Embassy Suites Chicago - Downtown/Lakefront

511 North Columbus Drive, Chicago, United States, 60611  show map
 3 stars
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Embassy Suites Chicago - Downtown/Lakefront

 Paid Wi-Fi

Paid Wi-Fi in rooms

 Parking

Paid parking

 24-Hour

24-hour reception

 Check-in/Check-out

Express check-in/-out

 Swimming Pool

Indoor swimming pool

 Fitness/Gym

Fitness center

 Sports activities

Tennis court

Golf course

 Spa and relaxation

Spa & wellness center

Jacuzzi

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 3-star Embassy Suites Chicago - Downtown/Lakefront is located within the natural beach. Since 2001, it has been a prominent hotel in the center of Chicago.

Many Chicago sights, including Willis Tower, Auditorium Building and Fine Arts Building are 20 minutes away from the hotel. A 5-minute walk will take you to Wrigley Building, Chicago Tribune Tower and Art Institute of Chicago.

Within walking distance of Streeterville district with its an aquarium and a zoo.

Randolph St. Metra train station lies within a 10-minute walk. Due to the hotel's magnificent location, it will only take you a 20-minute drive to get to Midway airport.

Rooms

All 455 non-smoking guestrooms feature cable TV with on-demand movies, individual climate control, a minibar, a laptop-size safe and a mini-refrigerator. They all have carpet floor and contemporary furniture.

Eat

A complimentary breakfast is served at the restaurant. Beverages can be savored in the coffee bar.

Services

Guests will appreciate parking, a lift and a cloakroom as well as find a business center, internet access and a meeting room useful for work.

Relax

Guests can benefit from a ballroom, a courtyard and an indoor heated pool and relax using a hot tub, a sauna and a wellness center. The hotel’s fitness center has a gym and fitness classes.

Internet

High-speed internet access is available in the entire hotel for additional charge

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for additional charge

Guest Parking

public hotel parking is possible on site and the rate is USD 43 per day.

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

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Facilities

General

  • Paid Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • Express check-in/-out
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Allergy-free rooms
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Adults only
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe deposit box
  • Smoke detectors
  • Multilingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Souvenir shop
  • Coffee shop
  • ATM/Cash machine
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Rooms/Facilities for disabled
  • Carte blanche

Activities

  • Racquetball

Services

  • Paid valet parking
  • Room service
  • Bell staff/Porter
  • Limousine service
  • Laundry
  • Wedding services
  • Welcome drink
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Newspaper service
  • Tours/Ticket assistance

Dining facilities

  • Bed and breakfast
  • In-room breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Conference room
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available
  • Video games
  • Kids club

Leisure facilities

  • Indoor heated swimming pool
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Tennis court
  • Golf course
  • Fitness center
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Jacuzzi
  • Sauna

Room view

  • City view
  • Courtyard view
  • Lake view

Room facilities

  • Paid Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Individual air conditioning
  • Individual heating
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Mini-Bar
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Turndown service
  • Separate living room
  • Separate bedroom
  • Separate sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Sofa bed
  • Rollaway/Extra bed
  • Wardrobe
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Armchair

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Bath/Shower
  • Room toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Kitchen facilities

  • Mini-fridge
  • Microwave

Media

  • Paid movies/Video
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/Satellite television
  • Hi-Fi
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-In

  • from  4 pm

Check-Out

  • until  12 pm

Children and extra beds

  • All children under the age of 4 may stay at the price of USD 20 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

hotel Embassy Suites Chicago - Downtown/Lakefront Chicago location
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Hotel Address:

511 North Columbus Drive, Chicago, United States, 60611

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City Center
  • Chicago
    1.1 mi
Airports
Train Stations
  • Millenium Station
    3000 ft
  • Van Buren Street Station
    1.0 mi
Underground stations
  • LaSalle "L" Station (Blue Line)
    1.2 mi
  • Bus stop
    400 ft
Restaurants
  • Starbucks Coffee
    100 ft
  • Niu Japanese Fusion Lounge (cuisine: Sushi, Thai, Chinese)
    400 ft
Parks
  • Milton Lee Olive Park
    1800 ft
Beaches
  • Ohio Street Beach
    2200 ft
  • North Avenue Beach
    4100 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-In:
    from  4 pm
  • Check-Out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2008
  • Number of floors:
    17
  • Number of rooms:
    455

Rooms and availability

Embassy Suites Chicago - Downtown/Lakefront Corner SuiteEmbassy Suites Chicago - Downtown/Lakefront Corner SuiteEmbassy Suites Chicago - Downtown/Lakefront Corner Suite
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Modern room comprises an oversized living room, bedroom and convenient bathroom.

Embassy Suites Chicago - Downtown/Lakefront SuiteEmbassy Suites Chicago - Downtown/Lakefront Suite
Suite
Bed type: Double beds or King Size bed or Double Bed
Size: 485 sq. feet
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  • Air conditioning
  • Private bathroom
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This Suite consists of a bedroom and a living room.

Room facilities

    How to reach hotel

    hotel Embassy Suites Chicago - Downtown/Lakefront Chicago location
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    Hotel Address:

    511 North Columbus Drive, Chicago, United States, 60611

    Get directions
    City Center
    • Chicago
      1.1 mi
    Airports
    Train Stations
    • Millenium Station
      3000 ft
    • Van Buren Street Station
      1.0 mi
    Underground stations
    • LaSalle "L" Station (Blue Line)
      1.2 mi
    • Bus stop
      400 ft
    Restaurants
    • Starbucks Coffee
      100 ft
    • Niu Japanese Fusion Lounge (cuisine: Sushi, Thai, Chinese)
      400 ft
    Parks
    • Milton Lee Olive Park
      1800 ft
    Beaches
    • Ohio Street Beach
      2200 ft
    • North Avenue Beach
      4100 ft
    Hotel information
    • Check-In:
      from  4 pm
    • Check-Out:
      until  12 pm
    • Year renovated:
      2008
    • Number of floors:
      17
    • Number of rooms:
      455

    Embassy Suites Chicago - Downtown/Lakefront Location

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    What's nearby

    Tourist attractions

    • River East Art Center - 1000 ft
    • Lake Point Tower - 1700 ft

    Places of interest

    • Time Life Building - 400 ft
    • Chicago Tribune Tower - 1000 ft
    • Wrigley Building - 1400 ft

    Shopping areas

    • Shops at Northbridge - 1000 ft
    • Magnificent Mile - 1700 ft

    Amusement

    • Virtual World's Battletech - 1000 ft

    Museums

    • Arts Club of Chicago - 1000 ft
    • Terra Museum of American Art - 1400 ft
    • Bridgehouse and Chicago River Museum - 1700 ft
    • Chicago Artist's Coalition - 2000 ft

    Halls

    • Navy Pier - 1000 ft

    Universities, Institutes

    • University of Chicago Studies - 700 ft
    • Vip Schools Inc - 700 ft
    • Univ-Chicago Investment Ofc - 700 ft
    • Gleacher Center-The University - 700 ft
    • American College of Surgeons - 1000 ft
    • Real Estate Education CO - 1000 ft
    • Northwestern Medical Faculty - 1700 ft
    • Northwestern University - 1700 ft
    • Career Works Inc - 2000 ft

    Medical care and Hospitals

    • Va Chicago Health Care System - 1400 ft
    • Northwestern Memorial Hospital - 1400 ft
    • Rehab Institute Of Chicago - 1700 ft

    Casinos

    • Par-A-Dice Riverboat Casino - 1400 ft

    Golf courses and Country clubs

    • Chicago Park District Tee Time - 700 ft
    • Family Golf Ctr - 1700 ft

    Local Attractions

    • Monadnock Building - 1.0 mi
      53 West Jackson Blvd, Chicago
    • Fine Arts Building - 1.0 mi
      410 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago
    • Lyric Opera of Chicago - 1.1 mi
      Chicago, IL
    • The Rookery - 1.0 mi
      209 S. LaSalle St., Chicago
    • Buckingham Fountain - 1.1 mi
      Grant Park, Chicago

    Near the hotel

    • The Magnificent Mile - 1100 ft
      N Michigan Ave, Chicago
    • McCormick Freedom Project - 1200 ft
      435 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago
    • Michigan Avenue Bridge - 1400 ft
      Michigan Ave., Chicago
    • Milton Lee Olive Park - 1800 ft
      500 North Lake Shore Dr, Chicago
    • Tribune Tower - 1200 ft
      435 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago
    • Wrigley Building - 1300 ft
      410 North Michigan Ave, Chicago
    • Lake Shore Place - 1600 ft
      680 N. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago

    Restaurants Nearby

    • Starbucks Coffee - 100 ft

      Address: 255 E Grand Ave
      Phone: 312-279-1305

    • The Purple Pig - 1100 ft

      Address: 500 North Michigan Avenue
      Phone: (312) 464-1744

      80% likes this, based on 1518 reviews
      Cuisine: Contemporary, European
      Price Range: USD 12 - USD 17

    • Shula's Steak House Chicago - 600 ft

      Address: 301 East North Water Street
      Phone: (312) 670-0788

      65% likes this, based on 152 reviews
      Cuisine: Steakhouse
      Price Range: USD 31 - USD 40

    • Niu Japanese Fusion Lounge - 400 ft

      Address: 332 E Illinois St
      Phone: (312) 527-2888

      64% likes this, based on 98 reviews
      Cuisine: Sushi, Thai, Chinese, Japanese
      Price Range: USD 3 - USD 22

    • Volare - 700 ft

      Address: 201 E Grand Ave
      Phone: 312-410-9900

      72% likes this, based on 610 reviews
      Cuisine: Italian
      Price Range: USD 0 - USD 40

    Hotel information
    • Check-In:
      from  4 pm
    • Check-Out:
      until  12 pm
    • Year renovated:
      2008
    • Number of floors:
      17
    • Number of rooms:
      455

    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

    8.0out of 10
    Excellent
    Based on 59 reviews

    Rating by category:

    Rooms
    8.7
    Service
    9.3
    Value
    8.2
    Location
    8.7
    Dining
    8.3

    Individual guest reviews

    • Family with children
      8.2

      Great location! Walking distance to almost everything. Had an excellent breakfast and loved the free happy hour every evening.

    • Family with children
      7.4

      Great location, fair price compared to similar downtown hotels

      Overcrowded at peak season; long lines for elevators, breakfast, and complimentary happy hour

    • Family with children
      7.4

      Concierge gave us inaccurate info or didn't know answers to simple questions (ie transportation options to the museums).

    • Family with children
      9.2

      Great location, good bar and breakfast

    • Older travelers
      9.2

      We both thought all staff were friendly, helpful and genuine.

      The electronic keys were 'fussy' and we often spent a few minutes trying to get into our room.

    • Single
      9.2

      The room was very spacious. I also liked that they offered complimentary food during the evening and for breakfast.

      Some of the outlets and the bathtub faucet were faulty.

    • Family with children
      8.8

      The hotel is in excellent location and the service is excellent.

      The price of the room dropped %40 after i did the booking in less than 12 hours, i have contacted embassy suits and Booked.net, however unfortunately the price did not change and i had to pay $507 instead of &299 without taxes.

    • Family with children
      9.2

      The breakfast, pool and hot tub were all great. Plus very nice rooms.

      There weren't any phone books in the room, and for out of town people, this made it difficult to know how to get around and where to go.

    • Group of friends
      8.2

      Always at E. Suites....2-room suites & free bkfast included! Nice, clean hotel.

      Too bad with construction being done in the middle of lobby, but thats temporary. Staff not overly friendly, one male employee could barely offer the most minimal information-at front desk!

    • Group of friends
      9.6

      Location

      Look behind the tv console in the room...t has not been vacumed for a long time...that was a bit disappointing

    • Couple
      8.8

      The room was big and very clean. The hotel was well located. The staff were very friendly and helpful.

      Although the breakfast was very good, queuing to get it took a bit too long.

    • Family with children
      10.0

      Very family oriented, great breakfast in the morning, great room, and great location!

    • Single
      7.8

      The free Evening reception with drinks and snacks plus friendly staff is absolutely unique and great ! The Breakfast ( included) is "worldclass".

      all o.k. The rooms could maybe use a "fresh-up" soon.

    • Family with children
      9.2

      The location is absolutely marvelous; the general staff is helpful and the cleaning staff is extremely helpful and accomodating. Breakfast was delicious and fast but you had to be early.

      There was nothing we did not like, except maybe the long lines for the manager's reception. And oh yes, there was something else: since every room is equiped with a kitchen, it would be nice to stack the cabinets with a few plates and cuttlery.

    • Group of friends
      8.8

      Staff super nice

      Lines for breakfast n drinks but breakfast spread was huge!

    How to reach hotel

    hotel Embassy Suites Chicago - Downtown/Lakefront Chicago location
    Show big map »

    Hotel Address:

    511 North Columbus Drive, Chicago, United States, 60611

    Get directions
    City Center
    • Chicago
      1.1 mi
    Airports
    Train Stations
    • Millenium Station
      3000 ft
    • Van Buren Street Station
      1.0 mi
    Underground stations
    • LaSalle "L" Station (Blue Line)
      1.2 mi
    • Bus stop
      400 ft
    Restaurants
    • Starbucks Coffee
      100 ft
    • Niu Japanese Fusion Lounge (cuisine: Sushi, Thai, Chinese)
      400 ft
    Parks
    • Milton Lee Olive Park
      1800 ft
    Beaches
    • Ohio Street Beach
      2200 ft
    • North Avenue Beach
      4100 ft
    Hotel information
    • Check-In:
      from  4 pm
    • Check-Out:
      until  12 pm
    • Year renovated:
      2008
    • Number of floors:
      17
    • Number of rooms:
      455
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