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Best Western River North Hotel
Ranked #92 of 191 Hotels in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed December 13, 2009

The hotel is in a great and safe location, in the middle of the restaurant area and a 15-20 minute walk to attractions. The staff are friendly and efficient. The hotel provides free parking and wi-fi, and also has a free large heated indoor pool and gym. We were upgraded to a suite that was spacious and very clean. Great value for money and we would recommend the hotel to anyone.

  • Stayed: December 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 1, 2009

The hotel is in a great location. It's right in the middle of downtown and just a few blocks from the subway ("L train"). There are a lot of restaurants nearby. I got a free upgrade to a suite because I printed a coupon from the hotel's website just before my stay. The room was large, clean, and had a refrigerator. Aside from the older model TV in the room that didn't have a great picture, I have nothing bad to say. The hotel has free internet access in the lobby (sometimes there's a short wait). Rooms that face the street have a nice view, but you can hear some noise. I would stay here again.

  • Stayed: November 2009, traveled on business
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Reviewed December 1, 2009

We always stay at River North. Great location and value compared with anyother lodging in The Loop or North River. A dated fascility but well worth it. If you like the Tavistock in London or other modest hotels in Europe and around the world, this is the place for you. We would rather spend more money on seeing the sights than spending more on a hotel where all we want is a place to sleep. The staff is very professional and friendly. Free parking is a great deal and the hotel is walking distance to most major sites. On balance, excellent.

  • Stayed: November 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 19, 2009

With a web coupon, we got upgraded to a suite--large and roomy. All plumbing worked great and had hot water. WiFi not great. Room temp hard to get right, but had no noise from neighbors or the street. Skip the pizza and walk 3 blocks to Gino's East for great Chicago deep-dish. Large swimming pool--big enough to really swim. Helpful front desk, and free parking a big plus. We got a great car rental, so had the options of walking, driving, or a CTA pass--and we did all three.

  • Stayed: November 2009, traveled on business
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Reviewed November 6, 2009

I have traveled to Chicago on several occasions and River North is truly one of the better hotels in the downtown area. The rooms have always been clean and tidy with comfortable beds and you can't beat the free parking. Also the location is amazing. There are plenty of restaurants, grocery stores, and Michigan Ave. within walking distance. The staff was always very courteous and helpful with directions as well as buses to take to get to attractions that were too far to walk to in the cold March weather. After sampling many different hotels downtown, River North has been one of the most consistent and comfortable to stay at and I would recommend it. It is nothing extravagant, but it is certainly better than most.

  • Stayed: March 2006
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Reviewed September 18, 2009

Time and time again I return to this hotel when traveling on business. The location is awesome with many wonderful restaurants and bars within walking distance. The rooms are kept clean and the maids do a good job of freshening them up daily. I also looked at their website and found a coupon to be upgraded to a suite for free which was a nice plus as the room was more spacious and included a refrigerator and a small couch, chair, and table area. Bathroom was nice and clean, bed was comfortable, can't complain about much. It is a little annoying to navigate as the hotel is in two building and only connects on the 4th floor. Also shower pressure and temperature wasn't great and I found it difficult to get the thermostat on a good temperature and was constantly adjusting. Staff is nice and helpful and parking is free which is a good cost savings if you have a car. The hotel isn’t perfect and the hallways are semi-dated but the rooms are refreshed, comfortable, and clean. I’ll be back.

  • Stayed: September 2009, traveled on business
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Reviewed August 18, 2009

Stayed here for 2 nights with husband and two young children. Hotel very conveniently located, although we did do loads of walking! It took a good half hour to reach various attractions: the Navy Pier, Sears Tower, beaches; which was fine for adults but kids got extremely tired! Hotel staff were friendly and helpful, breakfast was good and reasonably priced, and the pool was a real bonus with small children! However, there was no fridge in the room, bring your own or you can hire one for $10 per night. Also, ignorant and mindless fellow hotel guests let down this hotel by being extremely noisy on our second night. The people residing above us sounded like they were having a party at 3am - lots of creaky floor/bed noises, banging around and raised voices above our heads for a good hour or so at 3am!!! And another party were shouting and laughing in the corrider outside our room around that time. I was very annoyed and frustrated but didnt make a fuss as I had two small children in my room. I suppose you get these types whatever hotel you stay in, but it is all very annoying - why are some people like that?!!!. Apart from these mindless people, the stay was fine and I would definitely recommend it.

  • Stayed: August 2009, traveled with family
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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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