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River Hotel

75 E Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL 60601-3756
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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
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 06/29/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 06/29/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#76 of 213 hotels in Chicago
Travelers' Choice
Step out of the River Hotel and into the stunning surroundings of Downtown Chicago. Shimmering skyscrapers tower over the Chicago River as Wacker Drive bends to meet the city’s most famous thoroughfare, Michigan Avenue the start of the Magnificent Mile. These sights sit just steps from the inviting accommodations of the River Hotel, a Downtown Chicago boutique hotel devoted to providing personal service and a helpful range of amenities for business and leisure travel alike. Our Michigan Avenue hotel boasts an array of thoughtful onsite amenities: instant registration and checkout, 24-hour concierge service, complimentary high-speed Internet access, a modern fitness center, chilled, purified bottled water, and three state-of-the-art meeting rooms make for a seamless business travel experience. Savor authentic Italian cuisine and fabulous deep dish pizza at the onsite restaurant, Bella Bacino’s Italian Bistro & Pizzeria. The Chicago River Hotel offers everything you need in the heart of it all.
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Property amenities
Paid public parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Taxi service
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
24-hour security
Complimentary instant cofffee
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Room service
Bottled water
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Good to know
River View
Great View
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Popular mentions
chumphries20152020 wrote a review Nov 2020
1 contribution
Amazing hotel! Very clean, amazing views, and amazing value. The River Hotel was in a prime location. Within walking distance to every major attraction and very safe. Will stay here again when I visit Chicago!
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Date of stay: November 2020
Sleep Quality
Response from Ryan Grady, General Manager at River Hotel
Responded 2 weeks ago
chumphries20152020 - It was a pleasuring hosting you during your recent visit and are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us! We look forward to seeing you again next time you make it back to Chicago! Be well!
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Mely991 wrote a review Apr 2020
Toronto, Canada6 contributions6 helpful votes
I am very pleased with my experience with the River Hotel Chicago. I was planning to visit Chicago but due to COVID-19 I was unable to make the visit due to the travel restrictions. I had a non-cancellable booking for this hotel with Expedia and I received an email notification saying that I could cancel this booking with full refund due to the River Hotel being very understanding and accommodating. All of this I was able to process online which really reduced my stress on how to get money back from my trip and eliminated the need for me to call Expedia and wait on the line for a long time due to abnormal call volumes. Thank you River Hotel for being the most positive booking from all of my trips I had planned during this time I will not forget it and once I have the opportunity to rebook my trip to Chicago I will definitely be booking my accommodations with you and recommending you to any of my friends that plan to visit Chicago.
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Date of stay: March 2020
1 Helpful vote
Response from Anna H, Manager at River Hotel
Responded Jun 7, 2020
Thank you for taking the time to post. We sincerely appreciate your kind words and recommendation. We look forward to welcoming you in once your travel allows. Stay safe!
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Derek O wrote a review Mar 2020
Tralee, Ireland239 contributions41 helpful votes
Really enjoyed staying in this lovely hotel in the most beautiful city. Location is fantastic, right on the river and walking distance to everything in the heart of the city. Staff were really kind and helpful, especially Pedro. Room was nice with an amazing view. Free wine at 5pm every Monday to Friday. Price was very good, although we did travel in the off peak season. Would really recommend staying here if you are visiting Chicago. Would love to return some day!
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Sergio S wrote a review Mar 2020
Ibiza, Spain20 contributions14 helpful votes
The location is fantastic, next to the River and close to the Millennium Park. Super Speedy Check in, in just 1 minute. Rooms very clean & nice staff, stunning views. We would definitely choose it again.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
1 Helpful vote1 Repost
Response from Anna H, Manager at River Hotel
Responded Mar 3, 2020
Thank you for staying with us Sergio S! We are delighted to know you were happy with your stay. We appreciate your recommendation and kind words for the team. We look forward to welcoming you back on a future visit.
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JonasYngvi wrote a review Feb 2020
Selfoss, Arnessysla, Iceland25 contributions23 helpful votes
I stayed at the River hotel for one night only. I just whish I could have been longer. The staff was very friendly. Location was great, next to the Magnificent mile. Clean and comfotable room. If I am ever inn Chicago again River hotel will beið þú choise.
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Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: February 2020
Sleep Quality
1 Helpful vote
Response from Anna H, Manager at River Hotel
Responded Feb 17, 2020
We are delighted to know you were happy with your choice. We appreciate your feedback and kind words for the team. We look forward to having you stay with us on a future trip.
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$98 - $320 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about River Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to River Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Drunk Shakespeare (0.1 miles), American Writers Museum (0.1 miles), and Goodman Theatre (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at River Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at River Hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at River Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at River Hotel?
Yes, paid private parking nearby, paid public parking nearby, and paid public parking on-site are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to River Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab, Wildberry Pancakes and Cafe, and Eddie V's Prime Seafood.
Are there opportunities to exercise at River Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness center during their stay.
Is River Hotel located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.6 miles away from the center of Chicago.
Are any cleaning services offered at River Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does River Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and conference facilities.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at River Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.