Embassy Suites Hotel Chicago Downtown
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Great location, nice stafffrom A TripAdvisor Member
Our room over looked State Street. We heard the El at night time, not good for a light sleeper. The rooms are paper thin! We heard our neighbor's alarm go off at 6:00am both mornings. Since this property has a pool, you get alot of children running in the hallways. That was a bit distracting, but not nearly enough when the kids would yell down to their parents who were sitting in the atrium. Not the hotels fault at all--just parents that need to watch their children a bit more and respect other hotel guests.
Breakfast was average. We learned one imporant thing- if the eggs look glossy- dont eat them! The eggs tasted like rubber on Saturday then alot better on Sunday. The pancakes, sausage, and bacon were very good nonetheless. The staff took extra care in making sure the buffet was full of hot food....hasbrowns, eggs, toast, pancakes, sausage and bacon. The wait staff was always there to clean up a table if someone left. I was impressed because on the weekends it can get very busy. Once you left they were there cleaning off the table for the next guests. They aslo did a great job in keeping the atrium clean during the "mad rush for breakfast" hour.
Everyday they have a managers reception. It was nice to sit in the atrium and enjoy a nice glass of wine while looking at the waterfall.
The atrium was just splendid!
The El station is not far, just the next block over. We were in town for a Cubs game. We got on the EL Red line to Howard, and got off at Addison. The ride is not that far either. Before you knew it you were at the game , and vice versa coming home. It beat us sitting in traffic, or hailing a cab. The EL employees at the station were very accomodating, as well as getting everyone though the line safe and fast.
Over all our expericence was average for an Embassy Suites. If you are a light sleeper, try to ask for a room away from State Street. Being in downtown Chicago you cant help hearing horns, and emergency vehicles but the El is a noise that is less to be desired of.
Location was only 3 blocks from Michigan Ave. Which was okay- after we ate at the Cheesecake Factory near the John Handcock tower we needed a brisk walk.
Love Chicago and I am sure we will return very soon.
Great place to stay!from A TripAdvisor Member
A good deal.from treller
The best deal though is the happy hour, I thought that this would involve two for one but it is all you can drink from 5 - 7.30 pm, this is perfect if you want to party in Chicago, don't get me wrong this is not a big out of control party full of rowdy types but it is great if you want to have a few drinks before hitting the town in an evening versus paying Chicago prices all night.
The breakfast in the morning was standard but good.
All in all in you take advantage of the hapopy hour and breakfast a good value package.
A Great Choicefrom A TripAdvisor Member
Great location! Great Stafffrom OregonTraveler7
The location near the subway was a big plus. Having Starbucks right there was another big plus. The staff was very accommodating, especially when we arrived early and stayed late, they let us check out bags at the desk. Comfy beds.
I recommend asking for a room NOT right in front of the elevators-it's VERY noise there.
My biggest complaint is that the stairways seemed to be only for emergency use. If I didn't want to wait for an elevator, I was more than happy to use the stairs, but they were locked. When I asked about it at the desk, they just said "oh, sorry, they're locked".
Stayed at Better Embassy Suitesfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Hotel in need of updatingfrom A TripAdvisor Member
The room, especially the plumbing, showed age and was a bit run-down. There was some mildew growth in the shower and at the drain in one of the sinks. The faucets were old and somewhat damaged and in need of replacement. The free breakfast was budget-white-bread and barely appetizing.
The room was okay - but nothing special for the price.
We paid over $200.00/night. I read somewhere that the hotel was "recently updated". Having stayed here 6 years ago, I can honestly say this hotel has not been updated. In fact, the hotel has
declined and is in need of a makeover. (especially the bathrooms)
I will look for a new place to stay next time I travel to Chicago, which is a bummer because I love the location.
Great location, rooms are averagefrom rob1764
The breakfast was probably the worst of all Embassy suites I have stayed.
There is room for improvement !!!!
Generally Good lodging, but lots of kids running aroundfrom A TripAdvisor Member
The morning breakfast was fine. And you could select either the buffet line or go to the otherside of atrium and have your breakfast made to order. Which was done very quickly. Evening drinks and snacks were exactly that, nothing fancy but not bad.
Without exception the staff was very solicitious, helpful, and efficient. The rooms were arranged so as to be particularly quiet for sleeping. But remember to close the door to the bedroom.
I would not recommend this lodging if a traveler prefers to avoid an over abundance of young children. But for a family with kids, and a location close to Navy Pier, this could be your place.
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Other names for Embassy Suites Hotel Chicago Downtown
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- Address: 600 North State Street - Chicago - Illinois - 60610 - United States
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