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BEST WESTERN River North Hotel

3.0 of 5 125 West Ohio Street, Chicago, IL 60654
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Sheboygan, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Have stayed at this hotel many times over the past several years when visiting our son. The overall experience has been great. Location is awesome and the free parking is unheard of. Also all of the employees go out of their way to accommodate. We did have an issue with hot water but it was resolved. I guess it does... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great place to stay at overnight. Clean. Neat. Friendly service. The best part is that they have FREE parking (which you'll need in Chicago). It's situated close to Michigan avenue. You definitely won't regret it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I think it's a great place to stay with free parking(fenced). I really didn't expect much since I knew I want going to hang out in the room much, but location was perfect and price was very good. I staid in few different hotels in Chicago because I visit about 4-5 times a year and I think I'll stick to... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This hotel is fine if you are used to staying in hostels or something similar, but it is not a place to stay on business or if you are used to something like a Hilton or a Holiday Inn Express. This place is clean comfortable bed, and that's it. My main complaints are that the heater/AC unit is loud, the... More 

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carleton, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This hotel in Chicago is in an ideal location for shopping ,dining and exploring. The room was comfortable and clean,and the staff members were very accommodating. Also kudos go out to the parking valets for an outstanding job shuffling vehicles in &out of an extremely busy garage.. GREAT PLACE TO STAY!!!!!

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

Thank you for your review. We really appreciate your recommendation and especially appreciate the compliments of our employees. We'll continue to strive to give guests a great experience! Samuel Marketing Mgr. More 

Toledo, Ohio, United States
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41 reviews 41 reviews
11 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We have stayed at this hotel in the past as well as last weekend and there are far more advantages than disadvantages. If you are using the trolley this is a fabulous location seeing that it picks up directly across the street at the Mcdonalds. Location is just great in general, you can literally walk anywhere from here! Free parking... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Hotel is in proximity to a lot of locations ex Magnificent Mile, 5 min cab ride to the United Center, or Soilder Field. Very clean hotel and parking is free, where as most hotels near by charge a nightly fee for parking. Lots of good restaurants near by ex Ditkas, Jordans, and Giordanos.

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

Thank you so much for your review. We're so glad you had an enjoyable time with us, and we hope to see you again! Samuel Marketing Mgr. More 

Oswego, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I had a generally good stay here and the hotel has some major advantages. I wish I could give it a better rating as I like the hotel but there was one fairly major problem for me. The good- Excellent location, free parking (rare to find in this area), easy in checkin. Rooms are clean and adequate. Not overly nice... More 

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

Thank you for your review. I'm sorry that you were disappointed with your experience and for the issue with hot water. I wanted to let you know that we will be conducting hotel-wide renovations throughout 2015. I hope you'll come back to see these positive changes in the future so that you can have a hassle-free stay with us. Samuel... More 

Springboro, OH
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We love to stay here! Excellent location, rooms are always clean and FREE parking saves a lot when staying downtown. You only have to walk a few blocks to get bus, train, go to many restaurants or shopping. Small rooms but clean and comfortable. No refrigerator or microwave in our room. There was a coffee pot, hair dryer and iron.... More 

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Livonia, Michigan
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The best thing about this hotel is the location - it's walking distance from everything! And parking is free! Our room was a bit small and the hotel seems kind of outdated (and smells that way too in some places) but there weren't any dealbreakers for me. I would definitely stay here again.

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

Thank you for both your review and your recommendation. I wanted to let you know that we will be conducting renovations and updates starting in the new year. I hope you'll consider returning for a visit then! Samuel Marketing Manager 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*
Number of rooms: 150
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Also Known As:
Best Western Chicago
Chicago Best Western
Hotel Style:
#50 Family Hotel in Chicago
#64 Romantic Hotel in Chicago
#87 Business Hotel in Chicago

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