head over to the Spray 'N Play featuring over twenty fountains, sprayers and water toys to get your adrenaline flowing.  Typically open the end of May through August, it must be 70 degrees or higher for the park to be open.
 
 
Rockin' Jump 
Looking for a fun activity that will help soak up some of the energy of your youngsters?  Take them to Rockin' Jump, an indoor 'Ultimate Trampoline Park' in Buffalo Grove.  There are areas for free jumping, playing dodge ball, slam dunking baskets, a foam pit, stunt bag and more.  Plus, as an adult, you can jump too!
 
 
K1 Speed Racing
Grab a vehicle and experience the thrill of indoor go-kart racing.  K1 Speed offers junior and adult carting (to drivers 48" and above) and allows drivers to select from a number of race packages to suit your budgetary needs.  Wear closed toed shoes with socks and helmets will be provided.  For groups of 8 or more, it is highly recommended you make a reservation.  
 
 
Race Track in Arlington Heights
Did you just say horse racing? Why, yes! Just head over to Arlington Park and watch some amazing horses at the line-up battle it out to the finish line.  If you are hungry, use the walk ups at numerous concession stands or make a reservation at one of the three in-house on-site dining facilities.
 
 
Edward Ryerson Conservation Center
shutterstock_620907833.jpgNeed a little green space away from suburbia and the outskirts of Chicago?  Visit the Edward Ryerson Conservation Area and Welcome Center.  Situated on over 550 acres of lush land, complete with 6+ miles of hiking and cross-country ski trails, the scenic area houses some of Illinois' most pristine woodlands and flatwood forests. 
 
 
The welcome center boasts adult and children's natural science libraries too.  Note:  Dogs and horses are unable to visit the preserve.
 
 
 
Long Grove Confectionery Company

Take a $2 tour at the Long Grove Confectionery Company on Lexington Drive and watch how decadent chocolates are made right here in Buffalo Grove!  View an outstanding video presentation, get a bird's eye view how the chocolate rolls along the factory lines, then go purchase some of the delightful treats at a low price in the gift shop.  Be sure to try their popular Pecan Myrtle — fresh roasted and salted pecans with creamy caramel bathed in rich milk chocolate.  Note: Tours are not offered on Sundays or major holidays.

 

Looking to venture into the Windy City?

 

Lake Michigan Speed Boating
Enjoy breathtaking speeds in a unique boating experience. Take in the sights of Lake Michigan and the tall skyscrapers of nearby Chicago.  If you'd like to cruise past the Navy Pier, Buckingham Fountain, and Grant Park, consider booking the Seadog.  
 
 
Magnificent Mile
Enjoy plenty of shutterstock_51189394.jpgexclusive shopping, window or otherwise, and restaurants as you casually stroll through Chicago’s Magnificent Mile area. 
 
 
The area is beautifully landscaped with seasonal flowers and plants, and you can stroll one block to another as you people-watch, take in the aromas of local eateries and restaurants (all 275!) and marvel at the displays in some of your favorite shops. Something for every shopper, the stores range from name brand outlet shops to some of the more exclusive boutiques around.
 
 
Museum of Science and Industry
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Go into the whisper room and talk with your friends on the other end of the room only through whispers. Walk through the mirror maze and enjoy the tons of exhibits in Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry.  Plus, see the coolest among coolest robots ever!

 

And, while you are in the neighborhood, why not head next door to the lovely Shedd Aquarium?

 
 
 
 
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Topics: Illinois