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 close to Lake County’s top destinations, including the Brauer Museum of Art and the 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 or trace local history at the Lake County Courthouse’s on-site museum. 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 of interstate travel, help yourself to a refreshing cup of coffee or tea and a complimentary cookie from the lobby. 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 a free, hot breakfast featuring our signature waffles fuels you for the road. Need to prepare for an on-site meeting? You can stop by our business center near the lobby to polish a presentation or print your agenda.

Recharge in our spacious rooms and suites with free Wi-Fi and fridges

Return from a tour of Valparaiso University or a stroll along the trails of Gabis Arboretum and relax in one of our modern rooms with a flat-screen TV and a coffeemaker. You can warm a snack in the microwave and grab a drink you chilled in the fridge while connecting with loved ones using free Wi-Fi. Every member of the family is welcome thanks to our pet-friendly rooms. And for extra space and amenities, check out our suite options that come with a seating area.

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 a fridge and a microwave for easy snack prep.

Studio Suite-King Bed

  • 1 king
  • 3 adults, 2 children
In town for business? This open-concept suite offers a 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
With plenty of room for the family, this spacious suite features 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
If you’re in town for a while, relax in comfort in our 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 event for up to 25 people in our flexible meeting room, conveniently located 20 minutes from the city of Gary and about an hour from downtown Chicago. You can stream your presentation using free Wi-Fi and keep your guests refreshed with complimentary coffee and water. Need to complete last-minute tasks? Visit our business center to print handouts for your attendees. If you’re still in the planning phase, let our event team create a web page to make sure your guests stay informed down to the last detail.


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Our location makes it 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. For 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 during your visit:

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

Our hotel sits near I-65, US Route 30, and Highway 53 for easy access to the surrounding region, including downtown Merrillville less than 10 minutes away. If you’re here for an event at Indiana Wesleyan University’s Merrillville Education and Conference Center, you'll find it across from the hotel. You can also drive to Gary, IN and Lake Michigan in only 30 minutes and to downtown Chicago in about an hour. 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 the hotel on the left.