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.

 Paid Wi-Fi

Paid Wi-Fi in rooms


Paid parking


24-hour reception


Express check-in/-out

 Swimming Pool

Indoor swimming pool


Fitness center

 Sports activities

Tennis court

Golf course

 Spa and relaxation

Spa & wellness center



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.


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.


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


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.


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.


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.

City Center Chicago - 1.1 mi
Airports Midway (MDW) - 10.0 mi, Chicago O'hare International (ORD) - 15.8 mi
Train Stations Millenium Station - 3000 ft, Van Buren Street Station - 1.0 mi
Underground stations LaSalle "L" Station (Blue Line) - 1.2 mi, 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
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  • 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
  • Racquetball
  • 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
  • Private bathroom
  • Bath/Shower
  • Room toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Kitchen facilities
  • Mini-fridge
  • Microwave
  • Paid movies/Video
  • Cable/Satellite television
  • Hi-Fi
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock



from  4 pm


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. 

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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
Bed type: King Size 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
    Embassy Suites Chicago - Downtown/Lakefront Suite
    Bed type: Double beds or King Size bed or Double Bed
    Size: 485 sq. feet

    This Suite consists of a bedroom and a living room.

    Room facilities

      Embassy Suites Chicago - Downtown/Lakefront LocationWhat's nearby

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      What's nearby

      Tourist attractions
      Places of interest
      • Time Life Building
        700 ft
      • Chicago Tribune Tower
        1000 ft
      • 1400 ft
      Shopping areas
      • Shops at Northbridge
        1000 ft
      • Virtual World's Battletech
        1000 ft
      • Arts Club of Chicago
        1000 ft
      • Bridgehouse and Chicago River Museum
        1400 ft
      • Terra Museum of American Art
        1700 ft
      • Chicago Children's Museum
        2000 ft
      • Chicago Artist's Coalition
        2000 ft
      Universities, Institutes
      • University of Chicago Studies
        700 ft
      • Gleacher Center-The University
        700 ft
      • Univ-Chicago Investment Ofc
        700 ft
      • Vip Schools Inc
        1000 ft
      • Real Estate Education CO
        1000 ft
      • American College of Surgeons
        1000 ft
      • Marquette University
        2000 ft
      • Printing Industry of Illinois
        2000 ft
      Medical care and Hospitals
      • Par-A-Dice Riverboat Casino
        1700 ft
      Golf courses and Country clubs
      • Chicago Park District Tee Time
        700 ft
      • Family Golf Ctr
        1400 ft
      College Campuses

      Local Attractions

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

      Near the hotel

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

      Restaurants Nearby

      • Starbucks Coffee

        100 ft
        255 E Grand Ave

        Phone: 312-279-1305

      • Niu Japanese Fusion Lounge

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

        400 ft
        332 E Illinois St

        Phone: (312) 527-2888

      • The Purple Pig

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

        1100 ft
        500 North Michigan Avenue

        Phone: (312) 464-1744

      • Volare

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

        700 ft
        201 E Grand Ave

        Phone: 312-410-9900

      • Shula's Steak House Chicago

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

        600 ft
        301 East North Water Street

        Phone: (312) 670-0788

      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

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      Based on 59 reviews

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      Individual guest reviews

      • Family with children

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

        • Average rating
      • Family with children

        Great location, fair price compared to similar downtown hotels

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

        • Average rating
      • Family with children

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

        • Average rating
      • Family with children

        Great location, good bar and breakfast

        • Average rating
      • Older travelers

        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.

        • Average rating
      • Single

        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.

        • Average rating
      • Family with children

        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.

        • Average rating
      • Family with children

        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.

        • Average rating
      • Group of friends

        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!

        • Average rating
      • Group of friends


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

        • Average rating
      • Couple

        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.

        • Average rating
      • Family with children

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

        • Average rating
      • Single

        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.

        • Average rating
      • Family with children

        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.

        • Average rating
      • Group of friends

        Staff super nice

        Lines for breakfast n drinks but breakfast spread was huge!

        • Average rating
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