After staying one night at another property near O'Hare, my family of five plus one of their friends was ready to stay in downtown Chicago. I'm both a Marriott Rewards and Hilton Honors member, so I looked to book a last-minute reward stay at one of either brand's properties that could also accommodate six of us in one room (me, my wife, and four youths ages 16, 15, 14, and 12). We found the Embassy Suites Downtown Lakefront to have an available two-room (one BR) with two double-beds plus a sofa sleeper that would sleep six in total, and we booked it. The hotel is modern, fresh, and was within one mile of Millennium Park (the Bean), John Hancock Observatory (now called "360"), and other attractions that we wanted to hit. The best part of the stay? Breakfast! The complimentary breakfast offered cook-to-order omelettes, plus French toast, bacon, cereals, etc. The quality of food for a complementary breakfast completely exceeded our expectations, especially since we had just stayed at a competitor's hotel the night before. (Ugh, don't get me started on that one again.) The only negative with our entire stay at the Embassy Suites Downtown Lakefront was that the whirlpool was lukewarm, which was odd. Also, for family travelers, please note that the pool is more of a lap pool and won't offer much room for kids or teens to play. If you're not traveling with kids, then that's perhaps a positive. In summary, I've stayed at a number of other hotels in downtown Chicago (usually don't review them); however, this one for the price, amenities, and location, is definitely worth a look, ESPECIALLY if you are traveling as a family, want to be in one "room", and want the convenience of being downtown (fairly) near the Magnificent Mile, Navy Pier, etc.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Embassy Suites Chicago Downtown Magnificent Mile (formerly Lakefront) hotel is located just 2 blocks from Chicago's Navy Pier and the Magnificent Mile Michigan Ave Shopping! This downtown Chicago hotel is within walking distance to many Chicago attractions such as Millennium Park, Water Tower Place and the Hancock Observatory. Our location and amenities make the Embassy Suites Chicago Downtown Magnificent Mile an ideal choice for the business or leisure traveler! Guests of the hotel stay in a upscale spacious two-room suite complete with a refrigerator, microwave oven and flexible work/dining space. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Embassy Suites Chicago
- Embassy Downtown Lakefront Suites
- Chicago Embassy Suites