Embassy Suites Chicago - Downtown/Lakefront  3 stars

511 North Columbus Drive, Chicago, United States, 60611  show mapSave
From  US$ 282
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Editorial review:

This family-friendly hotel has a free breakfast, it's spacious, and the pool has good views. It's only two blocks away from Navy Pier and you can easily walk to Michigan Avenue. The prices are decent and the service is good.

Overview

The hotel Embassy Suites Chicago - Downtown/Lakefront provides good lodging in Chicago. This spectacular hotel was opened in 2001 and renovated in 2008.

Rooms

The hotel offers 455 rooms. All of them feature a microwave, high-speed internet and a mini-refrigerator. The comfortable hotel rooms feature city views.

Eat

A complimentary breakfast is served every morning. The lounge bar stocks beverages to enjoy in an elegant atmosphere.

The hotel Embassy Suites Chicago - Downtown/Lakefront serves a buffet breakfast for free. 

Relax

Leisure facilities feature a ballroom, an indoor swimming pool.

Internet

Hotel high-speed internet access is available in public areas for additional charge

Wireless internet is available in public areas for additional charge

Wireless internet is available in the hotel rooms and the rate is USD 14.95 per day

Guest Parking

Public hotel parking is possible on site and the rate is USD 39 per day.

Private hotel parking is possible on site and the rate is USD 58 per day.

Year renovated   2008.  Number of floors   17.  Number of rooms   455.

Location

hotel Embassy Suites Chicago - Downtown/Lakefront Chicago location

The hotel is conveniently located close to Grand-Red subway station. A 5-minute walk will take you to Lakefront Trail, Art Institute of Chicago and Millennium Park.

The hotel is surrounded by a zoo, an aquarium.

Getting around.

10 minutes' walk to Randolph St. Metra train station. Due to its magnificent location, it will only take you a 5-minute drive to get to the Merrill C Meigs (closed) airport.

Distance to:

  • City Center - 1.6km
  • Airport: Merrill C Meigs (closed) - 3.7km, Midway - 16.0km
  • Train Station: Millenium Station - 800 m, Van Buren Street Station - 1.6km
  • Underground station: LaSalle "L" Station (Blue Line) - 1.9km, - 100 m
  • Bus stop - 100 m

Facilities

Activities
  • Spa & wellness center
Dining facilities
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast buffet
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
Business facilities
  • Wi-Fi Internet
Facilities for people with disabilities
  • Rooms/facilities for people with disabilities
Leisure and relaxation facilities
  • Swimming pool
  • Indoor swimming pool
Room facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • In-room safe

Policies

Check-In

from 16:00-23:00 hours

Check-Out

until  12 pm

Pets

Pets are not allowed

Children and extra beds
  • One child under the age of 18 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

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Rooms and availability

Corner Suite

Embassy Suites Chicago - Downtown/Lakefront Corner Suite
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Embassy Suites Chicago - Downtown/Lakefront Corner Suite
Embassy Suites Chicago - Downtown/Lakefront Corner Suite
Embassy Suites Chicago - Downtown/Lakefront Corner Suite
Embassy Suites Chicago - Downtown/Lakefront Corner Suite

Modern room comprises an oversized living room, bedroom and convenient bathroom.

Suite

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Embassy Suites Chicago - Downtown/Lakefront Suite
Embassy Suites Chicago - Downtown/Lakefront Suite

This Suite consists of a bedroom and a living room.

Embassy Suites Chicago - Downtown/Lakefront LocationWhat's nearby

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What's nearby

Attractions for Tourists
  • Lake Point Tower
    500 m
General
  • Time Life Building
    200 m
  • Chicago Tribune Tower
    300 m
  • Wrigley Building
    400 m
  • Chicago Vietnam Veterans Memorial
    600 m
Shopping Areas
  • Shops at Northbridge
    300 m
Amusement
  • Virtual World's Battletech
    300 m
Museums
  • Arts Club of Chicago
    300 m
  • Bridgehouse and Chicago River Museum
    400 m
  • Terra Museum of American Art
    500 m
  • Chicago Children's Museum
    600 m
  • Chicago Artist's Coalition
    600 m
Halls
Universities, Institutes
  • Gleacher Center-The University
    200 m
  • University of Chicago Studies
    200 m
  • Univ-Chicago Investment Ofc
    200 m
  • American College of Surgeons
    300 m
  • Vip Schools Inc
    300 m
  • Real Estate Education CO
    300 m
  • Northwestern University School of Law
    600 m
  • Northwestern Medical Faculty
    600 m
Casinos
  • Par-A-Dice Riverboat Casino
    500 m
Medical care and Hospitals
  • Northwestern Memorial Hospital
    500 m
  • Va Chicago Health Care System
    500 m
  • Rehab Institute Of Chicago
    500 m
Golf courses and Country clubs
  • Chicago Park District Tee Time
    200 m
  • Family Golf Ctr
    400 m

Local Attractions

  • The Book of Mormon
    1.5km
    Bank of America Theater, Chicago
  • Monadnock Building
    1.6km
    53 West Jackson Blvd, Chicago
  • The East Bank Club
    1.6km
    500 N. Kingsbury St., Chicago
  • Fine Arts Building
    1.6km
    410 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago
  • Buckingham Fountain
    1.6km
    Grant Park, Chicago

Near the hotel

  • Lakefront Trail
    200 m
    465 N. McClurg Court, Chicago
  • Forever Marilyn
    280 m
    401 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago
  • Tribune Tower
    330 m
    435 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago
  • The Magnificent Mile
    360 m
    N Michigan Ave, Chicago
  • McCormick Freedom Project
    330 m
    435 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago
  • Michigan Avenue Bridge
    370 m
    Michigan Ave., Chicago
  • Chicago Line Cruises
    370 m
    465 N. McClurg Ct., Chicago

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    Price Range: USD 9 - USD 20

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    Phone: (312) 464-1000

  • Niu Japanese Fusion Lounge

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    Food: Sushi, Thai, Chinese, Japanese
    Price Range: USD 2 - USD 21

    110 m
    332 E Illinois St

    Phone: (312) 527-2888

  • The Purple Pig

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    Food: Contemporary, European
    Price Range: USD 12 - USD 17

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    500 North Michigan Avenue

    Phone: (312) 464-1744

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    Price Range: USD 0 - USD 40

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    201 E Grand Ave

    Phone: 312-410-9900

Embassy Suites Chicago - Downtown/Lakefront Reviews

Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Embassy Suites Chicago - Downtown/Lakefront

Average guest rating

4.0
out of 5
Excellent
Based on 77 reviews

Rating by category:

Dining
3.7
Location
4.5
Rooms
3.6
Service
3.7
Value
4.0

Individual guest reviews

  • Excellent location for shopping and magnificent Mile. The stay was incredible and the staff were most accommodating. The room was clean and breakfast was awesome. The omelets were great.

    The hotel is very big, the lobby furniture is dated and dirty and the carpets are really old, long lines and slow service at check in. Too many elevators to get to your car.

    My rating for the hotel:

    • Average rating
      4.0
    • Location
      4
    • Rooms
      4
    • Service
      4
    • Value
      4
    • Dining
      5
  • Good location apacious rooms, the Magnificent Mile and the hotel staff were wonderful and the made to order breakfast was delicious. The manager's reception was great, the bed was very comfortable too and the waitresses were friendly and helpful.

    The pool was closed the last day of our stay the kids were very disappointed and drinks were weak.

    My rating for the hotel:

    • Average rating
      4.5
    • Location
      5
    • Rooms
      5
    • Service
      4
    • Value
      5
  • The location was great, the hotel had complimentary drinks at bar and snacks between 530 and 730pm, staff were very courteous and helpful. The room was big, elevators were also really fast and food selection was fresh and abundant. The employees were very nice and friendly.

    Not a pleasant stay and not Worth the Money. No internet available in lobby area either, s reception the bartenders made us feel like was a chore versus providing service and the restaurant was never crowded for breakfast and as normal for Embassy Suites. The buffet was awful.

    My rating for the hotel:

    • Average rating
      4.1
    • Location
      5
    • Rooms
      5
    • Service
      4
    • Value
      3
    • Dining
      4
  • The location was great and very friendly The hotel was clean. Price was reasonable and service was exceptional. The room was very spacious and fluffy towels etc etc.Pool on ground floor was perfect.

    The area was small and slippery, this stay was very unpleasant, rate was slightly less than the Hyatt. The nightly reception was disappointing, lady answered the phone was rude inquiring about the parking and the food was not cooked very well. Cocktail time was very crowded.

    My rating for the hotel:

    • Average rating
      4.3
    • Location
      4
    • Rooms
      4
    • Service
      5
    • Value
      4
    • Dining
      4
  • The location is perfect, the atmosphere of ES is incredible and the staff is very courteous, friendly. The room is big and breakfast is great and all employees are courteous and helpful.

    My rating for the hotel:

    • Average rating
      5.0
    • Location
      5
    • Rooms
      5
    • Service
      5
    • Value
      5
  • The views were fantastic, overall my stay at this hotel was pretty good and the staff were always very friendly. The room was incredibly nice, the breakfast was great.

    My rating for the hotel:

    • Average rating
      4.6
    • Location
      5
    • Rooms
      5
    • Service
      4
    • Value
      4
    • Dining
      5
  • The location was perfect and the hotel was a great value for the money. Staff were friendly and helpful, the suite was clean and functional and quiet once the door was shut, the breakfast and the nightly reception were very nice touches.

    The price of the room dropped %40 after i did the booked in less than 12 hours.

    My rating for the hotel:

    • Average rating
      4.6
    • Location
      5
    • Rooms
      4
    • Service
      5
    • Value
      5
    • Dining
      4
  • Location was very nice, the hotel was very conveniently located to many attractions and the staff were very friendly and helpful. Room service food was very good and breakfast was great.

    My rating for the hotel:

    • Average rating
      4.4
    • Location
      5
    • Rooms
      4
    • Service
      4
    • Value
      4
  • My view was superb, the Hotel staff were very nice and kind, service was good, everyone was friendly. Rooms were large and comfortable, breakfast was excellent, the free afternoon beverage was great as well.

    Pool too small.

    My rating for the hotel:

    • Average rating
      4.2
    • Location
      5
    • Rooms
      4
    • Service
      4
    • Value
      4
    • Dining
      5
  • The location is wonderful and the pool is very small for such a big hotel. The staff are coolly professional, polite as might be expected and rooms are quiet. The snacks provided at the manager's reception are not all that great either.

    Sorry bar closes to early, hundreds of residents queuing up for cooked breakfast.

    My rating for the hotel:

    • Average rating
      4.2
    • Location
      5
    • Rooms
      4
    • Service
      4
    • Value
      5
    • Dining
      3
  • The common areas are inviting and the hotel is in excellent location and the service is excellent. The staff is very helpful and rooms are spacious. The elevator is fast and open, showing you a bit much traveling, the pool is small and indoors and was very crowded; the jacuzzi was nice and hot. Breakfast is the best, the chef is Great Omelets came out Fabulous each morning.

    Sofa bed was very uncomfortable and also, the nightly reception snacks were not very good.

    My rating for the hotel:

    • Average rating
      4.2
    • Location
      5
    • Rooms
      4
    • Service
      4
    • Value
      4
    • Dining
      4
  • Location to other interests and nice, clean hotel. Reasonable rate, staff super nice and pool and hot tub were all great. The breakfast was fantastic.

    No inroom safe no free internet, wet bar and long lines for elevators. Tea unavailable.

    My rating for the hotel:

    • Average rating
      4.6
    • Location
      5
    • Rooms
      4
    • Service
      4
    • Value
      5
    • Dining
      5
  • Loved the convenience to attractions and extremely reasonable cost. Perfect home away from home and i saved some good money here. Beautiful reception/lobby area, friendly staff and this day and age, internet access should be free.

    Poor quality of in house food and room was not clean. The pool was pretty crowded.

    My rating for the hotel:

    • Average rating
      4.5
    • Location
      5
    • Rooms
      4
    • Service
      5
    • Value
      4
  • The location is absolutely marvelous and within walking distance to the Art Institute as well. The decor is architectural and the staff is really nice and the lobby looks really good. The rooms are large and ok maybe the fast elevators motion sickness and i do not get alonglol.

    Wifi in hotel should be free.

    My rating for the hotel:

    • Average rating
      4.6
    • Location
      5
    • Rooms
      5
    • Service
      5
    • Value
      4
  • Great location and good value. Fantastic customer service, comfortable beds and the free drinks and the free fabulous breakfast.

    My rating for the hotel:

    • Average rating
      4.6
    • Location
      5
    • Rooms
      4
    • Service
      5
    • Value
      4
    • Dining
      5
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