Spring comes to the Chicago area late, usually May, but when it does, the flowers celebrate with extra enthusiasm.
Year after year these beauties are plentiful throughout the 30 acres of gardens at the Robert R. McCormick Estate, now designated a public space for education and recreation.
The park is called Cantigny (Can-TEE-ney) to commemorate McCormick's military time served during World War I in the Battle of Cantigny, France.
The estate also boosts an outstanding military museum complete with WWI tanks. Outside the First Division Museum at Cantigny you'll find almost a dozen tanks on display. The tanks hail from World War I, World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War.
This particular tank, the M46 Patton, was designed to fight in the Korean War. It could handle Korea’s mountainous terrain and pivot through narrow attack routes. The main gun could penetrate the armor of North Korea’s tanks. It was also deployed as an artillery weapon. This tank’s “Tiger” paint scheme reflects the markings of the 6th Tank Battalion, 24th Division.
Stats: Weight - 48.5 tons; Crew - 5; Main Armament - 90 mm gun; Top speed - 30 mph; Armor Thickness - .5” – 4.5”; Number Produced - 2,015.
A magnet for kids young and old, the place was like an anthill in the middle of a picnic. All are allowed to climb on the tanks, although the day we were there, most of the kids doing the climbing were of the 3' and under variety.
Located just 30 miles west of Chicago, this public park and military museum is a must-see for veterans and those members currently serving in the armed forces.
A $5 parking fee per vehicle will get you into the park with the exception of special events, when additional fees may be incurred. It was a bee-utiful day in the gardens of the former estate of Colonel Robert R. McCormick, newspaper heir to the Chicago Tribune. The Colonel served in World War I with the First Division of the U. S. Army and saw action in France, in the Battle of Cantigny. He named the estate he inherited from his grandfather in honor of that battle.
Upon his death in 1955, he designated his fortune (he was childless) and the 500-acre estate on which is 35-room mansion was located to be used to establish the McCormick Charitable Trust (now called the McCormick Foundation). He also asked that Cantigny be developed into a park for the general public.
Thirty miles west of Chicago, you don't want to miss these beautiful gardens, nor the First Division Museum, complete with almost a dozen tanks from WWI, WWII and the Vietnam War. All are sitting on the grounds just outside the Museum. For all my Foodie Friends out there. Seriously, this is a thing of beauty! Gelato Nocciolato. We were served up this delicious treat last night when we meandered into the relatively new Lavazza Cafe in Naperville. There are so many creative gelato and coffee creations, it's hard to pick just one. You can also find Lavazza in Eatily, downtown Chicago. Delicious! Gardens at Cantigny Lego Fest at Cantigny Gardens at Cantigny Cantigny scenery
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Popular property highlights

Breakfast included
Free self parking
Free WiFi
Pets allowed
Restaurant

Location

Situated in the business district, this hotel is 2.6 mi (4.1 km) from Arrowhead Golf Club and 2.9 mi (4.7 km) from DuPage Children's Museum. Centennial Beach and Naper Settlement Museum are also within 6 mi (10 km).

Hotel Features

This smoke-free hotel features a restaurant, an indoor pool, and a 24-hour fitness center. Free buffet breakfast, free WiFi in public areas, and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, a bar/lounge, a coffee shop/café, and a 24-hour business center are onsite.

Room Amenities

All 123 rooms provide free WiFi and free wired Internet, LCD TVs with satellite channels, and conveniences like sofa beds and sitting areas. Guests will also find refrigerators, coffee makers, and down comforters.

Languages Spoken

Hyatt Place Chicago/Naperville/Warrenville

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Hyatt Place Chicago/Naperville/Warrenville features an indoor pool and a 24-hour fitness center. The hotel offers a restaurant and a coffee shop/café. A bar/lounge is on site where guests can unwind with a drink. A complimentary breakfast is offered each morning. A computer station is located on site and wired and wireless Internet access is complimentary.

Business amenities at this 3-star property consist of a 24-hour business center, limo/town car service, and a meeting room. This business-friendly hotel also offers multilingual staff, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and laundry facilities. Complimentary self parking is available on site.

Hyatt Place Chicago/Naperville/Warrenville is a smoke-free property.

  • Bar/lounge 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Indoor pool 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Free breakfast 
  • Conference space 
  • Restaurant 
  • Express check-out 
  • Year Built 2010 
  • Coffee shop or café 
  • Free self parking 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Free wired Internet 
  • Limo or Town Car service available 
  • Computer station 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Luggage storage 
  • ATM/banking 
  • 24-hour business center 
  • Conference space size (feet) - 1200 
  • Shared microwave 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • 24-hour fitness facilities 
  • Total number of rooms - 123 
  • Television in common areas 
  • One meeting room 
  • Number of floors - 5 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Indoor pool  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Sofa bed  
  • Refrigerator  

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Parking

Free self parking

Room Amenities

  • Towels included 
  • Linens included 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Phone 
  • Premium TV channels 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Desk 
  • Sofa bed 
  • Separate sitting area 
  • Free local calls 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Number of bathrooms -  
  • Designer toiletries 
  • Down comforter 
  • Sofa bed size 
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 
  • In-room climate control (heating) 
  • Free wired Internet 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • Satellite TV service 
  • HDTV 
  • LCD TV 

Where to Eat

A complimentary hot/cold buffet breakfast is served each morning between 6:30 AM and 9:30 AM.

24/7 Gallery - Onsite restaurant. Open 24 hours. Open daily.

Coffee to Cocktails Bar - Onsite lobby lounge. Open daily.

Coffee to Cocktails Bar - Onsite coffee shop. Open 24 hours. Open daily.

Nearby Things to Do

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an indoor pool and a 24-hour fitness center.

  • Golfing nearby 

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • Roll-in shower 
  • In-room accessibility 

Hotel Policies

Check-in

Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Check-in time ends at 2 AM

Minimum check-in age is 21

Check-out

Check-out time is noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pets

  • Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 75 per accommodation, per stay (maximum USD 175 per stay), plus a one-time cleaning fee of USD 100
  • Dogs only
  • 2 per room (up to 50 lb)

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
Service animals exempt from fees/restrictions
No rollaway/extra beds available
No cribs (infant beds) available

Fees

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Pet fee: USD 75 per accommodation, per stay (maximum USD 175 per stay) plus USD 100 one-time cleaning fee
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

  • Hyatt Place Chicago Warrenville
  • Hyatt Place Hotel Warrenville Chicago
  • Hyatt Place Chicago/Naperville/Warrenville Hotel Warrenville

We should mention

Pool access available from 6 AM to 10 PM.The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation. The photos in this description reflect the brand standard and are provided for illustrative purposes only.


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