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River Hotel

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

the available snacks and coffee were a nice touch. Orbitz should note clearly that vehicle parking in the area is VERY limited and hotel parking costs $53 per night. We drove to Chicago and this added $100+ to our 2 night stay. We paid this, but had we known we might have selected another property!

Felt, claustrophobic. There wasn't a hair dryer, the room was not cleaned properly, the upgrades were not explained in detail.

The River Hotel staff and location are absolutely wonderful!! The rooms are small and the elevators are quite obviously old, but work fine. I would definitely stay again!

I booked a room for the River Hotel but instead they stuck me in a small box at Club Quarters.Now,I've stayed at a CQ in Philadelphia and it was wonderful.Nice spacious room.This one in Chicago?Terrible.In order to pull back the window curtains,you had to either roll on the bed or,squeeze between the bed and the tv.Now if you were a heavy set person,only option was to roll on the bed.Never again would I choose this place.Only good thing about it was the location.

Unforgettable experience celebrating our 30th wedding anniversary in Chicago.

Great location, price, staff was great, great view, cant say anything bad. Would highly recommend the River Hotel.

Close to all main streets, stores, millennium park.....

This is an extremely well priced and comfortable hotel with excellent amenities, including a good little Italian restaurant that will deliver room service. (Try the chicken breast salad... delicious!). Small room and economy sized bathroom (as expected for the price), but the room was spotlessly clean; there is a convenient Keurig; and the linens and bath products were high quality. And the location on East Wacker just off Michigan is convenient to everything (try Berghoff's a few blocks away). Highly recommend!

Good nice hotel, very classic, old yet looks clean & sophisticated. Walked everywhere easily and staff is very nice.

We had the standard room with a great view of the river and city. The room was a little small, but comfortable, clean and worth the deal we got it for. The hotel has the best location right on the river in the middle of all attractions. We would definitely come back and stay here again.

Room was extremely small. Elevators were slow. Highly expensive for what you receive.

Great experience overall. Staff was great. Had a heck of a time finding it as the entrance is rather small compared to neighboring businesses. No great parking options, so we had to walk a couple of blocks, but that's to be expected downtown Chicago. Worked out great for the marathon as it is within walking distance to the start!

A couple of problems. No service elevator so janitors with their stuff are with us. Worse problem was the tv sound was no synchronized with the video. If tv is important, visitors should check to see that the problem is fixed. We stayed there 8 days and were assured that it was being worked on, but it was not fixed.

Location is fantastic, hotel is just fair. The room was very small, didn't seem to be thoroughly cleaned. Not enough towels. However, the front desk staff was helpful and friendly.

hotel was pleasant and very reasonable in pricing. It is located right in front of the river and close to everything you need and want. Will definitely be coming back to this hotel when we return to Chicago.

This was our first visit to River Hotel and it won't be our last. Accommodating and friendly staff, nice valet service and staff, beautiful facility, and perfect location. Picture perfect river views on one side, free bottled water and refill station in the hall, lounge/refreshment area on second floor, and a fridge and microwave in each room. My only complaint would be the tv picture and audio didn't line up... in either of our rooms.

Terrific and very helpful staff. In Chicago for some shows and we had questions ranging from where to park to where to go for a late night drink. The staff was very friendly and helpful in every regard. Definitely stay here again.

Great hotel, great location, good price, Close to Michigan Ave

Great Location, great service and great staff. The hotel is clean and is literally located in the middle of downtown near all popular attractions.

The hotel location is great, but unfortunately the rooms belong in the 1980's. It seems they have not been updated for many years.

75 East Wacker Drive Chicago IL

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Chicago Theatre and Millennium Park
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Fitness center

Located in The Loop, River Hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Chicago Theatre and within 15 minutes of other popular attractions like Millennium Park. This 121-room, 4-star hotel welcomes guests with a restaurant, free in-room WiFi, and a fitness center. It's in central Chicago and also a short walk from Art Institute of Chicago and Wrigley Building.


Dining

For your convenience, a cooked-to-order breakfast is available for a fee. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room, or enjoy a bite to eat at the onsite restaurant.


Rooms

All 121 air-conditioned rooms provide iPod docks, coffee makers, and free bottled water. Flat-screen TVs come with satellite channels, and free WiFi keeps guests connected. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries, and beds are dressed in premium bedding. Phones and desks are also standard.


Property features

Guests of River Hotel enjoy a fitness center, free WiFi in public areas, and 7 meeting rooms. Valet parking is available for USD 53 per night. The 24-hour front desk has staff standing by to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include conference space, a business center, and express check-in.

Room options

Suite, 1 Bedroom, Kitchenette

Queen 1 | Sleeps 4

Standard Room

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Superior Room, Kitchenette

Queen 1 | Sleeps 3

Suite, Kitchenette

Queen 1 | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for River Hotel

Everyone (73) Couples (147) Business (78) Family (63) Friends (52) Other (39)
5

front desk staff was very helpful and friendly

Everyone

the available snacks and coffee were a nice touch. Orbitz should note clearly that vehicle parking in the area is VERY limited and hotel parking costs $53 per night. We drove to Chicago and this added $100+ to our 2 night stay. We paid this, but had we known we might have selected another property!

By on Feb 22, 2018

2
Everyone

Felt, claustrophobic. There wasn't a hair dryer, the room was not cleaned properly, the upgrades were not explained in detail.

By , from California on Feb 12, 2018

4

nice weekend stay

Everyone

The River Hotel staff and location are absolutely wonderful!! The rooms are small and the elevators are quite obviously old, but work fine. I would definitely stay again!

By on Feb 3, 2018

1

gave me club quarters instead of the river hotel.

Everyone

I booked a room for the River Hotel but instead they stuck me in a small box at Club Quarters.Now,I've stayed at a CQ in Philadelphia and it was wonderful.Nice spacious room.This one in Chicago?Terrible.In order to pull back the window curtains,you had to either roll on the bed or,squeeze between the bed and the tv.Now if you were a heavy set person,only option was to roll on the bed.Never again would I choose this place.Only good thing about it was the location.

By , from Chicago,Il on Jan 30, 2018

5

nice hotel with excellence localization.

Everyone

Unforgettable experience celebrating our 30th wedding anniversary in Chicago.

By , from Puerto Rico on Jan 3, 2018

5

perfect

Everyone

Great location, price, staff was great, great view, cant say anything bad. Would highly recommend the River Hotel.

By , from DOWNERS GROVE IL on Jan 3, 2018

5
Everyone

Close to all main streets, stores, millennium park.....

By on Dec 25, 2017

5

comfy historic hotel on the river

Everyone

This is an extremely well priced and comfortable hotel with excellent amenities, including a good little Italian restaurant that will deliver room service. (Try the chicken breast salad... delicious!). Small room and economy sized bathroom (as expected for the price), but the room was spotlessly clean; there is a convenient Keurig; and the linens and bath products were high quality. And the location on East Wacker just off Michigan is convenient to everything (try Berghoff's a few blocks away). Highly recommend!

By on Nov 5, 2017

5

nice & close to all tourist attractions

Everyone

Good nice hotel, very classic, old yet looks clean & sophisticated. Walked everywhere easily and staff is very nice.

By on Oct 31, 2017

5

comfortable and best location

Everyone

We had the standard room with a great view of the river and city. The room was a little small, but comfortable, clean and worth the deal we got it for. The hotel has the best location right on the river in the middle of all attractions. We would definitely come back and stay here again.

By , from Florida on Oct 19, 2017