Spent a night using Marriott points for a king with sofabed room and were pleasantly surprised to find that we received a corner room with tons of floor-to-ceiling windows offering a fabulous view of the city. (We were on the 12th floor, so I can imagine it would be even better on higher floors).
The hotel offers a standard Residence Inn accommodation with a kitchen with granite counter, spacious bathroom with glass shower, and bed(s)/sofabed. Our room was clean and updated, and quiet from hotel noises. (This IS Chicago, however, so sirens are a part of life and may or may not occur during your stay. A firehouse is located a block away, but we were not disturbed by sirens any more than any other hotel we've stayed at in the Magnificent Mile/River North/Gold Coast area). Self-park at the attached Kenzie St. garage is $47/night for hotel guests and you can access hotel directly from parking garage.
Ismeta was a treasure at breakfast (as I see other reviewers have noted!) and was even so helpful to pack us a snack-pack for the road with fruit and muffins.
Only one drawback that might be helpful to readers is the location: If you are wanting to be right on Michigan Ave or right next to it, this hotel is a few blocks inland from the Magnificent Mile. It wasn't a problem for us, but other travelers might want to be closer to the 'action' and this might not be an ideal location for them.
Highly recommended hotel for a clean, spacious room with free breakfast in the River North neighborhood! We will return on our next visit to the Windy City!
- 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