Situated at the intersection of I-65 and U.S. Route 30, the Country Inn & Suites By Carlson®, Merrillville, IN places you in Greater Chicago’s Lake County. Less than two miles from Southlake Mall, our hotel 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, grab a complimentary cookie when you return and upload photos of your adventure using our free high-speed Internet access. To truly kick back after a day on the go, swim a few laps in the heated indoor pool. On the road for work? You can print out your itinerary in the business center before unwinding with a jog in the fitness center. Amenities and services include:
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Our Hotel Rooms
Return from a shopping spree at Southlake Mall to your comfortable guest room or suite, where you’ll find cable TV and free Internet, perfect for relaxing while you plan your next family outing. Standard room amenities include:
Coming with a group for a campus tour? Reserve a One-bedroom Suite for additional space, complete with a separate living area and a sleeper sofa.
Bars & Restaurants
Start the day with a hearty meal at our complimentary Be Our Guest Breakfast, which includes Belgian waffles, flaky pastries and fresh fruit. Hot coffee is served all day.
For lunch and dinner, take the kids to a nearby restaurant like House of Kobe for traditional teppanyaki cuisine, or head to Abuelo’s, which serves a combination of Mexican, Spanish and Tex-Mex dishes.
Things to Do in Merrillville
Once you’ve toured the famous sites of the Windy City and played on Lake Michigan, discover what the town of Merrillville has to offer. Our hotel is just two blocks from Southlake Mall and 12 minutes from the Indiana Ballet Theatre, where you can catch a full-length performance of your favorite historical ballet. Visit these other local attractions:
Deep River Waterpark – Just a 12-minute drive from our hotel, Deep River is the largest water park in the Chicago metro area. 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.
Albanese Candy Factory Outlet – A local favorite and a sweet spot for travelers, Albanese is a confectionary outlet that produces gummy treats, chocolates, hard candies and more. Sign up for a tour, and be sure to buy a bag of chocolate-covered Michigan cherries before you leave.
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. Taltree also boasts scaled replicas of various world landscapes like prairies, wetlands and woodlands.
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Plan Your Next Meeting or Event
Host a meeting or celebration just outside Chicago at the Country Inn & Suites, Merrillville, which offers a versatile event space accommodating up to 25 people. Take advantage of free high-speed Internet access and attentive staff assistance. We are more than happy to create a personalized Web page for your event so that your attendees 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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