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“Great Location!!”
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River Hotel
Ranked #66 of 190 Hotels in Chicago
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melbourne
Level 6 Contributor
190 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Great Location!!”
Reviewed December 26, 2013

We booked pretty early for the 2 sleeping area + kitchenette room. Very spacious and comfortable. No views but with a location like this, we spent most of our time enjoying the outdoors rather than looking at it from a hotel window.
River Hotel is also known as Club Quarters and is fitted out for corporate/business travellers. Check in and out is seamless and quick. It has a well rated Italian Restaurant downstairs.
Location! Location! Location! We covered most of South Side and the Magnificent mile from this hotel on foot! The subway is about 5mins walk on Wabash or State, buses on Nth/Sth Michigan. We bused to the United Center for games on the Bus #20 at Madison/Wabash and came back on it on Washington/Wabash. How cool is that!
Will definitely come back!

Room Tip: Book Early!
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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Cincinnati
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Reviewed December 26, 2013

Stayed again at River Hotel/Club Quarters over the Christmas holiday.
I cannot offer enough praise!
Loved the physical facility, the staff, the location and even the parking attendants/bellmen.
Feels very elegant and upscale but the price was extremely reasonable.
The rooms are on the smaller side but cozy and clean. I actually like small rooms--they are efficient and neat.

And the location at Wacker near Michigan---how can you be more centrally located? Coffee shops and restaurants all over the place. Walk everywhere.

This is my second holiday at River Hotel and I plan for many many more stays.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled solo
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Lafayette, Indiana
1 review
Reviewed December 22, 2013

First off I want to thank Tania and Pedro for their excellent service . They were the best. They answered all our questions and made us feel very welcomed. The hotel is wonderful . We stayed in the 2 bed suite. The room was prefect having 4adults in the same room we never felt crowded due to the beds be separated by the living area. The 2 bathrooms were a big plus. I will tell everyone I know to stay at the River hotel when they are in Chicago.. we will be going back in the summer and staying here again

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed December 22, 2013

Clean room - carpet, bed, toilet. Comfy bed and pillows. Though room was a little small, it was enough for two. Great service at the front desk, friendly and helpful staff.
Vending machines and laundry available free of charge! There is also a coffee machine/bar on the second floor for guests!
Location was verygood as well, right in the centre and walking distance of most attractions
Overall, very enjoyable stay!

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed December 22, 2013

I stayed here with a friend for two nights. The staff was very friendly and the place was clean and felt safe. It is located right between the magnificent mile and the millennium park, which had many attractions worth going for a tourist.

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Toledo, Ohio
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Reviewed December 17, 2013

WOW!! Have stayed in over 2 dozen hotels in Chicago over the last 20 years and have never had a better stay. From Checkin to checkout was totally impressed. Pedro check us in and went out of his way to make the first time guest I had with me satisfied with her visit. For a modest fee we were upgraded to a larger room with a river view. The view out the window amazing. The room although small was one of the most comfortable I have ever stayed in and had the in room amenities I have found in no other hotels some 3 times the price. Have found my new home in downtown Chicago and will frequent this hotel in the future. It has my highest reccomendation for anyone wanting to have a great time in the Windy City.

Room Tip: Definitely ask for a River view. It was awesome.
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 15, 2013

We were going to my husbands work party downtown and decided to stay in a hotel overnight...I stumbled upon River Hotel because of the great rate on Orbitz and its proximity to the party...what a great decision.

The rooms were a bit small...but they dont claim to be big. They kinda reminded me of a stateroom on a cruise ship...but very comfy!

Pros:
Walking distance from the train...I took the Blue Line.
Walking distance to MANY MANY restaurants and shopping!
Great rates
Free, AWESOME, Coffee/latte/cappucino/pop in the lounge and comfy places to sit
Free bottled water via dispensers on each floor
Only able to access guest floors with a key
Great customer service...everyone was beyond nice!
Parking in the garage a short walk away for only $24 for the night!

Cons...but not really...just suggestions/observations...
It took a long time for our little room to heat up.
The desk "swivels" to make a table...but not without hitting the wall so the wall had a huge dinged up/shredded spot on it.
The valet hailed us a cab, but it would be nice to have that light thingee to signal a cab.

Thank you River Hotel...we will surely be staying with you again!

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: River Hotel
Address: 75 East Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL 60601-3756
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Location: United States > Illinois > Chicago > Downtown / The Loop
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#17 Best Value Hotel in Chicago
#38 Romantic Hotel in Chicago
#39 Luxury Hotel in Chicago
#48 Family Hotel in Chicago
#56 Business Hotel in Chicago
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — River Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 121
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
River Hotel Chicago
Club Quarters Chicago
Club Quarters Hotel Chicago
Club Quarters Wacker Michigan

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