Embassy Suites Chicago - Downtown/Lakefront  3 stars

511 North Columbus Drive, Chicago, United States, 60611  show mapSave
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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

Embassy Suites Chicago - Downtown/Lakefront enjoys magnificent location within the natural beaches. This sophisticated hotel was opened in 2001 and renovated in 2008.

Rooms

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

Eat

A complimentary breakfast is served each morning in the indoor dining room. The lounge bar stocks beverages to enjoy in an elegant atmosphere.

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

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

Major Chicago attractions, such as Willis Tower, Buckingham Fountain and The Book of Mormon are located nearby. Just 20 minutes from the center of Chicago.

The vicinity of parks, a river as well as quick access to a zoo, an aquarium set the hotel apart.

Getting around.

5 minutes' drive from Merrill C Meigs (closed) airport and 10 minutes' walk to Randolph St. Metra train station.

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) - 2.0km, LaSalle \"L\" Station (Blue Line) - 2.0km
  • Bus stop - 100 m
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Check-In

from 16:00-23:00 hours

Check-Out

until  12 pm

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

Pets are not allowed

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

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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
Bed type: King Size Bed or Double Bed

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

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    Embassy Suites Chicago - Downtown/Lakefront Suite
    Embassy Suites Chicago - Downtown/Lakefront Suite
    Bed type: Double Beds or King Size Bed or Double Bed

    This Suite consists of a bedroom and a living room.

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      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
      Shopping Areas
      • Shops at Northbridge
        300 m
      Amusement
      • Virtual World's Battletech
        300 m
      • Amf Bowl Marina City Lanes
        600 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
      • 600 m
      Halls
      Universities, Institutes
      • Univ-Chicago Investment Ofc
        200 m
      • University of Chicago Studies
        200 m
      • Gleacher Center-The University
        200 m
      • American College of Surgeons
        300 m
      • Vip Schools Inc
        300 m
      • Real Estate Education CO
        300 m
      • Northwestern Medical Faculty
        600 m
      Casinos
      • Par-A-Dice Riverboat Casino
        500 m
      Medical care and Hospitals
      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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      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

      8.0
      out of 10
      Excellent
      Based on 77 reviews

      Rating by category:

      Rooms
      7.3
      Service
      7.4
      Value
      8.1
      Dining
      7.4
      Location
      9.1

      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
          8.2
        • Location
          8
        • Rooms
          8
        • Service
          7
        • Value
          8
        • Dining
          10
      • 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
          9.0
        • Location
          9
        • Rooms
          10
        • Service
          8
        • Value
          9
      • 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
          8.0
        • Location
          10
        • Rooms
          9
        • Service
          7
        • Value
          6
        • Dining
          8
      • 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
          8.8
        • Location
          9
        • Rooms
          8
        • Service
          10
        • Value
          9
        • Dining
          8
      • 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
          10.0
        • Location
          10
        • Rooms
          10
        • Service
          10
        • Value
          10
      • 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
          9.2
        • Location
          10
        • Rooms
          10
        • Service
          8
        • Value
          8
        • Dining
          10
      • 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
          9.4
        • Location
          10
        • Rooms
          9
        • Service
          10
        • Value
          10
        • Dining
          8
      • 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
          9.0
        • Location
          10
        • Rooms
          8
        • Service
          9
        • Value
          9
      • 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
          8.4
        • Location
          10
        • Rooms
          7
        • Service
          8
        • Value
          7
        • Dining
          10
      • 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
          8.4
        • Location
          10
        • Rooms
          9
        • Service
          8
        • Value
          9
        • Dining
          6
      • 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
          8.6
        • Location
          10
        • Rooms
          8
        • Service
          8
        • Value
          9
        • Dining
          8
      • 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
          9.2
        • Location
          10
        • Rooms
          9
        • Service
          8
        • Value
          9
        • Dining
          10
      • 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
          8.8
        • Location
          9
        • Rooms
          8
        • Service
          10
        • Value
          8
      • 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
          9.2
        • Location
          10
        • Rooms
          9
        • Service
          10
        • Value
          8
      • 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
          9.2
        • Location
          10
        • Rooms
          8
        • Service
          10
        • Value
          8
        • Dining
          10
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