Situated at the intersection of I-65 and US-30, the Country Inn & Suites By Carlson®, Merrillville, IN places you in Greater Chicago’s Lake County. Less than two miles from Star Plaza Theatre, our location also puts you just 16 miles from the beaches of Lake Michigan. With Indiana University Northwest and Indiana Wesleyan University less than 15 minutes away, we also make a great stop for college tours. After a concert or a Chicago day trip, relax in our indoor pool, or upload photos of your afternoon on the lake with free Internet access.
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Hotel Amenities & Services
After a day on the road, you can work out the kinks with a jog in the fitness center or a few laps in the pool. Print out your itinerary in the business center, and grab a complimentary cookie from the lobby on the way back to your room. Amenities and services include:
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Our Rooms & Suites
Return from a lake dinner cruise to your comfortable guest room or suite, where you’ll find cable TV and free Internet, perfect for relaxing as you plan your next adventure. Standard room amenities include:
Coming with a group for a campus tour? Reserve a Standard Hotel Suite for additional space, complete with a separate living area with a sleeper sofa.
Where to Eat While You’re Here
Start the day with a hearty meal at our complimentary Be Our Guest Breakfast, which includes waffles, pastries and fresh fruit. For lunch and dinner, try a nearby restaurant like Abuelo’s, which serves a mix of Mexican, Spanish and Tex-Mex dishes. Be sure to taste Abuelo’s tres leches cake with a frozen sangria swirl.
Things to Do in Merrillville
Once you’ve toured the famous sites of the Windy City and played on Lake Michigan, discover what Merrillville has to offer. The hotel is just two blocks from Southlake Mall and 12 minutes from the Indiana Ballet Theatre, where you can catch a performance ranging from classical dance to hip-hop. Visit these other local attractions:
Deep River Waterpark – As the largest water park in Metro Chicago, Deep River Waterpark has something for all ages. Get soaked under the giant tipping bucket, and challenge your family at the Double Dueling CannonBowl before treating everyone to a double scoop at Milo’s Ice Cream Parlor.
Star Plaza Theatre – From hard rock and blues concerts to comedy and pop-culture shows, the Star Plaza Theatre brings world-class performances to Merrillville. The Star Plaza is less than two miles from the hotel.
Taltree Arboretum & Gardens – Make the 20-minute drive to Taltree Arboretum & Gardens to see the Railway Garden, an acre of working model trains and historical vignettes couched in a landscape of dwarf plants and to-scale prairies and rivers.
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Groups & Meetings
Host a meeting or celebration just outside Chicago at the Country Inn & Suites in Merrillville, which offers a versatile meeting space accommodating up to 25 people. Take advantage of free high-speed Internet access and the assistance of our staff. We can create a personalized Web page for your event so that all your guests have the latest details.
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100% Non-Smoking Facility
Please note: The hotel's hot tub is no longer in service. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
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