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River Hotel
Ranked #63 of 188 Hotels in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
Northern Illinois
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40 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“LOVE THIS HOTEL!! CONVENIENT TO DOWNTOWN SHOPPING AND GREAT VIEWS”
Reviewed 25 February 2012

A friend of mine and I stayed at the River Hotel on Wacker Drive on Friday February 24, 2012. We wanted to be close to Michigan St shopping, and we weren't disappointed. The hotel is within a block of Michigan St shopping, right across the street from the River, which made for a beautiful view from our 10th floor room at night. They have valet parking, which is cheap compared to most Chicago parking. They charge $35 for valet parking for $24 hours. I've seen parking in Chicago much higher.

The room itself was small, but beautifully decorated, well maintained, and clean. We didn't mind the size of the room because we spent very little time there. Also, you don't need to bring pillows from home because their pillows are the best pillows I've ever used in a hotel. Very nice and comfortable.

The staff was helpful, and we were able to check in very quickly.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 6 February 2012

I booked this hotel through hotwire and was very happily surprised. We wanted a room close to the Magnificent Mile and we could not have found a better location.

The entrance is tiny and the hotel does not appear to be great upon entering (turn right after the street entrance to find the clerks).

The room itself is quite small, but very nice and clean. The bath room was also small but very functional. The average day time temp was 90F and the hotel AC kept up very well. The bed was very comfortable and had nice linens. We also had a room on the 22nd floor and we treated to an amazing view of the drawbridges on the river.

They have recyclable water bottles and water filling stations throughout the building. Very handy for the hot weather we experienced!!

The hotel is close to great restaurants (the Pizza at the onsite hotel was excellent as was the service!).

We booked well ahead of time to get our deal ($150/night).

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  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2012

Rooms arent the biggest of size, however they are very neat and easily do the job. Best thing that I found about this hotel is the location is very central, it is an easy walk to transport or to the main part of the city. Staff were friendly. Bit on the expensive side of things for what you get, but I suppose the location makes up for most of that. I would stay here again if I went back to chicago

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with friends
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 January 2012

We were pleased with this hotel. It is in a great location as you can easily walk most places on either side of the river. We booked this hotel primarily because the parking was cheap compared with other hotels. The parking garage is secure and only a block away from the hotel.
The room was clean and looked like it had recently been refurbished. As noted in other reviews the rooms are on the small side but for the price and being located downtown in a big city that's to be expected. If you want a bigger room then you'll have to fork out more, but for my husband and I it was fine.
Perhaps given the time of year the hotel wasn't very full but we were very happy that we didn't experience noise from either the other rooms or the street.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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ontario, canada
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Reviewed 28 November 2011

Across the street/river from Trump Tower, close to Millenium Park, Magnificent Mile, Willis Tower, John Hancock Observatory and downtown shopping. We also walked to Shedd Aquarium and Navy Pier. The United Centre (hockey/basketball) was 6 miles so it was a short cab ride.
We had a suite since there was three of us and we needed the sofa bed.Great kitchenette with microwave and fridge.
Clean and comfortable, the staff was friendly and helpful. We'll definitely stay here next time we travel to Chicago.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about River Hotel

Property: River Hotel
Address: 75 East Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL 60601-3756
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Region: United States > Illinois > Chicago > Downtown / The Loop
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#38 Luxury Hotel in Chicago
#38 Romantic Hotel in Chicago
#48 Family Hotel in Chicago
#56 Business Hotel in Chicago
Price range (per night): ₹ 9,309 - ₹ 26,569
Hotel Class:4 star — River Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 121
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Step out of the River Hotel and into the stunning surroundings of Downtown Chicago. Shimmering skyscrapers tower over the Chicago River as Wacker Drive bends to meet the city’s most famous thoroughfare, Michigan Avenue the start of the Magnificent Mile. These sights sit just steps from the inviting accommodations of the River Hotel, a Downtown Chicago boutique hotel devoted to providing personal service and a helpful range of amenities for business and leisure travel alike. Our Michigan Avenue hotel boasts an array of thoughtful onsite amenities: instant registration and checkout, 24-hour concierge service, complimentary high-speed Internet access, a modern fitness center, chilled, purified bottled water, and three state-of-the-art meeting rooms make for a seamless business travel experience. Savor authentic Italian cuisine and fabulous deep dish pizza at the onsite restaurant, Bella Bacino’s Italian Bistro & Pizzeria. The Chicago River Hotel offers everything you need in the heart of it all. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
River Hotel Chicago
Club Quarters Chicago
Club Quarters Hotel Chicago
Club Quarters Wacker Michigan

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