As with everyone else, we stayed at this hotel for the free parking. The value of free parking alone makes this hotel worth it.
The location of the hotel is great, and the concierge were very helpful and friendly. However, aside from these bonuses, the hotel has a lot of room for improvement. The hotel is rather old and musty - but it's clean, and they don't charge the same as a new upscale hotel, so we found this to be acceptable. I was a little surprised that our standard hotel room didn't have a bar fridge.
We visited the swimming pool twice, and both times the towel rack wasn't stocked. The large size and depth of the pool is wasted because of a rope dividing the shallow and deep ends of the pool. While I'm sure this is useful for children, we found this annoying because it stopped us from swimming decent laps. The little exercise room next to the pool was a disappointment. The temperature in the little room was ridiculously high and very stuffy - I find it hard to believe that anybody could work out more than a minute inside that room.
I'd stay here again - but only for the free parking.
- Also Known As:
- Best Western Chicago
- Chicago Best Western
- 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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