Spent a night using Marriott points for a king with sofabed room and were pleasantly surprised to find that we received a corner room with tons of floor-to-ceiling windows offering a fabulous view of the city. (We were on the 12th floor, so I can imagine it would be even better on higher floors).
The hotel offers a standard Residence Inn accommodation with a kitchen with granite counter, spacious bathroom with glass shower, and bed(s)/sofabed. Our room was clean and updated, and quiet from hotel noises. (This IS Chicago, however, so sirens are a part of life and may or may not occur during your stay. A firehouse is located a block away, but we were not disturbed by sirens any more than any other hotel we've stayed at in the Magnificent Mile/River North/Gold Coast area). Self-park at the attached Kenzie St. garage is $47/night for hotel guests and you can access hotel directly from parking garage.
Ismeta was a treasure at breakfast (as I see other reviewers have noted!) and was even so helpful to pack us a snack-pack for the road with fruit and muffins.
Only one drawback that might be helpful to readers is the location: If you are wanting to be right on Michigan Ave or right next to it, this hotel is a few blocks inland from the Magnificent Mile. It wasn't a problem for us, but other travelers might want to be closer to the 'action' and this might not be an ideal location for them.
Highly recommended hotel for a clean, spacious room with free breakfast in the River North neighborhood! We will return on our next visit to the Windy City!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Residence Inn Chicago Downtown River North is located just north of the Loop and surrounded by art and antique galleries, boutiques, and a variety of dining options. It is steps from world-class shopping on Chicago's "Mag Mile," and convenient to North Ave Beach, Navy Pier, Millennium Park, and Lincoln Park Zoo. The hotel offers a complimentary buffet and weeknight Manager's Reception, high-speed Internet Access, an indoor pool, and fitness room. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Residence Inn Chicago Downtown / River North Hotel Chicago
- Chicago Residence Inn