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

 Internet

Wi-Fi in public areas

Wi-Fi in rooms

Paid Wi-Fi

 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

Embassy Suites Chicago - Downtown/Lakefront is located in the center of Streeterville district next to Lincoln Park Zoo, The Field Museum and Field Museum of Natural History. The hotel occupies 17 floors and was renovated in 2008.

The property enjoys unbeatable location steps away from theaters, museums and the tower as well as a river. The center of Chicago is 2 km away from the venue.

The hotel is surrounded by an aquarium and a zoo.

A 20-minute stroll will take you to LaSalle \"L\" (Blue Line) subway station. Embassy Suites Chicago - Downtown/Lakefront is about 20 minutes’ drive towards Midway airport.

Rooms

This hotel comprises 455 rooms featuring Leisure Two Room Top floor Suite, Premium Two Room Corner Suite and City Two Room Corner Suite. The non-smoking rooms feature the courtyard view. The rooms are decorated in bright design and equipped with coffee/tea makers and a microwave as well as private bathrooms with a shower, a hairdryer and bath sheets.

Eat & Drink

Every day a free breakfast is served in the dining room. Guests can dine in Niu Japanese Fusion Lounge and Starbucks Coffee located within a 5-minute walk of the property.

Services

Embassy Suites Chicago - Downtown/Lakefront welcomes guests, offering an elevator, allergy-free rooms and parking along with a conference room, a business center and a photocopier.

Relax

The hotel provides cots and a kids' club for families with children. Such fitness options as a gym and a fitness center are available on site.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel at USD 9.95 per day.

Guest Parking

private parking is possible at a location nearby at USD 37 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
  • 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

Sports & Fitness

  • Tennis court
  • Golf course
  • Fitness center
  • Racquetball

Services

  • Paid valet parking
  • Room service
  • Bell staff/Porter
  • Limousine service
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-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 area
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby

Meeting facilities

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

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available
  • Kids club

Leisure facilities

  • Indoor heated swimming pool
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Jacuzzi
  • Sauna

Room view

  • City view
  • Courtyard view
  • Lake view

Room facilities

  • 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
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Sofa bed
  • Rollaway beds
  • Wardrobe
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Armchair

Bathroom

  • Shared 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 16:00-23:00 

Check-out

  • until  11 am

Children and extra beds

  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

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
    1.7 km
Airports
Train Stations
  • Millenium Station
    900 m
  • Millennium Station
    900 m
Underground stations
  • LaSalle "L" Station (Blue Line)
    2.0 km
  • Bus stop
    100 m
Restaurants
  • Starbucks Coffee
    30 m
  • Niu Japanese Fusion Lounge (cuisine: Thai, Chinese, Japanese)
    110 m
Parks
  • Milton Lee Olive Park
    520 m
Beaches
  • Ohio Street Beach
    660 m
  • North Avenue Beach
    1.2 km
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from 16:00-23:00 
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
    2008
  • Number of floors:
    17
  • Number of rooms:
    455

Rooms and availability

Embassy Suites Chicago - Downtown/Lakefront photos Room Corner Suite
Corner Suite
Bed type: King-size bed
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  • Air conditioning
  • Shower
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Modern room comprises an oversized living room, bedroom and convenient bathroom.

Room facilities
    Embassy Suites Chicago - Downtown/Lakefront photos Room Suite
    Suite
    Bed type: Double beds or King-size bed or Double bed
    Size: 45 m²
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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
        1.7 km
      Airports
      Train Stations
      • Millenium Station
        900 m
      • Millennium Station
        900 m
      Underground stations
      • LaSalle "L" Station (Blue Line)
        2.0 km
      • Bus stop
        100 m
      Restaurants
      • Starbucks Coffee
        30 m
      • Niu Japanese Fusion Lounge (cuisine: Thai, Chinese, Japanese)
        110 m
      Parks
      • Milton Lee Olive Park
        520 m
      Beaches
      • Ohio Street Beach
        660 m
      • North Avenue Beach
        1.2 km
      Hotel information
      • Check-in:
        from 16:00-23:00 
      • Check-out:
        until  11 am
      • 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

      Monuments and Landmarks

      Museums

      • Arts Club of Chicago - 300 m
      • Terra Museum of American Art - 400 m

      Halls

      Universities, Institutes

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

      Business areas

      Medical care and Hospitals

      • Va Chicago Health Care System - 400 m
      • Northwestern Memorial Hospital - 400 m

      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

      Public parking

      Local attractions

      • Monadnock Building - 1.6 km
        53 West Jackson Blvd, Chicago
      • Fine Arts Building - 1.7 km
        410 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago
      • Lyric Opera of Chicago - 1.7 km
        Chicago, IL
      • The Rookery - 1.7 km
        209 S. LaSalle St., Chicago
      • Buckingham Fountain - 1.7 km
        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 16 - 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
        Price Range: CAD 41 - CAD 53

      • Niu Japanese Fusion Lounge - 110 m

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

        64% likes this, based on 98 reviews
        Cuisine: Thai, Chinese, Japanese
        Price Range: CAD 4 - CAD 29

      • 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 53

      Hotel information
      • Check-in:
        from 16:00-23:00 
      • Check-out:
        until  11 am
      • Year renovated:
        2008
      • Number of floors:
        17
      • Number of rooms:
        455
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      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
      Fabulous
      Based on 59 reviews

      Rating by category:

      Rooms
      8.7
      Service
      9.3
      Value
      8.2
      Location
      8.7
      Dining
      8.3

      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
        1.7 km
      Airports
      Train Stations
      • Millenium Station
        900 m
      • Millennium Station
        900 m
      Underground stations
      • LaSalle "L" Station (Blue Line)
        2.0 km
      • Bus stop
        100 m
      Restaurants
      • Starbucks Coffee
        30 m
      • Niu Japanese Fusion Lounge (cuisine: Thai, Chinese, Japanese)
        110 m
      Parks
      • Milton Lee Olive Park
        520 m
      Beaches
      • Ohio Street Beach
        660 m
      • North Avenue Beach
        1.2 km
      Hotel information
      • Check-in:
        from 16:00-23:00 
      • Check-out:
        until  11 am
      • Year renovated:
        2008
      • Number of floors:
        17
      • Number of rooms:
        455