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“Excellent hotel if you like a quiet, comfortable stay in a big city.”

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La Quinta Inn & Suites Chicago Downtown
Ranked #82 of 189 Hotels in Chicago
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“Excellent hotel if you like a quiet, comfortable stay in a big city.”
Reviewed October 21, 2013 via mobile

The front desk staff weren't the most enthused individuals, but hey, it happens. My room was excellent. Breakfast was better than I've had at any other LQ. Sausages, fruit, waffles, coffee, etc but the hot food stations were staffed, which I can definitely appreciate. I had a room with a panoramic view which faced another building but still offered enough of a view to make the next morning better than average. Michigan Ave is about a 10min walk away and there's an El-Train at the the end of the block behind the hotel. There's a small Giordano's tucked away a few blocks up along with a Subway, Arby's, Dunkin Donuts, Walgreens and few other places fairly close.

My biggest gripe would have to be parking. It costs $45 to park your vehicle in the garage next door or you can try to figure out how to pay at the machine and park on the street. The staff doesn't mention this at check-in, so I actually had to have someone that worked in the garage explain how to get in and out privileges. After you get your ticket validated by the hotel, it's automatically attached to the room then you're golden.

One final note. This hotel is in the business district about 3 blocks away from the SkyDeck. So if you're like me and think about getting late night snacks, get them before 6 or 7pm because the stores in the area close early and you'll be out of luck until the morning, unless you drive or walk elsewhere. Thinking about going to the SkyDeck? Get your tickets early and print them off because the line will easily be wrapped around the corner an hour before it opens.

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Reviewed October 18, 2013

We stayed here over the Marathon weekend and found the hotel to be clean and welcoming. I stayed in an King Suite which had a microwave and fridge plus an lounge area. The bed and bathroom were very modern and clean. I found the room to be directly on Franklin which was noisy with the traffic so between 6-8 am I did wake up constantly. The location is great and there are plenty of shops nearby. The room had a coffee machine which was topped up with coffee on the first two days but by day four of my stay they stopped. The coffee machine was faulty but fixed very quickly after I reported the fault. The breakfast was yummy although stops at 9am, maybe it could be extended during the week?? I would definitely stay here again and will recommend to friends. Don't expect much from the pool its v small.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed October 13, 2013

We stayed here for the last weekend of september and it was a good experience. The room (two double beds) was quite spacious and clean, the location is central and near subway and shops, the staff was friendly and the complimentary breakfast was tasty and abundant. I would definitely recommend it!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed October 11, 2013

Spent 1 night at the La Quinta during a business offsite. I did not expect much, but the lobby was very inviting, the check in was quick and pleasant and the room was spacious and clean. For the price and location, it is certainly worth a solid recommendation.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed October 10, 2013

I just spent 9 days in Chicago - 2 nights at the InterContinental on the Mag Mile, 3 nights at the Hilton Palmer House and 3 nights at LaQuinta. I expected LaQuinta to be my least favorite hotel. Surprisingly I had my best stay here. It may not be as plush as the other 2 but I was treated much better here. Every time I entered the building I was greeted by the very pleasant staff. The other 2 hotels were noisy. I slept soundly every night here. There was a problem with my toilet not flushing. By the time that I returned to the room, it was fixed. The breakfast is varied and very good. I especially liked the ‘make your own waffle’ stations. The breakfast room was full every day but you could always get a table. There is an “L” stop less than 2 blocks away. The location has its pluses and minuses. It is in the financial district so it is quiet at night and on weekends which means there aren’t a lot of people walking around esp at night. I did walk alone at night without any issues. It was great having a coffee maker, fridge and microwave in the room. The room was large and spotless. I have no complaints at all about this hotel. They offer a great service without breaking the bank. I would definitely recommend this hotel and would stay here again.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed September 24, 2013

We stayed at this hotel on March 10th,2013. A very pleasant experience, walking distance from Union Station. Room was a good size, bed was comfortable & the FREE breakfast was fantastic. Definitely would recommend this hotel if you are travelling to Chicago. We have a Janitorial Business and this Hotel was clean.

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Property: La Quinta Inn & Suites Chicago Downtown
Address: 1 South Franklin St, Chicago, IL 60606-4611
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Location: United States > Illinois > Chicago > Downtown / The Loop
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#36 Romantic Hotel in Chicago
#42 Business Hotel in Chicago
#61 Family Hotel in Chicago
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — La Quinta Inn & Suites Chicago Downtown 3*
Number of rooms: 241
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