$111 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Aug 16, 2015 Check-out: Aug 17, 2015

River Hotel

3 stars
View map of 75 E Wacker Drive Build, Chicago, IL 60601

Hotel Overview

Ratings and reviews for River Hotel

Overall score

4 / 5
5.01.0
378 out of 378
Amenities:
3.8
Cleanliness:
4.4
Hotel staff:
4.2
Comfort:
4.1
Location:
4.7
Value:
4.2

92% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of River Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
cochoa
Business
Monterrey, NL
Aug 11, 2014

Great location and hotel

The location of the hotel is perfect. It is just meters from the magnificiente mile and a couple of blocks from millenium park. The hotel itself is very good. Rooms are very new and clean.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

There's a Giordano's thre blocks away from the hotel, on Michingan Ave. They close at midnight, great spot to get the famous chicago pizza.

Review of River Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Less Stress
Business
Cincinnati, OH
Aug 11, 2014

Great location

Attentive staff, great location, accessibility to all local shopping and restaurants. A little difficult to navigate to by car.

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

Business

Review of River Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Less Stress
Business
Cincinnati, OH
Aug 9, 2014

River Hotel

Friendly and helpful staff, great location, close walking distance to a lot of terrific places, good sized room.

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

Business

Review of River Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Schmerko
Business
Iowa
Jul 31, 2014

Good value, Great Location

Yes, the rooms are small. However the rooms are very efficient and have what you need....modern bathroom fittings and furnishings, a comfortable bed, good climate control, and a nice desk. It would have been nice to have a bigger TV, but we didn't book a hotel in downtown Chicago to watch TV. There isn't a microwave or fridge, but that wasn't a big deal for us. There was a nice in-room coffee maker. What really sells this hotel is the location - easy walking to Michigan Avenue shopping, State Street shopping and the river is at your doorstep (and a Starbucks just down the block). We didn't try the connected cafe/pizza place in the hotel but it looked like it was doing a good business. The other things we liked about the hotel was very reasonable overnight valet parking compared to most other hotels (about half their rate); and free wi-fi. This makes the reasonable hotel rate (for a downtown hotel) even better. Finally, some reviews have had mixed experiences with the staff but our check-in and check-out was very fast and with a very friendly staff member and any staff in the halls always smiled and said hi, so no complaints there.

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

Business

Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

Chicago's theaters are a short walk away, as is tons and tons of shopping and dining.

Review of River Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Danyell and John Couple
Business
St. Louis, MO
Jul 29, 2014

Really good couple getaway

The staff was friendly and accommodating. The location was convenient.

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

Business

Review of River Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
JA.GA
Business
Wesmont
Jul 28, 2014

Overall, good stay

My wife and I were in town for some seminars over the weekend and we stayed at this hotel due to the lower cost compared to other hotels in the area. The room was quaint and intimate with a very comfortable bed. The location was ideal being in the middle of everything from dinning, to shopping, to night life. I would recommend to anyone.

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

Business

Review of River Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Bizz trvlr1234
Business
New York
Jul 27, 2014

Perfect location

Was on a business trip with family, could not have been better location and value

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Naha

Review of River Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Always a Yankee
Business
Georgia
Jul 25, 2014

A perfectly fine hotel

A perfectly fine hotel for the price -- clean, quiet, excellent location, friendly staff. The small size of the room took us a few minutes to get accustomed to, but there was nothing wrong with it -- just smaller than typical. Valet parking was pretty speedy. If you're looking for decent value with decent location, this hotel fits the bill. I would have no hesitation staying here again.

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

Business

Review of River Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
bigbri033
Business
Central Illinois
Jul 21, 2014

Quick Stay

The hotel is in a great location! The room was small but only needed it to sleep in. The staff was very friendly. The only complaint is that a towel in the bathroom had brown stains on it which was kind of odd. There was more available so we didn't complain. And of course being downtown Chicago the room prices are outrageous but we had to be downtown at the crack of dawn so didn't want to stay too far away.

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

Business

Review of River Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
reegla
Business
Iowa
Jul 15, 2014

weekend getaway

I was only there a night but would stay again because location is great and hotel was beat and tidy and staff very accommodating.

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

It is perfectly located between theater district and mag mile so short walk to so many activities. Its location along river us great for runners and walkers just across the street and down some stairs you have access to uninterrupted miles of paths along river than lake. It was an awesome find.

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