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La Quinta Inn & Suites
Chicago Downtown

One South Franklin
Chicago, IL 60606
Phone: 1-312-558-1020
Fax: 1-312-558-1014

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The La Quinta Inn & Suites Chicago Downtown was recently named a 2014 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence award winner!

Nestled in the heart of Chicago's financial district, just two blocks from Willis Tower (formerly known as Sears Tower), the La Quinta Inn & Suites Chicago Downtown offers convenient access to popular Chicago attractions in addition to upscale services that will keep you refreshed and produc...see more
Amenities & Services
  • Free Bright Side Breakfast™
  • Free Wireless High-Speed Internet Access
  • Free High-Speed Internet Access
  • Meeting Facilities Available
  • Restaurant Onsite
  • Indoor Swimming Pool
  • Spa
  • Fitness Center
  • Pets Welcome

    Please Note:
    Free parking is not available. Parking is available at
    201 West Madison Self Park, adjacent to the hotel, for $45 per day.

    Cancel by 6pm 24-hours prior to arrival to avoid no-show fees. Minimum age to check-in is 21 years old
Free Bright Side Breakfast®
  • Waffles
  • Hot and cold cereal
  • Bread and muffins
  • Fresh fruit
  • All-you-can-drink coffee and juice
Additional Breakfast Items:
  • Pastries
  • Bagels
  • Milk
  • Mon-Fri - Scrambled Egg
  • Bacon
  • Sausage

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Hotel Details
TripAdvisor 2014 Certificate of Excellence Winner
  • Floors: 9
  • Rooms: 241
  • Suites: 22
  • Check-In Time: 3:00 PM
  • Check-Out Time: 12:00 PM
Guest Room Amenities
  • Free wireless high-speed Internet access
  • Free high-speed Internet access in all rooms
  • Microwave in some rooms
  • Refrigerator in some rooms
  • Premium Cable Channels
  • Coffee Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron with Ironing Board
  • Dataport Phones
  • Voicemail
  • Alarm Clock
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating:
  • 4.5 of 5 stars  Location
  • 4.5 of 5 stars  Rooms
  • 4.5 of 5 stars  Service
  • 4.5 of 5 stars  Value
  • 4.5 of 5 stars  Cleanliness
Most Recent Reviews:
"Good location for the loop small BEDS"
3 of 5 stars Reviewed Jul 22, 2014
commish2014 | Ohio City, Ohio
Clean Hotel with good staff and well updated rooms. Rooms were small but that is standard for the Loop. Rate was expensive for the location and room size. Breakfast typical American cereals, waffle, biscuts and gravy No Yogurt, very few fruits, they need to take a lesson form Europe since they have a lot of European staying there. PLEASE NOTE if you are a couple staying in the same room, these are small doubles, I am 6 ft and 190lbs, my wife 5.3 and 120lbs they bed was TIGHT FIT.  
 
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"Business and Pleasure at Windy City"
5 of 5 stars Reviewed Jul 18, 2014
A TripAdvisor Member | 
Great Location, Great Service, Friendly and Helpful Staff, Breakfast Choice was very good and surprising. Parking rates reasonable for a large city, if you've never experienced it just prepare yourself for it.  
 
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"Great location, average rooms"
3 of 5 stars Reviewed Jul 17, 2014
Sarah H | Kansas City, Missouri
The location was ideal for my recent business trip. It was close to nearby train stations and walking distance to the office I was visiting. We arrived late and were treated by friendly front desk staff, but found all area restaurants were closed and we ended up taking a cab to Greek Town for dinner. Not what we had hoped! Our room was spacious and beds comfortable. We were given a room on the second floor just around the corner from the breakfast area. The shades were not in working order and we woke up just before 6:00 to a bacon smell so strong it was difficult to go back to sleep. I would not recommend a stay on the second floor. At our request, we were moved to the 8th floor for our second night. Although identical, the second room was in great shape, the view was nice and it was very quiet. All in all, it was an average experience. I would look for something else in the area as I'm not sure it was a $250/night experience.  
 
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"Reasonable and Nice"
4 of 5 stars Reviewed Jul 14, 2014
fargoswimtaxi | Fargo, North Dakota
The hotel was clean, reasonably priced, had a good location, and included breakfast. We did not use the pool or other amenities but if they were as well kept as the room I am sure they would be satisfactory. La Quinta is a good choice for Chicago tourists.  
 
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"Great location and hotel, terrible customer service"
3 of 5 stars Reviewed Jul 11, 2014
NELove | Boston
The location and the hotel itself was great! Loved the room- it was spacious, comfortable and clean. The breakfast was awesome- lots of variety (although it would be so much nicer if real dishes, cups and silverware were used--and much better for the environment!) My main issue with the hotel was the front desk staff who I found to be rude and unhelpful. I called the night before check out to request a late check out since I was traveling with small children and our flight was later in the afternoon. The woman I spoke with said I would need to call back in the morning but that a late check out could usually be accommodated around 1:00 or 1:30 and sometimes even later. When I went down in the morning to request the late check out, the man and woman (Amanda) working the front desk could not have been ruder. I explained the situation and he said "1:00". I said that the extra 30 min would be helpful and in the same rude tone he said "1:00". I asked if there was any flexibility and he said "1:00". At this point, the one word answers, sighs and eye rolls by him and Amanda were not appreciated. I noted that the woman I spoke with the previous night made it seem like there was a bit more flexibility and again he said "1:00". Amanda stated that they find out from housekeeping when late checks out can be, which I understand but neither of them made any calls or asks to housekeeping while I was standing there. They were both rude and not accommodating at all. I told them both that I would appreciate all employees getting on the same page and they both just stared at me. I completely understand if 1:00 is the policy. If that is the case, then I believe that all front desk staff need to be informed (i.e.: the woman I spoke with in the evening) and all front desk staff need to review basic courtesy when dealing with customer requests. A simple explanation about the policy and why would have gone a lot further in my book than a reiteration of the time "1:00" said with attitude. This interaction really tainted my otherwise excellent stay.  
 
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Area Attractions & Landmarks
  • Chicago Lake Front, 1.2 mi.
  • Museum of Science & Industry, 9.6 mi.
  • McCormick Place , 2.4 mi.
  • University of Chicago , 10.4 mi.
  • Columbia College , 1.2 mi.
  • Loyola University, 8.6 mi.
  • Great Lakes Naval Training Base , 34.1 mi.
  • Museum Campus , 2.1 mi.
  • Willis Tower (Formerly Sears Tower), .02 mi.
Area Companies & Businesses
  • Chicago Midway International Airport, 10.64 mi.
  • Art Institute of Chicago , .9 mi.
  • University of Illinois Medical Center , 5.7 mi.
  • Rehab Institute of Chicago, 2.4 mi.
  • Northwestern Memorial Hospital , 2.2 mi.
  • Chicago Loop Business District , .02 mi.
  • Chicago Financial District , .02 mi.
  • Marmon Group, .02 mi.
  • Chicago O'Hare International Airport, 18.1 mi.
Nearby Sports & Recreation
  • US Cellular Field (Chicago White Sox), 4.93 mi.
  • Wrigley Field (Chicago Cubs), 4.97 mi.
  • United Center (Chicago Bulls, Blackhawks), 3.34 mi.
  • Soldier Field (Chicago Bears), 2.95 mi.
Nearby Restaurants
  • Argo Tea Company, mi.
  • Chipotle, mi.
  • Italian Village Restaurant, mi.
  • Noodles, mi.
  • Petterino's Restaurant, mi.
  • Pot Belly Sandwiches, mi.
  • Rivers, mi.
Entertainment & Shopping
  • Civic Opera House , .2 mi.
  • Symphony Hall , .5 mi.
  • State Street Mall , .75 mi.
  • The Magnificent Mile, 2.8 mi.
  • Gold Coast , 3.7 mi.
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