We stayed here in a one-bedroom for a week right before the July 4th holiday and the location is just terrific. We stay in a lot of Residence Inns as we love the kitchens, free breakfasts and pull-our couch with our two little guys. I had read previous TripAdvisor reviews and we asked for a higher floor. We were on 15 and wish we were just a bit higher. Anything 15 or under is going to having views of a parking garage or other building. We didn’t have any issues with street noise but the cell reception in the room was really poor. The room was a bit smaller than other Residence Inn’s we’ve been in but, hey, this is Chicago.
The breakfast was your standard fare with eggs, waffles, etc. The woman running it, though, was superb. She helped us find seats, would bring us over the waffles when the lines were super long and was just so super friendly. It was crazy busy every morning, though, so plan accordingly. There is an Einstein Bagel connected to the lobby and we did that a couple times when we couldn’t quite get down there before 9 a.m. for the free breakfast.
There’s a pool on the top floor with a hot tub area. It’s not big but enough for our kids to enjoy. A workout room is right behind it so you could actually work out and keep an eye on your kids if you wanted. All in all a good option in a great area.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Residence Inn Chicago Downtown River North located just north of the Loop, offers pet-friendly suites and convenient perks in the heart of downtown. We're just minutes from the Magnificent Mile, Navy Pier, Shedd Aquarium and the Museum of Science & Industry. Surrounded by top Chicago restaurants, every appetite will be satisfied. If you don't feel like dining out, we offer room service and each suite has a fully-equipped kitchen with all the cooking necessities. Our suites also have flat-screen TVs, free WiFi and 50% more space than traditional hotel rooms. Take advantage of perks such as valet/self-parking options, free daily hot breakfast, indoor pool and 24-hour gym. Join us at our weekday evening social with free appetizers and drinks. Enjoy the value of the Residence Inn brand in vibrant downtown Chicago. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Residence Inn Chicago Downtown / River North Hotel Chicago
- Chicago Residence Inn