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Corporate Suites Network At Columbus Plaza

2.5 out of 5.0

Corporate Suites Network At Columbus Plaza

2.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

(This is a review of the place as a residence not as a hotel). This place has very good location, excellent maintenance crew, and very poor management. They lure you in with teaser rents and then at first renewal your rent jumps by double digits (percentage wise). This means new residents can get an apartment identical to yours for hundreds of dollars less. Even when you go to the management and ask for those rates they do not care as they are used to very high turn over rates. The building has very limited amenities (4 computers in their internet room for over 500 apartments). If you use the common areas more than occasionally, management tells you to stop and if, like me, you ignore their warning they refuse to renew your lease. If you are sensitive to noise, you may as well forget about this place as a very busy fire station in across the street. I have often had to close the windows during good weather to carry on a phone conversation. The building is quite old and has drafty windows. Be prepared for high utility bills.

The location is great. Close to everything. The apartment is very nice and clean. It has a very nice space for a small family or a couple of friends. The beds are very comfortable as well and it has a garage for the car, so is totally recommend. Very nice at all.

Positive aspects: 1) Location: very close to major attractions in Chicago. Two steps from the Magnificent Mile. Beautiful view,safe area. 2) Building: doorman 24hs,4 fast elevators,well manteined,clean. 3) Apartament: Clean,with a large living room, also a large bedroom,complete kitchen with refrigerator,dish washer,oven,cooktop,etc. 4) Furniture: walking closet,several wardrobe,one beautiful and comfortable sofá,one armchair,one dinner table with 4 chairs,one flat tv 42" in the living room, one tv 20" in the bedroom,nice and clean carpet,etc. 5) Bathroom: clean,not so big but enough. 6) Bed: king size with many pillows and clean. 7) Cleanability: Nice in all rooms. 8) Safe: Despite placed in Chicago town,it is safe. Negative aspects: 1) No safe in room.

I live in the building full time. Generally, my experience here was fine. If I weren't moving for other reasons, I'd probably stay. Pros: 1. The location is great for tourists. Maybe less so for full-time residents. There's not much nightlife in the loop, and things close down over the weekend more than elsewhere (e.g. Wicker Park). But it's close to the "El" and you can get anywhere else pretty easily. You can always get a cab. There are several supermarkets closeby. 2. Rent seems reasonable to me. (I moved from NYC, so that might not be saying much.) It's not true that it's cheaper than comparable apartment buildings in the area. E.g. Marina Towers (the pancake buildings), Millenium Towers, etc. are about the same price (or cheaper) and in better condition. 3. The view is pretty nice. I have a Northwest view, which overlooks the river and the roof of the Hyatt. 4. The air conditioning and heat work well, although they're very loud. 5. The laundry room and exercise room are never too busy to use. Cons: 1. Some of the apartments were recently renovated (mine wasn't one). The older-style apartments have pretty old appliances and badly-designed kitchens (there is exactly one drawer, which is not big enough to fit a utensils tray; the kitchen door hits the fridge door; there is no vent over the oven, etc. 2. The management is a little flaky. When I was first talking with them about my lease, we agreed on a start date and a price, but another agent called me back the next day saying that I'd have to move in a month earlier. I ended up taking it, because I'd already gone through the trouble of applying and had stopped looking elsewhere, but that's an additional $1400 over what I'd actually agreed to. I went in another time to reserve the visitors' apt in the building, and confirmed my reservation with one of the agents, who later realized she'd been looking at the wrong month and the apt wasn't available. Besides not being the best at calendar reading, they also forgot to mention that a women on our floor had died in her apartment and gone for a while without being noticed. They just taped up her door with painters' tape. People on the floor put towels at their front door to keep out the smell. But they've still never actually told any of us what's going on. It's been weeks, and the painters' tape is still there, as well as the towels. Seems like a rather odd thing to do. 3. I get woken up every day by the jackhammering outside. I live on the 15th floor, and it's still really loud. Sounds like there's been construction in/around the building for a while now, and although I'm sure it will look nice, but it's not my favorite way to wake up. 4. The is NO parking, except some very expensive garages. There's no lot owned by the building, and the lot next door is $54/day. So when you move it, it's easy for the two hours you're at the dock, but there's no where to park the truck if you can't immediately return it. Also, if you own a car, I don't think there'd be anywhere to put it that's mildly convenient. 5. Pretty sure that management wrote several of these reviews. They seem to respond very quickly to any mediocre review with a glowing one. Hint: if they give parking 3 stars, they don't live here!

We were 6 adults(2 families) who spent 4 nights in Chicago for our family vacation. We rented a 2 bedroom apartment and found it to be fabulous. We arrived early (1pm) and were lucky enought to be able to check in early. The doorman had the keys waiting for us. The apartment was spacious and had fantastic views! We didn't need to go elsewhere to watch the fireworks. The beds were comfortable and they supplied an airbed for one the 'kids'--we had our young adult children with us -one got the pullout the other the airbed-they were quite happy 'camping out' in the spaciuous living room- a quick phone call for extra bedding was answered and delivered within minutes. The location couldn't be better and it was way better than getting hotel rooms. I would definately recommend it.

233 East Wacker Drive Chicago IL

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Chicago Riverwalk and Tribune Tower
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • 24-hour fitness center

Located in The Loop, Corporate Suites Network At Columbus Plaza is within a 5-minute walk of Chicago Riverwalk and within 15 minutes of other popular attractions like Tribune Tower. This 12-room hotel has conveniences like a restaurant, a 24-hour fitness center, and free in-room WiFi.


Grab a bite to eat at the onsite restaurant or get an energy boost at the coffee shop/café.


Guests can expect to find free WiFi and 42-inch a TV with cable channels. The bathroom offers hair dryers and free toiletries. Other standard amenities include a kitchen, a dining area, and a sitting area. Weekly housekeeping is available.

Property features

Corporate Suites Network At Columbus Plaza features a 24-hour fitness center, free WiFi in public areas, and a business center. Valet parking is available for USD 60.00 per day. The front desk is staffed 24/7 to help with dry cleaning or laundry, and answer any questions about the accommodations. Additional amenities include laundry facilities, a hair salon, and an ATM.

Room options

Deluxe Apartment, 1 Queen Bed, Non Smoking, Kitchen

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Panoramic Apartment, 2 Bedrooms, Non Smoking, Lake View

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Standard Apartment, 1 Bedroom, Non Smoking

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Apartment, 1 Bedroom, Non Smoking

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

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Corporate Suites Network At Columbus Plaza

233 East Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL 60601