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20 Best Chicago Hotels on the River

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Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel Slideshow
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#9 of 178 hotels in Chicago
8 travelers mentioned "by the river" and "on the river" when describing this hotel.
  • "I stayed at the Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel on the Near East Side downtown by the river last week. The property was immaculate with modern styling and an outstanding staff. The room was..."
  • "The location is great for visiting the park, a short walk to the CAF boat tour on the river of the architecture of Chicago. Very central for visiting the loop or the magnificent..."
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Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago Slideshow
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#13 of 178 hotels in Chicago
19 travelers mentioned "on the river" when describing this hotel.
  • "Exceptional staff, fabulous rooms with a great location on the river. Walking distance to eating (try the ribs at the Public House one block away). The "gift shop" is a bit of a..."
  • "If you have the money, this is definitely the place to stay in downtown Chicago, right on the river. Everything was first class and priced accordingly. Maybe the best breakfast I've..."
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The Langham, Chicago Slideshow
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#1 of 178 hotels in Chicago
4 travelers mentioned "on the river" when describing this hotel.
  • "Ended up paying less for this truly amazing hotel than the Sheraton on the river was going for; that's just criminal! I've stayed at some of Chicago's best lodging (Ritz, Park..."
  • "The hotel was in a great location, right between downtown and the Magnificent Mile, on the river. We used the gym, which was fantastically equipped and on arriving back at the hotel..."
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The James Chicago Slideshow
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#24 of 178 hotels in Chicago
3 travelers mentioned "on the river" when describing this hotel.
  • "Great location on the river north side of the city. Only had on eproblem with service which was corrected. We arrived in the city for a convention around 930 am and our room wasnt..."
  • "Location is fine - on the River and pretty central - though a little uninspiring as a neighborhood but the James makes up for it in every other way. Stay here...."
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Hotel Monaco Chicago - a Kimpton Hotel Slideshow
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#11 of 178 hotels in Chicago
17 travelers mentioned "on the river" and "onto the river" when describing this hotel.
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Sheraton Chicago Hotel and Towers Slideshow
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#50 of 178 hotels in Chicago
66 travelers mentioned "on the river" when describing this hotel.
  • "The room was neat and tidy, with a great view (I was on the river side, on one of the upper floors). The beds were fantastic. The internet worked great. The fitness center was..."
  • "The Hotel is close to the Navy Pier, River Walk, and other stuff (It's located right on the river.) Who could ask for more? The only thing is that they didn't clean the room..."
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Hard Rock Hotel Chicago Slideshow
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#102 of 178 hotels in Chicago
11 travelers mentioned "near the river" and "on the river" when describing this hotel.
  • "The Hard Rock was excellent! Good location near the River on Michigan Ave, the staff was great, the room was clean, and overall was a great hotel at reasonable prices. I will stay..."
  • "it's location, but I absolutely understand why tourists would like it...right on the river, cool art deco building and Millenium Park is just down the street. Regardless- the room..."
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River Hotel Slideshow
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#55 of 178 hotels in Chicago
17 travelers mentioned "on the river hotel" when describing this hotel.
  • "I was not familiar with Chicago and after researching many locations/hotels I decided on the River Hotel. Best decision!! The hotel is nice with a great staff. When I made the..."
  • "Having never been to Chicago before I wanted something central, so based on reviews on here I took a chance on the River Hotel. I was not disapointed. From the minute we arrived..."
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Comfort Suites Michigan Avenue Slideshow
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#42 of 178 hotels in Chicago
3 travelers mentioned "on the river" when describing this hotel.
  • "Excellant location, in the middle of everything! Walk to Grant Park, take an architecture tour on the river, walk & shop the Magnificent Mile...and all for a reasonable price!!..."
  • "My wife and I ran on the river walk and then around the bend and down by the marina, into Grant Park by the fountain and back up to the hotel. I'd guess that is about a three mile..."
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#63 of 178 hotels in Chicago
18 travelers mentioned "on the river hotel" and "on the river" when describing this hotel.
  • "I was given an upgrade to a larger room on the River Hotel side, with a really wonderful view of the Chicago River, so that was a plus. As before I really enjoyed the spacious..."
  • "The location is great, right on the river, close to Michigan Ave, within walking distance of so much. We didn't realise that the city bus [$2.25] to the Science & Industry Museum..."
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Renaissance Chicago Hotel Slideshow
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#41 of 178 hotels in Chicago
13 travelers mentioned "on the river" when describing this hotel.
  • "Location right on the river; you get awesome views from your hotel room. Chicago Skyline Terrace perfect for events and cocktail hour. Hotel rooms spacious, bed comfortable, clean..."
  • "This hotel is located on the river across from Smith & Wollensky. Views of the Tribune building and Trump condos. A nice walk to Michigan Ave shopping and great restaurants, coffee..."
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Hotel Chicago Downtown, Autograph Collection Slideshow
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#86 of 178 hotels in Chicago
  • "We really liked The Hotel Chicago. Great location!!!! The staff was very friendly. Our Room was nice and clean. We had a great view. My husband and I would for sure stay here again. The mini bar was a..."
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The Westin Chicago River North Slideshow
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#38 of 178 hotels in Chicago
24 travelers mentioned "on the river" when describing this hotel.
  • "Read on for details: LOCATION: The Westin Chicago River North is located just outside the northern end of the Loop, on the river, between Dearborn and Clark streets. It is..."
  • "A great location on the river. Close to subway and within walking distance to great restaurants and shopping! Great service. We stayed on the 17th floor in a roomy and..."
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Swissotel Chicago Slideshow
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#81 of 178 hotels in Chicago
21 travelers mentioned "on the river" and "near the river" when describing this hotel.
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Wyndham Grand Chicago Riverfront Slideshow
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#60 of 178 hotels in Chicago
27 travelers mentioned "on river" and "on the river" when describing this hotel.
  • "Corner rooms on river side have great views. Hotel is well maintained and has a nice outdoor cafe bar. Convenient valet parking. Attentive staff...."
  • "We have stayed in Chicago many times over the years, but never in this area on the river,found a good rate on the chicago Tourism website, and decided to give this place a try.Was..."
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#74 of 178 hotels in Chicago
3 travelers mentioned "near river" and "by the river" when describing this hotel.
  • "But it was only 10 blocks away so unless you need to be near river (we did-rest of group we were with were at CQ River/Wacker-I booked wrong location). Jessica at the front desk..."
  • "out touring Chicago for most of the weekend. The only negative about it was that all the fun bars are by the river and the hotel is not...."
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Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza River North Slideshow
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#96 of 178 hotels in Chicago
10 travelers mentioned "on the river" when describing this hotel.
  • "Location is incredible, right on the river and easy to access public transport if needed. The hotel bar is very nice and the breakfast was good. Staff all very friendly and..."
  • "It was in a great location right on the river. They have a bar on the 15th floor and it was just amazing ending your night there see the river and all the lights of the city...."
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Hyatt Regency Chicago Slideshow
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#89 of 178 hotels in Chicago
51 travelers mentioned "on the river" when describing this hotel.
  • "This hotel is a short distance from Union Station and right on the river. We got a great deal from Hotwire and were very pleased with the value. We had a simple and quick check in..."
  • "I also highly recommend the Urban Cruise on the river (the entrance is right across from the hotel)--we saw some amazing architecture from the boat and got to cruise Lake Michigan a..."
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Embassy Suites by Hilton Chicago Downtown Lakefront Slideshow
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#72 of 178 hotels in Chicago
3 travelers mentioned "close to the river" and "near the river" when describing this hotel.
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InterContinental Chicago Slideshow
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#82 of 178 hotels in Chicago
3 travelers mentioned "by the river" and "near the river" when describing this hotel.
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