4.6 out of 5

"Loved it, great location . Rooms appear to be new or remodeled . Rooms are so inviting, with mini fridge and microwave.. Breakfast was nice surprise w ... " More

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Hotel Description

La Quinta Inn & Suites Chicago Downtown places you in the center of Chicago, within a short 5-minute stroll of popular places like Willis Tower and Skydeck Ledge. Highlights at this hotel include free continental breakfast and a 24-hour business center.

All 241 rooms feature flat-screen TVs with cable channels, and you can enjoy free WiFi, free wired Internet, and coffee/tea makers. Nice touches to enhance your stay include free toiletries and premium bedding. Room service, free local calls, and hair dryers are also available.

This business-friendly hotel offers free WiFi in public areas, a fitness center, and a computer station. Additionally, you'll find a coffee shop/café, luggage storage, and a front-desk safe. There's also the convenience of self parking.

Within a 15-minute walk of this 3-star The Loop hotel, attractions include Millennium Park and Art Institute of Chicago.

Room, 1 Queen Bed, Refrigerator & Microwave

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$92 per night

Room, 1 King Bed, Refrigerator & Microwave

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Room, 2 Queen Beds, Refrigerator & Microwave

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Room, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed, Refrigerator & Microwave

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Executive Room, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed, Refrigerator & Microwave (Panoramic View)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Suite, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed, Refrigerator & Microwave (Living Room)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

La Quinta Inn & Suites Chicago Downtown ratings based on 45 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.6 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 5.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0
5 out of 5

Great stay .. super clean

Loved it, great location . Rooms appear to be new or remodeled . Rooms are so inviting, with mini fridge and microwave.. Breakfast was nice surprise with waffle maker! Yumm

Posted by , from Los Angeles, CA on Aug 28, 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

Aug 30, 2017 by LQ Customer Care

Gaby, Thank you so much for taking the time to give us feedback on our property. We appreciate your positive remarks regarding your stay. We work very hard to deliver a superior level of service and are glad your stay was comfortable. We look forward to seeing you again real soon! Sincerely, Diana - LQ Customer Care

4 out of 5

Very nice

The hotel and the staff are great. The rooms are very nice. I didn't expect to have fridge and microwave. Everything was good except the location. It was a little further than we wanted to be from shopping and grant park.

Posted by , from Detroit on Jul 11, 2017

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5 out of 5

Nice Hotel Downtown Loop Chicago

We had a great stay at the Downtown La Quinta. Convenient Parking next door. And the staff was very knowledgable on area restaurants, and activities, like the Water Taxi routes and stops. All of which were in the near vicinity

Posted by , from Columbus on Jun 11, 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jun 14, 2017 by LQ Customer Care

Dear Shelly, Thank you for your wonderful review! We are very happy to hear that our staff and service met your needs and expectations. We look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel in the near future. Sincerely, Diana

5 out of 5

Better than expected

Pros: Big, clean almost new room, friendly staff, good breakfast. Location.
Cons: Minibar in the fridge would be nice
Location: Loop Sights are almost all in walking distance from Willis Tower to Hancock Tower, Magnificent Mile, River walk, several museums, Pier, boat tours.
This hotel exceeded our expectations: the room was big, clean, and in almost new condition; had a very nice breakfast with many choices (bacon, egg, sausage was offered each morning, I had no problems getting waffles even when there were hardly any tables empty, oatmeal, pastries, fruits, hard boiled eggs, bagels etc.) The staff was very helpful and kind. The location of the hotel was convenient: Willis Tower is the closest sight, about 4 minutes away. This is also where one can get on the Hop-On Hop-Off bus. Rentable bikes are even closer. Michigan Avenue is in walking distance (10 min) as is the Beam. The Navy Pier is a little farther but we still walked there. Trump Tower is about 12 minutes away. Many restaurants around there. The only one thing that we would have liked to see: minibar in the fridge. We had a fridge, coffee station & a microwave but nothing in the fridge.

Posted by on Oct 28, 2015

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5 out of 5

Visiting for Chicago Marathon

Pros: Location was key here. The price was not crazy expensive.
Location: It was located in the financial district and very close to the Sears Tower, Millennium Park, a short bus ride to both the zoo and aquarium.
My recent visit was for my brother (who was running the Chicago marathon) and myself (to see the city). This hotel suited our needs perfectly. The marathon route actually came right down the block of the hotel and was within walking distance of the starting and ending point. As for seeing the city, the location of this hotel was a strong point for us on the same block as the Sears tower, about a 10 minute walk to Millennium Park. The staff was extremely friendly and had some great recommendations for restaurants. They also have a Business Center which was just what we needed to print our boarding passes. There was complimentary breakfast every morning, which is also a plus.

Posted by , from New York, NY on Oct 13, 2015

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4 out of 5

Central location is nice

Pros: The location was great, and the offstreet loading/unloading area was awesome.
Cons: Fix the 1st floor carpet and ask occupants whether or not they need a microwave and/or minifridge/
Location: Downtown Chicago is a bustling business district within a shopping/dining/theatre district.
Apart from the construction plastic taped to the hallway floor and the heat-and-serve stale breakfast, my biggest issue was that our room did not include a fridge or a microwave. We traveled with an infant, so this made our lives very difficult.

Posted by on May 6, 2015

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5 out of 5

Great location and great staff

Pros: Location, cleanliness, king sized beds, friendly staff
Location: Willis Tower is close. Walking distance to everything downtown and quick access to public transportation. Never needed a cab.
This downtown hotel is centrally located, close to public transportation, and most importantly for tall folks, had king sized beds! Their breakfast was better than average with the standard make your own waffles and a daily hot entree. But the best thing about breakfast was the terrific staff. One woman in particular was so friendly and had such a great smile that her attitude was contagious. She made my day. The price here was comparable to other hotels, but the friendly staff (and absence of any other problems) will make this my Chicago hotel.

Posted by , from Minneapolis on Mar 27, 2015

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5 out of 5

The Perfect Stay at La Quinta Chicago.

Pros: Close restaurants, Free Internet, Quiet, Free breakfast, perfect location, good housekeeping and room service
This was the first time for me to choose La Quinta Chains of Inns and Suites in the US. Fortunately, the hotel offered me an exquisite and exceptional stay topped by a perfect location at the heart of Chicago. Located at South Franklin street which is moments away from the Madison Avenue, Sears Tower, the Chicago Board of Trade, Chicago Mercantile Exchange and just a 15 minute walk from Chicago's shopping district of Magnificent Mile, and attractions such as Lincoln Park, Chicago Opera House. Regarding the hotel, I would definitively recommend it to anyone thinking of passing by for a short or long visit. Unlike many hotels around the US who boast their star ratings of 4-5 stars, I firmly believe that La Quinta well deserves a 4 star rating for the following reasons. The staff is very friendly, well trained and enjoy doing their job. Breakfast in the morning was the best in town, starts early enough during the week days to accommodate business traveler's needs. There are good facilities in the hotel. The Gym is perfect if anyone needs to exercise right before hitting the streets. Also, the business center offers internet, printing services for its guests. In terms of breakfast, its one of La Quinta best pros. The Fresh bakes, muffins, juices and coffee are offered in generous quantities., La Quinta offers a myriad of options for its guests. WiFi in the Rooms make it convenient for keeping up to date around the clock. The rooms were perfectly spacious, spotlessly clean, bed mattresses very comfortable and coffee makers placed in rooms made my stay over all a succinct experience. Most Importantly, toilets were roomy and well furnished. The hotel exceeded my expectations and La Quinta succeeded in being my hotel of choice for my coming stays in the US.

Posted by , from Egypt on Aug 12, 2012

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5 out of 5

Very confortable hotel

Pros: Free breakfast, Free Internet, Quiet, location, close to loop train lines, close to bus routes, close to public art sculptures
Cons: nearby restaurants close early
Nearby restaurants close early because it's an office buildings area, although there is delivery service untll 11:00 pm from a great italian rest. recommended by the hotel.

Posted by , from San Juan, Puerto Rico on May 3, 2012

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5 out of 5

very pleased with the whole experience. Could not have asked for a better place

Pros: Free breakfast, Close restaurants, Free Internet
The hotel was great. The staff was wonderful. Great location!!! I would stay again with no questions. Loved the decor, hot breakfast, hot tub, pool, and most of all the helpful staff!!!!!

Posted by , from Clarksville, TN, USA on Dec 6, 2011

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About the La Quinta Inn & Suites Chicago Downtown

Location 1 S Franklin Street, Chicago, IL 60606

Property Features

There's a coffee shop/café on site. Free breakfast is available. A computer station is on site, and both WiFi and wired Internet are free in public spaces. A 24-hour business center and meeting rooms are available. Event space at this hotel measures 1672 square feet (155 square meters). The business-friendly La Quinta Inn & Suites Chicago Downtown also features a fitness center, room service (during limited hours), and a safe deposit box at the front desk. Parking is available for a fee. A complete renovation of La Quinta Inn & Suites Chicago Downtown was completed in June 2017. This 3-star Chicago hotel is smoke free.

  • 241 guestrooms or units
  • 9 levels
  • 4 conference rooms
  • 1672 sq ft of conference space
  • 155 sq m of conference space
  • Built in 2009
  • Continental breakfast (free)
  • Coffee shop
  • Business center (24 hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Free WiFi
  • Free cribs/infant beds


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet


Self parking (surcharge)


  • Airport: Chicago, IL (ORD-O'Hare Intl.) (28.6 km / 17.8 mi)
  • Train station: Chicago Western Avenue Station (5.4 km / 3.3 mi)
  • Metro station: Monroe Station (0.7 km / 0.5 mi)
  • Parking: Self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

La Quinta Inn & Suites Chicago Downtown offers 241 air-conditioned accommodations with coffee/tea makers and hair dryers. Beds feature premium bedding. Flat-screen televisions come with premium cable channels. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations and complimentary toiletries. This Chicago hotel provides complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Cribs (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

Guests are served free continental breakfast.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include a fitness center.

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time ends at midnight
  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 21


  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 3 children 17 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


  • Pets are welcome and stay free


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • Pets allowed (no fees)


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Self parking fee: USD 46.00 per day

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Quinta Chicago Downtown
  • Quinta Inn Chicago Downtown
  • La Quinta Chicago
  • La Quinta Inn & Suites Chicago Downtown Hotel Chicago
  • La Quinta Inn And Suites Chicago Downtown

You should know

  • Up to 3 children 17 years old and younger stay free in the same room as the parent or guardian when using existing bedding.