My husband and I have stayed in numerous Embassy Suites around the country and found this ES to be one of the best we've ever been in. (We checked in at this hotel after 4 nights at the Chicago Hilton attending a conference.) We used our Hilton Honors points to pay for 3 nights at the Embassy Suites. Previously when using the points, I've sometimes wondered if we were getting not quite as nice a room because we weren't "paying customers." With this Embassy, there was nothing to question... our room was wonderful! We had requested an upper level room with a view and we were assigned a room on one of the top floors with a beautiful city view and view of the Chicago River! The comfort in the room was superb... everything from the beds and pillows to the room temperature. Not only did the AC work, but there was also a ceiling fan! The 2 flat screen TVs and the contemporary decor were also nice. (Not all Hilton properties have upgraded yet to flat screen TVs, like the Chicago Hilton which by the way was also HOT with very poor housekeeping) Other reviewers have spoken of the crowds at breakfast... yes, that's true, but the food was very good and there was a lot of variety. There were loads of wait staff who busily kept the tables cleaned off so that it wasn't difficult to find a clean table. I loved the piano music in the background coupled with the sound of water flowing down the wall like fountain/room divider... so even though there were lots of people, the atmosphere was relaxing. Others have also spoken to the wonderful grocery store across the street, the ease in getting to Navy Pier walkiing or taking the MTA bus that comes by the hotel, The hotel is only a few blocks away from the Magnificent Mile (great shopping) or you can catch another bus to many other areas in the city. There are numerous taxis ... and you can either hail your own taxi immediately outside the hotel (street side) OR go out the other side of the lobby where taxis are lined up at the hotel auto lobby and the doorman will have a taxi pull up for you. The doorman was also helpful in offering to get us a towncar for transportation and telling us the slight differentce in price to take a towncar to your destination versus a taxi . And there was usually a Lincoln towncar also readily available. (EX: taxi - $18 to Briar Street Theater to see Blue Man Group or $20 to same location riding in a Lincoln Town Car. We opted for the Town Car.) The people in Chicago are very friendly and were always helpful... even the bus drivers! And the city is absolutely gorgeous with so many blooming flowers and colorful plants. But back, to the Embassy Suites. We loved this hotel and will definitely make this our hotel of choice the next time we return to Chicago.
- 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