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River Hotel

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

I was impressed and very pleasantly surprised at the quality of this very affordable hotel. River Hotel shares the building with Club Quarters. The room was small, as described, but very clean. The view of the River Walk was fantastic. This is an older building with marble foyer and interesting architecture. The bed/mattress was one of the most comfortable I have ever slept in. The hotel staff were extremely helpful. Location was perfect for my trip since I was attending a conference just a couple of blocks away and it was walking distance to a lot of places. Highly recommended and will certainly stay here next time I'm in Chicago.

El único problema fue el elevador que había uno roto y el otro se demoraba un poco pero el personal del hotel estaba siempre en el elevador para hacerte la estancia más cómoda ofreciéndote chocolates

The size of the room was just enough to fit in one double bed, a small wardrobe and a desk. The room wasn't clean when i just arrived.

The Hotel is in a prefect location. The staff was excellent. The room was to warm. The bed was not a queen and the sheets were to rough it was very unpleasant stay

I am likely not the target audience for this hotel geared for single travelers on business. Thus I was a bit put off at first by certain spartan features of the room, which I shared with my husband: one night stand; small, sluggish tv and remote; no tub, only a shower stall; small overall space even after a last-minute upgrade. But it's far from Motel 6, very far. We stayed for four nights and pretty much adapted to some of the oddities such as a hair dryer in the lone nightstand (no bathroom vanity). No exhaust fan in the bathroom. Temperature controls that don't really work (yet were still fine). Minor issues but just enough of them for me to conclude these were inventive cost controls for remodeling an historic building that still has much charm. If it wasn't for the staff--Seth and both Pedros--I would give this place a lower rating. They were solicitous, friendly, and accommodating. If the room was too warm, they explained the situation and gave us a fan. Oh, and did we want a white noise machine with multiple settings, too? I wish we didn't have to ask for some of these accommodations in the first place, but we didn't mind dealing with these folks. They are top notch at hospitality.

Great location. Only 1 window in room Which was kind of disappointing . We did receive a free room upgrade, which was nice.

everything was within walking distance and we enjoyed everything from a Russian restaurant to the tallest tower to the Art museum

Great location. Close to the river and everything else is walking distance (shopping, restaurants, the bean etc.) staff was very nice and accommodating.

Great location. Courteous and professional staff. Would definitely stay here again.

great stay! loved the view of the river from our room! staff was very friendly and helpful.

overall the hotel was okay however the room was too small and not enough space to be able to have spaces and and the staff were really nice they were great

I picked this hotel based on the location and the fact that they offered self parking for only $28 a night (according to Orbitz). After arriving we learned they no longer offered self parking, only valet. Valet was still cheaper at this hotel compared to others I looked at but it would have been nice to know that up front. The queen room was tiny. Much smaller than I anticipated and could use some major updating. We barely had room for all of our stuff and not mor than one person will fit in the bathroom. It was fine for the price but I believe I could have got a nicer hotel for close to the same price.

Good hotel rooms of descent size for the prize. Very close to most attractions in downtown, the river walk is right across and train station is also just few blocks. I would definitly stay here again.

It was a wonderful place to stay while we visited Chicago. The location was excellent: right next to the riverwalk and Magnificent mile with a nice restaurant at the location, a bakery steps away and many other options nearby. Hotel staff were quite friendly and helpful. The rooms were not too big but everything was very well arranged, comfortable and convenient. Handy things like entryway coat hooks, lots of plugs, bottles for filtered water in the hallway made our stay quite easy and pleasant.

Fast check in. Friendly staff. Secure location. Centrally located. Great rooms. Loved it. Valet parking is pricey but hey, this is Chicago. :)

We arrived to the hotel about 4 a.m., the hotel staff was very nice. We loved that the hotel was small, very clean, only one block from the Magnificent Mile, and a few blocks from bars and many attractions. We had no problem getting picked up/dropped off by Uber and Lyft. The Hop On/Hop Off bus picked us up right across the street. We were able to walk to the numerous shops, eateries, and bars in the local area. It was a fantastic vacation !

Hotel was in an excellent location. We walked pretty much everywhere. Our room had a great view of the river and the trump hotel. All of the employees were friendly and the room was clean. Each floor has a closet with extra pillows and supplies in it which I found nice because I like to sleep with a lot of pillows. There was also free coffee, soda, and snacks on the 2nd floor.

Great location right down town, not a large room but set up very well for work

This hotel was a great value for the price we paid. We loved the location in the center of everything. It made it very easy to walk to a lot of the attractions we wanted to see, even in the freezing cold. PROS: view of the river, clean, affordable, nice room, location, location, location CONS: seeing Trump's name in lights right outside your window, also when we booked we were under the impressing that there was self-parking for a very reasonable rate but upon arrival found out that self-park was no longer available and we had to pay $53/night for valet (which was very convenient, we just wish we'd been aware of that ahead of time)

The staff was friendly, the room was clean, and the location was great. The room was really small but cozy, I guess that's why it's so affordable for a nice hotel in such a prime spot. My room didn't have a fridge, but you can get water at a fountain on your floor with complimentary water bottles, and you're walking distance away from a lot of restaurants. There's a pretty good Italian place right on the lobby floor if you don't feel like going far. The view from my room was awesome. I guess the biggest thing here was that, again, it was so affordable for such an amazing location, and there weren't any big drawbacks. If I come back to Chicago, I'm definitely staying here again.

75 East Wacker Drive Chicago IL

Located in The Loop, River Hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Chicago Theater 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.


Start your day off with cooked-to-order breakfast, 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.


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

Large Suite Two Sleeping Areas

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4


Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Superior Room with Kitchenette

Queen 1 | Sleeps 3

One Room Suite with Kitchenette

Queen 1 | Sleeps 4