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BEST WESTERN River North Hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   125 West Ohio Street, Chicago, IL 60654 (Near North Side)
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Ranked #72 of 169 Hotels in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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3 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Northallerton
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We chose this hotel as it had free parking and we were on quite a tight budget and it was one of the cheapest hotels in a good location. We were disappointed, the smell was quite unpleasant - although clean. The other problem being; the shower did not work. We informed the girl at front desk, who immediately told us... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My expectations were moderate based on the price of the room and the general look of the hotel from online. The free parking is definitely a gimmick to get you in the door. I parked my car in their lot, however, the lot is so small it is a tight squeeze and kinda scary for anyone not wanting their cars... More

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Holland, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The hotel is located a few block from Michigan Ave. It was easy to get to and parking for one vehicle was included with the stay. The staff was nice. The rooms were plain but adequate for sleeping. Not too small. Really close to public transit stops.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stayed here for 2 nights at the start of a road trip from Chicago to Washington DC. Free parking but on a first in basis, so sometimes a bit of double parking which might require the garage person to move the odd car out of your way. Good Pizza restaurant and bar adjoin the hotel. Reserved a large room which... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed here for two nights after arriving at O'Hare Airport and driving to the hotel, we also stayed there two weeks later for one night before our flight home from Chicago. The Hotel is just on the edge of downtown Chicago and has free parking. It's in easy walking distance of all the attractions in Chicago. The rooms are... More

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RiverNorthHotel, Manager at BEST WESTERN River North Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share with others your experiences of staying with us. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay, and I do hope you'll come back again. Samuel Marketing Mgr. More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stay here about once a year for tradeshows in Chicago. Though we can stay at places closer to McCormick Center I preferred to stay at the best Western. it's a distance from the McCormick Center but the taxi ride isn't bad. Then evenings when return to the hotel we're near everything as far as restaurants and entertainment. The hotel... More

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Thank you for your review! We appreciate your recommendation, and we're so glad you enjoyed your stay. We hope to see you again soon. Samuel Marketing Mgr. More

Huddersfield, United Kingdom
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This hotel is in a great location, the other big plus is free parking. That's about it though, this hotel is very tired and requires a complete makeover. Staff are fine. The elevator to the pool level was out of order, so access was up several flights of stairs.

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RiverNorthHotel, Manager at BEST WESTERN River North Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback from your stay. I'm sorry you did not enjoy our amenities and accommodations. The elevator has since been fixed, and we have started renovations that will take place throughout the hotel over the next year and a half. I hope you'll come back to see those positive changes for yourself. Samuel Marketing Mgr. More

Fair Haven, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you want to stay in a Great location in Chicago, River North is the place Free Parking Great pool looking over South West end of city from 5th floor outside on the patio My 3rd stay at River North and plan on staying there again

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Thank you very much for your review and for taking the time to let other travelers know about your experience. We look forward to seeing you again! Samuel Marketing Mgr. More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great place to park and great location but overall old carpets and alot of room spray used to overcome smelly carpets. Bathroom too small. Lobby smells a bit too. Very nice staff. Awesome entrace and close to everything.

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RiverNorthHotel, Manager at BEST WESTERN River North Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. We will be replacing carpets this fall and conducting some more positive changes over the next year. I hope you'll consider coming back to see some of the improvements for yourself. Samuel Marketing Mgr. More

Fanwood, New Jersey
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Cannot say enough nice things about the concierge at the Chicago BW River North Hotel, Wallace Pope. With only 3 days to see and do, Wallace "read us", then made excellent suggestions; followed up by making reservations, and mapping out our travel. He made the trip special. We will be back!

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Thank you for your review! We're so glad you got to connect with Wallace and that he could help make your stay in Chicago a great one. We look forward to seeing you again! Samuel Marketing Mgr. More

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Address: 125 West Ohio Street, Chicago, IL 60654
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Location: United States > Illinois > Chicago > Near North Side
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — BEST WESTERN River North Hotel 3*
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Experience the Windy City from the only downtown Chicago hotel that offers free parking and convenient location just minutes from Michigan Avenue and Navy Pier!The award-winning BEST WESTERN River North Hotel is an affordable and convenient choice for business and leisure travelers alike. Offering great rates, this downtown Chicago hotel makes it easy to explore the city's most famous attractions, from Navy Pier to Sears Tower. World-class shopping along Michigan Avenue's Magnificent Mile is just six blocks away. Some of Chicago's most famous museums are less than two miles away, and visitors of all ages delight in exploring Shedd Aquarium, the Adler Planetarium and the Field Museum of Natural History. And what visit to Chicago is complete without a ball game? Whether its baseball, basketball or football, this Chicago BEST WESTERN is within five miles of Wrigley Field, Soldier Field, The United Center and US Cellular Field. In addition to free parking in downtown Chicago, business travelers appreciate that this Chicago hotel is conveniently located near educational, medial and machinery businesses, the Chicago Financial District, and the Chicago Loop Business District. Chicago O'Hare International Airport is just 12 miles away from this Chicago hotel.The BEST WESTERN River North Hotel is known for its great service, friendly staff, cleanliness and amenities that make guests feel at home. Our newly renovated, contemporary rooms and suites offer cable TV with HBO®, high-speed Wi-Fi, room service, a coffee maker and much more. After a busy day in the bustling city, guests at this Chicago hotel can enjoy a deep-dish pizza at our onsite restaurant, take a dip in our indoor pool, or relax on the sun deck and take in the marvelous city views. ... more   less 
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