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Homewood Suites by Hilton Chicago Downtown Hotel Review: By combining a center-city location with affordable, all-suite accommodations, this hotel proves that “family-friendly” doesn’t have to mean staid and suburban. In fact, travelers with and without families will appreciate this property for the same reasons, including its prime location --- it’s just a block from the Magnificent Mile and within walking distance of the Chicago River, Navy Pier and countless bars and restaurants --- and its comfortable guest suites, each of which has a fully-equipped kitchen, complete with refrigerator, two-burner stovetop, microwave, dishwasher, cookware and dishes. Ultimately, though, it’s the extras that make this hotel such a good bargain. It offers complimentary wireless Internet; an indoor pool and fitness center, including complimentary access to a commercial gym in the same building; a complimentary daily breakfast buffet; and, Monday through Thursday evenings, a manager’s reception with complimentary hors d’oeuvres, salads, desserts, beer, wine and soda.