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

Situated near the tower, schools and museums, the 3-star Embassy Suites Chicago - Downtown/Lakefront is a good place for a stay offering an indoor swimming pool, a golf course and a tennis court. This elegant hotel was opened in 2001 and renovated in 2008.

This hotel is located in a beach area, 2.7 km from McCormick Place, Lincoln Park Zoo and Shedd Aquarium. Embassy Suites Chicago - Downtown/Lakefront is also placed near to Water Tower Place, Art Institute of Chicago and Michigan Avenue.

The hotel offers unbeatable location close to a river and parks.

Embassy Suites Chicago - Downtown/Lakefront can be reached in 20 minutes by car from Midway airport.

Rooms

All 455 bright rooms at Embassy Suites Chicago - Downtown/Lakefront feature a microwave, individual climate control, a living space, high-speed internet and a stereo system. The property offers views of Lincoln Park and the Chicago River from the rooms. All rooms have carpet floor and contemporary furniture.

Eat & Drink

A free breakfast is served every morning.

Services

Guests can benefit from limousine rentals available at the hotel.

Relax

A spa center, a Jacuzzi and a sauna are offered for relaxation. For active guests a gym and fitness center are provided.

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
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby

Meeting facilities

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

Children's facilities

  • Cribs/Baby cots
  • 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/Extra bed
  • 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  4 pm

Check-Out

  • until  11 am

Children and extra beds

  • 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
    1.1 mi
Airports
Train Stations
  • Millenium Station
    3000 ft
  • Van Buren Street Station
    1.0 mi
Underground stations
  • LaSalle "L" Station (Blue Line)
    1.2 mi
  • Bus stop
    400 ft
Restaurants
  • Starbucks Coffee
    100 ft
  • Niu Japanese Fusion Lounge (cuisine: Thai, Chinese, Japanese)
    400 ft
Parks
  • Milton Lee Olive Park
    1800 ft
Beaches
  • Ohio Street Beach
    2200 ft
  • North Avenue Beach
    4100 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-In:
    from  4 pm
  • Check-Out:
    until  11 am
  • 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
Corner Suite
Bed type: King-size bed
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  • Air conditioning
  • Bathtub
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Modern room comprises an oversized living room, bedroom and convenient bathroom.

Room facilities
    Embassy Suites Chicago - Downtown/Lakefront SuiteEmbassy Suites Chicago - Downtown/Lakefront Suite
    Suite
    Bed type: Double beds or King-size bed or Double bed
    Size: 485 sq. feet
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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
        1.1 mi
      Airports
      Train Stations
      • Millenium Station
        3000 ft
      • Van Buren Street Station
        1.0 mi
      Underground stations
      • LaSalle "L" Station (Blue Line)
        1.2 mi
      • Bus stop
        400 ft
      Restaurants
      • Starbucks Coffee
        100 ft
      • Niu Japanese Fusion Lounge (cuisine: Thai, Chinese, Japanese)
        400 ft
      Parks
      • Milton Lee Olive Park
        1800 ft
      Beaches
      • Ohio Street Beach
        2200 ft
      • North Avenue Beach
        4100 ft
      Hotel information
      • Check-In:
        from  4 pm
      • 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 - 400 ft
      • Chicago Tribune Tower - 1000 ft
      • Wrigley Building - 1400 ft

      Shopping areas

      Amusement

      • Virtual World's Battletech - 1000 ft

      Museums

      • Arts Club of Chicago - 1000 ft
      • Terra Museum of American Art - 1400 ft
      • Bridgehouse and Chicago River Museum - 1700 ft
      • Chicago Artist's Coalition - 2000 ft

      Halls

      Universities, Institutes

      • University of Chicago Studies - 700 ft
      • Vip Schools Inc - 700 ft
      • Univ-Chicago Investment Ofc - 700 ft
      • Gleacher Center-The University - 700 ft
      • American College of Surgeons - 1000 ft
      • Real Estate Education CO - 1000 ft
      • Northwestern Medical Faculty - 1700 ft
      • Northwestern University - 1700 ft
      • Career Works Inc - 2000 ft

      Medical care and Hospitals

      Casinos

      • Par-A-Dice Riverboat Casino - 1400 ft

      Golf courses and Country clubs

      • Chicago Park District Tee Time - 700 ft
      • Family Golf Ctr - 1700 ft

      Local attractions

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

      Near the hotel

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

      Restaurants nearby

      • Starbucks Coffee - 100 ft

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

      • The Purple Pig - 1100 ft

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

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

      • Shula's Steak House Chicago - 600 ft

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

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

      • Niu Japanese Fusion Lounge - 400 ft

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

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

      • Volare - 700 ft

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

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

      Hotel information
      • Check-In:
        from  4 pm
      • 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

      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
        1.1 mi
      Airports
      Train Stations
      • Millenium Station
        3000 ft
      • Van Buren Street Station
        1.0 mi
      Underground stations
      • LaSalle "L" Station (Blue Line)
        1.2 mi
      • Bus stop
        400 ft
      Restaurants
      • Starbucks Coffee
        100 ft
      • Niu Japanese Fusion Lounge (cuisine: Thai, Chinese, Japanese)
        400 ft
      Parks
      • Milton Lee Olive Park
        1800 ft
      Beaches
      • Ohio Street Beach
        2200 ft
      • North Avenue Beach
        4100 ft
      Hotel information
      • Check-In:
        from  4 pm
      • Check-Out:
        until  11 am
      • Year renovated:
        2008
      • Number of floors:
        17
      • Number of rooms:
        455