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Wyndham Grand Chicago Riverfront
Ranked #64 of 189 Hotels in Chicago
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Washington, DC
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“Great Place, Location, and Amenities”
Reviewed April 23, 2014

The location of this hotel is one of the highlights, and even if you're driving, you can find a number of (somewhat) reasonable spots to park. Wonderful room, with the added bonus of a Keurig Coffee Maker and a fridge in the room! Made it much easier for a person like me who feels overwhelmed by the amount of food served in restaurants to just go and buy groceries through the day. Wonderful place that I would highly recommend.

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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled solo
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BobHolland-GM, General Manager at Wyndham Grand Chicago Riverfront, responded to this review, April 24, 2014
Dear Mspikes82--
Thank you so much for your wonderful review of your recent stay with us. We were so happy to have you and look forward to welcoming you back again very soon.

Warm Regards--
Bob Holland,
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Reviewed April 22, 2014

The location of the hotel is great. You can walk to shopping mall or theater in couple of minutes. The room is very clean and pleasingly large. The staff are always friendly and helpful. We love it so much.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
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BobHolland-GM, General Manager at Wyndham Grand Chicago Riverfront, responded to this review, April 24, 2014
Dear Nancy Z-
Thank you so much for letting us know how much you enjoyed your recent stay with us here in Chicago. We thank you for your kind words and hope to welcome you back again very soon!

Warm Regards-
Bob Holland,
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Reviewed April 22, 2014

I had a strange feeling of déjà vu when I first arrived at the Wyndham Grand Chicago, until I realized it used to be called the Hotel 71. (The old sign is at the top of the building.) I had once stayed here years ago.

As far as I can tell, very little has changed. The lobby still has this aging LED installation, now just at the tipping point between outdated and retro. My room seemed almost twenty years old, with dark wood furniture and old lamps throughout. I can't say this is a bad thing, just odd.

Everything still works fine. The room seemed clean, if awfully dark. Wi-fi was free and quite fast. Room service was surprisingly good, although very salty. And the cost was far less than what was asked at nearby hotels.

I would say at the Wyndham Grand again. It may be a bit outdated, but all the more comfortable for it.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled on business
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BobHolland-GM, General Manager at Wyndham Grand Chicago Riverfront, responded to this review, April 24, 2014
Dear Gridskipper--
Thank you for your comments and compliments regarding your recent stay with us. We're glad that you found your room comfortable and were pleased with the wifi. We thank you for staying with us and hope you'll choose us again in the future.

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Reviewed April 22, 2014

Stayed here while in Chicago for business. Outstanding location but sky high price for parking! Staff was friendly and attentive. The room I stayed in did not offer much of a view except if like to look at and old building being renovated!

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled on business
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BobHolland-GM, General Manager at Wyndham Grand Chicago Riverfront, responded to this review, April 24, 2014
Dear SBK91324-
Thank you so much for your comments regarding your recent stay with us. I am very pleased that you enjoyed your room and your stay. I do apologize if you found the parking cost to be unreasonable, but I do assure you that they are competitive due to our downtown location. There are alternative garages with in a reasonable distance that offer cheaper parking; our front desk staff would be happy to direct you to one during your next stay. We thank you for choosing the Wyndham Grand Chicago Riverfront-- we look forward to welcoming you back very soon.

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Bob Holland,
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Reviewed April 21, 2014 via mobile

Very nice hotel, good size room, river view as described, 24 hr gym handy as I was up earlier than expected with time difference so had energy to use it. Only downside is valet parking is overpriced and breakfast not included. Overall nice place to stay.

Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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BobHolland-GM, General Manager at Wyndham Grand Chicago Riverfront, responded to this review, April 23, 2014
Dear Kate M-
Thank you for your feedback regarding your recent stay with us. So pleased you got to use our fitness facility and that you enjoyed your stay. We thank you for choosing the Wyndham Grand Chicago Riverfront and look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

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Bob Holland,
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Property: Wyndham Grand Chicago Riverfront
Address: 71 East Upper Wacker Drive, 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:
#21 Spa Hotel in Chicago
#29 Romantic Hotel in Chicago
#29 Green Hotel in Chicago
#38 Family Hotel in Chicago
#39 Luxury Hotel in Chicago
#66 Business Hotel in Chicago
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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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