$169 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Oct 16, 2014 Check-out: Oct 17, 2014

BEST WESTERN River North Hotel

3 stars
125 W Ohio Street, Chicago, IL 60654-7168
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.6
out of 5
80 reviews
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
great hotel! great location!

We stayed 2 nights as a weekend getaway. This hotel was in a great location! We were able to walk... See full review

  • celica7
  • Apr 6, 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 Sears 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 newly renovated, 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!

Hotel Map

41.8924 -87.632
Nearby airports
(ORD), 12.00, MI, NW;
Area description
Downtown

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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

The Cheesecake Factory
.1.00 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.
ESPN® Zone
Across the street from ESPN® Zone, is just steps away from the River North Hotel. Here, you can enjoy lunch or dinner in the sports-themed restaurant, or just enjoy the interactive video games and sports activities.
Ed Debevics' 50's style diner
.01 mile(s) from Ed Debevics' 50's style diner, a Chicago tradition you just can't miss
House of Blues
.2.00 mile(s) from House of Blues, now opened in Chicago. This great Blues Club owned by Belushi and Ackroyd

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 (80)

Ratings and reviews for BEST WESTERN River North Hotel

Overall score

3.6 / 5
5.01.0
80 out of 80
Amenities:
3.3
Room cleanliness:
4.1
Hotel staff:
4.1
Room comfort:
3.7
Location:
4.5
Value:
4

85% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Sandy Missing Couples
Great Falls, Mt
Aug 28, 2010

great time in a great place

We changed our usual area to stay and found this location had lots of perks. We were within walking distance to many attractions, Navy Pier, shopping and great restaurants and bars. What really made it perfect was the parking for free at the hotel. We had another great time in the beautiful city of Chicago.

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

4
5.01.0
Ruthless62
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
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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
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
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
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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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Hoffman Estates, IL
May 4, 2009

Great location for the price

We had a surprise 709th birthday party and we live in Hoffman Estates and didn't want to drive after having a couple of drinks. This hotel was perfect for what we need.

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

4
5.01.0
Yopper
Ontonagon, Mi.
May 6, 2011

Great price, location and free parking!

Very easy to get to and find. Free parking is a big bonus. Great service. Across the street from McDonalds, the Hard Rock Cafe & Rainforest Cafe. Short walk to the Grand Street Redline subway terminal and Michigan Avenue.

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

It's but a short walk to Michigan Avenue and also to the Grand Street Redline subway stop located on Grand Avenue and State Street. The excellent public transportation provides easy access to Shedd Aquarium, the Alder Planetarium and the Navy Pier and O'Hare Airport

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Tori ' s Travels
Chicago
May 1, 2014

Can't get much better

The staff was help. Hotel was extremely clean. Actually appeared to be getting cleaned constantly. The location was amazing. If you didn't want to partake in the hotels room service which looked delicious, you are within minutes of a multitude of restaurants. Sky's the limit when it comes to culinary choices. Only thing that struck me odd was the parking situation. It's free which is great but it appears to be not enough room so if you look at the lot at night there seems to be a game of tetras gone terribly wrong. All in all great place.

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

4
5.01.0
Girlie Glasses
Indianapolis, IN
Mar 25, 2013

Great Location, Friendly Staff

The room itself was ok - beds were not the comfiest. It was kind of odd that we had to leave the lobby, if you could call it that, and go outside to catch the lift to our room. However, the location was awesome. Super close to loads of great restaurants and attractions. Perfect place to stay if your looking to attend a show at the House of Blues. Also definitely appreciated the free parking! Everyone on staff was very pleasant and knowledgeable.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
2
Location:
5
Value:
4
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Review of BEST WESTERN River North Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
123traveller
New Jersey
Jul 2, 2014

Decent stay

Close to main attractions, free parking. That's all what I cared about.

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

4
5.01.0
Linda beach lover
Chicago Area
Aug 19, 2014

Location Wins plus Free Parking

While the decor is rather basic the suite we stayed in had new furniture and a renovated bathroom and was very spacious. The best part of this hotel is that the parking is free (which can save you upwards of $25 to $60 a day or more) and the River North location is spectacular. Everything is within walking distance--Michigan Avenue, Shops at Northbridge and the new Eataly plus many, many restaurants. The staff was great and we would definitely stay there again. This hotel really is a great value.

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

4
5.01.0
Jodi Lynne
Ohio
Mar 26, 2013

Location is Great!

We loved the location of this hotel! It is right across the street from the Rock N Roll McDonalds, the Rainforest Cafe and from Portillo's. The staff is very friendly. My boys loved Wallace, the concierge!! We would stay here again just because of him!

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