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Wyndham Grand Chicago Riverfront
Ranked #72 of 191 Hotels in Chicago
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Reviewed November 6, 2012

Hotel 71 is the perfect opportunity to enjoy boutique accommodations in a fabulous location along the River, just steps from Michigan Avenue's "Magnificent Mile" shopping. The hotel has become our favorite for the annual "Greening of the River" at St. Patrick's Day, which takes place between the Michigan and Wabash avenue bridges, right in front of the hotel. An easy walk to Near North's wonderful dining offers a wide selection, from Portillo's and the Billy Goat Tavern, to Numero Uno and Lou Malnati's, to Gibson's and Quartino. Food is never hard to find! Millenium Park and State Street are blocks to the south, Lincoln Park Zoo and Navy Pier are a short taxi ride to the north.

The hotel itself offers an inviting, social lobby, friendly staff, and plenty of elevators. The hotel's restaurant is Hoyt's, an American Bistro offering contemporary cuisine and a lively bar atmosphere. Rooms are spacious and well-appointed at unexpectedly affordable prices. Views of the River are unmatched.

I enthusiastically recommend Hotel 71 and will enjoy its convenience and luxuries again soon!

Room Tip: The lower floors have been recently remodeled. Book a Premier River King on one of the higher floor...
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  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 5, 2012 via mobile

Great hotel. Spacious rooms could be laid out better but I couldn't believe the size of a city room! Walking distance to most tourist locations and blocks from the trains. Did not dine in the restaurant but there are many near by (south water kitchen was awesome) Can't wait to go back.

  • Stayed: October 2012
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Reviewed November 5, 2012

We Loved this hotel!! Stayed here for the weekend with my hubby! Close to to Michigan Ave, walking distance to all the shops and restaurants. Beautiful skyline of the city .. Would definitely stay here again!!

  • Stayed: November 2012
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Reviewed November 5, 2012

I've stayed here several times over the past 10 years and it seems to be better each time. Great location without the name brand cost of properties on the same block. Staff is top notch. I know I can stay here and not get any unexpected surprises.

Room Tip: Make sure you ask/get a 'River Side' room.
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  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed November 5, 2012

The location right on the Chicago River and a block from Michigan Avenue is perfect. The front desk staff was very friendly and upgraded my room at no charge. Great view of the River and city. Room had a refrigerator and free wi-fi which you don't usually find in high end hotels. Very nice place to stay and would definitely recommend it.

Room Tip: Ask for upgrade if it is available. River View is nice.
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  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed November 3, 2012

I booked at hotel 71 because of its location and the winter season discount they offered. Very friendly and professional staff at the front desk.
Our room was very nice and modern. Great view, especially at night. Few steps away from walking by the lake, 15 mins walking distance to North Michigan avenue. The bathroom was modern and very clean-- towels were changed daily. Bed was super comfy. The bar in the hotel was good, bartenders are very friendly. We really wished we could stay longer.
Places to visit: Blue chicago, Pitorino's restaurant, John Hancock observatory.

Room Tip: Lake view-- need to pay a little more for that, but so worth it!
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  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed October 31, 2012

Incredible view out our 23rd floor room. We left the curtains open the entire stay, both night and day views were spectacular. Lunch at the hotel was excellent but on the pricy side. Nice breakfast spot two doors down. Took city tour in the double decker bus. Must see the show millionaire quartet! Everything is close, would stay at hotel again, very friendly staff.

Stayed: October 2012
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Additional Information about Wyndham Grand Chicago Riverfront

Address: 71 E. Wacker dr, Chicago, IL 60601-3755
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Location: United States > Illinois > Chicago
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#22 Spa Hotel in Chicago
#29 Romantic Hotel in Chicago
#30 Green Hotel in Chicago
#33 Family Hotel in Chicago
#44 Luxury Hotel in Chicago
#66 Business Hotel in Chicago
Price Range: $120 - $416 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Wyndham Grand Chicago Riverfront 4*
Number of rooms: 334
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Wyndham Grand Chicago Riverfront boasts an unrivaled location in the heart of the city--where the Chicago River and North Michigan Avenue meet. Freshly renovated, the hotel updated guest rooms, 24-hour complimentary fitness and business centers, and Hoyt's Chicago-an in-house restaurant located on the lobby level of the hotel. This all-day dining venue features culinary delights inspired by Midwestern tastes and locally grown produce. Whether you're visiting Chicago for business or leisure purposes, you'll find yourself within minutes of your destination--the Loop, Michigan Avenue, Millennium Park, Navy Pier, the River North District and more. ... more   less 
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