Hotels in Kankakee, Illinois

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Kankakee overview

Kankakee is a friendly locale unique for its gardens and college atmosphere. You'll find a wide variety of coffee and bar choices. Visitors can explore the campus and neighborhood around Kankakee Community College and Olivet Nazarene University. While you're here, stop by Kankakee Railroad Museum and B. Harley Bradley House. Kankakee is a family- and business-friendly destination with something for everyone.

Where to stay in Kankakee

Whether you're planning to stay for a night or for the week, the area around Kankakee has accommodations to fit every need. Search for hotels in Kankakee with Hotels.com by checking our online map. Our maps display the areas and neighborhoods around all Kankakee hotels so you can see how close you are from landmarks and attractions, and then refine your search within the larger area. The best Kankakee hotel deals are here with our lowest price guarantee.

How to get to Kankakee

Fly in to Chicago, IL (MDW-Midway Intl.), 46.6 mi (75 km) from downtown Kankakee. Kankakee Station is the closest train station.

What to see around Kankakee

Known for its gardens, the area's family-friendly sights include:
  • • Hidden Cove
  • • Legends Sportsplex
A top draw is the area's museums, as well as places like:
  • • Kankakee Railroad Museum
  • • Kankakee County Museum
Take some time to explore campus or the area surrounding:
  • • Kankakee Community College
  • • Olivet Nazarene University
Here are some top sights to see:
  • • B. Harley Bradley House
  • • Northfield Square Mall
  • • Kankakee River State Park

When to visit Kankakee

Wondering what time of year to travel, or what clothes to pack? Here are seasonal norms to help you with your planning:

Seasonal temperature averages
  • January-March: 55°F day, 16°F night
  • April-June: 85°F day, 35°F night
  • July-September: 85°F day, 47°F night
  • October-December: 71°F day, 17°F night
Seasonal rainfall averages
  • January-March: 6.54 inches
  • April-June: 12.40 inches
  • July-September: 11.14 inches
  • October-December: 9.17 inches