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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
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:
"Good location, nice design, needs some attention to detail"
3 of 5 stars Reviewed Sep 2, 2014
MileHighMe | Denver
This hotel is conveniently located near the river in the Loop. Room was bright and pleasant. I loved the layout with the desk in the window, except that the window really needed cleaning. It was difficult to figure out where to park--the sign on the outside of the building is too hard to see, and nobody was there to give directions. Towels in the bathroom were the nicest I've had in a hotel, but the bathroom could have been cleaned better (big long hair clinging to shower door, ew), and the toiletries were really skimpy--no lotion even. I'm not even sure I got conditioner. Lobby isn't comfortable but the breakfast area is spacious.  
 
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"Best experience for this Country family."
5 of 5 stars Reviewed Sep 1, 2014
WaltersFamily3 | 
We are from a very small village in Michigan and don't travel often. The staff was incredibly knowledgeable and friendly. The breakfast was plentiful and very good. The pool is small, but our daughter loved it, and she and her dad spent quite a bit of time there. The view was wonderful. The room very clean...I am especially particular about that. Everything was pretty much within walking distance and when we needed to catch the subway train or bus, the deskstaff got us to the right spot with no troubles at all. We were even able to purchase Shedd Aquarium tickets at the hotel, which saved us an incredibly LONG, hot line! If we ever visit Chicago again, I will definitely book with La Quinta. Many thanks for a great getaway!  
 
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"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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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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