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Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza River North
Ranked #82 of 190 Hotels in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
naperville, il
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“GREAT WEEKEND GETAWAY”
Reviewed November 15, 2012

This was a great spot for a girl's weekend get away! It's a bit of a walk to get to Michigan Avenue but the stroll was, by no means, boring! Right along the Chicago River, it was scenic and the room was excellent - I had a corner room that was large, clean and updated. The bathroom was a bit bland but very clean as well! The front desk was helpful and courteous! I would recommend it in a heartbeat!

Room Tip: Ask for a corner room - on the southeast side - the views are spectacular!
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
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martplaza, General Manager at Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza River North, responded to this review, November 20, 2012
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We are so pleased that you enjoyed your visit and hope that you visit us again soon. We appreciate your review and will share your comments with our staff.
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Oakland Park, Florida, United States
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Reviewed November 13, 2012

This Hotel has a great location. It is connected to the Merchandise Mart Building, a office and shopping mall with a nice food court in case you're on the budget. It is located almos on Wacker Street ( by the river) and from there you can go to any Downtown Chicago has plenty restaurants and bars.

It also has a CTA metro/train station (Brown Line Mercandise Station) that can take you from/to the airports ( only one quick in Clark Station) so no need to take taxi to get there.

The view was great. I stayed in the 22nd floor in a very nice corner room with an incredible view. The room and the bathroom were very good. The concierge was very kind and helpful.

Room Tip: Corner rooms have a great view
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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martplaza, General Manager at Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza River North, responded to this review, November 14, 2012
Dear Recent Guest,
you’re review is so very appreciated. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your visit and hope you visit us again soon.
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Reviewed November 10, 2012 via mobile

A friend of mine suggested this hotel to us and she was right. The hotel is very nice with a view of the city. It was clean and the service was great. The price was reasonable. We also went to the restaurant / bar the food was very good. They also gave us suggestions on things to see and do along with restaurants that were within walking distance. Well be back!

  • Stayed November 2012
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martplaza, General Manager at Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza River North, responded to this review, November 13, 2012
Dear Recent Guest,
And, we look forward to your return. Thank you for your business and your kind review.
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Stuart, Florida
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Reviewed November 9, 2012

This Holiday Inn was very nice - the staff was very accommodating, the room was comfortable, and the views were stunning. The Cityscape Bar on the 15th floor was a good comfy spot for a drink overlooking Downtown Chicago.
Breakfast buffet offered a nice variety of standard fare. I ordered room service one night, and frankly, the chicken dinner I ordered left much to be desired. However, there are plenty of good restaurants within walking distance.
I also thought the room rates were reasonable for the quality.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
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martplaza, General Manager at Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza River North, responded to this review, November 10, 2012
Dear Recent Guest,
We appreciate your comments and hope that you will visit us again on your next trip.
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Shanghai
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Reviewed November 8, 2012

Stayed here three nights in early November. I found the Hotel to be conveniently located in central downtown. Public transportation was only a block away and taxi's were available all hours of the night. You must stop by and have a drink at the bar because it would be difficult to find a better view of the river and downtown Chicago.

In fact, that is this hotel's most endearing attribute "the view." If you don't get a room facing the river I don't see much point in choosing the Mart Plaza over any other hotel as I found the room rather utilitarian. However, the staff was pleasant and helpful when needed so, over all I rate this hotel somewhere between good and great.

Room Tip: Ask for a room with a river view.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank Justin S
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martplaza, General Manager at Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza River North, responded to this review, November 9, 2012
Dear Recent Guest,
Thank you so much for the wonderful review. We know that you have many choices in Chicago and appreciate your patronage. We will pass along the “good and great” to our staff.
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed November 6, 2012

Had a room facing the rivers and view was just great during the day, also looking at vehicles parked out front which was highlighted with the brilliant red/amber of the leaves as we went into Fall.But at night the whole of the city just came to light in a natural glow from all the all the lights.You must have a room with a river view.Short walk across the road to a great food hall all usual takeaways and The Loop rail service which can drop you off at 9 stations around the centre of Chicago. But lets not forget the Hotel usual high standard of Holiday Inn rooms great, service very good, the view from the Bar is also excellent pity the restaurant did not have the same view. Food of the standard expected from Holiday Inn.

Room Tip: Must have a room overlooking the river, worth the extra dollars
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed November 5, 2012

I LOVED my stay at the Holiday Inn Mart Plaza. There is so much to say. My room was great. The pool was great. The views were fantastic. The Cityscape Bar was phenomenal- not just the drinks, but the views- my pictures were amazing! The Italian-Asian Fusion restaurant was fantastic. It was one of the best meals of my stay - and I had a few good ones! I had the wild mushroom ragout with roasted polenta. It was amazing. I highly recommend it!
The fact that you can walk from the hotel across the street via walkway to the design building check out the coffee, smoothie, and breakfast spots and get onto the brown line without even going outside- so convenient. This was a wonderful and pleasant stay. I would recommend it in a heartbeat! The only con was having to pay $25.00 for a little frig in my room. When I travel for a few days, especially solo, I like to keep milk, cheese,wine,etc in my room.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
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martplaza, General Manager at Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza River North, responded to this review, November 6, 2012
Dear Recent Guest,

Thank you so much for staying with us. Thank you for the kind review, we are so pleased that you enjoyed your visit and look forward to welcoming you again.
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Property: Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza River North
Address: 350 West Mart Center Drive, Chicago, IL 60654
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Location: United States > Illinois > Chicago > Near North Side
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#77 Family Hotel in Chicago
#78 Romantic Hotel in Chicago
#80 Business Hotel in Chicago
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza River North 3.5*
Number of rooms: 521
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Enhance your family vacation, corporate travel, or romantic getaway by staying at the Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza River North. Located atop the Chicago Sun-Times building presenting the best views of the Windy City from a unique 15th floor atrium lobby, our full-service hotel welcomes you with 521 newly redesigned guestrooms and suites, stellar service, and premium amenities that are most comforting to both leisure and business travelers. Amenities includes complimentary Wi-Fi throughout guestrooms and lobby, LCD flat-screen TVs with cable, premium channel access, and Pay Per View movies, over sized work desk, heated indoor atrium pool, 24-hour fitness facility, complimentary business center, and Concierge services. Guests of the contemporary Mart Plaza will find themselves in the middle of downtown Chicago's bustling River North area offering the top restaurant and nightlife options, within walking distance of the Loop, the main business district, and Michigan Avenue, aka the "Magnificent Mile" where chic shops and restaurants abound. Walk across the fully enclosed pedway into the Merchandise Mart where you can ride a train to just about anywhere in the city, including attractions like Navy Pier and Millennium Park. Plan a visit to Chicago and let the Mart Plaza and our award-winning staff provide you with a memorable experience and lasting impression. The Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza River North is located 3 miles from Chicago's McCormick Convention Center, 12 miles from Midway International Airport, and 18 miles from O'Hare International Airport. ... more   less 
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