$189 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Jul 25, 2015 Check-out: Jul 27, 2015

BEST WESTERN River North Hotel

3 stars
View map of 125 W Ohio Street, Chicago, IL 60654-7168

Hotel Overview

Ratings and reviews for BEST WESTERN River North Hotel

Overall score

3.6 / 5
5.01.0
95 out of 95
Amenities:
3.3
Cleanliness:
4.1
Hotel staff:
4.1
Comfort:
3.7
Location:
4.5
Value:
4

86% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of BEST WESTERN River North Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
STL
Jun 7, 2010

Weekend trip to Chicaco

it was nice that the hotel lobby a computer with internet access for guest

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of BEST WESTERN River North Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Mom to Boys
Business
Atlanta, GA
May 30, 2010

Great location in a great city!

This hotel seems old on the outside, but don't judge a book by its cover. The rooms are updated, very nice, and you can't beat the location. Within walking distance to all the sites of Chicago and the great transit system. On top of the great location and clean, comfortable rooms, the staff was amazing. They were helpful and extremely polite. They went out of their way to help set up reservations for excursions much like a concierge at a much more expensive hotel would do. Loved the whole experience!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Walk most places so you can take in all the sights of this beautiful city. The CTA (transit system) is great and easy to understand for longer excursions.

Review of BEST WESTERN River North Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Chambersburg, PA
May 24, 2010

Great location

Housekeeping kept the room clean and stocked with towels and such. The rooms were not super well insulated as you can hear people on either side of you and above you. Other than that, it was an awesome location as it is near the Hard Rock Hotel, ESPN Zone, Excalibur club, and many many more. And is very close to the river walk and the magnificent mile.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of BEST WESTERN River North Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
lineman
Business
milan il
May 11, 2010

enjoyable stay

Great hotel.Very clean.Freshly painted.Free parking was great too.I will stay here again. Front desk staff was very helpful and nice.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of BEST WESTERN River North Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
A guy in Cleveland
Business
Cleveland, OH
Apr 15, 2010

Good Value Nice Location

Second stay at this hotel, it's a great value and offers some features that other hotels in chicago don't, such as free parking and a restaurant. It is a few blocks off of Michigan ave so it is cheaper but is still within walking distance of the loop and river north attractions.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

If you don't drive you can take the Blue Line from O'hare to Clark station which is 4-5 blocks south of the hotel. Get a 3 or 7 day CTA pass at the terminal in O'hare, 7 day costs $23 and works on all trains and buses in the city.

Review of BEST WESTERN River North Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Indianapolis, IN
Apr 12, 2010

Great location!

This is the second time I have stayed at this hotel and it is in a great location for downtown Chicago. It is in walking distance to Michigan Avenue, Millenium Park and theatres. The room cost also includes parking which is a rare find downtown and the parking is on site, not at a lot across the street.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of BEST WESTERN River North Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Jake's GD
Business
Columbus, Indiana
Mar 20, 2010

Outstanding!

Loved the location! Easy walk to great restaurants. Free parking. My wife, daughter, grandson and I visited Chinatown, the Hancock Building, Museum of Science and Industry and the Natural History Museum. Also visited the Aquarium and Planetarium. A great Spring Break for us. This was our 57th Anniversary and it couldn't have been been better.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

You must visit Portellos. The McDonalds is well worth a visit also.

Review of BEST WESTERN River North Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Couple of oldtimers
Business
S. Bend, IN
Mar 16, 2010

Good for the Price

We were taking an overnight vacation, wanted something downtown so we could see the attractions, but not expensive. This hotel fit the bill.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of BEST WESTERN River North Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Cubmistress
Business
Mishawaka, IN
Mar 14, 2010

Great location, great price!

Stayed at the hotel overnight because of late night concert at the House of Blues. Hotel was in walking distance (maybe 6-8 blocks) from House of Blues. In a block distance is a McDonald's, Walgreen's, Hard Rock Cafe, Rain Forest Cafe, Rosatti's Pizza, and the Ohio House restaurant (great breakfast value!). Hotel was clean and quiet and easy to access in the wee hours of the morning. Great Price for downtown Chicago!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Hard Rock Cafe

Review of BEST WESTERN River North Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Roscoe, IL
Nov 2, 2009

Unbeatable price for the locations

I love the fact that parking is free. The last time we went to dinner in Chicago we paid $49.00 to park! We walked to the Magnificent Mile, Division St., and Old Town area for dinner and back--no cabs. The rooms are in good shape--the halls are a little shabby but all is clean. The parking attendants were very helpful.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Salpicon is a little known Mexican Restaurant with unique offerings like Rick Bayless's places but easier to get in to. 1215 N. Wells (.93 of a mile from the hotel). It was a nice walk especially after dinner!

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