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Best Western River North Hotel
Ranked #101 of 188 Hotels in Chicago
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
2 reviews
“In the heart of town”
Reviewed 4 November 2013

It's literally steps from great restaurants, tourist attractions, and it has FREE PARKING!! Hotel is a little dated but provides everything you really need. The executives suites are big...but different elevators for different wings of the hotel are confusing. A rooftop pool/patio area provides a nice skyline view. This hotel is very affordable for what you get.

Room Tip: Tour buses are really close and I recommend you do one of the double decker bus tours. Our a/c unit...
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
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RiverNorthHotel, Manager at Best Western River North Hotel, responded to this review, 6 November 2013
Thank you for your review! We're so glad you enjoyed your stay. We do understand that navigating the elevators can sometimes be a bit confusing. We are getting new hallway directories that will greatly help simplify things. Thank you for your feedback.

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sidney, United States
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Reviewed 4 November 2013

I liked the location, but the noise kept me awake almost all night. The floor above me sounded like they were moving furniture all night. At two and three in the morning, people were shouting down in the parking garage. Also, could not connect to Wi-Fi. However, the free parking can't be beat. The staff is pleasant and helpful. Hotel is a couple blocks from Michigan Avenue and you can't beat the price. Just don't expect to sleep.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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RiverNorthHotel, Manager at Best Western River North Hotel, responded to this review, 6 November 2013
Thank you for writing a review. We're glad to see you enjoyed much of your stay but we're sorry about the issue with noise. Please feel free to notify the Front Desk of any noisy guests; we never want other guests to be disturbed or lose sleep because of this. We look forward to offering you a better experience on your next visit!

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Madison, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 3 November 2013

A great get away! We were able to check in early and start our 24 hour city tour of the windy city; Front Desk was very helpful in guiding our path to see Chicago and offered discounts to some of the attractions. On site parking was great! We did not have time to use the pool or other services, but the pool deck looked nice and inviting. I liked the outdoor patio on the roof top off the pool deck. The late night deep dish pizza we ordered was delicious too!

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Medicine Hat, Canada
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Reviewed 2 November 2013

The Best Western River North was a great find for us. This was our first trip to Chicago and this hotel was perfect as it was within walking distance to everything. We found outselves in Chicago in early September and during a heat wave so having a pool and an outdoor space to enjoy the sun was luck for us. The employees were very friendly and helpful, ensuring we received a refrigerator for our many leftovers. Concierge Wallis was awesome, pointing us in the right direction every day. We signed up for the breakfast plan at the ajoining restraunt and that was also a huge savings for us. The 3 day double decker red city tour bus stopped within the block and right out the back of the hotel was a little blues club called Blue Chicago on Clark (only a $8 cover charge) get there right when they open though to get a seat. Our room faced the back alley so not really a great view but it was quiet and clean. The food in Chicago was top notch and affordable, some our favorite restaurants were Rosebud on Rush, Original Pizzeria Uno and The Big Bowl. Along with all of the other usual tourist stuff, we also rented bikes from Bike and Roll and enjoyed a 30 km ride from Millenium Park down to the South end of the lake front trail and back. Going to our first NFL game and seeing the Bears play was a dream come true! We loved Chicago and would choose this for a 4 day weekend over Vegas any day.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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RiverNorthHotel, Manager at Best Western River North Hotel, responded to this review, 6 November 2013
Great review of the hotel accommodations and the surrounding attractions! It sounds like you were able to fit a lot in and I'm glad we could offer you comfortable, convenient accommodations, and savings. Thank you for the compliments on our staff as well as the tips for other travelers about area attractions.

Samuel
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Clinton Township, United States
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Reviewed 2 November 2013

I've stay here whenever I am in Chicago, whether for business or pleasure. The last time here, we had the pleasure of meeting the concierge, he went out of his way to tell us of the hotels tickets sales as a way to save money and time. Buy your tickets at the hotel and skip the long lines, just walk right in. Wish I had found out before I went to Shedds aquarium. I will be back.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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RiverNorthHotel, Manager at Best Western River North Hotel, responded to this review, 6 November 2013
Thank you for writing a review of us. We're glad our concierge could assist you and yes, we do offer tickets from our front desk to a lot of the main Chicago attractions. It's a great way to save time and money!
We'll see you next time,

Samuel
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Peoria,IL USA
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Reviewed 1 November 2013

Every time we come to Chicago we stay here! You can spend a lot more for FANCY place, but unless you use the room to entertain in what is the need. This is a family /business p[ace. In the heart of shopping, eating, and edge of the loop. It is CLEAN, NEAT and FRIENDLY We park the car (FOR FREE)and walk everywhere,

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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chicago
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Reviewed 31 October 2013

Choose this hotel for overall location and included parking. Room was clean, building as mentioned a little awkward to navigate. Was on the fifth floor, noise from the street still very noticeable but acceptable as with any city. The window mounted heating and cooling unit was very loud and actually drowned out the street noise. Had to turn it off to sleep.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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RiverNorthHotel, Manager at Best Western River North Hotel, responded to this review, 6 November 2013
Thank you for your review. We're sorry to hear that noise was a factor in you stay though luckily it sounds like it didn't interfere too much with your stay. If you'd prefer to not have a streetside room on your next visit, just let us know!

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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:
#11 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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