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
    1.7km
Airports
Train Stations
  • Millenium Station
    900 m
  • Van Buren Street Station
    1.6km
Underground stations
  • LaSalle "L" Station (Blue Line)
    2.0km
  • LaSalle \"L\" Station (Blue Line)
    2.0km
Bus stop
  • 100 m
Restaurants
  • Starbucks Coffee
    30 m
  • Niu Japanese Fusion Lounge (cuisine: Sushi, Thai, Chinese)
    110 m
Parks
  • Milton Lee Olive Park
    520 m
Beaches
  • Ohio Street Beach
    660 m
  • North Avenue Beach
    1.2km
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.

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Suite
Bed type: Double beds or King Size bed or Double Bed
Size: 45m2
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  • Air conditioning
  • Shower
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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
      1.7km
    Airports
    Train Stations
    • Millenium Station
      900 m
    • Van Buren Street Station
      1.6km
    Underground stations
    • LaSalle "L" Station (Blue Line)
      2.0km
    • LaSalle \"L\" Station (Blue Line)
      2.0km
    Bus stop
    • 100 m
    Restaurants
    • Starbucks Coffee
      30 m
    • Niu Japanese Fusion Lounge (cuisine: Sushi, Thai, Chinese)
      110 m
    Parks
    • Milton Lee Olive Park
      520 m
    Beaches
    • Ohio Street Beach
      660 m
    • North Avenue Beach
      1.2km
    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

    Places of interest

    • Time Life Building - 100 m
    • Chicago Tribune Tower - 300 m
    • Wrigley Building - 400 m

    Shopping areas

    Amusement

    • Virtual World's Battletech - 300 m

    Museums

    • Arts Club of Chicago - 300 m
    • Terra Museum of American Art - 400 m
    • Bridgehouse and Chicago River Museum - 500 m
    • Chicago Artist's Coalition - 600 m

    Halls

    Universities, Institutes

    • University of Chicago Studies - 200 m
    • Vip Schools Inc - 200 m
    • Univ-Chicago Investment Ofc - 200 m
    • Gleacher Center-The University - 200 m
    • American College of Surgeons - 300 m
    • Real Estate Education CO - 300 m
    • Northwestern Medical Faculty - 500 m
    • Northwestern University - 500 m
    • Career Works Inc - 600 m

    Medical care and Hospitals

    Casinos

    • Par-A-Dice Riverboat Casino - 400 m

    Golf courses and Country clubs

    • Chicago Park District Tee Time - 200 m
    • Family Golf Ctr - 500 m

    Local Attractions

    • Monadnock Building - 1.6km
      53 West Jackson Blvd, Chicago
    • Fine Arts Building - 1.7km
      410 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago
    • Lyric Opera of Chicago - 1.7km
      Chicago, IL
    • The Rookery - 1.7km
      209 S. LaSalle St., Chicago
    • Buckingham Fountain - 1.7km
      Grant Park, Chicago

    Near the hotel

    • The Magnificent Mile - 330 m
      N Michigan Ave, Chicago
    • McCormick Freedom Project - 340 m
      435 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago
    • Michigan Avenue Bridge - 410 m
      Michigan Ave., Chicago
    • Milton Lee Olive Park - 520 m
      500 North Lake Shore Dr, Chicago
    • Tribune Tower - 340 m
      435 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago
    • Wrigley Building - 390 m
      410 North Michigan Ave, Chicago
    • Lake Shore Place - 470 m
      680 N. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago

    Restaurants Nearby

    • Starbucks Coffee - 30 m

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

    • The Purple Pig - 320 m

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

      80% likes this, based on 1518 reviews
      Cuisine: Contemporary, European
      Price Range: CAD 15 - CAD 22

    • Shula's Steak House Chicago - 170 m

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

      65% likes this, based on 152 reviews
      Cuisine: Steakhouse
      Price Range: CAD 40 - CAD 52

    • Niu Japanese Fusion Lounge - 110 m

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

      64% likes this, based on 98 reviews
      Cuisine: Sushi, Thai, Chinese, Japanese
      Price Range: CAD 3 - CAD 28

    • Volare - 200 m

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

      72% likes this, based on 610 reviews
      Cuisine: Italian
      Price Range: CAD 0 - CAD 52

    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
      1.7km
    Airports
    Train Stations
    • Millenium Station
      900 m
    • Van Buren Street Station
      1.6km
    Underground stations
    • LaSalle "L" Station (Blue Line)
      2.0km
    • LaSalle \"L\" Station (Blue Line)
      2.0km
    Bus stop
    • 100 m
    Restaurants
    • Starbucks Coffee
      30 m
    • Niu Japanese Fusion Lounge (cuisine: Sushi, Thai, Chinese)
      110 m
    Parks
    • Milton Lee Olive Park
      520 m
    Beaches
    • Ohio Street Beach
      660 m
    • North Avenue Beach
      1.2km
    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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