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“Friday night at Christmas time” 4 of 5 stars
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3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   125 West Ohio Street, Chicago, IL 60654 (Near North Side)   |  
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Ranked #76 of 174 Hotels in Chicago
Springfield, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Friday night at Christmas time”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

Very pleased with loacation and friendliness of staff. Helpful at check in. Great location to see the City or visit Moody Bible Institute. I stay here several times a year. It is a great value - not going to be pampered but I didnt come to get pampered. Safe, clean, friendly.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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RiverNorthHotel, Manager at BEST WESTERN River North Hotel, responded to this review, December 11, 2013
Thank you for the review. We're so glad you enjoyed your stay and we hope you'll come back to see us again.

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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Chicago, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

Was worried because the price and free parking seemed to good to be true. Both exceeded expectations. Was so pleased with the friendly staff, huge room and comfy bed. The view was fabulous and location perfect in proximity to my conference. Also thrilled to find that the owner supported World Vision, always great to support companies that give back.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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RiverNorthHotel, Manager at BEST WESTERN River North Hotel, responded to this review, December 9, 2013
Thank you for your review and your wonderful comments. We're tremendously glad you enjoyed your stay. And thank you for your support of World Vision. We are proud to have both a corporate and an individual partnership with a group that does such important work. We hope to see you again soon.

Samuel
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Lake Forest Park
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

I have stayed at this hotel for the past 4 years that I've attended a conference in Chicago. It has always been a great place to stay with friendly, helpful staff, clean rooms that are of a reasonable size and a small but nice dining room. It has always been an affordable price and is very close to some great restaurants that are within walking distance.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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RiverNorthHotel, Manager at BEST WESTERN River North Hotel, responded to this review, December 9, 2013
We're always thrilled to hear from repeat guests. Thank you for your loyalty and for the compliments about our staff, amenities, and location. We enjoy having so many attending the convention at the end of the year. We'll see you next time!

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Peoria, Illinois, United States
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6 hotel reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

The staff at this hotel are hard to beat. As my hotel of choice when in Chicago, it is a "hard act to follow" . There is not a large turnover of employees here. The location is ideal whether it is your first trip to Chicago or you 100th. Shopping, sightseeing, sports and dining are nearby, or a short taxi ride.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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Green Bay, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

My experience with Best Western has been always good, accurate reservations and good quality overall, I would recommend Best Western River North on Ohio Street unconditionally, especially the value of very decent protected parking included in the price, I have stayed at this location for the last 10+ years and have always felt the hotel accommodated to my needs and felt welcome every time!

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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RiverNorthHotel, Manager at BEST WESTERN River North Hotel, responded to this review, December 6, 2013
Thank you for sharing your experience with other travelers. I'd like to sincerely thank you on behalf of all our staff for your continued loyalty! We're so happy to have guests come through our doors time and again and to help them experience Chicago in a wonderful way. We look forward to seeing you again!

Samuel
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

We stayed here for 4 nights for a convention. The layout of the hotel is a little different, as the main building houses reception and the restaurant while the rooms are across the parking lot. The hotel offered free parking. It only has five floors, so there isn't any view. However, the rooms were clean and tidy, though a little small. The commute to the convention center was not bad at all and the location for the hotel was convenient for public transport. The community was great with many bars for "happy hour appetizers" as well as good, reasonably priced restaurants. The restaurant in the hotel, Pizzeria Ora" was great! It has a luncheon special for under $7 for pizza or pasta of the day plus a bowl of soup. In addition to free in room wifi, the lobby also had a computer complete with printer. Definitely a convenient place to stay while on business or on holiday.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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RiverNorthHotel, Manager at BEST WESTERN River North Hotel, responded to this review, December 3, 2013
Thank you for the review and for offering your perspective for the business traveler. We're so glad to host so many during conventions and we're thrilled to hear you appreciated the location, service, and amenities, including the free WiFi and Pizzeria Ora. We hope to see you again next year!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

This was our second stay at the hotel. We will definitely be back. It's a very convenient location, within walking distance to Michigan Avenue, great staff and FREE parking. Looking forward to our next visit!

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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RiverNorthHotel, Manager at BEST WESTERN River North Hotel, responded to this review, December 3, 2013
Thank you for writing a review! We sincerely do hope you'll return. We look forward to seeing you then.

Samuel
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Address: 125 West Ohio Street, Chicago, IL 60654
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Location: United States > Illinois > Chicago > Near North Side
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#49 Family Hotel in Chicago
#64 Romantic Hotel in Chicago
#85 Business Hotel in Chicago
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — BEST WESTERN River North Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 150
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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