$89 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Jan 20, 2015 Check-out: Jan 23, 2015

BEST WESTERN River North Hotel

3 stars
125 W Ohio Street, Chicago, IL 60654-7168
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.6
out of 5
83 reviews
Will come back again

Everything is good, especially that they have a downtown free parking considering the crazy parking... See full review

  • Gabrielxwz
  • Dec 1, 2014
Great for sisters weekend

Location was great for loop sightseeing. Staff was very helpful helping two newbies to Chicago.... See full review

  • Manawa Sue
  • Jun 2, 2014
Experience the Windy City from the only downtown Chicago hotel that offers FREE PARKING and convenient location just minutes from Michigan Avenue and Navy Pier! The award-winning BEST WESTERN River North Hotel is an affordable and convenient choice for business and leisure travelers alike. Offering great rates, this downtown Chicago hotel makes it easy to explore the city's most famous attractions, from Navy Pier to Willis Tower. World-class shopping along Michigan Avenue's Magnificent Mile is just six blocks away. Some of Chicago's most famous museums are less than two miles away, and visitors of all ages delight in exploring Shedd Aquarium, the Adler Planetarium and the Field Museum of Natural History. And what visit to Chicago is complete without a ball game? Whether its baseball, basketball or football, this Chicago Best Western is within five miles of Wrigley Field, Soldier Field, The United Center and US Cellular Field. In addition to free parking in downtown Chicago, business travelers appreciate that this Chicago hotel is conveniently located near educational, medial and machinery businesses, the Chicago Financial District, and the Chicago Loop Business District. Chicago O'Hare International Airport is just 12 miles away from this Chicago hotel. The BEST WESTERN River North Hotel is known for its great service, friendly staff, cleanliness and amenities that make guests feel at home. Our nicely appointed, contemporary rooms and suites offer cable TV with HBO®, high-speed Wi-Fi, room service, a coffee maker and much more. After a busy day in the bustling city, guests at this Chicago hotel can enjoy a deep-dish pizza at our onsite restaurant, take a dip in our indoor pool, or relax on the sun deck and take in the marvelous city views. Find out why we have been awarded a Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence when you book your stay at the BEST WESTERN River North Hotel!

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BEST WESTERN River North Hotel Rooms

1 KING BED
1 KING BED,MOBACC,BATHTB,FREEPA,NSMK
SUITE-1 KING BED
SUITE-1 KING BED,NSMK,1BDRM,SEPSOF,REFRIG,HISPD,FREEPA
SUITE-1 KING BED
SUITE-1 KING BED,NSMK,2ND2DB,LIVSFB,REFRIG,FREEPA
2 DOUBLE BEDS
2 DOUBLE BEDS,MOBACC,BATHTB,FREEPA,NSMK
1 KING BED
1 KING BED,NSMK,HISPD,WORK,FREEPA
2 DOUBLE BEDS
2 DOUBLE BEDS,NSMK,HISPD,WORK,FREEPA
SUITE-1 KING BED
SUITE-1 KING BED,NSMK,PREMRM,HISPD,SOFBED,REFRIG,FREEPA
SUITE-2 DOUBLE BEDS
SUITE-2 DOUBLE BEDS,NSMK,PREMRM,HISPD,SOFBED,REFRIG,FREEPA
SUITE-1 KING BED
SUITE-1 KING BED,MOBACC,WALKSH,DLXRM,SOFBED,FREEPA,NSMK
SUITE-1 KING BED
SUITE-1 KING BED,MOBACC,BATHTB,PREMRM,SOFBED,FREEPA,NSMK
SUITE-1 KING BED
SUITE-1 KING BED,NSMK,DLXRM,SOFBED,REFRIG,HISPD,FREEPA

Amenities

  • High-speed internet
  • Free parking
  • Indoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
Air conditioned
No smoking rooms/facilities
Free local telephone calls
Elevators
Ice machine
Activities
Indoor pool
Exercise gym
Dining
Restaurant
Coffee maker in room
Room service
Services
24 hour front desk
Business center
Express checkout
Concierge desk
Security
Wake-up service
Multilingual
Porters
Copy service
Internet
High-speed internet
Parking
Free parking
Outdoor parking
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Room
Television with cable
Safe
AM/FM alarm clock
Free newspaper
Hairdryer in room
Microwave
Turndown service
Sofa bed
Electronic door locks
Ironing board

Nearby points of interest

  • Chicago - Mag Mile - Wacker Dr: 0.3 mi
  • Museum of Broadcast Communications: 0.3 mi
  • Holy Name Cathedral: 0.3 mi
  • Merchandise Mart: 0.3 mi
  • Marina City: 0.3 mi
  • Terra Museum of American Art: 0.4 mi
  • North Michigan Avenue: 0.4 mi
  • Wrigley Building: 0.4 mi
  • Tribune Tower: 0.5 mi
  • Washington Square Park: 0.5 mi
  • Harold Washington College: 0.5 mi
  • Goodman Theatre: 0.5 mi
  • Chicago Theater: 0.5 mi
  • Oriental Theatre: 0.6 mi
  • Cadillac Palace Theatre: 0.6 mi
  • Chicago - Mag Mile - Wacker Dr: 0.3 mi
  • Museum of Broadcast Communications: 0.3 mi
  • Holy Name Cathedral: 0.3 mi
  • Merchandise Mart: 0.3 mi
  • Marina City: 0.3 mi
  • Terra Museum of American Art: 0.4 mi
  • North Michigan Avenue: 0.4 mi
  • Wrigley Building: 0.4 mi
  • Tribune Tower: 0.5 mi
  • Washington Square Park: 0.5 mi
  • Harold Washington College: 0.5 mi
  • Goodman Theatre: 0.5 mi
  • Chicago Theater: 0.5 mi
  • Oriental Theatre: 0.6 mi
  • Cadillac Palace Theatre: 0.6 mi
  • Seneca Park: 0.6 mi
  • City Hall: 0.6 mi
  • Water Tower: 0.6 mi
  • John Hancock Center: 0.6 mi
  • Drury Lane Theatre: 0.6 mi
  • Macys: 0.6 mi
  • Museum of Contemporary Art: 0.7 mi
  • Prudential Plaza: 0.7 mi
  • Chicago Cultural Center: 0.7 mi
  • Shubert Theatre: 0.7 mi
  • Opera House: 0.7 mi
  • State Street: 0.7 mi
  • Lake Shore Park: 0.8 mi
  • Harris Theater: 0.8 mi
  • Chicago Historical Society: 0.8 mi
  • Michigan Avenue: 0.8 mi
  • Cloud Gate: 0.8 mi
  • Chicago Mercantile Exchange: 0.8 mi
  • Bank of America Theatre: 0.8 mi
  • Pritzker Pavilion: 0.8 mi
  • Oak Street Beach: 0.9 mi
  • Crown Fountain: 0.9 mi
  • Kendall College: 1 mi
  • Symphony Center: 1 mi
  • Art Institute of Chicago: 1 mi
  • Chicago Architecture Foundation: 1 mi
  • Chicago Board of Trade: 1 mi
  • Lake Point Tower: 1 mi
  • Willis Tower (Sears Tower): 1 mi
  • Union Station: 1 mi

Dining

House of Blues
0.20 mile(s) from House of Blues, now opened in Chicago. This great Blues Club owned by Belushi and Ackroyd
The Cheesecake Factory
0.10 mile(s) from The Cheesecake Factory, Water Tower Place and Maggiano's are 1 block from the BEST WESTERN PLUS River North Hotel and offer excellent family oriented dining with cuisine that can't be beat.
Hard Rock Cafe
Across the street from Hard Rock Cafe, You won't have to walk far to check out the great rock and roll memorabilia.
Ed Debevics' 50's style diner
.01 mile(s) from Ed Debevics' 50's style diner, a Chicago tradition you just can't miss

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
03:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

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Guest Reviews (83)

Ratings and reviews for BEST WESTERN River North Hotel

Overall score

3.6 / 5
5.01.0
83 out of 83
Amenities:
3.3
Room cleanliness:
4.1
Hotel staff:
4.1
Room comfort:
3.7
Location:
4.5
Value:
4

86% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Manawa Sue
Council Bluffs, IA
Jun 2, 2014

Great for sisters weekend

Location was great for loop sightseeing. Staff was very helpful helping two newbies to Chicago. They were generous allowing us to park early on the day of check-in and later on the day of check out. Not the newest, but a great value.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Wildfire restaurant.....awesome.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Chtistmas fun
Business
Chicago, Il
Jan 2, 2014

after Christmas fsmily time

We love the location . We walked to the bean.water tower.the Hancock. We also enjoyed the zoo lights. We used the pool and watched the snow on the outdoor deck. A hot tub would be a great addition. The motel restaurant has great food and room service. Free parking a huge plus.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

You can walk as far as state street Macy's Windows or to Navy Pier or Water Tower.

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
MtB Arch
Business
Ohio
Dec 31, 2013

Horrible Experience

We arrived at the hotel around 11PM and since the hotel offers free parking, we asked the parking attendant if we have to park our car or he has to. He was eating something and he didn't even bother leaving his seat and stop eating. He just showed us the lobby in a way that he didn't want us there, he was showing the lobby and he was like "go.... there.....". The guy at the lobby was nice however I asked him about the parking situation as well, since the hotel is located in downtown, the parking spots are like a maze. So I asked the guy questions like "Where do I park?", etc. And he said that the parking attendant would help us and answer our questions. I am guessing he didn't know the way parking attendant "helps" the customers. So after dealing with the parking attendant's one-word answers and smelly food, he took our keys and parked the car.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
1
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Time-saving tip: In Hotel

If you want to save time on checking in and parking, just leave your car in front of the parking attendant's booth, go inside, check in and then come back. If you try to ask the attendant what to do, you'll waste at least 15 minutes of your time.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Lainey09
Business
Milwaukee, WI
Dec 30, 2013

Parking added

The hotel overall was ok but the parking included and the area was GREAT!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
1
Location:
4
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Rock bottom great happy hour

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Ohio Mimi
Business
Chicago l
Dec 29, 2013

Great value

We love the location. Close to our family, attractions, restaurants and shopping. The free parking is an extra bonus. The staff are friendly and attentive. We have stayed there in the past and will do so again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Snowbird wanna be
Business
Central Ohio
Dec 28, 2013

Chicago Getaway

Great location on West Ohio St, just a short drive off the freeway and a 2.5 block walk to the CTA Red line station. Free on-site parking with attendant was appreciated with our late evening arrival. Front desk staff was friendly & efficient, cleaning staff kept the room tidy. Bathroom is on the small side, but appears to be recently updated. Plenty of hot water for showers. Only issue was some noise from the room and hall above us.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Purchase a CTA one day or three day pass for easy, unlimited access to trains & buses to get around Chicago. Saves the hassle of driving in Chicago traffic and finding a place to park.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Ruthless62
Business
Griffith, Indiana
Dec 10, 2013

Great time!

This is the 3rd time in 6 months that we have stayed here because it is a great value for the money. The location is in the midst of everything from a blues club to a piano bar to a drag show and restaurants from carry out to gourmet. Let's not forget the shopping on Michigan Ave. All in walking distance. And the pool is wonderful as is the view from the pool's outdoor deck. Simply a lovely destination especially in the summer!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of BEST WESTERN River North Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
casualaz traveler
Business
phoenix, az
Nov 14, 2013

not as big a steal as people think

The hotel is famous for it's free parking. But if you can find similar hotels which offer free breakfast, it's almost the same deal as you end up spending $10/person on breakfast alone. If you have more than one person in your reservation, it is better to have free breakfast rather than free parking. Also, don't desk attendants, seem to have a terrible attitude. Almost feels like that they are doing me a favor everyone eveytime they spoke to me. Big put off for me

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
C Jen
Business
Detroit, Michigan
Nov 12, 2013

One night stay

Clean, spacious room, easy parking, friendly staff. Front desk printing out detail directions of a place we needed to get to by train. Very helpful.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
DennisL
Business
Rochester, MN
Jun 30, 2013

Good stay

Mostly good. Especially good was the parking. However, I was surprised and perturbed that they did NOT have at least a continental breakfast. We found only coffee for breakfast.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Time-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Eat breakfast at McDonalds across the street

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Kat from Florida
Business
Florida
May 8, 2013

Chicago getaway

Everything was great about this hotel except for the room temperature. Could not get the room to cool off at night no matter what we did to the temperature control. Hotel was aware of problem but couldn't seem to fix it. Location, cleanliness, and free parking was perfect.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
1
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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