We had the corner Studio Suite with a king size bed and a pull out sofa bed. The bed was very comfortable. The room had a view from two different sides of Chicago. It looked very nice at night. The room was very clean and updated. The room also had a small kitchen that included a small stove, refrigerator, cabinets, microwave, utensils, pots, pans, cups, coffee machine, and a sink. The room also had a little desk area with chairs and offered free wifi. The bathroom area is shower only (with a glass door that looked pretty nice) and had a toilet. The bathroom sink area is right next to the bathroom area and can be separated by the bathroom door so a person could take care of business without disturbing someone else who would like brush their teeth or hair. The sink had three drawers, very well lit, large mirror, and electrical outlet.
The only downside to this room is that it is very small. I would recommend this room for two people only. If you do come with three or more be prepared to have no privacy because the fold out sofa bed is right by the foot of the king size bed. When the sofa bed is open there is about 3-4 inches from the bed to the sofa bed.
The hotel does offer parking. A person could either park themselves for $38 or have valet do it for $48. We chose valet just for the convenience. It was nice to come out of the hotel and have our car waiting for us.
Breakfast everyday was a treat. The hostess was so pleasant. She greeted each and every person everyday. She made her rounds to every table just to ask how everything was. It really made the start of your day in Chicago. The breakfast area was a buffet style breakfast and offered a wide variety of breakfast foods. It offered eggs (two different styles), sausage patties, French toast, pancakes, cereals, bagels, pastries, hash brown like potatoes, waffles (made on the spot), jellies, cream cheese, butter, coffee, apple juice, orange juice, milk, fruit, and I am sure I am missing a couple of other things. The place does get filled-up pretty quickly. I would recommend coming early if you have four or more in your party.
Dinner time around the hotel is great too. There are so many places to eat around the hotel. We went to an Italian restaurant (about ten min from hotel) that when you ordered one entrée they gave you another entrée to take home with you. It was crazy. It was like two for one and the price was very reasonable.
All in all, this hotel was very nice, clean, and affordable. It comes with a variety of amenities. We really enjoyed our stay. We will be back.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The newly-renovated Residence Inn Chicago Downtown River North located just north of the Loop, offers pet-friendly suites and convenient perks in the heart of downtown. Our Chicago River North hotel is only minutes from the Magnificent Mile, Navy Pier, Shedd Aquarium and the Museum of Science & Industry. Surrounded by Chicago's best restaurants, every appetite will be satisfied. If you don't feel like dining out, we offer room service from Hub 51 by Lettuce Entertain You, or you can hit the brand new, Holloway's Bar in the lobby. Each suite also has a fully-equipped kitchen with all the cooking necessities. Our newly-renovated suites also have flat-screen HD TVs, free WiFi and 50% more space than traditional hotel rooms featuring brand new mattresses + linens, new carpeting and stylish new pull-out sofas. Take advantage of full-service amenities such as valet/self-parking options, free breakfast, 24-hour gym, or top-floor indoor pool & hot tub with fantastic city views. Enjoy the value of the Residence Inn brand in vibrant downtown Chicago. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Residence Inn Chicago Downtown / River North Hotel Chicago
- Chicago Residence Inn