River Hotel - Chicago

75 East Wacker Drive, Chicago, Illinois, United States, 60601  show map
 4 stars
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River Hotel - Chicago

Wi-Fi
Parking

USD 53 per day

Luggage storage
24-hour

Late check-in/ -out

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Restaurant

Coffee shop

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness center

Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

Spa and relaxation

Health club

Verified Reviews:

  • Service was good - Free wireless connection
  • Tiny bathroom - Good value - Superb view
  • Parking is expensive - Free bottled water - Comfortable bed
  • Nice bar - Rooms are small - Nice breakfast
  • Perfect location - Contemporary rooms - Friendly staff

Overview

The 4-star River Hotel lies within 2.9 km from Soldier Field. The hotel occupies 41 floors and was renovated in 2012.

The property is about 25 minutes' walk of Shedd Aquarium. Guests can get to Chicago city center, which is 2 km away.

There are shops and boutiques within a quick reach of the hotel.

Easily accessible from LaSalle \"L\" (Blue Line) subway station. Midway airport is approximately 25 minutes' drive away.

Rooms

River Hotel offers non-smoking rooms with climate control, high-speed internet, a laptop-size safe, a dining area and a work desk as well as a microwave, coffee/tea makers and a fridge. The rooms look on to the terrace. Bathrooms are appointed with a shower, a magnifying mirror and free toiletries.

Eat & Drink

Breakfast is offered in the restaurant every morning. The property features an authentic restaurant serving local dishes. Guests can try tea, refreshments and coffee served in the café bar. Einstein Brothers Bagels and The Purple Pig are situated in a recreational area, about 100 meters from the venue.

A full breakfast is served at affordable prices. 

Services

A business centre, a conference room and a photocopier are also offered at the hotel.

Relax

Active travelers will appreciate a gym and a fitness center available on site.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Private parking is possible at a location nearby at USD 53 per day.

Year renovated:   2012.  Number of floors:   41.  Number of rooms:   121.

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Facilities

General

  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • Late check-in/ -out
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • No pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Wheelchair access
  • 24-hour security
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Coffee shop
  • Vending machines
  • Ice machine

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center

Services

  • 24-hour room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Self-service laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Wake up service
  • Grocery shopping service
  • Newspaper service
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Catering service
  • Free breakfast

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Business services
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available

Leisure facilities

  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Leisure/ TV room
  • Health club

Room facilities

  • Individual air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Connecting rooms
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Terrace
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Bottled water
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Shared bathroom
  • Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Room toiletries

Bedroom

  • Premium bedding

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 3 pm FREE
Check-out until 12 pm FREE

Children and extra beds

One child
0 - 2 years
Crib FREE
Existing bedding FREE
All children
3 - 12 years
Existing bedding FREE
Extra bed USD 20
Children above
12 years or adults
Extra bed USD 20
There are no extra beds provided in a room. 
Maximum capacity of cribs and extra beds depends on the room you book. Please check room details before you make a reservation.

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

75 East Wacker Drive, Chicago, Illinois, United States, 60601

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City Center
  • Chicago
    4000 ft
Airports
Train Stations
  • Millenium Station
    1700 ft
  • Millennium Station
    1700 ft
Underground stations
  • LaSalle "L" Station (Blue Line)
    5000 ft
  • Bus stop
    400 ft
Restaurants
  • Bella Bacino's (cuisine: Italian)
    100 ft
  • Hoyt's Tavern (cuisine: American)
    100 ft
Parks
  • Grant Park
    1700 ft
  • Daley Bicentennial Plaza
    2000 ft
Beaches
  • North Avenue Beach
    3600 ft
  • Ohio Street Beach
    4100 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2012
  • Number of floors:
    41
  • Number of rooms:
    121

Rooms and availability

Contemporary Two-Bedroom Loft Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Queen-size bed

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Room Description:

Contemporary, loft style non-smoking suite with two distinct sleeping areas, each with queen bed, two bathrooms, and living area with sofa bed, kitchenette, desk with ergonomic chair, free WiFi, iPod docking station, coffee/tea maker. Self adjusting HVAC units. Extra blankets, hypo-allergenic pillows, ambient sound machines, air purifiers and better sleep kits with aroma-therapy and sleep masks are available. Unlimited chilled purified bottled water, and use of fitness center and laundry facilities are included in room rate. Exercise equipment may be delivered to guest rooms upon request. Multi-menu in room dining is available. Refrigerator and microwave may be available upon request.

River Hotel photos Exterior Hotel information
Standard Room
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Double beds

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  • General:Safe deposit box
  • Bedding:Luxury linens
  • Media:Television
Room Description:

37in Flat Screen Hdtv / Comp Fitness Center, Serenity Bed / Luxury Linens / In Room Safe

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One-Bedroom Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Queen-size bed and 1 Sofa bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Safe deposit box
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Carpeted floor
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
  • iPod docking station
  • Radio
Room Description:

TWO ROOM SUITE WITH KITCHENETTE -NON-SMOKING 2- ROOM SUITE WITH 1 BEDROOM, LIVING ROOM WITH

Family Room
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Double beds

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Superior Queen Room
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Queen-size bed, 2 Double beds

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Spacious Two-Bedroom Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

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Room Description:

Spacious suite features 2 sleeping areas, 2 bathrooms, 2 flat-screen HDTVs and a kitchenette. Premium bedding and an iPod dock are also provided. Please note that the room rate is based on 2 guests. Maximum occupancy is 4 guests (see Hotel Policies)

River Hotel photos Exterior Hotel information
Executive Two-Bedroom Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Private bathroom
    • + More
  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Living room
  • Modern furniture
  • Printer
  • Telephone
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Wet bar
  • Media:LCD TV
Room Description:

For the ultimate in thoughtful design, these spacious, 865 square foot Executive Suites include a two bedroom/two bathroom suite with living room and kitchenette (350 sq ft) as well as an adjoining private office (515 sq ft) with modern furniture accommodating up to 12 people conference style, half bathroom, wet bar with sink, refrigerator, coffee maker, and 55” LCD TV with projection capabilities, Wi-Fi enabled printer and Polycom conference phone

River Hotel Location

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What's nearby

Places of interest

  • Chicago Vietnam Veterans Memorial400 ft
  • Marina City700 ft
  • Wrigley Building700 ft

Amusement

  • Walt Disney Attractions700 ft
  • Amf Bowl Marina City Lanes700 ft

Monuments and Landmarks

Museums

  • Bridgehouse and Chicago River Museum400 ft
  • Arts and Business Council700 ft
  • Chicago Athenaeum at Schamburg700 ft
  • Illinois Alliance For Arts ED700 ft
  • Illinois Art Alliance700 ft
  • Gallery 371000 ft

Halls

  • Chicago Theater1000 ft

Universities, Institutes

  • Marquette University400 ft
  • Insti-Clinical Social Work400 ft
  • Taylor Business Institute700 ft
  • Scupe700 ft
  • Realtors Real Estate School700 ft
  • Printing Industry of Illinois700 ft
  • Career Academy Inc700 ft
  • Career Works Inc700 ft
  • Harold Washington Library700 ft
  • Literacy Chicago700 ft

Theaters

Food and meals

  • The Wit Hotel Roof Top Bar700 ft

College Campuses

Local attractions

  • Navy Pier5100 ft
    600 E Grand Ave
  • Navy Pier Festival Hall Complex5100 ft
    600 E Grand Ave
  • Chicago Shakespeare Theater on Navy Pier1.0 mi
    800 E. Grand Ave, Chicago
  • Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership5100 ft
    610 S Michigan Ave
  • Union Station5300 ft
    210 S. Canal Street, Chicago

Near the hotel

  • North Michigan Avenue300 ft
    Chicago, IL
  • Chicago Riverwalk500 ft
    100 E. Wacker Drive
  • The McCormick Bridgehouse & Chicago River Museum500 ft
    376 N Michigan Ave
  • Chicago Opera Theater800 ft
    205 E. Randolph Dr, Chicago
  • Fannie May400 ft
    343 N Michigan Ave
  • Millennium Park2100 ft
    201 East Randolph Street Between Michigan Avenue & Columbus Avenue
  • Carbide and Carbon Building 700 ft
    230 North Michigan Ave

Restaurants nearby

  • Bella Bacino's100 ft

    Address: 75 E Wacker Dr
    Phone: (312) 263-2350

    73% likes this, based on 207 reviews
    Cuisine: Italian
    Price Range: USD 21 - USD 30

  • Chipotle Mexican Grill200 ft

    Address: 316 N Michigan Ave
    Phone: 312-578-0950

    66% likes this, based on 69 reviews
    Cuisine: Mexican

  • Morton's The Steakhouse - Chicago - Wacker Place400 ft

    Address: 65 East Wacker Place
    Phone: 3122010410

    70% likes this, based on 153 reviews
    Price Range: USD 60 - USD 80

  • Hoyt's Tavern100 ft

    Address: 71 East Wacker Drive
    Phone: (312) 346-7100

    73% likes this, based on 41 reviews
    Cuisine: American
    Price Range: USD 30 - USD 31

  • Einstein Brothers Bagels200 ft

    Address: 55 E Wacker Dr
    Phone: (312) 332-9888

    76% likes this, based on 32 reviews

Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2012
  • Number of floors:
    41
  • Number of rooms:
    121

River Hotel Reviews

Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at River Hotel

Average guest rating

8.4out of 10
Superb
Based on 575 reviews

Guest reviews

  • Older travelers
    6.2

    The location was excellent; near to restaurants, shopping, night life, the lakefront. The staff was very friendly & helpful.

    Hmmmmm, to begin: Room #907 might have been the room with the worst view of any room in the Hotel. The air conditioning was loud and the vent was pointed directly at the bed.....the combination of these two factors made for a very difficult night's sleep. The shower had very low pressure and the water trickled out of the shower head. The sliding bathroom door seemed to be off of its hinges and it hadn't been cleaned or dusted for quite a long time.

  • Single
    9.6

    Really great location for the price, room was small but perfect for a me (solo traveler on business). I really enjoyed the bottled water dispensers on my floor. Very nice touch.

    Small point of contention, but the low-flow water in the toilet and shower were a little inadequate. Hardly any pressure on either, while environmentally friendly, could lead to issues for some.

  • Single
    8.2

    The hotel is very well located near the most popular attractions. The room is little, but clean and very comfortable.

    Staff was not really interested in providing tourism information nor did they have proper documentation regarding the attractions. And, I forgot a silver ring in my room and they could not find it 5 hours later when I called... We can doubt about their honesty...

  • Older travelers
    8.8

    The location of the hotel is excellent for being on vacation & to bet to everything in the city. The upgraded rooms are much more desirable than the rooms that have not been renovated. We had that experience but the staff were kind enough to change our room the second day we were there. The patio resetaurant at the front is a nice bonus.

    Our first night we were in a room taht had a terrible bed. It squeaked everytime one of us moved. The mattress was awful. The room was a little on the small sde for staying 4 days.

  • Family with children
    9.2

    Location was very good-close to Michigan Ave, parks, and the river (duh!). The beds were some of the best in a hotel -I'm now gonna have to get a feather pillow! Rooms were clean and very up-to-date.

    I didn't see a choice for heterosexual friendly on your question regarding how to describe the River Hotel- did I miss something!?!?

  • Older travelers
    6.6

    Location was good.

    Staff was pretty rude, unhelpful. Beware the River Hotel also has the name Club Quarters. Club Quaters prices are lower....do not book The River Hotel, book under Club Quarters for a cheaper rate. This does not make sense. We booked The River and everything in our room had cq name all over. Disapointed, hotel would not adjust our rate, so Booked.net went to bat for us and got us the difference

  • Older travelers
    9.6

    Great location, friendly staff and clean rooms.

    Rooms a little small but for location and price great place.

  • Family with children
    9.6

    quiet rooms, spacious, good price, clean,

  • Older travelers
    7.0

    The room had a modern decor, bed was comfortable, location was central to the two major parts of Chicago, Michigan Ave. and State St.

    The television was very small and difficult to see from the bed. The room was so tightly packed that we had to move furniture in order to be able to reach the bathroom from one side of the bed. The bed was too close to the wall on one side.

  • Couple
    7.4

    Beautiful historic building. Good location near to transport and many tourist areas. Really appreciated having a free laundry available in the hotel. Would definitely stay here again.

    Rear rooms have no views

  • Couple
    10.0

    The hotel is right across Chicago River and we did have a river view. The room was affordable and although modest in size, was completely furnished and effectively designed. It was also clean :)

    The room rate did not come with breakfast :(

  • Single
    8.2

    Location. Rooms were small but well laid out.

    As the property is quite old (rooms have been updated), the windows let in quite a bit of cold air and noise.

  • Older travelers
    8.4

    great area of the city close to just about everything

    rooms were small, but expected

  • Couple
    9.6

    The location is hard to beat. You are short walk from the Magnificent Mile and the Art Institute of Chicago as well as nearly every metro line (all except the blue). We were able to check-in early and check-out late (there is a fee involved for the late check-out). The room was clean and the hotel was quiet. A very nice experience, I would definitely stay there again.

    My only gripe involved the key card and the elevator. While it is a nice security feature (having to use your key card to access the other floors of the hotel), the card readers in the elevator do not work consistently. Several times I had to get a new card. I was finally told that the cards demagnetize when placed near credit cards or cell phones! I don't believe that because I had card not work in the elevator but work to get into the room. Regardless, it was a minor inconvenience but one I want to make everyone (and the hotel) aware of.

  • Couple
    8.2

    The location was fantastic, the river views were amazing and the staff were wonderful.

    We initially had a room at the club quarters side, and rear of hotel (11th floor) - it was noisy, but the hotel was happy to move us the following day, they were lovely people.

How to reach hotel

hotel River Hotel - Chicago Chicago location
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Hotel Address:

75 East Wacker Drive, Chicago, Illinois, United States, 60601

Get directions
City Center
  • Chicago
    4000 ft
Airports
Train Stations
  • Millenium Station
    1700 ft
  • Millennium Station
    1700 ft
Underground stations
  • LaSalle "L" Station (Blue Line)
    5000 ft
  • Bus stop
    400 ft
Restaurants
  • Bella Bacino's (cuisine: Italian)
    100 ft
  • Hoyt's Tavern (cuisine: American)
    100 ft
Parks
  • Grant Park
    1700 ft
  • Daley Bicentennial Plaza
    2000 ft
Beaches
  • North Avenue Beach
    3600 ft
  • Ohio Street Beach
    4100 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2012
  • Number of floors:
    41
  • Number of rooms:
    121