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Best Western River North Hotel
Ranked #100 of 188 Hotels in Chicago
Monroe, Connecticut
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Reviewed 8 April 2013

We have been going to Chicago about seven years now. We were lucky to find this Best Western our first time. With the great rates, free parking, great restaurant for breakfast, and great location, this hotel can't be beat. The entire staff seams very friendly and helpfull. Wallace is a joy and great help to anyone he is in contact with. The outside noise is THE CITY. the noise from rooms above is noticable but comes from the building design. Kudos to the entire staff front desk, parking, housekeeping and building engineres. We will be back. Don't change a thing.
Jerry the K
in Ct.

Room Tip: Rooms in the back might be quieter.
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with family
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RiverNorthHotel, Manager at Best Western River North Hotel, responded to this review, 9 April 2013
Thank you for reviewing your experiences with us here on TripAdvisor. We are so pleased to see that you enjoy your stays and we're very happy to have you return time and again. Thank you! We're glad that you find our amenities and the friendliness of our staff to be of real benefit for your travels. We are very thankful you shared this with us and with others. We look forward to your next visit, Jerry K. Thank you,

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Reviewed 8 April 2013

In a vast downtown area sits a small hotel...featuring fair pricing, pleasant and attentive staff and a perfect location to bus or taxi anywhere. Park your car FREE and forget about driving in this busy city. Pool at the roof level with workout equipment.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with friends
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Michigan, United States
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Reviewed 8 April 2013

We loved this hotel! Found it a great value, amazing location, wonderful service, and the room was fantastic! Friendly and helpful staff who were always ready to give you tips on where to go eat and what to do while you're in town. Our room was incredible...much MUCH larger than we were expecting. We had a king suite...the bed was in a very large room with the bathroom attached, and there was a seperate living area with a desk, sofa bed, additional seating and a mini fridge. There were three of us ladies staying in this one room, so one was on the king, one on the sofabed and I was on a rollaway which was provided free of charge. We kept the rollaway out for the duration of our stay and never had issues moving around. The pool was on the top floor, with a rooftop patio area next to it and a small workout center. If you stay here, get pizza and drinks from the restaurant. The prices are decent and the manager was delightful. Overall a fantastic stay!

Room Tip: Our room was closest to the road and it could get a little loud at times, but I assume that's ju...
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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with friends
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RiverNorthHotel, Manager at Best Western River North Hotel, responded to this review, 9 April 2013
Thank you for submitting a review of your experience with us. We're glad to see that you really enjoyed your stay and found the King Suite met your needs. And we appreciate the compliments for our onsite restaurant, Pizzeria Ora. Thank you for your feedback, and we hope to see you again.

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Sullivan, Illinois
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Reviewed 8 April 2013

We spent one night at this hotel which we have been going to for years. It needed updated rooms which they now have. Its in a great location in the city with a resturant inside the hotel. Good size pool on upper level including a outside patio with cool views of the cityscape. And FREE PARKING!!! Best think about coming to this busy, crowded city is the hotel and staff at the Best Western River North. They Rock!

Room Tip: Stay on lower level of hotel, elevators are pretty slow.
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 6 April 2013 via mobile

Great location, price & free parking. Staff was friendly & very helpful! We would recommend to everyone we know! We got great recommendations & ideas for what to do & where to eat. Also got coupons for attractions @ food. Check here first before buying your tickets to museums etc.

  • Stayed April 2013
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RiverNorthHotel, Manager at Best Western River North Hotel, responded to this review, 9 April 2013
Thank you for reviewing us on TripAdvisor. We appreciate that it takes time to do but we value the honest feedback.
Thanks so much for your compliments of your experience with us. And thank you for sharing the tip about discounted tickets to museums/attractions from our front desk. We hope to see again in Chicago!

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Reviewed 6 April 2013

I've never been to Chicago before and this hotel was a good first impression. After sitting in a parking lot on I-90 for 80 minutes to go 6 miles, we arrived at the hotel. I was happy about the free parking. We were able to go to our room right away. We were in the "new" part which basically dictates which elevator you should use. I found the elevator to be very slow. We were on the 5th floor and often just took the stairs.

We were given vouchers for free breakfast - a choice from a list of 4. I loved the free coffee in the lobby!! The front desk staff was helpful in assisting us on how to take a bus to the aquarium. I like the location of this hotel. We could walk to Gino's for dinner, and my kids loved the McDonalds right across the street.

Our room was adequate. I like that there were 2 sinks so one person can be in the shower/toilet area and someone else can be using the mirror sink out in the room. Our area was quiet - no complaints.

My kids liked the pool - I wasn't overly impressed, but I wasn't staying there for an awesome water experience.

I would stay here again for sure. I wish it was a little closer to Michigan Ave., maybe then I could've gotten out to do some shopping.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with family
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Cleveland, Ohio
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Reviewed 4 April 2013

The rooms are small & would feel cramped with a family of 4 - because there were only 2 of us it was fine. There also is no privacy at the bathroom sink as it is connected to the main room, and the shower/toilet bathroom is small, but it was all functional and clean. We wanted a hotel downtown with free parking, and that part worked well. Our room was clean. The front desk staff were helpful and pleasant. The wi-fi in the room worked well enough - once or twice it cut out, but for the most part it was fine. We had breakfast at the attached restaurant one day (the pancakes were really good, but the hash browns were undercooked) and the McDonald's across the street the other (standard but the interior is wild & worth a visit upstairs) - it was good to have options. If you are on a budget, or want to spend your money somewhere other than a hotel, this is a great choice.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with family
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Property: Best Western River North Hotel
Address: 125 W Ohio St, Chicago, IL 60654
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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:
#13 Best Value Hotel in Chicago
#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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