$159 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Sep 8, 2015 Check-out: Sep 9, 2015

Embassy Suites Chicago Downtown Magnificent Mile

3 stars
View map of 511 North Columbus Drive, Chicago, IL 60611

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
4.1
out of 5
300 reviews
Air Show

Great service, location and facility. A great place for business or family travel See full review

  • Diane H.
  • Aug 18, 2015
Family of 6 trip-Awesome

Hotel is in heart of downtown Chicago, walking distance to Navy Pier and many sites. Parked car for... See full review

  • Eric H.
  • Aug 7, 2015

The Embassy Suites Chicago - Downtown/Lakefront hotel boasts an envious Chicago address, just two blocks from Navy Pier and a short walk to the Magnificent Mile. Peer out of one of the two-room suites to Chicago’s most recognizable landmarks. Business, shopping and entertainment districts are minutes away. Contemporary styling, complimentary cooked-to-order breakfast and weeknight manager receptions keep guests comfortable and well fed. A movie theater and restaurant in the building also make rainy days feel like more of a good thing. This property is smoke-free.

Rooms

A dedicated living room in the two-room suites affords business travelers a separate space for work or families an additional room for children to rest on a sleeper sofa. The private bedrooms at the Embassy Suites Chicago - Downtown/Lakefront hotel are styled with contemporary furniture, fine linens and one king or two double beds. A palette of browns, square-patterned carpeting and soft lighting work together to create a space that is warm and familiar. Every suite features a flat-screen plasma TV, wet bar, refrigerator, microwave and high-speed Internet access (fees apply).

Property features

Guests of the Embassy Suites Chicago - Downtown/Lakefront hotel enjoy a free cooked-to-order breakfast served each morning inside an open, light-filled atrium. Every evening, the manager hosts a reception in the Sky Lobby. For the rest of the day, count on P.J. Clarke’s on the first floor of the property for favorite American eats, like burgers, meatloaf, salads and desserts.

Guests exercise at the 24-hour fitness center or swim in the heated, indoor pool.

High-speed Internet access is available throughout the hotel, including the 24-hour business center (fees apply).

On-site indoor valet and self-parking is available for a fee.

Highlights
  • Two blocks to Navy Pier, close to the Magnificent Mile
  • Spacious two-room suites
  • Complimentary cooked-to-order breakfast
  • 24-hour fitness center and heated indoor pool
Nearby attractions
  • Navy Pier (0.8 mi/1.3 km)
  • Lake Michigan (0.8 mi/1.3 km)
  • The Magnificent Mile (0.7 mi/1.1 km)
  • Millennium Park (0.3 mi/0.4 km)
  • Grant Park (0.3 mi/0.4 km)
  • John Hancock Center (0.5 mi/0.9 km)
  • Water Tower Place (0.5 mi/0.8 km)
Business
  • 24-hour business center with complimentary Internet access
  • 20,000 square feet of function space, including 16 meeting rooms
  • Chicago River Ballroom with room for up to 500 guests
  • Video, sound and lighting technology available
  • Full-service catering and convention staff
Transportation
  • O’Hare International Airport (15.8 mi/25.4 km)
  • Midway Airport (9.9 mi/15.9 km)
  • Blue Line (Grand) (1.4 mi/2.3 km)
  • Orange Line (State/Lake) (0.6 mi/0.9 km)
  • McCormick Place Convention Center (2.8 mi/4.4 km)

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Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Pool
  • Non Smoking
General
Non Smoking
Activities
Pool
Exercise gym
Jacuzzi
Dining
Restaurant
Services
Business center
Conference facilities
Internet
WiFi
Accessibility
Wheel chair access

Nearby points of interest

  • Tribune Tower: 0.2 mi
  • North Michigan Avenue: 0.2 mi
  • Wrigley Building: 0.2 mi
  • Terra Museum of American Art: 0.4 mi
  • Prudential Plaza: 0.4 mi
  • Chicago - Mag Mile - Wacker Dr: 0.4 mi
  • Lake Point Tower: 0.4 mi
  • Museum of Broadcast Communications: 0.4 mi
  • Harris Theater: 0.4 mi
  • Harold Washington College: 0.5 mi
  • Marina City: 0.5 mi
  • Lake Shore Park: 0.5 mi
  • Museum of Contemporary Art: 0.5 mi
  • Seneca Park: 0.5 mi
  • Chicago Theater: 0.5 mi
  • Tribune Tower: 0.2 mi
  • North Michigan Avenue: 0.2 mi
  • Wrigley Building: 0.2 mi
  • Terra Museum of American Art: 0.4 mi
  • Prudential Plaza: 0.4 mi
  • Chicago - Mag Mile - Wacker Dr: 0.4 mi
  • Lake Point Tower: 0.4 mi
  • Museum of Broadcast Communications: 0.4 mi
  • Harris Theater: 0.4 mi
  • Harold Washington College: 0.5 mi
  • Marina City: 0.5 mi
  • Lake Shore Park: 0.5 mi
  • Museum of Contemporary Art: 0.5 mi
  • Seneca Park: 0.5 mi
  • Chicago Theater: 0.5 mi
  • Chicago Cultural Center: 0.5 mi
  • Pritzker Pavilion: 0.5 mi
  • Cloud Gate: 0.6 mi
  • Holy Name Cathedral: 0.6 mi
  • Drury Lane Theatre: 0.6 mi
  • Children Museum: 0.6 mi
  • Macys: 0.6 mi
  • Oriental Theatre: 0.6 mi
  • John Hancock Center: 0.6 mi
  • Goodman Theatre: 0.6 mi
  • Crown Fountain: 0.6 mi
  • Shubert Theatre: 0.6 mi
  • Water Tower: 0.7 mi
  • Yacht Club: 0.7 mi
  • State Street: 0.7 mi
  • Navy Pier: 0.7 mi
  • City Hall: 0.8 mi
  • Art Institute of Chicago: 0.8 mi
  • Cadillac Palace Theatre: 0.8 mi
  • Bank of America Theatre: 0.8 mi
  • Merchandise Mart: 0.8 mi
  • Washington Square Park: 0.8 mi
  • Symphony Center: 0.8 mi
  • Chicago Architecture Foundation: 0.8 mi
  • Oak Street Beach: 0.9 mi
  • Michigan Avenue: 1 mi
  • Buckingham Fountain: 1 mi
  • Auditorium Theatre: 1 mi
  • Chicago Historical Society: 1 mi
  • Harold Washington Library: 1 mi

Dining

Restaurant
onsite

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
4:00 PM
Check-out:
11:00 AM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

Ratings and reviews for Embassy Suites Chicago Downtown Magnificent Mile

Overall score

4.1 / 5
5.01.0
300 out of 300
Amenities:
4.1
Cleanliness:
4.4
Hotel staff:
4.4
Comfort:
4.4
Location:
4.6
Value:
4.2

93% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Embassy Suites Chicago Downtown Magnificent Mile

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Diane H.
Family
Kettering
Aug 18, 2015

Air Show

Great service, location and facility. A great place for business or family travel

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Family

Review of Embassy Suites Chicago Downtown Magnificent Mile

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Eric H.
Family
Strongsville
Aug 7, 2015

Family of 6 trip-Awesome

Hotel is in heart of downtown Chicago, walking distance to Navy Pier and many sites. Parked car for 3 days (at $42 per night) and walked everywhere. Found a garage across the street that accepted 7'-10 vehicle clearance to accommodate carrier height. Hotel offered excellent breakfast and complimentary drinks for 90 minutes each evening. Class hotel, not cheap, but I feel got what we paid for in Chicago. We visited 3 hotels (two cities) in 8 days, my kids and family preferred experience at Embassy Suites over the other Hotels.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Family

Review of Embassy Suites Chicago Downtown Magnificent Mile

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
ines570
Family
Rockville
Jul 2, 2015

Great location, good bang for buck

If you are looking for staying at the heart of Chi town, this is perfect location. You can easily walk to many places and Navy pier is just few blocks. I stayed at the 1 bdr suit and the room was very big and clean. All the staffs were very friendly and nice. They also provide a crib for free if you request. It is not real awesome, but better to have it if you travel with young child. Free breakfast was very nice with variety of choices. Even with good value, there were some downsides. First, beds were very uncomfortable. I was amazed how soft and bad shape the beds were. The sofa bed was even worse. Second downside was that temperature control was only inside the room so if I close the bedroom door (which was thick metal door, very odd for a room) the living room didn't get any air flowing. That was very unfortunate since I was staying with many others and some of them had to stay in the living room. Also, the walls were a bit thinner so I could hear the adjacent rooms. If the bed is really important for you, I would not recommend this place. I personally thing Marriott has good beds. If you want a prime location with good value, this place is it.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
2
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Family

Review of Embassy Suites Chicago Downtown Magnificent Mile

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Kenny
Family
St Louis
May 27, 2015

Family trip

Very clean room. Great breakfast. Great location near Navy Pier. Within walking distance to downtown and great restaurants. Wifi not stable which can be improved. Parking not free. Overall very enjoyable experience.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Family

Review of Embassy Suites Chicago Downtown Magnificent Mile

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
mary b.
Couples
Little Rock
Apr 17, 2015

Great Chicago location

We found the location of Embassy Suites Lakefront to be just right. We could walk everywhere we wanted to go. Very clean rooms too!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of Embassy Suites Chicago Downtown Magnificent Mile

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Mary
Couples
Shenandoah
Apr 17, 2015

Great Trip

Great value for the money/ perfect location for sightseeing.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of Embassy Suites Chicago Downtown Magnificent Mile

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
gloria y.
Family
plainfield
Apr 6, 2015

girls trip was awesome

Overall great time and the hotel staff was awesome.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Family

Review of Embassy Suites Chicago Downtown Magnificent Mile

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Senior travelor KC
Couples
Kansas City
Feb 27, 2015

Museum tour

Took the Amtrak from KC to Chicago for a 4 day stay to see the various Chicago museums. This Embassy Suites was a short cab ride from Union Station and was also a short cab ride to the various Museums. Excellent hotel. Concierges were very helpful. Absolutely no complaints whatsoever. Would recommend highly

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of Embassy Suites Chicago Downtown Magnificent Mile

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
clareman
Couples
Aurora
Feb 25, 2015

midwinter getaway

we stayed for a Saturday night in January with another couple with their room on same floor, the large atrium echoes up the noises from the lobby, lots of screaming children, running all over. The "free drinks" reception had a long line during the 2 hour reception, averaging 20 or more people waiting for a drink, dry chips and dip as the appetizer, we didn't stay for it. The rooms are nice with a separate seating and minibar/kitchen. The beds are comfortable, and its in a nice area. Nice ladies working at check in desk.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of Embassy Suites Chicago Downtown Magnificent Mile

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Five to 1
Family
N/A
Feb 23, 2015

Good Family Trip

The hotel was everything we needed. It fit me and my wife and six kids with ease. close to train station and right in the heart of downtown. I loved it.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Family

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