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“The free parking isn't worth it”

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Best Western River North Hotel
Ranked #92 of 191 Hotels in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed September 20, 2013

In the past I have chosen to stay at Best Western River North in Chicago because it was the only hotel to offer free parking. During my most recent stay, however, the "suite" they offered (at $250 per night) looked like some place out of the 1950s. The furniture was very dated and drab, the rug was dirty, the tables looked like they came from a thrift store. When I asked for a microwave, they said it would be $10 extra. How chintzy! The free parking is no long worth it.

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Reviewed September 19, 2013

Not only was the location the BEST and free parking a priceless perk, but I had mistakenly left an expensive belt on my prior stay the week before, and upon my return the next week I asked if they had found it-and lo and behold-it had been discovered by the Housekeeping Staff and returned to me! The honest and friendly staff can't be matched!

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 17, 2013

The rooms are a little dated, but certainly very clean. The location is ideal for visiting the near north part of Chicago. Only about 5 blocks north of the river and just a few blocks from the Magnificent Mile/Michigan Avenue. Tons of great restaurants in this neighborhood. Street side is a bit noisy (as is the a/c), but for the price and location it is worth it. The staff are awesome and (strong) coffee/tea are provided all day in the lobby with granola bars. A pizzeria is attached to the hotel that offers good eats for starting the day. Will stay here again for sure.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled on business
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RiverNorthHotel, Manager at Best Western River North Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded September 30, 2013

Thank you for your review. I'm so pleased to see you enjoyed your stay and got to take advantage of a lot that we offer. We love making a difference in people's stays in Chicago and we hope to see you again in the future!

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Reviewed September 17, 2013

Excellent place to stay in Chicago . . . in the heart of everything. Walkable distance to events, shopping meals. We stay here nearly everytime we are in Chicago...only time we don't is when they are booked.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 16, 2013

My two girl friends, my 3 years old daughter and I are first time visit Chicago. The hotel has really convenient location and free parking. If you have baby or little kids in your family. The location is easy to walking around in the city(in river north area) and walk to take subway or bus. Free parking is easy to carrying all kid stuff to hotel and save your money.

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RiverNorthHotel, Manager at Best Western River North Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded September 17, 2013

Thank you for submitting a review. We're so glad you enjoyed your stay and found our amenities convenient. The next time around, be sure to ask our Front Desk about kid-friendly attractions in our area and we'd be happy to help you get the most out of your time in the city.

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Reviewed September 16, 2013

We have been coming to Chicago for many years and stay here when ever we can. The location is convenient to the Loop, Michigan Ave and any place you want to eat. Not the flashest hotel but it is CLEAN and staff is friendly. My wife likes the parking since you car is accessible for putting shoping packages away and not taking them to the room. The bar is friendly and comfortable.

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Reviewed September 15, 2013

Great location, very clean, comfortable rooms. The best part is the service. The front desk personnel will go above and beyond to fulfill any requests. So a special thank you to Nikita, Michelle and Amanda for making our stay special.

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Address: 125 W Ohio St, Chicago, IL 60654-4410
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Location: United States > Illinois > Chicago > Near North Side
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#13 Best Value Hotel in Chicago
#54 Family Hotel in Chicago
#80 Romantic Hotel in Chicago
#97 Business Hotel in Chicago
Price Range: $89 - $270 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Best Western River North Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 150
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Experience the Windy City from the only downtown Chicago hotel that offers deeply discounted parking and convenient location just minutes from Michigan Avenue and Navy Pier! The award-winning BEST WESTERN River North Hotel is an affordable and convenient choice for business and leisure travelers alike. Offering great rates, this downtown Chicago hotel makes it easy to explore the city's most famous attractions, from Navy Pier to Sears Tower. World-class shopping along Michigan Avenue's Magnificent Mile is just six blocks away. Some of Chicago's most famous museums are less than two miles away, and visitors of all ages delight in exploring Shedd Aquarium, the Adler Planetarium and the Field Museum of Natural History. And what visit to Chicago is complete without a ball game? Whether its baseball, basketball or football, this Chicago BEST WESTERN is within five miles of Wrigley Field, Soldier Field, The United Center and US Cellular Field. In addition to deeply discounted parking in downtown Chicago, business travelers appreciate that this Chicago hotel is conveniently located near educational, medial and machinery businesses, the Chicago Financial District, and the Chicago Loop Business District. Chicago O'Hare International Airport is just 12 miles away from this Chicago hotel.The BEST WESTERN River North Hotel is known for its great service, friendly staff, cleanliness and amenities that make guests feel at home. Our nicely appointed rooms and suites offer cable TV with HBO(R), free high-speed Wi-Fi, room service, a coffee maker and much more. After a busy day in the bustling city, guests at this Chicago hotel can enjoy a deep-dish pizza at our onsite restaurant, take a dip in our indoor pool, or relax on the sun deck and take in the marvelous city views. ... more   less 
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