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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

24,000 La Quinta Returns points for a free night stay.
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Hotel Details
Ultra Fast InternetTripAdvisor 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
  • Ultra fast and free internet. With speeds up to 5X faster, you can stream without the wait.
  • Ultra fast and free internet. With speeds up to 5X faster, you can stream without the wait.
  • 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:
"Convenient location, comfortable"
3 of 5 stars Reviewed Aug 30, 2014
Stacy K | Rochester, New York, United States
If I could give the hotel 3.5 stars I would. The hotel staff was very friendly and helpful. The room was comfortable. Location was excellent, in the heart of the financial district. Train was nearby- walking distance. Breakfast was plentiful. I would stay at this hotel again and would recommend it. I did not have a car with me so I can't attest to the parking situation, other than say there was a parking garage nearby.  
 
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"Pleasantly surprised..."
5 of 5 stars Reviewed Aug 25, 2014
ANR113 | Ann Arbor, Michigan
I stayed here for business and to be honest I did not know what to expect. The staff was very friendly upon arrival and check out. This is a great location. The hotel is mins away from Union Station if you arrive by train and on the same block opposite corner of the Microtek building where I had to go every morning. The room was very large and decor very modern. The room in included a refrigerator and microwave which is not standard in most hotels which was great for me because I had an hour lunch break everyday. The hotel has lots of restaurants around both chain and unique to Chicago which made meals very convenient. Also, the location is minutes away from Michigan Ave., State Street, and other unique tourist attractions. I have read reviews about the price, however, the price I paid was normal for the same type of quality hotel in Chicago and to be honest this hotel offers more for the price compared to others. Only con about this hotel is there is no parking available. I will be returning to stay.  
 
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"Excellent Location"
4 of 5 stars Reviewed Aug 24, 2014
PullmanCougar | Pullman, Washington
We stayed at the downtown La Quinta only one night and on my La Quinta points. The front desk personnel were very friendly and helpful and I didn't feel slighted in the least even though I was using my LQ points instead of paying out of pocket for the room. The room was very spacious with a large elegant bathroom with walk-in shower. The main room was tastefully decorated and of note were the shades for the windows which when pulled created almost a mural effect. Very nice touch. We arrived about 11 am and our room was ready so were allowed to check in early. Unfortunately there were no soaps or shampoos in our bathroom so I had to go to the front counter to retrieve some. Not a big deal, but it was a small inconvenience. They gave us plenty of towels. The room was very clean, although, the shower (as seems to be the case in all hotels/motels in high humidity climes) has some mildew in two corners. Climate control for the room was adequate and easy. Parking was simple but pricey which is typical in downtown Chicago. The Poets Garage which is on the other side of the drive thru from the motel has a special deal with the hotel so that one pays $45 for 24+ hours of parking. We arrived at 11 am and our parking there was good until 2 pm the next day. We worked that through the front desk after checking in with the parking garage. We were within walking distance of the river walk, Millenium Park and even within a long walk of the Hancock Building. The train lines weren't far away either if one wanted to go further afield. The breakfast selection was good and slightly better than the typical La Quinta fare. They offered bacon, sausage, scrambled eggs, salsa and cheese for egg toppings, the usual bread, bagel and pastry selection with toppings, cold cereal, oatmeal, self serve waffle making station, tea, coffee, fruit juice, chopped fruit and apples and bananas. For security reasons, one has to swipe one's room key in order to use the elevator going up. Coming down it isn't necessary. If we were to return to Chicago, we'd definitely stay here again.  
 
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"Will Not Book This One Again"
2 of 5 stars Reviewed Aug 24, 2014
ColumbusUrbanLife | Downtown Columbus
I know its location is good; however, we can easily find three or four-star hotel deals for Chicago downtown location. For the same price, we should be able to find much better deals, for a real hotel. I made a mistake by thinking this one charge higher price , so it must be different from regular La Quinta. I was wrong. It's the same; actually, it's worse. Our room has no frige and we were told all rooms with double beds don't have friges. No in room safebox, either. The air conditioner is VERY LOUD. Also, they only provide very tiny bottle of shampoo, body wash and one soap. Even no basic body lotion! My body turned very dry after shower (I think the shower lotion is not good and cause the dry condition). That's when I found no body lotion provided. The included free breakfast buffee was the worst one I have ever had at all La Quintas! One staff stood behind scramble eggs, baked potatos and sausage stations. Those stuffs are served upon asking her! Then it turned out the scramble eggs are just TINY pieces and my folk could't take one, only spoon worked. The baked potatos were very dry and the sausage taste aweful. The waffle maker's timer was adjusted to very short cooking time; therefore the waffle is barely edlible. Some of the items were hiden by staffs that I had to ask to get. (in my case, the yogurt and bread spread). Seriously, La Quinta provided very good value based on my past experiences; but this one is NOT one of them. If you can find other deals, just avoid this one. It's well NOT worth this price.  
 
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"Perfect Amtrak layover hotel"
5 of 5 stars Reviewed Aug 24, 2014
U-VaProf | Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
Located within easy walking distance of Chicago Union Station, this beautifully designed and maintained hotel is a flat-out amazing bargain, considering its exceptional quality, cleanliness, comfort, friendly and gracious staff, and cool urban ambience. The reasonable price of my room included a spacious, well-equipped conference room, which I won't use, but the bedroom and bath are equally spacious, engagingly decorated, and beautifully furnished. The mattress is firm but comfortable. My room was equipped with an alarm clock, hair dryer, dorm-type fridge, microwave, two LED TV, separate electronic climate controls for the bedroom and conference room, a nifty table and work chair situated in front of the expansive windows looking out onto Franklin Ave., and two land-line phones. A nearby Noodles & Co. offers room service to this hotel -- a very nice plus for a very weary (Amtrak) traveler. Speaking of Amtrak, I've learned the hard way that one can't count on the road's ability to make connections, so I've decided to plan for layovers... If I'm traveling DC-Chicago-Denver, for example, I'll plan a one-night stay in Chicago in case the DC-Chicago train is late. This fantastic hotel is perfect for this purpose, and I expect to spend many nights here in the future.  
 
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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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