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BEST WESTERN River North Hotel
Ranked #102 of 187 Hotels in Chicago
Wisconsin
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128 reviews
24 hotel reviews
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“Great place to stay”
Reviewed 17 December 2011

When staying near Michigan Avenue, this is the place to stay. Parking is free if you stay here, which is so worth it. However, they will park you in so you better plan to walk. Which is so easy to do as everything is nearby. Navy Pier was only 1.5 miles away and Shed Aquarium was onlyh 2 miles. Everything you needed was within walking distance The staff was very helpful and willing to help with anything. The pool and outdoor desk area offfered great views, however the outdoor desk is not very useful in December, unless you dress in layers. On-site bar and restaurant is convenient. Great location and view from our window.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 December 2011

Not the dirtiest place, but close to it. The hair in the tub was awful & this place had blood stains on the comforter. What's worse it that housekeeping didn't know how to make a bed- the clean sheets were placed on top of the gross blanket with blood on it, leaving the blanket to be directly on anyone in that bed!! Ew. The curtains were very old with holes in them so even if you did try to close them at night (since Chi town never sleeps) it let a majority of the light through. The noise was horrible and I can normally sleep in places fairly easily - I hardly got rest at this hotel. The gym is 1 treadmill 1 elliptical 1 "multi cable" area that didn't function well (old, rusty & dirty). Housekeeping was cleaning it while I was in there & she wiped down the foot pedals of the elliptical & vacuumed. Nothing else. It smelled horrible & didn't have a temp control so heat was blowing frequently and the room was only about 8x10? If anyone else would've been in there it would be crowded.

Staff was nice though & Internet was slow in the room (intermittent connectivity). Pizza place was connected & it was reasonably priced & food was decent.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled on business
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RiverNorthHotel, General Manager at BEST WESTERN River North Hotel, responded to this review, 13 December 2011
We apologize for your experience, this is not typically what we hear about our hotel. We take great pride in our property and our guests normally comment positively about our housekeeping staff. Thank you for taking the time to let us know, it will allow us to investigate and insure another guest does not have a similar experience. We also appreciate your positive commentes regarding the staff. We would welcome the chance to earn back your business.
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Dardenne Prairie, Missouri
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Reviewed 11 December 2011

My sister and I just got back from a two-night stay at this hotel. We were in Chicago for appt's at Northwestern Hospital. Very convenient to the hospital; free parking was great; close to shopping and restaurants. The hotel staff was helpful and courteous. They put us near an elevator which was very helpful due to my sister's medical condition. Room was large, clean and updated. Would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled on business
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RiverNorthHotel, General Manager at BEST WESTERN River North Hotel, responded to this review, 13 December 2011
Thank you for your business and your comments, we will share them with the staff. We agree that Value and Location are two of our best attributes!
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Bassett, Virginia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 December 2011

We stayed at this hotel while visiting Chicago and the stay there exceded our expectations. The room was large and very nice. The people there were great. They went out of their way to make our stay a great one. They helped us arrange tours and lead us in the right direction to get the most of our stay. I would stay here again and would recommend it to everyone.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Big Rapids, Michigan
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Reviewed 5 December 2011

We ALWAYS stay here when traveling with the family. Location is GREAT, very clean, free parking, comfortable beds, helpful staff, good pizza restaurant downstairs. Highly recommend.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2011

My husband and I stayed here overnight during the Thanksgiving break away from relatives and kids and were very pleased with the choice. It's one of the few (maybe only) downtown Chicago hotels that offers free parking and is well located to walk to interesting restaurants and Michigan Avenue shopping. The hotel has a nice indoor rooftop pool (but not jacuzzi..slightly disappointing) and well-appointed rooms and everything's very clean.. The room decor is distinctive and pleasing (cool greens & grays) and staff friendly if not fully informed (a desk clerk recommended a restaurant that had been out of business for 5 months and a bill for the night got slid under our door though we'd booked via Skoosh-- a mistake readily remedied but shouldn't have happened!) Also Internet was down part of the time. But that may not happen often: we talked to a self-identified business traveler on the (small!) elevator who volunteered that he'd stayed there repeatedly over a number of years and always been satisfied.

To avoid city garbage truck noise that other posts warn against, we requested a room on the top (5th) floor. The noise did wake me anyway, but not for long, and probably unavoidable in a cty. The hotel was quiet inside although fully booked and with some families. Booking tip: we had got what we thought was a best possible rate by booking with a discount service about 6 weeks in advance. I felt glad of the foresight when I checked again about 3 days in advance with the hotel website (as we could cancel the other booking), for the hotel was totally sold out. But, surprisingly, the bill slipped under the door was for $25. LESS than we'd paid! Another time we'd find the best refundable rate well in advance but check about 1-2 weeks in advance directly on the hotel site, which might offer the best deals. We'll in any case likely stay here again, which we can't say about many of the hotels in the north-of- Chicago-loop area we've tried.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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RiverNorthHotel, General Manager at BEST WESTERN River North Hotel, responded to this review, 5 December 2011
Thank you for your comments, and you are correct we are the only hotel downtown to offer our guests free parking! We are glad you found the rooms clean and that you will visit us again. We sincerely appreciate your business.
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Jacksonville, Florida
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Reviewed 29 November 2011

We booked a suite for 2 nights - the rooms were very clean and the location is fantastic for the price. I was thoroughly pleased with the accommodations and the friendly staff. Would definitely stay at the Best Western River North location again! Highly recommended

Room Tip: Suite was spacious and clean - very comfortable with a great view of the city.
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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with family
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Property: BEST WESTERN River North Hotel
Address: 125 W Ohio St, Chicago, IL 60654-4410
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Region: United States > Illinois > Chicago > Near North Side
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#66 Family Hotel in Chicago
#80 Romantic Hotel in Chicago
#97 Business Hotel in Chicago
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — BEST WESTERN River North Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 150
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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