The location is pretty good, easy to grab a cab anywhere in town. The layout is strange -- as far as I could tell, it's actually at least two separate buildings. The lobby felt really disconnected from the hotel itself. To get to my room after checking in, I had to go back outside (note -- I only saw stairs in the front of the lobby, though I'm sure there has to be an elevator or ramp somewhere) into the parking lot, open another door with my room key, then take an elevator (which never came -- I ended up walking up the stairs) up to my room, apparently in a separate building. It felt strange and oddly insecure.
Room was fine. Clean, comfortable enough, clearly old but kept up. The earlier poster's note about the lukewarm shower is pretty dead-on -- it wasn't cold but it sure wasn't hot. Bring shampoo/conditioner/soap -- the stuff they offer is the non-descript product in the in-shower dispensers, no clue what it is or how long it's been there. Super loud AC/heat that I couldn't get to turn off. Eventually, I found a spot on the dial between low and high that turned it off, thankfully, because that thing made a racket. Room faced an alley and what looked to be an apartment building, so I heard a lot of late-night/early morning dumpster noise.
- 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