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BEST WESTERN River North Hotel
Ranked #102 of 187 Hotels in Chicago
Mississauga Canada
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7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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“Great Location for food and red line”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2006

This hotel is small and intimate. There are over 40 restaurants within walking distance including Rock 'n Roll McDonalds across the street. The double decker tours stops right at the McDonalds. There is also a 6 floor sports store on the next corner. A great destination for sports lovers.
The king size bed was very comfortable and there was a lot of room to spread out in the room. Didn't try the on site restaurnat, there were too many other choices. Overall, we loved Chicago. We took the subway to the Cubs and White Sox games. Very friendly city with lots to do but not spread out too much. The city and the hotel are on my list of place to go again.

  • Liked — location
  • Disliked — only one elevator
  • Tips/Secrets — so many restaurants, so little time
  • Stayed August 2006, traveled with family
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St. Paul, MN
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2006

We were here for 4 nights last week. This is our second time there. We can't say enough nice things about this place. It is old looking but our room although small was comfortable as we were rarely there except to sleep. The beds are comfortable even though they were just doubles. The staff are great. I never encountered a crabby person. The pool is a nice break. It would be nice if they had a hot tub though after walking so much all day. The free parking is a great perk. I am impressed by the attendants and how they can park all those cars so well. We will always stay here on our trips to Chicago. It has a wonderful location, too. Near so many good restaurants.

  • Liked — the free parking and the staff
  • Disliked — no hot tub and double beds instead of queen
  • Tips/Secrets — pick this place. It is close to everything
  • Stayed August 2006, traveled with family
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4 Thank 2gothere
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Iowa City, Ia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2006

The Best Western River North is a wonderful secret. The rooms were spacious, clean, and staff was very helpful and friendly. For a mere $120.00 a night, we enjoyed a full cooked breakfast, wonderful room and free parking. I highly recommend staying here!!

  • Liked — price!
  • Disliked — nothing
  • Tips/Secrets — book it far in advance directly to hotel
  • Stayed June 2006, traveled with family
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2 Thank mimigirl50
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St. Peters, MO
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2006

We booked in advance and got decent rates for a major summer holiday week stay. Stayed in a King Room, plenty of room to move around, beds are nice, very clean, vanity and sink are not in the same room as the shower and toilet. Toilet area is small, but vanity area is more roomy. Staff friendly and nice to us. Rooms were cleaned everyday. Coffee and fruit are available in lobby in the morning, but try the restr. in the hotel, the breakfast food there is very good. Nice little bar in hotel too. Good location, close to public transportation stops. I think it's a long walk from the hotel to places like Navy Pier and Magnificint MIle considering you'll be walking a lot when you arrive at these places. In short walking distances to lots of places to eat, in all price ranges. Free parking at hotel. An attendent is there to direct you or help you. Getting to pool can be tricky if not staying in the building that has the pool. If staying on second floor, go to 4th floor and change elevators to get to pool. Pool is big and nice, but water is a little chilly. The outside deck has a super nice view of the chicago skyline. Lots of sunshine and there is nice patio furniture on it. Great place to relax after site seeing all day. Pool attendents monitor the area. Towels are available at the pool. Also changing rooms and bathrooms for guest are in the pool/workout area. No glass allowed, so don't take bottled beverages to the pool. I recommend this hotel, very clean, good location, free parking, nice staff.

Stayed July 2006
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Waterford, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2006

Stayed for nine nights. Very central location, staff helpful and friendly. Rooms are basic but good size and very clean. Breakfast is good.

  • Stayed June 2006
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Property: BEST WESTERN River North Hotel
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:
#66 Family Hotel in Chicago
#80 Romantic Hotel in Chicago
#97 Business Hotel in Chicago
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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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