We (4 people) stayed here for 2 nights. Room was nice and big (although not all of the rooms were as big as ours, we did just get lucky to have an over-sized room). Everything was clean, beds were very comfortable. We checked around the mattresses for bedbugs (I always do this no matter where I stay) and the mattresses looked brand new. Beds were doubles, not queens, which was fine for us, but might not be for everyone.
The building itself is a little rundown, but clean, and our room was perfectly fine. AC worked great, we had two sinks which was helpful with 4 women, and the shower was great.
Pool area was rather dismal-looking. I can't really put my finger on it, just wasn't anywhere I wanted to hang out. I worked out both mornings in the workout room. They have an elliptical, treadmill, recumbant bike, and a resistance machine. Equipment was nice and new, but the room was SMALL and got extremely hot and stuffy. Cannot even imagine how it would be with 2 or 3 people working out at the same time. There's a water cooler in there though, with nice fresh cold water, which was appreciated!
We will definitely return, as the location and price cannot be beat. We walked everywhere, to the beach, to Michigan Ave, to restaurants, and it was very convenient to my favorite restaurants, Topolobampo and Frontera Grill on Clark St.
Disappointments were: no breakfast, and no hot tub in the pool area.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Experience the Windy City from the only downtown Chicago hotel that offers deeply discounted parking and convenient location just minutes from Michigan Avenue and Navy Pier! The award-winning BEST WESTERN River North Hotel is an affordable and convenient choice for business and leisure travelers alike. Offering great rates, this downtown Chicago hotel makes it easy to explore the city's most famous attractions, from Navy Pier to Sears Tower. World-class shopping along Michigan Avenue's Magnificent Mile is just six blocks away. Some of Chicago's most famous museums are less than two miles away, and visitors of all ages delight in exploring Shedd Aquarium, the Adler Planetarium and the Field Museum of Natural History. And what visit to Chicago is complete without a ball game? Whether its baseball, basketball or football, this Chicago BEST WESTERN is within five miles of Wrigley Field, Soldier Field, The United Center and US Cellular Field. In addition to deeply discounted parking in downtown Chicago, business travelers appreciate that this Chicago hotel is conveniently located near educational, medial and machinery businesses, the Chicago Financial District, and the Chicago Loop Business District. Chicago O'Hare International Airport is just 12 miles away from this Chicago hotel.The BEST WESTERN River North Hotel is known for its great service, friendly staff, cleanliness and amenities that make guests feel at home. Our nicely appointed rooms and suites offer cable TV with HBO(R), free high-speed Wi-Fi, room service, a coffee maker and much more. After a busy day in the bustling city, guests at this Chicago hotel can enjoy a deep-dish pizza at our onsite restaurant, take a dip in our indoor pool, or relax on the sun deck and take in the marvelous city views. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Best Western Chicago
- Chicago Best Western