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River Hotel

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Great staff and crew. Minor issue immediately resolved. Quite room, superb locatin!

This was a great spot to stay in! The hotel was nice and clean, the staff was friendly. If you are staying in the top floors, there can sometimes be a wait for the elevators, which isn't great. Otherwise, everything was good. Also, while they don't offer continental breakfast, they did have fruit and granola bars to grab on your way out the door.

We were guests at the hotel for 5 days. For first time vacationers in Chicago, everything was near perfect. Every place we wanted to see was within walking distance and the hotel staff and accommodations were great! There were an abundance of restaurants nearby and the river walk was so fun. Although I realize this is mainly a commuter hotel, the front desk is almost always busy, so for us, a concierge would have been helpful. Great pillows/mattress, but rough bath towels. There were 2 days where they were experiencing elevator trouble which was challenging. We loved Chicago and loved this hotel! Will definitely recommend highly!

It's strong character and charm is part of the minor inconveniences that come with a hotel of age. Elevators can be slow at times, rooms can be on the small side, but the staff is great, the amnesties are helpful and the location can't be beat.

Great location. Right across from the Big Bus tour.

We were able to walk everywhere. Boat tours, Magnificent Mile, and great places to eat literally right around the corner. We are walkers and made it to the Cadillac Theater (show), Willis Tower, Chicago Theater (tour), Miilineum Park, and the Art Institute--all on foot. 16,0000-17,000 steps a day.

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.

75 East Wacker Drive Chicago IL

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Chicago Theater 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 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.


Dining

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.


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, 2 Bedrooms, 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 (53) Couples (145) Business (78) Family (63) Friends (52) Other (39)
4

quick trip

Everyone

Great staff and crew. Minor issue immediately resolved. Quite room, superb locatin!

By , from Salt Lake on Jul 19, 2017

4

close to everything

Everyone

This was a great spot to stay in! The hotel was nice and clean, the staff was friendly. If you are staying in the top floors, there can sometimes be a wait for the elevators, which isn't great. Otherwise, everything was good. Also, while they don't offer continental breakfast, they did have fruit and granola bars to grab on your way out the door.

By , from Minneapolis MN on Jul 18, 2017

4

location...location...location!

Everyone

We were guests at the hotel for 5 days. For first time vacationers in Chicago, everything was near perfect. Every place we wanted to see was within walking distance and the hotel staff and accommodations were great! There were an abundance of restaurants nearby and the river walk was so fun. Although I realize this is mainly a commuter hotel, the front desk is almost always busy, so for us, a concierge would have been helpful. Great pillows/mattress, but rough bath towels. There were 2 days where they were experiencing elevator trouble which was challenging. We loved Chicago and loved this hotel! Will definitely recommend highly!

By , from Minnesota on Jul 16, 2017

4

great location, helpful staff, good place

Everyone

It's strong character and charm is part of the minor inconveniences that come with a hotel of age. Elevators can be slow at times, rooms can be on the small side, but the staff is great, the amnesties are helpful and the location can't be beat.

By , from Seattle on Jul 5, 2017

4

great location.

Everyone

Great location. Right across from the Big Bus tour.

By on Jul 5, 2017

5

great location.

Everyone

We were able to walk everywhere. Boat tours, Magnificent Mile, and great places to eat literally right around the corner. We are walkers and made it to the Cadillac Theater (show), Willis Tower, Chicago Theater (tour), Miilineum Park, and the Art Institute--all on foot. 16,0000-17,000 steps a day.

By , from Dallas Texas on Jul 1, 2017

5

affordable, comfortable, clean, great location.

Everyone
View from the window. River Walk

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.

By , from New Hampshire on Apr 11, 2017

3

rooms are smaller than in the photos

Everyone

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.

By on Mar 30, 2017

1

the bed was to small not a queen sheets were rough

Everyone

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

By on Mar 24, 2017

4

the staff is the glue

Everyone

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.

By , from Fort Wayne, IN on Mar 13, 2017