Stay at our hotel in Merrillville near the Albanese Candy Factory

Located near the junction of I-65 and US Route 30, the Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Merrillville, IN places you near Lake County’s top attractions, including the Brauer Museum of Art and Albanese Candy Factory and Outlet Store. Less than 10 minutes from the hotel, you can attend events at Indiana Wesleyan University’s Merrillville Education and Conference Center. Lake Michigan attractions like Indiana Dunes National Park are only 30 minutes away. For an entertaining evening, enjoy a performance at the nearby Indiana Ballet Theatre or drive about an hour to The Chicago Theatre District.

After a day out and about, stop by our lobby for complimentary cookies, coffee, and tea, available 24/7. You can decompress with a dip in our indoor pool or a workout in our fitness center, which features ellipticals, treadmills, and weight machines. Free Wi-Fi lets you keep up with loved ones or the office, and our free, hot breakfast makes your mornings easier. Corporate travelers can stop by our business center near the lobby to check email or print documents.

Retreat to our spacious, pet-friendly rooms with free Wi-Fi

Return from a Valparaiso University campus tour or a morning jog on the trails of Gabis Arboretum to unwind in one of our modern rooms with a flat-screen TV and a coffeemaker. You can make a snack using the in-room microwave and fridge and use free Wi-Fi to connect with loved ones back home. Every member of the family is welcome thanks to our pet-friendly rooms. For extra space and amenities, check out our suite options.

King Bed

  • 1 king
  • 2 adults, 1 child
Perfect for business or leisure stays, our standard king rooms feature free Wi-Fi, a fridge, and a work desk.

2 Queen Beds

  • 2 queen
  • 5 adults
An affordable option for families, this standard room offers two beds, plus a fridge and a microwave for snacks.

Studio Suite-King Bed

  • 1 king
  • 3 adults, 2 children
In town for business? This open-concept suite offers a spacious seating area with a sleeper sofa and a desk.

1 Bedroom Suite-King Bed

  • 1 king
  • 4 adults, 1 child
Enjoy some extra space and privacy in this spacious suite with a bedroom and a separate living room.

1 Bedroom Suite-2 Queen Beds

  • 2 queen
  • 4 adults, 3 children
Make family trips more comfortable with this spacious suite featuring a dry bar, a microwave, and a refrigerator.

Whirlpool Suite-King Bed

  • 1 king
  • 2 adults, 1 child
Perfect for weekend getaways, this suite lets you soak your cares away in a soothing whirlpool for two.

Extended Stay Suite-King Bed

  • 1 king
  • 3 adults
In town for a while? Make yourself at home in an extended-stay suite with a sleeper sofa and an interactive HDTV.

Extended Stay Suite-King Bed-Kitchenette

  • 1 king
  • 2 adults, 1 child
Use the well-stocked kitchenette to make simple meals and enjoy them from the sleeper sofa in this spacious suite.
Organize a memorable celebration or successful business function for up to 25 people in our versatile meeting room, conveniently located 20 minutes from the city of Gary and about an hour from downtown Chicago. Facilities and amenities include complimentary coffee and water, free Wi-Fi, and on-site parking. Want to make sure your guests stay informed down to the last detail? Our event team can help you create a web page for the gathering.


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It’s easy to explore popular destinations in Greater Chicago’s Lake County, starting with Southlake Mall’s retailers, restaurants, and cinema complex just two blocks away. If you’re looking to get some fresh air, spend time on the lush fairways of Turkey Creek Golf Course or take your kids and canine companion on a hike along Gabis Arboretum’s Bluebird Trail. Just 30 minutes away, you can boat on Lake Michigan and explore Indiana Dunes National Park. For an exciting day trip, head to downtown Chicago, less than an hour away. Be sure to check out these great attractions:

Albanese Candy Factory and Outlet Store

2.72 mi / 4.38 km from the hotel
This US-based confectionery focuses on flavor and texture but “never takes itself too seriously.” To see how the sweets are made, take a behind-the-scenes tour. Then head to the on-site store to stock up on chocolate-covered Michigan cherries.

Brauer Museum of Art

14.62 mi / 23.53 km from the hotel
Filled with the creations of 19th- and 20th-century artists like Ed Paschke, Georgia O’Keeffe, and Ansel Adams, this museum at Valparaiso University is great for family or solo outings.

Deep River Waterpark

4.88 mi / 7.85 km from the hotel
Chill in the laid-back BAYOU River Ride, zip down one of the tube slides, or engage in water wars during the summer at Deep River. In the winter, the park converts to an ice-skating rink.

Gabis Arboretum at Purdue Northwest

9.07 mi / 14.6 km from the hotel
Featuring stunning display gardens, the largest collection of oak trees in Indiana, and the spectacular Railway Garden, this 360-acre nature preserve is a must-see. You can also hike a four-mile trail, bird-watch, and picnic during your visit.

Indiana Ballet Theatre

0.71 mi / 1.15 km from the hotel
If you appreciate the classics, don't miss a show by Indiana Ballet Theatre, a well-established dance company that's dedicated to full-length historical productions.

Indiana Dunes National Park

25.17 mi / 40.51 km from the hotel
Created in 1926 to preserve the unique dunes ecosystem along Lake Michigan, this beautiful park has since expanded to include 15,000 acres of dunes, wetlands, prairies, and forests. Among other activities, visitors can swim, boat, hike, and bird-watch.
8311 Ohio Street, Merrillville, Indiana 46410, United States

Located near I-65, US Route 30, and Highway 53, our Country Inn & Suites gives you quick access to the surrounding region, beginning with downtown Merrillville less than 10 minutes away. If you’re here for an event at Indiana Wesleyan University’s Merrillville Education and Conference Center, the center is just across from the hotel. You can also drive to Gary, IN and Lake Michigan in only 20 minutes and to downtown Chicago in just 50 minutes. Flying into the area? Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport (ORD) is about an hour away.

From I-65

By car:

If you’re traveling on I-65, take exit 253 toward Merrillville to US Route 30, and then head east. Take a right onto Mississippi Street, and then turn right onto 83rd Avenue. At the end of the road, 83rd Avenue will curve to the left and turn into Ohio Street. You’ll see us on the left.

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