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.

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.

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

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.

Internet

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

Wireless internet is available in public areas for additional charge

Guest Parking

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

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

Distance to:

  • City Center Chicago - 1.0 mi
  • Airport: Midway (MDW) - 9.9 mi, Chicago O'hare International (ORD) - 15.9 mi
  • Train Station: Millenium Station - 2700 ft, Van Buren Street Station - 1.0 mi
  • Underground station: LaSalle "L" Station (Blue Line) - 1.2 mi, LaSalle \"L\" Station (Blue Line) - 1.2 mi
  • Bus stop - 400 ft
  • Restaurants: Shula's Steak House Chicago (Food: Steakhouse) - 300 ft, Chicago Burger Company (Food: American, Contemporary, Hamburgers) - 300 ft
  • Parks Milton Lee Olive Park - 1900 ft
  • Beaches: Ohio Street Beach - 2300 ft, North Avenue Beach - 3900 ft
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from  4 pm

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

General
  • Parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • Elevator
  • ATM/Cash machine
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Front desk
  • Newspapers/magazines
Activities
  • Spa & wellness center
Services
  • Bell staff/porter
  • Shops/Commercial Services
Dining facilities
  • Breakfast buffet
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • In-room breakfast
Business facilities
  • Wi-Fi Internet
  • Business center
Meeting facilities
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
Facilities for people with disabilities
  • Rooms/facilities for people with disabilities
  • Wheel chair access
Leisure and relaxation facilities
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Fitness center
  • Exercise gym
  • Whirlpool
Room view
  • City view
  • Courtyard view
  • Lake view
Room facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Room service
  • Heating
  • Cable TV
  • Ironing facilities
  • Bathtub
  • Pay TV
  • Work desk
  • Hair dryer
  • AM/FM alarm clock
  • Telephone
  • Mini bar
  • Shower
  • Radio
  • Refrigerator
  • TV
  • Toilet
  • Microwave
  • Sofa bed
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area

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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
    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

      Tourist attractions
      • Lake Point Tower
        1700 ft
      Places of interest
      • Time Life Building
        700 ft
      • Chicago Tribune Tower
        1000 ft
      • Wrigley Building
        1400 ft
      Shopping areas
      • Shops at Northbridge
        1000 ft
      Amusement
      • Virtual World's Battletech
        1000 ft
      Museums
      • 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
      Halls
      Universities, Institutes
      • Univ-Chicago Investment Ofc
        700 ft
      • University of Chicago Studies
        700 ft
      • Gleacher Center-The University
        700 ft
      • Vip Schools Inc
        1000 ft
      • Real Estate Education CO
        1000 ft
      • American College of Surgeons
        1000 ft
      • Marquette University
        2000 ft
      • Literacy Chicago
        2000 ft
      • Printing Industry of Illinois
        2000 ft
      Casinos
      • Par-A-Dice Riverboat Casino
        1700 ft
      Medical care and Hospitals
      Golf courses and Country clubs
      • Chicago Park District Tee Time
        700 ft
      • Family Golf Ctr
        1400 ft

      Local Attractions

      • The Book of Mormon
        5000 ft
        Bank of America Theater, Chicago
      • Monadnock Building
        5200 ft
        53 West Jackson Blvd, Chicago
      • The East Bank Club
        5200 ft
        500 N. Kingsbury St., Chicago
      • Fine Arts Building
        5200 ft
        410 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago
      • Buckingham Fountain
        1.0 mi
        Grant Park, Chicago

      Near the hotel

      • Lakefront Trail
        700 ft
        465 N. McClurg Court, Chicago
      • Forever Marilyn
        1000 ft
        401 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago
      • Tribune Tower
        1100 ft
        435 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago
      • The Magnificent Mile
        1200 ft
        N Michigan Ave, Chicago
      • McCormick Freedom Project
        1100 ft
        435 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago
      • Michigan Avenue Bridge
        1300 ft
        Michigan Ave., Chicago
      • Wrigley Building
        1200 ft
        410 North Michigan Ave, Chicago

      Restaurants Nearby

      • Shula's Steak House Chicago

        60% likes this, based on 161 reviews
        Food: Steakhouse
        Price Range: USD 32 - USD 41

        300 ft
        301 East North Water Street

        Phone: (312) 670-0788

      • Chicago Burger Company

        61% likes this, based on 60 reviews
        Food: American, Contemporary, Hamburgers
        Price Range: USD 9 - USD 20

        300 ft
        301 East North Water Street

        Phone: (312) 464-1000

      • Niu Japanese Fusion Lounge

        73% likes this, based on 103 reviews
        Food: Sushi, Thai, Chinese, Japanese
        Price Range: USD 2 - USD 21

        400 ft
        332 E Illinois St

        Phone: (312) 527-2888

      • Starbucks Coffee

        400 ft
        255 E Grand Ave

        Phone: 312-279-1305

      • The Purple Pig

        75% likes this, based on 1515 reviews
        Food: Contemporary, European
        Price Range: USD 10 - USD 15

        1200 ft
        500 North Michigan Avenue

        Phone: (312) 464-1744

      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 48 reviews

      Rating by category:

      Value
      8.1
      Dining
      7.4
      Location
      9.1
      Rooms
      7.3
      Service
      7.4

      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
          8.2
      • 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
          7.4
      • Family with children

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

        • Average rating
          7.4
      • Family with children

        Great location, good bar and breakfast

        • Average rating
          9.2
      • 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
          9.2
      • 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
          9.2
      • 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
          8.8
      • 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
          9.2
      • 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
          8.2
      • Group of friends

        Location

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

        • Average rating
          9.6
      • 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
          8.8
      • Family with children

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

        • Average rating
          10.0
      • 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
          7.8
      • 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
          9.2
      • Group of friends

        Staff super nice

        Lines for breakfast n drinks but breakfast spread was huge!

        • Average rating
          8.8
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