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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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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Easy walking distance, lots of nearby restaurants and shopping, plus free parking! We walked to Millenium Park, did the Architecture Tour by boat on the river, and sampled great places to eat! On the fifth floor, city noise was no problem at all. One of the nicest Best Westerns where I have stayed. For dinner, try the Lux Cafe and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I just booked a room with Brandon Lurie at the front desk who was very courteous and helpful in making this family getaway and my husbands 50th a special one. He made it possible for us to book a king suite at a reasonable price. I highly recommend dealing with this gentlemen if ever in need of booking at this... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed at this hotel for three nights and it was perfect. Its location is great for all sightseeing and the big plus is that parking is free. The rooms were clean and comfortable and would have scored 100% had there been a small fridge available. The staff were courteous and friendly. next door is a small cafe that provided... More

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Woodstock, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

When we first arrived...I have to say we were a bit worried. I knew the property wouldn't be fancy based on the reviews but the first impression maybe leaves a bit to be desired. Don't be put off though...it is a REALLY good place to stay! The common areas are where this hotel are a bit lacking. The hallways, elevators... More

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

Thank you for such a detailed review! And thank you for your high recommendations. We really appreciate it. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay. We've been intently reviewing customer feedback about our amenities this year. Therefore we've begun to plan renovations that will take place throughout the hotel in 2014–2015. Stay tuned for some positive changes and updates! We offer... More

Van Wert, OH, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Every time we stay at Best Wester River North Hotel in Chicago, we are greeted with smiling, friendly, and professional staff. The rooms are clean and the free valet parking is a big added bonus, as well as the excellent breakfast menu. The hotel is within walking distance to everything we like to do in Chicago, and our car is... More

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

Thank you very much for your review! We certainly appreciate the compliments, and we'll pass them on to our staff! We hope to see you again. Samuel Marketing Mgr. More

Murfreesboro, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The hotel was very nice, a bit dated. The pool area was on the 7th floor which required walking up the stairs from the 4th floor as the elevator was being serviced the entire 3 days we were there. One of the few in the area that provided free parking although the spaces were very tight. We never moved our... More

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

Thank you for your review. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay, and thanks for sharing your thoughts here. Our parking attendants are always happy to assist guests in taking advantage of their free in and out privileges while staying here. We'll see you next time! Samuel Marketing Mgr. More

Tully, United States
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We always stay here when visiting Chicago. The staff is awesome, the rooms are kind of small but they serve the purpose and are clean. There is FREE parking, it's close to Michigan Ave. and all the fine shopping. It's easy to get to. I strongly recommend staying here on your next visit.

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Thank you for your review! We're so glad you enjoyed your stay, and we look forward to seeing you again! Samuel Marketing Mgr. More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Chicago is a great city to play in, but driving can be hectic, parking & food is expensive, and it's a loud busy city (more like NY than LA). So this hotel has a great set up with affordable rooms, free SECURE GARAGE parking to keep out the elements (ie snow) and the scary people (for all us young ladies).... More

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

Thank you for your review. I'm very glad you enjoyed your overall stay. But let me also apologize for not meeting some of your expectations, including linens and your interaction with one of the front desk agents. We strive to ensure every guest experience is a fabulous one, and I'm sorry that we missed that even a little. I hope... More

Hamilton, Canada
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Recently stayed at this hotel in Chicago. While the location was perfect and the free parking great value, one of the elevators was broken for our entire 5 day stay and we were forced to climb two large flights of stairs with children and luggage in tow. The hotel is a bit dated, but overall suited its purpose. An average... More

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Thank you for your review. I do apologize for the inconvenience with the elevator. We appreciate your patience, and we hope you will return for a visit in the future. Samuel Marketing Mgr. More

Columbus, United States
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We chose this hotel for it's reasonable price for downtown Chicago and the free parking. It's an older hotel, but our room was big and very clean. All of the employees were helpful. Our only issue was a broken elevator and we were staying on the 5th floor. Definitely would stay here again!!

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Thank you very much for your review! I do apologize that our elevator was out-of-service due to maintenance. We're very glad you enjoyed your time in Chicago with us. We hope to see 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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