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Royal Sonesta Chicago River North

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505 N. State Street, Chicago, IL 60654-4803
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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#44 of 220 hotels in Chicago
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Royal Sonesta Chicago River North is conveniently located in downtown Chicago and only minutes from nearby attractions and business destinations. Guests can relax in the thoughtfully equipped guestrooms and suites featuring complimentary Wi-Fi. Enjoy great hotel amenities including an indoor pool, on-site dining, and fitness center. In addition, the hotel offers flexible event space for meetings and weddings, perfect for planning your next event.
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Property amenities
Paid private parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Restaurant
Bicycle rental
Nightclub / DJ
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Parking
Wifi
Paid wifi
Rooftop pool
Indoor pool
Heated pool
Breakfast in the room
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Massage
Rooftop terrace
Baggage storage
Concierge
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Shoeshine
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Room features
Air conditioning
Fireplace
Room service
Safe
Iron
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
On-demand movies
Laptop safe
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Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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Juanita S wrote a review Oct 12
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Stanley Mullins was phenomenal when my husband and I stayed there for an anniversary get-a-way! He went above and beyond to make our stay memorable .He made us feel extra special and made our stay so enjoyable. Elizabeth also made us feel extra special and she helped us to have a memorable stay. She was very helpful. We will definitely be back!
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Response from Julia Bath, Guest Services / Front Office at Royal Sonesta Chicago River North
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Dear Juanitas836, We are thrilled you and your husband enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for choosing to make us your destination for your celebration and we do hope to host you again soon. Best,
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Jonathan_W_Adv wrote a review Jul 2021
Houston, Texas21 contributions2 helpful votes
Hotel's Favorite
Great location. Easy access to Red Line on L. Close to great restaurants. Friendly staff. Seems to be a bit light on amenities that one would expect at a hotel of this class (likely due to new acquisition of hotel and Covid). Be sure to ask for a coffee maker and extra towels. Bed and sheets very comfortable. Room temperature easily adjustable and comfortable. Nice to have a mini fridge to save deep dish pizza for the morning! On site restaurant and bar was closed as of mid July 2021. Room was great for a family of 3. As with any downtown area of a major city, lots of homeless nearby. We never felt unsafe or uncomfortable. We will definitely stay again the next time we stay in downtown Chicago!
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: I wouldn’t recommend having a car at the property. Uber or take L train. No on site garage that...
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Barbara B wrote a review Oct 6
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My stay was great! Front desk staff was extremely helpful with great recommendations and tips. Zoe was was a pleasure to chat with and took the time to get to know us and provided recommendations based on what we would like. Definitely recommend!
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Response from Julia Bath, Guest Services / Front Office at Royal Sonesta Chicago River North
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Dear barbaraM6562FG, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay and for your feedback. We are thrilled you enjoyed your stay and we are looking forward to your return visit. Best,
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michellebV8508GL wrote a review Oct 3
Brighton, Michigan79 contributions28 helpful votes
Very nice boutique sized hotel. Great corner room with city view. Comfortable beds and great shower pressure. Loved the location, easily walkable to restaurants, the mile, the river. Very nice knowledgeable staff. Super helpful with area information, obtaining taxi service, etc. Restaurant just opened when we got there and we’re doing small plates only, and bar service. That will come back I’m sure. Didn’t use the pool but it was truly beautiful. Roof deck is also very nice with wonderful views. Would highly recommend this hotel.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Julia Bath, Guest Services / Front Office at Royal Sonesta Chicago River North
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Dear michellebV8508GL, Thank you for taking the time to write this lovely review abut our hotel and your stay. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay and the little nuances that make our hotel. We are looking forward to your next visit and hopefully next time you will enjoy the pool. Best,
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JMSLA wrote a review Sep 2021
Los Angeles, California2 contributions1 helpful vote
We were returning customers until now. Unfortunately, they failed to disclose that most of the hotel amenities were not available until after booking which is not cool and deceiving considering their room rates did not reflect this. They are in the process of renovation and repairs, so the restaurant was closed during our week stay so that also meant no room service which was disappointing to learn after we arrived. Fitness center was dismal to say the least and we didn't even see or know about a pool. Forget laundry service if you needed it. No housekeeping which was understandable but this was not made aware. The room was clean but we found a used floss pick on the floor and the Kuerig machine did not work. We even signed up for the Royal Sonesta Travel Pass before arriving but that was never mentioned as a perk nor were we asked about it. When we expressed our disappointment and concern to the front desk manager and guest service manager and there was a lot of "we understand" but their response lacked the action to do anything about it or make us feel welcomed to want to return again. It's in a great spot and their housekeeping and one or two of their front desk workers were friendly and accommodating but that's about all they have going right now. Management needs improvement on customer relations. A simple gesture could have gone a long way. We hope they improve but doubt we will be back nor recommend to anyone. There are plenty of hotels in the area that have made a more impressionable and favorable attitude towards their returning guests.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Room Tip: River view rooms on a high floor
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Dear JMSLA, Thank you for your feedback, its feedback like your that will help us improve. Our apologies for the lack of communication regarding the availability of our outlets at the time of your stay. We do have staff available to you 24 hours a day to assist in anything you need throughout your stay with us, and we are always more than happy to assist. We thank you for your loyalty to Sonesta. Best Regards, Julia Bath Front Office Manager
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PRICE RANGE
$140 - $478 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Kimpton Hotel Palomar Chicago
LOCATION
United StatesIllinoisChicagoCentral / Near North Side
NUMBER OF ROOMS
261
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Frequently Asked Questions about Royal Sonesta Chicago River North
Which popular attractions are close to Royal Sonesta Chicago River North?
Nearby attractions include The Escape Game Chicago (0.2 miles), EscapeHouse Chicago (0.2 miles), and Richard H. Driehaus Museum (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Royal Sonesta Chicago River North?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Royal Sonesta Chicago River North?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Royal Sonesta Chicago River North?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Royal Sonesta Chicago River North?
Yes, paid private parking on-site is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Royal Sonesta Chicago River North?
Conveniently located restaurants include Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab, Eddie V's Prime Seafood, and The Purple Pig.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Royal Sonesta Chicago River North?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool and a fitness center during their stay.
Is Royal Sonesta Chicago River North located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.9 miles away from the center of Chicago.
Are any cleaning services offered at Royal Sonesta Chicago River North?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Royal Sonesta Chicago River North?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Royal Sonesta Chicago River North offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.