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BEST WESTERN River North Hotel

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Niagara Falls, Canada
Reviewed 18 July 2014

Good location and free parking. Clean room but air conditioner a bit loud when at home we cant hear central air. Son loved the Big MC Donald's across the street We will defiantly return on our next trip..

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RiverNorthHotel, Manager at BEST WESTERN River North Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for writing a review of us and for your compliments. We're glad that you enjoyed your overall stay and our location. We look forward to serving you again in the future. Samuel Marketing Mgr.

Honolulu, United States
Reviewed 18 July 2014

The best part about staying at the Best Western River North Hotel was its free parking and convenient location to downtown Chicago. The staff was friendly and helpful. The room was large but the decor was dated. It seemed like it had not been updated since the 1980's. The air conditioner was noisy but the beds were comfy. All in...

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Silver Lake, KS, United States
Reviewed 17 July 2014

Our experience at the hotel was nice. Wallace, the concierge was very helpful, honest and energetic. We really did not know what to expect of a hotel in the inner city. The location was great for quick transit connections and a varity of places to dine.

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Gadsden, Alabama
Reviewed 17 July 2014

Perfect location...free parking...free coffee in lobby... very helpful employees...wifi a bit slow(should be better in this location). I didn't use the pool, but I heard a couple of guests complain about the closing time at 9...It is a nice indoor pool, though, with a great outdoor deck on top of the hotel with great views...a good place to unwind after...

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RiverNorthHotel, Manager at BEST WESTERN River North Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We're thrilled you had such a positive stay, and we look forward to having you back again. Samuel Marketing Mgr.

Terre Haute, Indiana, United States
Reviewed 16 July 2014 via mobile

We always stay at the BW River North when in Chicago its so close to all the attractions with free parking and in/out privileges. You are walking distance to all the attractions and the train station is around the corner, great location!and

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Lebanon, Ohio
Reviewed 15 July 2014

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Ogden, United States
Reviewed 15 July 2014

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Southgate, Michigan, United States
Reviewed 14 July 2014

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Appleton, Wisconsin
Reviewed 14 July 2014

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
RiverNorthHotel River North Chicago Property representative
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These other answers already have excellent information that we just wanted to confirm! Navy Pier is a 20-30 minute (1.4 miles) walk from our hotel which would take her past the Magnificent Mile also. November can sometimes be chilly especially with the wind along the lake, but on a sunny day it's a lovely walk. The sidewalks are well lit at night and it's a safe area of town that's often well populated in afternoon and evening. Using a cab, Uber, or Lyft should only cost $5-$10. Our staff would be happy to assist her with transportation or providing the best walking route to get there!

8 months ago
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
RiverNorthHotel River North Chicago Property representative
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Our hotel is conveniently located inside the downtown Chicago Loop. We're walking distance to many attractions such as: The Magnificent Mile (Michigan Avenue), the Hancock Center, Millenium Park, Navy Pier, and Willis Tower. There are also many restaurants nearby and the hop on hop off bus picks up right across the street in front of the Rock N Roll McDonald's. If you did need to get to a location that isn't walking distance our hotel is only four blocks from the Grand Red Line CTA train stop which is located at the intersection of Grand Ave. & State St. Uber, Lyft, or Taxi are also readily available in our area. If you have any additional questions please feel free to reach out to us directly. We hope you enjoy your visit to Chicago!

3 months ago
RiverNorthHotel River North Chicago Property representative
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Good Afternoon! Taking the CTA train to Wrigley Field is a common and secure form of transportation even during the late evening. Before and after games the trains are usually busy and always well lit. In order to get to Wrigleyville from our hotel you would walk three blocks to the Grand Red Line CTA station and take the train towards Howard to the Addison station; which is right outside Wrigley Field. The CTA trains and buses are $2.50 per ride and getting to Wrigley usually takes about 35 minutes. Our concierge and bellman are quite experienced with giving directions and can help you with navigation to all of our local attractions! We hope to see you in the Windy City!

2 months ago
Burnsville, MN
Shari B Louisville, Kentucky Reviewed this property
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At the time that I made our July reservations, parking was free, but between my call to make the reservations and our actual visit, the hotel began charging $25.00 per night for their onsite, self parking lot. But, I was pleasantly surprised that since it was advertised as free at the time that I made our ressies - they didn't charge me for parking during our stay! But they did advise me of the change to let me know for subsequent visits. As previous travelers have posted, it is the hotels private lot, there on their premises, access from Ohio Street, you park your car yourself and you keep your keys. It was a lit parking lot and I felt that our vehicle was safe the entire time and I felt better that I passed it several times a day and could keep an eye on it! Great set up there!

over a year ago
Lincoln, Nebraska
RiverNorthHotel River North Chicago Property representative
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Hi James,

McCormick Place is a little over 3 miles from our Hotel. As to your best option getting there is dependent on what is easier or more cost effective. You can drive and park at the Theater lot which is approximately $21.00. I would definitely recommend this if you are going to be traveling with multiple people. Taking a Taxi could run you about $12.00 one way but Taxi's do charge you for additional riders.Travel time for each method depends on the day and time the ceremony is. It is an easy drive to McCormick Place and we can help give you directions if it is needed. Otherwise we can always assist you in getting a Taxi.

Let us know if you have any additional questions!

over a year ago

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