Homewood Suites Chicago Downtown  3 stars

40 East Grand Avenue, Chicago, United States, 60611  show mapSave
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  • Staff was friendly - Shuttle for navy pier is on the corner - We waited 10 minutes for an elevator
  • Kids loved the pool - Beds and pillows are the most comfortable - Kitchens are stocked with all of the utensils
  • Free breakfast is ok - Within one block is a grocery store - I would highly recommend this hotel
  • Breakfast was excellent - Staff was extremely friendly - Location can't be beat - Rooms are clean
  • Complimentary breakfasts were very welcome - Manager was very nice - Rooftop pool was a huge hit
 Paid Wi-Fi

Paid parking


24-hour reception


Express check-in/-out

 Swimming Pool

Indoor swimming pool


Fitness center

 Sports activities

Golf course


In-room breakfast


Homewood Suites Chicago Downtown is a 3-star property only 1.7km from Skydeck Chicago, Fine Arts Building and Auditorium Building. The comfortable hotel was built in 1999 and refurbished in 2009.

Nestled in the center of Chicago, steps away from Randolph St. Metra train station. Chicago city center is 2km away.

The hotel is surrounded by an aquarium, restaurants and retailers.

The nearest metro station is Grand-Red, situated 150 meters from the hotel. Fast access to Midway airport within 20km is provided.


All 230 cozy rooms at Homewood Suites Chicago Downtown feature satellite TV, a living area, a writing desk, a kitchenette and individual climate control. All of the rooms have a beautiful view over the city. All rooms have heated floor and modern furniture.


A complimentary buffet breakfast is served every morning. The contemporary bar serves a selection of beverages.


Aside from grocery shopping service, valet cleaning service and 24-hour reception, guests can also make use of a tour desk, a cash machine and a news stand.


For workouts the fitness center provides fitness classes and a gym.


Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Paid public parking is possible on site.

Year renovated   2009.  Number of floors   19.  Number of rooms   233.

City Center Chicago - 1.0 mi
Airports Midway (MDW) - 9.8 mi, Chicago O'hare International (ORD) - 15.5 mi
Train Stations Millenium Station - 3000 ft, Ogilvie Transportation Center - 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 Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab (cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Seafood) - 100 ft, Weber Grill Restaurant (cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Barbecue) - 400 ft
Beaches Ohio Street Beach - 3800 ft, Oak Street Beach - 4200 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
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe deposit box
  • Smoke detectors
  • Multilingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Souvenir shop
  • ATM/Cash machine
  • Fireplace
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Rooms/Facilities for disabled
  • City shuttle service
  • Paid valet parking
  • Room service
  • Bell staff/Porter
  • Limousine service
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Welcome drink
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Newspaper service
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
Dining facilities
  • Bed and breakfast
  • In-room breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Snack bar
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby
Meeting facilities
  • Business center
  • Conference room
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying
Children's facilities
  • Cribs available
  • Video games
Leisure facilities
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Golf course
  • Fitness center
  • Barbeque grills
Room view
  • City view
Room facilities
  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Individual air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Turndown service
  • Separate sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Sofa bed
  • Rollaway/Extra bed
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Private bathroom
  • Bath/Shower
  • Room toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Kitchen facilities
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Cooking hob
  • Dishwasher
  • Cookware/Kitchen utensils
  • Paid movies/Video
  • Cable/Satellite television
  • DVD player
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Free local telephone calls
  • CD player



from  4 pm


until  12 pm

Children and extra beds
  • All children under the age of 18 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • Older children/adults may stay at the price of USD 10 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • One child under the age of 2 may stay for free in a crib. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

Pets are not allowed.

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Homewood Suites Chicago Downtown Studio Suite
Bed type: King Size bed or 1 Single bed

It comprises a spacious lounge, a cozy bedroom, a fully fitted kitchen and a contemporary bathroom.

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    One Bedroom Suite
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    Homewood Suites Chicago Downtown One Bedroom Suite
    Bed type: King Size bed or Double beds or 1 Single bed
    Size: 305 sq. feet

    It comprises a spacious lounge, a cozy bedroom, a fully fitted kitchen and a contemporary bathroom.

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      Homewood Suites Chicago Downtown LocationWhat's nearby

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      What's nearby

      Tourist attractions
      Places of interest
      • 700 ft
      • Chicago Tribune Tower
        700 ft
      • Marina City
        1400 ft
      • Time Life Building
        1700 ft
      • Chicago Vietnam Veterans Memorial
        1700 ft
      Shopping areas
      • Screenz
        1000 ft
      • Amf Bowl Marina City Lanes
        1400 ft
      • Chicago Artist's Coalition
        700 ft
      • Arts Club of Chicago
        1000 ft
      • Terra Museum of American Art
        1000 ft
      • Bridgehouse and Chicago River Museum
        1400 ft
      • City Gallery in the Historic Water Tower
        1700 ft
      Universities, Institutes
      • Real Estate Education CO
        700 ft
      • American College of Surgeons
        1000 ft
      • Insti-Clinical Social Work
        1700 ft
      • Marquette University
        1700 ft
      • Institute of Design
        2000 ft
      • Printing Industry of Illinois
        2000 ft
      Business areas
      • American Medical Association Headquarters
        400 ft
      Medical care and Hospitals
      • Par-A-Dice Riverboat Casino
        1400 ft
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      Local Attractions

      • Willis Tower
        1.0 mi
        233 South Wacker Drive, Chicago
      • Monadnock Building
        5100 ft
        53 West Jackson Blvd, Chicago
      • Money Museum at the Federal Reserve Bank
        5100 ft
        230 South LaSalle St, Chicago
      • Chicago Board of Trade Building
        5300 ft
        141 W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago
      • Navy Pier
        1.1 mi
        600 E Grand Ave, Chicago

      Near the hotel

      • The Magnificent Mile
        700 ft
        N Michigan Ave, Chicago
      • Richard H. Driehaus Museum
        900 ft
        40 E. Erie St., Chicago
      • Tribune Tower
        900 ft
        435 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago
      • McCormick Freedom Project
        900 ft
        435 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago
      • Wrigley Building
        1000 ft
        410 North Michigan Ave, Chicago
      • St. James Cathedral
        1200 ft
        65 East Huron Street, Chicago
      • Michigan Avenue Bridge
        1300 ft
        Michigan Ave., Chicago

      Restaurants Nearby

      • Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab

        70% likes this, based on 1131 reviews
        Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Seafood
        Price Range: USD 43 - USD 82

        100 ft
        60 E Grand Ave

        Phone: 312-379-5637

      • Weber Grill Restaurant

        69% likes this, based on 1042 reviews
        Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Barbecue
        Price Range: USD 22 - USD 31

        400 ft
        539 N State St

        Phone: 312-467-9696

      • Cafe Nordstrom

        82% likes this, based on 34 reviews
        Cuisine: American

        100 ft
        55 E Grand Ave # 1

        Phone: (312) 464-1515

      • Marketplace Cafe

        70% likes this, based on 38 reviews
        Cuisine: American

        100 ft
        55 East Grand Avenue

        Phone: 312.464.1515

      • Pizzeria Uno

        75% likes this, based on 502 reviews
        Cuisine: Pizza
        Price Range: USD 23 - USD 32

        300 ft
        29 E Ohio St

        Phone: (312) 321-1000

      Homewood Suites Chicago Downtown Reviews

      Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Homewood Suites Chicago Downtown

      Average guest rating

      out of 10
      Based on 89 reviews

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      Individual guest reviews

      • Older travelers

        Breakfast and evening snacks ans drinks. The room with cooking facilities and two TVs

        The Hotel did not have our booking when we arrived. I dont know what would have happened if the hotel was fully booked.

        • Average rating
      • Older travelers

        The reception was very friendly and efficient.This is important after a long tiring flight.Genuine effort to make one's stay comfortable. Extra blankets given quickly for an extra guest. Generous breakfast that could be brought up to the apartment if one wished.Light evening meal and free coffee all day in lobby. Room quiet, lovely view and well lighted. Just what a hotel should be. Others please copy!

        • Average rating
      • Older travelers

        i was really impressed with all staff - especially as we had to be moved on first night as hotel was full - we arrived at 9pm. check in staff - i do not know her name - was very professional and calm - i could not complain about any aspect of way she did her difficult job - unlike others who checked in at same time

        it was a great location for a tourist - i am from UK it was also very friendly

        • Average rating
      • Family with children

        The free meals were a wonderful surprise. Saved us a bunch of money. The beds were also very comfortable.

        Picture quality of the TVs were awful.....alot of static.....hard to see picture. No oven in the suites.

        • Average rating
      • Family with children

        The customer service provided by the staff. They could train people on this; they were welcoming from the beginning of our stay until the end. No one ever acted impatient; our questions were their top priority at that time. It was like being at DisneyWorld. Thank you so much; we had a terrific experience. And the food was great! Ann Straley, Dubuque, ia

        Get bigger bath mats; pool area could be spruced up.

        • Average rating
      • Family with children

        We liked the location best. This hotel is close to everything and very suitable for families. This hotel has an amazing buffet breakfast which is included in the cost of the room. The porters were also very helpful giving directions to everything Chicago has to offer.

        Maid service did not make up beds on 2nd day, however they did empty the trash and change the towels.

        • Average rating
      • Single

        Staff is really trying to make guests feel good. There is a complimentary banquet every day, late check-out is free and so on.

        • Average rating
      • Group of friends

        Comfort of having breakfast daily and dinner a well, the friendliness of the staff and the hotel's location.

        Only king sized beds were available, there were no 2-bed suites in the hotel.

        • Average rating
      • Single

        Nice big suite, very clean, very friendly staff.

        • Average rating
      • Group of friends

        Food at Homewood Suites Washington DC is better.

        • Average rating
      • Single

        Breakfast (each day)/Dinners (weeknights) included - full meals in a real dining room. Not cramped for space! Decent if not deluxe food. Free wifi. Central location. Opening windows, and central control for a/c - not a silly 'box' tacked onto an exterior wall. Quiet interior. Kitchen with dishes, etc. Full fridge. Housekeeping runs the dishwasher! Comfy bed. 2 TVs. Think of it as a small apartment. Good value.

        Odd note: kitchen has two burners, no pans (?) What would you use the burners for? Fair amount of street noise, especially Saturday night. Could not get higher floor - when the next day a walk-in got the 19th while I stood at the desk with the very same person manning the counter. You give up the 'grand lobby' of competitors / but gain the ability to shut the door to your bedroom; a proper trade off.

        • Average rating
      • Single

        I consider hs my "Home Away from Home" when I am in Chicago. There is an overall friendly and laid back atmosphere that I love.

        • Average rating
      • Older travelers

        the location was outstanding, and the bellmen/doormen were terrific

        breakfast food items were mediocre at best,and there were so many children it was challenging to get an elevator at times. also the facility is rather worn down.

        • Average rating
      • Family with children

        As a matter of fact this is a review concerning both hilton Garden Inn and front desk at Homewood: when we arrived, around 9,00 pm at Homewood Suites by Hilton Chicago-Downtown, we were told the rooms were not available due to overbooking. As a consequence we have been proposed by the front desk assistant to go to hilton Garden Inn. As I complained about this this very annoying mismatch with Homewood Suites front desk, we have been given the rooms for free. We appreciated this. In the end we walked our way down two blocks and arrrived to Hilton Garden Inn.

        Hilton Garden Inn rooms were comfortable and we have been given rooms that should have been quiet at the 20th floor. Unfortunately enough, some university party was going on somewhere in the building and there have been a lot of jolly good fellows running back and forth in the corridors, shouting pretty wildly until 4 am..

        • Average rating
      • Family with children

        The daily buffet breakfast was good, and the dinner that comes with the room from Mon-Thur was a pleasant surprise. I would like to commend Connie (restaurant/kitchen) for her excellent people's skill. She was simply the nicest person I have had the privilege to meet and speak to in my entire stay in your hotel. Every morning when I went for breakfast, she is always there to greet me with a beautiful smile. She made me feel welcome and is always ready to serve. The concierge staff were not too bad. Everyone was generally pleasant and helpful. There were a few that looked fierce and they would have done better had they put on a smile. There was a concierge staff that I would like to appreciate but I overlooked getting his name (I hope you can trace him). The second evening in the city and my daughter and I wanted to go out to meet some friends for dinner and we asked him for direction and estimated distance. He not only guided us on how to get there, he also gave us the heads up on the area and reminded us (repeatedly) to not walk the streets after dinner because he was concerned for our safety. We have never had that kind of concern shown on my safety by hotel staff all my years of travelling, and I thought to myself, "how sweet of him to watch out for our safety". Overall, the concierge staff were very helpful. They seem to know everything! :)

        It would have been better if dinner was extended to 8 or 9pm as I had difficulty getting back to the hotel in time on a couple of evenings. The front desk staff whom I checked with in the morning agreed to arrange for my dinner to be packed and held for me forgot. When I called to ask for my dinner to be delivered at 9pm on the first night, the reception staff informed me that she would arrange with the kitchen 'now" and she apparently did not realize that the kitchen was closed by then. Unknown to me then that your kitchen closes at 7pm (I learned about it the next morning), my daughter and I waited until 10pm and decided to not bother and went straight to bed. I did receive an apology message from the staff on my phone the next evening when I got back. The guest laundry room is too small - could hardly move with 2 persons and our laundry.

        • Average rating
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