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River Hotel

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Great location. Friendly helpful staff. Fabulous river view. We will stay again.

The hotel was nice and clean. The staff was great, nice and friendly. They were also very helpful. The room was clean and comfortable. I like the fact you had to use room key on elevator just to get to your room. I liked the location of the hotel.

worst experience of my life. disappointing and non caring staff and management.

Some amenities are missing, that is unexpected. The staff response was a bit slow.

I was very disappointed with the room size. The room was so bad I only stayed for 3 hours, checked went to another place to rest. My TV in the room didn't work and it took 2 people to come fix it, 15 min for 1 person the other person joined him and 10 more minutes was added for the 2 of them. I was very disappointed in the room. I think this can be a good hotel because of the location but the stars of the hotel is more like a 3 to me.

The hotel has a very good location. The hotel staff was nice and we enjoyed our stay at the hotel.

Great experience and stay at the River Hotel! I didn't realize how many attractions wetter on walking distance and made it even better that the Tour bus stop is located right in front of the hotel! I requested a view of the river and was given a awesome view on the 24 the floor. I will definitely return!

Was good , staff was friendly and helpful. Self check in did not worked.

A motel 6 attempting to be a five star and doing a bad job! We stayed for 5 days and the TV did not function properly for the whole stay. Maintenance stated this was an ongoing problem for 2 months. The free snack bar was a joke and the coffee machine did not work most mornings. Linen seemed to be in short supply also. The doorman was pleasant but thinks his hands belong in his pockets. Other than that it is a great location.

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.

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 (82) Couples (147) Business (78) Family (63) Friends (52) Other (39)
4
Everyone

Great location. Friendly helpful staff. Fabulous river view. We will stay again.

By , from michigan on May 15, 2018

4

nice hotel

Everyone

The hotel was nice and clean. The staff was great, nice and friendly. They were also very helpful. The room was clean and comfortable. I like the fact you had to use room key on elevator just to get to your room. I liked the location of the hotel.

By on May 13, 2018

1
Everyone

worst experience of my life. disappointing and non caring staff and management.

By on Apr 22, 2018

4
Everyone

Some amenities are missing, that is unexpected. The staff response was a bit slow.

By on Apr 16, 2018

2
Everyone

I was very disappointed with the room size. The room was so bad I only stayed for 3 hours, checked went to another place to rest. My TV in the room didn't work and it took 2 people to come fix it, 15 min for 1 person the other person joined him and 10 more minutes was added for the 2 of them. I was very disappointed in the room. I think this can be a good hotel because of the location but the stars of the hotel is more like a 3 to me.

By , from chicago on Apr 5, 2018

4
Everyone

The hotel has a very good location. The hotel staff was nice and we enjoyed our stay at the hotel.

By on Mar 16, 2018

4

nice hotel! close to all the local attractions!

Everyone

Great experience and stay at the River Hotel! I didn't realize how many attractions wetter on walking distance and made it even better that the Tour bus stop is located right in front of the hotel! I requested a view of the river and was given a awesome view on the 24 the floor. I will definitely return!

By , from ATLANTA on Mar 10, 2018

4
Everyone

Was good , staff was friendly and helpful. Self check in did not worked.

By on Mar 6, 2018

2

great location, that's all.

Everyone

A motel 6 attempting to be a five star and doing a bad job! We stayed for 5 days and the TV did not function properly for the whole stay. Maintenance stated this was an ongoing problem for 2 months. The free snack bar was a joke and the coffee machine did not work most mornings. Linen seemed to be in short supply also. The doorman was pleasant but thinks his hands belong in his pockets. Other than that it is a great location.

By , from Iowa on Feb 28, 2018

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