The rooms are clean and nice and well-appointed. The view up the river is fantastic. The location is walking distance to lots of restaurants and attractions. Check in and out were swift, relaxed, competently-performed. We didn't have a car and didn't need one. You can walk or cab anywhere you want to go.
There's a "but."
The restaurant and the service in the restaurant need work. A simple thing like getting two cups of coffee to go in the morning was unduly complicated by the lack of someone in charge of doing it and someone finding paper cups and plastic lids. We ended up with one cup with a lid and one without. The night before, the bartender figured that there must be bar snacks or nuts somewhere. They were eventually unearthed and were fine. It's just weird that the bar wouldn't be ready with snacks, plastic coffee tops, someone to operate the coffee machine, etc.
The hotel is really just everything in the title of this review and nothing more. That said, it's more than enough if you're OK with that.
We ate breakfast at the Corner Bakery all three mornings we were there. It's two doors down. Fast, predictable, tasty.
We would definitely stay here again. But we'd know to steer clear of the restaurant.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Wyndham Grand Chicago Riverfront boasts an unrivaled location in the heart of the city--where the Chicago River and North Michigan Avenue meet. Freshly renovated, the hotel updated guest rooms, 24-hour complimentary fitness and business centers, and Hoyt's Chicago-an in-house restaurant located on the lobby level of the hotel. This all-day dining venue features culinary delights inspired by Midwestern tastes and locally grown produce. Whether you're visiting Chicago for business or leisure purposes, you'll find yourself within minutes of your destination--the Loop, Michigan Avenue, Millennium Park, Navy Pier, the River North District and more. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- 71 Hotel Chicago
- Hotel 71 Chicago