River Hotel - Chicago

75 East Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL, United States, 60601show map
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SuperbBased on  695 reviews
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
Wi-Fi
Parking

USD 53 per day

Luggage storage
24-hour services

Late check-in/ -out

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Restaurant

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness centre

Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

Laundry

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness centre

Services

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

Dining

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

Business

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

Spa & Leisure

  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Leisure/ TV room

Room features

  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Connecting rooms
  • Sitting area
  • Terrace
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Ironing facilities

Bathroom

  • Free toiletries

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor
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Good to know
Check-infrom 15:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsThere are no extra beds provided in a room. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Rooms and availability

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Location
  • Nearby
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  • City landmarks
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Getting around
Airports
Midway (MDW)9.6 mi
Train
Millenium Station1700 ft
Millennium Station1700 ft
Underground
LaSalle "L" Station (Blue Line)5000 ft
Bus
Bus stop400 ft
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Reviews
8.4
SuperbBased on  695  reviews
  • 8.8
    Superb

    Spacious room with mini-kitchen, free wi-fi, free fax, free laundry and detergent. Comfortable mattress and linens. Good lighting. Helpful staff. Fabulous location. fair price

    We think our housekeeper was new, still learning her job

  • 9.2
    Superb

    The room was very efficient with plenty of closet and drawer space. Not large, but perfect since we didn't plan to spend much time in it. Very clean and with a visually appealing layout and color schemes as well. High quality materials were used throughout. We had room in the bathroom and cabinets for the fashions of 3 girlfriends!

    The stopper in the sink drain was "stuck" (broken from its lever). The custodian couldn't fix it, but I managed to pry it out with a paper clip! The lack of a plug did not bother us, but the fact that it was not discovered and fixed in a timely fashion before we arrived was a negative. They did offer to move us to a room with a street/river view, which was commendable, but a noisy location (par for this Chicago area). We stayed in our room in the back and it was blissfully quiet, a plus near Michigan Avenue! It also did not have a true "kitchenette" as advertised. It was a standard cabinet with refrigerator, microwave and coffee pot, but it worked well.

  • 5.8
    Guest rating

    The original room was too small so we had to upgrade. They call the new one suite..........no comment!!

  • 10.0
    Exclusive

    The price of the hotel was excellent. The room was up to date and very modern. We had no problems at all and everyone was very friendly. Also the location is perfect for the price you are paying. Would stay there again in a heartbeat!

  • 10.0
    Exclusive

    The room though very small was very clean, recently updated and very efficient.

  • 4.6
    Guest rating

    Location

    No smoking rooms even though one was requested. Bed was made poorly and had to switch rooms 3 times. No premium channels on TV had to vallet because there was no parking avalable near hotel In general I was very dissapointed in this hotel. For being a 4 star hotel, I expected much more. The Holiday Inn's I normally stay at are nicer than this hotel was. I feel like I did not get my money's worth out of this hotel

  • 7.4
    Very good

    The view from rooms in the tower were amazing! I did not have the chance to stay up there, but a friend did, and her views of the river were excellent.

  • 10.0
    Exclusive

    I ended up staying in the Club Quarters side of the hotel.

    It was fine; however, I strongly disliked the bath products. They smelled like an old lady - too flowery.

  • 10.0
    Exclusive

    I liked the view of the river that we had. Also the location to the Chicago Theater was awesome. The staff was very informative and nice.

    I had to go up two floors to get ice.

  • 9.2
    Superb

    The service was exceptional. Valet was very nice, check in and out took 20 seconds... combined. It was our first time in Chicago so we called the front desk to ask for help with things to do in the city and they were very helpful. Would definately stay again!

    Room was a little small but not really an issue.

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    The River Hotel is very well located, right by the river, opposite Trump Tower and sandwiched between Wabash and Michigan Avenues. The rooms were clean, comfortable and well equipped, by no means luxury but perfectly adequate.

    Everything was fine, no complaints.

  • 5.4
    Guest rating

    The valet service was one of the worst I have ever seen. It took over 2hrs to retrive my car. I was even asked if I could walk over 2blocks on a very cold day to get my car because they were so busy.

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    Great location, excellent & friendly staff, the room (double suite) was nice and comfortable with a well equipped kitchenette, quick check-out.

    Not having a hotel specific dinning room for breakfast, too few toiletries.

  • 5.8
    Guest rating

    The location was close to the venue that we were going.

    The rooms were ridicoulously small. It was like a college dorm.

  • 8.8
    Superb

    The hotel is situated close to the shopping and close to the Finance district so for us it ticked all the right boxes - the rooms were great and the hotel staff just fantastic - would go there again anytime

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Highlights
8
SuperbBased on  695 reviews
Good to know
Check-infrom 15:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsThere are no extra beds provided in a room. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
Cancellation
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Getting around
Airports
Midway (MDW)9.6 mi
Train
Millenium Station1700 ft
Millennium Station1700 ft
Underground
LaSalle "L" Station (Blue Line)5000 ft
Bus
Bus stop400 ft
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