Royal Sonesta Chicago Riverfront

Star Rating
4 out of 5
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4.3 / 5Excellent
8,541 reviews


  • Free WiFi
  • Pet Friendly
  • Air Conditioning
  • Restaurant


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    About this area


    Located on a river, Royal Sonesta Chicago Riverfront is in Chicago's The Loop neighborhood, an area with good shopping. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Grant Park and Chicago Riverwalk, while Navy Pier and John G. Shedd Aquarium are popular area attractions. Lincoln Park Zoo and Skydeck Ledge are not to be missed. Our guests love the hotel's central location.

    Getting around

    • State Station - 4 min walk
    • Millennium Station - 6 min walk
    • Chicago, IL (MDW-Midway Intl.) - 17 min drive


    • Hoyts – Alfresco dining restaurant with a bar. Serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Kids' menu available.

    About this property

    Royal Sonesta Chicago Riverfront

    Along with a restaurant, this smoke-free hotel has a 24-hour fitness center and a bar/lounge. WiFi in public areas is free. Other amenities include a 24-hour business center, valet parking, and concierge services. All 334 individually furnished rooms feature free WiFi and pillowtop beds. For a bit of entertainment, plasma TVs come with satellite channels, and guests can also appreciate conveniences like refrigerators and coffee makers.

    Property amenities


    Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
    Available in some public areas: Free WiFi and wired Internet

    Parking and transportation

    Valet parking: USD 67.00 per day
    Parking height restrictions apply

    Food and drink

    Full breakfast available for a fee daily 6:30 AM–11 AM: USD 16-20 for adults and USD 16-20 for children
    1 restaurant
    1 bar
    Room service available

    Things to do

    24-hour fitness center

    Family friendly

    Dry cleaning service
    Free cribs/infant beds
    Laundry facilities
    Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)


    ATM/banking services
    Banquet hall
    Free newspapers in lobby
    Front-desk safe
    Gift shop/newsstand

    Guest services

    24-hour front desk
    Concierge services
    Daily housekeeping
    Dry cleaning service
    Laundry facilities
    Luggage storage
    Multilingual staff
    Tour/ticket assistance
    Wedding services

    Languages spoken


    Business services

    24-hour business center
    Computer station
    Meeting rooms
    Conference space (16000 square feet)


    If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
    Accessible bathroom
    In-room accessibility
    Roll-in shower
    Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
    Wheelchair-accessible parking
    Braille signage


    Smoke-free property
    TV in lobby

    Room amenities


    Air conditioning
    Blackout drapes/curtains
    Down comforter
    Free cribs/infant beds
    Hypo-allergenic bedding
    Pillow-top mattress
    Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)


    Eco-friendly toiletries
    Hair dryer


    37-inch plasma TV
    iPod dock
    Premium channels
    Satellite channels

    Food and drink

    Coffee/tea maker


    Connecting rooms available
    Free local calls
    Individually furnished
    Iron/ironing board


    5 - Excellent
    4 - Good
    3 - Okay
    2 - Mediocre
    1 - Poor
    Service and Staff
    Property condition

    4/5 Good

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

    Helpful, friendly, happy staff. Great location.

    I booked 2 rooms, each with two beds. I requested to have the rooms close together. They gave us two adjoining rooms, which was perfect. Both faced the river, which is the best view. One of the rooms was a corner room which was really great. The corner room had a smaller bathroom space than the other room, but the view made up for that. I cannot say enough about how great The staff is. They are very friendly and helpful. The beds are very comfortable. It was noisy on Saturday night when a few people came in late and were clearly drunk. Outside of that it was quiet. I have stayed in this hotel before when it was the Wyndham Grand, but was always in the suites at the end of the hall that have views of the city and the river. I love those suites, but with 4 people, it works out better to book 2 rooms.

    Stayed 2 nights in Jan 2020

    4/5 Good

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

    Stayed 3 nights in Aug 2019

    4/5 Good

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities

    It was the perfect location and was near a decent amount of restaurants, bars and not too far from shopping. The hotel smelled amazing and the rooms are a decent size. Just wish the furniture wasn’t outdated as the headboard of our bed was peeling but the bed itself was comfy, the dresser was slightly chipped and certain channels on the TV often flickered and looked blurry. I’d stay here again if available.

    Stayed 2 nights in Jan 2020

    5/5 Excellent

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

    Great hotel, luxury stay, amazing view, awesome staff

    Stayed 2 nights in Jan 2020

    4/5 Good

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      Stayed 1 night in Jan 2020

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